A National Science Foundation funded project based at Millersville University is featured in the 2018 STEM for All Video Showcase funded by the National Science Foundation. The event is held online May 14-21 at http://stemforall2018.videohall.com.
The presentation, titled “iSTEM4ToYS: Preparing PK-4 Integrative STEM Educators,” looks at how students involved in MU’s Integrative STEM Education Methods minor at Millersville University are impacted by their engagement in this minor. You can see (and vote for) the video at http://stemforall2018.videohall.com/presentations/1257.
The iSTEM4ToYS project was funded by the National Science Foundation (#1611652) and is led by principal investigator Sharon Brusic (AEST) and three co-Principal Investigators: Nanette Marcum-Dietrich (EDFN), Jennifer Shettel (EMEE), and Janet White (MATH). The researchers are exploring how to best prepare Pre-K to grade 4 teachers for integrative STEM (iSTEM) teaching and learning.
Now in its fourth year, the annual showcase features over 200 innovative projects aimed at improving STEM learning and teaching, which have been funded by the National Science Foundation and other federal agencies. During the weeklong event, researchers, practitioners, policy makers and members of the public are invited to view the short videos, discuss them with the presenters online, and vote for their favorites.
The theme for this year’s event is “Transforming the Educational Landscape.” Video presentations 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 those for adult learners.
Last year’s STEM for All Video Showcase is still being accessed, and to date has had over 51,000 unique visitors from over 189 countries.
The STEM for All Video Showcase is created and hosted by TERC a non-profit, research and development organization, located in Cambridge MA. TERC partners 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).