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Speak Up family and friends: free webinar with Ann McMullen

Join longtime Speak Up friend Ann McMullen for a free webinar on Thursday, March 24, featuring a sneak peek at our Speak Up 2015 data. Check out the details below and don’t miss this event!

Tech in Today’s Schools: What EdTech Vendors Need to Know
Thursday, March 24, 2016
1pm – 2pm ET
Click here to register

A 2015 survey of district IT leaders by the Consortium for School Networking found that over half believe that their districts’ instructional materials would transition to digital to a “substantial” extent over the next three years*. How can curriculum, software and hardware developers help districts with the digital transition and what do districts expect from their vendors?

Our next webinar will answer these questions and more! Former Executive Director for Educational Technology in the Klein Independent School District (TX) Ann McMullan will:

  • Provide a brief history and current status of how schools and districts look to leverage technology tools for learning.
  • Review the full scope of what it takes to implement technology for learning initiatives in K-12 schools and school systems.
  • Share what savvy vendors must know and do to assure their school clients are successful in implementing their digital learning tools.
  • This webinar will provide you with strategic insight for your sales, marketing, customer service, and product development plans.

Speaker

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Ann McMullan
Public Speaker, Writer, Consultant

 

 

 

 

Ann McMullan is an education consultant focused on leadership, professional development and educational technology. Prior to her family’s September 2013 move to Los Angeles, Ann was the Executive Director for Educational Technology in the Klein Independent School District, located just outside Houston, Texas. Klein ISD serves nearly 5,000 students and is recognized as an early innovator and national leader in educational technology.

For more than sixteen years, Ann led the district team that provides professional development on 21st century instructional strategies to over 4,000 professional educators. She was also the district’s lead administrator for the library services department.

From 2004 to 2006 Ann served as the co-chair of the Texas Educational Technology Advisory Committee which produced the Texas Long Range Plan for Technology, 2006-2020, used by the state legislature and school districts across Texas for the planning and implementation of technology for learning in all content areas, Pre-K to grade 12.

Ann has received many honors and awards over the years including the Making It Happen Award from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), in recognition of her educational technology leadership, commitment and innovation and a Lifetime Achievement Award for the Advancement of Technology in Learning from the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA). In September 2013 she was spotlighted by Tech & Learning and Digital Learning Environments in their Profiles in Leadership eBook.

Ann is a frequent speaker at state and national education conferences. Additionally Ann is a contributor to educational publications, including eSchoolNews, EdNET Insight and CoSN. Ann currently serves on the local board of Power My Learning Los Angeles. Power My Learning is a national education nonprofit that helps students in low-income communities—together with their teachers and families—harness the power of digital learning to improve educational outcomes.

Speak Up family and friends: Life Lessons in Leadership (Webinar)

Join our longtime friend of Speak Up, Ann McMullan (Education Consultant), for a FREE webinar on Tuesday, February 23 about leadership. Check out the details below:

Life Lessons in Leadership
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm EST
Presented by Ann McMullan, Education Consultant
Hosted by Kathy Hurley, CEO, and Deb deVries, President, Girls Thinking Global
In the fast-changing world of the 21st century, it is a given that at some point in your life – as a child, young adult or professional – the opportunity or responsibility of leading others will fall on your shoulders. Whatever leadership role you find yourself in, there are basic principles of leadership that will strengthen your abilities and help assure your success. Those principles, and how to cultivate them will be shared in this webinar. This webinar will be of interest to anyone at any age who is serving as a leader or hopes to serve in a leadership position in the future.
Ann McMullanAnn McMullan is an education consultant who works throughout the United States and internationally as a public speaker, writer, and consultant focused on leadership, professional development and curriculum. Ann is a frequent speaker at state and national education conferences. She is also a contributor to several educational publications, including eSchoolNews, EdNET Insight and CoSN. Previously, Ann served sixteen years as Executive Director for Educational Technology in Klein ISD, outside Houston, serving nearly 50,000 students.
 
Girls Thinking Global LogoGirls Thinking Global (GTG), a global community of organizations serving girls and young women by leveraging technology to create a collaborative space that connects best practices, knowledge, and expertise.

Private school leaders, don’t miss our special Speak Up 2015 webinar on February 17!

Digital Learning and Technology Trends at Private Schools
Digital Learning and Technology Trends at Private Schools
Wed, Feb 17, 2016
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST
Private School Leaders are invited to watch Julie Evans, CEO, Project Tomorrow present the latest Speak Up survey findings from the fall of 2015.
Join us for the latest information on the following topics:
  • Use of technology for learning and teaching
  • Use of mobile devices
  • Online and blended learning classes
  • Professional Development
  • College and career readiness

 

Registration is free to hear Julie’s expert analysis of the data to help you discover the unique digital learning aspirations of your students, parents, staff, and community members.

Plan to attend today’s Making Learning Mobile 3.0 webinar!

The final results from our three-year long Making Learning Mobile study are finally here! Join Julie Evans (Project Tomorrow) and Michael Flood (Kajeet) at 1pm PT/4pm ET today for a webinar featuring the results from our Making Learning Mobile 3.0 study with Kajeet, which takes an in-depth look at the impact of 1-to-1 tablet implementation, including Internet access outside the classroom, with Chicago Public Schools students. Click here to register for today’s webinar.

