Happy Monday! We hope you had a relaxing and fun filled weekend!
This week Project Tomorrow’s CEO, Julie Evans will be presenting at the iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium in Orlando, Florida! If you are attending the iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium , please be sure to stop by and see Julie at one of the following sessions:
*Online Learning Experiences and Edpections of Tomorrow’s Teachers: New Research from Speak Up
*Blended, Flipping and Personalized: How Online Learning is Transforming Teacher Practice
*The Digital Classroom of Tomorrow
Online Learning Experiences and Expectations of Tomorrow’s Teachers: New Research from Speak Up
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM, October 28 2013
track: Research & Evaluation
Tomorrow’s teachers may have the keys to finally unlock the potential of online learning tools and strategies to transform teaching and learning, but much depends upon their experiences in their preparation program and how well future school leadership can support their expectations for essential technology tools and resources. In this session, we will review new Speak Up findings on this topic and discuss the research with a panel of teacher educators and school principals.
Blending, Flipping and Personalized: How Online Learning is Transforming Teacher Practice
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM, October 29 2013
Southern Hemisphere II
track: Research & Evaluation
Online learning debates primarily focus on student outcomes. However, the real impact of leveraging online learning tools should be about changing teacher practice. The 2012 Speak Up National Research Project polled 56,000 teachers nationwide on the impact of online learning on their practice as well as student outcomes. In this session, we will review new findings around blended, flipped, and personalized learning and learn from a teacher panel about their experiences and expectations.
· Dr. R. Mark Beadle, CEO and Head of School, Sevenstar
· Renee Citlau, National Online Teacher of the Year and from Anaheim Union High School District (CA)
· William Lange, Blended Learning Coordinator with Maricopa Unified School District (AZ)
The Digital Classroom of Tomorrow
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM, October 30 2013
Southern Hemisphere III
track: Blended Learning Programs
One of the most challenging issues facing administrators, teachers and parents today is keeping up with the digital tools available for learning. This panel discussion will focus on the key findings on maximizing student learning from the 2012 survey conducted by the Speak Up National Research Project. Specifically, the panel member discussion, which will consist of teacher (s) and administrator (s), will comment on the results from the survey.
Please be sure to check our website next week at: http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/speakup_presentations.htmlfor copies of the powerpoint presentations!
Have you participated in Speak up?! Please share your experiences below! And remember to share the Speak Up surveys with your network of friends and family- every voice counts!
Take the survey today at: www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2013
–The Project Tomorrow Team