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Congratulations to our 2013 Speak Up Heroes!


Hello to all of our Project Tomorrow supporters and Happy Friday! We hope the month of October has treated you all well. Exciting events are on the horizon here at Project Tomorrow.

In this blog post, you will find information regarding…

  1. Our Speak Up Heroes
  2. This Year’s Speak Up 200 Cohort
  3. The Launch of Speak Up 2013
Happy Reading! Feel free to share your thoughts with us on FacebookTwitter, as well as comment below!
-The Project Tomorrow team

Speak Up Hero Awards

10 years of Speak Up Surveys 2003-2013

These special recognitions applaud the extraordinary support for Project Tomorrow’s Speak Up surveys provided by a few companies and organizations over the past 10 years.
The awards were announced at the Celebration of 10 Years of Student Voices about Digital Learning event at Haworth Inc. in Washington, D.C. on September 19th, 2013.
The following organizations were honored as Speak Up Heroes:
US Department of Education’s Office of Technology
State Education Technology Director’s Association (SETDA)
Blackboard Inc.
SMART Technologies
The Jon Bernstein Strategy Group
To learn more about these organizations, and how they have been strong advocates and supporters of Speak Up and Project Tomorrow over the years, please visit our special Speak Up Heroes page:http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/SU_heroes_2013.html.

We will also be doing a follow up feature next week! So make sure to check back!

Congratulations to our 2013 Speak Up Heroes!


Speak Up 200 Schools—based on 2012 Participation

For full list of schools please click here.

With Speak Up 2013 in full swing, we wanted to take this time to thank our past Speak Up participants! We greatly appreciate all the support and encouragement that went in to making Speak Up 2012 such a success, without you Speak Up would not be possible!
To honor top participating schools and districts, each year Project Tomorrow nominates the top 200 Speak Up schools for our Speak Up 200 recognition program based on total student participation, length of time involved with Speak Up, and use of data in local decision making. The schools selected for Speak Up 200 represent a broad range of educational institutions in rural, suburban and urban communities. The complete list of Speak Up 200 recognized schools are highlighted on the Project Tomorrow website at http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/speakup_200.html.
To read more about this year’s Speak Up 200 schools, please check out the Press Release.
Based upon total participation and demonstrated commitment to engaging their stakeholders in local decisions on education issues, five school districts were also recognized for special distinctions. 
Top 5 Speak Up 2012 school districts (based on total participation):
Klein ISD (Texas)
Shelby County School District (Alabama)
Weslaco ISD (Texas)
McAllen ISD (Texas)
Richardson ISD (Texas)
Additionally this year, all of our Speak Up 200 schools will have the opportunity to download a special Gold, Silver, or Bronze badge to place on websites, social media outlets, e-mails, blogs, and more. To download your unique badge, click here.

Congratulations to our Speak Up 200 Schools!

Speak Up 2013

Speak Up 2013 is open for input now through December 20th!

Click here to take the survey today!

Join the conversation about the use of technology for learning through Speak Up, a National Research Project. The online survey is open to students, educators, parents and new this year community members. It’s quick and easy to get involved!
To take the survey follow the instructions below:
  1. Go to www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2013
  2. Select the appropriate survey (Click here for tips on deciding which survey to take)
  3. Select your state
  4. Enter your school nameif a member of the community please select a local school or enter in your zip code to select a school to take the survey under.
  5. Complete the survey before Dec. 20th! Please be sure to share with your network of friends and family!
*Students will be required to enter in the secret word to access the survey.
Register as the primary contact of your school or district (at the link above) to manage your information and assign a student survey password to ensure confidentiality– all students will need to enter in the secret word to take the survey. As the primary contact for your district, school or organization you will be in charge of the promotion and encouragement of the survey at your selected organizational level. In return, you will receive free, online access to your aggregated results with state and national comparisons in February 2014.
Our helpful and handy promotional materials are here to help you spread the word about Speak Up to your school/district’s students, parents, teachers, administrators, community partners, and more! View our full list here.
Follow Speak Up on FacebookTwitter and Blog for all the latest updates on Speak Up Surveys.
Together, let’s work together to leverage technology to promote better learning for our students nation wide!
Thank you for reading.

Don’t forget to Speak Up now through December 20th!

Questions? Contact us at speakup@tomorrow.org

Mobile Learning: Transforming Education and Engaging Students and Teachers

Happy Tuesday to all our followers and supporters! 

Last week, on September 17th, Project Tomorrow’s CEO Julie Evans participated in a panel discussion at Brookings in Washington D.C., concerning the subject of mobile technology in our K-12 schools. 
Mobile technology is in a plethora of ways transforming education in the United States. But what do these changes look like, and what do they mean for the enhancement of educational comprehension for our K-12 students?
To learn more, view the panel discussion here. Be sure to let us know your thoughts, and join the conversation on Twitter at #ProjectTomorrow, #SpeakUp, and #TechCTI.
Don’t forget to register your school/district for Speak Up 2013! The countdown to October 2nd is on! 
-The Project Tomorrow team 

Congratulations to this year’s Speak Up 200 Cohort!

