Congressional Briefing (Educator Findings)

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Congressional Briefing (Educator Findings)

  1. 1. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Welcome to the BriefingWelcome to the BriefingWelcome to the BriefingWelcome to the Briefing Speak Up 2010 National Findings: Teachers, Librarians & Administrators Speak Up 2010 Congressional Briefing Washington DC May 11, 2011
  2. 2. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Welcome Julie Evans Chief Executive Officer Project Tomorrow
  3. 3. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Today’s Agenda: Welcomes Julie Evans, Project Tomorrow Dr. Katherine Bihr Tiger Woods Learning Center Release of National Julie Evans Findings Panel Discussion Education leaders from Maryland and Virginia Q & A All
  4. 4. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Today’s Discussion: The Big Questions • How are today’s teachers, librarians and administrators enabling, engaging and empowering student learning through technology? • Is the educators’ vision for tech-enabled learning in sync with the students’ vision? • What are the benefits and challenges associated with the use of selected emerging technologies in education? • What technologies are key in the “ultimate school” for today’s learners?
  5. 5. © Project Tomorrow 2011 • Annual national research project Online surveys + focus groups Open for all K-12 schools and schools of education Institutions receive free report with their own data • Collect ideas ↔ Stimulate conversations K-12 Students, Teachers, Librarians, Parents, Administrators • Inform policies & programs Analysis and reporting Services to help transform teaching and learning Speak Up National Research Project
  6. 6. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Learning & Teaching with Technology 21st Century Skills: Digital Citizenship Science and Math Instruction / STEM Career Interests Professional Development / Teacher Preparation Internet Safety Administrators’ Challenges Emerging Technologies in the Classroom Online Learning, Mobile Devices, Digital Content Educational Games, Web 2.0 tools and applications Designing the 21st Century School Speak Up survey question themes
  7. 7. © Project Tomorrow 2011 • Empowering authentic voices – since 2003: 1.9 million K-12 students 180,000 teachers and librarians 124,000 parents 15,500 school and district leaders 30,000 K-12 schools – from all 50 states, DC, American military base schools, Canada, Mexico, Australia, int’l schools . . . Speak Up National Research Project 2.2 million respondents
  8. 8. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Speak Up is facilitated annually by Project Tomorrow (formerly known as NetDay) Project Tomorrow (www.tomorrow.org) is the leading education nonprofit organization dedicated to the empowerment of student voices in education.
  9. 9. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Many thanks to our K-12 National Champion Outreach Partners:
  10. 10. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Saluting our Speak Up 2010 Sponsors:
  11. 11. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Thank you for the use of the 21st century learning tools
  12. 12. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Welcome Dr. Katherine E. Bihr Vice President and Executive Director Tiger Woods Learning Center Foundation
  13. 13. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Speak Up 2010 National Findings: Teachers, Librarians & Administrators Speak Up 2010 Congressional Briefing Washington DC May 11, 2011
  14. 14. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Meet our panel of experts Angela Foreman, Special Education Teacher Arlington Public Schools (VA) Camilla Gagliolo. Instructional Technology Coordinator Arlington Public Schools (VA) Ryan Imbriale, Principal Baltimore County Public Schools (MD) Jennifer Maldonato, Education Specialist for Libraries Fairfax County Public Schools (VA) Jayne E. Moore, Director Instructional Technology & School Library Media Maryland State Department of Education
  15. 15. © Project Tomorrow 2011 K-12 Students 294,399 Parents (in English & Spanish) 42,267 Teachers 35,525 Librarians 2,135 School/District Administrators 3,578 Technology Leaders 1,391 Schools / Districts 6,541 / 1,340 Participating States for Student Surveys: 48 states Top 12 (# of participants): TX, CA, AL, AZ, FL, NC, IL, MD, IN, NV, PA, WI National Speak Up 2010 Participation: 379,355
  16. 16. © Project Tomorrow 2011 About our K-12 Schools: – 34% urban, 29% suburban, 37% rural – 51% Title 1 eligible – indicating community poverty – 34% majority-minority student population National Speak Up 2010 Participation: 379,355
  17. 17. © Project Tomorrow 2011 What can the Speak Up findings tell us about the future of learning?
