Engage, Enable, Empower:
How math & science teachers are
transforming learning with digital tools
Julie Evans, Project Tom...
 Get introduced to Speak Up
 Play a game – test your knowledge
 Review new Speak Up findings
 Share thoughts and ideas...
How can the Speak Up research inform
your work toward meeting your 100Kin10
commitments?
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
Engage,...
About ProjectTomorrow
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
Speak Up National
Research Project
and Services
Tomorrow’s
Teachers Initia...
Annual national research project
 Using online surveys + focus groups
 Surveys for: K-12 Students,Teachers, Parents,
Adm...
 Learning & Teaching with Technology
 21st Century Skills: Digital Citizenship & Global Awareness
 Math and Science Ins...
K-12 Students 325,279
Teachers & Librarians 32,151
Parents (in English & Spanish) 39,986
School/District Administrators 4,...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
Released
April 8
 Students function as a “Digital Advance Team”
 Students regularly adopt and adapt emerging
technologies for learning
 ...
Warm Up
Interactive Exercise
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
A
STUDENT’S
LIFE
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
In my life, I ……..
 Play online and video games regularly (50%)
 Take tests online for school (43%)
 Have a tablet – no...
Who is . . . . . ?
1. 3rd grade girl
2. 6th grade boy
3. 9th grade girl
4. 12th grade boy
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
Who is a 3rd
grade girl?
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
In my life, I ……..
 Play online and video games regularly (50%)
 Take tests online for school (43%)
 Have a tablet – no...
Social–based learning
Un–tethered learning
Digitally–rich learning
Students & Digital Learning
Personalizing
learning
(c) ...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
EightThings to Know about Science
and MathTeachers andTheir Use of
DigitalTools for Learning
ScienceTeachers:
 2,650 teachers
 67% female
Years of experience
 1st year 3%
 1 to 3 years 8%
 4 to 10 years 29%
 1...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
Tech Skills
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
Tech Skills
Self-assessment of
tech skills
All teachers Science
teachers
Math
teachers
Advanced ...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
Digital tools for
professional tasks
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
Digital tools for
professional tasks
0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Participate in online PLC
Read onli...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
Mobile devices
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
Mobile devices: personal access
80%
79%
81%
52%
52%
52%
38%
40%
38%
28%
28%
27%
All teachers
Sci...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
Mobile devices: benefits of
classroom use
All
teachers
Science
teachers
Math
teachers
Increases ...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
Digital content
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
Digital content:
use in the classroom
0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70%
Games
Online textbooks
Real...
For science teachers:
 I can modify to fit my classroom needs 75%
 Materials created by teachers 45%
 Research based ma...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
Professional development
needs
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
Professional development
needs
1. Using technology to differentiate instruction
2. Identifying h...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
Preferred modes for PD
All
teachers
Science
teachers
Math
teachers
F2F conferences with
experts
...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
Benefits of technology use
in the classroom
Teacher benefits:
 Creating more
interactive and relevant
lessons
 Better organized
 Facilitated student
centered learn...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
Social media
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
Tools to connect, collaborate,
create
Texting:
84% of science and math
teachers; 17% with studen...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
Play mobile app games
36% of science and math
teachers
Facebook
55% of science and math teachers...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
Value of pre-service
education
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
Agree or disagree: My pre-service education
prepared me to use technology effectively
Value of p...
“Imagine you are designing the
ultimate school for today’s
students, what technologies would
have the greatest impact on
l...
.
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80%
Online classes
Tablets
E-textbooks
Games
Schoolwide Interne...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
National Speak Up Findings and reports
Targeted and thematic reports
Online learning trends
Mobile learning & social media...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
Speak Up Goes to
Washington, DC
National Release of Speak Up 2013 National Findings
2014 Congres...
How can the Speak Up research inform
your work toward meeting your 100Kin10
commitments?
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
Engage,...
Your thoughts, comments, questions
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
Thank you.
Let’s continue this conversation.
Julie Evans
Project Tomorrow
jevans@tomorrow.org
949-609-4660 x15
Twitter: Ju...
