Engaging Parents’ Support for Emerging Technologies in the Classroom Speak Up National Data Webinar  February 17, 2010 Jul...
Review new data findings Learning in the 21st Century:  Parents’ Perspectives, Parents’ Priorities  A collaboration with B...
Introducing our discussion panelists: Chris Jones, Parent Garnet Valley School District, PA Margie Tinsley, Parent Capistr...
A big thank you to:
Series of Speak Up Reports  in collaboration with Blackboard
<ul><li>Annual national research project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online surveys + focus groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Op...
<ul><li>Speak Up is facilitated annually  </li></ul><ul><li>by  Project Tomorrow   </li></ul><ul><li>(formerly known as Ne...
<ul><li>Collect  unique data  from stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Give stakeholders a  voice  in national/state policy </l...
<ul><ul><li>Learning & Teaching with Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 in Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li...
<ul><li>K-12 Students 281,500 </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers 29,644 </li></ul><ul><li>Parents (in English & Spanish) 21,309 </...
<ul><li>Activities,  </li></ul><ul><li>Attitudes & Aspirations </li></ul><ul><li>Disconnects & Differences </li></ul><ul><...
<ul><ul><li>“ Digital disconnect”   is alive & well:   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the gap between how  </li></ul></ul><ul>...
Introducing the “Digital Advance Team” America’s K-12 Students Adopting/adapting technologies for learning Tech trend sett...
Introducing the “Digital Advance Team” So, what are the  next emerging technologies  to be paced by the  “ Digital Advance...
<ul><li>The mobile learner </li></ul><ul><li>It’s a Web 2.0 World </li></ul><ul><li>“ I’ll take that class to go!”  </li><...
Key report findings from Speak Up 2008   <ul><li>Learning in the 21st Century:  </li></ul><ul><li>Parents’ Perspectives, P...
Meet the Speak Up Parents <ul><li>80% are Moms </li></ul><ul><li>37% are 40-49 years old  </li></ul><ul><li>57% assess the...
Parents & Web 2.0 Applications
How important is the effective implementation of  instructional technology to student success?
Parents’ Perspectives, Parents’ Priorities
How satisfied are  parents  with technology use at their child’s school?
<ul><li>“ Lukewarm” satisfaction with:  </li></ul><ul><li>Internet safety (45%) </li></ul><ul><li>Amount of technology ava...
<ul><li>“ Lukewarm” satisfaction with:  </li></ul><ul><li>Internet safety (45%) </li></ul><ul><li>Amount of technology ava...
How satisfied are today’s  students  with  technology use at their school? Students say: Not very!
<ul><li>Top responses: </li></ul><ul><li>School filters and firewalls block websites I need </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers lim...
Parents’  envision improvement “ What are the top things you would do to  improve technology use at your child’s school?”
Parents’  envision improvement <ul><li>Students learn how to use technology (42%) </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers receive train...
Parents’  envision improvement “ What is the best way for your child to acquire  the information and media literacy skills...
Parents’  envision improvement “ What is the best way for your child to acquire  the information and media literacy skills...
Parents’  envision improvement “ What would you recommend as good  investments to enhance student achievement?
Parents’  envision improvement:  To personalize learning
Parents   design the online textbook <ul><li>Over a majority of parents agree: </li></ul><ul><li>Access to online tutors (...
Parents   design the online textbook <ul><li>Over a majority of parents agree: </li></ul><ul><li>Access to online tutors (...
Parents’  envision improvement:  Preferred technology for the classroom
Summary findings  Today’s parents are:  Experiencing value of technology themselves Concerned about the future for their c...
Summary findings  Today’s parents are:   Experiencing value of technology themselves Concerned about the future for their ...
Engaging Parents’ Support for Emerging Technologies in the Classroom Introducing our discussion panelists: Chris Jones, Pa...
A big thank you to:  and our  Panel of Experts
<ul><li>Reports such as:  </li></ul><ul><li>National Speak Up 2008 Findings (Mar 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Learning in the 2...
<ul><li>Speak Up:  Students & Parents </li></ul><ul><li>Congressional Briefing:  Week of March 15th </li></ul><ul><li>Pane...
More data and reports are available on  our website:  www.tomorrow.org Julie Evans Project Tomorrow [email_address] 949-60...
