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January 31, 2020

Speak Up America Day!

A newsletter from the Project Tomorrow folks.

SU America

Speak Up America Day 2020!

Today we are celebrating Speak Up Day! The goal of Speak Up Day is to encourage the participation of students, teachers, parents, and other educational community members with our Speak Up surveys.

Below you will find details on the Speak Up America Campaign.

Enjoy!

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 America: January 27-31, 2020!

Speak Up America Week kicked off this week on Monday, January 27!

Speak Up America, our campaign to celebrate Speak Up participation runs January 27-31, 2020. Participating schools and districts are eligible to win prizes from several of our national and regional Speak Up partners – this year; we are offering memberships and professional development as well as complimentary conference registrations!

National Speak Up Day — Wednesday, January 29th
Complimentary National Conference Registrations & Memberships — chances to win throughout the week
Sneak Peek! On Friday 1/31 we will post some preliminary data from the surveys we have received. Make your voice heard and participate!

Speak Up promotional materials are available to help all participating schools and districts get the word out to their students, parents, staff, and community!

IG SU America General

National Conference Registrations & Memberships Offers!


Thanks to our state and national Speak Up partners, we are offering some wonderful prizes – including conference registrations, memberships, and professional development – to the educators participating in Speak Up!

Once administrators, teachers, librarians, and tech leaders complete their Speak Up surveys this year, they will have the option to complete an entry form and select the prizes they hope to win. These forms are separate from the Speak Up surveys to maintain the anonymity of Speak Up responses.

Our first winner, a tech leader at kisdcurr recieved one complimentary registration to the TCEA 2020 Convention and Exposition! Check out our social media to find out who the winners are today, Wednesday 1/29 (Speak Up Day) and Friday 1/31!

Some prizes include:
AASL– One complimentary registration to the 2021 National Conference & Exhibition! Librarians, Media Specialists or School Administrators from across the nation are eligible to win.
CUE– One complimentary registration to Lead3 Symposium, April 2-4, 2020! District. Administrators and Tech Leaders from California or Nevada are eligible to win.
NETA: Complimentary registration to 2020 Spring NETA Conference, March 26-27, 2020: Teachers and Technology Leaders from Nebraska are eligible to win.
NYSCATE One complimentary registration to Annual Conference, November 21-24, 2020! Educator, administrator or Ed Tech Leaders in a K-20 NY school, district, or higher education institute eligible to win: Teachers and Technology Leaders from Nebraska are eligible to win.

Click here to view the entire prize list.

Note: Speak Up Appreciation Week will be coming up in April with additional chances to win conference registrations.

Thanks to AASL, CUE, NCCE, NETA, NYSCATE, and TCEA for your generous offers!

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National Speak Up Day-Wed. January 29, 2020

We have announce districts who have met requirements to be awarded a badge from our Speak Up District Recognition Program on our social media platforms:

Check out the most updated state numbers here.

K-12 school districts during the 2019-20 school year will be recognized with the following distinctions:

Speak Up District of Honor: awarded to K-12 districts that have made a commitment to listen to the voices of their stakeholders in their educational planning and decision-making. This commitment is actualized by registering to participate in Speak Up. Register your school/district by Jan 29 and be recognized!

Speak Up District of Student Empowerment: awarded to K-12 districts who are enabling the authentic feedback of their K-12 students through the promotion of student participation in the Speak Up process.

Speak Up District of Community Trust: awarded to K-12 districts who are enabling the authentic feedback of key adult audiences within their education community such as parents, community members, teachers, librarians, and administrators through the promotion of participation in the Speak Up process for those stakeholders.

Speak Up District of Excellence: awarded to K-12 districts who are actively leveraging the feedback from their community stakeholders (students, parents, community members, and staff) to inform programs, policies and new initiatives to improve the learning and teaching experience for all.

In recognition of these districts’ commitment to their community, Project Tomorrow will honor each of these districts individually and nationally by:

• Every district will receive a letter of recognition from Project Tomorrow with their status in appreciation of National Speak Up day on January 15th and April 22nd.

• Every district will have a letter of recognition given to their House of Representatives member stating that by participating in Speak Up, the district validates the importance of listening to their stakeholders’ views on how to improve local education.

