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Speak Up School and District Spotlight

Happy Friday! Each week during the Speak Up survey period we will feature participating schools and districts who have gone above and beyond in promoting the survey within their communities. Follow our Speak Up School and District Spotlight series for ideas on how to spread the word about Speak Up to your students, parents, teachers, and community!

Returning Speak Up participants, Sampson County Schools in North Carolina, created a tutorial video explaining where to take the survey and how to find your school. Providing a tutorial is a great and quick way of simplifying the survey taking process. Sampson County Schools is currently one of our top Speak Up 2015 districts – keep up the great work! Click here to view their tutorial.
If you are interested in creating your own Speak Up tutorial or would like to use a pre-made one, visit our participation tutorial webpage for videos explaining how to take the survey, how to check your data, and more. Visit our promotional materials page for more ideas on how to spread the word about Speak Up to your school(s).
How is your school or district Speaking Up and spreading the word? Let us know by contacting Lisa Chu at LChu@tomorrow.org. Check back next week to see the next featured school/district!

Haven’t taken the Speak Up survey yet?

If so, be sure to take the survey by Dec. 18!

If you haven’t participated in Speak Up yet, be sure to take the survey by December 18th. Click here to take the survey or follow the link: bit.ly/SU15survey. Learn more about which survey you should take below:

Take the educator survey if you are a…

  • Teacher, Librarian or Media Specialist
  • Administrator, Tech leader, or Communications Officer
  • School or district employee (but not a teacher or administrator)

Take the parent survey or padres de familia en español survey if you are a…

  • Parent
  • Spanish speaking parent

Take the group survey if you are administering group surveys for…

  • K-2 student group
  • Grades 3-5 student group
  • Parent group
  • Parent Spanish group
  • Community members group

If you do not fall into any of the above categories but are interested in sharing your thoughts and ideas, please select the community survey.

Once you’ve submitted your survey, share the following link with five friends and encourage them to take the survey: bit.ly/SU15survey

Word of mouth is the best way to spread the word! If you need help promoting Speak Up to your friends and colleagues, visit our promotional materials page for downloadable flyers, instructions, sample emails, and more.

Speak Up 2015 is just around the corner! Download our welcome packet to prepare for this year’s survey!

With this year’s survey period opening in just a few days, now is the perfect time to kick your plans for Speak Up into high gear! We’ve created a welcome packet with shortened versions of our promotional materials in case you need quick and simple ideas for promoting the survey. This virtual packet includes general information about Speak Up, instructions, ideas for how you can use your data, sample flyers, and more.

For your convenience, we’ve included both a PDF version and an editable Microsoft Word document version of the packet – feel free to make any changes to the text. We hope this helps you prepare for this year’s survey! Click on the link or image below to download the welcome packet.

Download our Speak Up badges and banners!

Display our Speak Up 2015 badges and animated banners on your school website and emails to spread the word about the survey. Add the participant badge to your email signature, class website, blog posts, and more to proudly show others that you’re speaking up! Click here to download your Speak Up 2015 participant badge, or click on the image below.

Provide easy access to the Speak Up surveys by embedding one of our URL linked Speak Up banners on your website. Our clickable banners will direct participants to the Speak Up survey homepage with one click. To help spread the word about Speak Up, we recommend adding our Speak banner to your district or school’s homepage, blogs or social media outlets, in your email’s signature or sharing the banner with other community websites (such as your city or county’s website). Another great idea is to suggest that your teacher’s add a banner to their classroom webpage! Click here to view clickable Speak Up banners, or click on the banner below.

How are you spreading the word about this year’s survey to your school(s)? Let us know in the comments section below!

Check out our new Speak Up 2015 promotional materials!

With 50% of schools across the nation starting school this month, we’ve updated our Speak Up 2015 promotional materials to help spread the word about our survey! Start the school year strong by encouraging school and district participation in the annual Speak Up survey –  download our welcome packet, flyers to post up around school, sample emails, sample tweets, and more. Click on our sample flyer below, or visit http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/promo.html to download the materials.

Speak Up 2015 is just around the corner! Get your school(s) ready for the survey through our sample emails.

Speak Up 2015 is just around the corner! Get your school(s) ready for the annual survey by spreading the word through our sample emails – send out the one below, or by visiting http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/promo.html. Feel free to change the text as needed. Stay tuned for more Speak Up 2015 promotional materials in the next few weeks.
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Subject: Help us collect valuable data for our school by participating in Speak Up 2015
Join the conversation about the use of technology for learning through Speak Up, a National Research Project. Since 2003, nearly 4 million K-12 education stakeholders have participated in the annual online surveys. Data findings are shared each year with federal, state and local policymakers to inform education programs, policies and funding.
Surveys will be open for input October 1st – December 18th, 2015 at:
Instructions for completing the Speak Up survey
  1. Go to this link: http://www.bit.ly/SU15survey
  2. Click on the appropriate survey (Student, Educator, Parent, Community member).
  3. Follow the given instructions to access the survey. Begin by entering your school zip or clicking on the drop down button and select your state, then go to the next line and type in your school name to find your school.
  4. Students will choose their grade level and enter in their school specific password
    • Parents and Educators will NOT need the password to access the survey.
To learn more about the project and how to get involved, visit www.tomorrow.org/speakup.
Speak Up is a national initiative of Project Tomorrow, the nation’s leading educational nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that today’s students are well prepared to be tomorrow’s innovators, leaders and engaged citizens of the world. To learn more about Speak Up, please visit: www.tomorrow.org/speakup

 

Spread the word about Speak Up through our sample tweets!

