Category Archives: Julie Evans

There’s still time to pick your panels for SXSWedu 2015!

We need your help! Julie Evans is featured in two proposals for SXSWedu 2015’s Panel Picker, where educators can cast their votes for the most compelling ideas and ultimately shape the conference line-up. Voting ends on September 5th so make sure to give our sessions a “thumbs up” before time is out – you’ll need to create a SXSW username and password if you don’t already have one, but the process is simple and free! Learn more about the sessions below:

  1. Paying it Forward: Leveraging Today’s Female Voices
    • This panel brings together female change agents intentionally gathered from across the ed tech space to examine the unique role women play at this nexus of education and technology. Research has demonstrated that the today’s young girls and women need role models in technology fields to develop self-efficacy in these fields. Whether you are examining how to further your own voice, grow your PLN, or mentor the next great generation of female ed tech leaders, this is a “must attend” conversation.
    • Vote for this session here
  2. Learning My Way: Anytime, Anywhere, Anyplace
    • Giving students 24/7 access to learning materials can dramatically improve education outcomes as proven in 40+ pilot projects. However, data shows that up to 30% of U.S. households have no access to high-speed broadband at home, and in some districts it’s as high as 70%. This causes many students to power down after school. We need a viable solution to address the gaps for those students without access. Learn about new mobile-centric solutions to enable safe and affordable 24/7 learning.
    • Vote for this session here
Don’t forget – voting ends this Friday on September 5th!

Pick Your Panels: Vote Us Onto the Official SXSWedu Line-Up

We need your help! Julie Evans is featured in two proposals for SXSWedu 2015’s Panel Picker, where educators can cast their votes for the most compelling ideas and ultimately shape the conference line-up. Voting ends on September 5th so make sure to give our sessions a “thumbs up” – you’ll need to create a SXSW username and password if you don’t already have one, but the process is simple and free! Check out the second session below:

Session two – Learning My Way: Anytime, Anywhere, Anyplace

Giving students 24/7 access to learning materials can dramatically improve education outcomes as proven in 40+ pilot projects. However, data shows that up to 30% of U.S. households have no access to high-speed broadband at home, and in some districts it’s as high as 70%. This causes many students to power down after school. We need a viable solution to address the gaps for those students without access. Learn about new mobile-centric solutions to enable safe and affordable 24/7 learning.


Additional Supporting Materials

Questions Answered

  1. Communicate how mobile technologies of the future can solve and enhance a new learning experience to help ensure today’s students are well prepared to be tomorrow’s innovators, leaders and engaged citizens of the world.
  2. Start a conversation around new mobile-centric solutions to enable safe, affordable, and equitable 24/7 learning.
  3. Learn how 24/7 access to their learning materials gives students, teachers and tutors the ability to improve education outcomes – and what you can do to diminish the digital divide in your area.

Speakers

Organizer

Catherine Baker Qualcomm
Don’t forget – voting ends on September 5th!

Pick Your Panels: Vote Us Onto the Official SXSWedu Line-Up

We need your help! Julie Evans is featured in two proposals for SXSWedu 2015’s Panel Picker, where educators can cast their votes for the most compelling ideas and ultimately shape the conference line-up. Voting ends on September 5th so make sure to give our sessions a “thumbs up” – you’ll need to create a SXSW username and password if you don’t already have one, but the process is simple and free! Check out the first session below:
Session one – Paying it Forward: Leveraging Today’s Female Voices
This panel brings together female change agents intentionally gathered from across the ed tech space to examine the unique role women play at this nexus of education and technology. Research has demonstrated that the today’s young girls and women need role models in technology fields to develop self-efficacy in these fields. Whether you are examining how to further your own voice, grow your PLN, or mentor the next great generation of female ed tech leaders, this is a “must attend” conversation.

Additional Supporting Materials

Questions Answered

  1. Exploration of the presence, role, and level of influence of female voices in education. While women have dominated the teaching profession for over the past century, the role of women as technology leaders within education is still emerging.
  2. Interactive dialogue between panelists and attendees to explore multiple paths to ed tech leadership, including through university doctoral work, school district leadership, lending thought influence to agencies, corporate America, and publications.
  3. Examination of the unique role women play at the intersection of education and technology. The experiences of this diverse panel of leaders will provide invaluable input into new best practices for supporting young girls and women in this field.

Speakers


Don’t forget – you have until September 5th to give us a “thumbs up!”

Flashback Friday: The Challenge of Educating Today’s Digital Natives

Happy Flashback Friday! As part of our new blog series, Flashback Fridays will focus on previous Speak Up data, press releases, and articles. This week we’re highlighting IMS Global Learning Consortium’s article from March 2014, “The Challenge of Educating Today’s Digital Natives,” which features Julie Evans and highlights the challenges that educators face when working with students who are experts in digital technology. Check out an excerpt from the article below:

While all K-12 and college students today enjoy some familiarity with technology, Evans said their data shows that the leading edge of the truly digital native student today is at the 8th grade level. “What we’re seeing is that it’s the middle school students and younger that are actually more digitally native, not only more comfortable using technology, but that they are fully taking advantage of this technology to supplement their education. We’re seeing about a third of middle school students that tell us they are doing self-directed learning outside of school using some type of digital resource.”

 “… The perception that these students were coming to class every day as empty vessels and their teacher needed to fill them with wisdom was not the case,” said Evans.

Students are increasingly taking online classes to supplement their traditional classes – sometimes without their teachers even knowing. Furthermore, while schools and platform providers try to guess which devices are most popular among students, students are actually “very device agnostic. What is most important to them is to use the right tool for the right task.” Given this growth in students’ thirst for knowledge and growth in number of platforms that allow students to access that knowledge, educators and schools should be aware of how their students are adopting technology and should use that information to adapt to meet their educational needs.