Our next National Speak Up Day will be Thursday, April 23, 2020

Check out and download our participation badges
Districts have until the end of Speak Up Week to earn district recognition

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Speak Up Student Surveys in Español!

Coming Monday February 3rd

We have heard from multiple districts across the country about their need for student surveys in Spanish, we heard you and we got you!

We are incredibly excited about the opportunity for educators to share surveys in Español to their students.

Please fill out this interest form to receive more details.

In case you missed it…

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2018-19 National Findings Report

Digital Learning: Peril or Promise for Our K-12 Students

In this year’s national briefing paper, we examine this important topic of the peril vs. promise value proposition for digital learning through a three-part analysis of the authentic feedback collected from over 343,500 K-12 students, parents, teachers and administrators during the 2018-19 school year. While the Speak Up findings cover a broad set of issues relative to the challenges and benefits associated with innovative learning environments, we have identified key findings associated with these three leading questions to inform this discussion:

Beyond educator assumptions or aspirations, and isolated examples of innovation, how are digital tools, resources and content actually being used by the average student today to support learning, both in school and out of school?

How do the majority of educators, parents and students define the value or impact of those digital learning experiences?

Given how the digital tools are being used, and the values ascribed to those technology-supported experiences, what are the real-world concerns of today’s educators and parents that should be addressed to better understand the peril vs. promise dichotomy in our schools and communities?

***
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100Kin10 Trends Report is now live!

Every year 100Kin10 highlights what’s around the corner for #STEMed – Project Tomorrow is honored to have our work featured in their latest Trends Report!

Sneak peek:
Project Tomorrow is developing a new professional learning model to help teachers infuse computer science and computational thinking into existing courses. In order to encourage other innovative approaches meeting, two tend goals.

Trend 4: The T in STEM Gains Prominence: Technology Proficiency as a Core Life Skill and Trend 6 (Prediction): Computer Science Is Hot but There’s a Lag in Teacher Supply

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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 FacebookTwitterInstagram 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.

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January 28, 2020

Today Launches The Start Of Speak Up America Week!!! Participate And Win!

Another newsletter from yesterday’s inbox that may be of interest.

SU America

January 2020

Happy 2020!!!

We are very excited to continue our partnerships and collaborations into the new decade with you all!

The Project Tomorrow team is excited to share this month’s news. Below you will find details on the Speak Up America Campaign.

Enjoy!

Quick links:

Speak Up America Campaign: Participate and win!
National Speak Up Day: January 29th is Speak Up Day!
National Conference Registrations & Memberships Offers: Read prize details!
Speak Up 2018-19 National Findings Report: Check out the final 2018-19 National Findings Report!
100kin10’s 2019 Trends Report: Project Tomorrow’s feature
In case you missed it… Remember that we have made available a list of resources to help you, outreach, promote, and increase participation at your school/district.

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

-The Project Tomorrow Team

***

Speak Up America: January 27-31, 2020!

Speak Up America Week kicks off on Monday, January 27!

Speak Up America, our campaign to celebrate Speak Up participation will run January 27-31, 2020. Participating schools and districts are eligible to win prizes from several of our national and regional Speak Up partners – this year; we are offering memberships and professional development as well as complimentary conference registrations!

National Speak Up Day — Wednesday, January 29th
Complimentary National Conference Registrations & Memberships — chances to win throughout the week
Sneak Peek! On Friday 1/31 we will post some preliminary data from the surveys we have received. Make your voice heard and participate!

Speak Up promotional materials are available to help all participating schools and districts get the word out to their students, parents, staff, and community!

FB SU America General 3

National Conference Registrations & Memberships Offers!


Thanks to our state and national Speak Up partners, we can again offer some wonderful prizes – including conference registrations, memberships, and professional development – to the educators participating in Speak Up!

Once administrators, teachers, librarians, and tech leaders complete their Speak Up surveys this year, they will have the option to complete an entry form and select the prizes they hope to win. These forms are separate from the Speak Up surveys to maintain the anonymity of Speak Up responses.

The first round of winning educators will be announced during Speak Up America, check out our social media to find out who the winners are on Monday 1/27, Wednesday 1/29 (Speak Up Day) and Friday 1/31!

