We are pleased to announce the launch of the World STEM Challenge!
The concept is to ‘crowdsource’ a video bank of quality STEM lessons and ideas for teachers around the world.
The idea is simple: Ask teachers who are making great STEM lessons to share their ideas in a short video, around 2 minutes long. We will create a bank of these videos for teachers to easily navigate. Teachers from around the world will be able to visit WorldSTEM and be inspired by a range of top quality lessons. Even with a bank of 50-100 videos we will collectively have the ability to impact on the education of thousands of students globally.
We are looking for pedagogy and practice, not necessarily tech tools.
Ideas are welcome from Kindergarten to Final Year of Study (Year 12)
All videos will need to be posted to YouTube and details filled out on our online form. Visit worldstem.co
To be eligible, videos must be uploaded and linked to the online form by June 30, 2017.
All videos should be about 2 mins in length. Nothing over 4 minutes, please.
A winning video will be selected by a panel. The winner will be announced as World STEM Teacher of the Year.
There are three reasons why teachers should get involved in the WorldSTEM Challenge
-Firstly, the altruistic nature of teaching compels us to help others. It is what we do. By uploading a video in the WorldSTEM Challenge you are sharing best practice with other teachers. This not only benefits our colleagues around the world but has the potential to impact on the learning of thousands of students.
-A selection panel will critique all entries in July 2017. One video will be selected as the winner. The teacher who submitted that video will be named WorldSTEM Teacher of the Year 2017. Prizes for your school will accompany the title.
-Finally, the innovative story behind the video will be shared globally. It will feature in multiple magazines (from separate countries). It will also appear on selected high profile blogs globally. This will be great exposure for the teacher, students and especially the innovative school involved.
What Should Your Video Contain?
-All applications should be submitted using our online form. Please visit WorldSTEM.co
-Include your name and tell us a little bit about the students that you are working with
-Explain the task clearly so that other teachers can learn from you and use your techniques.
-Remember these videos are mainly about showcasing practice, not expensive tools.
-Keep it short but feel free to be as creative as you like, there are no rules on style other than time length.
-Explain how your lesson links to the curriculum.
-Showcase the results of the students work. Maybe even share their voice?
Feature image courtesy of Unsplash, Warren Wong.