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Personalizing Learning: New Speak Up Finding
Personalizing Learning: New Speak Up Finding
Personalizing Learning: New Speak Up Finding
Personalizing Learning: New Speak Up Finding
Personalizing Learning: New Speak Up Finding
Personalizing Learning: New Speak Up Finding
Personalizing Learning: New Speak Up Finding
Personalizing Learning: New Speak Up Finding
Personalizing Learning: New Speak Up Finding
Personalizing Learning: New Speak Up Finding
Personalizing Learning: New Speak Up Finding
Personalizing Learning: New Speak Up Finding
Personalizing Learning: New Speak Up Finding
Personalizing Learning: New Speak Up Finding
Personalizing Learning: New Speak Up Finding
Personalizing Learning: New Speak Up Finding
Personalizing Learning: New Speak Up Finding
Personalizing Learning: New Speak Up Finding
Personalizing Learning: New Speak Up Finding
Personalizing Learning: New Speak Up Finding
Personalizing Learning: New Speak Up Finding
Personalizing Learning: New Speak Up Finding
Personalizing Learning: New Speak Up Finding
Personalizing Learning: New Speak Up Finding
Personalizing Learning: New Speak Up Finding
Personalizing Learning: New Speak Up Finding
Personalizing Learning: New Speak Up Finding
Personalizing Learning: New Speak Up Finding
Personalizing Learning: New Speak Up Finding
Personalizing Learning: New Speak Up Finding
Personalizing Learning: New Speak Up Finding
Personalizing Learning: New Speak Up Finding
Personalizing Learning: New Speak Up Finding
Personalizing Learning: New Speak Up Finding
Personalizing Learning: New Speak Up Finding
Personalizing Learning: New Speak Up Finding
Personalizing Learning: New Speak Up Finding
Personalizing Learning: New Speak Up Finding
Personalizing Learning: New Speak Up Finding
Personalizing Learning: New Speak Up Finding
Personalizing Learning: New Speak Up Finding
Personalizing Learning: New Speak Up Finding
Personalizing Learning: New Speak Up Finding
Personalizing Learning: New Speak Up Finding
Personalizing Learning: New Speak Up Finding
Personalizing Learning: New Speak Up Finding
Personalizing Learning: New Speak Up Finding
Personalizing Learning: New Speak Up Finding
Personalizing Learning: New Speak Up Finding
Personalizing Learning: New Speak Up Finding
Personalizing Learning: New Speak Up Finding
Personalizing Learning: New Speak Up Finding
Personalizing Learning: New Speak Up Finding
Personalizing Learning: New Speak Up Finding
Personalizing Learning: New Speak Up Finding
Personalizing Learning: New Speak Up Finding
Personalizing Learning: New Speak Up Finding
Personalizing Learning: New Speak Up Finding
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  • 1. Enabled, Engaged, Empowered The K-12 Student Vision forPersonalized Learning and STEM Education Julie Evans, Project Tomorrow CEO © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 2. Today’s Discussion: The Big Questions  What are the expectations of K-12 students for personalized learning and STEM education?  How well are today’s K-12 schools meeting the expectations of students?  What does this mean for higher education and especially, for teacher preparation programs?  What are the emerging trends in learning that we all should be watching? © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 3. Discussion Agenda: Speak Up National Research Project Student Vision  Mobile learning  Online learning  Digital resources Key Trends We Are Watching Speak Up 2011 National Findings Views of K-12 Students, Teachers, Parents and Administrators © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 4. Project Tomorrow, a national education nonprofit organizationPrograms:• Research & evaluation• School and community programs• Events for students Mission: To ensure that today’s students are prepared to become tomorrow’s leaders, innovators and engaged citizens of the world. © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 5. Speak Up National Research ProjectAnnual national research project  Online surveys + focus groups  Open for all K-12 schools and schools of education  Institutions receive free report with their own dataCollect ideas ↔ Stimulate conversations  K-12 Students, Teachers, Parents, Administrators  Pre-Service Teachers in Schools of EducationInform policies & programs  Analysis and reporting of findings and trends  Consulting services to help transform teaching and learning + 2.6 million surveys since 2003 © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 6. Speak Up survey question themes  Learning & Teaching with Technology  21st 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  Mobile Devices, Online Learning, Digital Content, E-textbooks  Educational Games, Web 2.0 tools and applications  Designing the 21st Century School © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 7. Speak Up 2011 Congressional BriefingsWashington DCApril 24 and May 23, 2012 © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 8. National Speak Up 2011 Participation: 416,758  K-12 Students 330,117  Parents (in English & Spanish) 44,006  Teachers 36,477  Librarians 2,025  School Site Administrators 3,319  District Office Administrators 814 About the participating schools & districts o 5,616 schools and 1,250 districts o 24% urban / 35% rural / 41% suburban o Over ½ of the schools are Title 1 eligible o All 50 states + DC © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 9. Too many data! © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 10. What can the Speak Upfindings tell us about the future of learning? © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 11. Speak Up National Research ProjectKey Findings: Speak Up 2003 – 2011 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 © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 12. Warm UpInteractive Exercise © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 13. © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 14. ASTUDENT’S LIFE © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 15. In my life, I …….. Play games on handheld devices (57%) Take tests online for school (40%) Have a cell phone or smartphone (40%) Read books on my mobile device (53%)Want more internet access at school (50%) and want to take an online class (40%) © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 16. Who is . . . . . ?1. 