Some prizes include:
AASL– One complimentary registration to the 2021 National Conference & Exhibition! Librarians, Media Specialists or School Administrators from across the nation are eligible to win.
NCCE– One complimentary registration to NCCE 2020 Conference, March 4-6, 2020! Teachers and Technology Leaders across the nation eligible to win.

Click here to view the entire prize list.

Note: Speak Up Appreciation Week will be coming up in April with additional chances to win conference registrations.

Thanks to AASL, CUE, NCCE, NETA, NYSCATE, and TCEA for your generous offers!

SU-badge-mouth

National Speak Up Day-Wed. January 29, 2020


National Speak Up Day is the day to encourage your students, teachers, and parents to take the Speak Up 2019-20 surveys. This is always one of our busiest days when thousands of participants share their views on technology and learning. We encourage you and your school or district to participate during this day!

We’ll announce districts who have met requirements to be awarded a badge from our Speak Up District Recognition Program:

K-12 school districts during the 2019-20 school year will be recognized with the following distinctions:

Speak Up District of Honor: awarded to K-12 districts that have made a commitment to listen to the voices of their stakeholders in their educational planning and decision-making. This commitment is actualized by registering to participate in Speak Up. Register your school/district by Jan 29 and be recognized!

Speak Up District of Student Empowerment: awarded to K-12 districts who are enabling the authentic feedback of their K-12 students through the promotion of student participation in the Speak Up process.

Speak Up District of Community Trust: awarded to K-12 districts who are enabling the authentic feedback of key adult audiences within their education community such as parents, community members, teachers, librarians, and administrators through the promotion of participation in the Speak Up process for those stakeholders.

Speak Up District of Excellence: awarded to K-12 districts who are actively leveraging the feedback from their community stakeholders (students, parents, community members, and staff) to inform programs, policies and new initiatives to improve the learning and teaching experience for all.

In recognition of these districts’ commitment to their community, Project Tomorrow will honor each of these districts individually and nationally by:

• Every district will receive a letter of recognition from Project Tomorrow with their status in appreciation of National Speak Up day on January 15th and April 22nd.

• Every district will have a letter of recognition given to their House of Representatives member stating that by participating in Speak Up, the district validates the importance of listening to their stakeholders’ views on how to improve local education.

Our next National Speak Up Day will be Thursday, April 23, 2020

Check out and download our participation badges

***
cover

2018-19 National Findings Report

Digital Learning: Peril or Promise for Our K-12 Students

In this year’s national briefing paper, we examine this important topic of the peril vs. promise value proposition for digital learning through a three-part analysis of the authentic feedback collected from over 343,500 K-12 students, parents, teachers and administrators during the 2018-19 school year. While the Speak Up findings cover a broad set of issues relative to the challenges and benefits associated with innovative learning environments, we have identified key findings associated with these three leading questions to inform this discussion:

Beyond educator assumptions or aspirations, and isolated examples of innovation, how are digital tools, resources and content actually being used by the average student today to support learning, both in school and out of school?

How do the majority of educators, parents and students define the value or impact of those digital learning experiences?

Given how the digital tools are being used, and the values ascribed to those technology-supported experiences, what are the real-world concerns of today’s educators and parents that should be addressed to better understand the peril vs. promise dichotomy in our schools and communities?

***
Copy of 100kin10

100Kin10 Trends Report is now live!

Every year 100Kin10 highlights what’s around the corner for #STEMed – Project Tomorrow is honored to have our work featured in their latest Trends Report!

Sneak peek:
Project Tomorrow is developing a new professional learning model to help teachers infuse computer science and computational thinking into existing courses. In order to encourage other innovative approaches meeting, two tend goals.

Trend 4: The T in STEM Gains Prominence: Technology Proficiency as a Core Life Skill and Trend 6 (Prediction): Computer Science Is Hot but There’s a Lag in Teacher Supply

***

In case you missed it…

Webinars

Are you new to Speak Up, in need of a refresher, or interested in other research work Project Tomorrow does?

Don’t forget to check out our webinars on Demand or some of the webinars we have conducted this Fall.

