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  • 1. NECC 2009 Washington DC July 1, 2009 21st Century Learning: The New Visionary Administrator “Speaks Up!” Julie Evans Julie Feinberg Project Tomorrow Blackboard Inc (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  • 2. “We want technology to be almost a thoughtless, seamless process. When you go to a classroom, you pick up a piece of chalk. Technology should be as automatic as picking up the chalk. The newer teachers are expecting it and our students are expecting it when they come into the classroom.” Irving (Nick) Nicholson Director of eLearning Programs Chicago Public Schools (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  • 3. Today’s session What is Speak Up? Review of National Data Findings Intro to Report Findings Panel of Experts Audience Q&A (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  • 4. 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
  • 5. 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
  • 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. 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. 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. We would like to recognize our Speak Up 2008 Sponsors: (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  • 10. And the support of our Speak Up 2008 National Champion Outreach Partners: + 75 other national education associations & nonprofit groups (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  • 11. Release of the Speak Up National Findings Student, Teacher, Parent & Administrator Data Findings – updated annually National Data Release • March 24 • Congressional Briefing • Washington DC • Top level findings available online www.tomorrow.org/speakup/speakup_congress.html (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  • 12. Special Speak Up 2008 Question “Imagine you are the President and your #1 education goal is to make sure every student is prepared for the jobs and careers of the future. What is the one thing you would do to improve schools?” (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  • 13. Special Speak Up 2008 Question “Imagine you are the President and your #1 education goal is to make sure every student is prepared for the jobs and careers of the future. What is the one thing you would do to improve schools?” over 150,000 responses from students nationwide! New Speak Up video of students’ ideas Check it out on YouTube, SchoolTube, our website (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  • 14. More Speak Up? www.tomorrow.org Reports such as: 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) Learning in the 21st Century: Online Learning October 2007, Trends Updates 2008 & 2009 (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  • 15. Introducing today’s expert panelists: Gerry Beimler Chicago Public Schools Paul Caputo North Schuykill School District Brian Eyer Digital Harbor High School, Baltimore City Ryan Imbraile Patapsco High School and Center of the Arts Baltimore County Schools (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  • 16. Selected National Data Findings (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  • 17. Thank you for the use of the 21st century learning tools (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  • 18. NECC 2009 Who am I? Exercise (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  • 19. Who am I? Tech Self – Assessment (Advanced, Average, Beginner) Role Gender (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  • 20. Who am I? Profile characteristics: Access to mobile devices: MP3 player (44%) Game player (53%) Participates Laptop (44%) in virtual reality Uses Internet for schoolwork environments research (51%) and takes tests (39%) online (35%) Wishes for their ultimate school Digital media tools (31%) High tech science tools (39%) Online tools for organization (35%) (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  • 21. Who am I? 3rd Grade Girl – Average Tech Skills (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  • 22. Meet a 3rd grade girl with average tech skills: Access to mobile devices: MP3 player (44%) Game player (53%) Participates Laptop (44%) in virtual reality Uses Internet for schoolwork environments research (51%) and takes tests (39%) online (35%) Wishes for their ultimate school Digital media tools (31%) High tech science tools (39%) Online tools for organization (35%) (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  • 23. Introducing the “Digital Advance Team” America’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 (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  • 24. Introducing the “Digital Advance Team” Let’s listen in and learn! What we are hearing: Districts are using Speak Up data as input for decisions on how to effectively leverage the historic stimulus funds (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  • 25. 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
  • 26. 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
