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How successful your district is in using technology within the school environment largely depends on what teachers, parents and school administrators expect. That’s why it’s so important to have a ...

How successful your district is in using technology within the school environment largely depends on what teachers, parents and school administrators expect. That’s why it’s so important to have a shared vision for how digital tools will be used for learning. In this session, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the digital parents’ vision for 21st century learning and find out:
• How the new digital parents’ vision aligns with the perceptions of teachers and school and district administrators
• How to engage digital parents to create a new shared vision for tech-enabled communications and learning
• How other K-12 school districts are integrating technology to meet the needs and expectations of digital parents

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Exploring Digital Parents' Vision for 21st Century Learning - Event 4 in a 4-part series Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Exploring Digital Parents’ VisionFor 21st Century LearningPresented by: Julie Evans and Dr. Jill GildeaDIGITAL PARENTS WEBINAR
  • 2. © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.Control Panel2Control panel is on the rightside of your screen.• Chat with other attendees inthe “Chat” section• Submit your questions inthe “Q&A” section
  • 3. © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.Webinar Tips3• Tweeting today? Use our handles @FSD79,@SpeakUpEd, and @Schoolwires and hashtag#EngageDigitalParents• A link to the recording of this webinar will be emailed toyou• There will be a 5 second pause before we start ourspeakers’ introduction and presentation…
  • 4. Exploring Digital Parents’ VisionFor 21st Century LearningPresented by: Julie Evans and Dr. Jill GildeaDIGITAL PARENTS WEBINAR
  • 5. © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.Guest Presenter: Julie Evans5• CEO of Project Tomorrow• Chief Researcher for Speak Up• Named One of Top Ten Most Influential Peoplein Ed Tech 1998-2008• Frequent speaker and writerWelcome, Julie!
  • 6. © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.Guest Presenter: Dr. Jill Gildea6 Superintendent for the past 3 years Prior to joining Fremont 79, served invarious roles across several urban,suburban, and rural districts Committed, dedicated, and focused onexcellence in public education Passionate about engaging parents aspartnersWelcome, Jill!
  • 7. © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.Reaching the New Digital Parent: An Administrators’ Guide7• New collaboration between Project Tomorrow &Schoolwires• Series of webinars, resources and white papers• Goal: to provide school and district administratorswith insights and tools to communicate, collaborateand connect with parents• Based upon new research from Speak Up
  • 8. © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved. 8Speak 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
  • 9. © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved. 9Speak Up National Research Project - 2012 K-12 Students 364,233 Teachers & Librarians 56,346 Parents (in English & Spanish) 39,713 School/District Administrators 5,511 Technology Leaders 500 About the participating schools & districtso 8,020 schools and 2,431 districtso 30% urban / 43% rural / 27% suburbano All 50 states + DCo Honor Roll of States with highest participation:TX, CA, OH, IN, AL, NC, WI, AZ, FL, PA
  • 10. © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.Who are the New Digital Parents?New Digital Parent Profile Value proposition for the use of technology in education Personal usage of mobile devices Personal experience with online learning Strong interest in digital school-to-home communications37% of parents of school-aged childrenfit this profile today
  • 11. © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved. 11Four chapters with accompanying webinars:• Who are the New Digital Parents?• Communicating with the New Digital Parents• Involving Digital Parents in Digital Learning• Creating a Shared Vision with the New Digital ParentsReaching the New Digital Parent: An Administrators’ Guide
  • 12. © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.Involving Digital Parents in Digital Learning12Benefits of online learningAll Parents New DigitalParentsStudents can work at their own pace 62% 73%Students can review materials as often aswanted/needed59% 72%To take a class not offered at school 51% 67%To get college or advanced credit 43% 64%To increase student engagement in learning 30% 37%© Project Tomorrow 2013
  • 13. © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.Involving Digital Parents in Digital Learning13If there were two comparable classes – one allowedmobile devices and one did not, would you want yourchild in the mobile using class?0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%New Digital Parents: K-5New Digital Parents: Gr 6-8New Digital Parents: Gr 9-12All ParentsLikelyVery likely© Project Tomorrow 2013
  • 14. © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved. 14Parents are social media users!What social media do youregularly use in your personal life?ElementarySchoolParentsMiddleSchoolParentsHigh SchoolParentsCommunicating via text messages 86% 86% 86%Maintaining a social networkingsite62% 55% 52%Watching online videos 40% 36% 34%Streaming online TV shows 37% 34% 32%Playing online or mobile appgames30% 28% 25%Using Twitter 14% 13% 13%© Project Tomorrow 2013
  • 15. © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.Using Digital Tools for School to Home Communications155%14%19%28%35%47%54%91%TwitterSkypeFacebookClass blogsMobile appText messagingPortal with grade infoPersonal emailsNew Digital Parents© Project Tomorrow 2013
  • 16. © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.Exploring Digital Parents’ VisionFor 21st Century Learning16Imagine you are designing the ultimate schoolfor today’s students,what technologies would have the greatestimpact on learning?Do we have a shared visionfor digital learning?
