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  • 1. Julie Evans Project Tomorrow [email_address] The New K-12 Student Vision for Learning: CPS Students Speak Up about Emerging Technologies
    • Speak Up 2009
    • National Findings
    • Chicago Findings
  • 2. Today’s Discussion: The Big Questions
    • What are the expectations of K-12 students for 21st century learning?
    • How does that student vision compare with the educators’ reality ? What is the parents’ perspective?
    • How can you leverage Speak Up to advance effective teaching and learning in your school?
    • What is the future of learning?
  • 3. Discussion Agenda:
    • Speak Up National Research Project
    • Student Vision for 21st Century Education
    • Perspectives of Educators & Parents
    • Trends We Are Watching
    • Participate in Speak Up 2010!
    Speak Up Research Project: Views of Students, Teachers, Parents, Administrators & Pre-Service Teachers National Data – Chicago Public Schools Data
  • 4.
    • 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
  • 5.
    • Empowering authentic voices – since 2003:
      • 1.6 million K-12 students
      • 142,000 teachers
      • 82,000 parents
      • 10,500 school leaders
      • 1,900 pre-service teachers
      • 23,000 K-12 schools – from all 50 states, DC, American military base schools, Canada, Mexico, Australia, int’l schools . . .
      • 71 schools of education
    Speak Up National Research Project 1.85 million respondents
  • 6.
    • Speak Up is facilitated annually
    • by Project Tomorrow
    • (formerly known as NetDay)
    Project Tomorrow (www.tomorrow.org) is the leading education nonprofit organization dedicated to the empowerment of student voices in education.
  • 7.
      • 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
    Speak Up 2009 survey question themes
  • 8. Online surveys available for: K-12 students Parents (in Spanish too!) Teachers & Administrators Pre-service teachers Librarians & Technology Coordinators Surveys open for input: Until Jan 21 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.
  • 9.
        • National CPS
    • K-12 Students 127,248 3,909
    • Educators 17,347 63
    • Parents 15,484 6
      • “ Leading the Pack” schools:
      • Pasteur Elementary
      • Twain Elementary
      • Dawes Elementary
    Speak Up 2010 Participation – as 12/2/10!
  • 10. What can the Speak Up findings tell us about the future of learning?
  • 11.
    • Increasingly, students’ aspirations around the use of emerging technologies within education is a reflection of their desired vision for learning in general.
    What can the Speak Up data tell us about the future of learning?
  • 12.
    • Activities, Attitudes & Aspirations
    • Disconnects & Differences
    • Trends & Leverage Points
    Voices of Education Stakeholders - Speak Up 2009
  • 13.
    • 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
    National Speak Up 2009 Participation: 370,565
  • 14.
      • 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
    National Speak Up 2009 Participation: 370,565
  • 15.
    • 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
    Release of two national reports March 16 and May 5, 2010 Available at: www.tomorrow.org
  • 16. Key Findings: Speak Up 2003 – 2010
    • Students function as a “ Digital Advance Team ”
    • Students regularly adopt and adapt emerging technologies for learning
    • Students’ frustrations with the unsophisticated use of technologies within education
    • Lack of relevancy in education exacerbated
    • Persistent digital disconnect between students and adults
  • 17. A new uniquely “student vision” for leveraging emerging technologies to drive achievement and educational productivity
  • 18. 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
  • 19. 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
  • 20.
    • Students’ use of technology for communication
    • and collaboration outside of school
  • 21.
    • Students’ use of collaboration and communications tools for school work
  • 22.
    • CPS middle school students’ use of social networking sites
    Update my profile 48% Primary communications vehicle 37% Meet/learn about friends 23% When I get home, first thing I check 21% Use it to get help on schoolwork 20% “ Friends” with my parents 16% Helps me keep better organized 13% Hurt feelings/harassed online 6%
  • 23. 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
  • 24. K-12 students have a lot of personal devices that they would like to use for schoolwork 85% 75% 48% 35% MP 3 31% 20% 19% 14% Smart phone 67% 55% 23% 17% Cell phone 70% 44% 26% 27% Laptop Gr 9-12 Gr 6-8 (CPS) Gr 3-5 (CPS) K-2 Personal device
  • 25.
    • CPS students face obstacles using tech at school
    • Top responses from students:
    • I cannot use my mobile device ( 48% / 53%)
    • School filters and firewalls block websites I need ( 22% / 34 %)
    • Teachers limit our technology use ( 30% / 34 %)
    • Too many rules! ( 32% / 29 %)
        • Cannot access my communications tools
        • Rules that limit use of my school’s technology
    CPS Gr 6-8 Students / National Gr 6-8 Students
  • 26.
    • How schools could make it easier to use technology – the CPS student point of view
    • Students say:
    • Let me use my own mobile device ( 46% / 56%)
    • Let me use my own laptop ( 44% / 44%)
    • Access my school projects from any computer – home or at school ( 38% / 43%)
    • Unlimited Internet access on campus ( 37% / 40%)
    • I want to access my social networking site and communications tools ( 30% / 32%)
    • Give us more electrical outlets ( 20% / 26%)
  • 27.
    • Students believe that mobile devices can enhance personal productivity
  • 28.
    • Students’ suggested use of mobile devices for learning purposes
  • 29.
