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June 16, 2017

Speak Up 2017 Registration Open, Join Us At ISTE 2017, More – June 2017 Speak Up News

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Speak Up News, June 2017

Happy end of the school year! Thank you all for another wonderful year! Before you head out for the summer, get a head start on Speak Up 2017, check out our plans for ISTE 2017, and sign up for a Future Ready Institute to ensure your district is Future Ready this fall.

Have a good summer, and we look forward to working with you soon!

Quick links:

Speak Up 2017 registration is now open! Get a head start on Speak Up 2017 by registering your school or district and start planning for the fall.
Project Tomorrow at ISTE 2017: We’re heading to San Antonio, TX this month to share our data and research!
Future Ready Institutes: Be a part of a regional network to support your Future Ready journey.
Have a good summer! Thank you for another great year!

Thank you for reading! Feel free to share your thoughts with us on Facebook, Twitter, and our Blog.

-The Project Tomorrow team

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Speak Up 2017 Registration

Now open!

Before you head out for the summer, register your school or district (for free!) in Speak Up 2017. Registration is now open here – just click on the green registration button in the middle of the page or the gray tab on the left side of the page.

Information needed to register:

Name
Email address
An organizational login password (to view weekly survey counts and other important updates during the survey period)
Student Survey password (secret word students will use to access the survey)

Note: Main contact information needs to be renewed each survey year.

Speak Up 2017 will be open October 16, 2017-January 16, 2018.

Start planning your Speak Up 2017 efforts! Review some of our webinar video clips to get some Speak Up tips from other schools and districts (see Speak Up 2016 Intro recordings, or individual Speak Up in Action recordings): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3gk96PMU2WkxD_e6jXj74Q

To learn more about registration, click on the button below or email us at speakup@tomorrow.org.

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Project Tomorrow at ISTE 2017

June 25-28

San Antonio, TX

We’re heading to San Antonio, TX for this year’s ISTE Conference & Expo! Check out our scheduled sessions below, and visit our website as we continue to update it with our ISTE activities and events.

10 Things Everyone Should Know About Today’s Students and Digital Learning
Monday, June 26, 10:00-11:00 AM
HBGCC Hemisfair Ballroom 1

Learn how today’s students really want to use mobile devices, social media and digital content to enhance learning based on 2016 Speak Up Project findings from over 450,000 K-12 students representing schools worldwide. You’ll get the key insights you need to inform classroom practices and district budgets. With Julie Evans (Project Tomorrow)

Leadership for Digital Learning Near and Far – New Research from International Schools
Sunday, June 25, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
HBGCC Tower View Lobby, Table 40

Effective educational leadership practices are not limited by the world map. In this session, we will share two years of research examining how international schools are leveraging digital tools, content and resources to transform learning – and demonstrate the connection between the ISTE standards and effective digital learning leadership worldwide. With Julie Evans (Project Tomorrow) and Dr. Kari Stubbs (BrainPOP).

Blackboard 2017 ISTE Social Mixer
Monday, June 26, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Little Rhein Steak House

Join Blackboard and Julie Evans at Little Rhein Steak House as we celebrate the launch of the 2017 Digital Trends Report. Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and refreshments as Julie shares an exclusive first look at the latest research on K-12 educational technology trends. Register here.

A Decade of Mobile Learning
Wednesday, June 28, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
HBGCC Lila Cockrell Theater

Understand how to leverage the history of mobile learning to predict and invent the future. We’ll examine the results from 45 m-education global projects to reveal common practices for success and lessons learned from missteps. With Julie Evans (Project Tomorrow) and Dr. Chris Dede (Harvard University).

Are you planning on attending any of our sessions? If so, send us a tweet at @SpeakUpEd and/or @ProjectTomorrow! See you there!

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Future Ready Schools’ 2017 Events

Sign up today!

Future Ready Schools® (FRS) Institutes are FREE two-day professional development events designed to support the growing network of FRS district leaders who are implementing personalized learning. Institutes offer district leaders, technology directors, principals, librarians, and teacher leaders opportunities to build a network of peers who work together to solve problems, share feedback, and offer practical support and training, regardless of where a district is in the journey to become future ready.

For more info and to register for a free FRS Institute in your region, visit: www.futureready.org/institutes

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Have a good summer!

On behalf of the Project Tomorrow team, we would like to thank you for another wonderful school year! We hope you all have a wonderful summer and look forward to working with you in the fall through Speak Up 2017.

Additionally, today is my last day with Project Tomorrow. I will be relocating to Seattle, WA to pursue a Master of Public Administration. I have enjoyed working with each of you and your school(s) and organizations! Should you have any questions about Speak Up, please direct your emails to the Speak Up team atspeakup@tomorrow.org. Have a great summer, and best wishes for the upcoming school year.

— Lisa

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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 the Speak Up team at speakup@tomorrow.org or via phone at (949) 609-4660 ext. 17.

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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