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Speak Up family & friends: webinar from Rosetta Stone Education

EdTech and Traditional Instruction: Mixing It Up In Today’s Language-Learning Classroom
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Our friends at Rosetta Stone Education are hosting a webinar next Wednesday about the use of technology in language-learning classrooms! Check out the details below:

Today’s language teachers are challenged to keep instruction current and relevant. In this webinar, Boris Morew, Language Education Expert at Rosetta Stone Education, will discuss how to improve student performance by mixing edtech and traditional instruction in your language-learning classroom.

Join Boris to:

  • Discuss the impact of technology in K-12
  • Discover how easy and effective it is to implement language learning technology into the traditional classroom using a blended learning approach
  • Discuss pros and cons of online program use within the traditional classroom

Come ready with the challenges you face to keep language instruction engaging and relevant, and Boris will answer your questions during this live, interactive session. This webinar will benefit teachers, school administrators, as well as district administrators, including superintendents and directors/coordinators of curriculum and instruction, world languages, global studies, foreign languages, and ELL.

Sponsored by Rosetta Stone

Join the Using Technology for Language Instruction community to access the webinar recording and resources.

Speak Up Family & Friends: webinar from our friends at SETDA

Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition Portal (DMAPS) Launch Webinar
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
3:00-4:00 pm ET
You are invited to join SETDA for the Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition Portal (DMAPS) Launch on October 7, 2015 at 3pm ET.  This webinar offers the opportunity to share state policies and practices related to the procurement of digital instructional materials, including exploring the flexibility in state policies and practices to encourage the implementation of digital learning resources. The webinar will launch the Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition Portal (DMAPS), a new, online database providing details regarding each state’s policies related to the acquisition of digital instructional materials. The goal of the portal is to provide a clear picture of each state’s instructional materials policies and practices to help encourage increased implementation of digital instructional materials. Educators, policy makers and private sector executives will all have the ability to review state policies and practices regarding the procurement and implementation of instructional materials including the ability to access individual state profiles, to compare states and make further comparisons via an interactive map that displays national trends. In addition, the webinar will offer the opportunity for questions and comments regarding a range of policy and practice issues related to digital content.
Presenters Include:
  • Lan Neugent, Interim Executive Director, SETDA
  • Kelly Callaway, Division Director, Instructional Materials and Educational Technology, Texas Education Agency
  • Allan Griffin, Curriculum Content Specialist, Utah State Office of Education
  • Christine Fox, Director of Educational Leadership and Research, SETDA
Reserve your seat here: http://www.k12insight.com/k/SsRPUWsSWPsPsPsP . This event is free and open to the public. For access to additional SETDA resources related to Digital Content and OER visit http://www.setda.org/priorities/digital-content/
For questions about the event please contact, Christine Fox, Director of Educational Leadership and Research at cfox@setda.org.
About SETDA:
The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA), founded in 2001, is the national non-profit association representing the interests of U.S. state and territorial educational technology leadership. SETDA’s mission is to build and increase the capacity of state and national leaders to improve education through technology policy and practice. For more information, please visit www.setda.org.

Join us for Today’s Speak Up Intro webinars

Interested in learning more about Speak Up, join us today for a 30 minute introduction to Speak Up. 

Webinar: Getting started with Speak Up 2015 – a 30 minute introduction
Powered by Blackboard Collaborate
Thursday, October 1, 2015
9AM PT/12PM ET
12PM PT/3PM ET
3 pm PT, 6 pm ET
Join us here!

In the Getting Started live webinar, Julie will address these key questions for you:

  • What is Speak Up?  What types of questions are asked on the online surveys and what types of schools or districts participate in Speak Up?
  • Why should my school or district participate in Speak Up?  What will be the benefits?  How could I use the Speak Up data to inform our local plans? 
  • How do I register our school or district to do Speak Up 2015?  What do I need to do to use the surveys?  What promotional materials can Project Tomorrow provide?

Got questions about the live webinar or wondering if your school or district has previously participated in Speak Up?  Contact Lisa Chu at LChu@tomorrow.org or (949) 609-4660 ext. 12.

And don’t forgot to participate in Speak Up, surveys open today: www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2015/

Participate in tomorrow’s events to celebrate Speak Up 2015!

