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    Students’ Vision, Parents’ Choice, Educators’ Reality: Students’ Vision, Parents’ Choice, Educators’ Reality: Presentation Transcript

    • Students’ Vision, Parents’ Choice, Educators’ Reality: Are we on the same page? Twitter: #vss309s3Julie Evans, Project Tomorrow CEO – November 10, 2011 © Project Tomorrow 2011
    • 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’ realities? What is the unique parent perspective on online learning?• What challenges or obstacles do educators face in implementing online learning? What benefits are already being realized? What is holding back greater adoption?• How can the students’ vision influence the next generation of online learning solutions? © Project Tomorrow 2011
    • Discussion Agenda: About the Speak Up Project Online Learning Trend Data Discussion with our Expert Panelists Conversation – your insights! Speak Up 2010 National Findings Views of K-12 Students, Teachers, Parents and Administrators © Project Tomorrow 2011
    • Meet our Panel of Experts! Ashleigh Neier Student Jazmyn Styles Student Marcoy Boateng Student Stephanie Neier Parent Kaitlyn Belcher Teacher LaToya Dix Administrator © Project Tomorrow 2011
    • Speak Up National Research ProjectAnnual national research project Online surveys + focus groups Open for all K-12 schools and schools of education Institutions receive free report with their own dataCollect ideas ↔ Stimulate conversations K-12 Students, Teachers, Parents, Administrators, Librarians Pre-Service Teachers in Schools of EducationInform policies & programs Analysis and reporting of findings and trends Consulting services to help transform teaching and learning © Project Tomorrow 2011
    • 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 theempowerment of student voices in education. © Project Tomorrow 2011
    • Speak Up survey question themes Learning & Teaching with Technology 21st Century Skills: Digital Citizenship Science and Math Instruction / STEM Career Interests 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 2011
    • Speak Up National Research Project• Empowering authentic voices – since 2003: 1.9 million K-12 students 180,000 teachers and librarians 124,000 parents 15,500 school and district leaders 30,000 K-12 schools – from all 50 states, DC, American military base schools, Canada, Mexico, Australia, int’l schools . . . 2.2 million respondents © Project Tomorrow 2011
    • Saluting our Speak Up Sponsors © Project Tomorrow 2011
    • Many thanks to our K-12 National ChampionOutreach Partners: © Project Tomorrow 2011
    • Calling all students, parents & educators to participatein Speak Up 2011! New online surveys for students, parents & educators open for input: October 10 - December 23 Data back to schools & districts – use for grants & planning February 2012 National data release – inform national/state policies & funding: March 2012 Learn more at www.tomorrow.org Enable, engage, empower your school’s stakeholder voices! © Project Tomorrow 2011
    • Voices of K-12 StakeholdersSpeak Up 2010 Activities, Attitudes & Aspirations Disconnects & Differences Trends & Leverage Points © Project Tomorrow 2011
    • National Speak Up 2010 Participation: 379,355 K-12 Students 294,399 Teachers 35,525 Librarians 2,135 Parents (in English & Spanish) 42,267 School/District Administrators 3,578 Technology Leaders 1,391 Schools / Districts 6,541 / 1,340 Top 12 participating states: TX, CA, AL, AZ, FL, NC, IL, MD, IN, NV, PA, WI About Speak Up participating schools: 51% Title 1 eligible – indicating community poverty 34% urban, 29% suburban, 37% rural © Project Tomorrow 2011
    • 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 © Project Tomorrow 2011
    • Administrators: Increased interestin emerging technologies such asonline learningWhy?1. Many more educators are tech users2. Increased student and parent demand3. Budget woes driving creative thinking © Project Tomorrow 2011
    • What can the Speak Upfindings tell us about the future of learning? © Project Tomorrow 2011
    • What can the Speak Up data tell us about thefuture of learning? • Student vision for tech use mirrors desires for learning in general • Educators have potential to enable, engage and empower this new learning vision • By examining the synergies and the disconnects we can develop a shared vision for the future of learning © Project Tomorrow 2011
    • Result: A new uniquely “student vision” for leveraging emergingtechnologies to drive achievement and educational productivity © Project Tomorrow 2011
