The Ultimate Online Textbook:  What Students Say They Want  Speak Up 2009 National Findings January 15, 2010 Julie Evans C...
How are today’s students and teachers using digital content within learning?  What are students’ and parents’ aspirations ...
<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><ul><li>Learning & Teaching with Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>21 st  Century Skills: Digital Citizenship </li...
<ul><li>Collect  unique data  from stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Give stakeholders a  voice  in national/state policy </l...
Saluting our Speak Up 2009 Sponsors:
And our National Champion Outreach Partners:   + 75 other national  education associations &  nonprofit groups
And our National Champion Outreach Partners:   Complimentary registrations for:  Wendy Spriggs & Jay Feliciani Pasco Count...
Audience Response:   How did you get your morning news today? <ul><li>TV morning show </li></ul><ul><li>Radio broadcast </...
Research about K-12 Students & Technology Use:  Digital Content Speak Up 2009 Selected Data Findings (preliminary)
<ul><li>K-12 Students 280,484 </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers 38,946 </li></ul><ul><li>Parents (in English & Spanish) 28,062 </...
Speak Up Data Findings Who am I?  Warm Up Exercise
Who am I?  Profile characteristics: <ul><li>Wishes for their ultimate school </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online textbooks (29%) ...
Who am I?  Tech Self – Assessment (Advanced, Average, Beginner)   Role  Gender
Audience Response: Who am I?  <ul><li>Advanced Tech User </li></ul><ul><li>Average Tech User </li></ul><ul><li>Beginner Te...
Audience Response: Who am I?   <ul><li>Kindergarten student </li></ul><ul><li>Student - Grade 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Student ...
Audience Response: Who am I?  <ul><li>Girl/Female </li></ul><ul><li>Boy/Male </li></ul>
Audience Response: Who am I?
Who am I?  3 rd  Grade Girl with Average Tech Skills
Who am I?  Profile characteristics: <ul><li>Wishes for their ultimate school </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online textbooks (29%) ...
Introducing the “Digital Advance Team” Today’s K-12 Students Adopting/adapting technologies for learning Tech trend setter...
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><...
Introducing the “Digital Advance Team” <ul><li>Let’s listen in and learn!  </li></ul><ul><li>Activities, Attitudes and Asp...
<ul><ul><li>“ Digital disconnect”   is alive & well:   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the gap between how  </li></ul></ul><ul>...
<ul><ul><li>“ Digital disconnect” is alive & well:   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Between students and teachers </li></u...
Besides Internet research and  writing assignments, how are  students  using technology for schoolwork? How are  teachers ...
How are  students   using technology for schoolwork?
How are  educators  using technology?
So, how satisfied are today’s  students  with technology use at their school?
How satisfied are today’s  students   with technology use at their school? Students say: Not very!
Audience Response Besides time, what is the #1 major obstacle  students  face using technology at school? <ul><li>School f...
<ul><li>Students’ top responses: </li></ul><ul><li>I cannot use my cell phone, smart phone or MP3 (51%) </li></ul><ul><li>...
<ul><li>Students’ top responses:  </li></ul><ul><li>Let me use my own cell phone or mobile device (58%) </li></ul><ul><li>...
<ul><li>What if . . . .  students  designed  </li></ul><ul><li>the “ultimate digital textbook?”  </li></ul><ul><li>What  f...
<ul><li>Electronic notes and highlighting (49%) </li></ul><ul><li>Communications with peers (49%) </li></ul><ul><li>Calcul...
Parents   design the online textbook <ul><li>Over a majority of parents agree: </li></ul><ul><li>Search by keyword (64%) <...
Parents   design the online textbook Only 8% of parents do not  think online textbooks are a good idea.
Teachers:  What types of digital resources are you using in the classroom?
Teachers:  How do you decide which digital resources to use in your classroom?  Find my own 50% Recommended on teacher web...
Audience Response Teachers:  What is the best way to evaluate quality in digital resources?  <ul><li>Source is established...
