NECC 2009
Washington DC
June 30, 2009




Learning in the 21st Century:
    2009 Trends Update

New Report Release Breakfa...
2009 Trends Update

     Our discussion today:

     Review new data findings

     Learning in the 21st Century:
     200...
Jessie Woolley-Wilson
      President
   K-12 Education




    (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
A big thank you to:




            (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
What is Speak Up?
    •   Annual national research project
         –   Online surveys + focus groups
         –   Open fo...
Speak Up is facilitated annually
      by Project Tomorrow
  (formerly known as NetDay)




 Project Tomorrow is the natio...
Speak Up 2008 survey question themes
        Learning & Teaching with Technology
        Web 2.0 in Education
        B...
National Speak Up 2008 Participation

   K-12 Students                        281,500
   Teachers                       ...
2009 Trends Update


    Introducing today’s expert panelists:


                   Sheryl Abshire
           Calcasieu Pa...
Key findings from Speak Up data




    “Digital disconnect” is alive & well:
             the gap between how
           ...
Key findings from Speak Up data


    2009 Trends Update:

    Student interest in online learning
     continues to incre...
2009 Trends Update


   Report highlights:
   Growing Demand
   Barriers to Implementation
   Teachers and Online Learning...
2009 Trends Update


   “Disrupting Class” says:
   By 2019, 50% of all high school
     classes will be online




      ...
2009 Trends Update


   “Disrupting Class” says:
   By 2019, 50% of all high school
     classes will be online

         ...
2009 Trends Update

                             Designing the Ultimate Schools - Online Classes


       Administrators

...
2009 Trends Update


       Students: Have you taken or
       researched an online class?


           20% of high school...
2009 Trends Update

      Is there interest in taking online
      classes? Yes!

      Interest in taking an online class...
2009 Trends Report


      Is there interest in taking online
      classes? Yes!

      Interest in taking an online clas...
2009 Trends Update
                Students Speak Up about Reasons for Taking Online Classes

                            ...
2009 Trends Update Report
               Figure 2: Students and Teachers Speak Up about the Benefits of
                  ...
2009 Trends Update Report

Barriers to implementing online classes?


           Principals say:

           #1 Funding

 ...
2009 Trends Update Report

Barriers to implementing online classes


      #1 Funding

      Not a funding priority in my ...
2009 Trends Update Report

Barriers to implementing online classes


    #2 Teacher Preparation

    Not comfortable with ...
2009 Trends Update Report

Teachers become online learners


    1/3 of teachers have taken online PD

    1/5 of teachers...
2009 Trends Update Report

Teachers become online learners


    1/3 of teachers have taken online PD

    1/5 of teachers...
2009 Trends Update Report

                 Figure 3: Teachers Speak Up about how Online Classes Improve their
           ...
2009 Trends Update Report




    Today’s students are tomorrow’s
       “Free Agent” Learners.

       Are we prepared fo...
More Speak Up? www.tomorrow.org

Reports such as:

       Learning in the 21st Century: A National Report of
       Online...
Get ready!
             Speak Up 2009
             Oct 12 – Dec 18

             New online surveys for:

               K...
2009 Trends Update


    Introducing today’s expert panelists:


                   Sheryl Abshire
           Calcasieu Pa...
A big thank you to:




            (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
Thank you!
More data and reports are available on
   our website: www.tomorrow.org

