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Speak Up family & friends: Fall registration for ISTE is now open!

Spark extraordinary learning and teaching. Be a catalyst!

We encourage all digital age educators to join the International Society for Technology in Education as members – whether it’s as an individual member, as a team, or as an institutional member. As a digital age educator, you’re a catalyst for learning, teaching and education transformation. It’s what you do. Let ISTE be the spark that ignites your passion by providing innovative ed tech resources and access to a global community of education leaders committed to connected learning in a connected world.

Our friends at ISTE have multiple membership options available:

ISTE also has a sampling of free ed tech resources available if you are interested in seeing what they have to offer – click here to view the resources.
About ISTE
The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) is the premier nonprofit organization serving educators and education leaders committed to empowering connected learners in a connected world. ISTE serves more than 100,000 education stakeholders throughout the world. ISTE membership is a powerful way for educators to connect with peers, share knowledge and ideas, and help lead the transformation of education. ISTE also offers innovative ed tech resources to support professional learning for educators and education leaders. Visit http://www.iste.org/ to learn more.

Project Tomorrow at ISTE 2015

June 28 – July 1
Philadelphia, PA

We are excited to be a part of ISTE 2015 in Philadelphia, PA! If you’re attending the conference, be sure to take part in our various workshops, panels, and sessions, featuring Speak Up 2014 data and more. Check out our list of ISTE 2015 activities below, and don’t forget to visit our website as we update it with our latest ISTE schedule and plans.

Using Speak Up Data to Inform Your Digital Learning Plans – a special workshop for school and district leaders
Sunday, June 28, 2:30-5pm
Location: Hilton Garden Inn
Click here to register
Plan to attend this special, first-ever workshop for school and district leaders on how to leverage Speak Up data from your education stakeholders to inform and guide your digital learning plans. You have collected the views and aspirations of your students, parents, teachers, community members and staff — now how do you use that data to kickstart a new initiative, change the perceptions of your teachers, gain the support of your school board, parents and community, or develop new funding sources to support your plans? We will cover all of that and more in this special workshop that will feature strategies for using the Speak Up data — and testimonials from school district leaders on their successes. Refreshments and appetizers will be provided also.

Paying It Forward: Leveraging Female Voices in Ed Tech
Monday, June 29, 8:30-9:30am
Location: PCC 116
Click here to learn more
Female ed tech leaders from across the globe gather annually at ISTE. This year, we will formalize this convening with an engaging session around leadership. From coaching to mentorship to collaboration, the session will showcase female agents of change and examine how to strengthen the female voice in education technology. With Julie Evans (Project Tomorrow), Mila Fuller (National Council of Teachers of English), Ellen Bialo (Interactive Educational Systems Design), Margaret Roth (Yet Analytics), and Kari Stubbs (BrainPOP).

The Eight Essentials for Success in Mobile Learning
Monday, June 29, 12:45-1:45pm
Location: PCC Ballroom A
Click here to learn more
Attend this session to learn eight essential strategies for success in mobile learning, with examples illustrating successful use for each strategies. You’ll gain insights into how to develop, implement and evaluate mobile learning initiatives. Applying these strategies will greatly increase the chances for success of a mobile learning project. With Julie Evans (Project Tomorrow), Angela Baker (Qualcomm Wireless Reach), and Chris Dede (Harvard University).

Why Student Data?
Tuesday, June 30, 12:30-1:30pm
Location: PCC 114
Access to student data can improve teaching and learning. Hear firsthand how educators, school districts, and the private sector are using student data to improve educational outcomes and how they are safeguarding student information.

Digital Teachers, Digital Principals: Transforming the Ways We Engage Students
Tuesday, June 30, 4:00-5:00pm
Location: PCC 103BC
Click here to learn more
Engaging students in learning can potentially improve achievement, but increasing student engagement is still an elusive concept in many classrooms. Armed with research findings and classroom practices, we’ll provide you with new strategies and ideas to use in your classrooms. With Julie Evans (Project Tomorrow), Robert Miller (Port Orange Elementary), and Kari Stubbs (BrainPOP).