Teachers & Administrators:  What is the best way to evaluate quality in digital resources?
Administrators:  What are the benefits of using digital resources in your school or district?  <ul><li>Top vote getters:  ...
Administrators:  What are the benefits of using digital resources in your school or district?  <ul><li>Bottom vote getters...
Administrators:  What are the top 3 barriers to integrating digital resources into your curriculum?  <ul><li>Our teachers ...
What if you could design the  ultimate school . . . . what technologies would have the greatest impact on student learning...
<ul><li>Games and virtual simulations </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile computers for each student </li></ul><ul><li>School wide In...
<ul><li>For the past 6 years, students in Kindergarten thru 12 th  grade have said the same thing every year:  </li></ul>W...
<ul><li>For the past six years, students in Kindergarten thru 12 th  grade have said the same thing every year:  </li></ul...
<ul><li>But in Speak Up 2009, the students now say:  </li></ul>What do  students  say is the #1 tech tool  or service that...
<ul><li>But in Speak Up 2009, the students now say:  </li></ul><ul><li>Give a mobile computer with school Wifi that I can ...
What if you could design the ultimate school?
Introducing the “Digital Advance Team” Today’s K-12 Students Adopting/adapting technologies for learning Tech trend setter...
<ul><li>Key trends to watch: </li></ul><ul><li>Continuing “digital disconnects”  </li></ul><ul><li>Spectrum of digital nat...
<ul><li>Key trends to watch: </li></ul><ul><li>Self directed learning for student & teacher  </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone is...
Recommendations from the “ Digital Advance Team”  Are we listening?
Recommendations from the “ Digital Advance Team”  <ul><li>Are we listening?  </li></ul><ul><li>Un-tether learning </li></u...
Recommendations from the “ Digital Advance Team”  <ul><li>Are we listening?  </li></ul><ul><li>Learning that is   </li></u...
<ul><li>Webinars, podcasts and reports such as:  </li></ul><ul><li>National Speak Up 2008 Findings (Mar 2009) </li></ul><u...
More Speak Up?  www.tomorrow.org  Newest report: Learning in the 21st Century: Parents’ Perspectives,  Parents’ Priorities...
<ul><li>Speak Up:  Students & Parents </li></ul><ul><li>Congressional Briefing:  Week of March 15th </li></ul><ul><li>Pane...
The Future Voice of Education? It is here today . . .
The Future Voice of Education? It is here today . . .   I believe that &quot;the purpose of education is not to make men c...
More data and reports are available on  our website:  www.tomorrow.org Julie Evans Project Tomorrow [email_address] 949-60...
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  1. 1. The Ultimate Online Textbook: What Students Say They Want Speak Up 2009 National Findings January 15, 2010 Julie Evans Chief Executive Officer Project Tomorrow
  2. 2. How are today’s students and teachers using digital content within learning? What are students’ and parents’ aspirations for digital content? How are schools and districts addressing digital content and resources? <ul><li>Today’s Discussion </li></ul>
  3. 3. <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
  4. 4. <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.
  5. 5. <ul><ul><li>Learning & Teaching with Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>21 st Century Skills: Digital Citizenship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Math Instruction & Career Interests in STEM and Teaching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet Safety </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education Continuity – Administrators’ Challenges </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 / E-textbooks </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Educational Games </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 tools and applications </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Designing the 21st Century School </li></ul></ul>Speak Up 2009 survey question themes
  6. 6. <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?
