TCEA 2013 Convention & Exposition     Special Report Release  Learning in the 21st Century:    Digital Experiences and    ...
A big thank you to:             © 2013 Project Tomorrow
Our discussion agenda  About the Speak Up National Research Project  Context for this new research  Introduction of key...
Project Tomorrow, a national education nonprofit organizationPrograms:•  Research & evaluation studies•  School and commun...
Speak Up National Research ProjectAnnual national research project    Online surveys + focus groups    Open for all K-12...
Speak Up survey question themes    Learning & Teaching with Technology    21st Century Skills: Digital Citizenship & Glo...
Speak Up survey question themes     Learning & Teaching with Technology     21st Century Skills: Digital Citizenship & G...
National Speak Up for Aspiring Teachers    1,351 college student respondents    81% female, 19% male    75% enrolled in...
Let’s set some context . . . .               © 2013 Project Tomorrow
Administrators’ Realities                Wake	  Up	  in	  the	  Middle	  of	  the	  Night	  Issues	                       ...
Administrators’ RealitiesWhat has the greatest potential to enhancestudent achievement?                                   ...
Increasing demand for online classes    A “must have” for the ultimate school:    Students Gr 9-12                        ...
Administrators’ Realities: teachers’ adoptionAdministrators acknowledge criticality of teachertraining and comfort with us...
Realities: different views on value of ed tech District	  Admin	                                                          ...
Do we have a shared vision for the future ofdigital learning in our schools?  Online	  textbooks	        Online	  classes	...
Principals’ expectations for the next generationof teachersAbility to use technology to:1.  Communicate with parents & stu...
Learning in the 21st Century:Digital Experiencesand Expectations ofTomorrow’s Teachers A special collaborative report     ...
Learning in the 21st Century: Digital Experiences andExpectations of Tomorrow’s TeachersResearch questions:1.  What techno...
Learning in the 21st Century: Digital Experiences andExpectations of Tomorrow’s TeachersKey Finding #1:    Tomorrow’s teac...
Learning in the 21st Century: Digital Experiences andExpectations of Tomorrow’s TeachersKey Finding #1: Social	  Media	  U...
Learning in the 21st Century: Digital Experiences andExpectations of Tomorrow’s TeachersKey Finding #1:Aspiring teachers a...
Learning in the 21st Century: Digital Experiences andExpectations of Tomorrow’s TeachersKey Finding #2:   Tomorrow’s teach...
Learning in the 21st Century: Digital Experiences andExpectations of Tomorrow’s TeachersKey Finding #2:What is the best wa...
Learning in the 21st Century: Digital Experiences andExpectations of Tomorrow’s TeachersKey Finding #2:What is the best wa...
Learning in the 21st Century: Digital Experiences andExpectations of Tomorrow’s TeachersKey Finding #2:What technology too...
Learning in the 21st Century: Digital Experiences andExpectations of Tomorrow’s TeachersKey Finding #2:What technology too...
Learning in the 21st Century: Digital Experiences andExpectations of Tomorrow’s TeachersKey Finding #3:   School principal...
Learning in the 21st Century: Digital Experiences andExpectations of Tomorrow’s TeachersKey Finding #3:Principals’ expecta...
Learning in the 21st Century: Digital Experiences andExpectations of Tomorrow’s TeachersKey Finding #3:Evolving needs in t...
Learning in the 21st Century: Digital Experiences andExpectations of Tomorrow’s TeachersKey Finding #4: Tomorrow’s teacher...
Learning in the 21st Century: Digital Experiences andExpectations of Tomorrow’s TeachersKey Finding #4:  Impact	  of	  tec...
Learning in the 21st Century: Digital Experiences andExpectations of Tomorrow’s TeachersKey Finding #4: Impact	  of	  tech...
Learning in the 21st Century: Digital Experiences andExpectations of Tomorrow’s TeachersKey Finding #4:Thinking about your...
Learning in the 21st Century: Digital Experiences andExpectations of Tomorrow’s TeachersKey Finding #5: Tomorrow’s teacher...
Learning in the 21st Century: Digital Experiences andExpectations of Tomorrow’s TeachersKey Finding #5:Technology	  Tools	...
Learning in the 21st Century: Digital Experiences andExpectations of Tomorrow’s TeachersQuestions for further consideratio...
Learning in the 21st Century: Digital Experiences andExpectations of Tomorrow’s TeachersQuestions for further consideratio...
Learning in the 21st Century:Digital Experiencesand Expectations ofTomorrow’s TeachersAvailable at:Tomorrow.orgBlackboard....
More Speak Up? www.tomorrow.orgNational Speak Up Findings and reportsTargeted and thematic reports   Online learning trend...