8 year old girl – 3rd grade2. 11 year old boy – 6th grade3. 14 year old girl – 9th grade4. 17 year old boy – 12th grade © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 17. Who is a 8 year old girl in 3rd grade? (from a rural community)© Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 18. In my life, I …….. Play games on handheld devices (57%) Take tests online for school (40%) Have a cell phone or smartphone (40%) Read books on my mobile device (53%)Want more internet access at school (50%) and want to take an online class (40%) © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 19. The Student Vision for Learning Social–based learning Un–tethered learning Digitally–rich learning © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 20. The New Student Vision for Learning Key Trends:  Mobile Learning  Online Learning  Digital Content & Social Media © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 21. Enabled, Engaged, EmpoweredKey Trends: Mobile Learning © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 22. Students and their mobile devices Students’ personal access to mobile devices K-2 Gr 3-5 Gr 6-8 Gr 9-12 82% 77% 52% 50% 48% 49% 37% 33% 25% 26% 21% 21% 18% 17% 17% 17% 18% 13% 8% 9% Cell phone (no Smartphone Digital reader MP3 Tablet device internet access) © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 23. Students and mobile learningObstacles to using tech @ school?• 56% of students Gr 6-12 say “not being able to use my mobile device” is a major obstacle © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 24. Let me use my own mobile device! Gr 9-12 59% Gr 6-8 56% Gr 3-5 27% BTW: I need more outlets for re-charging (34%)! © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 25. Students and mobile learning How would you use a mobile device to help you with schoolwork? A. Increase effectiveness of school: Check grades 81% Take notes for class 67% Access online textbooks 62% Write papers and do homework 56% Use the calendar 50% Learn about school activities 47% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 26. Students and mobile learning How would you use a mobile device to help you with schoolwork? B. Leverage capabilities to increase personalization of learning process: Anytime, anywhere research 72% Receive reminders & alerts 61% Collaborate with peers & teachers 55% Organize schoolwork assignments 53% Access school network from home 51% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 27. Online access – outside of school High School Student Internet Access Outside of School: Broadband vs. Mobile My home computer has fast internet access (such as DSL) I access the internet through 3G/4G mobile device 75% 77% 72% 59% 55% 53% Urban Suburban Rural © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 28. Enabled, Engaged, EmpoweredKey Trends:Online Learning © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 29. Who is learning online? Types of online learning Students: Students: experiences Gr 6-8 Gr 9-12 100% online school 7% 6% Online self study class 10% 13% Teacher led online class 10% 13% Online class for personal 9% 10% interests © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 30. Student interest in taking an online class5 year retrospective Yes I am interested No I am not interested 53% 47% 45% 42% 38% 33% 32% 24% Students Gr 6-8 Students Gr 6-8 Students Gr 9-12 Students Gr 9-12 (2007) (2011) (2007) (2011) © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 31. Both students and parents are interested inonline learning If you have not taken an online class, would you like to? Yes! Students in Grades 3-5 27% Students in Grades 6-8 47% Students in Grades 9-12 45% What would you recommend as a good investment to enhance student achievement? 36% of parents say “online classes” © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 32. Why take an online class? For high school students, traditional reasons: scheduling and college credit. For middle school students, it’s about changing the learning paradigm.  Get extra help in a tough subject  More comfortable asking questions  In control of my own learning  More motivated to learn  Work at my own pace  Review class materials whenever I want  Share ideas with my classmates © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 33. ASTUDENT’S LIFE © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 34. I would be mostinterested in taking an online class in this subject © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 35. What is . . . . . ?1. English – Language Arts2. Science3. Math4. History – Social Studies5. Foreign Language © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 36. MATH43% - Gr 6-8 Students32% - Gr 9-12 Students © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 37. Policy Question: Yes, students should be requiredto take an online class for graduation 69% 2008 2011 49% 46% 40% 36% 31% 26% 27% Students Gr 6-8 Students Gr 9-12 Parents Administrators © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 38. Enabled, Engaged, EmpoweredKey Trends: Digital Content & Social Media © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 39. Inside today’s classroom © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 40. “DIY Learning” at work . . . . o 1 in 10 students have sent out a Tweet about an academic topic o 12% have taken an online class they found on their own o 15% have tutored other students online or found an expert to help them o 1/5 have used a mobile app to help organize their school work o 1 in 4 have used a video that they found online to help them with homework o 30% of Gr 6-8 students and 46% of Gr 9-12 have used Facebook as an impromptu collaboration tool for classroom projects © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 