With the new school year coming up in a few weeks, now is the perfect time to start planning your Speak Up survey promotion to your school(s). Get the word out about the annual survey through our sample tweets. Feel free to post these on your school or district’s twitter account before and during the survey period, and feel free to change the text as needed.

Before October 1st

  • Our school/district has registered to be a part of a nationwide conversation about #edtech – join in today: http://bit.ly/SU15survey
  • Join us & the 4mil students, parents, teachers, and admins who have participated in Speak Up since ’03! Register now: http://bit.ly/SU15survey
  • We are excited to participate in this year’s #SpeakUpsurvey! Learn all about the survey before it opens on 10/1: http://bit.ly/SUhome
  • 75% of students say mobile devices are important. What do our students think? Get involved with the #SpeakUpsurvey at http://bit.ly/SU15survey
  • Our school/district just registered for Speak Up!  Join the conversation about the role of technology in & out of school: http://bit.ly/SU15survey 

During October 1st-December 18th
  • Speak Up surveys are available 10/1 through 12/18! Make your voice heard about education and technology! http://bit.ly/SU15survey
  • Parents, to learn more about Speak Up before participating in this nationwide educational survey, see this FAQ page: http://bit.ly/PUS23q 
  • Take the Speak Up survey to ensure your voice is heard! http://bit.ly/SU15survey
  • School/district your participation in Speak Up is important! Help us collect valuable data @ http://bit.ly/SU15survey
  • Let’s be a part of the thousands around the country who are speaking up to decision-makers about 21st century learning: http://bit.ly/SU15survey 
Last minute tweets
  • Only a few more days until Speak Up 2015 is over! Get your survey in before 12/18 to make sure your voice is heard! http://bit.ly/SU15survey
  • Need a last min activity before winter break? Dedicate 15min to the #SpeakUpsurvey! http://bit.ly/SU15survey
  • Speak Up about issues regarding the use of new technology such as mobile devices and tablets in schools: http://bit.ly/SU15survey
  • Don’t forget to submit your Speak Up surveys before winter break begins! Visit http://bit.ly/SU15survey to share your thoughts.
  • Last call for surveys! Submit your Speak Up surveys by 12/18 to ensure your voice is heard: http://bit.ly/SU15survey
Stay tuned for more Speak Up 2015 promotional materials coming in the next few weeks!

Last minute Speak Up outreach ideas

The final week of Speak Up is here! Do you need help encouraging participation in your school or district? Try sending out these short emails before the survey closes this Friday, December 19th. Feel free to change the text to better fit your school or district’s needs.

 
Email #1:
The last week of Speak Up is here!
 
Encourage your district to take the Speak Up survey before it closes on December 19th, 2014! Be a part of this year’s Speak Up Research Project and start learning about the ideas and views of your students, parents, faculty, and community members regarding education, technology, 21st century skills and more.  Not only can Speak Up help inform school or district plans, policies, purchases and programs around digital learning – all Speak Up surveys submitted this week will enter your district into drawings with opportunities to win free BbWorld 2015 and regional conference registrations!
 
Start learning about the aspirations of your district at http://www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2014/. Speak Up 2014 is open for input through Friday, December 19th, 2014, with survey data released in February 2015.
Email #2:
District leaders: Learn about the aspirations of your district through Speak Up
 
Sign up to be a part of this year’s Speak Up National Research Project, a quick and free survey designed with you and your district’s needs in mind! With the survey period closing on Friday, December 19th, this is your last chance to learn what your students, parents, faculty, and community think about education, technology, and 21st century skills. Take the survey this week and not only will your district receive its data in February 2015 to help with your digital learning plans, but your district will also be entered into drawings to win free BbWorld 2015 and regional conference registrations!
 
Start learning about the aspirations of your district at http://www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2014/. Speak Up 2014 is open for input through Friday, December 19th, 2014, with survey data released in February 2015.
Email #3:
Do you need help with planning policies, purchases and programs around digital learning? Do you want a chance to win a $225 classroom or school grant and conference registrations? Participate in Speak Up, a national research project facilitated by Project Tomorrow, before it closes on Friday, December 19th! By participating in Speak Up, your students, parents, faculty and community have a chance to share their thoughts about education, technology, and 21st century skills. Furthermore, you will receive free online access to this data with state and national comparisons to help with your own digital learning plans beginning February 2015. Now is the time to Speak Up about education – be sure to participate before Friday, December 19th.
 
Start learning about the aspirations of your district at http://www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2014/. Speak Up 2014 is open for input through Friday, December 19th, 2014, with survey data released in February 2015.
Email #4:
Take the Speak Up survey before December 19th and learn about the aspirations of your district!
Join the conversation about the use of technology for learning through Speak Up, a national research project facilitated by Project Tomorrow (www.tomorrow.org)!   By encouraging participation in Speak Up you will have the unique opportunity to have your views—as well as the views of your educators, students, their parents and the local community—included in the increasingly important U.S. national and state discussions on digital learning policies, programs, and funding. More importantly, you will receive free online access to your participant results with state and national comparisons to use for your own technology assessment needs, budgeting, planning, or evaluation, beginning February 4, 2015! Participate in Speak Up today before the survey period closes on Friday, December 19th.

Start learning about the aspirations of your district at http://www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2014/. Speak Up 2014 is open for input through Friday, December 19th, 2014, with survey data released in February 2015. 

For more outreach ideas, visit our promotional materials page: http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/promo.html.

Check out our new lively Speak Up information flyer!

This fun, colorful flyer is a great outreach tool to get more of your schools involved in Speak Up. It provides general information about the survey, survey links, and dates with a list of topics and why to participate. Use this as a supplemental attachment to your encouragement emails, promotional flyer handout or as an image on your website. Click on the image below to download the flyer on our website: