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  • 1. Speak Up Survey Insights for Private School Leaders Julie Evans, Project Tomorrow CEO April 15, 2014
  • 2. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Many thanks to:
  • 3. ProjectTomorrow, a national education nonprofit organization Programs: • Research & evaluation studies • STEM education programs • Advocacy for digital learning (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Mission: To ensure that today’s students are prepared to become tomorrow’s leaders, innovators and engaged citizens of the world.
  • 4. Annual national research project  Using online surveys + focus groups  Surveys for: K-12 Students,Teachers, Parents, Administrators, Community Members  Special: Pre-ServiceTeachers in Schools of Education  Open for all K-12 schools and schools of education  Schools, districts & colleges receive free report with their own data Inform policies, plans & programs  Local: your stakeholder data  State: state level data  Federal: national findings Speak Up National Research Project + 3.4 million surveys since 2003 (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  • 5.  Learning & Teaching with Technology  21st Century Skills: Digital Citizenship & Global Awareness  Math and Science Instruction / Digital Writing  Students’ Career Interests in STEM  Professional Development / Teacher Preparation  Internet Safety / Digital Footprints  Administrators’ Challenges / Bandwidth Capacity  Emerging Technologies both in & out of the Classroom  Mobile Devices, Online Learning, Digital Content, E-texts  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 2014
  • 6. K-12 Students 325,279 Teachers & Librarians 32,151 Parents (in English & Spanish) 39,986 School/District Administrators 4,530 Community Members (new this year!) 1,346 About the participating schools & districts o 9,005 schools and 2,710 districts o 90% public schools – 10% private/parochial schools o 32% urban / 31% rural / 37% suburban o 30% school wide Title 1; 43% majority minority school o All 50 states + DC + Guam + DODEA schools National Speak Up 2013 Participation: 403,292 (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  • 7. Why do private schools participate in Speak Up? .  Power of local data  Use data as input for planning  To justify budget and purchasing decisions  Inform new initiatives – as an evaluation tool  As a tool to engage parents  Use for fund development  Content for professional development  As a competitive tool  To counteract mythology . . . . . . . (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  • 8. Commonly heard ed tech mythology “New teachers don’t need any training in how to use technology within teaching” “Parents won’t accept online textbooks” “Kids only want to use mobiles so that they can text & play games in class” “Online learning undercuts the role of the teacher in learning.” “There is so much great content online for teachers to use in the classroom – so, what is the problem?” “Just put technology XYZ in the classroom and magically students will learn more!” (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  • 9. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Released April 8 2nd report release on June 2
  • 10. K-12 Students 9,133 Teachers & Librarians 761 Parents 1,208 Administrators 144 National Speak Up 2013 Participation by private/parochial schools: 11,246 (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  • 11. Today’s Big Questions (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 How are private school students and teachers using technology to support teaching and learning? What obstacles or challenges are they facing? Do parents have concerns around the use of technology? How does the private school environment for digital learning compare to the public school environment? How is digital learning preparing students for future college and career success?
  • 12. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Let’s examine some Speak Up data findings as context for these big questions!
  • 13. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  • 14. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Digital Activity Elementary School Grades 3-5 Middle School Grades 6-8 High School Grades 9-12 Access class information through online portal 32% 78% 90% Take tests online 42% 57% 71% Use online textbooks 11% 47% 51% Watch teacher created videos 14% 32% 34% Use a tablet or laptop assigned to me 35% 46% 43% Students’ Use of Teacher-Facilitated Technology in the Private School Classroom
  • 15. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 High School Student-initiated Use of Technology to Support Schoolwork 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% Follow people via Twitter Skype or iChat with classmates Use mobile apps to keep organized Use Facebook to do project collaborations Watch video I found for homework help Take photos of assignments Text with classmates Public Schools Private Schools
  • 16. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 What digital learning solutions are having the greatest impact? Private school administrators say:  Use of digital content  Tablets and mobile devices  One-to-one programs  Digital media tools for student creation  Teacher created content  Flipped learning models
  • 17. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 What digital learning solutions are having the greatest impact?  One-to-one programs o 40% of private school administrators o Only 23% of public school administrators
  • 18. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 What digital learning solutions are having the greatest impact?  One-to-one programs *** o 40% of private school administrators o Only 23% of public school administrators One-to-one classrooms – teachers’ report: 26% - BYOD environment 22% - provide devices to use at school 24% - provide devices to use at school and at home o Only 9% of public school teachers report the same
  • 19. Administrators:  Network security  Distraction factor  Internet safety  Connectivity  Teachers not trained Teachers:  Distraction factor  Cheating potential  Digital citizenship issues  Equity  Need training (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Concerns about mobiles in the classroom
  • 20. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 51% 71% 90% 60% 56% 54% 70% 68% 57% 47% 49% 35% Gr 3-5 Gr 6-8 Gr 9-12 Smartphone Laptop Tablet Digital Reader Private school students’ personal access to mobile devices – not school provided