A big thank you to:             © 2013 Project Tomorrow
Thank you.        Let’s continue this conversation.                      Julie Evans                  Project Tomorrow    ...
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Learning in the 21st Century: Digital Experiences and Expections of Tomorrow's Teachers

  1. 1. TCEA 2013 Convention & Exposition Special Report Release Learning in the 21st Century: Digital Experiences and Expectations of Tomorrow’s Teachers Julie Evans, Project Tomorrow CEO February 7, 2013
  2. 2. A big thank you to: © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  3. 3. Our discussion agenda  About the Speak Up National Research Project  Context for this new research  Introduction of key report findings  Questions for further consideration  Discussion Speak Up 2012 National Findings Views of Tomorrow’s Teachers in College Teacher Preparation Programs © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  4. 4. Project Tomorrow, a national education nonprofit organizationPrograms:•  Research & evaluation studies•  School and community programs•  Events for students Mission: To ensure that today’s students are prepared to become tomorrow’s leaders, innovators and engaged citizens of the world. © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  5. 5. 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   Pre-Service Teachers in Schools of EducationInform policies & programs   Analysis and reporting of findings and trends   Consulting services to help transform teaching and learning + 3 million surveys since 2003 © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  6. 6. Speak Up survey question themes   Learning & Teaching with Technology   21st Century Skills: Digital Citizenship & Global Awareness   Math and Science Instruction   Students’ Career Interests in STEM   Professional Development / Teacher Preparation   Internet Safety   Administrators’ Challenges   Emerging Technologies both in & out of the Classroom   Mobile Devices, Online Learning, Digital Content, E-textbooks   Educational Games, Social Media tools and applications   Flipped Classroom, Print to Digital, Online Assessments   Designing the 21st Century School © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  7. 7. Speak Up survey question themes   Learning & Teaching with Technology   21st Century Skills: Digital Citizenship & Global Awareness   Math and Science Instruction   Students’ Career Interests in STEM   Professional Development / Teacher Preparation   Internet Safety   Administrators’ Challenges   Emerging Technologies both in & out of the Classroom   Mobile Devices, Online Learning, Digital Content, E-textbooks   Educational Games, Social Media tools and applications   Flipped Classroom, Print to Digital, Online Assessments   Designing the 21st Century School Activities Value Propositions Aspirations © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  8. 8. National Speak Up for Aspiring Teachers  1,351 college student respondents  81% female, 19% male  75% enrolled in undergrad programs  25% in grad programs  41% aspiring to a multi-subject credential  46% aspiring to a single subject credential  Future teaching goals: o 4% pre-school, early education o 43% elementary school o 14% middle school Survey open period: o 35% high school 3/12 – 6/1 2012 © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  9. 9. Let’s set some context . . . . © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  10. 10. Administrators’ Realities Wake  Up  in  the  Middle  of  the  Night  Issues   Test  scores   48%   Staff  morale   45%   Curriculum  standards   44%   Adequate  funding     40%   Student  behavior   40%   School  safety   35%  Using  data  to  assess  achievement   30%   Adequate  technology   28%   0%   20%   40%   60%   © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  11. 11. Administrators’ RealitiesWhat has the greatest potential to enhancestudent achievement? School Site District Level Enhancing teacher effectiveness 57% 58% 21st century skills integration 49% 54% Leveraging technology 37% 49% Common Core Standards 49% 48% Engaging parents as co-teachers 37% 31% Enhancing pre-service 20% 23% preparation programs © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  12. 12. Increasing demand for online classes A “must have” for the ultimate school: Students Gr 9-12 46% Students Gr 6-8 41% Students Gr 3-5 38% Parents 36% Administrators 51% © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  13. 13. Administrators’ Realities: teachers’ adoptionAdministrators acknowledge criticality of teachertraining and comfort with using technology as key toimplementation Enabling Technology Administrator Concern Mobile learning Teachers don’t know how to incorporate mobiles within instruction – 35% Online classes Cannot find teachers interested/skilled in teaching online classes – 26% Digital content Teachers need training on how to leverage digital content effectively – 42% Teachers are reluctant to use digital content we have – 20% © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  14. 14. Realities: different views on value of ed tech District  Admin   How important is the effective use of technology to student success? Principals   Parents   Extremely   important   Important   Teachers   Somewhat   important   0%   10%   20%   30%   40%   50%   60%   © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  15. 