Inside an Innovative Classroom: A Day in the Life
of Today’s Students and Teachers
Julie Evans, Project Tomorrow CEO
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
A big thank you to:
www.blackboard.com/K12
Today’s Discussion:
 About Speak Up 2013
 Selected national findings from the research
 Panel discussion
 Your comment...
Meet our Panel of Experts
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
Students: School/District/State
Brandon, 3rd
grader Lawrence Public Sc...
Project Tomorrow, a national
education nonprofit organization
Programs:
• Research & evaluation studies
• STEM education p...
Annual national research project
 Using online surveys + focus groups
 Surveys for: K-12 Students, Teachers, Parents,
Ad...
K-12 Students 325,279
Teachers & Librarians 32,151
Parents (in English & Spanish) 39,986
School/District Administrators 4,...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
Speak Up 2013
National Reports
www.tomorrow.org
 Students function as a “Digital Advance Team”
 Students regularly adopt and adapt emerging technologies
for learning
 ...
Social–based learning
Un–tethered learning
Digitally–rich learning
Students & Digital Learning
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
S...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
“When students are using digital resources,
building multi-media projects, collaborating
and con...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
Why is this discussion about innovative
classroom models important today?
 Common Core State St...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
Key findings include:
Students have a clear idea of the value of digital learning
within various...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
Audience poll:
Which of these digital solutions is having the greatest impact
on transforming te...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
According to school principals:
Which of these digital solutions is having the greatest impact
o...
Meet our Panel of Experts
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
Students: School/District/State
Brandon, 3rd
grader Lawrence Public Sc...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
Meet our Panel of Experts
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
Students: School/District/State
Brandon, 3rd
grader Lawrence Public Sc...
“Imagine you are designing the
ultimate school for today’s
students, what technologies would
have the greatest impact on
l...
.
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
Do we have a shared vision around the
digital tools in our ultimate school?
Meet our Panel of Experts
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
Students: School/District/State
Brandon, 3rd
grader Lawrence Public Sc...
(c) Project Tomorrow 2014
Your thoughts,
comments,
questions
National Speak Up Findings and reports
Targeted and thematic reports
Digital learning trends
Mobile learning & social medi...
Thank you.
Let’s continue this conversation.
Julie Evans
Project Tomorrow
jevans@tomorrow.org
949-609-4660 x15
Twitter: Ju...
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  1. 1. Inside an Innovative Classroom: A Day in the Life of Today’s Students and Teachers Julie Evans, Project Tomorrow CEO
  2. 2. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 A big thank you to: www.blackboard.com/K12
  3. 3. Today’s Discussion:  About Speak Up 2013  Selected national findings from the research  Panel discussion  Your comments, questions or thoughts Speak Up 2013 National Research Project: Views of K-12 Students, Parents & Educators (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  4. 4. Meet our Panel of Experts (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Students: School/District/State Brandon, 3rd grader Lawrence Public Schools, Kansas Scout, 6th grader Lawrence Public Schools, Kansas Anna, 8th grader Lawrence Public Schools, Kansas Frances, 9th grader Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands Public Schools Neri, 11th grader Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands Public Schools Educators: James Bell North Carolina Virtual Public Schools Shannon Conley Medina City School District, Ohio Stacy McGowen Pennsylvania Virtual School
  5. 5. Project Tomorrow, a national education nonprofit organization Programs: • Research & evaluation studies • STEM education programs • Advocacy for digital learning (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Mission: To ensure that today’s students are prepared to become tomorrow’s leaders, innovators and engaged citizens of the world.
  6. 6. Annual national research project  Using online surveys + focus groups  Surveys for: K-12 Students, Teachers, Parents, Administrators, Community Members  Special: Pre-Service Teachers 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
  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 Speak Up 2013 National Reports www.tomorrow.org
  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  Learning is a 24/7 enterprise; school time is only a small part of the learning day  Students want a more personalized learning environment – both in and out of school What have we learned over the past 11 years? (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  10. 10. Social–based learning Un–tethered learning Digitally–rich learning Students & Digital Learning (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Student Vision for Digital Learning Personalized learning
  11. 11. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 “When students are using digital resources, building multi-media projects, collaborating and connecting online and conducting online research, they are more interested in school work today, and feel more connected to what their future holds tomorrow.” Dr. Mark Edwards, Superintendent Mooresville Graded School District, North Carolina
  12. 12. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Why is this discussion about innovative classroom models important today?  Common Core State Standards  Focus on college, career and civic readiness  Educators’ increased familiarity with digital tools  Emergence of the new digital parent - with new demands for digital learning  New student expectations for different types of learning processes
  13. 13. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Key findings include: Students have a clear idea of the value of digital learning within various innovative classroom models with high interest in: social media to provide opportunities for them to connect and collaborate with peers and experts, mobile devices that enable untethered learning experiences, and online, blended, and flipped classes that that marry digitally rich content with real-world relevance.
  14. 14. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Audience poll: Which of these digital solutions is having the greatest impact on transforming teaching and learning at your school right now? A.Blended learning B.Digital content C.Games D.Flipped learning E.Tablets and other mobile devices F.Fully online/virtual classes
  15. 15. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 According to school principals: Which of these digital solutions is having the greatest impact on transforming teaching and learning at your school right now? A.Blended learning 22% B.Digital content 46% C.Games 35% D.Flipped learning 17% E.Tablets and other mobile devices 41% F.Fully online/virtual classes 16%
  16. 16. Meet our Panel of Experts (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Students: School/District/State Brandon, 3rd grader Lawrence Public Schools, Kansas Scout, 6th grader Lawrence Public Schools, Kansas Anna, 8th grader Lawrence Public Schools, Kansas Frances, 9th grader Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands Public Schools Neri, 11th grader Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands Public Schools Educators: James Bell North Carolina Virtual Public Schools Shannon Conley Medina City School District, Ohio Stacy McGowen Pennsylvania Virtual School
  17. 17. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014
  18. 18. Meet our Panel of Experts (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Students: School/District/State Brandon, 3rd grader Lawrence Public Schools, Kansas Scout, 6th grader Lawrence Public Schools, Kansas Anna, 8th grader Lawrence Public Schools, Kansas Frances, 9th grader Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands Public Schools Neri, 11th grader Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands Public Schools Educators: James Bell North Carolina Virtual Public Schools Shannon Conley Medina City School District, Ohio Stacy McGowen Pennsylvania Virtual School
  19. 19. “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
  20. 20. . (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Do we have a shared vision around the digital tools in our ultimate school?
  21. 21. Meet our Panel of Experts (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Students: School/District/State Brandon, 3rd grader Lawrence Public Schools, Kansas Scout, 6th grader Lawrence Public Schools, Kansas Anna, 8th grader Lawrence Public Schools, Kansas Frances, 9th grader Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands Public Schools Neri, 11th grader Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands Public Schools Educators: James Bell North Carolina Virtual Public Schools Shannon Conley Medina City School District, Ohio Stacy McGowen Pennsylvania Virtual School
  22. 22. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Your thoughts, comments, questions
  23. 23. National Speak Up Findings and reports Targeted and thematic reports Digital learning trends Mobile learning & social media Print to digital migration Social learning Intelligent adaptive software Digital parent series Presentations, podcasts and webinars Services: consulting, workshops, evaluation and efficacy studies Speak Up 2014 opens on October 6 (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 More Speak Up? www.tomorrow.org
  24. 24. 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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