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Project Tomorrow at ISTE 2015 – Tuesday, June 30

Happy Tuesday! In just a few days, we’ll be at ISTE 2015 in Philadelphia, PA! Check out next what’s in store for Project Tomorrow next Tuesday (June 30) at ISTE 2015, and check our blog throughout the week for our plans for each day of the conference. Be sure to send us a message on FacebookTwitter, or in our comments section below if you plan on attending our sessions.

Tuesday, June 30 at ISTE 2015

Digital learning is more than a trend
Tuesday, June 30th
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Release of the 2015 report, Trends in Digital Learning: Empowering Innovative Classroom Models for Learning. This latest report from Blackboard and Project Tomorrow details how schools and districts are using new technologies to create the ultimate learning experience. Report highlights how:

  • Educators are using new technologies to engage students in and out of school
  • Blended and digital learning translate directly to student confidence and success
  • Students are reacting to these evolving and innovative classroom models

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
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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).

Sneak peek of our first Congressional Briefing

Our first Congressional Briefing is only 6 days away! Please join us on Thursday April 30, 2015 in Washington D.C. as we release the Speak Up 2014 student findings during our first Congressional Briefing. In the meantime, we’ve included a few data points from the national report – keep reading to learn more, and why you should attend the briefing in person or via video live stream:

  • 75% of students (grades 6-12) say that every student should have a mobile device  to use in school for learning; 84% of district administrators agree!
    • Come and find out what how students in 1:1 classrooms are really using laptops, tablets and Chromebooks for learning – and what policies are needed to support mobile learning
  • Two-thirds of students (67%) say that using technology in school increases their engagement in learning
    • Learn why students say they are more engaged in blended, flipped or virtual classrooms than in their traditional (non-digital) learning environments
  • 40% of students say that they are regularly going online to find YouTube videos to help with homework outside of school
    • Our panel of students will talk about the power of self-directed learning such as this – and give examples of how they want to do more of this type of learning in school

Will you be in Washington D.C. on April 30th? If so, RSVP for the briefing! Click here to save your seat. If you can’t make it to DC, you can still watch the briefing online via video live stream – click here to RSVP for the live stream. Visit our Congressional Briefing page for more information.

Only 9 days left until our first Congressional Briefing!

Speak Up Goes to Washington, DC

 

Last fall, 431,241 students participated in Speak Up – join us on Thursday April 30, 2015 in Washington D.C. as we release these student findings during our first Congressional Briefing. By attending the briefing, you’ll receive a copy of this year’s report on the views of K-12 Students about the role of technology in the classroom and hear directly from a panel of students themselves on topics such as mobile and flipped/blended learning, school to home communications, broadband capacity and designing the ultimate school for today’s learners.

Will you be in Washington D.C. on April 30th? If so, RSVP for the briefing! Click here to save your seat. If you can’t make it to DC, you can still watch the briefing online via video live stream – click here to RSVP for the live stream. Visit our Congressional Briefing page for more information.

Top Ten Things Everyone Should Know About K-12 Students’ Views on Digital Learning

In honor of Digital Learning Day last week, we released a sneak peek of the 2014 National Findings for K-12! Last fall, 431,231 K-12 students nationwide spoke up about digital learning and more – here’s a preview of what we learned:
  • 42% of 6th-8th graders say taking an online or virtual class should be a requirement for graduation.
  • Amongst girls, 64% of 3rd-5th and 50% 6th-8th graders want to code.
  • 46% of 9th-12th graders are Twitter users now – 4 times more than in 2011 when only 11% were tweeting
To read the full list of things everyone should know about K-12 students’ views on digital learning, click here.