15. Do we have a shared vision for the future ofdigital learning in our schools? Online  textbooks   Online  classes   Students   Games   Teachers   Principals  CollaboraPon  tools   BYOD   0%   10%   20%   30%   40%   50%   60%   70%   80%   © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  16. 16. Principals’ expectations for the next generationof teachersAbility to use technology to:1.  Communicate with parents & students 70%2.  Create and use multi-media 69%3.  Facilitate student collaborations 63%4.  Differentiate instruction 60%5.  Conduct online assessments 61%6.  Integrate digital content/e-textbooks 58%7.  Incorporate student owned mobiles 49%8.  Leverage social media effectively 45% © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  17. 17. Learning in the 21st Century:Digital Experiencesand Expectations ofTomorrow’s Teachers A special collaborative report with Blackboard, Inc. © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  18. 18. Learning in the 21st Century: Digital Experiences andExpectations of Tomorrow’s TeachersResearch questions:1.  What technologies are pre-service teachers using in their personal and educational lives?2.  How are they learning to integrate technology into instruction? What are they learning?3.  How do the expectations of principals align with the actual experiences of pre-service teachers?4.  What are the expectations of pre-service teachers for using technology in their future classroom? © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  19. 19. Learning in the 21st Century: Digital Experiences andExpectations of Tomorrow’s TeachersKey Finding #1: Tomorrow’s teachers are using a wide range of emerging technologies in their personal lives as well as to prepare for their future teaching assignments. © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  20. 20. Learning in the 21st Century: Digital Experiences andExpectations of Tomorrow’s TeachersKey Finding #1: Social  Media  Usage   Aspiring   Current   Teachers   Teachers   ParPcipaPng  in  an  online  community   17%   14%   Blogging   20%   11%   Using  TwiSer  to  communicate  or   30%   10%   follow  others   WriPng  via  a  Google  Docs™  program     35%   16%   or  similar  product   CommunicaPng  via  discussion  boards,   74%   50%   chat  sites  and  social  networking     UpdaPng  a  personal  social  networking   80%   55%   site     © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  21. 21. Learning in the 21st Century: Digital Experiences andExpectations of Tomorrow’s TeachersKey Finding #1:Aspiring teachers are tapping into tech-enabled,self-directed learning to support their careerpreparation  Online podcasts and video (45%)  Finding mentors online (42%)  Facebook as a collaboration site (35%)  Taking online assessments (22%)  Twitter as a professional learning tool (20%) © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  22. 22. Learning in the 21st Century: Digital Experiences andExpectations of Tomorrow’s TeachersKey Finding #2: Tomorrow’s teachers look to field study and student teaching mentors as well as university professors as role models of using technology effectively. © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  23. 23. Learning in the 21st Century: Digital Experiences andExpectations of Tomorrow’s TeachersKey Finding #2:What is the best way for you to learn about how tointegrate technology into instruction?1.  Field observations and student teaching 68%2.  Observation of college professors 62%3.  Classmates 56% © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  24. 24. Learning in the 21st Century: Digital Experiences andExpectations of Tomorrow’s TeachersKey Finding #2:What is the best way for you to learn about how tointegrate technology into instruction?1.  Field observations and student teaching 68%2.  Observation of college professors 62%3.  Classmates 56% Big question: are these always the most effective role models? © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  25. 25. Learning in the 21st Century: Digital Experiences andExpectations of Tomorrow’s TeachersKey Finding #2:What technology tools or techniques are youlearning to use in your methods classes?Top 3:1.  How to use Office tools 71%2.  Create a multi-media presentation 64%3.  How to use an interactive whiteboard 55% © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  26. 26. Learning in the 21st Century: Digital Experiences andExpectations of Tomorrow’s TeachersKey Finding #2:What technology tools or techniques are youlearning to use in your methods classes?Top 3:1.  How to use Office tools 71%2.  Create a multi-media presentation 64%3.  How to use an interactive whiteboard 55% Another big question: Are these the right priorities? © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  27. 27. Learning in the 21st Century: Digital Experiences andExpectations of Tomorrow’s TeachersKey Finding #3: School principals’ expectations for the digital experiences of pre-service teachers does not align with actual experiences in teacher prep programs. © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  28. 28. Learning in the 21st Century: Digital Experiences andExpectations of Tomorrow’s TeachersKey Finding #3:Principals’ expectations vs. pre-service teachers’experiences – are we in alignment? Ability  to  create  and  use  video,  podcasts   and  other  media   IdenPfying  and  evaluaPng  quality  digital   content  to  use  in  class   IncorporaPng  student  owned  mobile   devices     Using  social  media  within  instrucPon  with   students   How  to  teach  an  online  class   0%   10%   20%   30%   40%   50%   60%   70%   Aspiring  Teachers     Principals   © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  29. 