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Check out next Monday’s sessions at ISTE 2015!

We are excited to be a part of ISTE 2015 in Philadelphia, PA! With this year’s conference coming up in less than one week, we can’t wait to meet everyone at our sessions! Check out next what’s in store for Project Tomorrow next Monday (June 29) 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 Facebook, Twitter, or in our comments section below if you plan on attending our sessions.

Monday, June 29 at ISTE 2015

Paying It Forward: Leveraging Female Voices in Ed Tech
Monday, June 29, 8:30-9:30am
Location: PCC 116
Click here to register
#edtech4women

Female ed tech leaders from across the globe gather annually at ISTE. This year, we will formalize this convening with an engaging session around leadership. From coaching to mentorship to collaboration, the session will showcase female agents of change and examine how to strengthen the female voice in education technology. With Julie Evans (Project Tomorrow), Mila Fuller (National Council of Teachers of English), Ellen Bialo (Interactive Educational Systems Design), Margaret Roth (Yet Analytics), and Kari Stubbs (BrainPOP).

The Eight Essentials for Success in Mobile Learning
Monday, June 29, 12:45-1:45pm
Location: PCC Ballroom A
Click here to learn more

Attend this session to learn eight essential strategies for success in mobile learning, with examples illustrating successful use for each strategies. You’ll gain insights into how to develop, implement and evaluate mobile learning initiatives. Applying these strategies will greatly increase the chances for success of a mobile learning project. With Julie Evans (Project Tomorrow), Angela Baker (Qualcomm Wireless Reach), and Chris Dede (Harvard University).

Project Tomorrow at ISTE 2015

June 28 – July 1
Philadelphia, PA

We are excited to be a part of ISTE 2015 in Philadelphia, PA! If you’re attending the conference, be sure to take part in our various workshops, panels, and sessions, featuring Speak Up 2014 data and more. Check out our list of ISTE 2015 activities below, and don’t forget to visit our website as we update it with our latest ISTE schedule and plans.

Using Speak Up Data to Inform Your Digital Learning Plans – a special workshop for school and district leaders
Sunday, June 28, 2:30-5pm
Location: Hilton Garden Inn
Click here to register
Plan to attend this special, first-ever workshop for school and district leaders on how to leverage Speak Up data from your education stakeholders to inform and guide your digital learning plans. You have collected the views and aspirations of your students, parents, teachers, community members and staff — now how do you use that data to kickstart a new initiative, change the perceptions of your teachers, gain the support of your school board, parents and community, or develop new funding sources to support your plans? We will cover all of that and more in this special workshop that will feature strategies for using the Speak Up data — and testimonials from school district leaders on their successes. Refreshments and appetizers will be provided also.

Paying It Forward: Leveraging Female Voices in Ed Tech
Monday, June 29, 8:30-9:30am
Location: PCC 116
Click here to learn more
Female ed tech leaders from across the globe gather annually at ISTE. This year, we will formalize this convening with an engaging session around leadership. From coaching to mentorship to collaboration, the session will showcase female agents of change and examine how to strengthen the female voice in education technology. With Julie Evans (Project Tomorrow), Mila Fuller (National Council of Teachers of English), Ellen Bialo (Interactive Educational Systems Design), Margaret Roth (Yet Analytics), and Kari Stubbs (BrainPOP).

The Eight Essentials for Success in Mobile Learning
Monday, June 29, 12:45-1:45pm
Location: PCC Ballroom A
Click here to learn more
Attend this session to learn eight essential strategies for success in mobile learning, with examples illustrating successful use for each strategies. You’ll gain insights into how to develop, implement and evaluate mobile learning initiatives. Applying these strategies will greatly increase the chances for success of a mobile learning project. With Julie Evans (Project Tomorrow), Angela Baker (Qualcomm Wireless Reach), and Chris Dede (Harvard University).

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
Click here to learn more
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).

Speak Up Collaborator Booth (Conference Center)
Monday, June 29, 9:30 am–5:30 pm
Tuesday, June 30, 9:30 am–5 pm
Wednesday, July 1, 9:30 am–3 pm

Stop by our collaborator booth to say hi and learn more about Speak Up on your way to all your great ISTE sessions!

Speak Up News – May 2015

Happy Thursday! In honor of the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year, we’ve moved our 2nd Congressional Briefing to September 24, 2015. Keep reading this newsletter for details regarding the release of the Speak Up 2014 National Findings from Teachers, Administrators, and Parents, as well as our plans for ISTE 2015.

In this newsletter:

▪ Save the date! Our 2nd Congressional Briefing has been moved to September 24, 2015.
▪ Project Tomorrow at ISTE: We’re excited to be a part of ISTE 2015 this summer! Check out our list of activities and events at this year’s conference.
▪ National Release of Speak Up 2014 Student National Findings: Did you miss our first Congressional Briefing in April? Visit our website to download the report.

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

-The Project Tomorrow team

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Save the date!

