Posted: Thu, 01/21/2021 - 10:46 am EST
The 2021 STEM for All Video Showcase is May 11-18, and you're invited to register to present a short video of your federally funded project to improve STEM teaching and learning in formal and informal environments. Registration is now open through February 12 and is required.
The videos this year are going to be different. Many of us haven’t been able to be in our work setting or in the classroom or at our project’s usual venues. At the heart of your project’s video is the story that only you can tell. This year's videos may rely more on graphics, stock footage, virtually-captured footage, animation, or illustration. A webinar on January 26 can help you rethink how to creatively put together a video. Register for the webinar here.
This year’s Showcase is an opportunity to communicate how COVID-19 has impacted your work. The field will benefit from learning about each other’s challenges and adaptations. How has your project survived or been modified during COVID-19? What did you learn that you will carry forward? What was the impact of COVID on your thinking about equity, access, and broadening participation in STEM? Tell your story!
• January 26 at 3:00 PM ET: Webinar. Videographer Jim Galdos will help you rethink how to creatively put together a video during COVID. Sign up now.
• February 12: Registration ends. Registration is mandatory and it takes just a few minutes.
• March 2 – April 21: Video Submission. Submit your video (less than 3 minutes in length) and presentation information through the site’s homepage.
• May 11 – 18: Interactive Video Showcase. Thousands of participants will view the videos, partake in online discussions, and vote for their favorites.
This year’s theme is STEM for All: COVID, Equity & Social Justice. Videos should address at least one of the following subthemes:
• Projects or partnerships addressing broadening participation
• Impacts of COVID-19 on STEM teaching and learning
• Design and implementation of STEM and CS programs
• Research informing STEM and CS teaching and learning
• Measuring impact of innovative programs
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 will highlight initiatives for students of all ages (pre-kindergarten through graduate school, as well as adult learners).
Presenters of past Showcase events have reported that this is a great way to disseminate your work broadly, learn of related work in the field, make new contacts and connections, and to receive feedback from researchers, educators and policy makers across the globe. Last year’s Showcase had visits from 75,000 people from 170 countries. Rich collegial exchange took place with over 6,000 discussion comments posted to the videos presented! If you have not presented before, visit last year’s Showcase to get a better sense of the event.
Video from all past annual Showcase events (2015–2020) can be viewed on the newly launched STEM for All Multiplex. Videos from the upcoming 2021 Showcase will also be added to the Multiplex after the May event.
The STEM for All Video Showcase and Multiplex are created and hosted by TERC, in partnership with: STEMTLnet, CADRE, CAISE, CIRCLS, STELAR, CS for All Teachers, NARST, NCTM, NSTA, NSF INCLUDES, and QEM. The Showcase is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation (#1922641).
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