29. Learning in the 21st Century: Digital Experiences andExpectations of Tomorrow’s TeachersKey Finding #3:Evolving needs in the classroom Principals’ 2008 2011 Expectations Ability to integrate 24% 45% student owned mobile devices within instruction Experience and training 12% 25% in teaching an online class © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  30. 30. Learning in the 21st Century: Digital Experiences andExpectations of Tomorrow’s TeachersKey Finding #4: Tomorrow’s teachers place a higher value on the role of technology in student success and their own productivity than current in-service teachers do. © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  31. 31. Learning in the 21st Century: Digital Experiences andExpectations of Tomorrow’s TeachersKey Finding #4: Impact  of  technology  within  my   Aspiring   Current   classroom  on:     Teachers   Teachers   My  students’  academic  success   Develop  their  creaPvity   76%   35%   More  moPvated  to  learn   75%   50%   More  parPcipatory  in  discussions   68%   25%   Able  to  apply  knowledge  to  problem   64%   26%   solving     Deeply  explore  their  ideas     59%   17%   Own  their  own  learning   57%   22%   Work  together  more  oZen   52%   22%   © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  32. 32. Learning in the 21st Century: Digital Experiences andExpectations of Tomorrow’s TeachersKey Finding #4: Impact  of  technology  within  my   Aspiring   Current   classroom  on:     Teachers   Teachers   My  effec0veness  as  a  teacher   Create  more  interacPve  lessons   86%   51%   BeSer  organizaPon     70%   47%   Student  centered  learning  approach   59%   37%   More  connected  to  my  students   59%   23%   Create  more  relevant  lessons   57%   38%   Encourage  students  to  be  more  self-­‐ 57%   30%   directed   Facilitate  student  collaboraPons     54%   20%   © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  33. 33. Learning in the 21st Century: Digital Experiences andExpectations of Tomorrow’s TeachersKey Finding #4:Thinking about your future teaching assignment,what will be most important for your success?1.  Engaged parents 77%2.  Supportive colleagues 71%3.  Supportive principal 70%4.  Classroom facilities 64%5.  Technology tools and resources 63% © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  34. 34. Learning in the 21st Century: Digital Experiences andExpectations of Tomorrow’s TeachersKey Finding #5: Tomorrow’s teachers have a long wish listof their own expectations for technology in their future classrooms. © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  35. 35. Learning in the 21st Century: Digital Experiences andExpectations of Tomorrow’s TeachersKey Finding #5:Technology  Tools  and  Strategies  I  want  in  my   Aspiring  UlJmate  School         Teachers    Ability  to  access  the  Internet  anywhere  on  campus   71%  Laptop  or  netbook  for  every  student  to  use  at  school     71%  AdapPve  learning  soZware  which  adjusts  levels  and   63%  content  to  student  needs  InteracPve  whiteboards   59%  Online  textbooks   48%  Digital  content  for  classroom  use   45%  Digital  media  creaPon  tools     42%  Handheld  student  response  systems     42%  Tablet  computers     42%  Ability  for  students  to  use  their  own  mobile  devices       39%   © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  36. 36. Learning in the 21st Century: Digital Experiences andExpectations of Tomorrow’s TeachersQuestions for further considerationK-12 Leadership:•  How are communicating your needs for new teachers’ skills to your higher ed partners?•  Are you prepared to meet the expectations of tomorrow’s teachers?•  How can you tap into their digital interests to spur school or district wide innovation? © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  37. 37. Learning in the 21st Century: Digital Experiences andExpectations of Tomorrow’s TeachersQuestions for further considerationSchools of Education Leadership:•  How well are your prep programs meeting the needs of your partnering K-12 districts?•  Are you evaluating student teacher placements based upon the cooperating teachers’ tech expertise?•  How can you leverage your students’ digital skills for additional informal learning? © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  38. 38. Learning in the 21st Century:Digital Experiencesand Expectations ofTomorrow’s TeachersAvailable at:Tomorrow.orgBlackboard.com/teacherreport © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  39. 39. More Speak Up? www.tomorrow.orgNational Speak Up Findings and reportsTargeted and thematic reports Online learning trends Mobile learning & social media Print to digital migration Social learning Intelligent adaptive softwarePresentations, podcasts and webinarsServices: consulting, workshops, evaluation and efficacystudies © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  40. 40. A big thank you to: © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  41. 41. Thank you. Let’s continue this conversation. Julie Evans Project Tomorrow jevans@tomorrow.org 949-609-4660 x15 Twitter: JulieEvans_PT and SpeakUpEd Copyright Project Tomorrow 2013This 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. © 2013 Project Tomorrow

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