Speak Up Collaborator Booth (Conference Center)
Monday, June 29, 9:30 am–5:30 pm
Tuesday, June 30, 9:30 am–5 pm
Wednesday, July 1, 9:30 am–3 pm

Stop by our collaborator booth to say hi and learn more about Speak Up on your way to all your great ISTE sessions!

Speak Up News – May 2015

Happy Thursday! In honor of the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year, we’ve moved our 2nd Congressional Briefing to September 24, 2015. Keep reading this newsletter for details regarding the release of the Speak Up 2014 National Findings from Teachers, Administrators, and Parents, as well as our plans for ISTE 2015.

In this newsletter:

▪ Save the date! Our 2nd Congressional Briefing has been moved to September 24, 2015.
▪ Project Tomorrow at ISTE: We’re excited to be a part of ISTE 2015 this summer! Check out our list of activities and events at this year’s conference.
▪ National Release of Speak Up 2014 Student National Findings: Did you miss our first Congressional Briefing in April? Visit our website to download the report.

Thanks for 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!

Our second Congressional Briefing has been moved to Thursday, September 24, 2015

Location TBA
12:00PM–1:30PM
Lunch will be provided
In honor of the beginning of the new school year, we’ve moved our second Congressional Briefing to Thursday, September 24, 2015! Please join us for the release of the Speak Up 2014 National Findings from Teachers, Administrators, and Parents. This is the second of two Congressional Briefings on the data results from the 521,000 online Speak Up surveys submitted from education stakeholders nationwide in fall 2014.
The September 24th briefing will include a presentation of the national findings and a moderated panel discussion with leaders in the education field. This year’s national report, “Digital Teaching 2.0 – Activating Technology-Enhanced Learning in America’s Classrooms” will be distributed to all attendees.
Will you be in Washington D.C. on September 24th? If so, RSVP for the briefing! Click here to save your seat and receive updates on the briefing details. If you are unable to attend the briefing and would like to request a copy of the report, click here or email us with your reservation request!
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Project Tomorrow at ISTE 2015

June 28 – July 1

Philadelphia, PA
We’re excited to be a part of this year’s ISTE Conference & Expo! If attending, be sure to take part in our various workshops, panels, and sessions, featuring Speak Up 2014 data and more. Check out our list of ISTE 2015 activities below, and visit our official ISTE 2015 events page as we update it with our latest conference schedule and plans.
Using Speak Up Data to Inform Your Digital Learning Plans – a special workshop for school and district leaders
Sunday, June 28, 2:30-5pm
Click here to register
Paying It Forward: Leveraging Female Voices in Ed Tech
Monday, June 29, 8:30-9:30am
Click here to learn more
The Eight Essentials for Success in Mobile Learning
Monday, June 29, 12:45-1:45pm
Click here to learn more
Why Student Data?
Tuesday, June 30, 12:30-1:30pm
Details coming soon!
Digital Teachers, Digital Principals: Transforming the Ways We Engage Students
Tuesday, June 30, 4:00-5:00pm
Click here to learn more
Speak Up Collaborator Booth (Conference Center)
Monday, June 29, 9:30 am–5:30 pm
Tuesday, June 30, 9:30 am–5 pm
Wednesday, July 1, 9:30 am–3 pm
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2015 Congressional Briefing National Release of Speak Up 2014 K-12 Students

Did you miss our first Congressional Briefing? If so, visit our website to download the report, view the press release, read this year’s key findings, and more!

