Speak Up 2015 is only two months away! To those starting the new school year this month or the beginning of next month, we’ve provided a short timeline with key Speak Up dates and suggestions to help you plan your year.
- Register as primary contact of your school or district.
- Download Speak Up promotional materials and promote to your school(s) at the beginning of the school year.
- Follow the Speak Up blog and sign up for our Speak Up newsletter to keep up to date with Speak Up News.
- Speak Up launches on October 1.
- Download Project Tomorrow’s national press release about Speak Up.
- Look out for a weekly email on Fridays with your school/district’s participation numbers.
- Every Monday send a weekly reminder to your school(s) to encourage participation in the survey.
- Check your current survey counts by logging in to your Speak Up administrator page.
- Starting in November, Speak Up preliminary results will be available for contacts to view online. These results will be updated on a weekly basis until the official data release in February 2016.
- Encourage your teachers to take the survey as a class activity before Thanksgiving break – check out our lesson plans to help facilitate the process.
- Utilize our sample Speak Up tweets by sharing them to your Twitter page, or retweet our @SpeakUpEd tweets.
- Continue checking your survey counts, sending weekly reminders to your school(s), and looking out for our weekly email messages.
- Final stretch! Speak Up closes on December 18.
- Encourage your school(s) to take the survey before leaving for winter break.
- Unsatisfied with your survey totals? Use our sample emails to spread the word to parents and educators.
- Welcome back to school! Enjoy the beginning of the new year while we prepare the Speak Up data for release.
- Early February 2016: release of Speak Up 2015 data to participating schools and districts. Check your email for instructions on how to access your data.
- Share your Speak Up data with your school(s) through our PowerPoint presentation template or by posting the data on your website.