  18. 18. © Project Tomorrow 2011 • Student vision for tech use mirrors desires for learning in general • Educators have potential to enable, engage and empower this new learning vision • By examining the synergies and the disconnects we can develop a shared vision for the future of learning What can the Speak Up data tell us about the future of learning?
  19. 19. © Project Tomorrow 2011 The Student Vision for 21st Century Learning Social–based learning Un–tethered learning Digitally–rich learning
  20. 20. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Speak Up 2010 National Findings 1st of two reports – released on April 1, 2011 Our student experts!
  21. 21. © Project Tomorrow 2011 The New 3 E’s of Education: Enabled, Engaged, Empowered How today’s educators are advancing a new vision for teaching and learning Speak Up 2010 National Findings 2nd of two reports – released today!
  22. 22. © Project Tomorrow 2011 The New 3 E’s of Education: Enabled, Engaged, Empowered Inside Today’s Classroom Key Trends to Watch: Mobile Learning Online and Blended Learning Digital Content Vision for the Ultimate School
  23. 23. © Project Tomorrow 2011 The New 3 E’s of Education: Enabled, Engaged, Empowered Inside Today’s Classroom: increased interest in emerging technologies Why? 1. Many more educators are tech users 2. Increased student and parent demand 3. Budget woes driving creative thinking
  24. 24. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Inside Today’s Classroom Importance of Effective Tech Use to Student Success 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% Not Important / No Opinion Somewhat Important Important Extremely Important Administrators Librarians Teachers
  25. 25. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Inside Today’s Classroom Administrators: What idea has greatest potential to enhance student achievement? 1. Increase teacher effectiveness 49% 2. Integrate 21st century skills into curriculum 38% 3. Leverage technology more effectively 23% Engage parents as co-teachers 23% 4. Align curriculum to Common Core standards 22% 5. Develop individual learning plans for each student 21%
  26. 26. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Inside Today’s Classroom 58%36%Homework and practice 51%33%Create graphic organizers 47%20%Conduct investigations 41%33%Create physical models 40%30%Create cues or questions 38%38%Provide feedback 37%27%Note taking and info synthesis 34%33%Set student objectives 32%22%Facilitate group collaborations 16%12%Track effort to achievement 20102008Use of Technology Teachers: How do you use technology to facilitate student learning?
  27. 27. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Inside Today’s Classroom Teachers' View - Impact of technology on my students 29% 28% 24% 28% 62% 38% 32% 31% 28% 34% 53% 47% 30% 30% 30% 36% 44% 45% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% Increased participation More collaboration Greater ownership of learning Developing critical thinking skills Increased motivation Greater creativity Elementaryschool teachers Middle school teachers High school teachers
  28. 28. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Inside Today’s Classroom Teachers' View - Impact of technology on my effectiveness 34% 26% 39% 26% 35% 40% 32% 33% 40% 32% 41% 38% 31% 32% 34% 36% 38% 39% 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% Time to differentiate instruction Easier to assess achievement Interactive lessons Better classroom management Relevant lessons Student centered learning Elementary school teachers Middle school teachers High school teachers
  29. 29. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Inside Today’s Classroom Administrators: Besides funding, what are your top tech challenges? 1. Availability of tech for student use 51% 2. Staff professional development 48% 3. Technology support 31% 4. Digital equity issues 30% 5. Evaluating emerging technologies 25%
  30. 30. © Project Tomorrow 2011 The New 3 E’s of Education: Enabled, Engaged, Empowered Key Trends: Mobile Learning
  31. 31. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Key Trends: Mobile Learning 18%9%10%13%iPad 47%68%85%79%MP3 Player 58%44%44%34%Smartphone AdministratorsTeachersStudents Gr 9-12 Students Gr 6-8 Personal device access
