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Last minute Speak Up outreach ideas

The final week of Speak Up is here! Do you need help encouraging participation in your school or district? Try sending out these short emails before the survey closes this Friday, December 19th. Feel free to change the text to better fit your school or district’s needs.

 
Email #1:
The last week of Speak Up is here!
 
Encourage your district to take the Speak Up survey before it closes on December 19th, 2014! Be a part of this year’s Speak Up Research Project and start learning about the ideas and views of your students, parents, faculty, and community members regarding education, technology, 21st century skills and more.  Not only can Speak Up help inform school or district plans, policies, purchases and programs around digital learning – all Speak Up surveys submitted this week will enter your district into drawings with opportunities to win free BbWorld 2015 and regional conference registrations!
 
Start learning about the aspirations of your district at http://www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2014/. Speak Up 2014 is open for input through Friday, December 19th, 2014, with survey data released in February 2015.
Email #2:
District leaders: Learn about the aspirations of your district through Speak Up
 
Sign up to be a part of this year’s Speak Up National Research Project, a quick and free survey designed with you and your district’s needs in mind! With the survey period closing on Friday, December 19th, this is your last chance to learn what your students, parents, faculty, and community think about education, technology, and 21st century skills. Take the survey this week and not only will your district receive its data in February 2015 to help with your digital learning plans, but your district will also be entered into drawings to win free BbWorld 2015 and regional conference registrations!
 
Start learning about the aspirations of your district at http://www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2014/. Speak Up 2014 is open for input through Friday, December 19th, 2014, with survey data released in February 2015.
Email #3:
Do you need help with planning policies, purchases and programs around digital learning? Do you want a chance to win a $225 classroom or school grant and conference registrations? Participate in Speak Up, a national research project facilitated by Project Tomorrow, before it closes on Friday, December 19th! By participating in Speak Up, your students, parents, faculty and community have a chance to share their thoughts about education, technology, and 21st century skills. Furthermore, you will receive free online access to this data with state and national comparisons to help with your own digital learning plans beginning February 2015. Now is the time to Speak Up about education – be sure to participate before Friday, December 19th.
 
Start learning about the aspirations of your district at http://www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2014/. Speak Up 2014 is open for input through Friday, December 19th, 2014, with survey data released in February 2015.
Email #4:
Take the Speak Up survey before December 19th and learn about the aspirations of your district!
Join the conversation about the use of technology for learning through Speak Up, a national research project facilitated by Project Tomorrow (www.tomorrow.org)!   By encouraging participation in Speak Up you will have the unique opportunity to have your views—as well as the views of your educators, students, their parents and the local community—included in the increasingly important U.S. national and state discussions on digital learning policies, programs, and funding. More importantly, you will receive free online access to your participant results with state and national comparisons to use for your own technology assessment needs, budgeting, planning, or evaluation, beginning February 4, 2015! Participate in Speak Up today before the survey period closes on Friday, December 19th.

Start learning about the aspirations of your district at http://www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2014/. Speak Up 2014 is open for input through Friday, December 19th, 2014, with survey data released in February 2015. 

For more outreach ideas, visit our promotional materials page: http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/promo.html.

Check out our new lively Speak Up information flyer!

This fun, colorful flyer is a great outreach tool to get more of your schools involved in Speak Up. It provides general information about the survey, survey links, and dates with a list of topics and why to participate. Use this as a supplemental attachment to your encouragement emails, promotional flyer handout or as an image on your website. Click on the image below to download the flyer on our website:

Speak Up Participation Guide

This step by step participation guide is a great starting point for schools and districts to use when introducing the Speak Up Research Project to interested stakeholders. The participation guide includes background information on Speak Up, the benefits of participation, how to get involved, survey themes, and quotes from other educators on their experience with Speak Up. We recommend using this presentation in your school/district leader meetings as a promotional tool for districts to send to school administrators who are unfamiliar with the project or as way to get parents involved. This standard PowerPoint presentation can be edited to include information from your own school or district.

Click here to download the participation guide and get started on promoting Speak Up to your school/district!

School Sample Tweets

Need help promoting Speak Up at your school? Check out our sample tweets designed just for schools! Feel free to use or customize any or all of these tweets to share your school’s involvement in the nationwide conversation about technology and education and to encourage others to do the same!

Sample Tweets
State Specific- edit highlighted with your state

SCHOOL NAMESpeak Up! Share your opinions about the role of technology in education at http://bit.ly/SU14survey >>>Tweet This!

Help SCHOOL NAME with data collection about the use of technology in and out of school! Take the survey @ http://bit.ly/SU14survey>>> Tweet This!

SCHOOL NAME Your Participation in Speak Up is Important! Help us collect valuable data @ http://bit.ly/SU14survey>>> Tweet this!

SCHOOL NAME share your opinions about the role of technology in education @ http://bit.ly/SU14survey>>> Tweet This!

Interested in SCHOOL NAME students’ use of technology? Register to participate in Speak Up. Learn more here: http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/FULL STATE NAME.html >>> Tweet This!

