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AEP SUMMIT Speak Up

  1. 1. 2007 AEP SUMMIT FOCUS FORWARD: PUBLISHING AT THE SPEED OF CHANGE Sunday, June 10-Wednesday, June 13, 2007 Washington, D.C. www.aepweb.org
  2. 2. Students, Teachers and Parents Speak Up about Technology & Learning for the 21st Century Creating New Opportunities for Education Publishers 2007 AEP Summit June 12, 2007 Julie Evans
  3. 3. “Technology has changed the way I deliver content to students and the products I expect back from students. The use of technology is more consistent with how the students interact with the world and with what will be expected of them in the future.” High School Science Teacher with 16 + years of teaching experience Daviess County, Kentucky
  4. 4. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O You just received this text message: dis rm S filD W BNFs of A3 lerning Bt lts Nt B 404 bout d kdz POV RU ReD 2 tlk nw f ys ~~~ yr h& ciao What is your next action?
  5. 5. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O dis rm S filD W BNFs of A3 lerning Bt lts Nt B 404 bout d kdz POV RU ReD 2 tlk nw f ys ~~~ yr h& ciao What is your next action? 1. Stand up 2. Wave your hand 3. Show us your cell phone 4. I don’t have a clue – I am over 25!
  6. 6. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O Translation please! dis rm S filD W BNFs of A3 lerning Bt lts Nt B 404 bout d kdz POV RU ReD 2 tlk nw f ys ~~~ yr h& ciao This room is filled with big name fans of anytime, anywhere, anyplace learning. But let’s not be clueless about the kids’ point of view. Are you ready to talk now? If yes, wave your hand. Goodbye.
  7. 7. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O Project Tomorrow (formerly known as NetDay) - a national education nonprofit organization Our strengths: • Provide national leadership to improve STEM education • Incubate and replicate STEM programs that engage K-12 students • Leverage online tools and resources to build local capacities • Conduct national research to inform and stimulate new discussions around STEM topics
  8. 8. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O Project Tomorrow 2007 Programs & Initiatives Science Docent Program Regional Innovation Initiative with high tech industry Student Voices Resource Center NSF National Science Digital Library “Project TestDrive” Speak Up National Research Project
  9. 9. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O Speak Up for Students, Teachers & Parents • Annual national research project – Online surveys – Open for all K-12 schools – Schools/districts get their own data for planning and budgeting • Collect data ↔ Stimulate conversations – Students, Teachers, Parents and . . . . (what’s new for 2007?) • Inform policies & programs – Analysis and reporting – Services: custom reports, consulting with schools, Speak Up Your Way! • Since 2003: – 795,000 K-12 students – 48,000 teachers – 15,000 parents – 10,000 schools – all 50 states, DC + DOD schools
  10. 10. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O Speak Up for Students, Teachers & Parents 2006 2006 Sponsors & Partners Advanced Network & Services, Inc. And 100+ national and regional nonprofit partners
  11. 11. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O Speak Up for Students, Teachers & Parents 2006 Participation Overview: 232,781 K-12 students, 21,272 teachers & 15,316 parents Students: Elementary (pre K-Gr 5) – 43% Middle School (Gr 6-8) – 35% High School (Gr 9-12) – 21% 50% Girls – 50% Boys Teachers: 80% - Classroom assignment 36% - 4 to 15 years experience 42% - have Masters’ Degree Parents: 29% member of a PTA/PTO/Booster Club 13% volunteer regularly @ school
  12. 12. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O Speak Up for Students, Teachers & Parents 2006 Participation Overview: All 50 states, DC, Canada, Mexico & American DOD schools Top 10 states: TX, IL, CA, MD, AL, NC, FL, MA, VA, MI Top School District: Chicago Public Schools School demographics*: 2800 schools 96% public schools – 4% private schools Urban (1/3) Rural (1/3) Suburban (1/3) % of schools that are Title 1 eligible = 41% % of schools w/majority minority school population = 43% * NCES Common Core of Data 2003/2004
  13. 13. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O Speak Up for Students, Teachers & Parents 2006 • This year’s survey question themes: Learning & Teaching with Technology 21st Century Skills Communications, Connections & Self-Expression Math & Science Instruction Global Collaborations Competitiveness & Workforce Preparedness Designing Schools of the Future What can we learn from today’s learners – and their parents and teachers?
