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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!

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 supporters to consider a donation to Project Tomorrow to ensure that today’s students are prepared for tomorrow. All donations will go towards our programs that help students gain the skills they need for the future. Please visit http://bit.ly/donatePT to support Project Tomorrow.

We also ask our Speak Up family and friends to donate 15 minutes of your time for the future of education. Make a difference today by expressing your views about education, technology, and college and career ready skills through the Speak Up 2015 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/SU15survey

Thank you for your continued support of Speak Up! To learn more about #GivingTuesday, visit their official website.

Help Project Tomorrow Win $5K!


Vote online from October 26 – October 30, 2015

Project Tomorrow is a finalist in the Cox Cares $5k Giveaway social media competition that will award $5,000 to a deserving Orange County nonprofit organization.

We need your help this week! From today through October 30, vote for Project Tomorrow in the Cox Cares $5k Giveaway social media competition and help us receive $5,000! Voting is simple and will take only five minutes of your time. There are two ways to vote:

Cox Cares website

1. Visit http://cox-cares.org/-5k-giveaway.html.
2. Choose Orange County from the dropdown menu.
3. Click on “Project Tomorrow” to vote!

Twitter

1. Visit http://twitter.com/CoxCalifornia.
2. Retweet their tweet with Project Tomorrow’s name.
3. Spread the word – each retweet counts as a vote!

Thank you for supporting Project Tomorrow!

— The Project Tomorrow Team

About Project Tomorrow 
The vision of Project Tomorrow is to ensure that today’s students are well prepared to be tomorrow’s innovators, leaders and engaged citizens of the world. To learn more about Project Tomorrow, please visit tomorrow.org.

About Cox Cares Foundation 
The philanthropic arm of Cox Communications, the Cox Cares Foundation, is funded by employee payroll donations that are matched by the company. The foundation provides scholarships to students, grants to non-profit organizations, and funds programs that improve the quality of life for children and families throughout Southern California. For more information about the Cox Cares Foundation, visit www.cox-cares.org.

The Project Tomorrow 2015 Innovation in Education Awards is tonight!

The Project Tomorrow 2015 Innovation in Education Awards will be presented at the 22nd Annual High-Tech Innovation Awards dinner reception tonight in conjunction with OC Tech Alliance’s own corporate awards at the Westin South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. This high profile event attracts over 300 business and community leaders each year. Award finalists and a guest will be hosted at the reception. Award recipients will receive regional and national recognition through both online and traditional media outlets. In addition, all finalists will receive funding to use to expand a science, math or technology program in their classroom.
Finalists for this year’s awards are:
Innovative School-Wide Program of the Year in Science, Math & Technology – distinguishing a public, private, or parochial school that demonstrates innovation with an outstanding, results-based school-wide program
  • Stoddard Elementary School, Anaheim City School District
    Program: Stoddard STEAM Academy
  • Foothill High School, Tustin Unified School District
    Program: Foothill Engineering and Technology (FEAT)
  • The Prentice School in Santa Ana, Private
    Program: Assistive Technology Tools

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
  • Dwynn Famalette, Aliso Niguel High School, 10-12th Science Teacher
  • Sharon McCubbin, Springbrook Elementary, 3rd Grade Teacher
  • Suzy Hardy, St. John’s Episcopal School in Rancho Santa Margarita, 6-8th Math/Technology Teacher

Emerging Student Innovator of the Year in Science, Math & Technology – recognizing eighth grade, freshman, sophomore, or junior high school students who are creatively using science, math and technology resources to solve a school or community problem
  • Anna Lou, Oxford Academy Cypress, 10th Grade (rising junior)
  • Ruoxi Michelle Chen, Sage Hill School, 11th Grade (rising senior)
  • Sean O’Bannon, Foothill High School, 11th Grade (rising senior)
We are excited to announce our three winners at tonight’s event! Stay tuned to view the names of the winners later this week!

