About the Event
Building on the success of last year's video showcase, the 2016 NSF video showcase, “Advancing STEM Learning For All: Sharing Cutting Edge Work and Community Discourse,” will be held online May 17-23, 2016. Seven NSF-funded resource centers including, MSPnet, CADRE, CIRCL, CAISE, STELAR, CS10K Community and ARC have come together to host this cross-center online video event to showcase cutting-edge NSF work.
During the seven days of this online showcase event, members of all of the resource centers are encouraged to participate and 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. We hope that members will invite colleagues to visit the event website to also participate and engage with the presentations. All videos and discussions will be archived for future access there after.
Guests, including funders, PIs, teachers, administrators, professional developers, industry and the public at large are invited to watch the videos, post comments to the presenters’ discussions, and vote for the “Public Choice” during the seven days of the live event.
Goals: The event will showcase cutting-edge NSF-funded work to improve teaching and learning and will allow colleagues affiliated with MSPnet, CADRE, CIRCL, CAISE, STELAR, CS10K Community, 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.
Presenters: Projects from these resource center communities were invited to present their work by creating a short (<3 minute) video that showcases their intervention, innovation, and/or research. Videos will address potential impact, promise, and challenges.
Facilitators: Each resource center has asked five facilitators from their respective communities to seed discussions and set a positive tone for constructive, collegial discourse. Groups of five facilitators are assigned to a group of approximately 10 presentations. Each facilitator group recognizes one presentation per group for recognition based on the following Rubric:
- Creatively uses video to share work with a large public audience.
- Provides an effective narrative that conveys the intervention, innovation, or research.
- Shares the promise and/or impact of the work (depending on the stage of the project).
- Addresses this year's theme, Advancing STEM for All. Contributes insights about broadening participation and/or improving access to STEM and CS learning experiences.
Recognized Presentations: All of the presentations show interesting, cutting-edge work. Some will receive special recognition by the Public (through voting on Facebook, Twitter, or on this website), by Presenters (each presenter is asked to choose four videos for recognition), or by Facilitators (who choose 10 videos to be recognized). Recognized videos will be announced online on Tuesday May 24th, 2016 and will be tagged with icons showing Public Choice, Presenter Choice, and Facilitator Choice Recognition. They will be recognized by NSF and the resource centers as well. Visit last year's showcase website to see the videos that were recognized.
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