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Engaging Parents’ Support for Emerging Technologies in the Classroom

  1. 1. Engaging Parents’ Support for Emerging Technologies in the Classroom Speak Up National Data Webinar February 17, 2010 Julie Evans Project Tomorrow
  2. 2. Review new data findings Learning in the 21st Century: Parents’ Perspectives, Parents’ Priorities A collaboration with Blackboard Inc. Gain new insights from our expert panel Stimulate new conversations Our discussion today
  3. 3. Introducing our discussion panelists: Chris Jones, Parent Garnet Valley School District, PA Margie Tinsley, Parent Capistrano Unified School District, CA Kyle Sanford, Parent Dysart Unified School District, AZ Paul Sanfrancesco, Director of Technology Garnet Valley School District, PA
  4. 4. A big thank you to:
  5. 5. Series of Speak Up Reports in collaboration with Blackboard
  6. 6. <ul><li>Annual national research project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online surveys + focus groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open for all K-12 schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Schools/districts get back their own data for planning and budgeting </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collect data ↔ Stimulate conversations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>K-12 Students, Teachers, Parents and Administrators + Pre-Service Teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Inform policies & programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Analysis and reporting – national reports, state reports, district reports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Services: custom reports, consulting with districts and state agencies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NCES back end database – provide statistically significant samplings </li></ul></ul><ul><li>6 years of empowering authentic voices – since 2003: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1.6 million K-12 students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>142,000 teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>82,000 parents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10,500 school leaders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>19,000 schools – from all 50 states, DC, American military base schools, Canada, Mexico, Australia </li></ul></ul>What is Speak Up? 1.85 million respondents
  7. 7. <ul><li>Speak Up is facilitated annually </li></ul><ul><li>by Project Tomorrow </li></ul><ul><li>(formerly known as NetDay) </li></ul>Project Tomorrow (www.tomorrow.org) is the leading education nonprofit organization dedicated to the empowerment of student voices in education.
  8. 8. <ul><li>Collect unique data from stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Give stakeholders a voice in national/state policy </li></ul><ul><li>Support specific initiatives such as digital content, online learning, mobile devices, 1:1 programs or new teacher professional development programs </li></ul><ul><li>Model for students the value of civic engagement and being part of a national discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Recognition as an innovation leader </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate to students, teachers and parents that their ideas are valued by their education leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Understand the future of K-12 education </li></ul><ul><li>Learn more from real district stories at www.tomorrow.org </li></ul>Why do schools & districts participate in Speak Up?
  9. 9. <ul><ul><li>Learning & Teaching with Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 in Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>21 st Century Skills: Information/Media Literacy Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Science & Math Instruction & Global Competitiveness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emerging Technologies in the Classroom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile Devices </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Online Learning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Content </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Games </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Designing the 21st Century School </li></ul></ul>Speak Up survey question themes
  10. 10. <ul><li>K-12 Students 281,500 </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers 29,644 </li></ul><ul><li>Parents (in English & Spanish) 21,309 </li></ul><ul><li>School/District Administrators 3,114 </li></ul><ul><li>Schools 4,379 </li></ul><ul><li>Districts 868 </li></ul><ul><li>States All 50 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Top 10: TX, CA, AZ, AL, IL, MD, FL, NC, NE, WI </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>About Speak Up Schools: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>95% public, 3% private, 2% virtual </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>35% urban, 32% suburban, 33% rural </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>45% Title 1 eligible </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>34% majority-minority student population </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>National Speak Up 2008 Participation
  11. 11. <ul><li>Activities, </li></ul><ul><li>Attitudes & Aspirations </li></ul><ul><li>Disconnects & Differences </li></ul><ul><li>Trends & Leverage Points </li></ul>Speak Up 2008 National Data Findings
  12. 12. <ul><ul><li>“ Digital disconnect” is alive & well: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the gap between how </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>today’s students learn and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>how they live! </li></ul></ul>Key findings from Speak Up data:
  13. 13. 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 (& parents) ultimately catch up
  14. 14. Introducing the “Digital Advance Team” So, what are the next emerging technologies to be paced by the “ Digital Advance Team?”
  15. 15. <ul><li>The mobile learner </li></ul><ul><li>It’s a Web 2.0 World </li></ul><ul><li>“ I’ll take that class to go!” </li></ul><ul><li>Digital content & online textbooks </li></ul><ul><li>Exploring STEM careers </li></ul>Digital Advance Team Trends
  16. 16. Key report findings from Speak Up 2008 <ul><li>Learning in the 21st Century: </li></ul><ul><li>Parents’ Perspectives, Parents’ Priorities </li></ul>
  17. 17. Meet the Speak Up Parents <ul><li>80% are Moms </li></ul><ul><li>37% are 40-49 years old </li></ul><ul><li>57% assess their tech skills as average </li></ul><ul><li>(35% say their skills are advanced!) </li></ul><ul><li>90% have a cell phone </li></ul><ul><li>(32% have a smart phone) </li></ul><ul><li>75% have an MP3 or iPod </li></ul><ul><li>42% have a handheld game player </li></ul>
  18. 18. Parents & Web 2.0 Applications
  19. 19. How important is the effective implementation of instructional technology to student success?
  20. 20. Parents’ Perspectives, Parents’ Priorities
  21. 21. How satisfied are parents with technology use at their child’s school?
  22. 22. <ul><li>“ Lukewarm” satisfaction with: </li></ul><ul><li>Internet safety (45%) </li></ul><ul><li>Amount of technology available (35%) </li></ul><ul><li>Tech skills my child is learning (34%) </li></ul><ul><li>How technology is used for academics (33%) </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers’ skills in using technology (31%) </li></ul>Parent satisfaction with technology at school
  23. 23. <ul><li>“ Lukewarm” satisfaction with: </li></ul><ul><li>Internet safety (45%) </li></ul><ul><li>Amount of technology available (35%) </li></ul><ul><li>Tech skills my child is learning (34%) </li></ul><ul><li>How technology is used for academics (33%) </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers’ skills in using technology (31%) </li></ul>Parent satisfaction with technology at school 20% did not know what technology was available at their child’s school
  24. 24. How satisfied are today’s students with technology use at their school? Students say: Not very!
