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    • Learning in the 21st Century: 2010 Trends Update Students, Parents & Educators Speak Up About Online Learning Webinar September 21, 2010 Julie Evans Project Tomorrow [email_address]
    • A big thank you to:
    • Series of Speak Up Reports in collaboration with Blackboard
    • Today’s Agenda:
      • About Speak Up
      • Highlights from the new report
      • Panel discussion
      • Conversation time
      Speak Up Research Project: Views of Students, Teachers, Parents, Administrators & Pre-Service Teachers
    • Learning in the 21st Century: 2010 Trends Update Panel Discussion Judy Bauernschmidt Director, Student Online Learning 21st Century Virtual Academy Jefferson County, CO Katie Pratt Student Florida Virtual School Barbara Smith Director Virtual School Network Project Texas Education Agency
    • Today’s Discussion: The Big Questions
      • What is the vision of today’s students for online learning? How do they define the “value proposition?”
      • How does this student vision compare with the educators’ vision ?
      • What challenges or obstacles do educators face in implementing online learning? What benefits are already being realized?
      • 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, Parents, Administrators
        • Pre-Service Teachers in Schools of Education
      • Inform policies & programs
        • Analysis and reporting of findings and trends
        • Consulting services to help transform teaching and learning
      Speak Up National Research Project
      • Empowering authentic voices – since 2003:
        • 1.6 million K-12 students
        • 142,000 teachers
        • 82,000 parents
        • 10,500 school leaders
        • 1,900 pre-service teachers
        • 23,000 K-12 schools – from all 50 states, DC, American military base schools, Canada, Mexico, Australia, int’l schools . . .
        • 71 schools of education
      Speak Up National Research Project 1.85 million respondents
      • 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.
    • Saluting our Speak Up Sponsors:
    • Thank you to our K-12 National Champion Outreach Partners: And the 75+ other national education and business associations & nonprofit groups that promote Speak Up to their stakeholders, members & affiliates.
        • Learning & Teaching with Technology
        • 21 st Century Skills: Digital Citizenship
        • Science and Math Instruction
        • Career Interests in STEM and Teaching
        • 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
      • K-12 Students 299,677
      • Teachers 38,642
      • Parents (in English & Spanish) 26,312
      • School/District Administrators 3,947
      • Schools / Districts 5,757 / 1,215
      • Pre-Service Teachers 1,987
      • Schools of Education 71
      • Participating States = all 50 states
        • Top 12 (# of participants):
        • TX, AZ, AL, CA, FL, MD, PA, NC, AR, MO, NY, IL
      National Speak Up 2009 Participation: 370,565
        • About our K-12 Schools:
            • 97% public, 3% private
            • 38% urban, 31% suburban, 32% rural
            • 54% Title 1 eligible – indicating community poverty
            • 42% majority-minority student population
        • About our Schools of Education/Aspiring Teachers
            • 89% four year public institutions
            • 2/3 undergraduates; 1/3 graduate students
      National Speak Up 2009 Participation: 370,565
      • Creating Our Future: Students Speak Up about their Vision for 21st Century Learning
      • Speak Up 2009 National Findings: K-12 Students & Parents
      • Unleashing the Future:
      • Educators Speak Up about the Use of Emerging Technologies for Learning
      • Speak Up 2009 National Findings: Teachers, Aspiring Teachers & Administrators
      Release of two national reports March 16 and May 5, 2010 Both are available at www.tomorrow.org
    • Sampling of Key Findings: Speak Up 2003 – 2009
      • Persistent digital disconnect between students and adults
      • Students’ frustrations with the lack of technology use in school
      • Lack of relevancy in education exacerbated
      • Students function as a “Digital Advance Team”
      • Students adopt and adapt emerging technologies for learning
      • Introducing the “Free Agent Learner”
    • Introducing the “Digital Advance Team” Today’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 ultimately catch up
    • Key finding of the students’ report: A new uniquely “student vision” for leveraging emerging technologies to drive achievement and educational productivity
    • Creating Our Future: Students Speak Up about their Vision for 21st Century Learning
      • Three Essential Elements in the Student Vision
        • Digitally–rich learning
        • Un–tethered learning
        • Social–based learning
    • Creating Our Future: Students Speak Up about their Vision for 21st Century Learning
      • Three Essential Elements
        • Digitally–rich learning
          • Students see the use of relevancy-based digital tools, content and resources as key to education productivity
    • Creating Our Future: Students Speak Up about their Vision for 21st Century Learning
      • Three Essential Elements
        • Un–tethered learning
          • Students envision technology-enabled learning that transcends classroom walls
    • Creating Our Future: Students Speak Up about their Vision for 21st Century Learning
      • Three Essential Elements
        • Social–based learning
          • Students want to leverage emerging communications and collaboration tools to create personal networks of experts
    • Introducing . . .
