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VOTE for Julie Evans’ Panel!

Vote for Julie

Julie Evans, Project Tomorrow’s CEO, regularly gives insightful and thought-provoking presentations on current educational trends directly affecting our children, schools, educators, and communities.

Have you seen one of Julie’s presentations? You may see her work by logging onto our website here.

Julie has the unique opportunity to speak with a panel of other educational visionaries through SXSWEdu!

With your help, we can bring this important and valuable discussion to fruition.

We would so appreciate you logging on, registering, and casting a vote for Julie’s panel here! Voting is currently live, and will run through Friday, September 6th.

Thank you for your active and continued support in Project Tomorrow!

– The Project Tomorrow Team

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About SXSWEdu

March 3-6, 2014 in Austin, Texas will be a formative four-day conference highlighting pivotal trends and topics in education lead by pioneers and visionaries in the educational field.

To learn more about SXSWedu, visit http://www.sxswedu.com/about.

All About the Youth Leadership Summit!

All About YLS

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One of Project Tomorrow’s Regional Intiatives includes the Youth Leadership Summit for Math & Science.
This year’s 4th Annual Youth Leadership Summit will take place October 19th, 2013, at Edwards Lifesciences in Irvine, CA.
Registration for the 2013 Summit is coming soon! Be sure to check our website frequently for more information!
What is the Youth Leadership Summit?
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 a critical skill for many current and future jobs in Orange County.
This interactive, half-day summit empowers 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 capture the students’ ideas on how to improve K-12 math and science education and thus, Orange County’s economic future.
Who will be attending this year’s Summit?
This year’s Youth Leadership Summit will host 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. The Summit will also include: A special presentation by a panel of student leaders, on the latest workforce trends in Orange County. Panel discussion with representatives from a diversified set of OC companies 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 a Youth Leadership Summit?
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 join 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 careers.
How to get involved!
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. Other interested participants can register to attend at www.tomorrow.org. The registration fee for the Summit is $25.
Be sure to check our website, www.tomorrow.org, frequently for more information! The launch of our new website is arriving soon!

Teachers’ Professional Development Wish List

What’s on Teachers’ Professional Development Wish List?

By Julie Evans, 8/13/13- Educational Channel Partner

 

 
Summer is coming to an end and school is starting up again. Mid-August is here to remind us of the looming school year ahead!
 
Back to school means different things for all involved, but what does it mean for teachers and their yearly school year aspirations?
 
To find out, check out Project Tomorrow’s CEO Julie Evans’ article in Education Channel Partner here.
 
Speak Up surveys were used to collect the research!
 
Make sure to let us know what you thought of the article, and don’t forgot to register for Speak Up 2013! Registration information is below. Have a great Thursday!
 
– The Project Tomorrow Team

Registration for Speak Up 2013
Thank you for your interest in Speak Up! Please send us an email at speakup@tomorrow.org with your registration request.
  1. Please include the name of your district or school
  2. Your State
  3. Name and email address of the main contact
    Main Contact’s Role: The main contact will be in charge of the promotion and encouragement of the survey, will receive emails with the up to date participation numbers by school and district, will be able to monitor your district/school’s survey counts at any time and will have access to your district and individual schools’ results come February 2014.
  4. A student survey password
  5. An organizational login password (to view weekly survey counts and other important updates during the survey period)
** To ensure confidentiality, every participating district is provided with two passwords: one organizational login password and one student survey password. The organizational login password is used for registering/updating contact information and to view your results come Feb. 2014. The student survey “secret word” password is what student participants will use when going to take the survey.
We will then send you a follow up email with a PDF of your school list and passwords to confirm that your district/school has been registered.

Speak Up 2013 Surveys will open October 2nd, 2013, and will run through December 20th, 2013!

 
 

Around the Web Wednesday

Happy Wednesday to all our readers and supporters!

 
Today is Around the Web Wednesday here on the Project Tomorrow Blog. Below, you will find links to news articles and more highlighting relevant education topics and discussions.
 