  • 27. Key findings from Speak Up data: “Digital disconnect” is alive & well:  Between students and teachers  Between advanced tech students and other students  Between girls and boys  Between older and younger students (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  • 28. Let’s get to know each other! Audience Response How would you assess your own technology skills compared to your peers? A. Beginner B. Average C. Advanced (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  • 29. Parents, Teachers, Principals: What kind of tech user are you? Self Assessment of Tech Skills Principals Beginner Teachers Average Advanced Parents 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  • 30. Audience Response: What % of students in 9th grade consider themselves “advanced tech users?” a. 7% b. 22% c. 71% (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  • 31. Speak Up National Data Findings Students: Tech Self Assessment 12th 9th Beginner 22% - Advanced Average 6th Advanced 3rd 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  • 32. How are students using technology for schoolwork? Besides writing and Internet research, how are students using technology for schoolwork? Take online test Use online textbook Take online class Play ed games Gr 9-12 Gr 6-8 Upload to school portal Gr 3-5 Use MySpace for collaboration K-2 Create ppts/videos Communicate with others Access class info 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  • 33. How satisfied are today’s students with technology use at their school? (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  • 34. How satisfied are today’s students with technology use at their school? Students say: Not very! (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  • 35. Besides time, what are the major obstacles students face using technology at school? Top responses: 3. School filters and firewalls block websites I need 4. Teachers limit our technology use 5. Too many rules! • Cannot use my own devices • Cannot access my communications tools • Rules that limit use of my school’s technology (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  • 36. How schools could make it easier for students to work electronically? Top responses: • Let me use my own laptop, cell phone or mobile device • Give me unlimited Internet access • Let me access my school projects from any computer – home or at school (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  • 37. Digital Advance Team Trends 1. The mobile learner 2. It’s a Web 2.0 World 3. “I’ll take that class to go!” 4. The ultimate online textbook 5. Exploring STEM careers (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  • 38. Featured discussion today Review new data findings Leadership in the 21st Century: The New Visionary Administrator A collaboration with Blackboard Inc. Gain new insights Stimulate new conversations Engage your participation in Speak Up 2009 (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  • 39. How important is the effective implementation of instructional technology to student success? Importance of Tech Use for Student Success Principals Extremely Important Parents Important Somewhat Important Teachers 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  • 40. New research question: What are the behaviors, values and aspirations of our nation’s administrators regarding technology use and 21st century learning? (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  • 41. Profile of the administrators: 3,114 Administrators • School based • District based 2/3 Female 39% with 11+ years admin experience 51% have a Masters in Education (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  • 42. Speak Up National Research Project Key finding: There is a new cohort emerging of visionary administrators who share common behaviors, values & aspirations for 21st century learning . . . (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  • 43. Speak Up National Research Project Key finding: There is a new cohort emerging of visionary administrators who share common behaviors, values & aspirations for 21st century learning . . and they have more in common with their students than their peers. (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  • 44. Leadership in the 21st Century: The New Visionary Administrator Report Methodology • Analysis of Speak Up 2007 Data Findings • Updated with 2008 data – just for you! • Interviews with 9 Administrators • Report authored by Karen Henke, Nimble Press (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  • 45. Speak Up 2009 Report Highlights Who are these new visionary administrators? (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  • 46. Speak Up 2009 Report Highlights Who are these new visionary administrators? 93% believe that using technology improves student achievement (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  • 47. Speak Up 2009 Report Highlights Who are these new visionary administrators? 93% believe that using technology improves student achievement 100% say that effective technology use is important to their school or district mission (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  • 48. Speak Up 2009 Report Highlights Who are these new visionary administrators? More likely to rate their tech skills as advanced – 51% (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  • 49. Speak Up 2009 Report Highlights Who are these new visionary administrators? More likely to rate their tech skills as advanced – 51% Twice as likely as their peers to use the technology – closing the digital disconnect with their students (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  • 50. Which of these activities do you do regularly with technology? 