  32. 32. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Key Trends: Mobile Learning Administrators' Value Proposition for Mobile Learning 20% 20% 31% 30% 47% 66% 23% 27% 36% 43% 46% 65% 28% 32% 50% 60% 55% 74% 41% 48% 60% 64% 66% 84% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% Increases teacher productivity Empow ers informal remediation Improves communications Personalizes learning Extends learning day Increases student engagement 2007 2008 2009 2010
  33. 33. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Key Trends: Mobile Learning Teachers' Concerns about Using Mobile Devices within Instruction 61% 30% 28% 17% 59% 61% 43% 38% 38% 42% 69% 84% 29% 34% 34% 36% 63% 86% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% Finding age appropriate resources Students' responsible use Lack knowledge about integration Cheating on tests Digital equity Too distracting Elementary School Teacher Middle School Teachers High School Teachers
  34. 34. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Key Trends: Mobile Learning 38%57%Potential theft 42%48%Internet safety 43%49%Too distracting 46%46%Digital equity 49%35%Challenges of multiple platforms 53%55%Network security concerns 62%56%Lack of teacher skills District Administrators PrincipalsPreventing Factors What is preventing you from allowing students to use their own mobile devices at school for academic purposes?
  35. 35. © Project Tomorrow 2011 The New 3 E’s of Education: Enabled, Engaged, Empowered Key Trends: Mobile Learning Panel DiscussionPanel DiscussionPanel DiscussionPanel Discussion
  36. 36. © Project Tomorrow 2011 The New 3 E’s of Education: Enabled, Engaged, Empowered Key Trends: Online and Blended Learning
  37. 37. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Key Trends: Online and Blended Learning Students and parents are interested in online learning If you have not taken an online class, would you like to? Yes! Students in Grades 3-5 30% Students in Grades 6-8 34% Students in Grades 9-12 38% What would you recommend as a good investment to enhance student achievement? 34% of parents say “online classes”
  38. 38. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Key Trends: Online and Blended Learning Teachers' Interest in Online Teaching (Based on years experience) 2% 3% 6% 34% 35% 6% 4% 9% 33% 35% 6% 6% 8% 27% 39% 5% 5% 7% 24% 44% 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% 50% Taught 100% online class Taught blended online class Researched teaching online class Interested: teaching online class Not interested: teaching online class 1-3 years 4-10 years 11-15 years 16+ years
  39. 39. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Key Trends: Online and Blended Learning 25%19%17% Personal experience with online class 33%33%29%Co-teach online class 35%35%29% Work with other online teachers 34%36%30%Training 40%40%32%Provided with curriculum 44%41%33% Work with motivated students 48%48%39%Provided with technology 58%56%48%Increased compensation 67%63%53%Work conditions flexibility Took online PD course Taught online course AllMotivating Factors What would motivate you to teach an online class?
  40. 40. © Project Tomorrow 2011 The New 3 E’s of Education: Enabled, Engaged, Empowered Key Trends: Online and Blended Learning Panel DiscussionPanel DiscussionPanel DiscussionPanel Discussion
  41. 41. © Project Tomorrow 2011 The New 3 E’s of Education: Enabled, Engaged, Empowered Key Trends: Digital Content
  42. 42. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Key Trends: Digital Content Highly interactive and real world based to add relevancy Provides tools to facilitate collaboration Customizable features that personalize the learning process Students’ ideas for the ultimate e-textbook
  43. 43. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Key Trends: Digital Content 40%10%24%27%Real time data 39%21%31%52%Skill development software 38%36%34%28%Podcasts/videos 31%11%14%22%Virtual field trips 19%26%28%26%Online textbooks 16%26%21%18%Animations/simulations 16%13%21%32%Games 11%11%9%4%Virtual labs Librarians Teachers Gr 9-12 Teachers Gr 6-8 Teachers Gr K-5Types of Digital Content Digital Content in the Classroom What are teachers using and librarians recommending?