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Engage, Enable, Empower: How math & science teachers are transforming learning with digital tools 100Kin10

  1. 1. Engage, Enable, Empower: How math & science teachers are transforming learning with digital tools Julie Evans, Project Tomorrow CEO
  2. 2.  Get introduced to Speak Up  Play a game – test your knowledge  Review new Speak Up findings  Share thoughts and ideas (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Engage, Enable, Empower: How math & science teachers are transforming learning with digital tools
  3. 3. How can the Speak Up research inform your work toward meeting your 100Kin10 commitments? (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Engage, Enable, Empower: How math & science teachers are transforming learning with digital tools
  4. 4. About ProjectTomorrow (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Speak Up National Research Project and Services Tomorrow’s Teachers Initiative STEM Programs for Students Digital Learning Research and Evaluation Studies Mission: to ensure that today’s students are prepared to become tomorrow’s leaders, innovators and engaged citizens of the world
  5. 5. Annual national research project  Using online surveys + focus groups  Surveys for: K-12 Students,Teachers, Parents, Administrators, Community Members  Special: Pre-ServiceTeachers in Schools of Education  Open for all K-12 schools and schools of education  Schools, districts & colleges receive free report with their own data Inform policies, plans & programs  Local: your stakeholder data  State: state level data  Federal: national findings Speak Up National Research Project + 3.4 million surveys since 2003 (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  6. 6.  Learning & Teaching with Technology  21st Century Skills: Digital Citizenship & Global Awareness  Math and Science Instruction / Digital Writing  Students’ Career Interests in STEM  Professional Development / Teacher Preparation  Internet Safety / Digital Footprints  Administrators’ Challenges / Bandwidth Capacity  Emerging Technologies both in & out of the Classroom  Mobile Devices, Online Learning, Digital Content, E-texts  Educational Games, Social Media tools and applications  Flipped Classroom, Print to Digital, Online Assessments  Designing the 21st Century School Speak Up survey question themes (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  7. 7. K-12 Students 325,279 Teachers & Librarians 32,151 Parents (in English & Spanish) 39,986 School/District Administrators 4,530 Community Members (new this year!) 1,346 About the participating schools & districts o 9,005 schools and 2,710 districts o 90% public schools – 10% private/parochial/charter/other o 32% urban / 31% rural / 37% suburban o 30% school wide Title 1; 43% majority minority school o All 50 states + DC + Guam + DODEA schools National Speak Up 2013 Participation: 403,292 (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  8. 8. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Released April 8
  9. 9.  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  Students want a more personalized learning environment What have we learned over the past 11 years? (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  10. 10. Warm Up Interactive Exercise (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  11. 11. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  12. 12. A STUDENT’S LIFE (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  13. 13. In my life, I ……..  Play online and video games regularly (50%)  Take tests online for school (43%)  Have a tablet – not school provided (43%)  Use the Internet for homework at least a few days a week (32%)  Want more Internet access at school (55%)  Think science would be more interesting in an online class (23%) (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  14. 14. Who is . . . . . ? 1. 3rd grade girl 2. 6th grade boy 3. 9th grade girl 4. 12th grade boy (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  15. 15. Who is a 3rd grade girl? (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  16. 16. In my life, I ……..  Play online and video games regularly (50%)  Take tests online for school (43%)  Have a tablet – not school provided (43%)  Use the Internet for homework at least a few days a week (32%)  Want more Internet access at school (55%)  Think science would be more interesting in an online class (23%) (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  17. 17. Social–based learning Un–tethered learning Digitally–rich learning Students & Digital Learning Personalizing learning (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Student Vision for Digital Learning
  18. 18. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 EightThings to Know about Science and MathTeachers andTheir Use of DigitalTools for Learning
  19. 19. ScienceTeachers:  2,650 teachers  67% female Years of experience  1st year 3%  1 to 3 years 8%  4 to 10 years 29%  11 to 15 years 22%  16 + years 38%  MathTeachers:  3,888 teachers  74% female Years of experience  1st year 3%  1 to 3 years 9%  4 to 10 years 30%  11 to 15 years 20%  16 + years 38% (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 National Speak Up 2013 Participation: 403,292
  20. 20. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  21. 21. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Tech Skills
  22. 22. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Tech Skills Self-assessment of tech skills All teachers Science teachers Math teachers Advanced 28% 36% 31% Average 63% 58% 61% Beginner 10% 6% 8%
  23. 23. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Digital tools for professional tasks
  24. 24. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Digital tools for professional tasks 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Participate in online PLC Read online texts Customize digital content Text with colleagues Create pptx Watch online video for training Use class portal Internet reseach Math teachers Science teachers