      • Learning in the 21st Century:
      • 2010 Trends Update
      • A special collaboration with Blackboard, Inc.
    • Learning in the 21st Century: 2010 Trends Update Who is learning online? 4% 9% 7% 8% Took an online class for personal reasons 10% 18% 9% 13% Took an online class for school 2008 2009 2008 2009 9 th -12 th grade 6 th - 8 th grade Table 1: Growth in student participation in online classes
    • Learning in the 21st Century: 2010 Trends Update Who is learning online? Online learning is key part of students’ vision for the ultimate school. 52% - Students in grades 9-12 48% - Students in grades 6-8 46% - Students in grades 3-5
    • Learning in the 21st Century: 2010 Trends Update Who is learning online? Online learning is key part of students’ vision for the ultimate school. 52% - Students in grades 9-12 48% - Students in grades 6-8 46% - Students in grades 3-5 3X increase from 2008
    • Learning in the 21st Century: 2010 Trends Update Who is learning online?
      • Do you know someone who has taken an online class?
          • Yes: 65% of high school students
          • Yes: 53% of middle school students
          • 1/3 of parents have taken an online
          • class for work or personal reasons
    • Learning in the 21st Century: 2010 Trends Update Who is learning online?
      • Administrators identify their primary
      • audience for online learning classes
              • Teachers 55%
              • Administrators 32%
              • Students in traditional settings 26%
              • At risk students 21%
              • Home schoolers 12%
    • Learning in the 21st Century: 2010 Trends Update Who is learning online?
    • Learning in the 21st Century: 2010 Trends Update Students’ value proposition: productivity
    • Learning in the 21st Century: 2010 Trends Update Students’ value proposition: learning
    • Learning in the 21st Century: 2010 Trends Update What is holding back greater adoption? Students say they face barriers in accessing online classes. “ I don’t know about the classes offered at my school” (28%) “ My school does not offer online classes” (25%) “ I don’t know how to find information about online classes” (20%) “ I don’t know how to sign up for online classes” (21%)
    • Learning in the 21st Century: 2010 Trends Update What is holding back greater adoption? Administrators also identify barriers to providing online classes, besides funding & digital equity.
    • Learning in the 21st Century: 2010 Trends Update Closing the demand gap Teachers value online learning for their own professional development.
      • 52% have taken an online class for PD – 94% increase from 2008
      • 51% want their district to offer more online PD
      • 40% would like to use more online collaboration tools within their PLCs
    • Learning in the 21st Century: 2010 Trends Update Closing the demand gap Pre-service teachers also value online learning.
      • 52% have taken an online class as part of their teacher preparation program
      • 38% have had experience with an online professional learning community
      • 44% believe that a learning management system is a good tool for increasing student achievement
      • 21% support online classes as part of the ultimate school
    • Learning in the 21st Century: 2010 Trends Update Closing the demand gap: challenges
      • Only 10% of teachers are leveraging online classes to enhance student achievement
      • Only 26% of teachers are interested in teaching an online class
      • Only 4% of aspiring teachers are learning how to teach in an online environment
    • Learning in the 21st Century: 2010 Trends Update With demand for online learning on the rise, are our schools and districts ready and able to meet the challenge?
    • Learning in the 21st Century: 2010 Trends Update Panel Discussion Judy Bauernschmidt Director, Student Online Learning 21st Century Virtual Academy Jefferson County, CO Katie Pratt Student Florida Virtual School Barbara Smith Director Virtual School Network Project Texas Education Agency
    • Online surveys available for: K-12 students Parents (in Spanish too!) Teachers Administrators Pre-service teachers Surveys open for input: October 18, 2010 Plan now to participate in Speak Up 2010! Free online report for all Speak Up participating districts w/ your local data: Feb 2011 Release of National Speak Up Findings in Congressional Briefings: Spring 2011 No fee to participate. No limit on the # of surveys submitted. 100% confidential.
    • Leveraging a unique asset – the ideas of your students!
      • 82% of students would like to be more
      • involved and share their ideas
      • Have class discussions
      • Give input through Speak Up and other surveys
      • Share ideas online with other students
      • Be part of a club that researches problems & presents ideas
      • Be part of a student advisory group for the principal
      • Set up a blog and wiki to share ideas
      • Make presentations to the school board
    • A vision for education in 2019 “ School will become a 24 hour around the clock opportunity with students logging into school from “home.” The role of the teacher will be to lead and assist students in “discovering” the uses for the technology and information. Every student from Pre-K through twelfth grade will have access to learning through the most advanced IT devices available. Learning will occur online at least 80% of the time. School buildings will be open on evenings and Saturdays for remediation, recreation and community activities for the purpose of socialization.” Principal from Michigan
    • A big thank you to:
    • Thank you. Let’s continue this conversation. Julie Evans Project Tomorrow [email_address] 949-609-4660 x15 Copyright Project Tomorrow 2010. 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.