  44. 44. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Key Trends: Digital Content What are the barriers to using digital content within instruction? 23% 26% 29% 35% 44% 47% 50% 18% 21% 22% 45% 45% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% Lack of funds to purchase content Legal issues Identifying free content Evaluating quality of content Lack of teachers' skills Providing technology to support Administrators Tech Coordinators
  45. 45. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Key Trends: Digital Content What factors are most important when evaluating the quality of digital content for classroom use? 53% 28% 55% 23% 37% 56% 40% 35% 24% 28% 31% 34% 36% 41% 52% 60% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% Referred by a colleague Developed by content experts Content is free Recommended by state agency Certified by education org Created by a teacher Teacher evaluation Student achievement results Teachers Principals
  46. 46. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Key Trends: Digital Content The Librarian Evaluation Rubric: Content accuracy 81% Ease of use by teachers and students 76% Alignment to curriculum standards 73% Credibility of publishing organization 68% Cost 60% Level of engagement and interactivity 50%
  47. 47. © Project Tomorrow 2011 The New 3 E’s of Education: Enabled, Engaged, Empowered Key Trends: Digital Content Panel DiscussionPanel DiscussionPanel DiscussionPanel Discussion
  48. 48. © Project Tomorrow 2011 The Student Vision for 21st Century Learning Social–based learning Un–tethered learning Digitally–rich learning
  49. 49. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Imagine you are designing the ultimate school. Which technology tools and services would have the greatest positive impact on learning?
  50. 50. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Imagine you are designing the ultimate school. Which technology tools and services would have the greatest positive impact on learning? Are we all on the same page?
  51. 51. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Ultimate School: Are we on the same page? Ultimate School: Enabling Mobile Learning 43% 49% 51% 62% 37% 48% 50% 62% 26% 18% 47% 33% 40% 34% 61% 33% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% iPad Smart phone Laptops Bring ow n device to school Gr 6-8 Students Gr 9-12 Students Teachers Principals
  52. 52. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Ultimate School: Are we on the same page? Ultimate School: Engaging Online Learning 42% 38% 41% 55% 43% 44% 46% 49% 29% 40% 31% 17% 44% 44% 37% 25% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% Collaboration tools Online tutors Online classes Chat rooms for students Gr 6-8 Students Gr 9-12 Students Teachers Principals
  53. 53. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Ultimate School: Are we on the same page? Ultimate School: Empowering Digital Content 33% 54% 53% 70% 33% 42% 55% 72% 60% 34% 51% 68% 74% 37% 54% 76% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% Adaptive softw are Games and virtual simulations Online or e-textbooks Campus w ide internet access Gr 6-8 Students Gr 9-12 Students Teachers Principals
  54. 54. © Project Tomorrow 2011 The New 3 E’s of Education: Enabled, Engaged, Empowered LetLetLetLet’’’’s get you involveds get you involveds get you involveds get you involved in this discussion!in this discussion!in this discussion!in this discussion! Audience Q & AAudience Q & AAudience Q & AAudience Q & A
  55. 55. © Project Tomorrow 2011 What is the bottom line? Today’s students want learning that is: Enabled Engaging Empowered
  56. 56. © Project Tomorrow 2011 What is the bottom line? Increasingly, teachers, librarians and administrators share that same vision and they are enabling, engaging and empowering learning through technology.
  57. 57. © Project Tomorrow 2011 National Speak Up Findings Presentations, podcasts and webinars Evaluation services Reports and white papers Want more Speak Up? www.tomorrow.org
  58. 58. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Many thanks to our K-12 National Champion Outreach Partners:
  59. 59. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Saluting our Speak Up 2010 Sponsors:
  60. 60. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Thank you for the use of the 21st century learning tools
  61. 61. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Thank you for your participation in today’s Congressional Briefing. Julie Evans Project Tomorrow jevans@tomorrow.org 949-609-4660 x15 Copyright Project Tomorrow 2011. 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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