You can also sign up to download a copy of the report and read the official press release. Check out some key findings from the Making Learning Mobile 3.0 study below:

  • Use of technology at home increased year-over-year. Sixty-nine percent of the 5th graders used the Internet-enabled tablets every day, at school and home, to support their learning this year, whereas last year, 51 percent of the students reported they rarely or never used technology at home to support schoolwork or homework assignments while in 4th grade.
  • Falconer Elementary students had the highest percentage of 5th graders scoring at or above the national average RIT (Rasch Unit) in math compared to other comparable Chicago schools, according to the Northwest Evaluation Association’s Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) assessment scores.
  • Within one class of the cohort, the students’ average RIT score in math improved by 11.26 points from the spring 2014 to spring 2015- this was 24 percent higher than the overall 5th grade at the school.
  • Students identified a change in their learning behaviors that resulted in increased learning opportunities. Sixty-eight percent stated they were more likely to complete homework assignments with Internet-enabled tablets and 76 percent said they had a greater interest in learning.
We look forward to seeing you online for today’s webinar! Click here to visit our Making Learning Mobile (MLM) Project homepage.

Don’t miss tomorrow’s Making Learning Mobile 3.0 webinar!

We are excited to release the results from our three-year-long Making Learning Mobile study with Kajeet! Join Julie Evans (Project Tomorrow) and Michael Flood (Kajeet) for tomorrow’s webinar about how Chicago Public Schools successfully incorporated mobile learning for 5th grade students. Check out the details below:

Webinar: Making Learning Mobile 3.0 Report
Thursday, January 28
1pm PT/4pm ET
Watch this webinar to learn about the results from the Making Learning Mobile 3.0 study, which takes an in-depth look at the impact of 1-to-1 tablet implementation, including Internet access outside the classroom, with Chicago Public Schools students. Kajeet®, the only wireless service provider dedicated to kids and education, and Project Tomorrow®, a national education nonprofit, announce the results from a three-year-long study on the impact of mobile devices on teaching and learning. The project was sponsored by Kajeet with funding from Qualcomm’s Wireless Reach Initiative.
Click here to register for the webinar and click here to learn more about the study. We look forward to seeing you online tomorrow!

Webinar: Final 3-Year Study Results Show Student Improvement

The final results from our three-year-long Making Learning Mobile study with Kajeet are finally here! Join Julie Evans (Project Tomorrow) and Michael Flood (Kajeet) for a webinar about how Chicago Public Schools successfully incorporated mobile learning for 5th grade students. Check out the details below:

Webinar: Making Learning Mobile 3.0 Report
Thursday, January 28
1pm PT/4pm ET
Watch this webinar to learn about the results from the Making Learning Mobile 3.0 study, which takes an in-depth look at the impact of 1-to-1 tablet implementation, including Internet access outside the classroom, with Chicago Public Schools students. Kajeet®, the only wireless service provider dedicated to kids and education, and Project Tomorrow®, a national education nonprofit, announce the results from a three-year-long study on the impact of mobile devices on teaching and learning. The project was sponsored by Kajeet with funding from Qualcomm’s Wireless Reach Initiative.
Click here to register for the webinar. We look forward to seeing you online on Thursday, January 28!

There’s still time to register for today’s webinar with ABC-CLIO and Libraries Unlimited!

Are you interested in learning how to harness students’ evolving vision for learning? If so, plan to attend today’s virtual event at 1pm PT/4pm ET featuring Julie Evans and our Speak Up data. Check out some last minute details below:

How to Harness Students’ Evolving Vision for Learning: Research & Recommendations
Tuesday, January 12 at 1pm PT/4pm ET
Presented by Julie Evans, CEO, Project Tomorrow
 
We look forward to seeing you online at 1pm PT/4pm ET!

Don’t miss tomorrow’s webinar!

There is still time to register for Julie’s webinar with Libraries Unlimited and ABC-CLIO Solutions! Check out the information below to learn more about the webinar and how you can save your seat for this virtual event.

How to Harness Students’ Evolving Vision for Learning: Research & Recommendations
Tuesday, January 12 at 1pm PT/4pm ET
Presented by Julie Evans, CEO, Project Tomorrow
 
Analysis of the Speak Up Research Project data reveals that today’s K-12 students have a unique vision for digital learning that is often surprising and sometimes perplexing to the adults in their learning lives. Students are increasingly tapping into a diverse set of digital tools, content and resources to self-direct learning around areas of academic passion, both in and out of school. Most importantly, this emerging learning behavior is shaping how the students view information, research, learning and school.
In this webinar, Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow, will explore this phenomenon as she addresses these questions from School Library Connection Editorial Experts:
  • What are the three elements that comprise the Student Vision for Digital Learning?
  • What types of learning experiences support the Student Vision?  How prevalent are those types of experiences in schools today?
  • How can teachers and librarians use this information about the Student Vision to transform learning in their schools?
Going beyond anecdotes and assumptions, this interactive and eye-opening webinar will provide school library leaders and educators with a new set of lenses for evaluating the future of learning. Julie will field questions from attendees after her presentation.
Join the SLC @ The Forefront community to participate in online discussions with peers, for invitations to upcoming webinars, to view past webinar recordings, to take a quiz and receive a CE certificate for a past webinar, and for access to more resources.
Libraries Unlimited is committed to serving libraries by producing library science textbooks, reference works, practical handbooks, and professional guides of unparalleled quality.
ABC-CLIO Solutions provides robust digital resources that support librarians, patrons, educators, and students in the development and communication of informed positions on complex topics.