    • Teachers’ biggest concern about using
    • mobile devices at school
    • While 56% of teachers say that the greatest benefit to using mobile devices:
            • increases student engagement in school and learning
            • 76% say their biggest concern however
            • is students will be distracted doing other things (texting, surfing, games)
  • 30. Parents’ willingness to purchase mobile devices for their child to use at school
  • 31. Who is learning online today in K-12 schools? 4% 9% 7% 8% Took an online class for personal reasons 10% 18% 9% 13% Took an online class for school 2008 2009 2008 2009 9 th -12 th grade 6 th - 8 th grade Growth in student participation in online classes
  • 32. Who is learning online today in K-12 schools?
    • Do you know someone who has taken an online class?
        • Yes: 65% of high school students
        • Yes: 53% of middle school students
  • 33. Who is learning online today in K-12 schools?
    • Do you know someone who has taken an online class?
        • Yes: 65% of high school students
        • Yes: 53% of CPS middle school students
        • 1/3 of parents have taken an online
        • class for work or personal reasons
  • 34.
    • 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%)
  • 35.
    • 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%)
  • 36. 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%)
  • 37. 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
  • 38.
      • Three themes emerge from the data:
          • Students want interactivity and relevancy
          • They want tools to facilitate collaboration
          • They want ways to personalize learning
    Students’ desires for the features and functionality of online textbooks
  • 39.
    • Students want their digital textbooks to facilitate collaboration
  • 40.
    • Students want to use their digital textbooks to personalize learning
  • 41.
    • Students want their digital textbooks to be interactive and relevant
  • 42.
    • And interest in games within learning increases with age – but without gender bias
    What would be the benefits of games within learning?
  • 43. What is the value proposition for technology in education? Teachers, Administrators and Parents
  • 44. What is the value proposition for technology in education?
  • 45. Teachers: How has your use of technology within instruction impacted your students? Top responses: More motivated to learn 51% Developing creativity 39% More participation in discussions 30% Applying knowledge to practical problems 30% Developing problem-solving/critical thinking skills 27%
  • 46. Teachers: How has the use of technology improved your effectiveness as a teacher? Top responses: Better organized 59% More productive 53% Facilitating student centered learning 39% Encouraging students to be self-directed 39% Creating more relevant lessons 36% Creating more interactive lessons 34% Managing class more effectively 29% More connected with students 22%
  • 47.
    • Teachers’ Tipping Point Analysis
    What technology are you using in your classroom to enhance student achievement? Accessing the Internet Communications tools Computer projection Digital media tools ≥ 63 %
  • 48.
    • Teachers’ Tipping Point Analysis
    What technology are you using in your classroom to enhance student achievement? Accessing the Internet Communications tools Computer projection Digital media tools ≥ 63 % Games (42%) Online classes (10%) Interactive whiteboards Collaboration tools (27%) (36%) Online textbooks (19%) Mobile devices (10%) E-portfolios (10%) Virtual simulations (5%) ≤ 42%
  • 49. 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?
  • 50. 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
  • 51. Ultimate School: Are we on the same page?
  • 52. Ultimate School: Are we on the same page?
  • 53. Ultimate School: Are we on the same page?
  • 54.
    • Continuing “digital disconnects”
    • Spectrum of digital native-ness
    • Multiple “computers” in the backpack
    • Adaptation trumps adoption
    • Anytime, anyplace, anywhere, any pace learning
    • Developing personal expert networks
    Key trends we are watching:
  • 55.
    • Self directed learning for student & teacher
    • Everyone is a content developer
    • Make it relevant to me!
    • Blurring of informal & formal learning lines
    • Beyond engagement: it’s really about productivity!
    • “ Long tail” of training & education
    Key trends we are watching:
  • 56.
    • Increasingly, students’ aspirations around the use of emerging technologies within education is a reflection of their desired vision for learning in general.
    What can the Speak Up data tell us about the future of learning?
  • 57. The future of learning? Recommendations from the K-12 “Digital Advance Team” Learning that is: Enabled Engaging Empowered
  • 58. Leveraging a unique asset – the ideas of your students!
    • 82% of students would like to be more
    • involved and share their ideas
    • Give input through Speak Up
    • Have class discussions
    • 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
  • 59.
    • Collect unique data from stakeholders
    • Give stakeholders a voice in national/state policy
    • Support specific technology initiatives such as your iPad project or new teacher training
    • 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
    Why do schools & districts participate in Speak Up?
  • 60.
    • To have your students participate:
    • Link to: www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2010/
    • Enter school name
    • Enter IL
    • Enter CPS secret word: cps
    • Take 15 minute survey
    • Same directions for teachers, parents etc.
    Surveys open for input until Jan 21 Participate in Speak Up 2010!
  • 61.
    • Need help? We are here to help you!
    • Check out our resources at http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/
    • Promotional tools – sample flyers and url links
    • FAQ
    • Lesson plans
    • Contact Jenny at [email_address] or
    • 949-609-4660 x12
    Surveys open for input until Jan 21 Participate in Speak Up 2010!
  • 62.
    • A special report with your aggregated
    • school level data (and national data) in
    • February
    • Win a SMART Response Classroom Set: school with highest percentage of student surveys submitted by 1/21
    Surveys open for input until Jan 21 Participate in Speak Up 2010!
  • 63. Speak Up! Thank you. 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.