A New Vision for 21st Century Learning: Speak Up 2012 Findings

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A New Vision for 21st Century Learning: Speak Up 2012 Findings

  1. 1. Digital Learning for 21st Century Private and Catholic K-12 Schools Results from the Speak Up 2011 National Research Project Julie Evans, Project Tomorrow CEO April 19, 2012 © Project Tomorrow 2011
  2. 2. Today’s Discussion: The Big Questions What are the expectations of your K-12 students for 21st century learning? How does that student vision compare with the teachers’ & administrators’ reality? What is the unique parent perspective on 21st century learning? How well are today’s K-12 schools meeting the expectations of students? What are the emerging trends in learning that we all should be watching? © Project Tomorrow 2011
  3. 3. Discussion Agenda: Speak Up National Research Project Student Vision for 21st Century Education Perspectives of Educators & Parents Key Trends We Are Watching Data source: Speak Up 2011 National and MACSC Schools Views of K-12 Students, Educators and Parents © Project Tomorrow 2011
  4. 4. 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 + 2.6 million surveys since 2003 © Project Tomorrow 2011
  5. 5. Speak Up survey question themes  Learning & Teaching with Technology  21st Century Skills: Digital Citizenship  Science and Math Instruction  Career Interests in STEM and Teaching  Professional Development / Teacher Preparation  Internet Safety  Administrators’ Challenges  Emerging Technologies in the Classroom  Mobile Devices, Online Learning, Digital Content, E-textbooks  Educational Games, Web 2.0 tools and applications  Designing the 21st Century School © Project Tomorrow 2011
  6. 6. Voices of K-12 Students, Parents & EducatorsSpeak Up 2011 Findings By the numbers! Audience MACSC Private/Parochial National K-2 Students 588 1,022 50,929 Gr 3-5 Students 817 2,331 101,958 Gr 6-8 Students 1,200 4,313 99,900 Gr 9-12 Students 874 5,098 73,244 Teachers & Librarians 358 1,275 38,502 Parents 864 2,916 37,555 School Site Admin 65 228 3,319 District Admin NA NA 814 © Project Tomorrow 2011
  7. 7. Bravo! Diocese of Richmond: 6 schools each with over 200 student surveys submitted in Speak Up 2011 © Project Tomorrow 2011
  8. 8. What can the Speak Upfindings tell us about the future of learning? © Project Tomorrow 2011
  9. 9. Speak Up National Research ProjectKey Findings: Speak Up 2003 – 2011  Students function as a “Digital Advance Team”  Students regularly adopt and adapt emerging technologies for learning  Students’ frustrations focus on the unsophisticated use of technologies within education  Persistent digital disconnect between students and adults  Exacerbation of lack of relevancy in current education © Project Tomorrow 2011
  10. 10. Warm UpInteractive Exercise © Project Tomorrow 2011
  11. 11. © Project Tomorrow 2011
  12. 12. ASTUDENT’S LIFE © Project Tomorrow 2011
  13. 13. In my life, I …….. Play games on handheld devices (57%) Take tests online for school (40%) Have a cell phone or smartphone (40%) Read books on my mobile device (53%)Want more internet access at school (50%) and want to take an online class (40%) © Project Tomorrow 2011
  14. 14. Who is . . . . . ?1. 1st Grade Boy2. 3rd Grade Girl3. 6th Grade Boy4. 9th Grade Girl5. 12th Grade Boy © Project Tomorrow 2011
  15. 15. Who is a 3rd Grade Girl from a rural community?© Project Tomorrow 2011
  16. 16. In my life, I …….. Play games on handheld devices (57%) Take tests online for school (40%) Have a cell phone or smartphone (40%) Read books on my mobile device (53%)Want more internet access at school (50%) and want to take an online class (40%) © Project Tomorrow 2011
  17. 17. Emerging from the Speak Up research: A new uniquely “student vision” for leveraging emerging technologies to drive achievement and educational productivity © Project Tomorrow 2011
  18. 18. Emerging from the Speak Up research: A new uniquely “student vision” for leveraging emerging technologies to drive achievement and educational productivity This student vision for “technology enabled learning” mirrors how students want to learn in general © Project Tomorrow 2011
  19. 19. The Student Vision for Learning Social–based learning Un–tethered learning Digitally–rich learning © Project Tomorrow 2011
  20. 20. The New Student Vision for LearningThree Essential Elements Social–based learning Students want to leverage emerging communications and collaboration tools to create personal learning networks of experts © Project Tomorrow 2011
  21. 21. The New Student Vision for LearningThree Essential Elements Un-tethered learning Students envision technology-enabled learning that transcends classroom walls © Project Tomorrow 2011
  22. 22. The New Student Vision for LearningThree Essential Elements Digitally-rich learning Students see the use of relevancy-based digital tools, content and resources as key to education productivity © Project Tomorrow 2011
  23. 23. Let’s set some more context . . . . © Project Tomorrow 2011
  24. 24. Students’ perspective – what defines success 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% Good grades Getting into a Family pride School honors Personal learning good college goals Mid Atlantic Gr 6-8 National Gr 6-8 © Project Tomorrow 2011