2019-20 Speak Up Overview with Dr. Julie A. Evans

Speak Up Admin Profile Demo

Speak Up Data Seminar

Webinars sponsored by Spectrum Enterprise
Boost Access and Transform Classroom Learning for All Students

Building Digital Learning Capacity With Effective Use of E-Rate Funds

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Promotional Materials

Don’t forget about our promotional materials, this resource is made available to you with the purpose of making the outreach easy for District or School Leaders.

Check out the Speak Up Welcome Packet to gain insight into best practices.

Other materials include:
Resource guide
Speak Up Flyers
Social Media Outreach

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Speak Up 2019-2020 Registration

If you have not yet, register your school or district to participate in Speak Up 2019-20. Register and have access to immediate reports. There are a lot of benefits to registering your school or district with a primary contact. Learn all about it and our special new offerings for registered contacts on our registration page.

Already a contact? Welcome back, we look forward to working with you again this year. As a reminder, all existing contacts are required to update their organization profile each year. This year we’ve launched a brand new administrative profile platform to help you manage your Speak Up experience. New features include:

Profile Dashboard with a quick view of survey counts and Speak Up updates
Easy to follow getting started checklists
New customizable survey settings
New survey access links and landing pages

Log in to your admin profile now to check it out or watch this quick video about all the new changes!

Speak Up is open fro input now through June 30, 2020!

To learn more about registration, click on the button below or schedule a quick introductory call with the Speak Up team!

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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 FacebookTwitterInstagram 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.

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January 23, 2020

January Speak Up America Campaign, National Findings Report And Other News!

And another newsletter from yesterday’s inbox.

SU America

January 2020

Happy 2020!!!

We are very excited to continue our partnerships and collaborations into the new decade with you all!

The Project Tomorrow team is excited to share this month’s news. Below you will find details on the Speak Up America Campaign.

Enjoy!

Quick links:

Speak Up America Campaign: Participate and win!
National Speak Up Day: January 29th is Speak Up Day!
National Conference Registrations & Memberships Offers: Read prize details!
Speak Up 2018-19 National Findings Report: Check out the final 2018-19 National Findings Report!
100kin10’s 2019 Trends Report: Project Tomorrow’s feature
In case you missed it… Remember that we have made available a list of resources to help you, outreach, promote, and increase participation at your school/district.

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

-The Project Tomorrow Team

***

Speak Up America: January 27-31, 2020!

Speak Up America Week kicks off on Monday, January 27!

Speak Up America, our campaign to celebrate Speak Up participation will run January 27-31, 2020. Participating schools and districts are eligible to win prizes from several of our national and regional Speak Up partners – this year; we are offering memberships and professional development as well as complimentary conference registrations!

National Speak Up Day — Wednesday, January 29th
Complimentary National Conference Registrations & Memberships — chances to win throughout the week
Sneak Peek! On Friday 1/31 we will post some preliminary data from the surveys we have received. Make your voice heard and participate!

Speak Up promotional materials are available to help all participating schools and districts get the word out to their students, parents, staff, and community!

FB SU America General 3

National Conference Registrations & Memberships Offers!


Thanks to our state and national Speak Up partners, we can again offer some wonderful prizes – including conference registrations, memberships, and professional development – to the educators participating in Speak Up!

Once administrators, teachers, librarians, and tech leaders complete their Speak Up surveys this year, they will have the option to complete an entry form and select the prizes they hope to win. These forms are separate from the Speak Up surveys to maintain the anonymity of Speak Up responses.

The first round of winning educators will be announced during Speak Up America, check out our social media to find out who the winners are on Monday 1/27, Wednesday 1/29 (Speak Up Day) and Friday 1/31!

Some prizes include:
AASL– One complimentary registration to the 2021 National Conference & Exhibition! Librarians, Media Specialists or School Administrators from across the nation are eligible to win.
NCCE– One complimentary registration to NCCE 2020 Conference, March 4-6, 2020! Teachers and Technology Leaders across the nation eligible to win.

Click here to view the entire prize list.

Note: Speak Up Appreciation Week will be coming up in April with additional chances to win conference registrations.

Thanks to AASL, CUE, NCCE, NETA, NYSCATE, and TCEA for your generous offers!