  25. 25. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Mobile devices
  26. 26. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Mobile devices: personal access 80% 79% 81% 52% 52% 52% 38% 40% 38% 28% 28% 27% All teachers Science teachers Math teachers Digital Reader Tablet Laptop Smartphone
  27. 27. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Mobile devices: benefits of classroom use All teachers Science teachers Math teachers Increases student engagement 75% 75% 73% Access to online textbooks 64% 72% 70% Provides ways for self- remediation 50% 57% 53% Extends learning beyond school day 55% 56% 54% Students develop critical thinking skills 44% 45% 39% Students develop communications skills 34% 36% 28%
  28. 28. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Digital content
  29. 29. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Digital content: use in the classroom 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% Games Online textbooks Real time data Virtual labs Animations Online videos Math teachers Science teachers All teachers
  30. 30. For science teachers:  I can modify to fit my classroom needs 75%  Materials created by teachers 45%  Research based materials 44%  No commercial ads 42%  Source is content expert 38%  Referred by colleague 35% (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Digital content: how to evaluate quality
  31. 31. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Professional development needs
  32. 32. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Professional development needs 1. Using technology to differentiate instruction 2. Identifying high quality digital content 3. Identifying mobile apps to use with students 4. Implementing a blended learning model 5. Using technology for formative assessments 6. Using tablets within instruction 7. How to create videos of my lessons 8. Implementing a flipped learning model
  33. 33. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Preferred modes for PD All teachers Science teachers Math teachers F2F conferences with experts 60% 59% 57% School provided training 48% 45% 47% Summer institutes 24% 33% 25% Peer to peer study teams 29% 29% 29% Online PLC 26% 27% 25% Online courses 20% 24% 21%
  34. 34. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Benefits of technology use in the classroom
  35. 35. Teacher benefits:  Creating more interactive and relevant lessons  Better organized  Facilitated student centered learning  Encouraging students to be self-directed learners  More productive  Easier to edit lessons Student benefits:  Develop critical thinking & problem solving skills  More motivated  Apply knowledge to problems  Develop creativity  Better collaborations  Increased student ownership of learning (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Benefits of tech use within learning: what science teachers say
  36. 36. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Social media
  37. 37. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Tools to connect, collaborate, create Texting: 84% of science and math teachers; 17% with students Twitter: 1/5 of science and math teachers are tweeting Creating videos: 20% of science and math teachers
  38. 38. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Play mobile app games 36% of science and math teachers Facebook 55% of science and math teachers; only 39% of students in Gr 9-12 (decrease of 41% since 2007) Tools to connect, collaborate, create
  39. 39. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Value of pre-service education
  40. 40. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Agree or disagree: My pre-service education prepared me to use technology effectively Value of pre-service education 39% 31% 29% 41% 32% 27% Agree Disagree Not sure / Don't know Science teachers Math teachers
  41. 41. “Imagine you are designing the ultimate school for today’s students, what technologies would have the greatest impact on learning?” (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Favorite Speak Up Question: Superintendents & School Boards
  42. 42. . (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% Online classes Tablets E-textbooks Games Schoolwide Internet Principals Science/Math Teachers Parents Gr 6-8 students Do we have a shared vision around digital learning solutions?
  43. 43. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  44. 44. National Speak Up Findings and reports Targeted and thematic reports Online learning trends Mobile learning & social media Print to digital migration Social learning Intelligent adaptive software New digital parent series Presentations, podcasts and webinars Services: consulting, workshops, evaluation and efficacy studies Speak Up 2014 opens October 6! (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 More Speak Up? www.tomorrow.org
  45. 45. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Speak Up Goes to Washington, DC National Release of Speak Up 2013 National Findings 2014 Congressional Briefing: Impact of Digital Learning Tools to Support College and Career Readiness Monday, June 2, 2014 from 2-3:30PM Rayburn House Office Building, Gold Room
  46. 46. How can the Speak Up research inform your work toward meeting your 100Kin10 commitments? (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Engage, Enable, Empower: How math & science teachers are transforming learning with digital tools
  47. 47. Your thoughts, comments, questions (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  48. 48. Thank you. Let’s continue this conversation. Julie Evans Project Tomorrow jevans@tomorrow.org 949-609-4660 x15 Twitter: JulieEvans_PT SpeakUpEd Copyright Project Tomorrow 2014 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. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014

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