  25. 25. MACSC parents’ top concerns about their child’sfutureMy child learning the right skills to be successful 75%My child getting into a good college 47%My child needing adv. degrees to get a good job 29%My child being able to afford a home 25% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  26. 26. What issues are “waking up” private & parochialadministrators in the middle of the night?1. Adequate funding2. Staff morale and motivation3. Use of technology within instruction4. Communications with parents Incorporating 21st century skill development Adequate technology © Project Tomorrow 2011
  27. 27. Importance of effective use of technologywithin instruction © Project Tomorrow 2011
  28. 28. The New Student Vision for Learning Key Trends:  Mobile Learning  Online Learning  Digital Content © Project Tomorrow 2011
  29. 29. Key Trends: Mobile Learning © Project Tomorrow 2011
  30. 30. MACSC students and their devices Students: Personal Access to Mobile Devices Device Gr 3-5 Gr 6-8 Gr 9-12 Cell phone (without internet 17% 46% 56% access) Smart phone 14% 34% 49% Digital reader 13% 25% 21% MP3 59% 84% 88% Tablet device 17% 31% 29% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  31. 31. MACSC students and mobile learningHow would you use a mobile device to help youwith schoolwork? A. Increase effectiveness of school: Take notes for class 77% Access online textbooks 70% Write papers and do homework 68% Use the calendar 60% Learn about school activities 55% Check grades 52% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  32. 32. MACSC students and mobile learningHow would you use a mobile device to help youwith schoolwork? B. Leverage capabilities to increase personalization of learning process: Access school network from home 78% Anytime, anywhere research 74% Receive reminders & alerts 74% Collaborate with peers & teachers 70% Organize schoolwork assignments 63% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  33. 33. Students and mobile learningObstacles to using tech @ school?• 62% of MACSC students Gr 6-8 say “not being able to use my mobile device” is a major obstacle © Project Tomorrow 2011
  34. 34. Students and mobile learningObstacles to using tech @ school?• 62% of MACSC students Gr 6-8 say “not being able to use my mobile device” is a major obstacle Other obstacles: National MACSC Filters and firewalls 49% 32% Cannot access Facebook 50% 47% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  35. 35. MACSC students and mobile learningObstacles to using tech @ school? Solutions? “Let me use my own device” – 59% OR “Provide me with device I can use @ school – 34% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  36. 36. MACSC students and mobile learningObstacles to using tech @ school? Solutions? “Let me use my own device” – 59% OR “Provide me with device I can use @ school – 34% Either way: I need more outlets for re-charging (33%)! © Project Tomorrow 2011
  37. 37. How likely are you this year to allow students to use their own mobile devices for instructional purposes at school? © Project Tomorrow 2011
  38. 38. How likely are you this year to allow students to use their own mobile devices for instructional purposes at school? Will you allow students to use their own mobile devices? 11% 22% 65% Likely Unlikely Unsure © Project Tomorrow 2011
  39. 39. The school site administrators respond What is holding you back? Top challenges: P&P Nat’l • Concerns about theft of devices 7 1 • Concerns about network security 1 2 • Digital equity issues 6 3 • Teachers are not trained 3 4 • Devices could be a distraction 2 5 • Safety and liability issues 4 6 • Managing variety of products 4 7 © Project Tomorrow 2011
  40. 40. Mobile learning visionsParents offer a solution to the digital equity challengeIf your child’s school allowed for the use of mobiledevices for educational purposes, how likely is itthat you would purchase one for your child? © Project Tomorrow 2011
  41. 41. Parents offer a solution to the digital equity challengeIf your child’s school allowed for the use of mobile devicesfor educational purposes, how likely is it that you wouldpurchase one for your child? Parents: Willingness to Purchase a Mobile Device for Child 13% 8% Likely Unlikely Unsure 15% School responsibility 62% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  42. 42. Students and mobile learningLet’s talk about home access Students Self Reporting on Home Internet Access Broadband access Gr 6-8 Mobile device access Gr 9-12 School provided device 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  43. 43. Key Trends: Online Learning © Project Tomorrow 2011
  44. 44. Who is learning online? Types of online learning MACSC MACSC experiences Students: Students: Gr 6-8 Gr 9-12 100% online school 3% 3% Online self study class 9% 9% Teacher led online class 7% 8% Online class for personal 7% 9% interests © Project Tomorrow 2011
  45. 45. The unmet demand for online learning If you have not taken an online class, would you like to? Yes! Students in Grades 3-5 21% Students in Grades 6-8 48% Students in Grades 9-12 48% What would you recommend as a good investment to enhance student achievement? 22% of your parents say “online classes” © Project Tomorrow 2011