SU-badge-mouth

National Speak Up Day-Wed. January 29, 2020


National Speak Up Day is the day to encourage your students, teachers, and parents to take the Speak Up 2019-20 surveys. This is always one of our busiest days when thousands of participants share their views on technology and learning. We encourage you and your school or district to participate during this day!

We’ll announce districts who have met requirements to be awarded a badge from our Speak Up District Recognition Program:

K-12 school districts during the 2019-20 school year will be recognized with the following distinctions:

Speak Up District of Honor: awarded to K-12 districts that have made a commitment to listen to the voices of their stakeholders in their educational planning and decision-making. This commitment is actualized by registering to participate in Speak Up. Register your school/district by Jan 29 and be recognized!

Speak Up District of Student Empowerment: awarded to K-12 districts who are enabling the authentic feedback of their K-12 students through the promotion of student participation in the Speak Up process.

Speak Up District of Community Trust: awarded to K-12 districts who are enabling the authentic feedback of key adult audiences within their education community such as parents, community members, teachers, librarians, and administrators through the promotion of participation in the Speak Up process for those stakeholders.

Speak Up District of Excellence: awarded to K-12 districts who are actively leveraging the feedback from their community stakeholders (students, parents, community members, and staff) to inform programs, policies and new initiatives to improve the learning and teaching experience for all.

In recognition of these districts’ commitment to their community, Project Tomorrow will honor each of these districts individually and nationally by:

• Every district will receive a letter of recognition from Project Tomorrow with their status in appreciation of National Speak Up day on January 15th and April 22nd.

• Every district will have a letter of recognition given to their House of Representatives member stating that by participating in Speak Up, the district validates the importance of listening to their stakeholders’ views on how to improve local education.

Our next National Speak Up Day will be Thursday, April 23, 2020

Check out and download our participation badges

***
cover

2018-19 National Findings Report

Digital Learning: Peril or Promise for Our K-12 Students

In this year’s national briefing paper, we examine this important topic of the peril vs. promise value proposition for digital learning through a three-part analysis of the authentic feedback collected from over 343,500 K-12 students, parents, teachers and administrators during the 2018-19 school year. While the Speak Up findings cover a broad set of issues relative to the challenges and benefits associated with innovative learning environments, we have identified key findings associated with these three leading questions to inform this discussion:

Beyond educator assumptions or aspirations, and isolated examples of innovation, how are digital tools, resources and content actually being used by the average student today to support learning, both in school and out of school?

How do the majority of educators, parents and students define the value or impact of those digital learning experiences?

Given how the digital tools are being used, and the values ascribed to those technology-supported experiences, what are the real-world concerns of today’s educators and parents that should be addressed to better understand the peril vs. promise dichotomy in our schools and communities?

***
Copy of 100kin10

100Kin10 Trends Report is now live!

Every year 100Kin10 highlights what’s around the corner for #STEMed – Project Tomorrow is honored to have our work featured in their latest Trends Report!

Sneak peek:
Project Tomorrow is developing a new professional learning model to help teachers infuse computer science and computational thinking into existing courses. In order to encourage other innovative approaches meeting, two tend goals.

Trend 4: The T in STEM Gains Prominence: Technology Proficiency as a Core Life Skill and Trend 6 (Prediction): Computer Science Is Hot but There’s a Lag in Teacher Supply

***

In case you missed it…

Webinars

Are you new to Speak Up, in need of a refresher, or interested in other research work Project Tomorrow does?

Don’t forget to check out our webinars on Demand or some of the webinars we have conducted this Fall.

2019-20 Speak Up Overview with Dr. Julie A. Evans

Speak Up Admin Profile Demo

Speak Up Data Seminar

Webinars sponsored by Spectrum Enterprise
Boost Access and Transform Classroom Learning for All Students

Building Digital Learning Capacity With Effective Use of E-Rate Funds

***
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Promotional Materials

Don’t forget about our promotional materials, this resource is made available to you with the purpose of making the outreach easy for District or School Leaders.

Check out the Speak Up Welcome Packet to gain insight into best practices.

