The Office of Teaching and Learning is seeking students (individuals or groups) to participate in this fall’s @ NDSU video project! Selected proposals will create short workshop videos (10 minutes or less) demonstrating the practical application of visual arts and graphic design for a high school student audience. These videos will be used by teachers in high school classrooms to teach concepts to students, as well as demonstrate what a visual artist or graphic designer might do as a part of their job.
Video proposals are due no later than Friday, October 22, 2021, but can be sent in at any point before then. We will post videos on the Office of Teaching and Learning YouTube page and will send the links out to high school teachers across the state in early November. Video assistance is available through the Office of Teaching and Learning as needed.
We encourage you to participate in this event because it is an excellent way for you to build your CV, to gain experience in public outreach/extension, leadership, and teamwork, and to practice presenting your research in an engaging and educational way! Prizes will be available for the best video. First place will receive a $100 gift card to The Bison Turf, second place will receive a $50 gift card to The Bison Turf, and third place will receive a $25 gift card to The Bison Turf.
This video series was born out of the pandemic and a desire to be able to share student work with high school students, similar to how we invite high school students to campus annually to engage with graduate students for our Avenues of Scientific Discovery event. Last spring, @ NDSU focused on STEM, but this semester we’re looking for proposals involving the visual arts and graphic design. View the videos students put together for STEM @ NDSU.
Your goal is to make the chosen topic approachable for high school students, which might guide them into a field of study they would not have otherwise known about or been interested in. More important, showcasing different fields of study allows high school students to experience what those fields are all about in postsecondary education and the real world.