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Free webinar: Moving Beyond Textbook Replacement to Personalize the Student Learning Experience

Free webinar with FuelEducation
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 
2PM Eastern Daylight Time
 

Many schools and districts have implemented a 1:1 initiative or various other types of digital tools to enrich learning. But how do educators move beyond textbook replacement to enhance the learning experience and truly customize learning for each student?

In this webinar, Julie Evans will share national findings from Project Tomorrow’s Speak Up Research Project. Conducted annually, the Speak Up Projects collects and reports on the authentic views of K-12 students, parents and educators nationwide on the benefits as well as challenges of digital learning. Belvoir Christian Academy will share how they have overcome the obstacles of diminishing resources and low enrollment to create a successful personalized learning experience for their middle school students. Cathy Butterworth, a former administrator, will share the story of how she has evolved to being a mentor teacher of the Belvoir online program and how she has adapted to her new role.

Attendees will learn:

  • How to create engaging digital content that moves beyond textbook replacement
  • Best practices for evolving the teaching style to complement a digital learning model
  • How students perceive personalized learning and why they find it more beneficial

 

Speakers
  • Julie Evans, CEO, Project Tomorrow
  • Cathy Butterworth, Mentor Teacher, Belvoir Christian Academy
  • Frank Streufert, Principal, Belvoir Christian Academy

Last Chance to Register for the Making Learning Mobile 2.0 Webinar!

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Time is running out! Don’t miss this last opportunity to register for our webinar. Join executive leadership Michael Flood from Kajeet and Julie Evans from Project Tomorrow for a webinar on Wednesday, February 18 at 4 PM EST. This event will focus on the findings of a two-year long research study which took an in-depth look at the impact of 1-to-1 tablet implementation in elementary and middle schools. The project was sponsored by Kajeet with funding from Qualcomm’s Wireless Reach Initiative. Find out more about:

  • Increased student engagement in lessons which resulted in higher scores
  • Teacher adaptation to Mobile Learning which led to increased student reading and writing fluency
  • At-home Internet access led to higher student/family engagement, contributing to academic success
  • Detailed explanation of how Kajeet is working on bridging the digital divide

 

 
Date: Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM EST
Problems Registering?
Please contact Ayesha Lodhi at alodhi@kajeet.com for assistance.

February 18th Webinar: Learn How Technology is Improving the Classroom Experience

Join executive leadership Michael Flood from Kajeet and Julie Evans from Project Tomorrow, for a webinar on Wednesday, February 18 at 4 PM EST. This event will focus on the findings of a two year long research study which took an in-depth look at the impact of 1-to-1 tablet implementation in elementary and middle schools. The project was sponsored by Kajeet with funding from Qualcomm’s Wireless Reach Initiative. Find out more about:

  • Increased student engagement in lessons which resulted in higher scores
  • Teacher adaptation to Mobile Learning which led to increased student reading and writing fluency
  • At-home Internet access led to higher student/family engagement, contributing to academic success
  • Detailed explanation of how Kajeet is working on bridging the digital divide

 

Date: Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Problems Registering?
Please contact Ayesha Lodhi at alodhi@kajeet.com for assistance.

Reminder: the Planning for Speak Up 2014 webinar is tomorrow

Webinar: Planning for Speak Up 2014
Google Hangout 
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
8:00AM PT / 11:00 AM ET
Interested in participating in this year’s Speak Up surveys but want to learn more about it? Now’s your chance! Join Julie Evans CEO, Project Tomorrow for a 45 minute webinar on Wednesday 11/12 to learn about key Speak Up findings from last year – and how your school or district can participate in Speak Up this year. Topics to be covered include:

 

  • What are some realities about ed tech in our schools today – from the perspective of students, parents, teachers & administrators?
  • Do we have a shared vision for digital learning?
  • Background Information on Speak Up and the benefits of participation
  • How your district can participate in Speak Up 2014

 

Sound interesting? Register to attend this special webinar at or contact Lisa Chu at lchu@tomorrow.org or (949) 609-4660 ext. 11.

