Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy March!

We hope this month has treated you all well! Exciting events are on the horizon here at Project Tomorrow.

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

▪ Speak Up Goes to Washington! National Release of the Speak Up 2013 Student Findings. RSVP now to attend the April 8th Briefing.
▪ Calling all Future Teachers, the Speak Up For Higher Education survey, "Tomorrow's Teachers Speak Up!" is now open for input. Get involved today!
▪ Speak Up on the Go! Register to attend one of the upcoming webinars with our CEO, Julie Evans.
▪ Save the Date! Speak Up's 2nd Congressional Briefing which will focus on the impact of digital learning tools to support college and career readiness will be held on June 2, 2014!

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-The Project Tomorrow team
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National Release of Speak Up 2013 K-12 Student Findings - Washington, DC.

RSVP today to attend this in person event on April 8, 2014 OR click here to reserve a copy of the report!

Please join us on Tuesday, April 8th to receive a copy of this year’s report on the unfiltered views of the 325,279 K-12 Students that participated in Speak Up 2013. Reserve your spot today to learn about the role of technology in the classroom and hear directly from a panel of students themselves on topics such as mobile and flipped/blended learning, school to home communications, broadband capacity and designing the ultimate school for today’s learners.
This is the first of two Congressional Briefings on the data results from over 403,000 online Speak Up surveys submitted from education stakeholders nationwide in fall 2013. A second briefing focusing on the impact of digital learning tools to support college and career readiness is slated for June 2, 2014.
We also encourage you to invite any additional colleagues that may be interested in attending the briefing. Please help us reach others that maybe interested in attending this event by tweeting out to your network of friends: Tweet This!
Click here to learn more and RSVP! If you are unable to attend the briefing and would like to request a copy of the report, click hereBetter yet email us with your reservation request!
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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 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. Additionally, 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.
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 On the Go! Upcoming Webinars by Julie Evans

Join us for a free webinar on educational technology trends driving innovation in the classroom.

Beyond the Digital Conversion: Educational Technology Trends Driving Innovation

Blackboard and Project Tomorrow
March 18, 2014
2PM EST
Register Now
Webinar Description:
The term 'digital conversion' is becoming increasingly prevalent in school and district conversations about how to improve student achievement, enhance teacher effectiveness, and stimulate new levels of parental engagement in schools. But what does this term really mean, and how are districts considering new methods to support their goals? Join Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow, as she leads a discussion around exciting new trends in education that underscore new learning models as a means to drive innovation and more deeply engage students.

Speak Up Survey Insights for Private School Leaders

Sevenstar
April 15, 2014
2:00PM-3:00PM EST
Register Now
The Speak Up national findings have been helping private schools define education technology policies for 11 years. Each year, the views of private school stakeholders are captured to identify key trends and help plan for 21st century education.
Join us for an informative presentation that will help you discover:
• What technology solutions administrators want most
• Where schools are prioritizing technology investments
• Which technologies students and parents want at school
• How students learn to write digitally and manage their digital footprint
• What major concerns parents have about privacy and BYOD
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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 Jenny Hostert, our Speak Up Operations Manager, at jhostert@tomorrow.orgor via phone at 949/609-4660 ext. 17.