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  • 1. © Project Tomorrow 2010 The New Free Agent Learners “ Speak Up” about Emerging Technologies and 21st Century Learning Speak Up 2009 National and Wisconsin Findings May 10, 2010 Julie Evans, Project Tomorrow
  • 2. © Project Tomorrow 2010 Defining 21st century education . . . “ I believe that the purpose of education is not to make men carpenters, but to make carpenters men. To be competitive in a workplace that is changing and will change continuously throughout our careers, my peers and I need to be able to read and understand new information at a level never before prevalent. This should be, however, a familiar aim for the forces of academia, however, since what we must learn, in essence, is to learn. I would ensure a broad and balanced education that exposes every student to rigorous inquiry in every discipline, from physics to pottery and makes them active participants in the process of inquiry and learning.” 11 th grade student Pittsburgh PA
  • 3. Today’s Discussion: The Big Questions
    • What are the expectations of today’s students for technology use within education?
    • How does that student vision for 21st century learning compare with the educators’ vision?
    • How well are today’s schools & classrooms meeting the expectations of students?
    • Are we appropriately preparing our teachers (current and future) to support this new vision?
    © Project Tomorrow 2010
  • 4. © Project Tomorrow 2010 Today’s Agenda:
    • What is Speak Up?
    • Student Vision for 21st Century Education
    • Educators’ Response to that Vision
    • Introducing the “Free Agent Learner”
    • Conversation Time
    Speak Up Research Project: Views of Students, Teachers, Parents, Administrators & Pre-Service Teachers Special emphasis on data from Wisconsin stakeholders
  • 5.
    • Annual national research project
      • Online surveys + focus groups
      • Open for all K-12 schools and schools of education
      • Schools/districts/colleges get back their own data for planning and budgeting
    • Collect data ↔ Stimulate conversations
      • K-12 Students, Teachers, Parents and Administrators + Pre-Service Teachers
    • Inform policies & programs
      • Analysis and reporting – national reports, state reports, district reports
      • Services: custom reports, consulting with districts and state agencies
      • NCES back end database – provide statistically significant samplings
    • 7 years of empowering authentic voices – since 2003:
      • 1.6 million K-12 students
      • 142,000 teachers
      • 82,000 parents
      • 10,500 school leaders
      • 23,000 schools – from all 50 states, DC, American military base schools, Canada, Mexico, Australia
    © Project Tomorrow 2010 What is Speak Up? 1.85 million respondents
  • 6.
    • Speak Up is facilitated annually
    • by Project Tomorrow
    • (formerly known as NetDay)
    © Project Tomorrow 2010 Project Tomorrow (www.tomorrow.org) is the leading education nonprofit organization dedicated to the empowerment of student voices in education.
  • 7. Saluting our Speak Up 2009 Sponsors: © Project Tomorrow 2010
  • 8. Thank you to our K-12 National Champion Outreach Partners: © Project Tomorrow 2010 And the 75+ other national education and business associations & nonprofit groups that promote Speak Up to their stakeholders, members & affiliates.
  • 9.
      • 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
        • Mobile Devices, Online Learning, Digital Content
        • Educational Games, Web 2.0 tools and applications
      • Designing the 21st Century School
    © Project Tomorrow 2010 Speak Up survey question themes
  • 10.
    • Collect unique data from stakeholders
    • Give stakeholders a voice in national/state policy
    • Support specific initiatives such as digital content, online learning, mobile devices, 1:1 programs or new teacher professional development programs
    • Model for students the value of civic engagement and being part of a national discussion
    • Recognition as an innovation leader
    • Demonstrate to students, teachers and parents that their ideas are valued by their education leaders
    • Understand the future of K-12 education
    © Project Tomorrow 2010 Why do schools & districts participate in Speak Up?
  • 11.
    • 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
    • Top Participating States (# of participants)
      • Top 13:
      • TX, AZ, AL, CA, FL, MD, PA, NC, AR, MO, NY, IL, WI
    © Project Tomorrow 2010 National Speak Up 2009 Participation: 370,565
  • 12.
      • 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
    © Project Tomorrow 2010 National Speak Up 2009 Participation: 370,565
  • 13.
