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New from Speak Up: Next Generation of Teachers & International Schools
The Speak Up family continues to grow! Speak Up opportunities for future teachers and international schools are now open. If you know pre-service teachers or work with any teacher prep programs, please spread the word about our Tomorrows Teachers Speak Up survey. Similarly, if you are a part of an international school or know of any international schools who may be interested in our Speak Up International survey, please help us spread the word. To learn more, keep reading this newsletter or reach out to us at SpeakUp@tomorrow.org.
▪ Tomorrow’s Teachers Speak Up! A unique opportunity for America’s next generation of teachers to “speak up” about how they want to use technology in their future K-12 classrooms..
▪ Speak Up International: Our special Speak Up survey for international school administrators, staff and students.
▪ Calling all CUE 2017 attendees!Don’t miss this special workshop from ProjectTomorrow and BrainPOP.
-The Project Tomorrow team
Tomorrow’s Teachers Speak Up!
Tomorrow’s Teachers Speak Up is a unique opportunity for America’s next generation of teachers to “speak up” about how they want to use technology in their future K-12 classrooms. Each year, more principals tell us they are looking for new teachers to start with a particular set of technology skills. Project Tomorrow wants to know how the next generation of teachers is preparing for that challenge, and what this incoming cohort is expecting when it comes to technology in their new classrooms.
The national data findings will be used to inform national policies on technology use in education, teacher preparation programs and K-12 school and district leaders on the aspirations of tomorrow’s teachers.
Participation is open to all students in teacher preparation programs both at the undergraduate and graduate level, as well as career changers in special programs, regardless of prior student teaching experience.
Online surveys are open for input until May 1, 2017. Students can click here to take the 20-minute survey!
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 their institutional results. Register your institutional contact today to get started.
Help us spread the word about this project to pre-service teachers and to teacher prep programs!
Project Tomorrow is conducting a research project highlighting international school exemplars in the use of technology within education.
We are seeking international school administrators, staff and students to participate in a 20-minute online survey to share perspectives and insights on the benefits and challenges associated with digital learning. Participation is open to all international schools where instruction is primarily in English.
Speak Up International is designed help school administrations learn:
▪ What sorts of digital learning experiences students are looking for.
▪ What types of professional development teachers are getting, and what they are looking for.
▪ How their teachers compare to other international school teachers.
▪ And more!
Participation is open until April 30, 2017. Registered international schools will receive their local data – for free – in June.
Interested administrators can start by taking the survey themselves: http://www.speakup4schools.org/international/
Thursday, March 16
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Let’s get digital with critical thinking. Using art, science and civics as the context, this workshop examines new digital content for developing and measuring critical thinking skill development.
This workshop is designed to take the conceptual understanding of critical thinking to a more practical reality. Grounded in several key research studies about employers’ expectations and educators’ challenges in this area (including the Speak Up National Research from Project Tomorrow) the workshop will use innovative digital content and games to demonstrate how students can effectively develop problem solving muscles, and how teachers can measure student competencies in those areas at the same time. Using the timely and relevant fields of arts expression, science exploration and civic responsibilities as the context, educators will learn about new ideas and personally test drive new tools and strategies for developing and measuring critical thinking skills with elementary and middle school students.
Many thanks to our sponsors and partners for the support of Speak Up: Apex Learning, Blackboard, Inc., BrainPOP, DreamBox Learning, Qualcomm Wireless Reach, Rosetta Stone Education, Scholastic Education, American Association of School Administrators, CETPA, Consortium for School Networking, CUE, Digital Learning Day, ICE (Indiana Connected Educators), iNACOL, International Society for Technology in Education, National School Boards Association, National School Public Relations Association, National Science Teachers Association, National Secondary School Principals Association, NCCE (Northwest Council for Computer Education), NETA (Nebraska Educational Technology Association), State Education Technology Directors’ Association and TCEA (Texas Computer Education Association).
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