This week’s Speak Up family and friends update focuses on Kathleen P. Fulton’s book, Time for Learning: Top 10 Reasons Why Flipping the Classroom Can Change Education, which is out today by Corwin Press. Check out some information on the book below:
Flipping classrooms – using class time for hands-on learning and “off loading” the lecture portion of lessons as homework – is taking schools by storm. This book makes the case to educational leaders for the benefits of flipping. Backed by powerful data (including past Speak Up data) and anecdotes, topics include:
- Data on positive student outcomes in terms of achievement and motivation
- How flipping gives teachers more time to work with students one-on-one and encourage peer learning
- How flipping engages students in 21st century skills
- Ways flipping is budget and resource-friendly
On Sunday January 19, 2014 CBS Evening News included a segment on Flipped learning titled: “Flipped classrooms provide a new way of learning”- and we are excited to share that Speak Up Data was referenced in the segment! Watch the segment below or access the article and video at: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/flipped-classrooms-provide-a-new-way-of-learning/
A special thank you to Kari Arfstrom with the Flipped Learning Network for sharing our Speak Up 2012 data results on flipped learning to be included in the segment!
Speak Up is a national initiative of Project Tomorrow®, the nation’s leading education nonprofit organization dedicated to the empowerment of student voices in education. Each year, the Speak Up National Research Project polls K-12 students, parents and educators about the role of technology for learning in and out of school. This survey represents the largest collection of authentic, unfiltered stakeholder voices on digital learning. Since fall 2003, over 3.4 million K-12 students, parents, teachers, librarians, principals, technology leaders, district administrators and members of the community have shared their views and ideas through Speak Up. K-12 educators, higher education faculty, business and policy leaders report that they regularly use the Speak Up data to inform federal, state and local education programs.
In fall 2013, Project Tomorrow surveyed 325,279 K-12 students, 32,151 parents, 37,756 teachers, 2,230 librarians, 933 district administrators, 3,020 school administrators, 577 technology leaders and 1,346 members of the community representing over 8,000 public and private schools from over 2,000 districts. The Speak Up 2013 surveys were available online for input between October 2nd and December 20th 2013. Speak Up 2013 data will be released to all participating schools and districts that participated on February 5, 2014 in celebration of digital learning day!
To learn more about how your school or district can get involved with this year’s Speak Up surveys please visit our website at www.tomorrow.org/speakup