      • K-5 Students: 1,428
      • Gr 6-12 Students: 1,452
      • Teachers: 473
      • Parents: 318
      • Administrators: 45
      • Pre-Service Teachers: 137
    © Project Tomorrow 2010 Wisconsin Speak Up 2009 Participation: 3,853
  • 14.
      • Participating K-12 districts:
      • Friess Lake Rhinelander
      • Green Bay Area Ripon
      • Holmen Salem
      • Kewaunee Sparta Area
      • Madison Metro Wautoma
      • Oregon Winter
      • Osceola
      • Participating University: U of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
    © Project Tomorrow 2010 Wisconsin Speak Up 2009 Participation: 3,853
  • 15.
    • Activities, Attitudes & Aspirations
    • Disconnects & Differences
    • Trends & Leverage Points
    © Project Tomorrow 2010 Voices of Education Stakeholders - Speak Up 2009
  • 16. Speak Up Data Findings © Project Tomorrow 2010 Who am I? Interactive Exercise
  • 17. © Project Tomorrow 2010 Who am I? Profile characteristics:
    • Wishes for their ultimate school
      • Online textbooks (29%)
      • High tech science tools (39%)
      • Online tools for organization (35%)
    • Access to mobile devices:
      • MP3 player (44%)
      • Game player (53%)
      • Laptop (44%)
    Participates in immersive virtual reality environments (39%) Uses Internet for research (51%) and online assessments (35%)
  • 18. © Project Tomorrow 2010 Audience Response: Who am I?
    • Kindergarten Boy
    • 3rd Grade Girl
    • 7th Grade Boy
    • 10th Grade Girl
    • Teacher / Instructor
  • 19. © Project Tomorrow 2010 Who am I?
  • 20. © Project Tomorrow 2010 Who am I? 3 rd Grade Girl with Average Tech Skills
  • 21. © Project Tomorrow 2010 Who am I? Profile characteristics:
    • Wishes for their ultimate school
      • Online textbooks (29%)
      • High tech science tools (39%)
      • Online tools for organization (35%)
    • Access to mobile devices:
      • MP3 player (44%)
      • Game player (53%)
      • Laptop (44%)
    Participates in immersive virtual reality environments (39%) Uses Internet for research (51%) and online assessments (35%)
  • 22. © Project Tomorrow 2010 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
  • 23. © Project Tomorrow 2010 Introducing the “Digital Advance Team” Case Study: Use of email technology for communications
  • 24. © Project Tomorrow 2010 Introducing the “Digital Advance Team” Case Study: Use of email technology for communications
    • Students used email for personal communications
    • Students expanded use to include schoolwork
    • Teachers adopted email for peer communications
    • Some teachers now using for student feedback
    • Students’ use now waning
  • 25.
      • “ Digital disconnect” is alive & well:
      • the gap between how
      • today’s students learn and
      • how they live!
    © Project Tomorrow 2010 Key findings from Speak Up data:
  • 26.
      • “ 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
    © Project Tomorrow 2010 Key findings from Speak Up data:
  • 27. © Project Tomorrow 2010
    • Audience Response
    • How would you assess your own technology skills compared to your peers?
    • Beginner
    • Average
    • Advanced
  • 28.
    • 4%
    • 21%
    • 75%
    © Project Tomorrow 2010 Audience Response: What % of Wisconsin students consider themselves “advanced tech users?”
  • 29. © Project Tomorrow 2010 A Digital Disconnect in Perceptions 21%
  • 30. © Project Tomorrow 2010 Today’s Agenda:
    • What is Speak Up?
    • Student Vision for 21st Century Education
    • Educators’ Response to that Vision
    • Introducing the “Free Agent Learner”
    • Conversation Time
    Speak Up Research Project: Views of Students, Teachers, Parents, Administrators & Pre-Service Teachers Special emphasis on data from Wisconsin stakeholders
  • 31. Creating Our Future: Students Speak Up about their Vision for 21st Century Learning Speak Up 2009 National Findings Report: K-12 Students & Parents © Project Tomorrow 2010 First Speak Up 2009 Report Released March 16, 2010
  • 32. © Project Tomorrow 2010 Unleashing the Future: Educators Speak Up about the Use of Emerging Technologies for Learning Speak Up 2009 National Findings Report: Teachers, Aspiring Teachers & Administrators Second Speak Up 2009 report Released May 5, 2010
  • 33. 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”
    © Project Tomorrow 2010
  • 34. Result: A new uniquely “student vision” for leveraging emerging technologies to drive achievement and educational productivity © Project Tomorrow 2010
  • 35. Creating Our Future: Students Speak Up about their Vision for 21st Century Learning
    • Three Essential Elements in the Student Vision
      • Social–based learning
      • Un–tethered learning
      • Digitally–rich learning
    © Project Tomorrow 2010
  • 36. 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
    © Project Tomorrow 2010
  • 37. 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
    © Project Tomorrow 2010
  • 38. 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
    © Project Tomorrow 2010
  • 39. Creating Our Future: Students Speak Up about their Vision for 21st Century Learning
    • Three Essential Elements
      • Social–based learning
          • Communication and collaboration tools
    © Project Tomorrow 2010
  • 40.
