TERC Hosts NSF 2016 STEM for All Video Showcase
Open event features more than 150 education research initiatives
May 10, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Cambridge, MA — The NSF Video Showcase “STEM for All” runs from May 17th – 23rd, http://stemforall2016.videohall.com. This open and free event features three-minute video presentations from more than 150 projects aimed at improving STEM education that are funded by the National Science Foundation. The public is invited to view the videos, join the discussion online with presenters, and vote for the most effective presentations through social media.
“The showcase provides a broad overview of innovative projects to improve STEM and computer science education across the country. Through video sharing, discourse, and social media, thousands of educators and researchers engage in an interactive experience, discussing the videos, exchanging ideas, and exploring the impact of the presentations for STEM learning,” said Joni Falk, co-director of the Center for School Reform at TERC.
Prof. Michel DeGraff from the MIT-Haiti Initiative, a presenter from the 2015 video showcase, adds, “What I find innovative … is that the public, the students, the teachers, the politicians, get to learn about your project and react to it. One real-world consequence was that we were able to enlist support that we did not even know existed.”
Organizers of this year’s event have expanded the number of presentations, offering a wide array of education initiatives focused on broadening participation and access to high quality STEM experiences for students of all ages. Participants can sort the presentations by grade level, state, or keywords, including math, science, engineering, computer science, computational thinking, standards, and professional development.
The NSF 2016 “STEM for All” Video Showcase is a collaborative effort of the following NSF resource centers: MSPnet, CADRE, CAISE, CIRCL, STELAR, CS10K Community, and ARC. The video showcase is powered by the Videohall.com platform developed at the education nonprofit TERC with funding from the National Science Foundation (DGE-0834992, DRL-12405550).