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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.

Speak Up 2015 Final Survey Counts

Thank you to all who participated!

Thanks again to all of the students, educators, administrators, parents, and members of the community who took the Speak Up survey last fall! Because of your strong participation, Speak Up 2015 was one of biggest survey periods yet with over 500,000 surveys submitted! Check out the breakdown of survey counts below, as well as a list of our top participants.
503,978 overall surveys taken
Students: 415,235
Teachers: 39,698
Administrators: 4,483
Parents: 37,947
Community Members: 6,615
We’d also like to give a big shout out to our top states, districts, and schools:

Top 5 States based on Total Surveys

1. Indiana (104,002 surveys)
2. Texas (78,495 surveys)
3. Maryland (52,915 surveys)
4. California (42,541 surveys)
5. Alabama (34,547 surveys)

Top 10 Districts Overall based on total surveys:

1. Klein ISD, TX
2. Baltimore County Public Schools, MD
3. Brevard County School District, FL
4. Weslaco ISD, TX
5. El Paso ISD, TX
6. Fairfax County Public Schools, VA
7. Shelby County School District, AL
8. Baltimore City Public School System, MD
9. Albemarle County Public Schools, VA
10. Elkhart Community Schools, IN

Top 10 Schools Overall based on total surveys:

1. Klein Oak High School, Klein ISD, TX
2. Klein Forest High School, Klein ISD, TX
3. Arrowhead High, Arrowhead UHS School District, WI
4. San Marcos High School, San Marcos Unified, CA
5. San Elijo Middle School, San Marcos Unified, CA
6. Klein Collins High School, Klein ISD, TX
7. Andress High School, El Paso ISD, TX
8. Hawthorne High, Centinela Valley Union High School District, CA
9. Weslaco High School, Weslaco ISD, TX
10. Lawndale High, Centinela Valley Union High School District, CA

 
Great job to all of our top participants and thanks to everyone who took the survey! Stay tuned for your results in early February!
Click here to visit our Speak Up 2015 participation page

Your Speak Up 2015 data will be released in early February!

Your Speak Up 2015 results will be released in early February!

We are thrilled to release your survey data in early February! Be on the lookout for more information as we get closer to next month. In the meantime, check out the preliminary data we pulled during Speak Up America week:

Preliminary data

▪ Parents
▪ Teachers
▪ Students
▪ Science Teachers
▪ Community Members and Communications Officers

FETC attendees, don’t miss today’s session at 10am!

Are you at the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) in Orlando, Florida? If so, plan to attend Julie Evans’s session TODAY at 10am with Robert Miller (Volusa County Schools) and Kari Stubbs (BrainPOP). Check out the details below:

Digital Teachers, Digital Principals: Transforming the Ways We Engage Students (CS154)
Friday 10:00-11:00 a.m
OCCC – North 220 FG
Promising new developments in the use of digital content, and specifically digital and online educational games, in elementary and middle school classrooms aim to make the connection between student engagement and empowered learning more explicit. Explore a white paper that highlights Speak Up research findings around teacher and student use of digital content and games for learning, and how administrators are increasingly supporting those efforts. Hear examples of how digital content and games are transforming classrooms and and how games can influence classroom practice via the BrainPOP GameUp portal.

Julie Evans
Chief Executive Officer, Project Tomorrow

Julie Evans is the CEO of Project Tomorrow (www.tomorrow.org), an internationally recognized education nonprofit organization that focuses on improving learning opportunities for students through the effective utilization of STEM resources. Previously, Ms. Evans was a sales and marketing executive with Unisys and two ed tech startups. She is a graduate of Brown University and serves on several nonprofit boards and corporate advisory councils. Ms. Evans is a frequent speaker and writer on K-12 and higher education issues around digital learning. In April 2008 she was named one of the Top Ten Most Influential People in Education Technology over the past 10 years by eSchool News.

Robert Miller
5th Grade Teacher, Volusa County Schools

Robert Miller is a fifth grade teacher at Port Orange Elementary School in Port Orange, FL. An avid user of technology in his instruction, Robert is constantly revising his pedagogy to reflect current research in content delivery and student creativity. He is also an Apple Distinguished Educator, a Google Certified Teacher, and a member of the inaugural class of YouTube Star Teachers.

