For Presenters

Important Announcement

The STEM for All Video Showcase is now at the end of its funding cycle. We are grateful to NSF for funding this effort from 2015 - 2023. We have now converted this Video Showcase to a static site in order to ensure that you will have continued access to all videos. You can still search the videos by presenter name, use multiple filters to find those that are of interest to you, and read the discussions that took place.

Please note that some of the information below may no longer apply, as the event is now closed. Videos from all Video Showcases (2015 - 2022) are accessible on the STEM for All Multiplex.

Important Information for Presenters 


Video Presentation Requirements

  • In order to participate, a presenter from your project must register for the event between January 9 and February 15, 2017.
  • There is a limit on the number of registrations we can accept for this year's event. Given that, all registrations will be reviewed after February 15 and final approval will be sent by February 17, 2017. In our approval process, priority will be given to NSF and other federally funded projects that address the theme, Research & Design for Impact
  • The video must be under three minutes long and the audio must be audible.
  • Closed captioning will be provided for your video by the TERC organizers of this event (these will be added to your video after submission). To facilitate this, your videos MUST be submitted by April 26, 2017 5:00 PM, Eastern, as captions will be added after submission.
  • It is strongly suggested that final movie files are kept under 400 MB, as this will make it much easier to upload it to the event website.  While you will be uploading the final video file to our event site, the file will actually reside on Vimeo and so their guidelines are our guidelines. Vimeo handles most video file types well, but for best possible conversion of your uploaded video, you can visit their video compression page for these guidelines. 
  • The STEM for All: Research & Design for Impact event website with all of the videos and discussion posts will still be available for anyone to view once the event is over. Participants retain all copyright and equivalent rights, but, upon submission of materials, participants agree to license their submissions under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0). 
  • Co-presenters can be added during the submission process. All presentations must be submitted by 5 PM EDT, April 26, 2017.
  • All videos should reference funder support (e.g. NSF, ED, NOAA). If your project is funded by NSF, it must show the NSF logo, award number, and disclaimer. If funded by another agency, follow their protocol. 
    Download template with NSF logo: NSF Logo Disclaimer Template
  • If you presented in last year's event, you can present again this year, but you must submit a new video.
  • Upon submission, videos will be reviewed to ensure they meet the above criteria.
  • We encourage videos to address this year's theme, Research & Design for Impact. Facilitators will use the Rubric below when selecting videos for Facilitators' Choice recognition.
  • See the Moviemaking Guide for additional suggestions and tips for making a video.
  • To see videos from last year’s event, visit:

Video Presentation Content

Address the theme of the showcase: Research and Design for Impact

  • Your video should describe the need that inspired your project, illustrate your intervention or innovation, and discuss your project's impact and how to measure it. If you are newly funded, feel free to describe the potential that you see for impact and how you intend to measure it. When considering impact, think broadly. The following four categories may be helpful:
    • Immediate: Has positive impact on local project participants
    • Educational practice: Offers a model of evidence-based practice to formal and informal educators, school leaders, etc.
    • Research and theory: Provides evidence that advances the field; provides a generative framework for others
    • Other stakeholders: Addresses the concerns of families, employers and policy makers
    Enrich the conversation by suggesting other forms of impact that you are envisioning!

Credit your funding agency

  • All videos should reference funder support (e.g. NSF, ED, NOAA). If your project is funded by NSF, it must show the NSF logo, award number, and disclaimer. If funded by another agency, follow their protocol. Here is sample text for NSF-funded grants:

    This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. ('your' NSF grant # here). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
    Download and view template with NSF 
    logo: NSF Logo Disclaimer Template  

Audience for Your Video

  • Your video should be accessible to a large public audience, so please use as little technical language and jargon as possible. so that it is accessible to a broad public audience.
  • Participants at this event will include researchers, school administrators, professional developers, policy makers, practitioners, graduate and other students, and the public at large. 
  • We encourage you to invite colleagues and partners (educational, industry, and policy) to view your video and post to the discussion for it during the week of the event, May 15-22, 2017.

Discourse During the Event

  • Equally important as sharing your video is your participation in the discussions both related to your own presentation as well as to those of your colleagues. Discussions may provide probing questions, new resources, requests for collaboration, further information, feedback on use, compliments, and collegial critique.
  • We request that every presenter and co-presenter post to the discussion on at least four other presentations.
  • Facilitators invited from the community will help seed discussions and set a positive tone for constructive, collegial discourse. 

Recognition of Videos by Public, Facilitator and Presenters’ Choice Voting

During the event, facilitators, presenters, and public visitors will have the opportunity to vote for videos they would like to be recognized for their creativity and the use of video to share innovative work. All presentations selected for recognition will be announced and acknowledged on the website at the end of the event.

Why is there voting during the live showcase event?

  • Public Choice: The public is invited to select presentations that they feel are most meritorious through voting on Facebook (likes and shares), Twitter, and on the site itself. This contributes to NSF's strategic goal of sharing cutting edge work with the public at large.
  • Presenters' Choice: Presenters are given an opportunity to recognize videos that they feel effectively convey the intervention, innovation, and impact and those who use video creatively to share their work. Presenters may vote for their own presentation, but they must vote for three others for their vote to count. All presenters must vote for four presentations in total.
  • Facilitators’ Choice: 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 three facilitators are assigned to a group of approximately 10-12 presentations. Each facilitator group recognizes one presentation per group for recognition based on a rubric:


    1. Creatively uses video to share work with a public audience.
    2. Provides an effective narrative which describes the problem that motivated the project.
    3. Effectively describes the intervention, innovation or research.
    4. Addresses the impact of the project (on participants, or educational practice or research and theory, or on other stakeholders) and how impact has been/will be measured.

Video submission and event information

Visit the Presenter FAQs for video submission information and additional event information.