Speak Up: Changing role of educators

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  • 1. Julie Evans, Project Tomorrow CEO Speak Up 2012 National Findings June 26, 2013 What Speak Up tells about the changing role of educators with online and blended learning 9th Annual Online Learning Institute ISTE 2013
  • 2. 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 + 3 million surveys since 2003 (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • 3.  Learning &Teaching withTechnology  21st Century Skills: Digital Citizenship & Global Awareness  Math and Science Instruction  Students’ Career Interests in STEM  Professional Development /Teacher Preparation  Internet Safety  Administrators’ Challenges  EmergingTechnologies both in & out of the Classroom  Mobile Devices, Online Learning, Digital Content, E-textbooks  Educational Games, Social Media tools and applications  Flipped Classroom, Print to Digital, Online Assessments  Designing the 21st Century School Speak Up survey question themes (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • 4.  K-12 Students 364,233  Teachers & Librarians 56,346  Parents (in English & Spanish) 39,713  School/District Administrators 5,511  Technology Leaders 500  About the participating schools & districts o 8,020 schools and 2,431 districts o 30% urban / 43% rural / 27% suburban o All 50 states + DC  Honor Roll of States with highest participation: TX, CA, OH, IN, AL, NC, WI, AZ, FL, PA National Speak Up 2012 Participation: 466,303 (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • 5. Speak Up 2012 National Reports www.tomorrow.org/speakup (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • 6. Digital Conversion K-12 Digital Learner Personalized Learning (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • 7. Key Trends: Online and Blended Learning (c) Project Tomorrow 2013 Enabling Technologies
  • 8. 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% Fee based online summer school Building your own online courses Fully online classes for students Blended learning classes for students Virtual conferences and webinars Online teacher professional development District Administrators Districts are tapping into many types of online learning (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • 9. Who is learning within a fully online environment? Types of virtual online learning experiences Students: Gr 6-8 Students: Gr 9-12 100% online school 6% 7% Online self study class 8% 15% Teacher led online class 9% 15% Online class for personal interests 8% 10% © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  • 10. Students Gr 9-12 46% Students Gr 6-8 41% Students Gr 3-5 38% Parents 36% Administrators 51% Online classes for students: A “must have” for the ultimate school (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • 11. Parents have first hand experience with online learning I have taken an online class: For work or job training 43% For an academic/college program 29% To learn new skills 22% To explore a hobby 13% For traffic school 7% 23% who have not taken an online class would like to! (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • 12. Why take an online class? For high school students, traditional reasons are important such as scheduling and college credit. For middle school students, it’s about changing the learning paradigm. For all students, potential for personalization of learning is highly valued. (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • 13. Why take an online class? (c) Project Tomorrow 2013 Benefits of taking an online class Students Gr 6-8 Students Gr 9-12 Work at my own pace 56% 56% Be in control of my own learning 54% 57% Review class materials whenever I need to 47% 46% Easier for me to succeed 43% 35% Greater sense of independence 39% 42%
  • 14. Benefits of online learning: principals (c) Project Tomorrow 2013 Benefits to our students 2011 2012 Keep students engaged in school 47% 62% Provide programs for gifted/at risk students 38% 54% Eliminate textbook costs 38% 47% Offer scheduling alternatives for students 30% 40%
  • 15. Let’s talk about course quality! 38% of school administrators say their concern about student-teacher interaction is their #1 barrier to implementing more online courses (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • 16. Let’s talk about course quality! 38% of school administrators say their concern about student-teacher interaction is their #1 barrier to implementing more online courses So, what defines quality?  Alignment to content standards  Ease of use for teachers and students  Cost  Student achievement results after taking the course (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • 17. Let’s talk about course quality! 38% of school administrators say their concern about student-teacher interaction is their #1 barrier to implementing more online courses So, what defines quality?  Alignment to content standards  Ease of use for teachers and students  Cost  Student achievement results after taking the course Additional barrier: 26% say its finding teachers interested and qualified to teach online courses (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • 18. Teachers and online learning (c) Project Tomorrow 2013 Taught an online course? 5% Taken an online PD course? 39% Interest in taking an online PD course? 21% Interest in teaching an online course? 17%
  • 19. Teachers and online learning (c) Project Tomorrow 2013 Taught an online course? 5% Taken an online PD course? 39% Interest in taking an online PD course? 21% Interest in teaching an online course? 17% 13% in 2008 = supply crisis
  • 20. What teachers say they need: their wish list for PD • Preparing for Common Core standards 46% • Using tech to differentiate instruction 45% • Use tech for formative assessments 27% • Using a tablet within instruction 32% • How to id mobile apps for classroom use 31% • How to id quality digital content 31% • How to use games within instruction 26% • How to teach in a blended class 18% • How to flip a classroom 15% • How to develop an online course 12% (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • 21. Looking to the future …. What skills are principals looking for in the next generation of teachers? (c) Project Tomorrow 2013  Knowing how to use online assessments 61%  Knowing how to differentiate using technology 60%  Knowing how to find and use digital content 58%  Experience learning in an online course 49%  Experience teaching an online course 36%
  • 22. Evolving needs in the classroom: expectations for new teachers Principals’ Expectations 2008 2012 Ability to integrate student owned mobile devices within instruction 24% 49% Experience and training in teaching an online class 12% 36% (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • 23. What does this mean for our discussion? (c) Project Tomorrow 2013  Demand for online learning is outpacing supply  Parents and students expect more  Administrators’ value proposition is high  Lots of excitement around blended and flipped learning models  Quality is still an issue – also, recruiting online teachers  It’s time to think differently!
  • 24. National Speak Up Findings and reports Targeted and thematic reports Online learning trends Mobile learning & social media Print to digital migration Social learning Intelligent adaptive software New digital parent series Presentations, podcasts and webinars Services: consulting, workshops, evaluation and efficacy studies More Speak Up? www.tomorrow.org © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  • 25. Thank you. Let’s continue this conversation. Julie Evans Project Tomorrow jevans@tomorrow.org 949-609-4660 x15 Twitter: JulieEvans_PT and SpeakUpEd Copyright Project Tomorrow 2013 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 2013