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    Speak Up Online Learning Report Release 06/29/10 Speak Up Online Learning Report Release 06/29/10 Presentation Transcript

    • © Project Tomorrow 2010 Learning in the 21st Century: 2010 Trends Update – Report Release Students, Parents & Educators Speak Up About Online Learning Breakfast Meeting June 29, 2010
    • © Project Tomorrow 2010 A big thank you to:
    • Series of Speak Up Reports in collaboration with Blackboard © Project Tomorrow 2010
    • © Project Tomorrow 2010 Today’s Agenda:
      • Welcome remarks - Jessie Woolley-Wilson
      • About Speak Up
      • Highlights from the new report
      • Panel discussion
      • Conversation time
      Speak Up Research Project: Views of Students, Teachers, Parents, Administrators & Pre-Service Teachers
    • © Project Tomorrow 2010 Welcoming Remarks Jessie Woolley-Wilson President, K-12 and K-20 Strategy Blackboard Inc.
    • Today ’ s Discussion: The Big Questions
      • What is the vision of today’s students for online learning? How do they define the “value proposition?”
      • How does this student vision compare with the educators’ vision ?
      • What challenges or obstacles do educators face in implementing online learning? What benefits are already being realized?
      © Project Tomorrow 2010
      • 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
      • 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.
        • 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
          • Online Learning, Mobile Devices, Digital Content
          • Educational Games, Web 2.0 tools and applications
        • Designing the 21st Century School
      © Project Tomorrow 2010 Speak Up survey question themes
      • 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
      • Participating States = all 50 states
        • Top 12 (# of participants):
        • TX, AZ, AL, CA, FL, MD, PA, NC, AR, MO, NY, IL
      © Project Tomorrow 2010 National Speak Up 2009 Participation: 370,565
        • 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
      • Creating Our Future: Students Speak Up about their Vision for 21st Century Learning
      • Speak Up 2009 National Findings: K-12 Students & Parents
      • Unleashing the Future:
      • Educators Speak Up about the Use of Emerging Technologies for Learning
      • Speak Up 2009 National Findings: Teachers, Aspiring Teachers & Administrators
      © Project Tomorrow 2010 Release of two national reports March 16 and May 5, 2010 Both are available at www.tomorrow.org
    • Key finding of the students’ report: A new uniquely “student vision” for leveraging emerging technologies to drive achievement and educational productivity © Project Tomorrow 2010
    • Creating Our Future: Students Speak Up about their Vision for 21st Century Learning
      • Three Essential Elements in the Student Vision
        • Digitally–rich learning
        • Un–tethered learning
        • Social–based learning
      © Project Tomorrow 2010
    • Introducing . . .
      • Learning in the 21st Century:
      • 2010 Trends Update
      • A special collaboration with Blackboard, Inc.
      © Project Tomorrow 2010
    • Learning in the 21st Century: 2010 Trends Update © Project Tomorrow 2010 Who is learning online? Table 1: Growth in student participation in online classes 6 th - 8 th grade 9 th -12 th grade 2009 2008 2009 2008 Took an online class for school 13% 9% 18% 10% Took an online class for personal reasons 8% 7% 9% 4%
    • Learning in the 21st Century: 2010 Trends Update © Project Tomorrow 2010 Who is learning online? Online learning is key part of students’ vision for the ultimate school. 52% - Students in grades 9-12 48% - Students in grades 6-8 46% - Students in grades 3-5
    • Learning in the 21st Century: 2010 Trends Update © Project Tomorrow 2010 Who is learning online? Online learning is key part of students’ vision for the ultimate school. 52% - Students in grades 9-12 48% - Students in grades 6-8 46% - Students in grades 3-5 3X increase from 2008
    • Learning in the 21st Century: 2010 Trends Update © Project Tomorrow 2010 Who is learning online?
      • Do you know someone who has taken an online class?
          • Yes: 65% of high school students
          • Yes: 53% of middle school students
          • 1/3 of parents have taken an online
          • class for work or personal reasons
    • Learning in the 21st Century: 2010 Trends Update © Project Tomorrow 2010 Who is learning online?
      • Administrators identify their primary
      • audience for online learning classes
              • Teachers 55%
              • Administrators 32%
              • Students in traditional settings 26%
              • At risk students 21%
              • Home schoolers 12%
    • Learning in the 21st Century: 2010 Trends Update © Project Tomorrow 2010 Who is learning online?
    • Learning in the 21st Century: 2010 Trends Update © Project Tomorrow 2010 Students’ value proposition: productivity
    • Learning in the 21st Century: 2010 Trends Update © Project Tomorrow 2010 Students’ value proposition: learning
    • Learning in the 21st Century: 2010 Trends Update © Project Tomorrow 2010 What is holding back greater adoption? Students say they face barriers in accessing online classes. “ I don’t know about the classes offered at my school” (28%) “ My school does not offer online classes” (25%) “ I don’t know how to find information about online classes” (20%) “ I don’t know how to sign up for online classes” (21%)
    • Learning in the 21st Century: 2010 Trends Update © Project Tomorrow 2010 What is holding back greater adoption? Administrators also identify barriers to providing online classes, besides funding & digital equity.
    • Learning in the 21st Century: 2010 Trends Update © Project Tomorrow 2010 Closing the demand gap Teachers value online learning for their own professional development.
      • 52% have taken an online class for PD – 94% increase from 2008
      • 51% want their district to offer more online PD
      • 40% would like to use more online collaboration tools within their PLCs
    • Learning in the 21st Century: 2010 Trends Update © Project Tomorrow 2010 Closing the demand gap Pre-service teachers also value online learning.
      • 52% have taken an online class as part of their teacher preparation program
      • 38% have had experience with an online professional learning community
      • 44% believe that a learning management system is a good tool for increasing student achievement
      • 21% support online classes as part of the ultimate school
    • Learning in the 21st Century: 2010 Trends Update © Project Tomorrow 2010 Closing the demand gap: challenges
      • Only 10% of teachers are leveraging online classes to enhance student achievement
      • Only 26% of teachers are interested in teaching an online class
      • Only 4% of aspiring teachers are learning how to teach in an online environment
    • Learning in the 21st Century: 2010 Trends Update © Project Tomorrow 2010 With demand for online learning on the rise, are our schools and districts ready and able to meet the challenge?
    • Learning in the 21st Century: 2010 Trends Update © Project Tomorrow 2010 Panel Discussion Judy Bauernschmidt Director, Student Online Learning Jeffco’s 21st Century Virtual Academy Jillian Conrad Student Jeffco’s 21st Century Virtual Academy Karen Kahan Director, Educational Technology Texas Education Agency Britnee Osteen Student Jeffco’s 21st Century Virtual Academy
    • © 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 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.
    • Leveraging a unique asset – the ideas of your students! © Project Tomorrow 2010
      • 82% of students would like to be more
      • involved and share their ideas
      • 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
    • © Project Tomorrow 2010 A big thank you to:
    • © 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.