NSF 2015 Teaching and Learning Video Showcase - Call for Participation


This online event will showcase cutting-edge NSF-funded work to improve teaching and learning and will allow colleagues affiliated with MSPnet, CADRE, CIRCL, CAISE, STELAR, CS10Kcommunity, and ARC to view, discuss, and comment on each others’ work. It will also allow each project to disseminate their work to the public at large, helping NSF achieve its goal of broad dissemination of innovative work.

The showcase will take place May 11th to the 15th.  During these five days, members of all of the resource centers will be able to view the video presentations, participate in facilitated discussions of each video, and vote for the videos that are most effective in conveying the creative work being done. All videos and discussions will be archived for future access there after.

Be a Presenter: We are inviting NSF-funded projects to present their work by creating a 3-minute video that showcases their intervention, innovation, and/or research. It should address potential impact, promise, and challenges.

·    Register to Present March 17 - April 3, 2015.  As this is the first such cross-resource center video showcase event, we are limiting it to 100 video presentations — so register early!

·    Upload your video by May 4th.

·    Your presentation includes your agreement to actively participate in the online event, which will take place from May 11th ­­–15th.

Criteria for inclusion: Your video must be related to a funded NSF project and the submitter must have some affiliation with one of the above resource centers. The video must be under three minutes and be designed to effectively convey your intervention, innovation or research’s potential impact, promise and challenges. Videos can be prepared by a team or by an individual project member. The audio must be audible online. Reviewers from each resource center will review videos to ensure they meet these criteria.

Audience: Create your video with as little technical language as possible so that it is  accessible to a broad public audience, including funders, PIs, teachers, administrators, professional developers, industry and the public at large.

Awards: During the event, facilitators from each resource center will select a few videos, which will recognize extraordinary creativity in the use of video to share innovative work. In addition, all visitors to the event will be asked to select those videos that they find most compelling. Those with the greatest number of public votes will also receive recognition online. Those presentations that are selected by facilitators and by the public will be broadly recognized throughout the NSF and STEM Ed communities.  Send  an email to STELAR if you are interested in being a facilitator.

Use and Reuse of Your Video: The event will be accessible from the home-page of all the above named resource centers and will offer your project and video  broad dissemination. Your video will be archived on the site after the event ends and will be accessible for you to link to in the future. Your video belongs to you. You can also reuse it for your own website or other project purposes.

Videos should address at least one (but can be more) of the following topics:

  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Cyberlearning
  • Technology
  • Professional Development Models
  • Design and Development
  • Research
  • Evaluation
  • Broadening Participation
  • Integrating STEM and CS
  • Informal Learning
  • Addressing NGSS Practices
  • Addressing Common Core

Grade Levels Included

  • Grades K-6    
  • Grades 6-8    
  • Grades 9-12    
  • Undergraduate    
  • Graduate    
  • Adult learners

We hope you will consider preparing a video and discussing it online with your peers. To register as a presenter go to http://resourcecenters2015.videohall.com .  If you are presenting as a team, one person should register per team.

If you have any questions please send a message to contact@resourcecenters2015.videohall.com

We look forward to your participation!

Joni Falk, MSPnet     ·    Jeremy Roshcelle, CIRCL     ·      Barbara Berns, CADRE     ·      Sarita Pillai, STELAR     ·      James Bell, CAISE     ·      Barbara Schneider, ARC     ·      Melissa Rasberry, CS10k Community

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Additional Disciplines
Bioscience - general
Computer Science - general
Engineering - general
Mathematics - general
Computational Thinking
Cultural Relevance, Equity, and Diversity
Informal Learning and Afterschool
Participant Recruitment and Retention
Partnerships and Collaboration
STEM Career Opportunities and Workforce Development
STEM Content and Standards
Sustainability and Scale-Up
Teacher Professional Development and Pedagogy
Youth Motivation and Interests in STEM