Thursday, January 30, 2014

Hello to all of our Project Tomorrow supporters! We hope the month of January has treated you all well. Exciting events are on the horizon here at Project Tomorrow.


In this post, you will find information regarding...

1. Celebrating Digital Learning Day with the release of the Speak Up 2013 Data
2. The Launch of the Speak Up For Higher Education survey "Tomorrow's Teachers Speak Up!"
3. Speak Up in the News

Happy Reading! Feel free to share your thoughts with us on FacebookTwitter, and our Blog.
-The Project Tomorrow team
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Save the date 2014 MidsizeWe are pleased to announce Project Tomorrow’s support of Digital Learning Day February 5, 2014.

In celebration of Digital Learning Day we will be releasing the Speak Up 2013 data results to all participating schools and districts beginning February 5, 2014. Digital Learning Day is about giving every child the opportunity to learn in a robust digital environment everyday, with the goal of success in college and career. It is our hope that you will use your Speak Up 2013 data results to stimulate new conversations about the value of digital learning, and in particular, to underscore the importance of including the views of your stakeholders – students, parents and educators – in these vital discussions.
Get involved by taking the #DLDay pledge TODAY & make a difference in the future of education: http://www.digitallearningday.org/.
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Speak Up 2013 Final Counts:

403,292 Total Surveys Taken

Students: 325,279 Teachers & Librarians: 39,986 Parents: 32,151 Administrators: 4,530 Members of the community: 1,346

Our top participants:

Top States
Texas with 79,540 participants
California with 50,081 participants
Alabama with 34,099 participants
Indiana with 32,381 participants
North Carolina 26,635 participants
Top Districts
Klein ISD, TX
McAllen ISD, TX
Weslaco ISD, TX
Shelby County School District, AL
Fairfax County Public Schools, VA
Top Schools
North Carolina Virtual School, NC
Weslaco High School, TX
Newport Harbor High, CA
Memorial High School, TX
Florida Virtual School, FL
A special thank you goes out to all the students, teachers, administrators, parents, community members, as well as our school, district, state and partner contacts who participated in making this year’s survey such a success! Without you all Speak Up would not be possible!
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Calling all future teachers and teacher educators!

Participate in the Speak Up for Higher Education “Tomorrow’s Teachers Speak Up” survey beginning February 5th and share your ideas about teaching with the nation!

Project Tomorrow is facilitating a special online survey for college students in teacher preparation programs to collect and report on the views of the next generation of teachers about the use of technology within instruction.
Participation is open to all students in teacher preparation programs both at the undergraduate and graduate level, teacher education faculty within Schools of Education, as well as career changers in special programs.
Colleges, universities and programs that promote the surveys to their students will receive a free online report with the national data findings as well as institutional results.

About Tomorrow's Teachers Speak Up!

▪ Online Surveys will open for input on February 5, 2014 in celebration of Digital Learning Day and run through May 16, 2014.
▪ All information is 100% confidential. The surveys take less than 20 minutes to complete.
▪ Why participate? This is a unique opportunity for America’s next generation of teachers to “speak up” about their views on their career choice and share their ideas about how to leverage technology within learning. Have a voice in national and state policies for education by participating in Tomorrow's Teachers Speak Up!
▪ A national report on the survey findings will be released in fall 2014 in a special Congressional Briefing in Washington DC. Results will be shared with policymakers, academic research organizations and media.
▪ Survey question topics include: learning and teaching with technology, 21st century skills, online and blended learning, flipped classrooms, mobile devices, digital and online textbooks, writing with technology, games and professional development.

To learn more about how your institution can promote Tomorrow's Teachers Speak Up!, please contact Jenny Hostert at (949) 609-4660 x17 /jhostert@tomorrow.org or visit our website at http://www.tomorrow.org/SU4HigherEd/index.html.
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Speak Up in the News

Speak Up Data cited on CBS Evening News!

On Sunday January 19, 2014 CBS Evening News included a segment on flipped learning titled: "Flipped classrooms provide a new way of learning"- and we are excited to share that Speak Up Data was referenced in the segment! Watch the segment here or access the article and video at: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/flipped-classrooms-provide-a-new-way-of-learning/ .
A special thank you to Kari Arfstrom with the Flipped Learning Network for sharing our Speak Up 2012 data results on flipped learning to be included in the segment!
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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 our Speak Up Operations Manager, Jenny Hostert, at jhostert@tomorrow.org or via phone at 949/609-4660 ext. 17.