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Engaging Parents' Support for Emerging Technologies in the Classroom: Data Review and Panel Discussion
 

Engaging Parents' Support for Emerging Technologies in the Classroom: Data Review and Panel Discussion

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Today's school leaders face many new challenges in creating 21st century learning environments including how to gain the support of parents for emerging technologies such as mobile devices, online ...

Today's school leaders face many new challenges in creating 21st century learning environments including how to gain the support of parents for emerging technologies such as mobile devices, online learning and digital content.

Join Blackboard and Project Tomorrow for a webinar to hear what students, parents, teachers and administrators think about the use of emerging technologies in the classroom. Following the presentation of the data findings, Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow, will moderate a panel discussion with administrators and parents who will share their perspectives about how to effectively engage parents' support to facilitate 21st century learning.

Participants will learn which emerging technologies are most valued for learning and enhancing student achievement, as well as gain insights about how to effectively foster parent support for 21st century learning environments.

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    Engaging Parents' Support for Emerging Technologies in the Classroom: Data Review and Panel Discussion Engaging Parents' Support for Emerging Technologies in the Classroom: Data Review and Panel Discussion Presentation Transcript

    • Wednesday, February 17, 2010 Julie Evans , Chief Executive Officer, Project Tomorrow Paul Sanfrancesco, Director of Technology, Garnet Valley School District Chris Jones , Parent, Garnet Valley School District Kyle Sanford, Parent, Dysart Unified School District Margie Tinsley, Parent, Capistrano Unified School District Mike Petersen, Manager, K-12 Solutions Engineers, Blackboard Engaging Parents' Support for Emerging Technologies in the Classroom: Data Review and Discussion
    • 20 million users 9 global offices across 4 continents Born from education in 1997 1,000+ of us, working with 5,200+ of you Extended by 2,500 developers and partners +
      • Close the gap between the way students live and the way they learn
      • Deliver a 21st Century educational experience that is engaging, individualized and effective
      Our Vision:
    • (c) Project Tomorrow 2009 Engaging Parents’ Support for Emerging Technologies in the Classroom Speak Up National Data Webinar February 17, 2010 Julie Evans Project Tomorrow
    • (c) Project Tomorrow 2009 Review new data findings Learning in the 21st Century: Parents’ Perspectives, Parents’ Priorities A collaboration with Blackboard Inc. Gain new insights from our expert panel Stimulate new conversations Our discussion today
    • (c) Project Tomorrow 2009 Introducing our discussion panelists: Chris Jones, Parent Garnet Valley School District, PA Margie Tinsley, Parent Capistrano Unified School District, CA Kyle Sanford, Parent Dysart Unified School District, AZ Paul Sanfrancesco, Director of Technology Garnet Valley School District, PA
    • (c) Project Tomorrow 2009 A big thank you to:
    • Series of Speak Up Reports in collaboration with Blackboard (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
      • Annual national research project
        • Online surveys + focus groups
        • Open for all K-12 schools
        • Schools/districts get back their own data for planning and budgeting
      • Collect data ↔ Stimulate conversations
        • K-12 Students, Teachers, Parents and Administrators + Pre-Service Teachers
      • Inform policies & programs
        • Analysis and reporting – national reports, state reports, district reports
        • Services: custom reports, consulting with districts and state agencies
        • NCES back end database – provide statistically significant samplings
      • 6 years of empowering authentic voices – since 2003:
        • 1.6 million K-12 students
        • 142,000 teachers
        • 82,000 parents
        • 10,500 school leaders
        • 19,000 schools – from all 50 states, DC, American military base schools, Canada, Mexico, Australia
      (c) Project Tomorrow 2009 What is Speak Up? 1.85 million respondents
      • Speak Up is facilitated annually
      • by Project Tomorrow
      • (formerly known as NetDay)
      (c) Project Tomorrow 2009 Project Tomorrow (www.tomorrow.org) is the leading education nonprofit organization dedicated to the empowerment of student voices in education.
      • Collect unique data from stakeholders
      • Give stakeholders a voice in national/state policy
