The 4th Annual Video Showcase, hosted by TERC and funded by NSF, will address the theme: “Transforming the STEM Education Landscape.”
January 10, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Cambridge, MA – Jan. 10th, 2018 — Register to be a presenter in the 4th annual STEM for All Video Showcase by Feb. 15th. This interactive, free, online event, will occur May 14th-21st at http://stemforall2018.videohall.com The showcase will feature the work of approximately 200 innovative STEM Educational projects funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and other Federal agencies. Presenters will share a short (less than 3-minute) video narrative and discuss it with researchers, practitioners, policy makers, industry leaders, and the public at large during this weeklong event.
“The showcase provides the opportunity to learn about related work in the field, to make new contacts and collaborations, to hear from audiences interested in using project resources, to receive new ideas and feedback, and to broadly disseminate innovative work” said Joni Falk, Principal Investigator of the Video Showcase and co-director of the Center for School Reform at TERC.
Registration is now open and will close on Feb. 15th or earlier if the showcase receives 250 registrations. Video requirements are available here. Once presenters have registered and are approved, they can submit their video between March 15th and April 25th. During the interactive event, May 14th– 21st, thousands of participants will view the videos, partake in discussions, and vote for their favorites. Based on online voting, some presentations will be recognized on the site at the end of the event as public choice, presenters’ choice or facilitator’s choice.
This year’s theme is “Transforming the STEM Education Landscape.” Videos should address at least one of the following:
- Broadening participation & access to high quality STEM experiences.
- Innovative practices transforming education.
- Partnerships that advance education.
- Research informing STEM learning and teaching.
Successful videos will describe the need that the project addresses, the intervention, innovation, or research, and the potential impact of the work. Video presentations will cover a wide range of topics including, science, mathematics, computer science, engineering, cyberlearning, citizen science, maker spaces, mentoring, informal learning, professional development, research and evaluation, NGSS and the Common Core. The videos highlight initiatives for students of all ages (kindergarten through graduate school, as well as adult learners).
Last year’s STEM for All Video Showcase hosted 171 videos from 36 states. All videos and discussions are still accessible. Over 51,000 unique visitors from over 189 countries have visited the showcase, viewed the videos and the related discussions.
The STEM for All Video Showcase allows thousands of educators, researchers, and the public at large to have access to a broad range of federally funded projects and to discuss the videos with presenters, exchange ideas, and explore the impact of these programs on STEM in formal and informal environments. The STEM for All Video Showcase is created and hosted by TERC, in partnership with six NSF funded resource centers MSPnet, CADRE, CAISE, CIRCL, STELAR, CS for All Teachers. The Showcase is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation (#1642187).
For over fifty years, TERC has introduced millions of students to exciting opportunities in mathematics and science by creating effective programs, educational games, innovative curricula, and professional development experiences for teachers. TERC is an independent, research-based organization dedicated to broadening participation and increasing access to high quality STEM experiences for all students. www.terc.edu.
Joni Falk, TERC
Norman Birnbach, Birnbach Communications for TERC