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    • © Project Tomorrow 2011 Next Generation of Learners – Florida Style! Speak Up 2010 Florida Data Results High School Student Surveys Julie Evans Project Tomorrow jevans@tomorrow.org
    • © Project Tomorrow 2011 Today’s Discussion Questions • Who is this “next generation learner?” • What do we know about this learner? • How are we “adapting” to the needs of this new learner profile? Focus: Florida high school students
    • © 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, Parents, Administrators • Inform policies & programs  Analysis and reporting  Services to help transform teaching and learning Speak Up National Research Project
    • © 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.
    • © 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
    • © 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
    • © Project Tomorrow 2011  K-12 Students 294,399  Teachers 35,525  Librarians 2,135  Parents (in English & Spanish) 42,267  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
    • © Project Tomorrow 2011 Key Findings: Speak Up 2003 – 2010  Students function as a “Digital Advance Team”  Students regularly adopt and adapt emerging technologies for learning  Students’ frustrations with the unsophisticated use of technologies within education  Lack of relevancy in education exacerbated  Persistent digital disconnect between students and adults  Emergence of the new Free Agent Learner!
    • © Project Tomorrow 2011 What can the Speak Up findings tell us about the future of learning?
    • © Project Tomorrow 2011 Increasingly, students’ aspirations around the use of emerging technologies within education is a reflection of their desired vision for learning in general. What can the Speak Up data tell us about the future of learning?
    • © Project Tomorrow 2011 Result: A new uniquely “student vision” for leveraging emerging technologies to drive achievement and educational productivity
    • © Project Tomorrow 2011 Creating Our Future: Students Speak Up about their Vision for 21st Century Learning Social–based learning Un–tethered learning Digitally–rich learning
    • © Project Tomorrow 2011  Customized questions  Focus on personalized learning  To inform state and district plans Special partnership with Florida Department of Education
    • © Project Tomorrow 2011 Florida participation:  K-12 Students  Elementary 6812  Middle School 4481  High School 3120  Teachers & Librarians 2170  Parents (in English & Spanish) 1148  School/District Administrators 241 National Speak Up 2010 Participation: 379,355
    • © Project Tomorrow 2011  67% view themselves as average tech users  50% have a smart phone  53% say best use of technology is in English class  56% say school is doing a good job using technology for learning Florida High School Student Profile Snapshot
    • © Project Tomorrow 2011 The era of the technology-enabled Free Agent Learner Speak Up National Data Findings
    • © Project Tomorrow 2011 Key Characteristics: – Self directed learning – Un-tethered to traditional education – Expert at personal data aggregation – Power of connections – Creating new networks of experts – Experiential learning is key – make it real – Everyone is a content developer – Process as important as knowledge gained Meet the Free Agent Learner!
    • © Project Tomorrow 2011 Florida National Self-directed learning source 53% 40% Took online class 33% 11% Facebook collaboration 25% 23% Podcasts/videos 24% 18% Cell phone app for organization 22% 21% Found experts online 16% 13% Used writing tools 15% 14% Meet the Free Agent Learner!
    • © Project Tomorrow 2011 1. Doing hands on, interactive experiments (56%) 2. Teacher led traditional class (45%) 3. Teacher led online class (37%) 4. Watching videos (34%) 5. Working in small groups on projects (33%) What is the activity or teaching approach that is the best way for you to learn? Florida High School Students 2010
    • © Project Tomorrow 2011 1. Creating media (47%) 2. Mini quizzes with clickers (38%) 3. Online tests (36%) 4. Group projects (28%) 5. E-portfolios (25%) What is the best way for you to demonstrate to your teacher what you have learned? Florida High School Students 2010
    • © Project Tomorrow 2011 As a result of technology, the role of the teacher in many classes is changing. Which of these do you think is the most effective role for a teacher today? Florida High School Students 2010
    • © Project Tomorrow 2011 Which of these do you think is the most effective role for a teacher today? Different roles:  Teacher resource recommender 55%  Teacher coach 48%  Teacher collaborator 46%  Teacher assessor 42%  Teacher facilitator 40%  Teacher content expert 37%  Teacher partner 36% Florida High School Students 2010
    • © Project Tomorrow 2011 What if your science class was like this: Each day you received a personalized set of learning goals and you worked at your own pace moving ahead in the curriculum only once you had mastered the material. During class you would have the flexibility to use computer based games, collaborate with other students on experiments and problem solving exercises, receive one-on-one tutoring from a teacher as needed, and use a variety of digital resources and tools. What would be the benefits of this kind of learning environment for you? Florida High School Students 2010
    • © Project Tomorrow 2011 What would be the benefits of this kind of learning environment for you? I like working at my own pace 67% I would be in control of my learning 58% I would have a greater sense of independence 49% It would be easier for me to succeed 45% I would be more motivated to learn 44% It would be easier to review class materials 43% I would learn more science 42% Florida High School Students 2010
    • © Project Tomorrow 2011 • Continuing “digital disconnects” • Spectrum of digital native-ness • Multiple “computers” in the backpack • Adaptation trumps adoption • Anytime, anyplace, anywhere, any pace learning • Developing personal expert networks Key trends we are watching:
    • © Project Tomorrow 2011 • Self directed learning for student & teacher • Everyone is a content developer • Make it relevant to me! • Blurring of informal & formal learning lines • Beyond engagement: it’s really about productivity! • “Long tail” of training & education Key trends we are watching:
    • © Project Tomorrow 2011 Thank you. Let’s continue this conversation. Julie Evans Project Tomorrow jevans@tomorrow.org 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.