 
Let us know which article intrigued you the most!
 
Enjoy!
 
P.S. Don’t forget to register for Speak Up 2013. Information below.
 
Registration for Speak Up 2013
Thank you for your interest in Speak Up! Please send us an email at speakup@tomorrow.org with your registration request.
  1. Please include the name of your district or school
  2. Your State
  3. Name and email address of the main contact
    Main Contact’s Role: The main contact will be in charge of the promotion and encouragement of the survey, will receive emails with the up to date participation numbers by school and district, will be able to monitor your district/school’s survey counts at any time and will have access to your district and individual schools’ results come February 2014.
  4. A student survey password
  5. An organizational login password (to view weekly survey counts and other important updates during the survey period)
** To ensure confidentiality, every participating district is provided with two passwords: one organizational login password and one student survey password. The organizational login password is used for registering/updating contact information and to view your results come Feb. 2014. The student survey “secret word” password is what student participants will use when going to take the survey.
We will then send you a follow up email with a PDF of your school list and passwords to confirm that your district/school has been registered.

Speak Up 2013 Surveys will open October 2nd, 2013, and will run through December 20th, 2013!

 
Around the Web Wednesday
 
1. A large public university looks to expand its online education programs: Read it here
 
2. K-12 Blended and online learning programs: Read it here
 
3.  Blackboard Inc. chosen to implement state-wide online learning in Arkansas: Read it here
 
4. Mentoring programs for new teachers: Read it here
 
5. STEM education holds the key to success: Read it here
 
6. Teacher Ambassador Fellowships- Which teachers were chosen? Read it here
 
7. Google’s RISE awards: Read it here
 
8. Flipped classrooms: Read it here
 
9. Schools focusing on STEM education: Read it here
 
10. Race to the Top Grants: Read it here
 
– The Project Tomorrow Team

Project Tomorrow Endorses ConnectED

Project Tomorrow is pleased to endorse ConnectED!
Project Tomorrow is pleased to endorse the ConnectED Initiative!
 
ConnectED is President Obama’s plan for preparing our students to be ready for careers in our current & future job market. Careers are overwhelmingly requiring, and will continue to require, technological skills of employees and employers.
 
The ConnectED Initiative will connect 99% of all K-12 schools in the United States with high speed wireless Internet connection within the next five years.
 
The ConnectED Initiative  will also invest in training our educators in utilizing technology to enhance the educational quality of our students.
 
To learn more about the ConnectED Initiative and learn how ConnectED works, visit the White House site here.
 
Please also read a letter written to the Federal Communications Commission, and endorsed by non-profit organizations (including Project Tomorrow), and other entities supporting the enhancement of educational quality in the United States here.
 
Speak Up Surveys, an initiative of Project Tomorrow, asks students, educators, parents, school and district administrators, community members, and more their unfiltered viewpoints on pivotal educational programs and concepts. We then synthesize the research, and release our results with local and national representatives to aid in the pursuit of educational enhancement.
 
Registration for Speak Up will begin shortly! Please continue to check our website, Project Tomorrow & Speak Up for more information.
 
Have a lovely weekend!
 
Thank you for your continued support in Project Tomorrow.
 
– The Project Tomorrow Team

Throwback Thursday

It’s Throwback Thursday here on the Project Tomorrow Blog!
 
What is your favorite memory of your K-12 education? Was it a particular teacher, subject, or project you worked on?
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Looking back, what technology do you wish you had during your school years? Would it be the Internet, a laptop, a tablet, a calculator, or something else? How do you think it would have helped you?
 
Looking forward, what technological resources do you think can aid our students in their educational pursuits in our K-12 schools?
 
Be sure to join us in the conversation! Post your comments below!
 
– The Project Tomorrow Team
 
*Be sure to keep checking our website, www.tomorrow.org. We will be unveiling a shiny new website in the next coming weeks!
 
Thank you for your continued support in Project Tomorrow.