Webinar: Planning for Speak Up 2014

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

8:00AM PT / 11:00 AM ET

Speak Up provides a quick and easy way for your students, parents, teachers, librarians, administrators and community members to have a voice in local, state and national discussions about emerging technologies in education. Since 2003, over 3.5 million education stakeholders from over 30,000 schools have participated in Speak Up.
Be a part of this year’s Speak Up movement! Join Julie Evans CEO, Project Tomorrow for a 45 minute webinar on Wednesday, November 12 to learn about key Speak Up findings from last year and how your school or district can participate in Speak Up this year. Topics to be covered include:

▪ What are some realities about ed tech in our schools today – from the perspective of students, parents, teachers & administrators?
▪ Do we have a shared vision for digital learning?
▪ Background Information on Speak Up and the benefits of participation
▪ How your district can participate in Speak Up 2014

Interested? Register to attend this special webinar or contact Lisa Chu at lchu@tomorrow.org or (949) 609-4660 ext. 11.

Free webinar: Engaging Students, Empowering Learning – New Roles for Digital Content and Games in the Classroom

What: Engaging Students, Empowering Learning – New Roles for Digital Content and Games in the Classroom
Who: Julie Evans, Robert Miller, and BrainPOP
When: Wednesday, September 17 at 3:30PM EST
Research tells us that engaging students in learning has the potential to improve achievement; teachers know that instinctively.  But how to increase student engagement is still often an elusive concept in many classrooms.  Promising new developments in the use of digital content, and specifically digital and online educational games, in elementary and middle school classrooms aim to make that connection between student engagement and empowered learning more explicit.  In this webinar, Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow, will introduce a new white paper that highlights Speak Up research findings around teacher and student use of digital content and games for learning, and how administrators are increasingly supporting those efforts.  And Robert Miller, 5th grade teacher from Daytona Beach, Florida, will share examples of how digital content and games are transforming his classroom today.  With a combination of research findings and classroom practices, this webinar will provide you with new strategies and ideas to use in your classrooms this year!

About BrainPOP: Founded in 1999, BrainPOP creates animated, curricular content that engages students, supports educators, and bolsters achievement. Their award-winning online educational resources include BrainPOP Jr. (K-3), BrainPOPBrainPOP Español, and, for English language learners, BrainPOP ESL. BrainPOP is also home to GameUp, an educational games portal for the classroom.

Free webinar this Thursday: Using Digital Tools to Personalize Learning and Empower Student Thinking

Where: online for free!
When: Thursday, August 14 at 3PM ET/12PM PT
What: “Using Digital Tools to Personalize Learning & Empower Student Thinking”
 
Sponsored by DreamBox Learning

In this webinar you’ll hear from Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow, about the latest findings from the Speak Up National Research Project, and how digital tools are transforming teaching and learning. Topics will include learning with technology, 21st century skills, and STEM instruction. She will be joined by Dr. Tim Hudson, former high school math teacher and K–12 Math Curriculum Coordinator for Parkway School District in Missouri, and now Senior Director of Curriculum Design at DreamBox Learning, Inc., who will lead the discussion on how digital experiences in the K–8 math classroom can empower students to think independently, receive specific feedback, and self-direct their learning to achieve rigorous learning outcomes.

Discussion topics will include:

  • How K-12 learning and teaching is being transformed by digital tools
  • How administrators, teachers, and students are using technology to support learning
  • What the future for personalized, blended learning in the elementary and middle school classroom looks like
Don’t forget to take the conversation online by mentioning @SpeakUpEd, @ProjectTomorrow, @JulieEvans_PT, and/or @Dreambox_Learn on twitter!

Happy March!

We hope this month has treated you all well! Exciting events are on the horizon here at Project Tomorrow.

In this newsletter, you will find information regarding…

▪ Speak Up Goes to Washington! National Release of the Speak Up 2013 Student Findings. RSVP now to attend the April 8th Briefing.
▪ Calling all Future Teachers, the Speak Up For Higher Education survey, “Tomorrow’s Teachers Speak Up!” is now open for input. Get involved today!
▪ Speak Up on the Go! Register to attend one of the upcoming webinars with our CEO, Julie Evans.
▪ Save the Date! Speak Up’s 2nd Congressional Briefing which will focus on the impact of digital learning tools to support college and career readiness will be held on June 2, 2014!