As “digital natives,” students are experts in digital technology use and should be taken into consideration when schools are creating policies regarding technology. Our Speak Up 2014 surveys feature questions regarding students’ use of technology, such as the question:

Besides not having enough time in your school day, what are the major obstacles to using technology in your school?

Speak Up provides an easy way for students, parents and educators to participate in local decisions about technology, as well as contribute to the state and national dialogue about educational technology. Data from the surveys – including data regarding online classes – will be released in February 2015. Click here to register for Speak Up 2014 and mark your calendars for the survey’s launch date on October 6!

Julie Evans featured at this year’s Serious Play Conference

What: Julie Evan’s presentation, “By the Numbers: New Research on Games & Learning,” at the 4th Serious Play Conference
When: July 22nd at 10:30am
Where: SCI 108 within the USC School of Cinematic Arts

The Serious Play Conference is a leadership conference for professionals who embrace the idea that games can revolutionize learning. Produced by the Serious Games Association, an international organization for everyone in the serious games industry, the Serious Play Conference will be held at USC from July 22nd to July 24th.

This year, Julie Evans is a speaker at the Serious Play Conference and will be presenting “By the Numbers: New Research on Games & Learning,” which features data from Speak Up 2013. If attending, don’t forget to take the conversation online and mention @SpeakUpEd and @ProjectTomorrow!

Did you miss Julie Evans’ webinar yesterday?

If you missed Julie Evans’ webinar with District Administration Magazine, “New Research: Digital Tools and Personalized Learning, Today and Tomorrow,” or would like to view the presentation again, click here. You can also download the slideshow from the webinar here.

Thank you to everyone who attended the webinar! You can learn more about District Administration Magazine at their website.

TODAY’s Free Webinar: Digital Tools and Personalized Learning, Today and Tomorrow

When: TODAY at 2PM ET
Where: register at District Administration Magazine’s website for more information
What: Julie Evans & Alec Iogman’s webinar, “Digital Tools and Personalized Learning, Today and Tomorrow”

Join Julie Evans and Stamford Public Schools’ Elementary Math Curriculum Associate Alec Iogman for District Administration Magazine’s webinar, “Digital Tools and Personalized Learning, Today and Tomorrow.” The FREE webinar benefits superintendents, curriculum directors, technology directors, principals, and others involved with personalized or blended learning – however, anyone may attend.

Webinar information:

Digital tools are transforming learning and teaching, and Project Tomorrow’s Speak Up National Research Project surveys provide insights into how these tools are being used, 21st century skills and STEM instruction in classrooms today. Attend this web seminar to hear from Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow, who will share recent survey findings and discuss what the future of personalized, blending learning is expected to look like. She will be joined by a curriculum administrator who led his district’s transition to a blended learning model—a 12-school pilot with a new “Centers Approach.” 
Topics will include:
  • The student vision for digitally-rich, personalized learning
  • How administrators are leveraging technology solutions to decrease costs
  • How technology is being used to personalize learning across the U.S.

Don’t forget to register at District Administration Magazine’s website in order to participate in the webinar. Be sure to mention @SpeakupEd,@ProjectTomorrow, and/or @Julie_EvansPT if you are taking the conversation to Twitter!

About District Adminsitration MagazineDistrict Administration is the most widely received, most regularly read publication for K12 district-level school leaders nationwide. DA provides cutting-edge coverage of education technology, news, curriculum, policy, finance, profiles and more to this exclusive audience across print, digital and in-person event platforms. Year after year, independent research has proven that no other K12 education management publication matches the reach, readership and audience engagement of District Administration.

June 10th Webinar: Digital Tools and Personalized Learning, Today and Tomorrow

When: Tuesday, June 10th at 2PM ET
Where: register at District Administration Magazine’s website for more information
What: Julie Evans & Alec Iogman’s webinar, “Digital Tools and Personalized Learning, Today and Tomorrow”

Join Julie Evans and Stamford Public Schools’ Elementary Math Curriculum Associate Alec Iogman for District Administration Magazine’s webinar, “Digital Tools and Personalized Learning, Today and Tomorrow.” The FREE webinar benefits superintendents, curriculum directors, technology directors, principals, and others involved with personalized or blended learning – however, anyone may attend.

Webinar information:

Digital tools are transforming learning and teaching, and Project Tomorrow’s Speak Up National Research Project surveys provide insights into how these tools are being used, 21st century skills and STEM instruction in classrooms today. Attend this web seminar to hear from Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow, who will share recent survey findings and discuss what the future of personalized, blending learning is expected to look like. She will be joined by a curriculum administrator who led his district’s transition to a blended learning model—a 12-school pilot with a new “Centers Approach.” 
Topics will include:
  • The student vision for digitally-rich, personalized learning
  • How administrators are leveraging technology solutions to decrease costs
  • How technology is being used to personalize learning across the U.S.

Don’t forget to register at District Administration Magazine’s website in order to participate in the webinar. Be sure to mention @SpeakupEd, @ProjectTomorrow, and/or @Julie_EvansPT if you are taking the conversation to Twitter!

About District Adminsitration Magazine: District Administration is the most widely received, most regularly read publication for K12 district-level school leaders nationwide. DA provides cutting-edge coverage of education technology, news, curriculum, policy, finance, profiles and more to this exclusive audience across print, digital and in-person event platforms. Year after year, independent research has proven that no other K12 education management publication matches the reach, readership and audience engagement of District Administration.