  14. 14. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O Let’s talk about . . . Activities, Attitudes & Aspirations Disconnects & Differences Trends to Watch
  15. 15. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O Speak Up for Students, Teachers & Parents 2006 Preliminary key findings from the student data: • Communications is #1 • Online connected-ness creating new “friends” • Online safety & privacy are not top student concerns • Students say: “Make science & math relevant!” • Youngest learners are very tech sophisticated • Continued disconnect between students & adults
  16. 16. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O Technology Devices & Tools – besides computers 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% Cell Phones MP3 Game Players K-2 Gr 3-5 Gr 6-12
  17. 17. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O Using Technology for Schoolwork 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% Research Keyboarding Presentations Tests K-2 Gr 3-5 Gr 6-8 Gr 9-12
  18. 18. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O Using Technology for Schoolwork Email teachers – 25% Use online text books – 22% Email – IM classmate about a project – 40% Check on a grade – 22% Take an online class – 9%
  19. 19. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O Using Technology for Schoolwork – Online learning 35% of students Gr 6-12 interested in taking an online class Why? 1. To get extra help in a subject area 2. To take a class not offered 3. To work at one’s own pace 4. To get college credit – AP class 5. Interest in the topic What subject areas? Math, Foreign Language
  20. 20. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O Technology Use – Outside of School: The Big Four 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% Email/IM Games Music MySpace K-2 Gr 3-5 Gr 6-8 Gr 9-12
  21. 21. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O Technology Use – Outside of School: Communications Favorite communications tool? Email IM Cell phone for talking Cell phone for texting
  22. 22. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O Technology Use – Outside of School: Communications Favorite communications tool? Email IM Cell phone for talking Favorite: 36% of students Grades 6-12 Daily use: 73% Gr 9-12 57% Gr 6-8 42% Gr 3-5
  23. 23. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O Technology Use – Connected-ness Are students using online tools to connect with other students?  Connecting with students in the US - 23%  Connecting with students around the world - 17% Online friends:
  24. 24. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O Technology Use – Connected-ness Are students using online tools to connect with other students?  Connecting with students in the US - 23%  Connecting with students around the world - 17% Online friends:  44% connect with 20+ online friends monthly  Never met 34% of those friends
  25. 25. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O Technology Use – Connected-ness Are students using online tools to connect with other students?  Connecting with students in the US - 23%  Connecting with students around the world - 17% Online friends:  44% connect with 20+ online friends monthly  Never met 34% of those friends Redefining what is a “friend”
  26. 26. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O Technology Use – Connected-ness Make new friends – 34% Blog (create/post) – 22% Sharing writings online – 16% Create a podcast – 6% Posted a video – 13% MySpace page – 51% Worked on a group project – 24% Play online games – 35% Shared music – 15% Go to websites for TV shows/Movies: 25% of students K-12
  27. 27. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O Value of Good Tech Skills : Top responses 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% Get a job College success World awareness Do well in school Gr 3-5 Gr 6-8 Gr 9-12
  28. 28. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O Math & Science in K-12 schools: how today’s students want to learn •Apply math/science to solve real world problems •Visit places where science happens •Multimedia and interactive simulations •Use equipment and tools •Solve math puzzles •Talk to scientists and mathematicians •Learn math/science that will help me with a job •All kinds of technology
  29. 29. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O Math & Science in K-12 schools: how today’s students want to learn •Apply math/science to solve real world problems •Visit places where science happens •Multimedia and interactive simulations •Use equipment and tools •Solve math puzzles •Talk to scientists and mathematicians •Learn math/science that will help me with a job •All kinds of technology Add relevance to the rigor!
