Wednesday, October 23, 2013

New Speak Up White Paper

We are excited to announce the release of the new Speak Up White paper:


This new Speak Up white paper, analyzes findings on the experiences, insights, and desires of World Language educators in the United States and their use of technology, and is based on responses from over 56,000 K-12 teachers participating in the 2012 Speak Up survey. World Language teachers currently use technology at higher rates than the national teaching population to improve their personal productivity and effectiveness, personalize learning based on student need, and maximize student achievement in language acquisition courses for 21st century learners. The paper, a collaborative effort between Rosetta Stone Education and Project Tomorrow, also explores policy and infrastructure constraints that limit full technology integration in schools.

Key findings from this special analysis are
  • World Language teachers are currently using technology at higher rates than the national teaching population.
  • World Language teachers are using technology to improve their personal productivity and effectiveness.
  • World Language teachers are using technology to personalize learning based on student need
  • Policy and infrastructure constraints continue to limit full technology integration in schools.
  • World Language teachers believe that technology has a fundamental role in maximizing student achievement in language acquisition courses for 21st century learners.
Click here to download a copy of the report from the Rosetta Stone Education’s website.

If you think this data is interesting and would like to gain a better understanding about your stakeholders' perspectives about the use of technology for learning, participate in Speak Up 2013. Speak Up is now open for input and will run through December 20th.

Speak Up Surveys are free, and schools and districts can receive access to their school and/or district's data in February 2014.

To take the survey, visit http://www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2013, students will be required to enter in a survey password. Register as the primary contact of your school or district (at the link above) to manage your information, assign a student survey password to ensure confidentiality (all students will need to enter in the secret word to take the survey) and select an administrative password that will be used to access your local participant data beginning February 5, 2014. The data will be released on 2/5/14 in celebration of Digital Learning Day!


To learn more about signing up as the Primary Contact of your school(s) please click here.


Our helpful and handy promotional materials can assist you in spreading the word about Speak Up to your students, parents, teachers, administrators, and more! View our full list here.


Questions about Speak Up? E-mail us at SpeakUp@tomorrow.org.


Join the Speak Up conversation on Twitter! #SpeakUp2013 & @speakuped


Have a wonderful day.


- The Project Tomorrow team