Augusta-based organization wins two prizes for STEM video

AUGUSTA — The Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance has won two national awards for a 3-minute video showing their online work in virtual coaching for afterschool providers.
The Augusta-based organized submitted its video to “2020 STEM for ALL,” a national video showcase featuring 171 short videos of cutting-edge STEM education programs funded by the National Science Foundation and other federal funders. The video showed the MMSA’s work providing virtual coaching to afterschool providers across the country using the Zoom online platform to advance STEM learning.
The video generated a great deal of interest (recorded in discussion below the video), and won awards in two of the three categories: Presenters’ Choice and Facilitators’ Choice. The Afterschool Coaching for Reflective Educators in STEM program has been using zoom for several years to connect and support afterschool providers, highlighting methods to make professional learning online fun and interactive.
The skills related to virtual learning environments the project focused on are now in high demand given the emergence of the pandemic and the current remote learning situation.
The 3-minute video is available at

PHOTOS: Above and below, screenshots from the prize-winning Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance video explaining its Afterschool Coaching for Reflective Educators in STEM program. (MMSA video screen image)