Seeking Teachers to Participate in an NSF-funded Research Study
Participate in a research study: Seeking 5 elementary teachers interested in STEM and 5 high school STEM teachers to participate in an NSF-funded, pilot study. The study will research the value of videos created by educational researchers for teachers invested in improving STEM education. The videos selected will be taken from those submitted to the STEM for All Video Showcase by researchers who indicated that their intended audience was teachers. (See more about the STEM Video Showcase below). The study will examine the factors that make videos of use to teachers.
Time commitment: Participation in this study is virtual so you can do it from anywhere.
Each participant will view and complete surveys on nine videos. You will be sent three videos and a survey each week, for three successive weeks. After we receive and analyze the surveys, we will conduct a 90-minute online focus group through Zoom.
We estimate that viewing the videos, completing the three surveys and participating in the focus group will take 8 hours of your time over the course of approximately one month. We hope to start this study mid-December.
Compensation: There will be a $500.00 honorarium for those who complete the study.
How to apply: If you are interested please fill out this form. The questions that we ask on the form will allow us to select a diverse group of participants. Please know that we can only accept 10 teachers for this study. Due to tremendous response, the form will be closed on December 5th. For any additional questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
More context about the STEM for all Video Showcase
The *STEM for All Video Showcase, is an online, annual event, open to the public, that features over 200 videos that showcase federally funded projects in STEM and CS education. Many of the videos are about innovative programs, curricula, apps, pedagogy and research related to innovations in STEM teaching and learning. The nine videos that you view will be selected from this collection.
*The STEM for All Video Showcase is hosted by TERC in Cambridge, MA and funded by the National Science Foundations. Videos presented reflect those of the presenters and not necessarily those of the foundation.