Other materials include:
Resource guide
Speak Up Flyers
Social Media Outreach

***
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Speak Up 2019-2020 Registration

If you have not yet, register your school or district to participate in Speak Up 2019-20. Register and have access to immediate reports. There are a lot of benefits to registering your school or district with a primary contact. Learn all about it and our special new offerings for registered contacts on our registration page.

Already a contact? Welcome back, we look forward to working with you again this year. As a reminder, all existing contacts are required to update their organization profile each year. This year we’ve launched a brand new administrative profile platform to help you manage your Speak Up experience. New features include:

Profile Dashboard with a quick view of survey counts and Speak Up updates
Easy to follow getting started checklists
New customizable survey settings
New survey access links and landing pages

Log in to your admin profile now to check it out or watch this quick video about all the new changes!

Speak Up is open fro input now through June 30, 2020!

To learn more about registration, click on the button below or schedule a quick introductory call with the Speak Up team!

***

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 speakup@tomorrow.org or via phone at (949) 609-4660.

***
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December 22, 2019

Speak Up America Campaign, National Findings Report And Much More December News!

An item from the SpeakUp Survey folks.

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December 2019

Dear Project Tomorrow friends,

The Project Tomorrow team is excited to share this month’s news with you.
We also would like to wish you all a fun and safe Holiday season with your loved ones! We are extremely excited about what this new decade has in store for Project Tomorrow and the Speak Up Research Initiative.

The Project Tomorrow offices will be closed December 23- Jan 3, 2020.

Quick links:

Speak Up America Campaign: Participate and win!
National Speak Up Day: January 15th is Speak Up Day!
Speak Up 2018-19 National Findings Report: Check out the final 2018-19 National Findings Report!
40th Anniversary Future of Education Technology Conference: Join us in Miami, FL this January!
Spanish Speak Up Student Surveys We are making the students surveys available in Spanish!
Speak Up Resources Remember that we have made available a list of resources to help you, outreach, promote, and increase participation at your school/district.

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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SU America

Speak Up America Campaign

January 27-31, 2020

Speak Up America, our campaign to celebrate Speak Up participation will run January. Participating schools and districts are eligible to win prizes from several of our national and regional Speak Up partners – this year; we are offering memberships and professional development as well as complimentary conference registrations!

Mark your calendars and plan to Speak Up January 27-31, 2020!

Complimentary National Conference Registrations, Memberships, Professional Development — chances to win throughout the week. prizes include:

CUE- Three (3) fortunate educators from CA or NV will be awarded complimentary registration to Spring CUE 2020 National Conference, March 19-21, 2019
CUE- One lucky teacher or tech leader from CA or NV will win a complimentary registration to Lead3 Symposium, April 2-4. 2020
NCCE- One lucky teacher or tech leader will be awarded complimentary registration to NCCE 2020, March 4-6, 2020
TCEA- One dedicated Texas teacher or tech leader will receive a free registration to the 2020 TCEA Convention and Exposition, February 3-7, 2020

More prizes to be announced!

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National Speak Up Day-Wed. January 29, 2020

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National Speak Up Day is the day to encourage your students, teachers, and parents to take the Speak Up 2019-20 surveys. This is always one of our busiest days when thousands of participants share their views on technology and learning. We encourage you and your school or district to participate during this day!

We’ll also announce districts who have met requirements to be awarded with a badge from our Speak Up District Recognition Program:

K-12 school districts during the 2019-20 school year will be recognized with the following distinctions:

Speak Up District of Honor: awarded to K-12 districts that have made a commitment to listen to the voices of their stakeholders in their educational planning and decision-making. This commitment is actualized by registering to participate in Speak Up.

Speak Up District of Student Empowerment: awarded to K-12 districts who are enabling the authentic feedback of their K-12 students through the promotion of student participation in the Speak Up process.

Speak Up District of Community Trust: awarded to K-12 districts who are enabling the authentic feedback of key adult audiences within their education community such as parents, community members, teachers, librarians, and administrators through the promotion of participation in the Speak Up process for those stakeholders.

Speak Up District of Excellence: awarded to K-12 districts who are actively leveraging the feedback from their community stakeholders (students, parents, community members, and staff) to inform programs, policies and new initiatives to improve the learning and teaching experience for all.