Last call for tomorrow’s webinar: Maximizing Your K-12 Communications to Support Student Success

Maximizing Your K-12 Communications to Support Student Success
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Presented by Julie Evans, CEO, Project Tomorrow
Did you know that 86% of the public believes that parent support is the most important way to ensure student achievement? Blackboard and Project Tomorrow have surveyed thousands of parents across the U.S. to understand how they want to be communicated with, which channels they prefer, and how to increase their engagement with schools and districts. In this webinar, explore the parent survey data we’ve collected and learn what tools and practices you need to maximize family and community engagement in your district that ultimately influence student success.
Join Project Tomorrow President & CEO Julie Evans to hear more about:
• What role parents feel social media and mobile have in K-12
• What parents believe are measures of student success
• What parents worry about for their child’s academic future
• What ways in which parents like to be communicated
Julie will field questions from the audience at the end of her presentation. K-12 administrators interested in parent engagement survey feedback and community engagement technology tools that will help districts maximize their communications will benefit from this webinar.
A CE certificate will be emailed to attendees within 24 hours of the live event.
If you miss the live session, a link to view the recording will be sent within 24 hours of the live event.
This is a free program from edWeb.net. edWeb.net is a social network and professional learning community that makes it easy for teachers and all educators to connect and collaborate with peers, share information and best practices, and spread innovative ideas to improve teaching and learning. To learn more about edWeb.net, click on their logo to the right.

Registration for the 6th Annual Youth Leadership Summit is now open!

WHAT?
The “Leading the Way: Youth Leadership Summit for Math & Science” is a unique opportunity for Orange County’s high school students to share their ideas on how to improve math and science education and to learn about how math and science proficiency is increasingly a critical skill for many current and future jobs in Orange County. This interactive, half-day summit will empower students to explore careers in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields and provide these students with valuable information about the workforce development trends in the county and what they need to do to be well prepared for the jobs of the future. Additionally, through working group discussions, we will capture the students’ ideas on how to improve K-12 math and science education and thus, Orange County’s economic future.

WHEN?
Saturday, October 24th, 2015 from 8:45am to 2:00 pm

WHERE?
Edwards Lifesciences Global Headquarters, 1 Edwards Way, Irvine, CA 92614

WHO?
200 of Orange County’s best and brightest high school students who are interested in science, technology, engineering and math, and serve as representatives from their
high schools. Panel discussions with representatives from a diversified set of OC companies and engineers on the role of math and science in their industry, and their expectations for employees in the future. Break-out sessions and tabletop exhibits to introduce students to local STEM career opportunities and college programs.

WHY?
Statewide, California reports that in 2020, the number of jobs requiring a college degree will outstrip the number of jobs which do not, with most of those jobs being STEM-related. Additionally, 45% of today’s current science and engineering workforce will retire within the next few years. It is also becoming increasingly apparent that science and math proficiency are the new “must-haves” for jobs outside of the usual STEM fields including positions in the hospitality, construction and services sectors. To be prepared to become part of the new OC workforce, today’s students must receive a world-class science and math education, and understand what is needed both in terms of skill development and educational attainment to compete for these new OC jobs.

HOW?
Participation by the invited high school students is 100% underwritten through corporate sponsorship funds provided by our Summit sponsors and includes a specially prepared packet of information and resources for the students, continental breakfast and lunch.

For information about the Summit, sponsorship or speaking opportunities, or to discuss ways for your company or organization to be involved, please contact Kelly Moriarty at kmoriarty@tomorrow.org or 949-609-4660.

For more information about the event and how to register, please visit our website: Youth Leadership Summit

Upcoming webinar: Maximizing Your K-12 Communications to Support Student Success

Maximizing Your K-12 Communications to Support Student Success
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Presented by Julie Evans, CEO, Project Tomorrow
Did you know that 86% of the public believes that parent support is the most important way to ensure student achievement? Blackboard and Project Tomorrow have surveyed thousands of parents across the U.S. to understand how they want to be communicated with, which channels they prefer, and how to increase their engagement with schools and districts. In this webinar, explore the parent survey data we’ve collected and learn what tools and practices you need to maximize family and community engagement in your district that ultimately influence student success.
Join Project Tomorrow President & CEO Julie Evans to hear more about:
• What role parents feel social media and mobile have in K-12
• What parents believe are measures of student success
• What parents worry about for their child’s academic future
• What ways in which parents like to be communicated
Julie will field questions from the audience at the end of her presentation. K-12 administrators interested in parent engagement survey feedback and community engagement technology tools that will help districts maximize their communications will benefit from this webinar.
A CE certificate will be emailed to attendees within 24 hours of the live event.
If you miss the live session, a link to view the recording will be sent within 24 hours of the live event.
This is a free program from edWeb.net. edWeb.net is a social network and professional learning community that makes it easy for teachers and all educators to connect and collaborate with peers, share information and best practices, and spread innovative ideas to improve teaching and learning. To learn more about edWeb.net, click on their logo to the right.