    • Students’ use of technology for communication
    • and collaboration outside of school
    © Project Tomorrow 2010
  • 41.
    • Students’ use of collaboration and communications tools for school work
    © Project Tomorrow 2010
  • 42. Creating Our Future: Students Speak Up about their Vision for 21st Century Learning
    • Three Essential Elements
      • Un–tethered learning
          • Using mobile devices
          • Online learning
    © Project Tomorrow 2010
  • 43. © Project Tomorrow 2010 Wisconsin students have a lot of personal devices that they would like to use in school Personal device K-2 (Nat’l) Gr 3-5 (WI) Gr 6-8 (WI) Gr 9-12 (WI) Laptop 27% 28% 45% 58% Cell phone 18% 31% 58% 72% Smart phone 14% 10% 16% 24% MP 3 35% 62% 84% 90%
  • 44.
    • Students face obstacles using technology at school
    © Project Tomorrow 2010
    • Top responses from WI students:
    • I cannot use my mobile device (54%)
    • School filters and firewalls block websites I need (46%)
    • Teachers limit our technology use (39%)
    • Too many rules!
        • Cannot access my communications tools (37%)
        • Rules that limit use of my school’s technology (27%)
  • 45.
    • How schools could make it easier to use technology – the student point of view
    © Project Tomorrow 2010
    • WI Students say:
    • Let me use my own mobile device (58%)
    • Give me unlimited Internet access on campus (45%)
    • Access my school projects from any computer – home or at school (45%)
    • Let me use my own laptop (44%)
    • I want to access my social networking site and communications tools (42%)
  • 46. © Project Tomorrow 2010 Audience response Students: How would using mobile devices at school help you with your schoolwork? Besides communications and research, what do WI students say?
  • 47. © Project Tomorrow 2010 Audience response Besides communications and research, how do WI students say that using “mobile devices” in school will help them with schoolwork?
    • Choose top response:
    • Access social networking site
    • Access online textbooks
    • Play educational games
    • Share documents, videos and podcasts
    • Receive reminders and alerts
    • Take videos of class presentations or labs to review later
  • 48. © Project Tomorrow 2010 How do WI students say that using “mobile devices” in school will help them with schoolwork? Access social networking site 42% Access online textbooks 41% Play educational games 35% Share documents, videos and podcasts 39% Receive reminders and alerts 58% Take videos of class presentations or labs 36%
  • 49.
    • Students believe that mobile devices can enhance personal productivity
    © Project Tomorrow 2010
  • 50.
    • Students’ suggested use of mobile devices for learning purposes
    © Project Tomorrow 2010
  • 51.
    • WI Parents’ beliefs about the potential benefits of using mobile devices for instructional purposes
    © Project Tomorrow 2010 Increases student engagement 44% Extends school day for learning 36% Prepares students for world of work 33% Provides access to online textbooks 30% Improves teacher-parent-student communications 30%
  • 52.
    • WI Teachers’ beliefs about the potential benefits of using mobile devices for instructional purposes
    © Project Tomorrow 2010 Increases student engagement 54% Prepares students for world of work 37% Personalizes instruction 36% Improves teacher-parent-student communications 33% Extends school day for learning 30%
  • 53.
    • WI Teachers’ biggest concern about using
    • mobile devices at school
    • While 54% of teachers say that the greatest benefit to using mobile devices:
            • increases student engagement in school and learning
            • 65% say their biggest concern however
            • is students will be distracted doing other things (texting, surfing, games)
    © Project Tomorrow 2010
  • 54.