41. Students’ interest in STEM careers © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 42. Students’ interest in careers in education © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 43. Top 10 ways students want to explore careers 1. Program at school 53% 2. Summer job in the field 48% 3. Meet with role models 42% 4. Have career professionals as teachers 39% 5. Have teachers with career experiences 36% 6. Through a mobile app 28% 7. Competitions that test my knowledge 27% 8. Work with a mentor 27% 9. “Day in the Life” videos 26% 10.Use same tools in class as professionals 23% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 44. Welcome to Math Class! Traditional class Traditional class Traditional class with teacher with teacher with a mix of directed directed teacher directed instruction – instruction but instruction and lectures, textbook with some student directed assignments, technology used learning and the group projects or to support use of technology labs instruction tools to support both the teacher and students © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 45. Welcome to Math Class! Traditional class Traditional class Traditional class with teacher with teacher with a mix of directed directed teacher directed instruction – instruction but instruction and lectures, textbook with some student directed assignments, technology used learning and the group projects or to support use of technology labs instruction tools to support both the teacher and students 43% 33% 9% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 46. Welcome to Math Class! Traditional class Traditional class Traditional class with teacher with teacher with a mix of directed directed teacher directed instruction – instruction but instruction and lectures, textbook with some student directed assignments, technology used learning and the group projects or to support use of technology labs instruction tools to support both the teacher and students 20% STEM Interest? 27% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 47. ASTUDENT’S LIFE © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 48. #1 way toimprove math class © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 49. What is . . . . . ?1. Having a teacher who is excited about math2. Using an online textbook3. Solving real world problems4. Collaborating with classmates5. Using a mobile device in class © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 50. What is collaborating with classmates on solving problems?© Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 51. Middle school students’ “speak up” aboutthe ultimate math class  Collaborate with classmates on problem solving 50%  Ability to text my teacher with questions 42%  I have a connection with my teacher 38%  My teacher is excited about math 37%  Solving real world problems 32%  Ability to use mobile devices to video problems 32%  Access to online tutors 30%  Access to online textbooks 31%  Take an online math class 27% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 52. Imagine you are designing the ultimate school for today’s students, what technologies would have the greatest impact on learning? © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 53. Do we have a shared vision for the future ofdigital learning in our schools? Virtual reality E-textbooks Games Administrators TeachersDigital media tools Parents Students Digital content Schoolwide Wifi 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 54. The Student Vision for Learning Social–based learning Un–tethered learning Digitally–rich learning © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 55. Today’s Discussion: The Big Questions  What are the expectations of K-12 students for personalized learning and STEM education?  How well are today’s K-12 schools meeting the expectations of students?  What does this mean for higher education and especially, for teacher preparation programs?  What are the emerging trends in learning that we all should be watching? © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 56. Key trends we are watching: • Continuing “digital disconnects” • Spectrum of digital native-ness • 24/7 access redefined • Inadequacy of the 1-to-1 paradigm • Everyone needs a personal learning network • Responsible use vs. acceptable use • Blurring of informal & formal learning lines © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 57. Key trends we are watching: • Collaborations driving 21st century skills • Game-ification momentum – learning as process • Students as content producers • Changing ideals for assessment • It’s really all about productivity! • Maximizing personalized learning • Emergence of Free Agent Learners! © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 58. Other Speak Up 2012 ReportsOnline learning trends report:Learning in the 21st Century: A 5 Year Retrospectiveon the Growth of Online LearningNew white papers:Defining the Emerging Role of Social Learning Tools toConnect Students, Parents & EducatorsPersonalizing Learning with Intelligent Adaptive SoftwareUpcoming reports and papers:  Print to digital migration considerations white paper – fall release  Mobile learning report – October 12th  Aspiring teachers report – winter release © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 59. Participate in Speak Up 2012! Speak Up 2012 – 10th Anniversary Special online surveys to collect and report on the views of the K-12 students, teachers, librarians, administrators and parents on the role of technology within teaching and learning. Online surveys open: Oct 3 – Dec 14 Learn more @ www.tomorrow.org © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 60. Thank you. Let’s continue this conversation. Julie Evans Project Tomorrow jevans@tomorrow.org 949-609-4660 x15 Twitter: JulieEvans_PT Copyright Project Tomorrow 2011.This work is the intellectual property of the author. Permission is grantedfor 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. © Project Tomorrow 2011

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