    • The Student Vision for 21st Century Learning Social–based learning Un–tethered learning Digitally–rich learning © Project Tomorrow 2011
    • The Student Vision for 21st Century LearningSocial–based learningUn–tethered learningDigitally–rich learning Online learning addresses all 3 essential elements! © Project Tomorrow 2011
    • Speak Up 2010 National Findings Two national releases in Washington DC April 1 and May 11, 2011 The New 3 E’s of Education:Enabled, Engaged, Empowered Report #1: How today’s students are leveraging emerging technologies for learningReport #2: How today’s educators are advancing a new vision for teaching and learning © Project Tomorrow 2011
    • The New 3 E’s of Education:Enabled, Engaged, Empowered Key Trends: Mobile Learning Online Learning E-Textbooks and Digital Content © Project Tomorrow 2011
    • A special report:Learning in the 21st Century:2011 Trends UpdateReleased in June 2011 incollaboration with Blackboard, Inc. © Project Tomorrow 2011
    • The New 3 E’s of Education:Enabled, Engaged, EmpoweredKey Trends: Online Learning © Project Tomorrow 2011
    • “Online learning enables a greater personalization of the learning process for both students and educators and facilitates opportunities to collaborate with peers and experts, thus empowering a new sense of personal ownership of the learning process.” Learning in the 21st Century: 2011 Trends Update A special collaboration with Blackboard, Inc. © Project Tomorrow 2011
    • Who is learning online today? Administrators: Who is your primary audience for online learning? Audience 2008 2010 Administrators 21% 36% Teachers 49% 53% Traditional students 24% 40% Home-schooled students 5% 13% Students in continuation schools 3% 18% At risk students 10% 16% © Project Tomorrow 2011
    • Who is learning online today? Administrators: Types of Online Learning Provided to Students 6% Self directed class 4% 27% Blended class 14% 9%100% class - other teachers 7% 13% 100% class - our teachers 9% 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 2009 2010 © Project Tomorrow 2011
    • Who is learning online today? Growth in student participation in online classes Middle School High School Students Students Type of online participation 2010 2009 2008 2010 2009 2008 Took an online class for school 19% 13% 9% 30% 18% 10% Took an online class for personal interest 5% 8% 7% 8% 9% 4% © Project Tomorrow 2011
    • What is the unmet demand for online learning? If you have not taken an online class, would you like to? Yes! Students in Gr 3-5 30% Students in Gr 6-8 34% Students in Gr 9-12 38% What would you recommend as a good investment to enhance student achievement? 34% of parents say “online classes” © Project Tomorrow 2011
    • What is propelling this new interest? Value of Online Learning for Students District Value of Online Learning Principals Administrators Keeping students engaged in school 37% 46% Increasing graduation rates 32% 44% Offering academic remediation 32% 39% Providing scheduling alternatives 25% 37% Programs for at risk students 23% 29% Offer dual enrollment courses 15% 20% Provide advanced coursework 14% 25% © Project Tomorrow 2011
    • What is propelling this new interest? 27% of teachers and 50% of librarians have taken an online class for PD 26% of teachers now say online is their preferred method for PD 36% of administrators say they have taken an online class for their own PD 34% of administrators want pre-service teachers to have had an online learning experience; 17% want experience in teaching an online class before hiring © Project Tomorrow 2011
    • Can online learning transform the learningprocess? Students: Why do you want to take an online class? For high school students, traditional reasons: scheduling and college credit. For middle school students, it’s about changing the learning paradigm. © Project Tomorrow 2011
    • Why do you want to take an online class?For high school students, traditional reasons: scheduling andcollege credit.For middle school students, it’s about changing the learningparadigm. Get extra help in a tough subject More comfortable asking questions In control of my own learning More motivated to learn Work at my own pace Review class materials whenever I want Share ideas with my classmates © Project Tomorrow 2011