  30. 30. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O Schools Today : Obstacles to Using Technology Grades 3-5 Access issues: – Lack of computers – Inconvenient locations – Slow Internet access Grades 6-12 Control issues: – Rules against tech tools – Teachers control when/where use – School filters
  31. 31. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O “What if you were designing a new school for students just like you?”
  32. 32. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O “What if you were designing a new school for students just like you?” Students Kindergarten thru Grade 12 all say the same thing: A laptop for every student
  33. 33. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O Other ideas (from students Gr 6-12): Use cell phones/MP3 players/Handhelds – 46% Use email/IM/blogs – 45% Digital moviemaking equipment – 45% Interactive whiteboards – 44% Online textbooks – 39% Online classes - 35% Lessons/assignments on my MP3 player – 34%
  34. 34. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O Speak Up for Students, Teachers & Parents 2006 Key findings from the teacher data: • Impact of technology – “teaching & instructional support” • Time is still the #1 obstacle to using tech more in school (Not enough time for science either) • Online safety & privacy are top concerns for student tech use • Teachers embracing email as key tool for parent communications • Impact of professional development • Majority don’t believe schools are doing a good job preparing kids for 21st century
  35. 35. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O What do teachers believe about the value of technology for teaching and learning? TOP vote getters: • Access to more accurate information – 64% • Richer lesson plans – 53% • Better able to engage students – 52% • Meet varying needs of students – 48% • Better able to assess student progress – 35%
  36. 36. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O What do teachers believe about the value of technology for teaching and learning? BOTTOM vote getters: • More time to reflect on teaching practice – 8% • I feel less isolated – 19% • Use textbooks and other printed materials less – 21% • Communicate more with students about progress – 21%
  37. 37. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O What obstacles do teachers face in using technology today? Time? Technology? Access?
  38. 38. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O What obstacles do teachers face in using technology today? Lack of time in the school day – 51% Not enough computers – 39% Lack of time for planning – 39% Not all students/families have computers @ home – 39% Computers that don’t always work – 37%
  39. 39. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O What professional tasks are teachers doing with technology on a weekly basis? TOP vote getters: • Word processing – 77% • Record keeping (grades, attendance) – 68% • Research & prepare lessons – 63% • Access teaching materials online – 58% • Access to more accurate information – 52%
  40. 40. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O What professional tasks are teachers doing with technology on a weekly basis? BOTTOM vote getters: • Contribute to a blog or create a podcast – 3% • Research family or social services – 11% • Use a school content portal – 11% • Seek peer-to-peer advice outside of school – 12% • Participate in online professional development – 17%
  41. 41. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O Big Question: “Has technology enhanced student performance & achievement?”
  42. 42. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O Big Question: “Has technology enhanced student performance & achievement?” 75% say YES It’s all about student engagement in learning
  43. 43. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O Desired features for using online resources in the classroom: • List of good websites for my subject area • Collection of lesson plans by subject area • Collection of streaming videos to support my lessons • Interactive simulations to support my lessons • A compilation of research links related to specific content areas
  44. 44. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O Criteria for evaluating online resources for the classroom: • Grade level appropriateness • Accurate subject matter • Content is free • Easy to search and find resources • Aligned to standards 92% said they are involved with selecting online content for their own classroom
  45. 45. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O How have you used online resources – within the past 12 months . . . Teachers' Use of Online Resources 41% 46%38% 5% 28% 14% Used lesson plan Modified lesson plan Used ideas for own lesson plan Posted lesson plan Updated lesson plan None of the above