  • 17. © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved. 17Exploring Digital Parents’ VisionFor 21st Century LearningAll Parents Digital ParentsOnline textbooks 56% 65%Educational mobile apps 53% 63%Digital content 50% 59%Tablets 43% 56%School wide Internet 45% 54%BYOD 40% 54%School portal 51% 57%Online classes 36% 45%Social media 12% 18%Games 12% 16%What tech tools and resources should your child’s school invest in?© Project Tomorrow 2013
  • 18. © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved. 18Exploring Digital Parents’ VisionFor 21st Century Learning: Elementary Schools© Project Tomorrow 20130% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80%School wide InternetGamesOnline textbooksTabletsTeachers Principals Digital ParentsThe ultimate elementary school for today’s learners must include:
  • 19. © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved. 19Exploring Digital Parents’ VisionFor 21st Century Learning: Middle Schools© Project Tomorrow 2013The ultimate middle school for today’s learners must include:0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80%School wide InternetDigital contentOnline textbooksMobile appsTeachers Principals Digital Parents
  • 20. © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved. 20Exploring Digital Parents’ VisionFor 21st Century Learning: High Schools© Project Tomorrow 2013The ultimate high school for today’s learners must include:0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80%School wide InternetBYODOnline classesSocial mediaTeachers Principals Digital Parents
  • 21. © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved. 21Exploring Digital Parents’ VisionFor 21st Century LearningWays to engage the “New Digital Parents” in your school ordistrict planning processes: Use social media to explore ideas Host an online discussion forum Start an online parent school with informational classes andworkshops Demonstrate value of current and future technology initiatives Think “digital inclusion” not exclusion Participate in Speak Up 2013! Online surveys open Oct 2!
  • 22. © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.Shared Vision: Putting the Pieces Together22CoherenceSpeak UpSurvey assistedIn bringing ourStakeholdersTogether aroundA shared vision
  • 23. © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.Managing Complex Change23
  • 24. © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.Why Change?24
  • 25. © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.Communication Roll Out for ANY Initiative25
  • 26. © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.Crisp and Clean – Ease of Use26
  • 27. © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.Comprehensive Accountability Plan – Dashboard Reports27
  • 28. © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.Informing Our Audience of Key Initiatives28
  • 29. © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.Support for Internal and External Stakeholders29
  • 30. © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.Ease of use for teachers30
  • 31. © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.Safe Area to Deploy Information & Saves Paper31
  • 32. © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved. 32Teacher Sites – Informative, Helpful, CurrentOur teacher websitesinclude information,pictures, videos –provides many waysfor digital parents toget connected andstay connected to ourschools
  • 33. © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved. 33Future has arrivedParents and ourcommunity do expectthat we aretransforming ourlearning environmentto best preparestudents for the world– learning applications,productivity andcommunication toolsare each necessary.
  • 34. © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved. 34This was our final event in the 4-part series…If you want to revisit any of the webinars and read theAdministrator Guide “chapters” visit us atwww.schoolwires.com/getbetterconnected
  • 35. © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.What Questions Do You Have?35
  • 36. © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved. Schoolwires, the Schoolwires logos, and the unique trade dress of Schoolwires arethe trademarks, service marks, trade dress and logos of Schoolwires, Inc. All other trademarks, service marks, trade dress andlogos used in Schoolwires and the Website are the trademarks, service marks, trade dress and logos of their respective owners.DIGITAL PARENTS WEBINAR36To learn more about how Schoolwires solutionssupport parent/family involvement,visit our website www.schoolwires.comEmail us at sales@schoolwires.com to discuss youroptions and the Centricity2 Essential packaging