Category Archives: Tomorrow’s Teachers Speak Up

Principals Are Looking for Tech Savvy New Teachers

In the midst of our Tomorrow’s Teachers Speak Up research project to learn more about the experiences and aspirations of the next generation of teachers, we took a look at what school administrators told us last fall during Speak Up 2016. A few highlights:

Principals told us they expect new teachers to:

  • Know how to use technology to differentiate instruction (76%)
  • Use technology to communicate with parents and students (73%)
  • Interpret and use data to support student learning and improve teaching practice (71%)
  • Use technology to create authentic learning experiences (65%)
  • Use technology to facilitate student collaboration (63%)

Principals value technology use for teaching and learning:

  • 84% of school leaders say it is important or very important for every student to be able to use a mobile device during the school day to support schoolwork
  • 89% of school leaders say a new teacher candidate’s skills or experiences using technology within teaching is important or very important when evaluating his/her fit or qualifications

Tomorrow’s Teachers Speak Up is open until June 2nd! We want to hear from pre-service teachers about how to leverage technology within learning; how they are being trained; what they expect when they enter the classroom; and more! College students studying to be teachers can take the confidential, 20-minute survey now!

Universities and teacher prep programs who register to participate will learn the results of what their own students had to say this summer (and it’s all free!)

Webinars for Teacher Prep Programs

Considering registering your program or university to participate in Tomorrow’s Teachers Speak Up, but have a few questions? Please join one of our upcoming informational webinars! If you are involved with AACTE, CAEP and/or UTeach, please join one of the following 30-minute webinars so you can get your questions answered about the research project and free service.

Tomorrow’s Teachers Speak Up is a unique opportunity for America’s next generation of teachers to share their ideas about how to leverage technology within learning, how they are being trained and what they expect when they enter the classroom.

Colleges, universities and programs that register and promote the surveys to their students will receive the national data findings as well as their own institution’s results in June – for free.

Project Tomorrow’s CEO, Julie Evans, will share more information about the project and how your programs can use the free tool during each webinar. Register via these links:

Read more about the project and webinars in Julie’s blog post on AACTE’s Ed Prep Matters.

Register today for the informational webinar via the links above and/or register your school’s contact to get started participating in Tomorrow’s Teachers Speak Up today! The Tomorrow’s Teachers Speak Up survey is open for student participation until May 1, 2017.

Flashback Friday: “Are Teachers of Tomorrow Prepared to Use Innovative Tech?”

Happy Flashback Friday! Every Friday we focus on Speak Up data, articles, and press releases from the past. This week we’re looking at MindShift’s article, “Are Teachers of Tomorrow Prepared to Use Innovative Tech?” from February 2013, which features data from a report we did with Blackboard Inc about the digital experiences and expectations of tomorrow’s teachers. Check out a recap of the article below:

With a new generation of teachers coming into the work force, it’s no surprise that there is a discrepancy between what principals expect of these teachers-to-be and what they’re actually learning in school. 

Principals expect new teachers to be trained in educational technology.  They want new hires to incorporate social media into their classrooms as a way of communicating with students and parents; they also want new hires to already have experience with blended learning and teaching online classes. However, tomorrow’s teachers’ tech training focuses only on simple management tools. Despite this, 72% of pre-service teachers report they’re well-prepared to use technology in the classroom; however their knowledge of technology may be from growing up with it rather than learning how to use digital tools during their training. 

Incoming teachers seem to be caught between generations: while they use technology in their own lives and to enhance their own education, they’re learning to teach in a system that’s behind the times. 68% of teachers-in-training learn about digital learning through field placements or by taking advice from their peers and professors. Despite these discrepancies between principals’ expectations and the realities of tomorrow’s teachers’ tech education, it is certain that new teachers are more accepting and more knowledgeable of using technology in the classroom.

To learn more about the topic, check out the original article, “Are Teachers of Tomorrow Prepared to Use Innovative Tech?” (MindShift) and our report with Blackboard Inc.

Are you a principal and have something to add to this conversation? Participate in Speak Up 2014! 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!
Additionally, if you are a future teacher and want to leave your input, Speak Up for Higher Ed – Tomorrow’s Teachers Speak Up! is open until October 6. Click here to learn more about the program and sign up.

Speak Up News – May 2014

RSVP to attend the June 2nd Speak Up Congressional Briefing

In this newsletter, you will find information regarding…

▪ RSVP to attend the June 2nd in-person event! Register to attend the 2nd Congressional Briefing on the Speak Up 2013 National Findings taking place next month on June 2nd in Washington DC!
▪ $1,000 Grant Opportunity for Orange County, CA educators and students!Place a nomination today, to recognize outstanding education programs, educators and students for their innovative uses of science, math and technology. 
▪ Get a head start on Speak Up 2014! Registration now open, surveys will be available October 6th- December 19th, 2014
▪ Future Teachers, we want to hear from you! The Speak Up For Higher Education surveys will be extended though the end of the year! Find out how to get your institution involved today!
▪ Speak Up on the Go! Upcoming presentations with our CEO, Julie Evans.