                   Julie Evans
       ...
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  1. 1. NECC 2009 Washington DC June 30, 2009 Learning in the 21st Century: 2009 Trends Update New Report Release Breakfast Julie Evans Project Tomorrow (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  2. 2. 2009 Trends Update Our discussion today: Review new data findings Learning in the 21st Century: 2009 Trends Report A collaboration with Blackboard Inc. Gain new insights Stimulate new conversations Engage your participation in Speak Up 2009 (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  3. 3. Jessie Woolley-Wilson President K-12 Education (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  4. 4. A big thank you to: (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  5. 5. What is Speak Up? • 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 • Inform policies & programs – Analysis and reporting – national reports, state reports, district reports – Services: custom reports, consulting services, webinars – NCES back end database – provide statistically significant samplings • 6 years of empowering authentic voices – since 2003: – 1.3 million K-12 students – – 103,000 teachers 54,000 parents 1.5 million respondents – 6,300 school leaders – 18,000 schools – from all 50 states, DC, American military base schools, Canada, Mexico, Australia (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  6. 6. Speak Up is facilitated annually by Project Tomorrow (formerly known as NetDay) Project Tomorrow is the nation’s leading education nonprofit organization dedicated to the empowerment of student voices in education. (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  7. 7. Speak Up 2008 survey question themes  Learning & Teaching with Technology  Web 2.0 in Education  Broadband Access & Policy  21st Century Skills: Information and Media Literacy Skills  Science Instruction & Global Competitiveness  Emerging Technologies in the Classroom  Mobile Devices  Online Learning  Digital Content  Designing the 21st Century School (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  8. 8. National Speak Up 2008 Participation  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 o 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
  9. 9. 2009 Trends Update Introducing today’s expert panelists: Sheryl Abshire Calcasieu Parish Public Schools Maribeth Luftglass Fairfax County Public Schools Rod Carnill Frederick County Public Schools (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  10. 10. Key findings from Speak Up data “Digital disconnect” is alive & well: the gap between how today’s students learn and how they live! (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  11. 11. Key findings from Speak Up data 2009 Trends Update: Student interest in online learning continues to increase . . . But district priorities and availability are not keeping pace with demand (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  12. 12. 2009 Trends Update Report highlights: Growing Demand Barriers to Implementation Teachers and Online Learning (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  13. 13. 2009 Trends Update “Disrupting Class” says: By 2019, 50% of all high school classes will be online (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  14. 14. 2009 Trends Update “Disrupting Class” says: By 2019, 50% of all high school classes will be online Today’s students say: We want it now! (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  15. 15. 2009 Trends Update Designing the Ultimate Schools - Online Classes Administrators Parents Online Classes Teachers Gr 6-12 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  16. 16. 2009 Trends Update Students: Have you taken or researched an online class? 20% of high school students 26% of middle school students (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  17. 17. 2009 Trends Update Is there interest in taking online classes? Yes! Interest in taking an online class: + 40% of high school students + 35% of middle school students + 15% of students grades 3-5 (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  18. 18. 2009 Trends Report Is there interest in taking online classes? Yes! Interest in taking an online class: + 40% of high school students 21% + 35% of middle school students 46% (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  19. 19. 2009 Trends Update Students Speak Up about Reasons for Taking Online Classes 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% Earn college credit Work at my own pace Take class not offered at my school G9-12 Complete HS G6-8 requirements G3-5 Get extra help in a subject Fit my schedule Easier for me to learn in an online class (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  20. 20. 2009 Trends Update Report Figure 2: Students and Teachers Speak Up about the Benefits of Online Classes for Students Control own learning More motivated to learn Comfortable asking questions Feel more connected to school Collaborate with classmates 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% Teachers who have taught an online class (n=678) Teachers who have taken online professional development (n=8,121) 6th-12th grade students who have taken an online class (n=18,230) 6th-12th grade students, National Average (N=138,972) (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  21. 21. 2009 Trends Update Report Barriers to implementing online classes? Principals say: #1 Funding #2 Teacher Preparation (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  22. 22. 2009 Trends Update Report Barriers to implementing online classes #1 Funding Not a funding priority in my district 22% Limited state funding 20% (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  23. 23. 2009 Trends Update Report Barriers to implementing online classes #2 Teacher Preparation Not comfortable with tools 18% Not comfortable with teaching online 17% Reluctant to try it 14% No expertise to develop courses 14% (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  24. 24. 2009 Trends Update Report Teachers become online learners 1/3 of teachers have taken online PD 1/5 of teachers participate regularly in online PLC (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  25. 25. 2009 Trends Update Report Teachers become online learners 1/3 of teachers have taken online PD 1/5 of teachers participate regularly in online PLC But only 3% have taught an online class Only 13% are even interested! (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  26. 26. 2009 Trends Update Report Figure 3: Teachers Speak Up about how Online Classes Improve their Effectiveness as a Teacher Encouraged students to be more self directed Facilitated student-centered learning Facilitated collaboration between students Teachers who have taught an online Took time to differentiate class (n=678) instruction Teachers who have taken an online Better understanding of how my class (n=8,121) students were doing Gave more personalized attention Spent more time with individual students 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  27. 27. 2009 Trends Update Report Today’s students are tomorrow’s “Free Agent” Learners. Are we prepared for this? (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  28. 28. More Speak Up? www.tomorrow.org Reports such as: Learning in the 21st 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 (June 2008) Leadership in the 21st Century: The New Visionary Administrator (October 2008) (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  29. 29. Get ready! Speak Up 2009 Oct 12 – Dec 18 New online surveys for: K-12 Students Teachers Parents Administrators and Pre-Service Teachers (new this year!) (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  30. 30. 2009 Trends Update Introducing today’s expert panelists: Sheryl Abshire Calcasieu Parish Public Schools Maribeth Luftglass Fairfax County Public Schools Rod Carnill Frederick County Public Schools (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  31. 31. A big thank you to: (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  32. 32. Thank you! More data and reports are available on our website: www.tomorrow.org Julie Evans Project Tomorrow jevans@tomorrow.org 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. (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
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