    • Students say they face barriers in accessingonline classes“I don’t know about the classes offered at my school” (34%)“My school does not offer online classes” (29%)“I don’t know how to sign up for online classes” (24%)“I don’t know how to find out about online classes” (23%)“I can’t afford to pay for an online class” (17%) © Project Tomorrow 2011
    • Given the demand and the interest, what isstanding in the way of greater adoption? Administrators identify barriers to offering online courses 30% Limited state funding 36% 26% Evaluating quality of online courses or curriculum 8% 18% Lack of expertise to create online courses 17% 15% Teacher compensation 20% 14% Teachers are not comfortable teaching online courses 21% 12% Teachers are reluctant to teach online classes 14% 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 2009 2010 © Project Tomorrow 2011
    • Given the demand and the interest, what isstanding in the way of greater adoption? Administrators identify barriers to offering online courses 30% Limited state funding 36% 26% Evaluating quality of online courses or curriculum 8% 18% Lack of expertise to create online courses 17% 15% Teacher compensation 20% 14% Teachers are not comfortable teaching online courses 21% 12% Teachers are reluctant to teach online classes 14% 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 2009 2010 © Project Tomorrow 2011
    • Which factors are most important whenevaluating online course quality? Administrators say: 1. Standards alignment 77% 2. Ease of use by students and teachers 63% 3. Student achievement results 54% 4. Source = teachers/curriculum specialists 42% 5. Includes imbedded assessments 36% © Project Tomorrow 2011
    • Given the demand and the interest, what isstanding in the way of greater adoption? Teachers Interest in Online Teaching (Based on years experience) 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% 50% Taught 100% online class Taught blended online class Researched teaching online class Interested: teaching online classNot interested: teaching online class 1-3 years 4-10 years 11-15 years 16+ years © Project Tomorrow 2011
    • The Student Vision for 21st Century Learning Social–based learning Un–tethered learning Digitally–rich learning © Project Tomorrow 2011
    • Imagine you are designing the ultimate school. Which technology tools and serviceswould have the greatest positive impact on learning? © Project Tomorrow 2011
    • Imagine you are designing the ultimate school. Which technology tools and serviceswould have the greatest positive impact on learning? Are we all on the same page? © Project Tomorrow 2011
    • Ultimate School: Are we on the same page? Ultimate School: Engaging Social-based Learning Online tutors Online classes Collaboration toolsChat rooms for students 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% Gr 6-8 Students Gr 9-12 Students Parents Administrators © Project Tomorrow 2011
    • What is the bottom line? Today’s studentswant learning that is: Enabled Engaging Empowered © Project Tomorrow 2011
    • More Speak Up? www.tomorrow.org• National Speak Up Findings and reports• Additional data analysis from Speak Up 2010• Presentations, podcasts and webinars• Evaluation services• Reports and white papers• Participate in Speak Up 2011! © Project Tomorrow 2011
    • 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’ realities? What is the unique parent perspective on online learning?• What challenges or obstacles do educators face in implementing online learning? What benefits are already being realized? What is holding back greater adoption?• How can the students’ vision influence the next generation of online learning solutions? © Project Tomorrow 2011
    • Meet our Panel of Experts! Ashleigh Neier Student Jazmyn Styles Student Marcoy Boateng Student Stephanie Neier Parent Kaitlyn Belcher Teacher LaToya Dix Administrator © Project Tomorrow 2011
    • Calling all students, parents & educators to participatein Speak Up 2011! New online surveys for students, parents & educators open for input: October 10 - December 23 Data back to schools & districts – use for grants & planning February 2012 National data release – inform national/state policies & funding: March 2012 Learn more at www.tomorrow.org Enable, engage, empower your school’s stakeholder voices! © Project Tomorrow 2011
    • Thank you. Let’s continue this conversation. Julie Evans Project Tomorrow jevans@tomorrow.org 949-609-4660 x15 Twitter: JulieEvans_PT Copyright Project Tomorrow 2011.This work is the intellectual property of the author. Permission is grantedfor 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. © Project Tomorrow 2011