  7. 7. Saluting our Speak Up 2009 Sponsors:
  8. 8. And our National Champion Outreach Partners: + 75 other national education associations & nonprofit groups
  9. 9. And our National Champion Outreach Partners: Complimentary registrations for: Wendy Spriggs & Jay Feliciani Pasco County Schools Dorothy Hixson & Dawna Boberski Brevard County Schools
  10. 10. Audience Response: How did you get your morning news today? <ul><li>TV morning show </li></ul><ul><li>Radio broadcast </li></ul><ul><li>Print newspaper </li></ul><ul><li>Overheard at Starbucks </li></ul><ul><li>News sent to my smartphone </li></ul><ul><li>Online news site </li></ul><ul><li>I avoid the news! </li></ul>
  11. 11. Research about K-12 Students & Technology Use: Digital Content Speak Up 2009 Selected Data Findings (preliminary)
  12. 12. <ul><li>K-12 Students 280,484 </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers 38,946 </li></ul><ul><li>Parents (in English & Spanish) 28,062 </li></ul><ul><li>School/District Administrators 4,234 </li></ul><ul><li>Schools / Districts +5700 / +1000 </li></ul><ul><li>Top Participating States (# of participants) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Top 10: TX, AL, CA, FL, AZ, MD, PA, NC, MO, IL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>About Speak Up Schools: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>34% urban, 32% suburban, 32% rural </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>38% Title 1 eligible – indication of high poverty </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>32% majority-minority student population </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>National Speak Up 2009 Participation (preliminary)
  13. 13. Speak Up Data Findings Who am I? Warm Up Exercise
  14. 14. Who am I? Profile characteristics: <ul><li>Wishes for their ultimate school </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online textbooks (29%) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High tech science tools (39%) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online tools for organization (35%) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Access to mobile devices: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MP3 player (44%) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Game player (53%) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Laptop (44%) </li></ul></ul>Participates in immersive virtual reality environments (39%) Uses Internet for research (51%) and online assessments (35%)
  15. 15. Who am I? Tech Self – Assessment (Advanced, Average, Beginner) Role Gender
  16. 16. Audience Response: Who am I? <ul><li>Advanced Tech User </li></ul><ul><li>Average Tech User </li></ul><ul><li>Beginner Tech User </li></ul>
  17. 17. Audience Response: Who am I? <ul><li>Kindergarten student </li></ul><ul><li>Student - Grade 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Student - Grade 7 </li></ul><ul><li>Student - Grade 10 </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Principal </li></ul>
  18. 18. Audience Response: Who am I? <ul><li>Girl/Female </li></ul><ul><li>Boy/Male </li></ul>
  19. 19. Audience Response: Who am I?
  20. 20. Who am I? 3 rd Grade Girl with Average Tech Skills
  21. 21. Who am I? Profile characteristics: <ul><li>Wishes for their ultimate school </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online textbooks (29%) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High tech science tools (39%) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online tools for organization (35%) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Access to mobile devices: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MP3 player (44%) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Game player (53%) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Laptop (44%) </li></ul></ul>Participates in immersive virtual reality environments (39%) Uses Internet for research (51%) and online assessments (35%)
  22. 22. Introducing the “Digital Advance Team” Today’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 ultimately catch up
  23. 23. Introducing the “Digital Advance Team” So, what are the next emerging technologies to be paced by the “ Digital Advance Team?”
  24. 24. <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
  25. 25. Introducing the “Digital Advance Team” <ul><li>Let’s listen in and learn! </li></ul><ul><li>Activities, Attitudes and Aspirations </li></ul><ul><li>Disconnects and Differences </li></ul><ul><li>Trends and Leverage Points </li></ul>
  26. 26. <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:
  27. 27. <ul><ul><li>“ Digital disconnect” is alive & well: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Between students and teachers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Between advanced tech students and other students </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Between girls and boys </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Between older and younger students </li></ul></ul></ul>Key findings from Speak Up data:
  28. 28. Besides Internet research and writing assignments, how are students using technology for schoolwork? How are teachers and administrators using technology for their professional tasks?
  29. 29. How are students using technology for schoolwork?
  30. 30. How are educators using technology?
  31. 31. So, how satisfied are today’s students with technology use at their school?
  32. 32. How satisfied are today’s students with technology use at their school? Students say: Not very!