In recognition of these districts’ commitment to their community, Project Tomorrow will honor each of these districts individually and nationally by:

• Every district will receive a letter of recognition from Project Tomorrow with their status in appreciation of National Speak Up day on January 15th and April 22nd.

• Every district will have a letter of recognition given to their House of Representatives member stating that by participating in Speak Up, the district validates the importance of listening to their stakeholders’ views on how to improve local education.

Our next National Speak Up Day will be Thursday, April 23, 2020

Check out and download our participation badges

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FETC 2020

January 14-17, 2020

Join Dr. Julie A. Evans at one of her informative and engaging FETC 2020 presentations.

Coding in K-8 Classrooms: Empowering Creativity and Content Creation
Tuesday, January 14, 2020: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Co-Presenter Kari Stubbs, Vice President, Learning and Innovation, BrainPOP

Keeping IT Real: Evaluating Digital Content for Classroom Usage
Tuesday, January 14, 2020: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Building Teacher Capacity for Mobile Learning in Rural Communities
Wednesday, January 15, 2020: 1:00 PM – 1:40 PM

Are You as Smart as a 6th-Grader About Technology?
Wednesday, January 15, 2020: 3:20 PM – 4:00 PM

Too Much Screen Time: Fake News or Real Parental Concern?
Thursday, January 16, 2020: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Transforming School Culture — Keys to Success: Innovation, Leadership, Communication
Friday, January 17, 2020: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Lead Presenter: Ann McMullan, Founder & Lead Consultant, Ann McMullan Education Consulting

The Chalkboard Dilemma: Are Teachers Ready for Transformative Digital Learning?
Thursday, January 16, 2020: 1:00 PM – 1:40 PM

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Coming Soon Speak Up Student Surveys in Español!

We have heard from multiple districts across the country about their need for student surveys in Spanish, we heard you and we got you!

Coming soon we will have K-12 students available in Spanish.

Please fill out this interest form to receive more details.

***

Speak Up Resources…

Webinars

Are you new to Speak Up, in need of a refresher, or interested in other research work Project Tomorrow does?

Don’t forget to check out our webinars on Demand or some of the webinars we have conducted this Fall.

2019-20 Speak Up Overview with Dr. Julie A. Evans

Speak Up Admin Profile Demo

Speak Up Data Seminar

Webinars sponsored by Spectrum Enterprise
Boost Access and Transform Classroom Learning for All Students

Building Digital Learning Capacity With Effective Use of E-Rate Funds

***
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Promotional Materials

Don’t forget about our promotional materials, this resource is made available to you with the purpose of making the outreach easy for District or School Leaders.

Check out the Speak Up Welcome Packet to gain insight into best practices.

Other materials include:
Resource guide
Speak Up Flyers
Social Media Outreach

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Speak Up 2019-2020 Registration

If you have not yet, register your school or district to participate in Speak Up 2019-20. Register and have access to immediate reports. There are a lot of benefits to registering your school or district with a primary contact. Learn all about it and our special new offerings for registered contacts on our registration page.

Already a contact? Welcome back, we look forward to working with you again this year. As a reminder, all existing contacts are required to update their organization profile each year. This year we’ve launched a brand new administrative profile platform to help you manage your Speak Up experience. New features include:

Profile Dashboard with a quick view of survey counts and Speak Up updates
Easy to follow getting started checklists
New customizable survey settings
New survey access links and landing pages

Log in to your admin profile now to check it out or watch this quick video about all the new changes!

Speak Upis open fro input now through June 30, 2020!

To learn more about registration, click on the button below or schedule a quick introductory call with the Speak Up team!

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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 FacebookTwitterInstagram 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.

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December 2, 2019

Are We Killing Students’ Ability To Learn Due To Access Concerns?

This webinar may be of interest to some readers of this space.

Education Week Webinar – View This Email Online
Boost Access and Transform Classroom Learning for All Students
Do we have enough bandwidth to support our digital learning vision? In this webinar, we will examine Speak Up Research findings about school bandwidth concerns and learn how education leaders are balancing vision and capacity.
Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, 2 to 3 p.m. ET
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Can’t attend? Register so you can view the on-demand webinar at a later date.

This webinar’s content is provided by Project Tomorrow; Sponsored by Spectrum Enterprise

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