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CEHHS's Julie Amador Featured in NSF's STEM Video Showcase

May 13, 2019

Julie Amador, associate professor of mathematics education at U of I, will be featured in the 2019 STEM for All Video Showcase funded by the National Science Foundation. The event is being held online May 13-20. The presentation, "SyncOn," looks at a synchronous online model to support middle grade mathematics teachers. The project was funded by the National Science Foundation.

"We are excited to share our project with others so they can learn about how teachers in rural areas are supported to teach mathematics. This project brings together personnel from the University of Rochester and the University of Idaho to provide professional learning opportunities for teachers in rural areas." Amador said.

Now in its fifth year, the annual showcase will feature over 240 innovative projects aimed at improving STEM learning and teaching, which have been funded by NSF 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 "Innovations in STEM Education." Video presentations address improving K-12 STEM classroom, informal environments, undergraduate and graduate education, teacher professional development, and community engagement. Collectively the presentations cover a broad range of topics including science, mathematics, computer science, engineering, cyberlearning, citizen science, maker spaces, broadening participation, research experiences, mentoring, professional development, NGSS and Common Core.

Last year's STEM for All Video Showcase is still being accessed, and to date has had over 81,000 unique visitors from 186 countries.

The STEM for All Video Showcase is created and hosted by TERC, a nonprofit, research and development organization located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. TERC partners with six NSF-funded resource centers: MSPnet, CADRE, CAISE, CIRCL, STELAR, CS for All Teachers. The Showcase is funded by NSF grant No. 1642187.

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The University of Idaho, home of the Vandals, is Idaho’s land-grant, national research university. From its residential campus in Moscow, U of I serves the state of Idaho through educational centers in Boise, Coeur d’Alene and Idaho Falls, nine research and Extension centers, plus Extension offices in 42 counties. Home to nearly 12,000 students statewide, U of I is a leader in student-centered learning and excels at interdisciplinary research, service to businesses and communities, and in advancing diversity, citizenship and global outreach. U of I competes in the Big Sky Conference. Learn more at uidaho.edu