  25. 25. <ul><li>Top responses: </li></ul><ul><li>School filters and firewalls block websites I need </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers limit our technology use </li></ul><ul><li>Too many rules! </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cannot use my own devices </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cannot access my communications tools </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rules that limit use of my school’s technology </li></ul></ul></ul>Besides time, what are the major obstacles students face using technology at school?
  26. 26. Parents’ envision improvement “ What are the top things you would do to improve technology use at your child’s school?”
  27. 27. Parents’ envision improvement <ul><li>Students learn how to use technology (42%) </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers receive training on tech integration (41%) </li></ul><ul><li>Provide technology for students to use (38%) </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate technology into daily instruction (34%) </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure technology is current and high quality (33%) </li></ul>“ What are the top things you would do to improve technology use at your child’s school?”
  28. 28. Parents’ envision improvement “ What is the best way for your child to acquire the information and media literacy skills needed to be successful?”
  29. 29. Parents’ envision improvement “ What is the best way for your child to acquire the information and media literacy skills needed to be successful?” 68% say: Use technology as part of their regular class
  30. 30. Parents’ envision improvement “ What would you recommend as good investments to enhance student achievement?
  31. 31. Parents’ envision improvement: To personalize learning
  32. 32. Parents design the online textbook <ul><li>Over a majority of parents agree: </li></ul><ul><li>Access to online tutors (55%) </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic notes and highlighting (54%) </li></ul><ul><li>Self assessments (54%) </li></ul><ul><li>Links to useful websites (51%) </li></ul><ul><li>Animations and simulations (50%) </li></ul><ul><li>Tools for organization (50%) </li></ul><ul><li>Tools to help develop writing skills (50%) </li></ul>
  33. 33. Parents design the online textbook <ul><li>Over a majority of parents agree: </li></ul><ul><li>Access to online tutors (55%) </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic notes and highlighting (54%) </li></ul><ul><li>Self assessments (54%) </li></ul><ul><li>Links to useful websites (51%) </li></ul><ul><li>Animations and simulations (50%) </li></ul><ul><li>Tools for organization (50%) </li></ul><ul><li>Tools to help develop writing skills (50%) </li></ul>Only 5% of parents said they didn’t think online textbooks were a good idea.
  34. 34. Parents’ envision improvement: Preferred technology for the classroom
  35. 35. Summary findings Today’s parents are: Experiencing value of technology themselves Concerned about the future for their child Support 21st century learning environments Believe that effective tech use is essential Eager to share their ideas and views
  36. 36. Summary findings Today’s parents are: Experiencing value of technology themselves Concerned about the future for their child Support 21st century learning environments Believe that effective tech use is essential Eager to share their ideas and views Creating a unique opportunity for schools and districts to engage parents in new ways
  37. 37. Engaging Parents’ Support for Emerging Technologies in the Classroom Introducing our discussion panelists: Chris Jones, Parent Garnet Valley School District, PA Margie Tinsley, Parent Capistrano Unified School District, CA Kyle Sanford, Parent Dysart Unified School District, AZ Paul Sanfrancesco, Director of Technology Garnet Valley School District, PA
  38. 38. A big thank you to: and our Panel of Experts
  39. 39. <ul><li>Reports such as: </li></ul><ul><li>National Speak Up 2008 Findings (Mar 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Learning in the 21 st Century: A National Report of </li></ul><ul><li>Online Learning (Oct 2007, Updated Jun 2008, 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Inspiring the Next Generation of Innovators </li></ul><ul><li>Students, Teachers and Parents Speak Up about Science Education (Jun 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership in the 21 st Century: </li></ul><ul><li>The New Visionary Administrator </li></ul><ul><li>(Oct 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Parents’ Perspectives, Parents’ Priorities </li></ul><ul><li>(Oct 2009) </li></ul>More Speak Up? www.tomorrow.org
  40. 40. <ul><li>Speak Up: Students & Parents </li></ul><ul><li>Congressional Briefing: Week of March 15th </li></ul><ul><li>Panel of students and parents </li></ul><ul><li>Release of National Findings report (part 1) </li></ul><ul><li>Speak Up: Educators </li></ul><ul><li>Congressional Briefing: Week of May 3rd </li></ul><ul><li>Panel of administrators and both in-service and </li></ul><ul><li>pre-service teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Release of National Findings report (part 2) </li></ul>Plans for National Data Release Speak Up Schools & Districts – have access to their respondents data + national benchmark data now!
  41. 41. More data and reports are available on our website: www.tomorrow.org Julie Evans Project Tomorrow [email_address] 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. Thank you!

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