Speak Up News, July 2014


Speak Up News, July 2014

In this newsletter, you will find information regarding…
Register to attend the Webinar: Digital Tools and Personalized Learning, Today and Tomorrow
Get a head start on Speak Up 2014! Registration now open, surveys will be available October 6th- December 19th, 2014
Speak Up on the Go! Past presentations with our CEO, Julie Evans.
Happy Reading! Feel free to share your thoughts with us on FacebookTwitter, and our Blog.

-The Project Tomorrow team


FREE webinar, “New Research: Digital Tools and Personalized Learning, Today and Tomorrow”

Hosted by edWeb.net and Project Tomorrow

When: July 29th
Time: 4PM ET/ 1PM PT
Where: online for free!
Register here
How are learning and teaching being transformed by digital tools?
How do administrators, teachers, parents, and students really use technology right now?
And what does the future of personalized learning look like?
In edWeb.net’s next webinar, Julie Evans will share survey findings from the Speak Up National Research Project and discuss learning and teaching with technology, 21st Century Skills, and STEM instruction. She will be joined by Christie Gibson, Principal of Crull Elementary School, who will share insights from her Board of Education Report on state reporting, as well as comparisons of student growth with the amount of time digital tools are used in each classroom. Join Julie and Christie on July 29th to hear the latest on digital tools and personalized learning, today and tomorrow.
Presented by Julie Evans, CEO, Project Tomorrow; with Christina Gibson, Principal, Crull Elementary School, Port Huron, MI
As always, if attending take the conversation to twitter! Don’t forget to mention@SpeakUpEd@ProjectTomorrow@edwebnet, and #edwebchat – see you online!

Speak Up 2014 surveys for students, parents and educators will be open for input October 6th through December 19th!

With Speak Up 2014 just around the corner, it’s not too early to start making plans to take the survey. Get a head start and update your school or district profile for the 2014 surveys at: http://www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2014/.
Each year a school or district primary contact will need to re-register with a new district profile (contact info, passwords) to gain access to their Speak Up information both during and after the survey process.

2014 Promotional Material Tools now available:

▪ General Speak Up Information Flyer
Start spreading the word about Speak Up to your community! Share this speak up flyer with your staff, parents and local community members. Provides background information on the Speak Up Research project, available surveys, question topics and benefits of participation. Also a great email, newsletter or email template!
▪ District Timeline
Have you registered for Speak Up and are uncertain of what to do next? The district/school timeline is a great tool to help you prepare for the Speak Up survey period. This month by month timeline outlines our suggestions on how and when to encourage participation to ensure a significant sampling of representative data is collected in your district. Included are important Speak Up deadlines, participation emails dates and tips for encouraging participation.
▪ Superintendent Guide
This informational guide is a great resource for administrators interested in learning more about Speak Up. This two page guide provides background information on Speak Up, the benefits of participation, what’s included in the survey and the steps required to get your district involved. We recommend sharing this flyer with school or district administrators that are interested in participating but may not have the background information to get started.
▪ Speak Up Tweet List
This sample tweet list is meant to serve as a head start to promoting Speak Up registration and participation via Twitter, Facebook, or other social media. Feel free to use or customize any or all of these tweets to share your school/district’s involvement in the nationwide conversation about technology and education and to encourage others to do the same!

All 2014 Promotional Materials will be available beginning August 18th at:http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/promo.html

Speak Up on the Go!

View Julie’s Past Presentations

By the Numbers: New Research on Games & Learning
Serious Play Conference
July 22, 2014
Inside an Innovative Classroom: A Day in the Life of Today’s Students and Teachers
Bbworld 2014
Las Vegas, Nevada
Wednesday, July 16 (Recording of presentation…coming soon)

▪ Online Learning Trends Breakfast with Project Tomorrow and Blackboard at ISTE
ISTE 2014
▪ Measuring Teachers’ Readiness to Leverage Digital Content: Are you ready?
ISTE 2014

Webinar: New Research: Digital Tools and Personalized Learning, Today and Tomorrow
Project Tomorrow and Dreambox Learning
Hosted by District Administration Magazine
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
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 me at jhostert@tomorrow.orgor via phone at 949/609-4660 ext. 17.
Jenny Hostert
Speak Up Operations Manager
Project Tomorrow

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