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Engage, Enable, Empower: How math & science teachers are transforming learning with digital tools 100Kin10

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  • 1. Engage, Enable, Empower: How math & science teachers are transforming learning with digital tools Julie Evans, Project Tomorrow CEO
  • 2.  Get introduced to Speak Up  Play a game – test your knowledge  Review new Speak Up findings  Share thoughts and ideas (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Engage, Enable, Empower: How math & science teachers are transforming learning with digital tools
  • 3. How can the Speak Up research inform your work toward meeting your 100Kin10 commitments? (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Engage, Enable, Empower: How math & science teachers are transforming learning with digital tools
  • 4. About ProjectTomorrow (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Speak Up National Research Project and Services Tomorrow’s Teachers Initiative STEM Programs for Students Digital Learning Research and Evaluation Studies Mission: to ensure that today’s students are prepared to become tomorrow’s leaders, innovators and engaged citizens of the world
  • 5. Annual national research project  Using online surveys + focus groups  Surveys for: K-12 Students,Teachers, Parents, Administrators, Community Members  Special: Pre-ServiceTeachers in Schools of Education  Open for all K-12 schools and schools of education  Schools, districts & colleges receive free report with their own data Inform policies, plans & programs  Local: your stakeholder data  State: state level data  Federal: national findings Speak Up National Research Project + 3.4 million surveys since 2003 (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  • 6.  Learning & Teaching with Technology  21st Century Skills: Digital Citizenship & Global Awareness  Math and Science Instruction / Digital Writing  Students’ Career Interests in STEM  Professional Development / Teacher Preparation  Internet Safety / Digital Footprints  Administrators’ Challenges / Bandwidth Capacity  Emerging Technologies both in & out of the Classroom  Mobile Devices, Online Learning, Digital Content, E-texts  Educational Games, Social Media tools and applications  Flipped Classroom, Print to Digital, Online Assessments  Designing the 21st Century School Speak Up survey question themes (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  • 7. K-12 Students 325,279 Teachers & Librarians 32,151 Parents (in English & Spanish) 39,986 School/District Administrators 4,530 Community Members (new this year!) 1,346 About the participating schools & districts o 9,005 schools and 2,710 districts o 90% public schools – 10% private/parochial/charter/other o 32% urban / 31% rural / 37% suburban o 30% school wide Title 1; 43% majority minority school o All 50 states + DC + Guam + DODEA schools National Speak Up 2013 Participation: 403,292 (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  • 8. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Released April 8
  • 9.  Students function as a “Digital Advance Team”  Students regularly adopt and adapt emerging technologies for learning  Students’ frustrations focus on the unsophisticated use of technologies within education  Persistent digital disconnect between students and adults  Exacerbation of lack of relevancy in current education  Students want a more personalized learning environment What have we learned over the past 11 years? (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  • 10. Warm Up Interactive Exercise (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  • 11. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  • 12. A STUDENT’S LIFE (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  • 13. In my life, I ……..  Play online and video games regularly (50%)  Take tests online for school (43%)  Have a tablet – not school provided (43%)  Use the Internet for homework at least a few days a week (32%)  Want more Internet access at school (55%)  Think science would be more interesting in an online class (23%) (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  • 14. Who is . . . . . ? 1. 3rd grade girl 2. 6th grade boy 3. 9th grade girl 4. 12th grade boy (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  • 15. Who is a 3rd grade girl? (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  • 16. In my life, I ……..  Play online and video games regularly (50%)  Take tests online for school (43%)  Have a tablet – not school provided (43%)  Use the Internet for homework at least a few days a week (32%)  Want more Internet access at school (55%)  Think science would be more interesting in an online class (23%) (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  • 17. Social–based learning Un–tethered learning Digitally–rich learning Students & Digital Learning Personalizing learning (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Student Vision for Digital Learning
  • 18. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 EightThings to Know about Science and MathTeachers andTheir Use of DigitalTools for Learning
  • 19. ScienceTeachers:  2,650 teachers  67% female Years of experience  1st year 3%  1 to 3 years 8%  4 to 10 years 29%  11 to 15 years 22%  16 + years 38%  MathTeachers:  3,888 teachers  74% female Years of experience  1st year 3%  1 to 3 years 9%  4 to 10 years 30%  11 to 15 years 20%  16 + years 38% (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 National Speak Up 2013 Participation: 403,292
  • 20. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  • 21. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Tech Skills
  • 22. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Tech Skills Self-assessment of tech skills All teachers Science teachers Math teachers Advanced 28% 36% 31% Average 63% 58% 61% Beginner 10% 6% 8%
  • 23. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Digital tools for professional tasks
