Category Archives: Digital Learning Day

Happy Digital Learning Day!

Project Tomorrow is proud to celebrate Digital Learning Day with the release of the Speak Up 2013 data results to all participating organizations and the launch of the Speak Up for Higher Education survey “Tomorrow’s Teachers Speak Up!“.
Digital Learning Day is about giving every child the opportunity to learn in a robust digital environment everyday, with the goal of success in college and career. It is our hope that you will use your Speak Up 2013 data results to stimulate new conversations about the value of digital learning, and in particular, to underscore the importance of including the views of your stakeholders – students, parents and educators – in these vital discussions. To find out how you can get involved in all the great events taking place today, please visit the Digital Learning Day website at: http://www.digitallearningday.org/.

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It’s easy to view your Speak Up results online

The results are in and you may view your district or school results along with national comparisons by following the steps below:
1) Click here to access your reports.
2) Select Option 1 to view district results or option 2 to individual school results.
3.) Next, enter the state, the first few letters of your district or school name and your district or school administrative password.
The results will be displayed and may be printed or copied onto an Excel Spreadsheet or this Speak Up 2013 Excel Template.
Forgot your password? If you are registered as the primary contact of your organization please click here to retrieve your password information.
Not the primary contact, visit our “look up an organization” page to locate your organization’s primary contact on record. For confidentiality reasons, we provide passwords to the Speak Up contact of record only. To sign up as the primary contact (if one is not on file) please contact Jenny Hostert on the Speak Up Team at jhostert@tomorrow.org.
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National Release of Speak Up 2013 National Findings

2014 Congressional Briefing
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Please join us for the release of the Speak Up 2013 National Findings. This is the first of two Congressional Briefings on the data results from the 403,000 online Speak Up surveys submitted from education stakeholders nationwide in fall 2013.
The April 8th briefing will include a presentation of the national findings and a moderated panel discussion with students and educators. This year’s national report on the findings will be distributed to all attendees.
To RSVP to attend the briefing or to request a copy of the report, please visit our website at: http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/speakup_congress.html
If you need additional information about Speak Up or the Congressional Briefing, please feel free to contact Jenny Hostert at jhostert@tomorrow.org or 949 609-4660 ext 17.
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Speak Up for Higher Education

Tomorrow’s Teachers Speak Up!

Tomorrow’s Teachers Speak Up! is a unique opportunity for the next generation of teachers to “speak up” about their views on their career choice and share their ideas about how to leverage technology within learning. The national data findings will be used to inform national policies on technology use in education, and to inform K-12 school and district leaders on the aspirations of tomorrow’s teachers. Participation is open to all students in teacher preparation programs both at the undergraduate and graduate level, teacher education faculty within Schools of Education, as well as career changers in special programs.
To learn more or get involved in this year’s survey please visit our Speak Up for Higher Education website at: http://www.tomorrow.org/SU4HigherEd/
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Speak Up on the GO! New Speak Up 2013 Presentations and Findings.

We are working diligently now on our analysis of the Speak Up 2013 data in anticipation of our first Congressional Briefing in Washington DC to share the national findings on April 8, 2014. In the meantime we would be very interested in what you are learning from your Speak Up data and how you are using your stakeholders’ views to inform your technology and instructional plans, budgets, professional development or community engagement. Please feel free to send us an email at speakup@tomorrow.org or add your ideas to our Speak Up blog or Twitter postings using #SpeakUp2013.

Speak Up 2013 Presentations

Speak Up 2013 Preliminary data snapshots

In celebration of our first annual Speak Up America campaign, we pulled a special snapshot of preliminary data for students, parents, teachers, administrators and community members. Click each audience to view the 2013 preliminary data infographic for that group, or to view them all go to: http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/speakupamerica_snapshot.html!
Stay tuned for more information about all of our activities this spring including new webinars, focused reports and conference presentations!
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Need help?

Project Tomorrow staff is available to help you effectively use your data, here are just a few of the services we can provide you:
Identify the top 5 trends in your school, district or state with national benchmarks
Create a Speak Up presentation that you can use to share your Speak Up results in your school or district
Provide Speak Up fast facts that can be used on your website, newsletters or promotional material
Present your Speak Up data in person or via a webinar
Prepare a summary of your specific Speak Up findings (school, district or state) that can be distributed to your stakeholders
Write a case statement, using the Speak Up data, highlighting the benefits of investing in technology (school, district, state or national)
Prepare a customized narrative report about your Speak Up data (school, district or state)
Contact the Speak Up Team, to learn more about our consulting services and fees.
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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 Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and 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.

Hello to all of our Project Tomorrow supporters! We hope the month of January has treated you all well. Exciting events are on the horizon here at Project Tomorrow.