Kari Stubbs
Vice President, Learning and Innovation, BrainPOP

Dr. Kari Stubbs is an internationally recognized educator who began her career as a public school teacher in Kansas and Texas. She went on to lead the Kansas Title IID program, and served as an adjunct professor while earning her PhD in Curriculum with an emphasis on Technology. Currently, she serves as Vice President of Learning and Innovation at BrainPOP. Kari has presented extensively on the subject of technology and education, keynoting and speaking at conferences across the United States and around the globe from Shanghai and Dubai to Australia, Prague, Beijing, and beyond.

Speak Up News – January 2016

Happy New Year! We hope you all had a wonderful holiday break! We’d like to give a huge THANK YOU to all the students, parents, educators, administrators, and members of the community who took the Speak Up survey in the fall! Speak Up 2015 was one of our most successful years ever, with over 500,000 surveys submitted! Check out our full list of survey counts and top participants below, and keep reading to learn when and how you can access your Speak Up data, the winners of our Speak Up America contests, and more.

In this newsletter:

▪ Speak Up 2015 final counts: How did your state do? Check out our final survey counts and top participants.
▪ Your survey results will be available in February! Learn how you can view your results once they’re available next month.
▪ Speak Up America 2015: Congratulations to all of our contest winners!
▪ Speak Up on the go! Don’t miss this month’s upcoming webinars and events.

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

-The Project Tomorrow team

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Speak Up 2015 final survey counts

Thank you to all who participated!

Thanks again to all of the students, educators, administrators, parents, and members of the community who took the Speak Up survey last fall! Due to your strong participation, Speak Up 2015 was one of biggest survey periods yet with over 500,000 surveys submitted! Check out the breakdown of survey counts below, as well as a list of our top participants.
503,978 overall surveys taken
Students: 415,235
Teachers: 39,698
Administrators: 4,483
Parents: 37,947
Community Members: 6,615
We’d also like to give a big shout out to our top states, districts, and schools:

Top 5 States based on Total Surveys

1. Indiana (104,002 surveys)
2. Texas (78,495 surveys)
3. Maryland (52,915 surveys)
4. California (42,541 surveys)
5. Alabama (34,547 surveys)

Top 10 Districts Overall based on total surveys:

1. Klein ISD, TX
2. Baltimore County Public Schools, MD
3. Brevard County School District, FL
4. Weslaco ISD, TX
5. El Paso ISD, TX
6. Fairfax County Public Schools, VA
7. Shelby County School District, AL
8. Baltimore City Public School System, MD
9. Albemarle County Public Schools, VA
10. Elkhart Community Schools, IN

Top 10 Schools Overall based on total surveys:

1. Klein Oak High School, Klein ISD, TX
2. Klein Forest High School, Klein ISD, TX
3. Arrowhead High, Arrowhead UHS School District, WI
4. San Marcos High School, San Marcos Unified, CA
5. San Elijo Middle School, San Marcos Unified, CA
6. Klein Collins High School, Klein ISD, TX
7. Andress High School, El Paso ISD, TX
8. Hawthorne High, Centinela Valley Union High School District, CA
9. Weslaco High School, Weslaco ISD, TX
10. Lawndale High, Centinela Valley Union High School District, CA

Great job to all of our top participants and thanks to everyone who took the survey!
Click here to visit our Speak Up 2015 participation page
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Speak Up 2015 data release

Your Speak Up 2015 results will be released in early February!

We are thrilled to release your survey data in early February! Be on the lookout for more information as we get closer to next month. In the meantime, check out the preliminary data we pulled during Speak Up America week:

Preliminary data

▪ Parents
▪ Teachers
▪ Students
▪ Science Teachers
▪ Community Members and Communications Officers

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Speak Up America 2015

Congratulations to all of our promotion winners!

