Speak Up News – July 2015

We had a blast at ISTE 2015 in Philadelphia, PA! If you missed us at last week’s conference, or if you were interested in reviewing our sessions, we’ve included how to access our materials in this newsletter. We are also excited to announce that registration for Speak Up 2015 is now open! Keep reading to learn how you can sign up to be a part of our annual survey once it opens on October 1st.

In this newsletter…

▪ Registration for Speak Up 2015 is now open! Sign up to take part in our annual survey from October 1 – December 18, 2015.
▪ Project Tomorrow at ISTE 2015: Learn how you can review the materials from our 5 sessions at ISTE 2015.
▪ Digital learning is more than a trend: Request a copy of our report with Blackboard, “Trends in Digital Learning: Empowering Innovative Classroom Models for Learning.”
▪ Digital Teachers, Digital Principals: Transforming the Ways We Engage Students Did you miss our session with BrainPOP at ISTE 2015? Catch up by downloading our white paper.

Thanks for reading! Feel free to share your thoughts with us on FacebookTwitter, and our Blog.

-The Project Tomorrow team


Speak Up 2015 is now open for registration!

Surveys run from October 1 – December 18, 2015

With Speak Up 2015 in three months, it’s not too early to start making plans to take the survey! Get a head start and register your school or district profile for the 2015 surveys at bit.ly/SU15survey.
If you are a returning school or district contact, you can automatically register for Speak Up 2015 by logging in with last year’s contact information. Click here to visit the administrator log in page.

Project Tomorrow at ISTE 2015

Did you miss us at this year’s conference & expo?

If you missed our sessions at ISTE 2015, or if you just wanted to download our PowerPoints and flyers from our events, we’ve included a list of our materials on our website. Check out the links below:
Paying It Forward: Leveraging Female Voices in Ed Tech
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The Eight Essentials for Success in Mobile Learning
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Why Student Data?
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Digital Teachers, Digital Principals: Transforming the Ways We Engage Students
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Download report from Project Tomorrow and BrainPOP
Digital Learning in Special Education Classrooms: Insights from Research and Practice
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Digital learning is more than a trend

Report from Project Tomorrow and Blackboard Inc.

At ISTE 2015, we released our annual report with Blackboard, Trends in Digital Learning: Empowering Innovative Classroom Models for Learning. This report focuses on how innovative classroom models empower more engaging and purposeful learning environments for students and teachers by examining both the desired student achievements and the strategic use of digital tools, content and resources to understand, from the perspective of the students, teachers and administrators on the front lines, the opportunities and challenges associated with empowering new innovative classroom models.
Report highlights how:

▪ Educators are using new technologies to engage students in and out of school
▪ Blended and digital learning translate directly to student confidence and success
▪ Students are reacting to these evolving and innovative classroom models


Digital Teachers, Digital Principals: Transforming the Ways We Engage Students

Report from Project Tomorrow and BrainPOP

If you missed Julie Evans’s session with Kari Stubbs, Robert Miller, and Matthew Brown about digital content and games at ISTE 2015, you can still download our white paper with BrainPOP that explores transformative teaching. Check out some information below:
In “Digital Teachers, Digital Principals: Transforming the Ways We Engage Students” we examine the evolving role of digital content to support student learning from the perspective of the classroom teacher and the school principal. Starting with a broad review of digital content use to empower transformed learning experiences, this white paper delves specifically into the emerging role of digital games to both engage students and enable a new classroom environment.
Key Findings include:

▪ Over one-third of elementary teachers (35 percent) and 1 of 5 middle school teachers (21 percent) report regular usage of digital games within their classroom.
▪ These game-using teachers see the primary benefit of digital games as increased student engagement in learning (88 percent); 72 percent of digital principals agree.
▪ Teachers who are using digital games in their classroom have a greater appreciation for the overall impact of technology on student outcomes and teacher effectiveness.

Thank you for your interest and continued support of Speak Up! Be sure to stay updated on all things Speak Up by following us on FacebookTwitterInstagramand our Blog.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact our Speak Up Operations Manager, Jenny Hostert, at jhostert@tomorrow.org or via phone at (949) 609-4660 ext. 17.
Many thanks to our sponsors and partners for the support of Speak Up 2014: Blackboard Inc., BrainPOP, Fuel Education, DreamBox Learning, Schoolwires, Qualcomm Wireless Reach, Rosetta Stone, American Association of School Administrators, Consortium for School Networking, Digital Learning Day, Digital Promise, edWeb, International Association for K-12 Online Learning, International Society for Technology in Education, National Association of Secondary School Principals, National School Boards Association, Secondary Education Teachers’ Association, and the Southern Regional Education Board.

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