  46. 46. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O Professional development Has the in service training through your school/district adequately prepared you for using technology for teaching? Very much – 28% Somewhat – 54% Not at all – 10% 82% are satisfied with in-service trainings
  47. 47. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O Professional Development - preferred method: School or district provided trainings – 28% Peer to peer or study teams – 20% Taken an online class for pd? Yes: 46% Interested in an online pd class? Yes: 7% What areas do you want more training? More training please 2006 Integrating technology into content curriculum 41% Productivity tools 31% Instructional tools 30%
  48. 48. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O Teaching science & math – most effective strategies Math: • Apply to real world situations – 46% • Solve problems & be creative – 36% • Practice skills with textbook problems – 30% Science: • Solve real world problems – 38% • Support inquiry-based investigations – 38% • Use equipment – 32%
  49. 49. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O Teaching science & math – most effective strategies Math: • Apply to real world situations – 46% • Solve problems & be creative – 36% • Practice skills with textbook problems – 30% Science: • Solve real world problems – 38% • Support inquiry-based investigations – 38% • Use equipment – 32% Challenge to teaching science? Not enough instructional time
  50. 50. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O And what if teachers were designing a new school of the future . . . What do you think they said about technology? 1. _______ 2. _______ 3. _______ 4. _______ 5. _______
  51. 51. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O And what if teachers were designing a new school of the future? Top priorities for teachers 1. Interactive white boards 2. Wireless laptops for students to use at school 3. Ways to communicate with parents 4. Ways to use email, IM, blogs with students & parents 5. Digital cameras and video facilities and equipment
  52. 52. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O Speak Up for Students, Teachers & Parents 2006 Key findings from the parent data: • Satisfaction with school technology? Mixed results. • Want school info “pushed” out via email • Online safety & privacy top concerns for student tech use • Support students having cell phones @ school • Value math & science for all students – Concerned about global job competition • Majority do not believe schools are doing good job preparing kids for 21st century
  53. 53. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O Technology at my child’s school? Satisfied . . . • Amount of technology available to students • Internet safety and privacy of personal information
  54. 54. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O Technology at my child’s school? Satisfied . . . • Amount of technology available to students • Internet safety and privacy of personal information Dissatisfied . . . • Priority placed on tech use • Technology integration into subject areas • Amount of time spent using technology
  55. 55. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O Technology at my child’s school? What if you were on a tech committee, what would be a good investment to improve student achievement? 1. Computers in classrooms – 61% 2. Software to support academics – 60% 3. A useful school website – 60% 4. Advanced computer classes – 55% 5. Tools to help parents and teachers communicate – 51%
  56. 56. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O How do you want to hear from your child’s school? School Communications Tools 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% Parents Flyers/Newsletters Website postings Emails to home Emails to work Phone calls School portal Teacher's blog Info mailed home
  57. 57. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O Math, Science, Global Competition • 55% say good understanding of math & science important for all students • Concerns for child’s future – Not being able to afford a home (21%) – Having to compete with better educated global workers (37%) – Getting into a good college (44%)
  58. 58. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O From the parent & teacher data . . . How well is your school doing in preparing your children/students to compete for the jobs and careers of the 21st century? Response “Yes” Parents – 48% Teachers – 47%
  59. 59. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O From the parent & teacher data . . . How well is your school doing in preparing your children/students to compete for the jobs and careers of the 21st century? Response “Yes” Parents – 48% Teachers – 47% Over 50% of parents and teachers believe their schools are not doing a good job.