  33. 33. Audience Response Besides time, what is the #1 major obstacle students face using technology at school? <ul><li>School filters and firewalls block websites </li></ul><ul><li>I cannot use my own cell phone, smart phone or MP3 </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers limit our technology use </li></ul><ul><li>Too many rules against using technology </li></ul><ul><li>Internet access is too slow </li></ul>
  34. 34. <ul><li>Students’ top responses: </li></ul><ul><li>I cannot use my cell phone, smart phone or MP3 (51%) </li></ul><ul><li>School filters and firewalls block websites (49%) </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers limit our technology use (34%) </li></ul><ul><li>Too many rules! (26%) </li></ul><ul><li>Internet access is too slow (20%) </li></ul>Besides time, what are the major obstacles students face using technology at school?
  35. 35. <ul><li>Students’ top responses: </li></ul><ul><li>Let me use my own cell phone or mobile device (58%) </li></ul><ul><li>Let me use my own laptop (42%) </li></ul><ul><li>Give me unlimited Internet access (42%) </li></ul><ul><li>Let me access my school projects from any computer – home or at school (40%) </li></ul>Students: How could your school make it easier for you to work electronically?
  36. 36. <ul><li>What if . . . . students designed </li></ul><ul><li>the “ultimate digital textbook?” </li></ul><ul><li>What features & functionality would </li></ul><ul><li>students say are essential for learning? </li></ul><ul><li>What would parents say? </li></ul>
  37. 37. <ul><li>Electronic notes and highlighting (49%) </li></ul><ul><li>Communications with peers (49%) </li></ul><ul><li>Calculator (49%) </li></ul><ul><li>Search by keyword (48%) </li></ul><ul><li>Games (45%) and simulations (41%) </li></ul><ul><li>Self assessments (43%) </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced topics (42%) </li></ul><ul><li>Links to real time data and websites (41%) </li></ul><ul><li>Access to online tutors (42%) </li></ul><ul><li>Download to phone (40%) </li></ul><ul><li>Create own podcasts and videocasts (37%) </li></ul>Students design an online textbook: desired features
  38. 38. Parents design the online textbook <ul><li>Over a majority of parents agree: </li></ul><ul><li>Search by keyword (64%) </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic notes and highlighting (60%) </li></ul><ul><li>Self assessments (57%) </li></ul><ul><li>Access to online tutors (56%) </li></ul><ul><li>Animations and simulations (55%) </li></ul><ul><li>Tools for organization (54%) </li></ul><ul><li>Links to real time data and websites (52%) </li></ul><ul><li>Tools to help develop writing skills (52%) </li></ul>
  39. 39. Parents design the online textbook Only 8% of parents do not think online textbooks are a good idea.
  40. 40. Teachers: What types of digital resources are you using in the classroom?
  41. 41. Teachers: How do you decide which digital resources to use in your classroom? Find my own 50% Recommended on teacher websites 40% From our school/district portal 33% Recommended in curriculum guide 32% Create my own 29% Recommended by textbook publisher 28% I don’t regularly use in my lessons 15%
  42. 42. Audience Response Teachers: What is the best way to evaluate quality in digital resources? <ul><li>Source is established media or content producer </li></ul><ul><li>Source is content expert </li></ul><ul><li>Certified by an education association </li></ul><ul><li>Created by a teacher </li></ul><ul><li>It’s an Open Education Resource </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Referred by a colleague </li></ul>
  43. 43. Teachers & Administrators: What is the best way to evaluate quality in digital resources?
  44. 44. Administrators: What are the benefits of using digital resources in your school or district? <ul><li>Top vote getters: </li></ul><ul><li>Increases student engagement (52%) </li></ul><ul><li>Extends learning beyond school day (49%) </li></ul><ul><li>Prepares students for world of work (46%) </li></ul>
  45. 45. Administrators: What are the benefits of using digital resources in your school or district? <ul><li>Bottom vote getters: </li></ul><ul><li>Cost savings (30%) </li></ul><ul><li>Makes use of current tech we have (28%) </li></ul><ul><li>Improves teacher productivity (25%) </li></ul>
  46. 46. Administrators: What are the top 3 barriers to integrating digital resources into your curriculum? <ul><li>Our teachers are not trained </li></ul><ul><li>We don’t have enough computers for every student </li></ul><ul><li>We don’t have the funds to purchase digital resources </li></ul>
  47. 47. What if you could design the ultimate school . . . . what technologies would have the greatest impact on student learning? Favorite question for districts seeking stakeholder input into technology investment decisions
  48. 48. <ul><li>Games and virtual simulations </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile computers for each student </li></ul><ul><li>School wide Internet access </li></ul><ul><li>Student access to communications tools at school </li></ul><ul><li>Online textbooks </li></ul><ul><li>Online classes </li></ul>Audience Response: What do students say is the #1 tech tool or service that will impact their learning?