Happy Reading! Feel free to share your thoughts with us on FacebookTwitter, and our Blog.
-The Project Tomorrow team
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National Release of Speak Up 2013 K-12 Student Findings – Washington, DC.

RSVP today to attend this in person event on April 8, 2014 OR click here to reserve a copy of the report!

Please join us on Tuesday, April 8th to receive a copy of this year’s report on the unfiltered views of the 325,279 K-12 Students that participated in Speak Up 2013. Reserve your spot today to learn 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.
This is the first of two Congressional Briefings on the data results from over 403,000 online Speak Up surveys submitted from education stakeholders nationwide in fall 2013. A second briefing focusing on the impact of digital learning tools to support college and career readiness is slated for June 2, 2014.
We also encourage you to invite any additional colleagues that may be interested in attending the briefing. Please help us reach others that maybe interested in attending this event by tweeting out to your network of friends: Tweet This!
Click here to learn more and RSVP! If you are unable to attend the briefing and would like to request a copy of the report, click hereBetter yet email us with your reservation request!
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Calling all future teachers and teacher educators!

Participate in the Speak Up for Higher Education “Tomorrow’s Teachers Speak Up” survey and share your ideas about teaching with the nation!

Project Tomorrow is facilitating a special online survey for college students in teacher preparation programs to collect and report on the views of the next generation of teachers about the use of technology within instruction.
Participation is open to all students in teacher preparation programs both at the undergraduate and graduate level, teacher education faculty within Schools of Education, as well as career changers in special programs.
Colleges, universities and programs that promote the surveys to their students will receive a free online report with the national data findings as well as institutional results. Additionally, a national report on the survey findings will be released in fall 2014 in a special Congressional Briefing in Washington DC. Results will be shared with policymakers, academic research organizations and media.
To learn more about how your institution can promote Tomorrow’s Teachers Speak Up!, please contact Jenny Hostert at (949) 609-4660 x17 /jhostert@tomorrow.org or visit our website at http://www.tomorrow.org/SU4HigherEd/index.html.
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Speak Up On the Go! Upcoming Webinars by Julie Evans

Join us for a free webinar on educational technology trends driving innovation in the classroom.

Beyond the Digital Conversion: Educational Technology Trends Driving Innovation

Blackboard and Project Tomorrow
March 18, 2014
2PM EST
Register Now
Webinar Description:
The term ‘digital conversion’ is becoming increasingly prevalent in school and district conversations about how to improve student achievement, enhance teacher effectiveness, and stimulate new levels of parental engagement in schools. But what does this term really mean, and how are districts considering new methods to support their goals? Join Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow, as she leads a discussion around exciting new trends in education that underscore new learning models as a means to drive innovation and more deeply engage students.

Speak Up Survey Insights for Private School Leaders

Sevenstar
April 15, 2014
2:00PM-3:00PM EST
Register Now
The Speak Up national findings have been helping private schools define education technology policies for 11 years. Each year, the views of private school stakeholders are captured to identify key trends and help plan for 21st century education.
Join us for an informative presentation that will help you discover:
• What technology solutions administrators want most
• Where schools are prioritizing technology investments
• Which technologies students and parents want at school
• How students learn to write digitally and manage their digital footprint
• What major concerns parents have about privacy and BYOD
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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 Jenny Hostert, our Speak Up Operations Manager, at jhostert@tomorrow.orgor via phone at 949/609-4660 ext. 17.

Beyond the Digital Conversation

Join Project Tomorrow and Blackboard for a free webinar on educational technology trends driving innovation in the classroom!
Date: March 18, 2014
Time: 2PM ET
Presenter: Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow
Register here
 
The term ‘digital conversion’ is becoming increasingly prevalent in school and district conversations about how to improve student achievement, enhance teacher effectiveness, and stimulate new levels of parental engagement in schools. But what does this term really mean, and how are districts considering new methods to support their goals? Join Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow, as she leads a discussion around exciting new trends in education that underscore new learning models as a means to drive innovation and more deeply engage students.
 
About Blackboard: 
From their beginning as a small education technology company, Blackboard has been dedicated to improving every aspect of the education experience for millions of learners and educators around the world. They work with thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations, providing them with tomorrow’s education experience today.