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Watch “TEACH” from director Davis Guggenheim

In celebration of Joel Laguna’s keynote address at this Friday’s Tomorrow’s Teachers Conference, Project Tomorrow and Participant Media’s TEACH Campaign are pleased to offer you a chance to view the documentary online.

About the Film
We all have had a teacher who’s shaped us, inspired us, even scared us, and whom we can credit with having empowered us to become who we are today. To look at education in America, Davis Guggenheim brings us his third documentary “TEACH,” which asks the question, What does it take to be a teacher? Offering a rare glimpse inside four public school classrooms, Guggenheim invites us to follow the struggles and triumphs of America’s education system through the eyes, minds, and hearts of its most essential resource: teachers. Intense and emotional, this year-in-the-life of four public school teachers illustrates how tenacity, innovation, and a passion drives these educators as they navigate the ups and downs of the 2013 school year.

Click here to watch the film

Special thanks to DIRECTV, the presenting sponsor for this year’s conference. Through DIRECTV Goes to School, DIRECTV offers an educational television experience at no cost to any qualifying, state-accredited school, grades K-12. Their SCHOOL CHOICE programming package gives schools access to current events coverage and breaking news, as well as educational programming to enhance their students’ classroom experience. To learn more about DirecTV and their Goes to School program, click here.

Invest in tomorrow – donate to Project Tomorrow!

By 2020, half of all jobs in Orange County will be science, technology, engineering and math based. Your donation helps us provide programs and events that support the next great generation of STEM-career ready students and teachers.
  • $20 sends one student to a Project Tomorrow Youth Leadership Summit or Future Teachers Conference
  • $50 helps fund scholarships and support for Emerging Student Innovators, High Impact Teachers, and Innovative School Programs
  • $125 sponsors a Future Teacher’s Club at a local high school
  • A donation of your choice provides general support for student programs and events
  • Please contact us regarding a corporate donation or my company match
Click here to learn more

Exciting News! Project Tomorrow Named as Partner in 100Kin10, National Network to Grow STEM Teaching Force!

Project Tomorrow commits to advancing the goal of recruiting, preparing, and retaining 100,000 science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) teachers in 10 years
100Kin10, a multi-sector network addressing the national imperative to train 100,000 science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) teachers by 2021, today announced that Project Tomorrow has been accepted as a partner.
With a highly selective and competitive selection process, Project Tomorrow is extremely honored to be one of only 31 organizations chosen nationwide in this year’s application process. As part of 100Kin10, Project Tomorrow will recruit 2,050 excellent STEM teacher candidates, with 25% (512) from groups traditionally under-represented in STEM, in California by 2018, as measured by the number of students majoring or minoring in education and a science or math discipline.
More and better-trained STEM teachers are essential to prepare America’s students to fully participate in our democracy and to understand and respond to complex national and global challenges. To compete in the global marketplace and provide opportunity to all young Americans, all students—not  just those fortunate enough to attend certain schools— must have basic STEM skills and knowledge. Project Tomorrow is one of nearly 200 100Kin10 partners unified by a single, ambitious goal: to prepare all students with the high-quality STEM knowledge and skills to equip them for success in college and the workplace.
Organizations are accepted as 100Kin10 partners following a rigorous vetting process conducted by a team of partner reviewers and the University of Chicago. Reviewers are looking for organizations that bring innovation, boldness, and a proven track-record to their commitment(s) toward expanding, improving, and retaining the best of the nation’s STEM teaching force, or building the 100Kin10 movement.

 

A complete list of partners—with new partners highlighted— is available on the 100Kin10 website.

Are you attending the iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium?

Happy Monday! We hope you had a relaxing and fun filled weekend!





This week Project Tomorrow’s CEO, Julie Evans will be presenting at the iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium in Orlando, Florida! If you are attending the  iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium , please be sure to stop by and see Julie at one of the following sessions:
*Online Learning Experiences and Edpections of Tomorrow’s Teachers: New Research from Speak Up
*Blended, Flipping and Personalized: How Online Learning is Transforming Teacher Practice
*The Digital Classroom of Tomorrow
 

Online Learning Experiences and Expectations of Tomorrow’s Teachers: New Research from Speak Up

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM, October 28 2013
Asia 5
track:   Research & Evaluation
Tomorrow’s teachers may have the keys to finally unlock the potential of online learning tools and strategies to transform teaching and learning, but much depends upon their experiences in their preparation program and how well future school leadership can support their expectations for essential technology tools and resources. In this session, we will review new Speak Up findings on this topic and discuss the research with a panel of teacher educators and school principals.
Click here to learn more and sign up for the session!

Blending, Flipping and Personalized: How Online Learning is Transforming Teacher Practice

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM, October 29 2013
Southern Hemisphere II
track:   Research & Evaluation
Online learning debates primarily focus on student outcomes. However, the real impact of leveraging online learning tools should be about changing teacher practice. The 2012 Speak Up National Research Project polled 56,000 teachers nationwide on the impact of online learning on their practice as well as student outcomes. In this session, we will review new findings around blended, flipped, and personalized learning and learn from a teacher panel about their experiences and expectations.
Panelists:
·         Dr. R. Mark Beadle, CEO and Head of School, Sevenstar
·         Renee Citlau, National Online Teacher of the Year and from Anaheim Union High School District (CA)
·         William Lange, Blended Learning Coordinator with Maricopa Unified School District (AZ)
Click here to learn more and sign up for the session!

The Digital Classroom of Tomorrow

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM, October 30 2013
Southern Hemisphere III
track:   Blended Learning Programs
One of the most challenging issues facing administrators, teachers and parents today is keeping up with the digital tools available for learning. This panel discussion will focus on the key findings on maximizing student learning from the 2012 survey conducted by the Speak Up National Research Project. Specifically, the panel member discussion, which will consist of teacher (s) and administrator (s), will comment on the results from the survey.
Click here to learn more and sign up for the session!
Please be sure to check our website next week at: http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/speakup_presentations.htmlfor copies of the powerpoint presentations!
Have you participated in Speak up?! Please share your experiences below! And remember to share the Speak Up surveys with your network of friends and family- every voice counts!

Take the survey today at: www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2013

–The Project Tomorrow Team