  60. 60. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O Disconnect: Communications via email Students: • Email weekly – 77% • Email or IM teacher – 25% Parents: • Email weekly – 97% • Want emails from teachers Teachers: • Email with parents – 64% • Email with students – 28%
  61. 61. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O Disconnect: Communications & cell phones Students should be allowed to bring cell phones to school for emergencies and to connect with parents Students: 82% - grades 6-12 Parents: 77% Teachers: 56%
  62. 62. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O Disconnect: Concerns about Online Use Student Tech Use Concerns 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% Gr 6-12 Students Teachers Parents Cyberbullying Privacy Spam Bad websites Digital equity Online cheating Girls & Tech Predators Too much time
  63. 63. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O 2006 open-ended questions Students: • Ideas for global collaboration • Examples of engaging math and/or science lessons or activities Teachers: • Ideas for how your school can better prepare students to compete for jobs and be a good global citizen • Most important impact of technology on your teaching practice Parents: • Ideas for how your school can better prepare students to compete for jobs and be a good global citizen
  64. 64. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O 2006 open-ended questions Teachers: Most important impact of technology on your teaching practice? “The most important impact technology has had on my teaching is using technology to share ideas.” Pre K Teacher / 1 to 3 years / Average Tech User / Bryan ISD – TX “It vastly increases my “bag of tricks.” I use the internet for ideas to help with lessons plans, organization, assessment and more.” Gr 3-5 Teacher / 4 to 10 years / Advanced Tech User / Frederick County - MD “Technology saves time. It allows me to modify and adjust on a moments notice. It motivates students. I can access up to minute information.” Gr 3-5 teacher / 4 to 10 years / Advanced Tech User / North Syracuse - NY
  65. 65. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O Teachers: Most important impact of technology on your teaching practice? “Through the use of technology, the students are more engaged in what they are learning, and more aware of the reasons why they are learning. The students have information at the touch of their fingertips, which is an amazing tool! Gr 3-5 Teacher / 4 to 10 years / Average Tech User / Fullerton – CA “Technology has allowed social studies to be more engaging and interactive in my classroom. I feel my students have learned more than if I would have followed the traditional textbook method of teaching. “ Gr 6-8 Teacher / 4 to 10 years / Advanced Tech User / Denver – CO “ I can bring something like the carbon cycle in to my room and the students can view it in action. This cannot be accomplished from a textbook or by going outside. The use of technology grasps their attention!” Gr 6-8 Teacher / 4 to 10 years / Advanced Tech User / Mansfield ISD - TX
  66. 66. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O Teachers: Most important impact of technology on your teaching practice? “Finding support and successful lesson plans have been very helpful. It's nice to know there are opportunities to get feedback and support for myself.” Gr 6-8 Teacher / 1 – 3 years / Average Tech User / Chicago – IL “Number one would have to be the way our grades are now online. It helps parents and students check up on their grades and makes it much easier for me around grading time.” Gr 9 – 12 Teacher / 11 to 15 years / Advanced Tech User / Frederick County – MD “Technology that enables the teacher to seamlessly incorporate real world information into the classroom.” Gr 9 – 12 Teacher / 16 + years / Average Tech User / Brevard Cty – FL
  67. 67. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O Top Trends to Watch Spectrum of digital native-ness New uses for communications devices and tools Connecting without boundaries – new friends Technology as tool – not fad or fun Inclusion of student, teacher & parent ideas into planning and investments
  68. 68. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O Speak Up News Briefings & Conferences including podcast of the Congressional Briefing Speak Up 100 List of Schools National Report – released in July Customized reports for schools, districts, state agencies, other groups and companies Special Focus Reports – sampling of topics: – 21st century skills – Online learning – Global collaborations – Communications, social networking & self-expression
  69. 69. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O Speak Up News Speak Up 2007: Open to all schools and districts to participate – US & Canada Schools register to participate starting in July Survey open October 1 – November 15 Aggregated quantitative data back to schools in January Public release of national data in March
  70. 70. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O Speak Up 2007 – What’s new? • New themes and questions • Parent Survey in Spanish • Speak Up for School Leaders • Principals • Administrators • School Board Members
  71. 71. 6/10-6/13/07 WWW.AEPWEB.O Speak Up and You – New Opportunities • Use our public data • Have us create a custom data report for you • Partner with us on a co-branded special report – Looking for a partner for reports on: 21st century skills, math & science, global collaborations, teachers & tech impact • Data presentations at conferences and meetings • Your own “Speak Up” – ex: Nat’l Park Service and NSF NSDL • Be a Speak Up 2007 Sponsor - identify new questions for 2007 • Promote Speak Up to your clients & partners • Host a Speak Up city/regional event • Other ideas? Let’s talk!
  72. 72. Julie Evans Chief Executive Officer 949-609-4660 jevans@tomorrow.org Students, Teachers & Parents “Speak Up” about Education, Technology & 21st Century Learning Are we listening? And . . . how are we responding?
  73. 73. Copyright Project Tomorrow 2007. 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.
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