Happy New Year! We hope you all had a wonderful holiday break! We'd like to give a huge THANK YOU to all the students, parents, educators, administrators, and members of the community who took the Speak Up survey in the fall! Speak Up 2015 was one of our most successful years ever, with over 500,000 surveys submitted! Check out our full list of survey counts and top participants below, and keep reading to learn when and how you can access your Speak Up data, the winners of our Speak Up America contests, and more.
In this newsletter:▪ Speak Up 2015 final counts: How did your state do? Check out our final survey counts and top participants.
▪ Your survey results will be available in February! Learn how you can view your results once they're available next month.
▪ Speak Up America 2015: Congratulations to all of our contest winners!
▪ Speak Up on the go! Don't miss this month's upcoming webinars and events.
Speak Up 2015 final survey counts
Thank you to all who participated!
Thanks again to all of the students, educators, administrators, parents, and members of the community who took the Speak Up survey last fall! Due to your strong participation, Speak Up 2015 was one of biggest survey periods yet with over 500,000 surveys submitted! Check out the breakdown of survey counts below, as well as a list of our top participants.
503,978 overall surveys taken
Community Members: 6,615
We'd also like to give a big shout out to our top states, districts, and schools:
Top 5 States based on Total Surveys1. Indiana (104,002 surveys)
2. Texas (78,495 surveys)
3. Maryland (52,915 surveys)
4. California (42,541 surveys)
5. Alabama (34,547 surveys)
Top 10 Districts Overall based on total surveys:1. Klein ISD, TX
2. Baltimore County Public Schools, MD
3. Brevard County School District, FL
4. Weslaco ISD, TX
5. El Paso ISD, TX
6. Fairfax County Public Schools, VA
7. Shelby County School District, AL
8. Baltimore City Public School System, MD
9. Albemarle County Public Schools, VA
10. Elkhart Community Schools, IN
Top 10 Schools Overall based on total surveys:1. Klein Oak High School, Klein ISD, TX
2. Klein Forest High School, Klein ISD, TX
3. Arrowhead High, Arrowhead UHS School District, WI
4. San Marcos High School, San Marcos Unified, CA
5. San Elijo Middle School, San Marcos Unified, CA
6. Klein Collins High School, Klein ISD, TX
7. Andress High School, El Paso ISD, TX
8. Hawthorne High, Centinela Valley Union High School District, CA
9. Weslaco High School, Weslaco ISD, TX
10. Lawndale High, Centinela Valley Union High School District, CA
Great job to all of our top participants and thanks to everyone who took the survey!
Click here to visit our Speak Up 2015 participation page
Speak Up 2015 data release
Your Speak Up 2015 results will be released in early February!
We are thrilled to release your survey data in early February! Be on the lookout for more information as we get closer to next month. In the meantime, check out the preliminary data we pulled during Speak Up America week:
Preliminary data▪ Parents
▪ Science Teachers
▪ Community Members and Communications Officers
Speak Up America 2015
Congratulations to all of our promotion winners!
Last month we hosted our annual Speak Up America weeklong event to celebrate past, present, and new Speak Up participants. This event featured several chances to win classroom grants via photo/video submissions, free conference registrations, and free books. We are pleased to announce the winners of our Speak Up America 2015 promotions:
Photo Challenge Winners▪ Irvington Community Elementary School, IN
▪ Howe Public Schools, OK
▪ Andress High School, El Paso ISD, TX
Video Challenge Winners▪ Union Intermediate, Sampson County Schools, NC
▪ New Market School, Madison County Schools, AL
Book Giveaway Winners▪ Flip Your Classroom by Bergmann and Sams (donated by Arfstrom Consulting) Winner: Margaret Thompson from Moore County Schools, NC
▪ Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis by Robert Putnam (donated by Arfstrom Consulting) Winner: Lori Oren from Bulloch County Schools, GA
▪ Real Women, Real Leaders: Surviving and Succeeding in the Business World by Kathleen Hurley (donated by Girls Thinking Global) Winners: Shannon Bosley from Diocese of Covington, KY and Kelly Berenda from Community Schools of Frankfort, IN
ISTE Conference Registrations▪ Klein ISD, TX
▪ School City of Hammond, IN
CoSN Conference Registration▪ Baltimore County Public Schools, MD
iNACOL Symposium Registration▪ Tomball ISD, TX
BbWorld Registration▪ Brevard County School District, FL
CUE Conference Registrations▪ San Marcos Unified, CA
▪ Centinela Valley Union High School District, CA
▪ Washoe County SD, NV
NETA Conference Registration▪ York Public Schools, NE
TCEA Convention Registration▪ El Paso ISD, TX
ICE Conference Registration▪ Elkhart Community Schools, IN
CETPA Conference Registration▪ Poway Unified, CA
Congratulations once again to all of our Speak Up America promotion winners, ad a big thank you to all of our partners for making the week long event so successful!
Click here to learn more about Speak Up America
FETC session: Digital Teachers, Digital Principals: Transforming the Ways We Engage Students
Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC)
Friday January 15, 10am ET
Promising new developments in the use of digital content, and specifically digital and online educational games, in elementary and middle school classrooms aim to make the connection between student engagement and empowered learning more explicit. Explore a white paper that highlights Speak Up research findings around teacher and student use of digital content and games for learning, and how administrators are increasingly supporting those efforts. Hear examples of how digital content and games are transforming classrooms and and how games can influence classroom practice via the BrainPOP GameUp portal. With Julie Evans (Project Tomorrow), Robert Miller (Volusa County Schools, FL), and Kari Stubbs (BrainPOP).
Webinar: Making Learning Mobile 3.0 Report
Thursday, January 28
1pm PT/4pm ET
Click here to register
Watch this webinar to learn about the results from the Making Learning Mobile 3.0 study, which takes an in-depth look at the impact of 1-to-1 tablet implementation, including Internet access outside the classroom, with Chicago Public Schools students. Kajeet®, the only wireless service provider dedicated to kids and education, and Project Tomorrow®, a national education nonprofit, announce the results from a three-year-long study on the impact of mobile devices on teaching and learning. The project was sponsored by Kajeet with funding from Qualcomm’s Wireless Reach Initiative.
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If you have any questions please feel free to contact our Speak Up Operations Manager, Jenny Hostert, at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at (949) 609-4660 ext. 17.
Many thanks to our sponsors and partners for the support of Speak Up: Blackboard, Inc., BrainPOP, CDW, DreamBox Learning, Fuel Education, Qualcomm Wireless Reach, Rosetta Stone, Scholastic Education, American Association of School Administrators, CETPA, Consortium for School Networking, CUE, Digital Learning Day, ICE (Indiana Connected Educators), iNACOL, International Society for Technology in Education, National School Boards Association, National School Public Relations Association, National Science Teachers Association, National Secondary School Principals Association, NCCE (Northwest Council for Computer Education), NETA (Nebraska Educational Technology Association), State Education Technology Directors’ Association and TCEA (Texas Computer Education Association).