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% 120% Email or IM a colleague or parent Email or IM a student Adults: Create or listen to videos/podcasts Students: Create and post videos online Download music Read or post blog or wiki entries Remix content (such as music, video, text) Play video or online games Maintain personal website (MySpace/Facebook) Visionary Administrators Administrators-Other Students (G6-12) (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  • 51. Speak Up 2009 Report Highlights Who are these new visionary administrators? Almost 100% say tech use within instruction is a “wake up” issue for them (only 34% of their peers say so) (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  • 52. Speak Up 2009 Report Highlights Who are these new visionary administrators? Almost 100% say tech use within instruction is a “wake up” issue for them (only 34% of their peers say so) Believe strongly that the use of mobile devices in instruction will extend learning beyond the school day (62% vs. 46%) (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  • 53. Speak Up 2009 Report Highlights Who are these new visionary administrators? They have higher expectations for pre-service teachers with technology. (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  • 54. What technology experiences should pre-service teachers have had upon certification? Locate/use digital aides Incorporate digital resources Create podcasts Nat'l Administrators Take online class Visionary Use Web 2.0 tools Use online games for lessons Teach online class 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  • 55. Speak Up 2009 Report Highlights Who are these new visionary administrators? Demonstrate greater intensity around some of the challenges facing technology within instruction. (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  • 56. Speak Up 2009 Report Highlights Who are these new visionary administrators? Challenges? Not as important to visionaries: Mix of systems District or school websites Student record privacy (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  • 57. What are the top challenges to implementing technology at your school or district? 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% Funding: New 62% Technologies 58% Professional Development 49% Funding: Updates Evaluating Emerging 42% Technologies 38% Assessment:Tech Skills Visionary Administrators Administrators-Other (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  • 58. What if you could design the ultimate school . . . . what technologies would have the greatest impact on your learning? Many districts are looking at this data to inform stimulus funding decisions (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  • 59. Audience Response: What do students say is the #1 tech tool or service that will impact their learning? • Digital media tools for creating projects • Games and virtual simulations • Personal laptops for each student • Student access to email and IM at school • Using mobile devices for learning • Online classes • Digital content (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  • 60. What do students say is the #1 tech tool or service that will impact their learning? Students in Kindergarten thru 12th grade say the same thing every year: (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  • 61. What do students say is the #1 tech tool or service that will impact their learning? Students in Kindergarten thru 12th grade say the same thing every year: “Give me a laptop for my personal use at school and at home” (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  • 62. Designing the ultimate school – the administrator point of view 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 64% Laptops 52% Digital media 29% Games 35% Mobile devices 55% Digital content 39% Online classes 61% Email/IM Visionary Administrators Administrators-Other Students (G6-12) (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  • 63. Speak Up 2009 Report Highlights Who are these new visionary administrators? Believe their district is doing a good job preparing students for jobs of the 21st century (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  • 64. Speak Up 2009 Report Highlights Who are these new visionary administrators? Believe their district is doing a good job preparing students for jobs of the 21st century. Visionaries 62% Nat’l Administrators 47% Teachers 42% Parents 32% (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  • 65. Students: If you were the school principal . . . Listen to students’ ideas (59%) Students feel safe at school (58%) Treat all students equally (57%) Teachers interested in student success (56%) Let student earn college credits (53%) Give students flexibility to work on projects that interest them (51%) (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  • 66. Recommendations from the “Digital Advance Team” Are we listening? (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  • 67. Recommendations from the “Digital Advance Team” Are we listening? • Un-tether learning • New learning spaces • Social based learning • Digital resources add relevancy • Go beyond classroom walls (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  • 68. Recommendations from the “Digital Advance Team” Are we listening? Learning that is • Enabled • Engaging • Empowered (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  • 69. Recommendations from the “Digital Advance Team” Are we listening? Learning that is • Enabled How do we • Engaging get there? • Empowered (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  • 70. Introducing our visionary administrators: Gerry Beimler Chicago Public Schools Paul Caputo North Schuykill School District Brian Eyer Digital Harbor High School, Baltimore City Ryan Imbraile Patapsco High School and Center of the Arts Baltimore County Schools (c) Project Tomorrow 2009
  • 71. 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
  • 72. 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