Top 10 Reasons to Join Future Educators Association of California

Why should you join FEA? The reasons are endless! Here are just a few…

#1. Competitive Events Program
Integrate projects within your Child Development and Education Careers curriculum and compete across the nation!  Develop your students teamwork, decision-making, critical thinking, and leadership skills.

#2. Regional, State, and National Conferences
Allow students to network, share success stories, and collaborate with other chapters.  Help your students develop personal, social, and leadership skills.

#3. Leadership Development Opportunities
Give students a chance to hold local, regional, state, and national officer positions that allow them the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and leadership experience.

#4. Academic and Career Training
FEA California’s partnerships with colleges and universities across the state allow students more access to college entrance information and career counseling.

#5. Prof. Development Opportunities
Career training by college professors, leadership trainings, and exposure to mentors within the field just to name a few…

#6. Low Cost
Chapters pay one low chapter fee that includes ALL services.  There is no need to pay individual membership fees, conference fees, uniforms etc.  The Chapter Fee covers it all!

#7. Advisor Training and Colaboration
FEA is a great place for teachers and academy coordinators to collaborate and share program ideas.  FEA also provides training sessions for advisors so they can enhance their classrooms and schools.

#8. Curriculum Integration
FEA’s competitive events are aligned with California CTE and academic standards providing a great opportunity to orchestrate engaging projects in a competitive environment.

#9. Community Service Opportunities
Allows more students the opportunity to get involved in the community and build community awareness that will help develop them as humanitarians and role models within their communities.

#10. YouthTEACH2Learn Curriculum
FEA members have access to an assortment of YouthTEACH2Learn lesson plans and activities that are great to use in class or during chapter meetings.

To learn more about FEA and other Project Tomorrow programs visit us at www.tomorrow.org.

About YouthTeach2Learn

 
The YouthTEACH2Learn career exploration program is an intiative of Project Tomorrow where students explore teaching as a career with a focus on Math and Science instruction. During the course, students gain practical experience by observing elementary school classrooms, learning and developing teaching skills, as well as creating and teaching standards-based lessons at elementary schools. In addition, students also have the opportunity to meet local educators, attend career panels and visit local college campuses in order to determine if the teaching is a “good-fit” for their professional goals.

Benefits of the program:

  • Opportunity for high school teacher to earn $10 per student in the program to be spent at will
  • Encourages career exploration and develops professional skills
  • Increases elementary students’ interest in science and math at an early age.
  • Provides elementary school teachers with enhanced science or math lessons and encouragement to improve their own science or math lessons.
  • Develops a “grow your own” system of teacher development from the community
  • Increases the amount of students playing a vital role in the community
What does the program include?
  • The program includes a full year curriculum guide with supplemental resources such as presentations and assigned readings. 
  • Along with the curriculum is teacher training for the high school teacher and administrator. 
  • A program manager will work with each school site to assist in setting up the program, the development of high school approved credit, college and university articulation agreements, program evaluation, as well as the coordination of guest speakers and Future Educators Association events.
What does the program cost?
  • The program is FREE for all teachers/school sites with the opportunity to generate some extra income as well! 
  • Additional training costs vary based on location, length of training, and number of teachers. 
  • Schools may qualify for free training, submit an application and find out if your school qualifies!  
  • We are currently offering free training for the first 5 schools who sign up for the 2013-14 school year!

What will students do during the class?
  • This class is set up as a “hands on” linked learning experience.  Students learn and practice teaching theories and concepts in the classroom and have a chance to implement what they learned by teaching full class instruction at elementary schools.  It is the practical experience that allows the students to learn the most about the teaching profession.

Why would students take the class?
  • There are many reasons for students to take the class.  Many students take the class to explore teaching as a career and to gain experience working with children. 
  • Some students take the class In order to develop professional skills such as leadership, teamwork, time management, presentation, and public speaking.

To learn more and/or to have your school considered for participation, please contact: Nate Moser, Program Manager, at nmoser@tomorrow.org or 949 609-4660 ext 16.