Happy Reading! Feel free to share your thoughts with us on FacebookTwitter, and our Blog.
-The Project Tomorrow team
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National Release of Speak Up 2013 K-12 Educator and Parent Findings – Washington, DC.

RSVP today to attend this in person event on June 2, 2014 OR click here to reserve a copy of the report!

Please join us for our second briefing on June 2nd for the release of the Speak Up 2013 National Findings from Teachers, Administrators and Parents. The briefing will include a presentation of the national findings and a moderated panel discussion on the impact of digital learning tools to support college and career readiness with leaders in the education field. This year’s national report, “The New Digital Learning Playbook, Advancing College and Career Ready Skill Development in K-12 Schools” will be distributed to all attendees.
Please visit our website athttp://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/speakup_congressEd.html to RSVP or reply to this email to confirm your attendance. We also encourage you to share this invite with any additional colleagues that may be interested in attending.
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The Project Tomorrow Innovation in Education Awards

Project Tomorrow, in partnership with the OC Tech Alliance, is calling for nominations from the Orange County community to recognize outstanding education programs, educators and students for their innovative uses of science, math and technology. The Annual Innovation in Education Awards process is open to all public and private schools in Orange County, CA and nomination forms are available on Project Tomorrow’s website,http://www.tomorrow.org/programs/innovationawards.html.

Project Tomorrow is seeking nominations in three categories this year:

▪ Innovative Schoolwide Program of the Year in Science, Math & Technology – distinguishing a public, private, or parochial school that demonstrates innovation with an outstanding, results-based schoolwide program
▪ High Impact Teacher of the Year in Science, Math & Technology – acknowledging the influence of a great teacher in his/her use of science, math or technology to significantly impact student academic achievement
▪ Emerging Student Innovator of the Year in Science, Math & Technology – recognizing current eighth grade or freshman, sophomore, and junior high school students who are creatively using science, math and technology resources to solve a school or community problem

Nominations for the 2014 Project Tomorrow Innovation in Education awards may be self-submitted or submitted by a district and/or school staff person. Organizations such as a PTA unit, parent advisory committee, or any youth based organization(s) are also eligible to nominate. An independent review panel of local education and business leaders will select this year’s award recipients.
Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 30, 2014. Nomination may be submitted through the online application forms found at http://www.tomorrow.org/programs/innovationawards.html.
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We are excited to announce that the Speak Up 2014 surveys for students, parents and educators will be open for input October 6th through December 19th!

With Speak Up 2014 just around the corner, it’s not too early to start making plans to take the survey. Get a head start and update your school or district profile for the 2014 surveys at: http://www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2014/.
Each year a school or district primary contact will need to re-register with a new district profile (contact info, passwords) to gain access to their Speak Up information both during and after the survey process.
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Calling all Schools of Education!

Participate in Speak Up for Higher Educationand share your ideas about how to leverage technology in schools to promote better learning!

Teacher Educators and aspiring teachers we want to hear from you, join the conversation about the use of technology for learning through Speak Up for Higher Education, a National Research Project. Since 2003, over 3.4 million K-12 education stakeholders have participated in the annual online surveys.
This year, for the first time will be offering a special survey just for Teacher Educators. As a companion to our other Speak Up for Higher Education survey, “Tomorrow’s Teachers Speak Up!”, your input will help complete the picture of what’s required to effectively support the use of technology for learning for the next generation of teachers’ in their future classrooms. In 2012, over 1,300 college students in teacher preparation programs participated in Speak Up for Higher Education. Now’s your chance to get involved! Be a part of the conversation and share your ideas about how to leverage technology in schools to promote better learning.

School of Education Leaders—here is how you can get involved with Speak Up for Higher Education this year:

1.) Take the survey today athttp://www.speakup4highered.org/speakup2014/. Survey is open to all School of Education faculty.

2.) Promote the surveys to your students. Start spreading the word about Speak Up to your students currently enrolled in your teacher preparation programs. To assist with any outreach to your members and hopefully make it easy to share information about the survey, we have a variety of sample emails, tweets and flyers available on our promotional material webpage:http://www.tomorrow.org/SU4HigherEd/promo_higher.html.

To learn more about how your institution can get involved with Speak Up for Higher Education, please contact Jenny Hostert at (949) 609-4660 x17 /jhostert@tomorrow.org or visit our website athttp://www.tomorrow.org/SU4HigherEd/index.html.
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Speak Up on the Go!