Speak Up 200 Schools—2012 Participation

This annual recognition program 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.  

Top 200 Schools – 2012 Participation

Congratulations to the Speak Up Top 200 Schools for their participation in Speak Up 2012.
Top 5 school districts (based on total participation)
  • Klein ISD* (Texas)
  • Shelby County School District*  (Alabama)
  • Weslaco ISD* (Texas)
  • McAllen ISD (Texas)
  • Richardson ISD (Texas)
Top performing district for parent participation
  • Shelby County School District*  (Alabama)
Top performing district for administrator participation
  • Klein ISD* (Texas)
Top performing district for teacher participation
  • Klein ISD* (Texas)
District School (*=Recognized multiple years) City
Coffee County Zion Chapel High School* Jack
Lee County School District Beulah High School Valley
Sanford Middle School* Opelika
Madison County Lynn Fanning Elementary School* Meridianville
Meridianville Middle School* Hazel Green
Riverton Intermediate School* Huntsville
Endeavor Elementary School            Harvest
Sparkman Middle School* Toney
Shelby County Chelsea High School Chelsea
Chelsea Intermediate School* Chelsea
Creek View Elementary School* Maylene
Montevallo Elementary School* Montevallo
Mount Laurel Elementary School* Birmingham
Oak Mountain Intermediate School* Birmingham
Thompson Sixth Grade Center* Alabaster
Helena Middle School* Helena
Valley Intermediate School* Pelham
Oak Mountain Middle School* Birmingham
Pelham High School* Pelham
Riverchase Middle School Birmingham
Thompson High School Alabaster
Thompson Intermediate School Alabaster
Apache Junction Unified Cactus Canyon Junior High School* Apache Junction
Desert Vista Elementary School* Apache Junction
Superstition Mountain Elementary School* Apache Junction
Paradise Valley Unified
Desert Trails Elementary School* Phoenix
Explorer Middle School* Phoenix
Shea Middle School* Phoenix
Sunrise Middle School * Scottsdale
Cactus View Elementary School* Phoenix
Horizon High School Scottsdale
Mountain Trail Middle School Phoenix
North Ranch Elementary School* Scottsdale
Arrowhead Elementary School* Phoenix
Foothills Elementary School Phoenix
Hidden Hills Elementary School Phoenix
Cabot Cabot Middle School North* Cabot
Southside Elementary School* Cabot
Stagecoach Elementary School* Cabot
Ward Central Elementary School* Ward
Westside Elementary School* Cabot
Cabot Middle School South* Cabot
Mountain Springs Elementary School* Cabot
Northside Elementary School* Cabot
Magness Creek Elementary School* Cabot
Fullerton Elementary Laguna Road Elementary School* Fullerton
Robert C Fisler Elementary School* Fullerton
Sunset Lane Elementary School Fullerton
Irvine Unified School District Culverdale Elementary School* Irvine
Sierra Vista Middle School Irvine
Venado Middle School Irvine
Merced Union High Atwater High School* Atwater
Buhach Colony High School* Atwater
Golden Valley High School* Merced
Livingston High School* Livingston
Merced High School* Merced
Yosemite High (Continuation)* Merced
Murrieta Valley Unified Vista Murrieta High School Murrieta
Natomas Unified School District Natomas Charter #19 Sacramento
Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified Yorba Linda Middle School* Placentia
San Marcos Unified San Marcos High School* San Marcos
Paloma Elementary School San Marcos
Solana Beach Carmel Creek Elementary School* San Diego
Skyline Elementary School* Solana Beach
Solana Highlands Elementary School* Solana Beach
Solana Pacific Elementary School* San Diego
Solana Santa Fe Elementary School* Rancho Santa Fe
Solana Vista Elementary School* Solana Beach
Diocese of Wilmington St. Mark’s High School Wilmington
Lake Forest Lake Forest Central Elementary School* Felton
Red Clay Consolidated School District Brandywine Springs School Wilmington
Brevard County
Discovery Elementary School* Palm Bay
Apollo Elementary School* Titusville
Lewis Carroll Elementary School* Merritt Island
Herbert C. Hoover Middle School* Indialantic
Quest Elementary School* Melbourne
Tropical Elementary School * Merritt Island
Imperial Estates Elementary School Titusville
Indialantic Elementary School* Indialantic
Meadowlane Intermediate School* West Melbourne
Surfside Elementary School Satellite Beach
Lockmar Elementary School* Palm Bay
Broward County Miramar High School* Miramar
Deerfield Beach Middle School Deerfield Beach
Florida Virtual Florida Virtual Global School* Orlando
Kamehameha Schools Kapälama Middle School* Honolulu
Kapälama High School* Honolulu
Hawaii High School Kea‘au
City Of Chicago School District #299 Byrne Elementary School Chicago
Falconer Elementary School* Chicago
Gray Elementary School* Chicago
Haines Elementary School* Chicago
Saucedo Elementary Scholastic Academy* Chicago
Washington G Elementary School* Chicago
Harrisburg C U School District #3 East Side Intermediate School* Harrisburg