Promotional Materials

Start spreading the word about Speak Up to your community! Share this speak up flyer http://ow.ly/pKgPM>>> Tweet this!
Use these promotional materials to spread the word about Speak Up to fellow students, teachers, & admins in your school: http://bit.ly/SUoutreach >>>Tweet this!
Audience Specific Outreach
Teachers, now is the time to encourage your students to voice their opinions on the use of technology in school!  http:// bit.ly/SU14survey >>> Tweet This!
Teachers-encourage your students to voice their opinions on the use of technology in school! See here http://bit.ly/SpeakUpSurveys>>>Tweet this!
Calling all Parents,contribute to the national dialog about science, technology & preparing students for the 21st century workforce #Speakup >>> Tweet this!
New Speak Up survey for community members! Please be sure to share with your network of friends-every voice counts! http:// bit.ly/SU14survey >>> Tweet this!

Kick off to Speak Up 2014!

Speak Up 2014 is now open!

This year’s Speak Up annual surveys continue to pave new ground in education technology research by polling K-12 students, educators, administrators and parents about the use of mobile devices, online classes, games and digital content within learning. We listened to last year’s participants and have added new topics to our surveys to spark more conversation, such as Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), data privacy, student interest in programming and computing, and online assessments.
This newsletter is specifically dedicated to the launch of Speak Up 2014! Below, you’ll find all the information you need on what’s new for 2014:
Happy reading, and remember to Speak Up now through December 19th!
Feel free to share your thoughts with us on Facebook, Twitter, and our Blog.

-The Project Tomorrow team

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Speak Up 2014 is now open!

Help us collect valuable data by participating in Speak Up 2014

Join the conversation about the use of technology for learning through Speak Up, a National Research Project. Since 2003, over 3.4 million K-12 education stakeholders have participated in the annual online surveys. Data findings are shared each year with federal, state and local policymakers to inform education programs, policies and funding.
Surveys will be open for input October 6th – December 19th, 2014 at: www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2014.
Instructions for completing the Speak Up survey
1. Go to the survey website (above).
2. Click on the appropriate survey (Student, Educator, Parent, Community member).
3. Follow the given instructions to access the survey. Begin by entering your school zip or clicking on the drop down button and select your state, then go to the next line and type in your school name to find your school.
4. Students will choose their grade level and enter in their school specific password*
5. Parents and Educators will NOT need the password to access the survey.
To learn more about the project and how to get involved, visit www.tomorrow.org/speakup.
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Speak Up Loud and Clear: Recognizing the Top Participating Schools and Districts based on Speak Up 2013 Participation

With the launch of Speak Up 2014, we would like to take this time to recognize the schools and districts that went above and beyond in their promotion and encouragement of participation to their students, parents and educators during last year’s Speak Up surveys! Thank you for making last year’s surveys such a success!
Last year 403,292 Students, Parents, Educators and members of the community representing over 9,000 schools nationwide participated in Speak Up 2013. Out of those over 9,000 schools, we have nominated a group of 250 schools that have gone above and beyond with their promotion creativity, outreach and use of data. Many of the nominated schools exceed over 80% student participation, allowing for an extremely rich dataset for schools to use in their own local planning and research.
For a complete list of the top school and districts, visit http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/speakup-loud-clear.html.
Speak Up Loud and Clear, formally known as Speak Up 200, is our annual recognition program that highlights schools that are effectively incorporating Speak Up data into their local decision-making. Each year, finalists are selected based on total student participation, length of time involved with Speak Up, and use of data in local decision making.
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Get a look at this year’s survey questions!

We’ve made our survey questions available to view before Speak Up launches on October 6th. Click here to view the surveys, and be on the lookout for new topics and questions!

New topics include:

Blended learning
1:1 computing
BYOD
Coding
Data privacy
Student self-directed learning
Ideal school mobile app
College and career readiness skills
And more!
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Speak Up has a new participant badge!

Wear this badge proudly as you display it on your website, your e-mails, your social media sites, blog, and more! Enjoy, and remember to get the rest of your community to Speak Up through December 19th, 2014!
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Our Speak Up 2014 promotional materials are now available

Start spreading the word about Speak Up to your community! Check out our helpful flyers, guides, sample emails, and more at http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/promo.html.
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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 Facebook, Twitter, Instagram 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.

Sample emails for students and parents

Use these emails to quickly get the word out to students and parents via email. We have two sample emails for you to use: one to encourage your students to participate and one to encourage parents to take the survey. We recommend add your own personal encouragement to the emails.

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Students Speak Up – Your ideas are important to us!
Open October 6th – December 19th, 2014

Your opinions matter to us!   We are participating in the online survey Speak Up, so that we can learn more about how you are using technology in class and for homework. We’d also like to know more about how you are using technology to learn and how you would like your teachers to use technology class.

The online survey is open to students, educators (including future educators) and parents; it’s quick and easy to get involved.   The survey will be open until December 19th, to take the survey visit: http://www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2014    
Your password is:
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Parents Speak Up – Your ideas are important to us!
Open October 6th– December 19th, 2014
Be a part of the conversation! Starting on Oct. 6thwe will be participating in the Speak Up national research project. Speak Up is the first survey designed to help parents share their ideas directly with schools and national policymakers. As key stakeholders, Speak Up provides parents with a mechanism for expressing their views to the administrators at their child(ren)’s school and district about key issues impacting their child(ren)’s education. Since 2003, Speak Up has collected and shared the views of over 3.4 million students, teachers, and parents from all 50 states, as well as internationally. By participating in Speak Up, parents are expressing their views to a wider audience of local, state, and national policy makers as well as the business community—and contributing to the national dialog about science, technology, and preparing students for the 21st century workforce.

The online survey is open to students, educators and parents; it’s quick and easy to get involved.  To take the survey visit: http://www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2014/ and click the blue parents enter here button!