Upcoming Presentations

Will you be attending ISTE this year? If yes, stop by one of Julie’s Speak Up sessions!
Measuring teachers’ readiness to leverage digital content: Are you ready?
Sunday, 06/29/14, 2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
ISTE 2014
Atlanta, GA
Empowering student and educator voice through the Speak Up surveys
(Birds of a feather session)
Monday, 06/30/14, 5:15 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
ISTE 2014
Atlanta, GA
The emergence of the self-directed digital learner
Tuesday, 07/01/14, 1:15 p.m.–2:15 p.m.
ISTE 2014
Atlanta, GA
Are you attending ISTE with student attendees or K-12 school aged children? We want to talk with you! On Tuesday, July 1st Julie will be hosting a student panel and we would love to have your student/child participate! If interested, please contact Jenny Hostert at jhostert@tomorrow.org.

Past Presentations

Students Speak Up: what everyone should know about students and digital learning
Learning Impact Leadership Institute
IMS Global Learning
May 6, 2014
Speak Up 2013 National Findings: Students
Congressional Briefing
Washington DC
April 8, 2014
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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.

Happy March!

We hope this month has treated you all well! Exciting events are on the horizon here at Project Tomorrow.

In this newsletter, you will find information regarding…

▪ Speak Up Goes to Washington! National Release of the Speak Up 2013 Student Findings. RSVP now to attend the April 8th Briefing.
▪ Calling all Future Teachers, the Speak Up For Higher Education survey, “Tomorrow’s Teachers Speak Up!” is now open for input. Get involved today!
▪ Speak Up on the Go! Register to attend one of the upcoming webinars with our CEO, Julie Evans.
▪ Save the Date! Speak Up’s 2nd Congressional Briefing which will focus on the impact of digital learning tools to support college and career readiness will be held on June 2, 2014!

Happy Reading! Feel free to share your thoughts with us on FacebookTwitter, and our Blog.
-The Project Tomorrow team
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National Release of Speak Up 2013 K-12 Student Findings – Washington, DC.

RSVP today to attend this in person event on April 8, 2014 OR click here to reserve a copy of the report!

Please join us on Tuesday, April 8th to receive a copy of this year’s report on the unfiltered views of the 325,279 K-12 Students that participated in Speak Up 2013. Reserve your spot today to learn about the role of technology in the classroom and hear directly from a panel of students themselves on topics such as mobile and flipped/blended learning, school to home communications, broadband capacity and designing the ultimate school for today’s learners.
This is the first of two Congressional Briefings on the data results from over 403,000 online Speak Up surveys submitted from education stakeholders nationwide in fall 2013. A second briefing focusing on the impact of digital learning tools to support college and career readiness is slated for June 2, 2014.
We also encourage you to invite any additional colleagues that may be interested in attending the briefing. Please help us reach others that maybe interested in attending this event by tweeting out to your network of friends: Tweet This!
Click here to learn more and RSVP! If you are unable to attend the briefing and would like to request a copy of the report, click hereBetter yet email us with your reservation request!
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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 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. Additionally, 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.
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 On the Go! Upcoming Webinars by Julie Evans

Join us for a free webinar on educational technology trends driving innovation in the classroom.

Beyond the Digital Conversion: Educational Technology Trends Driving Innovation

Blackboard and Project Tomorrow
March 18, 2014
2PM EST
Register Now
Webinar Description:
The term ‘digital conversion’ is becoming increasingly prevalent in school and district conversations about how to improve student achievement, enhance teacher effectiveness, and stimulate new levels of parental engagement in schools. But what does this term really mean, and how are districts considering new methods to support their goals? Join Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow, as she leads a discussion around exciting new trends in education that underscore new learning models as a means to drive innovation and more deeply engage students.

Speak Up Survey Insights for Private School Leaders

Sevenstar
April 15, 2014
2:00PM-3:00PM EST
Register Now
The Speak Up national findings have been helping private schools define education technology policies for 11 years. Each year, the views of private school stakeholders are captured to identify key trends and help plan for 21st century education.
Join us for an informative presentation that will help you discover:
• What technology solutions administrators want most
• Where schools are prioritizing technology investments
• Which technologies students and parents want at school
• How students learn to write digitally and manage their digital footprint
• What major concerns parents have about privacy and BYOD
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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 Jenny Hostert, our Speak Up Operations Manager, at jhostert@tomorrow.orgor via phone at 949/609-4660 ext. 17.

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/.

Quick Links:

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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.

Calling all future teachers and teacher educators!

Participate in the Speak Up for Higher Education “Tomorrow’s Teachers Speak Up” survey 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 or jhostert@tomorrow.org.