    • WI Teachers’ other concerns about using
    • mobile devices at school
      • Distraction 65%
      • Digital equity 58%
      • I don’t know how to integrate 30%
      • Students will cheat on tests 22%
      • I don’t have curriculum 21%
    © Project Tomorrow 2010
  • 55.
    • Administrators’ perspectives on mobile devices
    • within learning
    • 66% of administrators say that the greatest benefit to using mobile devices:
            • increases student engagement in school and learning
    © Project Tomorrow 2010
  • 56.
    • Administrators’ perspectives on mobile devices
    • within learning
    • What prevents administrators from allowing students to use their own devices?
          • Current district policies (49%)
          • Concerns about theft (47%)
          • Concerns about network security (47%)
          • Teachers are not trained (45%)
          • Digital equity concerns (42%)
    © Project Tomorrow 2010
  • 57. WI Parents’ willingness to purchase mobile devices for their child to use at school © Project Tomorrow 2010
  • 58.
    • Students’ value proposition on online learning
    • Productivity
          • Earn college credit (49%)
          • Take class not offered (44%)
          • Fits schedule better (37%)
          • Get extra help (35%)
          • My technology skills will improve (31%)
          • Easier to review class materials (29%)
    © Project Tomorrow 2010
  • 59.
    • Students’ value proposition on online learning
    • Learning
          • Work at own pace (51%)
          • In control of my learning (40%)
          • Easier for me to be successful (28%)
          • Greater sense of independence (28%)
          • More motivated to learn (24%)
          • Feel more connected to school (20%)
    © Project Tomorrow 2010
  • 60. Creating Our Future: Students Speak Up about their Vision for 21st Century Learning
    • Three Essential Elements
      • Digitally–rich learning
            • Online textbooks
            • Games
            • Simulations and animations
            • Creating using digital media
    © Project Tomorrow 2010
  • 61.
    • How students are currently using digital resources for schoolwork
    © Project Tomorrow 2010
  • 62.
    • Students value the use of games for learning
    © Project Tomorrow 2010
  • 63.
      • Three themes emerge from the data:
          • Students want interactivity and relevancy
          • They want tools to facilitate collaboration
          • They want ways to personalize learning
    © Project Tomorrow 2010 Students’ desires for the features and functionality of online textbooks
  • 64.
    • Students want their online textbooks to be interactive and relevant
    © Project Tomorrow 2010
  • 65.
    • Students want their online textbooks to have tools that facilitate collaboration
    © Project Tomorrow 2010
  • 66.
    • Students want to use their digital textbooks to personalize learning
    © Project Tomorrow 2010
  • 67. Creating Our Future: Students Speak Up about their Vision for 21st Century Learning
    • Three Essential Elements in the Student Vision
      • Social–based learning
      • Un–tethered learning
      • Digitally–rich learning
    © Project Tomorrow 2010
  • 68. What is the value proposition for technology in education? © Project Tomorrow 2010 Unleashing the Future: Educators “Speak Up” about the Use of Emerging Technologies for Learning
  • 69. © Project Tomorrow 2010 Audience response Who do you think is most “bullish” on the importance of effective use of technology for student success? (Besides students!)
  • 70. © Project Tomorrow 2010 Audience response Who do you think is most “bullish” on the importance of effective use of technology for student success? (Besides students!) Teachers District administrators School principals
  • 71. What is the value proposition for technology in education? © Project Tomorrow 2010
  • 72. © Project Tomorrow 2010 WI Teachers: How has your use of technology within instruction impacted your students? Top responses: More motivated to learn 46% Developing creativity 36% Applying knowledge to practical problems 25% Developing problem-solving/critical thinking skills 23% More participation in discussions 23% Working together more often 23%
  • 73. © Project Tomorrow 2010 WI Teachers: How has the use of technology improved your effectiveness as a teacher? Top responses: Better organized 47% More productive 40% Creating relevant, interactive lessons 36% Encouraging students to be self-directed 33% Facilitating student centered learning 32% Managing class more effectively 22% Easier to assess student progress 22% More time to differentiate instruction 22%
  • 74. What challenges do administrators say are “waking them up” in the middle of the night? © Project Tomorrow 2010
  • 75.
