Town Hall Meeting: Trekking the Education Landscape

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  • 1. Welcome to the Town Hall Meeting: Trekking the Education Landscape June 29, 2011 Moderated by: Julie Evans CEO, Project Tomorrow
  • 2. Town Hall Meeting: Trekking the Education Landscape Going to school
  • 3. Town Hall Meeting: Trekking the Education Landscape Going to school What does this mean for students today? What will it mean in the future?
  • 4. Town Hall Meeting: Trekking the Education Landscape Going to school What does this mean for students today? What will it mean in the future? Are we ready for that future?
  • 5. Town Hall Meeting: Trekking the Education Landscape Our Agenda:  Selected Speak Up 2010 National Findings  Conversation with our Panelists  “We the People” – share your ideas & questions
  • 6. Town Hall Meeting: Trekking the Education Landscape Meet our Panelists: Students: Erin Agnew Springfield PA Tanner Landis Red Lion PA Nathan Kosmin Springfield PA Educators: Kate Diorio Red Lion PA Karl Ochsner Phoenix AZ Rob Stephenson Okemos MI Corporate: John Canuel Blackboard Bethlam Forsa HMH Tina Rooks Turning Technologies
  • 7. • 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, Librarians  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 2.2 million respondents
  • 8. What can the Speak Up findings tell us about the future of learning?
  • 9.  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 What can the Speak Up data tell us about the future of learning?
  • 10. Creating Our Future: Students Speak Up about their Vision for 21st Century Learning Social–based learning Un–tethered learning Digitally–rich learning
  • 11. Creating Our Future: Students Speak Up about their Vision for 21st Century Learning Social–based learning Students want to leverage emerging communications and collaboration tools to create personal networks of experts
  • 12. Student Vision: Social based learning What tool would you like to use to collaborate with other students on school projects or homework?
  • 13. Student Vision: Social based learning Students: What tool would you like to use to collaborate with other students on school projects or homework? 1. IM/Text Messaging 59% 2. Email 50% 3. Online chat 49% 4. Social networking site 47% 5. GOOGLE Apps 33% 6. Skype 32%
  • 14. 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?
  • 15. Ultimate School: Engaging Social-based Learning 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% Chat rooms for students Collaboration tools Video conferences/webinars Online tutors Gr 6-8 Students Gr 9-12 Students Parents Administrators
  • 16. Creating Our Future: Students Speak Up about their Vision for 21st Century Learning Social–based learning Students want to leverage emerging communications and collaboration tools to create personal networks of experts
  • 17. Creating Our Future: Students Speak Up about their Vision for 21st Century Learning Un-tethered learning Students envision technology-enabled learning that transcends classroom walls
  • 18. Student Vision: Un-tethered Learning Students: What mobile devices do you have for your own personal use?
  • 19. Table 1: Personal Access to Mobile Devices Device K-2 Gr 3-5 Gr 6-8 Gr 9-12 Cell phone (without internet access) 21% 29% 51% 56% Smart phone 16% 19% 34% 44% Laptop 37% 42% 60% 67% MP3 37% 55% 79% 85% Tablet device (iPad) 10% 8% 13% 10%
  • 20. Administrators: How likely are you this year to allow students to use their own mobile devices for instructional purposes at school? Administrators say: Likely 22% Unlikely 63%
  • 21. Would parents purchase a mobile device for their child to use at school? Parents say: Likely 67% Unlikely 11%
  • 22. Would parents purchase a data plan to support their child’s use of the mobile device at school? Parents say: Likely 54% Unlikely 16%
  • 23. Ultimate School: Enabling Un-tethered Learning 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% Bring own device to school Laptops Smart phone iPad Gr 6-8 Students Gr 9-12 Students Parents Administrators
  • 24. Creating Our Future: Students Speak Up about their Vision for 21st Century Learning Un-tethered learning Students envision technology-enabled learning that transcends classroom walls
  • 25. Creating Our Future: Students Speak Up about their Vision for 21st Century Learning Digitally-rich learning Students see the use of relevancy-based digital tools, content and resources as key to education productivity
  • 26. Student Vision: Digitally-rich Learning Students: What would make learning science more interesting, engaging and relevant for you?
  • 27. Student Vision: Digitally-rich Learning Students: How to make learning science engaging Activities Gr 6-8 Gr 9-12 Conducting real research 57% 57% Working with other students on projects 51% 44% Using animations to help visualize concepts 45% 43% Practicing with interactive simulations 34% 38% Creating multimedia presentations 36% 31% Using online databases 35% 30%
  • 28. Student Vision: Digitally-rich Learning Students: Do you face obstacles using technology at school? What kinds of obstacles?
  • 29. Do you face obstacles using technology at school? Students say YES! Top responses from high school students: 1. School filters and firewalls 59% 2. I cannot use my mobile device 52% 3. Teachers limit our technology use 37% 4. Too many rules! 31% 5. No big deal! I rarely use tech @school 12%
  • 30. How schools could make it easier for you to use technology Recommendations of high school students: 1. Allow greater access to websites I need (71%) 2. Let me use my own mobile device (56%) 3. Give me unlimited Internet access on campus (44%) 4. Let me use my own laptop (41%) 5. Provide class work and resources online (36%) 6. Access school network from home (33%) 7. Let me recharge my devices (32%)
  • 31. Ultimate School:Empowering Digitally-rich Content 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% Adaptive software Games and virtual simulations Online or e-textbooks Campus wide internet access Gr 6-8 Students Gr 9-12 Students Parents Administrators
  • 32. Creating Our Future: Students Speak Up about their Vision for 21st Century Learning Digitally-rich learning Students see the use of relevancy-based digital tools, content and resources as key to education productivity
  • 33. What is the bottom line? Today’s students want learning that is: Enabled Engaging Empowered
  • 34. • 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! More Speak Up? www.tomorrow.org
  • 35. Speak Up 2011 New online surveys for students, parents & educators open for input: October 10 - December 23 Enable, engage, empower your stakeholder voices!
  • 36. Town Hall Meeting: Trekking the Education Landscape Thank you, Panelists! Students: Erin Agnew Springfield PA Tanner Landis Red Lion PA Nathan Kosmin Springfield PA Educators: Kate Diorio Red Lion PA Karl Ochsner Phoenix AZ Rob Stephenson Okemos MI Corporate: John Canuel Blackboard Bethlam Forsa HMH Tina Rooks Turning Technologies
  • 37. Thank you. Let’s continue this conversation. Julie Evans Project Tomorrow jevans@tomorrow.org 949-609-4660 x15 Copyright Project Tomorrow 2011. 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.