  46. 46. ASTUDENT’S LIFE © Project Tomorrow 2011
  47. 47. I would be mostinterested in taking an online class in this subject © Project Tomorrow 2011
  48. 48. What is . . . . . ?1. English – Language Arts2. Science3. Math4. History – Social Studies5. Foreign Language6. Career Tech © Project Tomorrow 2011
  49. 49. 43% - Gr 6-8 Students32% - Gr 9-12 Students © Project Tomorrow 2011
  50. 50. Why 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
  51. 51. Why 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
  52. 52. Should students be required to take an onlineclass to graduate? 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% MACSC Gr 6-8 MACSC Gr 9-12 MACSC Parents Agree Disagree © Project Tomorrow 2011
  53. 53. Key Trends: Digital Content © Project Tomorrow 2011
  54. 54. Inside today’s MACSC classroomCreate presentations and media Play educational games Virtual experiments Use e-textbooksAccess realtime data/databases Listen to podcasts 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% Gr 9-12 Gr 6-8 Gr 3-5 © Project Tomorrow 2011
  55. 55. ASTUDENT’S LIFE © Project Tomorrow 2011
  56. 56. #1 way toimprove math class © Project Tomorrow 2011
  57. 57. What is . . . . . ?1. Having a teacher who is excited about math2. Using an online textbook3. Solving real world problems4. Collaborating with classmates5. Using a mobile device in class © Project Tomorrow 2011
  58. 58. What is collaborating with classmates on solving problems?© Project Tomorrow 2011
  59. 59. How would MACSC students designthe ultimate math class? Collaborate w/classmates on problems 57% Ability to use mobile devices to video problems 46% Use online or video math games 46% Ability to text my teacher with questions 42% My teacher is excited about math 42% Access to online textbooks 40% 43% - Gr Access to online classes 6-8 Students 27% 32% - Gr 9-12 Students Access to online tutors 26% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  60. 60. Moving from print to digital – new considerations What do you prefer to read? Online digital text Printed text © Project Tomorrow 2011
  61. 61. Moving from print to digital – new considerationsPreferred format for reading Digital text Print text Not sure 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% MACSC Gr 9-12 MACSC Gr 6-8 © Project Tomorrow 2011
  62. 62. Moving from print to digital – new considerationsIt’s situational!• Short articles? Read online 42%• Greater distractions with digital 45%• Study for a test? Give me print 47% MACSC Gr 9-12 © Project Tomorrow 2011
  63. 63. The Student Vision for Learning Social–based learning Un–tethered learning Digitally–rich learning © Project Tomorrow 2011
  64. 64. Imagine you are designing the ultimate school for today’s students, what technologies would have the greatest impact on learning? © Project Tomorrow 2011
  65. 65. Imagine you are designing the ultimate school for today’s students, what technologies would have the greatest impact on learning? Creating a shared vision? © Project Tomorrow 2011
  66. 66. Your stakeholders: their ultimate school! © Project Tomorrow 2011
  67. 67. Today’s Discussion: The Big Questions What are the expectations of K-12 students for 21st century learning? How does that student vision compare with the teachers’ & administrators’ reality? What is the unique parent perspective on 21st century learning? How well are today’s K-12 schools meeting the expectations of students? What are the emerging trends in learning that we all should be watching? © Project Tomorrow 2011
  68. 68. Key trends we are watching:• Continuing “digital disconnects”• Spectrum of digital native-ness• 24/7 access redefined• Inadequacy of the 1-to-1 paradigm• Everyone needs a personal learning network• Responsible use vs. acceptable use• Blurring of informal & formal learning lines © Project Tomorrow 2011
  69. 69. Key trends we are watching:• Collaborations driving 21st century skills• Game-ification momentum – learning as process• Students as content producers• Changing ideals for assessment• It’s really all about productivity!• Maximizing personalized learning• Emergence of Free Agent Learners! © Project Tomorrow 2011
  70. 70. More Speak Up? www.tomorrow.org• National Speak Up Findings and reports• Speak Up 2011 data: release to participating schools on Feb 1• Speak Up 2011 data: national release on Apr 24• Presentations, podcasts and webinars• Evaluation services & reports• Speak Up 2012! © Project Tomorrow 2011
  71. 71. Special invitation to Surveys open: participate in Oct – Dec 2012 Speak Up 2012 Data to you:Sign up to receive information and alerts Feb 2013Registration opens – April 24 www.tomorrow.org © Project Tomorrow 2011
  72. 72. How to use your Speak Up data  Input for planning  Justify budget and purchasing decisions  Inform new initiatives – as an evaluation tool .  Tool to engage parents  Demonstrate interest in students’ ideas  Use for grant writing and fund development  Content for professional development  As a competitive tool  And more . . . . . . . © Project Tomorrow 2011
  73. 73. 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

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