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March 18, 2013

eSchool News Encourages All Educators To Take The Vision K-20 Survey

And another from Friday’s inbox…



eSchool News is proud to partner with SIIA yet again to promote the Vision K-20 Survey. For the sixth year, educators and administrators have the opportunity to take a short, online survey to evaluate their current use of technology and digital learning. Take this quick 15 minute survey to see how your classroom, school and district compare to your peers, and to the Vision established by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) and our partner education leaders. Participants will receive their progress report and a free copy of the 2013 Vision K20 survey report outlining the nation’s digital learning progress, as well as a chance to win one of twenty $25 Amazon gift cards.

SIIA believes that every K-20 educational system and institution can – and should – have an instructional and enterprise framework that embraces technology and e-learning in order to:

•           Personalize learning to increase student engagement and achievement
•           Provide equity and access to new learning opportunities
•           Document and track student performance
•           Empower collaborative learning communities
•           Maximize teaching and administrative effectiveness
•           Build student proficiencies in 21st Century skills

The comprehensive Vision K-20 site also includes resources and evidence that support the goals set out by the Vision K-20 initiative. Feel free to learn, explore, and contribute to the Vision K-20 by sharing this valuable website.

Help SIIA monitor progress towards this vision by filling out the Vision K20 survey today!

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July 4, 2009

SIIA Survey Finds U.S. Making Some Progress Toward

inacolSince I posted a number of messages encouraging folks to participate in this survey (see Reminder: SIIA Vision K20 Survey Ends on June 15th for most recent example), it seems only appropriate that I post the results. This taken from one of the iNACOL forums.

SIIA Survey Finds U.S. Making Some Progress Toward the Vision K-20 for Technology-Rich Schools and Universities
By: PR Newswire
Jun. 29, 2009 08:23 AM

Findings Reinforce Need for Increased Investment, Leadership and Support to Ensure the Nation’s Educational System Can Innovate and Compete

WASHINGTON, June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) today released the findings of an annual national education survey used to measure U.S. educational institutions’ progress toward achieving the SIIA Vision for K-20. The survey was developed to help educators and administrators individually benchmark their institutional progress in using technology to provide 21st century tools, anytime/anywhere access, differentiated learning, assessment tools, and enterprise support. The aggregated results also provide a picture of our nation’s progress as a whole.

As the voice of the educational technology industry, SIIA developed this vision for K-20 education – a vision to ensure that all students have access to a technology-enabled teaching and learning environment capable of preparing them to compete globally and lead the world in innovation. A successful pilot survey was initiated in 2008, and a follow up survey was conducted in spring 2009.


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