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August 25, 2017

Congressional Briefing On Sept. 8, Speak Up 2017 Registration Open, More – August 2017 Speak Up News

From our friends at Project Tomorrow.

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Speak Up News, August 2017

Mark your calendar and join us on September 8th for our Congressional Briefing. We’ll be releasing new data, hosting a great panel discussion and sharing more information about Speak Up 2017!

If you have not yet registered your school or district to participate in Speak Up 2017, now is a great time to get started. Surveys open in October!

Quick links:

Speak Up Congressional Briefing! Join us in DC (or online) on Sept. 8th!
Speak Up 2017 registration is open! Register now and get started with Speak Up 2017. Surveys will be open Oct. 16, 2017 – Jan. 19, 2018.
Speak Up 2016 was a great success! Our new infographic shares some of the highlights of the reach of the research project over the last year.
Future Ready Institutes: Be a part of a regional network to support your Future Ready journey.

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

-The Project Tomorrow team

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Speak Up Congressional Briefing

September 8, 2017, noon-1:30pmET

Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 106

Join us for our Congressional Briefing and the release of the Speak Up 2016 findings. We’ll share what we learned from the 500,000+ students, parents and educators on the impact and potential of education technology use within our classrooms.

Receive new infographics and reports about the findings and hear directly from a panel of students and educators about how they use technology for learning in and out of school, and their aspirations for better usage to drive improved student outcomes. Learn about plans for Speak Up 2017, the 15th year of this important national initiative.

Learn more about the briefing and find info about the live stream of the event.


Speak Up 2017 Registration

Now open!

It’s time to register your school or district to participate in Speak Up 2017 to ensure you receive your free data in February. 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:

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 19, 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):

To learn more about registration, click on the button below or email us at


Look Back at 2016!

As we turn the page and get ready for Speak Up 2017, we created an infographic to share some of the highlights from Speak Up 2016Take a peek!


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:


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 the Speak Up team at 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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