Harrisburg Middle School* Harrisburg
West Side Primary School* Harrisburg
Fayette County School Corp Connersville Sr. High School Connersville
M S D Wayne Township Ben Davis Ninth Grade Center Indianapolis
Garden City Elementary School Indianapolis
Plymouth Community School Corporation Lincoln Junior High School* Plymouth
Plymouth High School* Plymouth
Riverside Intermediate School
Menominee Elementary School Plymouth
Scott County School District #2 Scottsburg Middle School Scottsburg
Smith-Green Community Schools Churubusco High School Churubusco
Tri-Creek School Corporation Lowell Middle School Lowell
Warsaw Community Schools Edgewood Middle School Warsaw
Eisenhower Elementary School Warsaw
Jefferson Elementary School Warsaw
Lakeview Middle School Warsaw
Leesburg Elementary School Warsaw
Madison Elementary School Warsaw
Warsaw Community High School Warsaw
Washington Elementary School Warsaw
Blue Valley Unified School District
Aubrey Bend Middle School Overland Park
Harmony Middle School Overland Park
Lakewood Middle School Overland Park
Overland Trail Middle School Leawood
Oxford Middle School Overland Park
Pleasant Ridge Middle School Stillwell
Prairie Star Middle School Overland Park
Baltimore City Public School System Digital Harbor High School* Baltimore
John Ruhrah Elementary School Baltimore
North Bend Elementary School Baltimore
Kearney R-1 Schools Kearney Junior High School* Kearney
Kearney Middle School Kearney
North Carolina
North Carolina Virtual Public School North Carolina Virtual Public School* Raleigh
Onslow County Schools Hunters Creek Middle School* Jacksonville
New Bridge Middle School* Jacksonville
Northwoods Park Middle School* Jacksonville
Trexler Middle School* Richlands
Berea City School District Berea High School Berea
Big Creek Elementary School Cleveland
Ford Middle School Brook Park
Frederick Roehm Middle School Berea
Medina City School District Claggett Middle School Medina
Eliza Northrup Elementary School Medina
Ella Canavan Elementary School Medina
Sidney Fenn Elementary School Medina
Shawnee Local School District Shawnee High School Lima
Shawnee Middle School Lima
Chambersburg Area School District Chambersburg Area Middle School South Chambersburg
Owen J Roberts School District East Vincent Elementary School Spring City
North Coventry Elementary School Pottstown
Owen J Roberts High School Pottstown
Owen J Roberts Middle School Pottstown
West Vincent Elementary School Chester Springs
Hawkins County School District Surgoinsville Middle School* Surgoinsville
Klein Independent Benignus Elementary School* Klein
Doerre Intermediate School* Klein
Greenwood Forest Elementary School* Houston
Klein Intermediate School* Houston
Klein Oak High School* Spring
Klenk Elementary School* Houston
Krimmel Intermediate School* Klein
Lemm Elementary School* Spring
Northhampton Elementary School* Spring
Schindewolf Intermediate School* Spring
Schultz Elementary School* Tomball
Strack Intermediate School* Klein
Theiss Elementary School* Klein
Ulrich Intermediate School* Houston
Wunderlich Intermediate School* Houston
Benfer Elementary School* Klein
Brill Elementary School* Klein
Ehrhardt Elementary School* Klein
Eiland Elementary School* Houston
Epps Island Elementary School Houston
Klein Forest High School* Houston
Metzler Elementary School Spring
Nitsch Elementary School* Houston
McAllen Independent Brown Middle School McAllen
Castaneda Elementary School McAllen
Cathey Middle School McAllen
Dr. Pablo Perez Elementary School McAllen
Fields Elementary School McAllen
Gonzalez Elementary School McAllen
McAllen High School McAllen
McAuliffe Elementary School McAllen
Roosevelt Elementary  School McAllen
Rowe High School McAllen
Weslaco Independent A N Rico Elementary School* Weslaco
Airport Elementary School* Weslaco
Central Middle School* Weslaco
Cleckler/Heald Elementary School* Weslaco
Dr R E Margo Elementary School* Weslaco
F D Roosevelt Elementary School* Weslaco
Mario Ybarra Elementary School* Weslaco
Memorial Elementary School* Weslaco
North Bridge Elementary School* Weslaco
Sam Houston Elementary School* Weslaco
Weslaco High School* Weslaco
Dr. Armando Cuellar Middle School Weslaco
Mary Hoge Middle School* Weslaco
Rodolfo Rudy Silva Jr. Elementary School* Weslaco
Weslaco East High School* Weslaco
Raul A Gonzalez Jr. Elementary School* Weslaco
Beatriz G Garza Middle School* Weslaco
Albemarle County Public Schools Jackson P. Burley Middle School Charlottesville
Joseph T. Henley Middle School Crozet
Monticello High School Charlottesville
Mortimer Y. Sutherland Middle School Charlottesville
Western Albemarle High School Crozet
Arlington County Public Schools Taylor Elementary School* Arlington
Luxemburg-Casco Luxemburg-Casco Intermediate School* Luxemburg
Verona Area Badger Ridge Middle School Verona
Verona Area High School* Verona