      • Support specific initiatives such as digital content, online learning, mobile devices, 1:1 programs or new teacher professional development programs
      • Model for students the value of civic engagement and being part of a national discussion
      • Recognition as an innovation leader
      • Demonstrate to students, teachers and parents that their ideas are valued by their education leaders
      • Understand the future of K-12 education
      • Learn more from real district stories at www.tomorrow.org
      (c) Project Tomorrow 2009 Why do schools & districts participate in Speak Up?
        • Learning & Teaching with Technology
        • Web 2.0 in Education
        • 21 st Century Skills: Information/Media Literacy Skills
        • Science & Math Instruction & Global Competitiveness
        • Emerging Technologies in the Classroom
          • Mobile Devices
          • Online Learning
          • Digital Content
          • Games
        • Designing the 21st Century School
      (c) Project Tomorrow 2009 Speak Up survey question themes
      • K-12 Students 281,500
      • Teachers 29,644
      • Parents (in English & Spanish) 21,309
      • School/District Administrators 3,114
      • Schools 4,379
      • Districts 868
      • States All 50
        • Top 10: TX, CA, AZ, AL, IL, MD, FL, NC, NE, WI
        • About Speak Up Schools:
            • 95% public, 3% private, 2% virtual
            • 35% urban, 32% suburban, 33% rural
            • 45% Title 1 eligible
            • 34% majority-minority student population
      (c) Project Tomorrow 2009 National Speak Up 2008 Participation
      • Activities,
      • Attitudes & Aspirations
      • Disconnects & Differences
      • Trends & Leverage Points
      (c) Project Tomorrow 2009 Speak Up 2008 National Data Findings
        • “ Digital disconnect” is alive & well:
        • the gap between how
        • today’s students learn and
        • how they live!
      (c) Project Tomorrow 2009 Key findings from Speak Up data:
    • (c) Project Tomorrow 2009 Introducing the “Digital Advance Team” America’s K-12 Students Adopting/adapting technologies for learning Tech trend setters Their use predicts widespread acceptance Out of school use drives in school use Pace car for others Teachers (& parents) ultimately catch up
    • (c) Project Tomorrow 2009 Introducing the “Digital Advance Team” So, what are the next emerging technologies to be paced by the “ Digital Advance Team?”
      • The mobile learner
      • It’s a Web 2.0 World
      • “ I’ll take that class to go!”
      • Digital content & online textbooks
      • Exploring STEM careers
      (c) Project Tomorrow 2009 Digital Advance Team Trends
    • Key report findings from Speak Up 2008
      • Learning in the 21st Century:
      • Parents’ Perspectives, Parents’ Priorities
      (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
    • (c) Project Tomorrow 2009 Meet the Speak Up Parents
      • 80% are Moms
      • 37% are 40-49 years old
      • 57% assess their tech skills as average
      • (35% say their skills are advanced!)
      • 90% have a cell phone
      • (32% have a smart phone)
      • 75% have an MP3 or iPod
      • 42% have a handheld game player
    • (c) Project Tomorrow 2009 Parents & Web 2.0 Applications
    • (c) Project Tomorrow 2009 How important is the effective implementation of instructional technology to student success?
    • (c) Project Tomorrow 2009 Parents’ Perspectives, Parents’ Priorities
    • How satisfied are parents with technology use at their child’s school? (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
      • “ Lukewarm” satisfaction with:
      • Internet safety (45%)
      • Amount of technology available (35%)
      • Tech skills my child is learning (34%)
      • How technology is used for academics (33%)
      • Teachers’ skills in using technology (31%)
      (c) Project Tomorrow 2009 Parent satisfaction with technology at school
      • “ Lukewarm” satisfaction with:
      • Internet safety (45%)
      • Amount of technology available (35%)
      • Tech skills my child is learning (34%)
      • How technology is used for academics (33%)
      • Teachers’ skills in using technology (31%)
      (c) Project Tomorrow 2009 Parent satisfaction with technology at school 20% did not know what technology was available at their child’s school
    • How satisfied are today’s students with technology use at their school? (c) Project Tomorrow 2009 Students say: Not very!
      • Top responses:
      • School filters and firewalls block websites I need
      • Teachers limit our technology use
      • Too many rules!
          • Cannot use my own devices
          • Cannot access my communications tools
          • Rules that limit use of my school’s technology
      (c) Project Tomorrow 2009 Besides time, what are the major obstacles students face using technology at school?
    • (c) Project Tomorrow 2009 Parents’ envision improvement “ What are the top things you would do to improve technology use at your child’s school?”