Speak Up 2015 is almost here! To celebrate this year’s survey, we’re hosting several events tomorrow, October 1st. These events are a great way to kick off this year’s survey period – check them out below:

Webinar: Getting started with Speak Up 2015
Thursday, October 1, 2015
9AM PT/12PM ET
12PM PT/3PM ET
3 pm PT/6 pm ET
Click here to RSVP

Are you new to Speak Up and want to learn more about our annual survey? Or are you a returning participant who wants to refresh your memory before Speak Up 2015?  Join us on October 1 for a quick 30-minute introduction to Speak Up hosted by the CEO of Project Tomorrow, Julie Evans. Three times are currently available (above) with limited seats, so be sure to RSVP as soon as possible!

#SUchat: The homework gap and teacher professional development
1:30pm PT/4:30pm ET – topic: homework gap
4:30pm PT/7:30pm ET – topic: teacher professional development
Click here to join the conversation

As part of the kickoff to Speak Up 2015, Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow is hosting two different twitter chats on Thursday, October 1 – our launch day for Speak Up 2015.  At 1:30 pm PT, 4:30 pm ET the topic is the homework gap.  At 4:30 pm PT, 7:30 pm ET, the topic is teacher professional development.  Please feel free to join in to either or both to share your insights and experiences?  Sign on under #SUchat.

Are you attending tomorrow’s virtual events? Let us know – we hope to see you there!

Last call for tomorrow’s webinar: Maximizing Your K-12 Communications to Support Student Success

Maximizing Your K-12 Communications to Support Student Success
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Presented by Julie Evans, CEO, Project Tomorrow
Did you know that 86% of the public believes that parent support is the most important way to ensure student achievement? Blackboard and Project Tomorrow have surveyed thousands of parents across the U.S. to understand how they want to be communicated with, which channels they prefer, and how to increase their engagement with schools and districts. In this webinar, explore the parent survey data we’ve collected and learn what tools and practices you need to maximize family and community engagement in your district that ultimately influence student success.
Join Project Tomorrow President & CEO Julie Evans to hear more about:
• What role parents feel social media and mobile have in K-12
• What parents believe are measures of student success
• What parents worry about for their child’s academic future
• What ways in which parents like to be communicated
Julie will field questions from the audience at the end of her presentation. K-12 administrators interested in parent engagement survey feedback and community engagement technology tools that will help districts maximize their communications will benefit from this webinar.
A CE certificate will be emailed to attendees within 24 hours of the live event.
If you miss the live session, a link to view the recording will be sent within 24 hours of the live event.
This is a free program from edWeb.net. edWeb.net is a social network and professional learning community that makes it easy for teachers and all educators to connect and collaborate with peers, share information and best practices, and spread innovative ideas to improve teaching and learning. To learn more about edWeb.net, click on their logo to the right.

Save the date! The Speak Up Introduction webinar is on October 1st!

Getting started with Speak Up 2015:
a 30 minute introduction
 
Thursday, October 1, 2015
9AM PT/12PM ET
12PM PT/3PM ET
3 pm PT/6 pm ET
Each fall, Project Tomorrow, an internationally recognized education nonprofit organization, facilitates the Speak Up Research Project – and we would like to invite you to learn more about how your school and district can participate this year.  Speak Up 2015 is the best way for education leaders to learn about the views and ideas of K-12 students, parents and teachers regarding digital learning, workplace skill development, STEM education and professional development.  It is easy to participate in Speak Up – there are no fees or costs – everything is 100% free.  Last year over 521,000 K-12 students, parents and educators completed a Speak Up survey.  And 8,200 schools and 2,600 districts received free reports with their local data plus national findings for comparatives. Why use instructional funds for data collection when Speak Up is already available to every K-12 school and district?  Plus, Speak Up provides a direct pipeline for the voices of your stakeholders to impact federal and state policies, programs and funding every year.
Want to learn more about Speak Up 2015?  Join us on October 1 for a quick 30-minute introduction to Speak Up hosted by the CEO of Project Tomorrow, Julie Evans. Three times are currently available:
9AM PT/12PM ET
12PM PT/3PM ET
3PM PT /6PM ET
 
Click here to RSVP and we will send you the information on how to access the live webinar at your preferred time. We only have a limited number of virtual seats per session – please rvsp today to save your spot!
In the Getting Started live webinar, Julie will address these key questions for you:
  • What is Speak Up?  What types of questions are asked on the online surveys and what types of schools or districts participate in Speak Up?
  • Why should my school or district participate in Speak Up?  What will be the benefits?  How could I use the Speak Up data to inform our local plans?
  • How do I register our school or district to do Speak Up 2015?  What do I need to do to use the surveys?  What promotional materials can Project Tomorrow provide?
Got questions about the live webinar or wondering if your school or district has previously participated in Speak Up?  Contact Lisa Chu at LChu@tomorrow.org.
We hope to see you on October 1st in one of the live webinars with Julie Evans!