    • District Administrators say:
    • Funding (66%)
    • Use of technology (53%)
    • 21st century skills (38%)
    • Using data to assess achievement (35%)
    • Test scores (33%)
    • Principals say:
    • Test scores (55%)
    • Funding (50%)
    • Communications with parents (38%)
    • School safety (36%)
    • Diversity (35%)
    • Use of technology (27%)
    © Project Tomorrow 2010 Wake up issues for administrators
  • 76.
    • Besides funding, what issues are the most challenging for your district?
    • Staff professional development
    • Technology support for new implementations
    • Evaluating emerging technologies
    • Assessment of technology skills
    • Data collection and reporting
    © Project Tomorrow 2010 Tech challenges for administrators
  • 77.
    • Besides funding, what issues are the most challenging for your district?
    • Staff professional development
    • Technology support for new implementations
    • Evaluating emerging technologies
    • Assessment of technology skills
    • Data collection and reporting
    © Project Tomorrow 2010 Tech challenges for administrators
  • 78.
    • Besides funding, what barriers prevent you from implementing . . . .
    • Online classes
    • Mobile devices
    • Digital content
    © Project Tomorrow 2010 Administrators talk about barriers and emerging technologies
  • 79.
    • Besides funding, what barriers prevent you from implementing . . . .
    • Common theme:
    • Teachers are not trained or comfortable using these tools
    © Project Tomorrow 2010 Administrators talk about barriers and emerging technologies
  • 80.
    • WI Teachers “Speak Up”
    © Project Tomorrow 2010 What technology are you using in your classroom to enhance student achievement? Accessing the Internet Communications tools Computer projection Digital media tools ≥ 56 %
  • 81.
    • WI Teachers “Speak Up”
    © Project Tomorrow 2010 What technology are you using in your classroom to enhance student achievement? Accessing the Internet Communications tools Computer projection Digital media tools ≥ 56 % Games (41%) Document camera (16%) Interactive whiteboards Collaboration tools (33%) (48%) Online textbooks (9%) Mobile devices (11%) E-portfolios (8%) Virtual simulations (5%) ≤ 48%
  • 82.
    • Pre-service Teachers “Speak Up”
    © Project Tomorrow 2010 What tech tools are you learning to use in your methods class? Top vote getters: Using word processing/spreadsheet tools 53% Creating presentations 44% Finding digital resources for lessons 40% Using student e-portfolios 31% Creating media to teach a topic (video, podcast) 28%
  • 83.
    • Pre-service Teachers “Speak Up”
    © Project Tomorrow 2010 What tech tools are you learning to use in your methods class? Bottom vote getters: Teaching an online class 4% Managing a class with an LMS 11% Using student achievement data 14% Using games, simulations or animations 19%
  • 84. WI Teachers & Professional Development
    • 24% have participated in a 100% online course
    • 32% would like their district to offer more online PD
    © Project Tomorrow 2010
  • 85. WI Teachers & Professional Development
    • 24% have participated in a 100% online course
    • 32% would like their district to offer more online PD
    • 40% would like to use online collaboration tools as part of a PLC plus:
        • Centralized repository of teaching resources – 29%
        • Easy access to student data – 29%
        • Podcasts and webcasts – 21%
    © Project Tomorrow 2010
  • 86. WI Teachers & Professional Development
    • 24% have participated in a 100% online course
    • 32% would like their district to offer more online PD
    • 40% would like to use online collaboration tools as part of a PLC plus:
        • Centralized repository of teaching resources – 29%
        • Easy access to student data – 29%
        • Podcasts and webcasts – 21%
    © Project Tomorrow 2010 45% are already finding podcasts and videos on their own to improve their teaching effectiveness
  • 87. Today’s Discussion: The Big Questions
    • What are the expectations of today’s students for technology use within education?
    • How does that student vision for 21st century learning compare with the educators’ vision?
    • How well are today’s schools and classrooms meeting the expectations of students?
    • Are we appropriately preparing our teachers (current and future) to support this new vision?
    © Project Tomorrow 2010
  • 88. © Project Tomorrow 2010 Imagine you are designing the ultimate school. Which technology tools and services would have the greatest positive impact on learning?
  • 89. © Project Tomorrow 2010 Imagine you are designing the ultimate school. Which technology tools and services would have the greatest positive impact on learning? Are we all on the same page?
  • 90. © Project Tomorrow 2010 Audience response Which stakeholder group do you think had the largest percentage increase in regular use of a social networking site from 2008 to 2009?