    • (c) Project Tomorrow 2009 Parents’ envision improvement
      • Students learn how to use technology (42%)
      • Teachers receive training on tech integration (41%)
      • Provide technology for students to use (38%)
      • Integrate technology into daily instruction (34%)
      • Ensure technology is current and high quality (33%)
      “ What are the top things you would do to improve technology use at your child’s school?”
    • (c) Project Tomorrow 2009 Parents’ envision improvement “ What is the best way for your child to acquire the information and media literacy skills needed to be successful?”
    • (c) Project Tomorrow 2009 Parents’ envision improvement “ What is the best way for your child to acquire the information and media literacy skills needed to be successful?” 68% say: Use technology as part of their regular class
    • (c) Project Tomorrow 2009 Parents’ envision improvement “ What would you recommend as good investments to enhance student achievement?
    • (c) Project Tomorrow 2009 Parents’ envision improvement: To personalize learning
    • (c) Project Tomorrow 2009 Parents design the online textbook
      • Over a majority of parents agree:
      • Access to online tutors (55%)
      • Electronic notes and highlighting (54%)
      • Self assessments (54%)
      • Links to useful websites (51%)
      • Animations and simulations (50%)
      • Tools for organization (50%)
      • Tools to help develop writing skills (50%)
    • (c) Project Tomorrow 2009 Parents design the online textbook
      • Over a majority of parents agree:
      • Access to online tutors (55%)
      • Electronic notes and highlighting (54%)
      • Self assessments (54%)
      • Links to useful websites (51%)
      • Animations and simulations (50%)
      • Tools for organization (50%)
      • Tools to help develop writing skills (50%)
      Only 5% of parents said they didn’t think online textbooks were a good idea.
    • (c) Project Tomorrow 2009 Parents’ envision improvement: Preferred technology for the classroom
    • Summary findings (c) Project Tomorrow 2009 Today’s parents are: Experiencing value of technology themselves Concerned about the future for their child Support 21st century learning environments Believe that effective tech use is essential Eager to share their ideas and views
    • Summary findings (c) Project Tomorrow 2009 Today’s parents are: Experiencing value of technology themselves Concerned about the future for their child Support 21st century learning environments Believe that effective tech use is essential Eager to share their ideas and views Creating a unique opportunity for schools and districts to engage parents in new ways
    • Engaging Parents’ Support for Emerging Technologies in the Classroom (c) Project Tomorrow 2009 Introducing our discussion panelists: Chris Jones, Parent Garnet Valley School District, PA Margie Tinsley, Parent Capistrano Unified School District, CA Kyle Sanford, Parent Dysart Unified School District, AZ Paul Sanfrancesco, Director of Technology Garnet Valley School District, PA
    • (c) Project Tomorrow 2009 A big thank you to: and our Panel of Experts
      • Reports such as:
      • National Speak Up 2008 Findings (Mar 2009)
      • Learning in the 21 st Century: A National Report of
      • Online Learning (Oct 2007, Updated Jun 2008, 2009)
      • Inspiring the Next Generation of Innovators
      • Students, Teachers and Parents Speak Up about Science Education (Jun 2008)
      • Leadership in the 21 st Century:
      • The New Visionary Administrator
      • (Oct 2008)
      • Parents’ Perspectives, Parents’ Priorities
      • (Oct 2009)
      (c) Project Tomorrow 2009 More Speak Up? www.tomorrow.org
      • Speak Up: Students & Parents
      • Congressional Briefing: Week of March 15th
      • Panel of students and parents
      • Release of National Findings report (part 1)
      • Speak Up: Educators
      • Congressional Briefing: Week of May 3rd
      • Panel of administrators and both in-service and
      • pre-service teachers
      • Release of National Findings report (part 2)
      (c) Project Tomorrow 2009 Plans for National Data Release Speak Up Schools & Districts – have access to their respondents data + national benchmark data now!
    • (c) Project Tomorrow 2009 More data and reports are available on our website: www.tomorrow.org Julie Evans Project Tomorrow [email_address] 949-609-4660 x15 Copyright Project Tomorrow 2009. This work is the intellectual property of the author. Permission is granted for this material to be shared for non-commercial, educational purposes, provided that this copyright statement appears on the reproduced materials and notice is given that the copying is by permission of the author. To disseminate otherwise or to republish requires written permission from the author. Thank you!