In this post, you will find information regarding…

1. Celebrating Digital Learning Day with the release of the Speak Up 2013 Data
2. The Launch of the Speak Up For Higher Education survey “Tomorrow’s Teachers Speak Up!”
3. Speak Up in the News

Happy Reading! Feel free to share your thoughts with us on FacebookTwitter, and our Blog.
-The Project Tomorrow team
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Save the date 2014 MidsizeWe are pleased to announce Project Tomorrow’s support of Digital Learning Day February 5, 2014.

In celebration of Digital Learning Day we will be releasing the Speak Up 2013 data results to all participating schools and districts beginning February 5, 2014. Digital Learning Day is about giving every child the opportunity to learn in a robust digital environment everyday, with the goal of success in college and career. It is our hope that you will use your Speak Up 2013 data results to stimulate new conversations about the value of digital learning, and in particular, to underscore the importance of including the views of your stakeholders – students, parents and educators – in these vital discussions.
Get involved by taking the #DLDay pledge TODAY & make a difference in the future of education: http://www.digitallearningday.org/.
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Speak Up 2013 Final Counts:

403,292 Total Surveys Taken

Students: 325,279 Teachers & Librarians: 39,986 Parents: 32,151 Administrators: 4,530 Members of the community: 1,346

Our top participants:

Top States
Texas with 79,540 participants
California with 50,081 participants
Alabama with 34,099 participants
Indiana with 32,381 participants
North Carolina 26,635 participants
Top Districts
Klein ISD, TX
McAllen ISD, TX
Weslaco ISD, TX
Shelby County School District, AL
Fairfax County Public Schools, VA
Top Schools
North Carolina Virtual School, NC
Weslaco High School, TX
Newport Harbor High, CA
Memorial High School, TX
Florida Virtual School, FL
A special thank you goes out to all the students, teachers, administrators, parents, community members, as well as our school, district, state and partner contacts who participated in making this year’s survey such a success! Without you all Speak Up would not be possible!
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Calling all future teachers and teacher educators!

Participate in the Speak Up for Higher Education “Tomorrow’s Teachers Speak Up” survey beginning February 5th and share your ideas about teaching with the nation!

Project Tomorrow is facilitating a special online survey for college students in teacher preparation programs to collect and report on the views of the next generation of teachers about the use of technology within instruction.
Participation is open to all students in teacher preparation programs both at the undergraduate and graduate level, teacher education faculty within Schools of Education, as well as career changers in special programs.
Colleges, universities and programs that promote the surveys to their students will receive a free online report with the national data findings as well as institutional results.

About Tomorrow’s Teachers Speak Up!

▪ Online Surveys will open for input on February 5, 2014 in celebration of Digital Learning Day and run through May 16, 2014.
▪ All information is 100% confidential. The surveys take less than 20 minutes to complete.
▪ Why participate? This is a unique opportunity for America’s next generation of teachers to “speak up” about their views on their career choice and share their ideas about how to leverage technology within learning. Have a voice in national and state policies for education by participating in Tomorrow’s Teachers Speak Up!
▪ A national report on the survey findings will be released in fall 2014 in a special Congressional Briefing in Washington DC. Results will be shared with policymakers, academic research organizations and media.
▪ Survey question topics include: learning and teaching with technology, 21st century skills, online and blended learning, flipped classrooms, mobile devices, digital and online textbooks, writing with technology, games and professional development.

To learn more about how your institution can promote Tomorrow’s Teachers Speak Up!, please contact Jenny Hostert at (949) 609-4660 x17 /jhostert@tomorrow.org or visit our website at http://www.tomorrow.org/SU4HigherEd/index.html.
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Speak Up in the News

Speak Up Data cited on CBS Evening News!

On Sunday January 19, 2014 CBS Evening News included a segment on flipped learning titled: “Flipped classrooms provide a new way of learning”- and we are excited to share that Speak Up Data was referenced in the segment! Watch the segment here or access the article and video at: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/flipped-classrooms-provide-a-new-way-of-learning/ .
A special thank you to Kari Arfstrom with the Flipped Learning Network for sharing our Speak Up 2012 data results on flipped learning to be included in the segment!
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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 FacebookTwitterInstagram and 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.

Digital Learning Day is on February 5th!

Help us make a difference in the future of education by joining us this February 5th for Digital Learning Day! In today’s interconnected world, the way students learn is increasingly reliant on digital technologies. This doesn’t just mean having the newest resources and gadgets, it means fully integrating digital learning throughout the entire educational experience. In order to fully prepare students for success in college and a career, schools and libraries everywhere need to embrace digital learning. We can’t prepare every child for the digital future without your support. Help us build the wave of innovation this February 5th by ensuring every child has the opportunity to learn in an innovative, digital environment.

Project Tomorrow will be celebrating Digital Learning Day by releasing the Speak Up 2013 survey data on February 5th! How will YOU celebrate Digital Learning Day? Let us know in the comments section, and check out what others are doing here!