Information about our first Congressional Briefing:

On April 30, 2015 Project Tomorrow released the report “Digital Learning 24/7: Understanding Technology – Enhanced Learning in the Lives of Today’s Students” at a Congressional Briefing held in Washington, DC and online in a special live stream of the event. Julie Evans, Project Tomorrow CEO, discussed selected student national findings from the Speak Up 2014 student report and moderated a panel discussion with students who shared their insights and experiences with digital learning.
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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.
Many thanks to our sponsors and partners for the support of Speak Up 2014: Blackboard Inc., BrainPOP, Fuel Education, DreamBox Learning, Schoolwires, Qualcomm Wireless Reach, Rosetta Stone, American Association of School Administrators, Consortium for School Networking, Digital Learning Day, Digital Promise, edWeb, International Association for K-12 Online Learning, International Society for Technology in Education, National Association of Secondary School Principals, National School Boards Association, Secondary Education Teachers’ Association, and the Southern Regional Education Board.

Paying it forward: Leveraging Today’s Female Voices in Ed Tech #SXSWedu

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Tuesday, March 10
3:00PM – 4:00PM
Austin Convention Center Room 12AB
500 East Cesar Chavez Street 
#edtech4women
http://www.tomorrow.org/SxSweduPanel.html

Are you at SXSWedu? Attend Julie Evans’s panel with Dr. Kari Stubbs, Dr. Mila Thomas Fuller, and Dr. Kecia Ray.

This panel brings together female change agents intentionally gathered from across the ed tech space with the hope of examining the unique role women can play at this interesting nexus of education and technology.  The discussion will be anchored around data on the presence, role, and level of influence of female voices in education and will include personal histories and testimonies on the growth in this field.

Join the conversation to hear from and interact with Nashville district leadership, the CEO of Project Tomorrow, a Vice President from BrainPOP, and the Director of the National Council of Teachers of English, all of whom have been national leaders in their field and have lent their expertise and vision to the work of the board of ISTE, the International Society of Technology in Education.  Research has demonstrated that the today’s young girls and women need role models in technology fields to develop self-efficacy in these fields.  While women have dominated the teaching profession for over the past century, the role of women as technology leaders within education is still emerging.

This interactive discussion explores multiple paths to ed tech leadership, including through university doctoral work, leadership with state and federal grants,  school district leadership, lending thought influence to visionary agencies such as Horizon K12 and Digital Promise, research  expertise, corporate America or a membership association, and contributing to the industry conversation through publications and at conferences such as SXSWedu.  The experiences of this diverse panel of education technology leaders will provide invaluable input into new best practices for supporting young girls and women in this field.  Whether you are examining how to further your own personal voice in the space, grow your PLN and exploring new professional career paths, or you are interested in how to leverage the experiences of women who are currently in this field to mentor and coach the next great generation of female ed tech leaders, this is a conversation you won’t want to miss.

Nominations now open for the ISTE Mobile Learning Network Teacher/Educator Mobile Learning Innovator Award

Nominations are now open for the ISTE Mobile Learning Network Teacher/Educator Mobile Learning Innovator Award! You can nominate yourself or someone else until February 28 for the chance to be recognized at the International Society for Technology and Education Conference and Expo 2015 in Philadelphia. Learn more about the award below:

The ISTE Mobile Learning Network would like to recognize teachers and educators who are doing innovative projects that engage learners. Innovation is driven by a commitment to excellence and continuous improvement. Innovation is based on curiosity, the willingness to take risks, and experimenting to test assumptions. Innovation is based on questioning and challenging the status quo, and it is based on recognizing opportunity and taking advantage of it.

Nominees will be judged on how their mobile learning innovation

  • Increases knowledge and value in education
  • Demonstrates a clear understanding of needs and potential solutions in the mobile learning environment
  • Facilitates growth and sharing in the learning community

ISTE members can nominate themselves or a colleague using the online nomination form.

Click here to learn more about the ISTE Mobile Learning Network and the award.

 

The ISTE Mobile Learning Network, formerly SIGML, is a worldwide advocate for mobile learning that promotes meaningful integration of mobile devices in learning and teaching in formal and informal learning environments.

Take a moment to Speak Up – a blog post by ISTE CEO Brian Lewis

This is a special blog post by ISTE CEO Brian Lewis. The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) is the premier nonprofit organization serving educators and education leaders committed to empowering connected learners in a connected world. ISTE serves more than 100,000 education stakeholders throughout the world. Learn more about ISTE at iste.org.
 
