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2015 Preliminary Data Student Snapshot

Check out our third preliminary data snapshot of the week from this year’s Speak Up survey! This one is on middle school student data pulled from 80,501 student surveys as of 12/4/15.

If you have not already, please take a moment to complete the Speak Up Survey as today is National Speak Up Day!

By giving 15 minutes of your time to Speak Up Day, you can make sure your voice is heard loud and clear from classrooms to the halls of Congress, from state capitols to boardrooms.  Ensure that policymakers are making those important program and funding decisions based upon real data from real education stakeholders – you!   
To “Speak Up,” simply visit http://www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2015 to take the survey by Dec. 18th!


We would like everyone to have a voice in the future of how technology is used in our nation’s schools.  So, please share this link with your friends, students, teachers, parents, administrators, community organizations, members, affiliates or anyone who has a passion for improving education and ask them to take the Speak Up survey TODAY


Speak Up America 2015 is almost here!

Mark your calendars! Speak Up America is just around the corner, taking place from December 7th through 11th! In honor of this year’s superb survey period, we’re holding a celebration just for you – our Speak Up participants and supporters. During this week long event, we’re bringing back our Speak Up 2015 preliminary data snapshots, opportunities to win free conference registrations, and our photo and video challenges with chances to receive classroom or school grants. Now’s the time to kick your survey promotion into high gear – visit our Speak Up America promotional materials page for ideas on how you can spread the word before December 7th.

Check out what we have planned for Speak Up America:

▪ National Speak Up Day – Wednesday, December 9th
▪ Classroom/School Grant Photo and Video Challenge – with 5 chances to win!
▪ Free National Conference Registrations – multiple chances to win throughout the week!
▪ Free Regional Conference Registrations to CUE, NCCE, NETA, and TCEA.
▪ Speak Up 2015 Preliminary Data Snapshots – released daily!

We hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! Feel free to share your thoughts with us on FacebookTwitter, and our Blog.

-The Project Tomorrow team

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National Speak Up Day

Wednesday, December 9th

The highlight of the Speak Up America 2015 Campaign will take place on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 with National Speak Up Day! National Speak Up Day is the day to encourage your community to participate. We would like everyone to have a voice in the future of how technology is used in our nation’s schools, so please share this link http://www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2015 with your students, teachers, parents, administrators, community organizations, members, affiliates or anyone who has a passion for improving education and ask them to take the Speak Up survey.
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Photo and Video Challenge

Educators, win a grant for your classroom or school just by having your students participate in Speak Up!

Planning to have your class or school participate in Speak Up this week? Already had your class or school participate? Need a little incentive to get your class or school to participate? Get your photos and videos ready for our Speak Up for America Photo and Video Challenge – we’ve already had a few entries submitted, so start brainstorming!

Photo Challenge

Hashtag: #SpeakUpSnapshot

To celebrate technology and all our wonderful Speak Up participants, we will be offering $225 grants to three lucky Speak Up participating classroom or school during the week of December 7th. All you need to do is take a picture with the Speak Up for America 2015 Badge (above) highlighting your Speak Up experience and upload to one of our social media sites or the photo challenge page. Contest is open now, so get your cameras out and shoot a photo showing you and your students Speaking Up!
For contest rules please visit our photo challenge page here.

Video Challenge

Hashtag: #VoicesofSpeakUp

Last year, we heard you loud and clear with multiple #speakupsnapshotssubmitted to the 2nd annual Speak Up America photo challenge. Now in our third year of Speak Up America, we want to see you and your class “Speaking Up” in action! In our social media video challenge, Project Tomorrow wants to know:
“Why is using digital tools for learning important for your (students’) future?”
All you need to do is create a short 15-30 second video answering the question above. Use this opportunity to get your class involved by making this into a class project. Submissions can come in the form of videos, animations (PowToon), slideshows, voice snippets and more! The more creative the better!
In this challenge, there will be 2 grant opportunities to win $225!
Never has your chance of earning a classroom grant been easier. Enter your#VoicesofSpeakUp video into the Speak Up America video challenge today!
Learn more about the video challenge contest rules here.

Free National Conference Registrations

We are excited to announce chances to win free conference registrations toBbWorld 2016the 2016 Annual CoSN Conferencethe 2016 iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium, and the International Society for Technology in Education 2016 Conference and ExpoOne lucky district will be chosen for each free registration, and two will be chosen for ISTE 2016. Winning is easy – just follow the instructions below to enter your district into our competition:

1. Get in any last minute surveys! Any survey that comes in during Speak Up America 2015 campaign beginning Monday December 7, 2015 through Friday December 11, 2015 (in addition to surveys already submitted earlier in the survey period) will be entered into the competition. Increase your chances to win!
2. Encourage participation in National Speak Up Day (12-9-15)! Every survey submitted on this date will be entered into a separate drawing for a free ISTE 2016 Conference & Expo registration.


Free Regional Conference Registrations to CUE, NCCE, NETA and TCEA.

Are you a California, Nebraska, Nevada, Texas or Northwest (Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington) district?

You’re in luck – the awesome folks at CUENCCENETA, and TCEA are also offering free conference registrations! Winning is as easy as speaking up! All you need to do is encourage your staff, students, their parents and the local community to participate in Speak Up. Every participant from your district will enter you in to the drawing to win – the more surveys you have in the more chances you have to win!One winner will be selected for the NETA, NCCE, and TCEA conferences, and three for the CUE conference. We will randomly select a survey from your state and announce the winners on Friday, December 11th at 5PM PT/7PM CT/8PM ET.

Daily Speak Up 2015 Preliminary data snapshots

During Speak Up America Week, we’ll pull a special snapshot of preliminary data for students, parents, teachers, administrators and community members. Each day we will release a special video infographic on NEW Speak Up findings. Check below to see when we will be releasing each snapshot of data:

▪ Monday, December 7, 2015 —Teachers
▪ Tuesday, December 8, 2015 —Parents
▪ Wednesday, December 9, 2015 —Students
▪ Thursday, December 10, 2015 —Librarians
▪ Friday, December 11, 2015 — Principals

We will also be releasing preliminary data reports to all participating schools and districts during Speak Up America week! Stay tuned for more details.
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: Blackboard, Inc., BrainPOP, CDW, DreamBox Learning, Fuel Education, Qualcomm Wireless Reach, Rosetta Stone, Scholastic Education, American Association of School Administrators, Consortium for School Networking, CUE, Digital Learning Day, 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, State Education Technology Directors’ Association and TCEA (Texas Computer Education Association).

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.