Monday, April 27, 2015

You are invited to the release of the Speak Up 2014 National Findings for K-12 Students!

Our first Congressional Briefing is this Thursday! We can't wait to release the Speak Up 2014 National Findings for K-12 Students. Be sure to sign up for the event if you're in Washington, D.C., or sign up for the video live stream to watch it online. Keep reading to learn more about our upcoming briefing.

In this newsletter:

▪ National Release of Speak Up 2014 National Findings: You are invited to the release of the Speak Up 2014 National Findings for K-12 Students!
▪ Can't make it to our first Congressional Briefing? RSVP for our live stream of the event and request a copy of the report.
▪ Sneak peek: Get a look at our Speak Up 2014 student data before the report is released this Thursday.
▪ Announcing our second Congressional Briefing: Save the date! Plan to attend the release of the Speak Up 2014 National Findings from Teachers, Administrators, and Parents on May 28.


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-The Project Tomorrow team

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Speak Up Goes to Washington DC

Learn why students say they are more engaged in blended, flipped or virtual classrooms than in their traditional (non-digital) learning environments.

Thursday, April 30, 2015
12:00-1:30PM
Hart Senate Office Building Room 902
Washington, D.C.
Please join us for the release of the Speak Up 2014 National Findings from K-12 Students. This is the first of two Congressional Briefings on the data results from the 521,000 online Speak Up surveys submitted from education stakeholders nationwide in fall 2014.
The April 30th briefing will include a presentation of the national findings and a moderated panel discussion with K-12 students. This year’s national report, “Digital Learning 24/7 – Understanding Technology-Enhanced Learning in the Lives of Today’s Students”will be distributed to all attendees.
Special Guest Speaker: FCC Commissioner, Jessica Rosenworcel will be joining us to talk about the critical need to close the homework gap.
Will you be in Washington D.C. on April 30th? RSVP for the briefing! Click here to save your seat.

Can't make it to the Congressional Briefing in Washington, D.C.?

No problem! We'll be live streaming the event as it happens. Click here to RSVP for the live stream.
Additionally, you can request a copy of the report to be sent to you on the day of the briefing. Click here to request a copy of our Speak Up 2014 Findings Report.
If you need additional information about Speak Up or the Congressional Briefing, please feel free to contact Jenny Hostert at jhostert@tomorrow.org or (949) 609-4660 ext 17.
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Sneak peek of the 2014 National Findings for K-12 Students

We're giving readers a sneak peek of what K-12 students are saying about digital learning before the report is released on Thursday, April 30 - keep reading to view interesting statistics, as well as reasons why you should attend this year's briefing:
▪ 75% of students (grades 6-12) say that every student should have a mobile device to use in school for learning; 84% of district administrators agree!
Come and find out what how students in 1:1 classrooms are really using laptops, tablets and Chromebooks for learning – and what policies are needed to support mobile learning .
▪ Two-thirds of students (67%) say that using technology in school increases their engagement in learning
Learn why students say they are more engaged in blended, flipped or virtual classrooms than in their traditional (non-digital) learning environments.
▪ 40% of students say that they are regularly going online to find YouTube videos to help with homework outside of school
Our panel of students will talk about the power of self-directed learning such as this – and give examples of how they want to do more of this type of learning in school.
▪ 46% of high school students are Twitter users now – up from 11% in 2011; 58% say they would like to use social media at their school
You will be surprised to hear how students want to use social media to collaborate with peers, teachers and experts worldwide on school projects.


Click here to request a copy of the report to be sent to you on the day of the briefing.
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Save the date  Our second Congressional Briefing is on May 28.

Save the date!

Our second Congressional Briefing is on Thursday May 28, 2015.

United States Capitol Visitor Center,
Congressional Meeting Room North-CVC 268
12:00PM-1:30PM
Please join us for the release of the Speak Up 2014 National Findings from Teachers, Administrators, and Parents. This is the second of two Congressional Briefings on the data results from the 521,000 online Speak Up surveys submitted from education stakeholders nationwide in fall 2014.
The May 28th briefing will include a presentation of the national findings and a moderated panel discussion with leaders in the education field. This year’s national report, “Digital Teaching 2.0 – Activating Technology-Enhanced Learning in America’s Classrooms” will be distributed to all attendees.
Will you be in Washington D.C. on May 28th? If so, RSVP for the briefing! Click here to save your seat. If you are unable to attend the briefing and would like to request a copy of the report, click here or email us with your reservation request! Click here to visit our second briefing's homepage.
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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.
Many thanks to our sponsors and partners for the support of Speak Up 2014: Blackboard Inc., BrainPOP, Fuel Education, DreamBox Learning, Schoolwires, Qualcomm Wireless Reach, Rosetta Stone, American Association of School Administrators, Consortium for School Networking, Digital Learning Day, Digital Promise, edWeb, International Association for K-12 Online Learning, International Society for Technology in Education, National Association of Secondary School Principals, National School Boards Association, Secondary Education Teachers’ Association, and the Southern Regional Education Board.