It’s not every day that educators have access to a direct, efficient opportunity to instantly impact the future of education. But that’s certainly the case for those who take just a few minutes to complete Project Tomorrow’s 2014 Speak Up Survey through Dec. 19
 
By completing the brief survey – it takes only about 15 minutes – you’ll be making your voice heard from classrooms to the halls of Congress, from state capitols to boardrooms. You’ll also be ensuring that policymakers are making important program and funding decisions based upon real data from real education stakeholders.
 
And you’re not only assisting Project Tomorrow and others in the ed tech ecosystem, you’re helping ISTE. We use annual Speak Up Survey data to inform our policies, programs and initiatives, so your survey responses provide a double dose of influential data. And while we’re at it, we’d like to encourage other policy organizations to turn to Speak Up data to direct their initiatives. What better way to assure you’re meeting the needs, interests and vision of your members?
 
With so many factors creating challenges in schools today – Common Core, online assessments, changes to student populations, student safety and ever-advancing technology, to name a few – it’s profoundly important that education leaders share their opinions. And the Speak Up Survey is a straightforward way to make sure educators’ voices are heard.
 
If you need an additional incentive to participate, all who complete the survey by Friday, Dec. 12 will be entered to win a free registration for ISTE 2015 in Philadelphia. Complete the survey on National Speak Up Day, Wednesday, Dec. 10 and you’ll be entered into a separate ISTE 2015 registration drawing. Conference registration winners will also join Project Tomorrow CEO Julie Evans for dinner in Philadelphia and can use the time to pick her brain on all topics related to digital learning.

 

So, please, sit down for just a few minutes and Speak Up. 

Speak Up News, December 2014

Happy December! We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Can you believe we are already in the last month of Speak Up? In just eight weeks we’ve already received 280,688 surveys! Thank you for all of your hard work in making sure student, parent, educator, administrator, and community voices are heard.
There are only 3 weeks of Speak Up left – share your ideas and opinions with policy makers and the broader education community by taking the survey today. Take the survey, and pass it on!
In this newsletter, you will find information regarding…

▪ Happy Giving Tuesday! Help shape the future of education by participating in Speak Up 2014.
▪ Speak Up 2014: This is the last month of Speak Up! Surveys are available for input through December 19th, 2014.
▪ Speak Up America: Our weeklong celebration of Speak Up participants takes place December 8th through December 12th.
▪ 2015 Student Technology Conference: Learn more about this free, virtual conference produced by the students of the Marymount School of New York.
▪ Speak Up Data Luncheon at ISTE: Learn how to use your Speak Up data at this special workshop for school and district leaders. 

Happy reading! Feel free to share your thoughts with us on FacebookTwitter, and our Blog.

-The Project Tomorrow team

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Happy Giving Tuesday!

After giving thanks on Thanksgiving, it’s time to give back with #GivingTuesday! Today, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world are coming together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.
For #GivingTuesday we ask our Speak Up family to donate 15 minutes of your time for the future of education. Although #GivingTuesday is over, you can still make a difference today by expressing your views about education, technology, and 21st century skills through the Speak Up 2014 National Research Project. Click here to take the survey.
We want everyone to have a voice in the future of how technology is used in our schools – please share the Speak Up survey with your students, teachers, parents, administrators, community organizers, friends, and anyone who has a passion for improving education: bit.ly/SU14survey
Click here to donate to Project Tomorrow
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Speak Up 2014

Teachers, Librarians and Administrators:

Share your ideas about digital learning by completing a Speak Up survey today

How do you use technology for learning?
Share your perspective in the Speak Up 2014 survey, and help steer the future of education technology.
To achieve real and positive change in the field of education technology, it is crucial that you share your ideas and opinions with policy makers and the broader education community. Make a difference today by expressing your views in the Speak Up 2014 National Research Project!
Surveys are open for input through December 19th, 2014 at:www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2014.
For additional information on the Speak Up surveys, including FAQs, promotional materials and more please visit www.tomorrow.org/speakup.
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Speak Up America

Mark your calendars! Speak Up America 2014 takes place from December 8th to December 12th.