  49. 49. <ul><li>For the past 6 years, students in Kindergarten thru 12 th grade have said the same thing every year: </li></ul>What do students say is the #1 tech tool or service that will impact their learning?
  50. 50. <ul><li>For the past six years, students in Kindergarten thru 12 th grade have said the same thing every year: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Give me a laptop for my personal use at school and at home” </li></ul>What do students say is the #1 tech tool or service that will impact their learning?
  51. 51. <ul><li>But in Speak Up 2009, the students now say: </li></ul>What do students say is the #1 tech tool or service that will impact their learning?
  52. 52. <ul><li>But in Speak Up 2009, the students now say: </li></ul><ul><li>Give a mobile computer with school Wifi that I can use to access my online textbooks, classes and educational games! </li></ul>What do students say is the #1 tech tool or service that will impact their learning?
  53. 53. What if you could design the ultimate school?
  54. 54. Introducing the “Digital Advance Team” Today’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 ultimately catch up
  55. 55. <ul><li>Key trends to watch: </li></ul><ul><li>Continuing “digital disconnects” </li></ul><ul><li>Spectrum of digital native-ness </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple “computers” in the backpack </li></ul><ul><li>Embracing & adapting new technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Anytime, anyplace, anywhere, any pace learning </li></ul>Speak Up Findings
  56. 56. <ul><li>Key trends to watch: </li></ul><ul><li>Self directed learning for student & teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone is a content developer </li></ul><ul><li>Make it relevant to me! </li></ul><ul><li>Blend of informal & formal learning opps </li></ul><ul><li>Beyond engagement to productivity benefits </li></ul><ul><li>“ Long tail” of training & education </li></ul>Speak Up Findings
  57. 57. Recommendations from the “ Digital Advance Team” Are we listening?
  58. 58. Recommendations from the “ Digital Advance Team” <ul><li>Are we listening? </li></ul><ul><li>Un-tether learning </li></ul><ul><li>New learning spaces </li></ul><ul><li>Social based learning </li></ul><ul><li>Digital resources add relevancy </li></ul><ul><li>Go beyond classroom walls </li></ul>
  59. 59. Recommendations from the “ Digital Advance Team” <ul><li>Are we listening? </li></ul><ul><li>Learning that is </li></ul><ul><li>Enabled </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging </li></ul><ul><li>Empowered </li></ul>How do we get there?
  60. 60. <ul><li>Webinars, podcasts and 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>More Speak Up? www.tomorrow.org
  61. 61. More Speak Up? www.tomorrow.org Newest report: Learning in the 21st Century: Parents’ Perspectives, Parents’ Priorities A collaboration with Blackboard Inc.
  62. 62. <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 (preliminary)
  63. 63. The Future Voice of Education? It is here today . . .
  64. 64. The Future Voice of Education? It is here today . . . I believe that &quot;the purpose of education is not to make men carpenters, but to make carpenters men.&quot; To be competitive in a workplace that is changing and will change continuously throughout our careers, my peers and I need to be able to read and understand new information at a level never before prevalent. This should be, however, a familiar aim for the forces of academia, however, since what we must learn, in essence, is to learn. I would ensure a broad and balanced education that exposes every student to rigorous inquiry in every discipline, from physics to pottery and makes them active participants in the process of inquiry and learning. (11 th grader, Pittsburgh PA)
  65. 65. 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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