Our second Congressional Briefing has been moved to Thursday, September 24, 2015

Location TBA
12:00PM–1:30PM
Lunch will be provided
In honor of the beginning of the new school year, we’ve moved our second Congressional Briefing to Thursday, September 24, 2015! Please join us for the release of the Speak Up 2014 National Findings from Teachers, Administrators, and Parents. This is the second of two Congressional Briefings on the data results from the 521,000 online Speak Up surveys submitted from education stakeholders nationwide in fall 2014.
The September 24th briefing will include a presentation of the national findings and a moderated panel discussion with leaders in the education field. This year’s national report, “Digital Teaching 2.0 – Activating Technology-Enhanced Learning in America’s Classrooms” will be distributed to all attendees.
Will you be in Washington D.C. on September 24th? If so, RSVP for the briefing! Click here to save your seat and receive updates on the briefing details. If you are unable to attend the briefing and would like to request a copy of the report, click here or email us with your reservation request!
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Project Tomorrow at ISTE 2015

June 28 – July 1

Philadelphia, PA
We’re excited to be a part of this year’s ISTE Conference & Expo! If attending, be sure to take part in our various workshops, panels, and sessions, featuring Speak Up 2014 data and more. Check out our list of ISTE 2015 activities below, and visit our official ISTE 2015 events page as we update it with our latest conference schedule and plans.
Using Speak Up Data to Inform Your Digital Learning Plans – a special workshop for school and district leaders
Sunday, June 28, 2:30-5pm
Click here to register
Paying It Forward: Leveraging Female Voices in Ed Tech
Monday, June 29, 8:30-9:30am
Click here to learn more
The Eight Essentials for Success in Mobile Learning
Monday, June 29, 12:45-1:45pm
Click here to learn more
Why Student Data?
Tuesday, June 30, 12:30-1:30pm
Details coming soon!
Digital Teachers, Digital Principals: Transforming the Ways We Engage Students
Tuesday, June 30, 4:00-5:00pm
Click here to learn more
Speak Up Collaborator Booth (Conference Center)
Monday, June 29, 9:30 am–5:30 pm
Tuesday, June 30, 9:30 am–5 pm
Wednesday, July 1, 9:30 am–3 pm
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2015 Congressional Briefing National Release of Speak Up 2014 K-12 Students

Did you miss our first Congressional Briefing? If so, visit our website to download the report, view the press release, read this year’s key findings, and more!

Information about our first Congressional Briefing:

On April 30, 2015 Project Tomorrow released the report “Digital Learning 24/7: Understanding Technology – Enhanced Learning in the Lives of Today’s Students” at a Congressional Briefing held in Washington, DC and online in a special live stream of the event. Julie Evans, Project Tomorrow CEO, discussed selected student national findings from the Speak Up 2014 student report and moderated a panel discussion with students who shared their insights and experiences with digital learning.
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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 FacebookTwitterInstagram and 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 2014: Blackboard Inc., BrainPOP, Fuel Education, DreamBox Learning, Schoolwires, Qualcomm Wireless Reach, Rosetta Stone, American Association of School Administrators, Consortium for School Networking, Digital Learning Day, Digital Promise, edWeb, International Association for K-12 Online Learning, International Society for Technology in Education, National Association of Secondary School Principals, National School Boards Association, Secondary Education Teachers’ Association, and the Southern Regional Education Board.

Take a moment to Speak Up – a blog post by ISTE CEO Brian Lewis

This is a special blog post by ISTE CEO Brian Lewis. The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) is the premier nonprofit organization serving educators and education leaders committed to empowering connected learners in a connected world. ISTE serves more than 100,000 education stakeholders throughout the world. Learn more about ISTE at iste.org.
 
It’s not every day that educators have access to a direct, efficient opportunity to instantly impact the future of education. But that’s certainly the case for those who take just a few minutes to complete Project Tomorrow’s 2014 Speak Up Survey through Dec. 19
 
By completing the brief survey – it takes only about 15 minutes – you’ll be making your voice heard from classrooms to the halls of Congress, from state capitols to boardrooms. You’ll also be ensuring that policymakers are making important program and funding decisions based upon real data from real education stakeholders.
 
And you’re not only assisting Project Tomorrow and others in the ed tech ecosystem, you’re helping ISTE. We use annual Speak Up Survey data to inform our policies, programs and initiatives, so your survey responses provide a double dose of influential data. And while we’re at it, we’d like to encourage other policy organizations to turn to Speak Up data to direct their initiatives. What better way to assure you’re meeting the needs, interests and vision of your members?
 
With so many factors creating challenges in schools today – Common Core, online assessments, changes to student populations, student safety and ever-advancing technology, to name a few – it’s profoundly important that education leaders share their opinions. And the Speak Up Survey is a straightforward way to make sure educators’ voices are heard.
 
If you need an additional incentive to participate, all who complete the survey by Friday, Dec. 12 will be entered to win a free registration for ISTE 2015 in Philadelphia. Complete the survey on National Speak Up Day, Wednesday, Dec. 10 and you’ll be entered into a separate ISTE 2015 registration drawing. Conference registration winners will also join Project Tomorrow CEO Julie Evans for dinner in Philadelphia and can use the time to pick her brain on all topics related to digital learning.

 

So, please, sit down for just a few minutes and Speak Up.