Webinar: How to Harness Students’ Evolving Vision for Learning: Research & Recommendations

Happy new year! We hope you enjoyed the holidays! We’re excited to kick off 2016 with our upcoming webinar with our friends at ABC-CLIO and Libraries Unlimited. Check out the details below:

How to Harness Students’ Evolving Vision for Learning: Research & Recommendations
Tuesday, January 12 at 1pm PT/4pm ET
Presented by Julie Evans, CEO, Project Tomorrow
 
Analysis of the Speak Up Research Project data reveals that today’s K-12 students have a unique vision for digital learning that is often surprising and sometimes perplexing to the adults in their learning lives. Students are increasingly tapping into a diverse set of digital tools, content and resources to self-direct learning around areas of academic passion, both in and out of school. Most importantly, this emerging learning behavior is shaping how the students view information, research, learning and school.
In this webinar, Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow, will explore this phenomenon as she addresses these questions from School Library Connection Editorial Experts:
  • What are the three elements that comprise the Student Vision for Digital Learning?
  • What types of learning experiences support the Student Vision?  How prevalent are those types of experiences in schools today?
  • How can teachers and librarians use this information about the Student Vision to transform learning in their schools?

 

Going beyond anecdotes and assumptions, this interactive and eye-opening webinar will provide school library leaders and educators with a new set of lenses for evaluating the future of learning. Julie will field questions from attendees after her presentation.
Join the SLC @ The Forefront community to participate in online discussions with peers, for invitations to upcoming webinars, to view past webinar recordings, to take a quiz and receive a CE certificate for a past webinar, and for access to more resources.
Libraries Unlimited is committed to serving libraries by producing library science textbooks, reference works, practical handbooks, and professional guides of unparalleled quality.
ABC-CLIO Solutions provides robust digital resources that support librarians, patrons, educators, and students in the development and communication of informed positions on complex topics.

Webinar from Connected Educators: The Future of “Future Ready”

 

The Future of “Future Ready”
TODAY, October 26, 2015
1pm PT/4pm ET

Join a panel of ed tech leaders as they explore the lessons learned and challenges ahead of the Future Ready initiative and similar efforts to help schools move towards being 21st century digital learning environments.

Panelists

Katrina Stevens, Senior Advisor Office of Education Technology USDOE
Katrina manages Future Ready, Education Innovation Clusters and rapid cycle tech evaluation work. In former roles, Katrina worked to bring together stakeholders across the edtech ecosystem for meaningful dialogue and action. She spent the first 20 years of her career as an educator in schools, most recently in the central office at Baltimore County Public Schools. She cofounded and moderates #edtechchat, served as an international Startup Weekend Education Facilitator, and founded a monthly edtech happy hour.

Brian Lewis, CEO ISTE
Brian joined ISTE in September 2012 following a 25-year career in both the public and private sectors. He has served as a nonprofit association leader in several capacities, including chief strategy officer and interim CEO for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), assistant executive director for the California School Boards Association (CSBA), director of governmental relations for the San Diego County Office of Education and the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA).

Julie Evans, CEO Project Tomorrow
Julie has been CEO of Project Tomorrow, one of the nation’s leading education nonprofit organizations, since 1999. She developed the Speak Up National Research Project in 2003 and has served as the chief researcher on this project and other digital learning national research projects. She is a speaker, writer and commentator on K-12 and higher ed issues around digital learning. Ms. Evans was named in April 2008 as one of the Top Ten Most Influential People in Education Technology over the past 10 years by eSchool News.

Darryl Adams, Superintendent Coachella Valley Unified School District, CA
Dr. Adams has spent 26 years as an educator serving as a music teacher, band director, middle school assistant principal, high school assistant principal, high school principal, director of human resources, assistant superintendent of human resources and superintendent. Dr. Adams has recently been selected by the White House and the USDOE as one of the Top 100 Innovative Superintendents in America and was praised by President Obama for leading the way in ensuring students have equity and access to technology and the Internet.

Moderator

Frank Gallagher, VP Education Cable Impacts Foundation
Frank is VP of Education of the Cable Impacts Foundation, the non-profit foundation of the cable telecommunications industry. Mr. Gallagher is the immediate past chair and member of the executive committee of the Partnership for 21st Century Learning and has previously served on the board of directors of National PTA. He also serves on the Board of the National Coalition for Technology in Education and Training (NCTET), the National Forum on Information Literacy.

Special thanks again to Connected Educators for inviting us to be a part of Connected Educators Month. We hope to see you all online at today’s webinar!