Do you plan on participating in Speak Up America? Click here to let us know!
In honor of the superb survey period that took place during Speak Up 2013, Project Tomorrow launched the inaugural “Speak Up America” campaign, a weeklong event to celebrate Speak Up participants, past, present and new!
Now in its second year, Speak Up America 2014 features…

▪ National Speak Up Day – encourage your community to participate in Speak Up on December 10th! Every survey submitted on this date will be entered into a special drawing for free ISTE conference registration.
▪ Photo and video challenge – check the Speak Up America homepage TODAY at 3PM ET for the release of challenge information and contest rules!
▪ Chances to win free ISTE, CUE, TCEA, NETA and NCCE conference registrations – with chances to win throughout the week
▪ Speak Up 2014 preliminary snapshots – released daily
▪ Data Surprises from the Speak Up 2014 Student Surveys – Twitter chat hosted by Julie Evans on Wednesday, December 10th at 4:30PM ET.

Click here to learn more about Speak Up America

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2015 Student Technology Conference

Project Tomorrow is thrilled to work with Marymount School for the 2015 Student Technology Conference, a student-directed global conversation about technology in education. This free, online event is planned and run by the students of Marymount School from New York City, and will be held virtually on Saturday, January 31st, 2015.
The 2015 Student Technology Conference is committed to fostering a better understanding of how students use technology in education, to promote discussion about technology, to assist teachers and administrators in understanding how students use technology both in and out of the classroom, and to strengthening the relationship between students, teachers and administrators about technology in the curriculum. If you are interested in presenting at the conference, then you can submit your proposal here. This year’s strands include Student Technology Clubs, Education Technology Tools, Students and social media, and more. Click here to learn more about the strands.
We are excited to be working with this wonderful team of student organizers, and look forward to your participation in January’s event. You can learn more about the 2015 Student Technology Conference on the event’s official website: studenttechnologyconference.com

Call for student panelists

As part of the 2015 Student Technology Conference, the Marymount School is hosting a student-led presentation where students reflect on the Speak Up data collected at their schools. This is an excellent opportunity to showcase your school and district at the conference and to give your students a spotlight and leadership opportunity. If you are interested, please contact the Speak Up team atspeakup@tomorrow.org so we can coordinate submitting this proposal presentation.
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Using Speak Up Data to Inform Your Digital Learning Plans – a special workshop for school and district leaders

Save the date: Sunday, June 28 from 12PM to 3PM in Philadelphia, PA (in conjunction with ISTE 2015)

Plan to attend this special, first-ever workshop for school and district leaders on how to leverage Speak Up data from your education stakeholders to inform and guide your digital learning plans. You have collected the views and aspirations of your students, parents, teachers, community members and staff – now how do you use that data to kickstart a new initiative, change the perceptions of your teachers, gain the support of your school board, parents and community, or develop new funding sources to support your plans? We will cover all of that and more in this special workshop that will feature strategies for using the Speak Up data – and testimonials from school district leaders on their successes. Lunch will be provided also.
Interested in learning more – or want to save your seat for this limited enrollment opportunity? Contact Jenny Hostert at jhostert@tomorrow.org.
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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 FacebookTwitterInstagramand 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.
Many thanks to our sponsors and partners for the support of Speak Up 2014: Blackboard Inc., BrainPOP, K12, DreamBox Learning, Schoolwires, SMART Technologies, Rosetta Stone, American Association of School Administrators, Consortium for School Networking, Digital Learning Day, Digital Promise, edWeb, International Association for K-12 Online Learning, International Society for Technology in Education, National Association of Secondary School Principals, National School Boards Association, Secondary Education Teachers’ Association, and the Southern Regional Education Board.
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