Last month we hosted our annual Speak Up America weeklong event to celebrate past, present, and new Speak Up participants. This event featured several chances to win classroom grants via photo/video submissions, free conference registrations, and free books. We are pleased to announce the winners of our Speak Up America 2015 promotions:

Photo Challenge Winners

▪ Irvington Community Elementary School, IN
▪ Howe Public Schools, OK
▪ Andress High School, El Paso ISD, TX

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Howe Public Schools  OK
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Video Challenge Winners

▪ Union Intermediate, Sampson County Schools, NC
▪ New Market School, Madison County Schools, AL

Book Giveaway Winners

▪ Flip Your Classroom by Bergmann and Sams (donated by Arfstrom Consulting) Winner: Margaret Thompson from Moore County Schools, NC
▪ Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis by Robert Putnam (donated by Arfstrom Consulting) Winner: Lori Oren from Bulloch County Schools, GA
▪ Real Women, Real Leaders: Surviving and Succeeding in the Business World by Kathleen Hurley (donated by Girls Thinking Global) Winners: Shannon Bosley from Diocese of Covington, KY and Kelly Berenda from Community Schools of Frankfort, IN

ISTE Conference Registrations

▪ Klein ISD, TX
▪ School City of Hammond, IN

CoSN Conference Registration

▪ Baltimore County Public Schools, MD

iNACOL Symposium Registration

▪ Tomball ISD, TX

BbWorld Registration

▪ Brevard County School District, FL

CUE Conference Registrations

▪ San Marcos Unified, CA
▪ Centinela Valley Union High School District, CA
▪ Washoe County SD, NV

NETA Conference Registration

▪ York Public Schools, NE

TCEA Convention Registration

▪ El Paso ISD, TX

ICE Conference Registration

▪ Elkhart Community Schools, IN

CETPA Conference Registration

▪ Poway Unified, CA

Congratulations once again to all of our Speak Up America promotion winners, ad a big thank you to all of our partners for making the week long event so successful!
Click here to learn more about Speak Up America
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Speak Up On the Go!

FETC session: Digital Teachers, Digital Principals: Transforming the Ways We Engage Students

Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC)
Orlando, Florida
Friday January 15, 10am ET
Promising new developments in the use of digital content, and specifically digital and online educational games, in elementary and middle school classrooms aim to make the connection between student engagement and empowered learning more explicit. Explore a white paper that highlights Speak Up research findings around teacher and student use of digital content and games for learning, and how administrators are increasingly supporting those efforts. Hear examples of how digital content and games are transforming classrooms and and how games can influence classroom practice via the BrainPOP GameUp portal. With Julie Evans (Project Tomorrow), Robert Miller (Volusa County Schools, FL), and Kari Stubbs (BrainPOP).

Webinar: Making Learning Mobile 3.0 Report

Thursday, January 28
1pm PT/4pm ET
Click here to register
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.
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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: Blackboard, Inc., BrainPOP, CDW, DreamBox Learning, Fuel Education, Qualcomm Wireless Reach, Rosetta Stone, Scholastic Education, American Association of School Administrators, CETPA, Consortium for School Networking, CUE, Digital Learning Day, ICE (Indiana Connected Educators), iNACOL, International Society for Technology in Education, National School Boards Association, National School Public Relations Association, National Science Teachers Association, National Secondary School Principals Association, NCCE (Northwest Council for Computer Education), NETA (Nebraska Educational Technology Association), State Education Technology Directors’ Association and TCEA (Texas Computer Education Association).

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.

Speak Up America Photo/Video Challenge and Book Giveaway Winners

Happy Tuesday! Thank you again to all who participated in Speak Up 2015 and our Speak Up America 2015 week long event! We are excited to highlight the winners of our photo/video challenge and our book giveaway:

Photo Challenge Winners

  • Irvington Community Elementary School, IN
  • Howe Public Schools, OK
  • Andress High School, El Paso ISD, TX

 

Video Challenge Winners

Book Giveaway Winners

  • Flip Your Classroom by Bergmann and Sams (donated by Arfstrom Consulting)
    Winner: Margaret Thompson from Moore County Schools, NC
  • Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis by Robert Putnam (donated by Arfstrom Consulting)
    Winner: Lori Oren from Bulloch County Schools, GA
  • Real Women, Real Leaders: Surviving and Succeeding in the Business World by Kathleen Hurley (donated by Girls Thinking Global)
    Winners: Shannon Bosley from Diocese of Covington, KY and Kelly Berenda from Community Schools of Frankfort, IN
Thanks again to everyone who participated, and congratulations to our winners! Check back soon to view our list of free conference registration winners!

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.