Upcoming webinar: Maximizing Your K-12 Communications to Support Student Success

Maximizing Your K-12 Communications to Support Student Success
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Presented by Julie Evans, CEO, Project Tomorrow
Did you know that 86% of the public believes that parent support is the most important way to ensure student achievement? Blackboard and Project Tomorrow have surveyed thousands of parents across the U.S. to understand how they want to be communicated with, which channels they prefer, and how to increase their engagement with schools and districts. In this webinar, explore the parent survey data we’ve collected and learn what tools and practices you need to maximize family and community engagement in your district that ultimately influence student success.
Join Project Tomorrow President & CEO Julie Evans to hear more about:
• What role parents feel social media and mobile have in K-12
• What parents believe are measures of student success
• What parents worry about for their child’s academic future
• What ways in which parents like to be communicated
Julie will field questions from the audience at the end of her presentation. K-12 administrators interested in parent engagement survey feedback and community engagement technology tools that will help districts maximize their communications will benefit from this webinar.
A CE certificate will be emailed to attendees within 24 hours of the live event.
If you miss the live session, a link to view the recording will be sent within 24 hours of the live event.
This is a free program from edWeb.net. edWeb.net is a social network and professional learning community that makes it easy for teachers and all educators to connect and collaborate with peers, share information and best practices, and spread innovative ideas to improve teaching and learning. To learn more about edWeb.net, click on their logo to the right.

Today’s webinar: Digital Learning Trends Making an Impact on Student Engagement and Development

Last call for registration for today’s webinar with Blackboard! Join Julie Evans as she explores Speak Up 2014 data – more information below:

Digital Learning Trends Making an Impact on Student Engagement and Development
Blackboard and Project Tomorrow
Monday, September 14
3:30pm ET
The increased use of technology, both in school and out of school, creates an urgency for teachers to embrace digital learning to make the student educational experience more productive and personal. The annual Speak Up National Research Project provides an exclusive window into the views of education leaders, teachers and students on personalized learning and innovative learning environments. In this webinar we will share the latest Speak Up national findings from over 403,000 K-12 students, parents and educators with an emphasis on how the use of digital content, tools and resources in innovative classrooms are having a large impact on students’ engagement and development of critical college and career ready skills.
Be sure to sign up for the remaining sessions in the Fall 2015 K-12 Blackboard Innovative Teaching Series (BITS) series! With over twenty sessions planned through December, there are plenty of opportunities for free teacher professional development. Click here to register and learn more.

Don’t miss this month’s upcoming webinars with Blackboard!

Stay up to date with the most recent Speak Up data by saving your spot for Julie Evans’s webinars with Blackboard – with one coming up this Monday! Learn how you can save your spot below:

Digital Learning Trends Making an Impact on Student Engagement and Development
Blackboard and Project Tomorrow
Monday, September 14
3:30pm ET
The increased use of technology, both in school and out of school, creates an urgency for teachers to embrace digital learning to make the student educational experience more productive and personal. The annual Speak Up National Research Project provides an exclusive window into the views of education leaders, teachers and students on personalized learning and innovative learning environments. In this webinar we will share the latest Speak Up national findings from over 403,000 K-12 students, parents and educators with an emphasis on how the use of digital content, tools and resources in innovative classrooms are having a large impact on students’ engagement and development of critical college and career ready skills.
Maximizing Your K-12 Communications to Support Student Success
Blackboard and Project Tomorrow
Wednesday, September 30
3pm ET
Did you know that 86% of the public believes that parent support is the most important way to ensure student achievement? Blackboard and Project Tomorrow have surveyed thousands of parents across the U.S. to understand how they want to be communicated with, which channels they prefer, and how to increase their engagement with schools and districts. In this webinar, explore the parent survey data we’ve collected and learn what tools and practices you need to maximize family and community engagement in your district that ultimately influence student success.

Speak Up 2015 Introduction Webinar

Are you new to Speak Up or in need of a refresher?

If so, plan to attend our introduction webinar – with two chances to catch up on all things Speak Up! Stay tuned for more details, and make sure you save the following date and times:

Thursday October 1, 2015
9AM PT/12PM ET
12PM PT/3PM ET

Keep an eye out for more webinar details coming soon, and let us know if you plan on attending!