  • 91. © Project Tomorrow 2010 Audience response Which stakeholder group do you think had the largest percentage increase in regular use of a social networking site from 2008 to 2009?
    • Choose top response:
    • Middle school students (Grades 6-8)
    • High school students (Grades 9-12)
    • Parents
    • Teachers
    • Administrators
  • 92. © Project Tomorrow 2010 Which stakeholder group do you think had the largest increase in regular use of a social networking site from 2008 to 2009?
  • 93. Unleashing the Future: Educators “Speak Up” about the use of Emerging Technologies for Learning © Project Tomorrow 2010
  • 94. Unleashing the Future: Educators “Speak Up” about the use of Emerging Technologies for Learning © Project Tomorrow 2010
  • 95. Unleashing the Future: Educators “Speak Up” about the use of Emerging Technologies for Learning © Project Tomorrow 2010
  • 96. Creating Our Future: Students Speak Up about their Vision for 21st Century Learning
    • Three Essential Elements in the Student Vision
      • Social–based learning
      • Un–tethered learning
      • Digitally–rich learning
    © Project Tomorrow 2010
  • 97.
    • Key trends to watch:
    • Continuing “digital disconnects”
    • Spectrum of digital native-ness
    • Multiple “computers” in the backpack
    • Embracing & adapting new technologies
    • Anytime, anyplace, anywhere, any pace learning
    Speak Up Data Findings © Project Tomorrow 2010
  • 98.
    • Key trends to watch:
    • Self directed learning for student & teacher
    • Everyone is a content developer
    • Make it relevant to me!
    • Blend of informal & formal learning opps
    • Beyond engagement to productivity benefits
    • “ Long tail” of training & education
    Speak Up Data Findings © Project Tomorrow 2010
  • 99.
    • But what is the #1 trend we are watching with today’s students?
    © Project Tomorrow 2010
  • 100.
    • #1 Trend:
    • The era of the technology-enabled
    • Free Agent Learner
    © Project Tomorrow 2010
  • 101.
    • Free Agent Learner
    • Characteristics:
      • Self directed learning
      • Un-tethered to traditional education
      • Expert at personal data aggregation
    • Examples: Online learning
    • Control over knowledge authenticity
    • Online “textbooks”
    • Self-driven assessments
    Speak Up Data Findings © Project Tomorrow 2010
  • 102.
    • Free Agent Learner
    • Characteristics:
      • Power of connections
      • Creating new communities
      • Not tethered to physical networks
    • Example: Mobile devices
    • Web 2.0 tools/applications
    • Social based learning
    Speak Up Data Findings © Project Tomorrow 2010
  • 103.
    • Free Agent Learner
    • Characteristics:
      • Experiential learning – make it real
      • Content developers
      • Process as important as knowledge gained ( sometimes more important )
    • Examples: Gaming, simulations, animations
    • Virtual/immersive environments
    • Web 2.0 / Multimedia content
    • Career exploration
    Speak Up Data Findings © Project Tomorrow 2010
  • 104. © Project Tomorrow 2010 Recommendations from the “Digital Advance Team”
    • Are we listening?
    • Learning that is
    • Enabled
    • Engaging
    • Empowered
  • 105. © Project Tomorrow 2010 Recommendations from the “Digital Advance Team”
    • Are we listening?
    • Learning that is
    • Enabled
    • Engaging
    • Empowered
    How do we get to this vision?
  • 106. © Project Tomorrow 2010 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
  • 107. Having a voice
    • WI Students like to be more involved in education
    • decisions at their school
    © Project Tomorrow 2010
    • 79% would like to be more involved
    • 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
  • 108. © Project Tomorrow 2010 Online surveys available for: K-12 students Parents (in Spanish too!) Teachers Administrators Pre-service teachers Surveys open for input: October 2010 Plan now to participate in Speak Up 2010! Free online report for all Speak Up participating districts & universities 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.
  • 109.
    • National Speak Up Findings
    • Additional data analysis from Speak Up 2009
    • Presentations, podcasts and webinars
    • Reports and white papers
    • Information about consulting services
    • Information about Speak Up 2010
    © Project Tomorrow 2010 More Speak Up? www.tomorrow.org
  • 110. © Project Tomorrow 2010 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.