  • 21. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Students: Obstacles to using technology at school? Websites are blocked o 37% of private school students o 56% of public school students Cannot access social media sites o 25% of private school students o 40% of public school students Cannot use my own mobile device o 22% of private school students o 36% of public school students Less frustration for private school students
  • 22. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Aspirations for more technology at school Private school students’ wish list includes: Access to internet campuswide 73% Ability to use their own mobile devices 62% Online textbooks 54% Digital media creation tools 51% Online classes 37%
  • 23. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Teachers: Obstacles to using technology at school? For private school teachers – lack of PD is a major obstacle Need PD on classroom tech tools and tech integration strategies o 40% of private school teachers o 29% of public school teachers Students know more about technology than I do o 20% of private school teachers o 12% of public school teachers
  • 24. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Private school teachers’ wish list for professional development 1. Using technology to differentiate instruction 2. Identifying high quality digital content 3. Identifying mobile apps to use with students 4. Using technology for formative assessment 5. Using games within instruction 6. Using tablets within instruction 7. Creating videos of my lessons 8. Implementing a blended learning model
  • 25. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 What digital content are private school teachers using in the classroom? Most popular: 1. Powerpoints 61% 2. Videos that I find online 52% 3. Google drive for education 39% 4. Teaching aids – lesson plans, software 25% 5. Online textbooks 24% 6. Animations 22% 7. Videos I create myself 19% 8. Game based environments 18%
  • 26. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Flipped learning in private schools Private School Teachers Public School Teachers Yes, with videos I find online 13% 5% Yes, with videos that I create 8% 3% Interested in trying this year 20% 15% Need more training on this 20% 18%
  • 27. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Challenges with implementing digital content within instruction Private School Administrators say: o Evaluating quality of digital content products (55%) o Time constraints (42%) o Providing appropriate devices and bandwidth (34%) o Concerns about student safety (34%)
  • 28. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Parents’ concerns about child’s Internet usage Concerns Private School Parents Public School Parents Child sharing too much personal information online 70% 66% Too much screen time 67% 61% Online predators / meeting strangers online 62% 64% Going to inappropriate websites 60% 60% Cyberbullying 56% 62%
  • 29. Interactive Poll *The poll will be open for 10 seconds Does your school provide guidance or advice to students about appropriately sharing information on social websites? • Yes • No
  • 30. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Social media: tools to connect, collaborate, create Texting: 70% of private school students Gr 6-12 Twitter: 1 of 3 students in Gr 9-12 Creating videos: 24% of students in Gr 6-8
  • 31. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Massively multi-player online games (MMOG) ¼ of students in Gr 6-8 Facebook 37% of students in Gr 9-12 decrease of 41% since 2007 Social media: tools to connect, collaborate, create
  • 32. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Digital Footprint Actions Middle School High School I am careful about posting and texting information about myself or others 67% 64% I have advised friends to not post certain things about me or others 44% 43% I have stopped interacting with someone based upon their online profile 30% 31% I use digital footprints to find people to connect with 27% 26% I think it is important to have a positive online profile 46% 49% I don’t regularly post about myself online 36% 35% Private School Students’ Views on their Digital Footprint
  • 33. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 5% 10% 16% 28% 35% 39% 13% 15% 17% 31% 22% 46% Tweeted about an academic topic Found an expert online to answer questions Used online writing tools Watched a video to help with homework Played an online game to learn something Researched a website to learn more about a topic Gr 9-12 Gr 6-8 Private School Students’ Use of Digital Tools for Self-Directed Learning Outside of School
  • 34. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 DigitalWriting Activities High School Students Essays and school reports 72% Email 64% Creative writing, journaling and poetry 40% Captions for photos 31% Instant messaging or online chats 28% Text for social media sites 26% Blogging 22% Text for multi-media presentations 22% Tweets 21% Gaming conversational text 11% HTML coding 7% Private School Students’ Digital Writing Activities
  • 35. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 High School Students’ Digital Writing Activities Hours spend writing per week: All students in grades 9-12: 14 hours average High school girls: 15 hours Advanced tech using girls: 17 hours
  • 36. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Impact of technology on writing quality “Today’s students are better writers because of their access to digital tools” Private School Parents Private School Teachers Agree 57% 43% Disagree 30% 49% Not sure 13% 8%
  • 37. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 As a result of using technology at school …. Are students well prepared to use digital tools in college or a future job?
  • 38. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 As a result of using technology at school …. Are students well prepared to use digital tools in college or a future job? Stakeholders who say YES! Private Schools Public Schools Students in grades 6-8 72% 64% Students in grades 9-12 80% 65% Parents 81% 68% Administrators 88% 81%
  • 39. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Speak Up Goes to Washington, DC National Release of Speak Up 2013 National Findings 2014 Congressional Briefing: Impact of Digital Learning Tools to Support College and Career Readiness Monday, June 2, 2014 from 2-3:30PM Rayburn House Office Building, Gold Room
  • 40. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 What is your new digital learning playbook?
  • 41. 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 Speak Up 2014 opens in October (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 More Speak Up? www.tomorrow.org
  • 42. Thank you. Let’s continue this conversation. Julie Evans Project Tomorrow jevans@tomorrow.org 949-609-4660 x15 Twitter: JulieEvans_PT SpeakUpEd Copyright Project Tomorrow 2014 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 2014