  • 24. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Digital tools for professional tasks 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Participate in online PLC Read online texts Customize digital content Text with colleagues Create pptx Watch online video for training Use class portal Internet reseach Math teachers Science teachers
  • 25. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Mobile devices
  • 26. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Mobile devices: personal access 80% 79% 81% 52% 52% 52% 38% 40% 38% 28% 28% 27% All teachers Science teachers Math teachers Digital Reader Tablet Laptop Smartphone
  • 27. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Mobile devices: benefits of classroom use All teachers Science teachers Math teachers Increases student engagement 75% 75% 73% Access to online textbooks 64% 72% 70% Provides ways for self- remediation 50% 57% 53% Extends learning beyond school day 55% 56% 54% Students develop critical thinking skills 44% 45% 39% Students develop communications skills 34% 36% 28%
  • 28. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Digital content
  • 29. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Digital content: use in the classroom 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% Games Online textbooks Real time data Virtual labs Animations Online videos Math teachers Science teachers All teachers
  • 30. For science teachers:  I can modify to fit my classroom needs 75%  Materials created by teachers 45%  Research based materials 44%  No commercial ads 42%  Source is content expert 38%  Referred by colleague 35% (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Digital content: how to evaluate quality
  • 31. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Professional development needs
  • 32. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Professional development needs 1. Using technology to differentiate instruction 2. Identifying high quality digital content 3. Identifying mobile apps to use with students 4. Implementing a blended learning model 5. Using technology for formative assessments 6. Using tablets within instruction 7. How to create videos of my lessons 8. Implementing a flipped learning model
  • 33. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Preferred modes for PD All teachers Science teachers Math teachers F2F conferences with experts 60% 59% 57% School provided training 48% 45% 47% Summer institutes 24% 33% 25% Peer to peer study teams 29% 29% 29% Online PLC 26% 27% 25% Online courses 20% 24% 21%
  • 34. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Benefits of technology use in the classroom
  • 35. Teacher benefits:  Creating more interactive and relevant lessons  Better organized  Facilitated student centered learning  Encouraging students to be self-directed learners  More productive  Easier to edit lessons Student benefits:  Develop critical thinking & problem solving skills  More motivated  Apply knowledge to problems  Develop creativity  Better collaborations  Increased student ownership of learning (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Benefits of tech use within learning: what science teachers say
  • 36. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Social media
  • 37. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Tools to connect, collaborate, create Texting: 84% of science and math teachers; 17% with students Twitter: 1/5 of science and math teachers are tweeting Creating videos: 20% of science and math teachers
  • 38. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Play mobile app games 36% of science and math teachers Facebook 55% of science and math teachers; only 39% of students in Gr 9-12 (decrease of 41% since 2007) Tools to connect, collaborate, create
  • 39. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Value of pre-service education
  • 40. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Agree or disagree: My pre-service education prepared me to use technology effectively Value of pre-service education 39% 31% 29% 41% 32% 27% Agree Disagree Not sure / Don't know Science teachers Math teachers
  • 41. “Imagine you are designing the ultimate school for today’s students, what technologies would have the greatest impact on learning?” (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Favorite Speak Up Question: Superintendents & School Boards
  • 42. . (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% Online classes Tablets E-textbooks Games Schoolwide Internet Principals Science/Math Teachers Parents Gr 6-8 students Do we have a shared vision around digital learning solutions?
  • 43. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  • 44. National Speak Up Findings and reports Targeted and thematic reports Online learning trends Mobile learning & social media Print to digital migration Social learning Intelligent adaptive software New digital parent series Presentations, podcasts and webinars Services: consulting, workshops, evaluation and efficacy studies Speak Up 2014 opens October 6! (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 More Speak Up? www.tomorrow.org
  • 45. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Speak Up Goes to Washington, DC National Release of Speak Up 2013 National Findings 2014 Congressional Briefing: Impact of Digital Learning Tools to Support College and Career Readiness Monday, June 2, 2014 from 2-3:30PM Rayburn House Office Building, Gold Room
  • 46. How can the Speak Up research inform your work toward meeting your 100Kin10 commitments? (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Engage, Enable, Empower: How math & science teachers are transforming learning with digital tools
  • 47. Your thoughts, comments, questions (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  • 48. Thank you. Let’s continue this conversation. Julie Evans Project Tomorrow jevans@tomorrow.org 949-609-4660 x15 Twitter: JulieEvans_PT SpeakUpEd Copyright Project Tomorrow 2014 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. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014