Project TestDrive:  Students and Teachers  “Speak Up” about NSDL NSDL Annual Meeting 2008 Washington DC October 1, 2008 Ju...
Our discussion today: About Project TestDrive National Project Results and Findings Recommendations Next Steps Discussion ...
About Project Tomorrow Our Vision Preparing today’s students to be tomorrow’s innovators, leaders and engaged citizens Our...
About Project Tomorrow NSDL Annual Meeting 2008 Speak Up about NSDL Our strengths:  Provide  national leadership  to impro...
<ul><li>About Speak Up </li></ul><ul><li>Annual national research project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online surveys - Open for ...
<ul><li>What is Project TestDrive? </li></ul><ul><li>National research project on the classroom effectiveness </li></ul><u...
<ul><li>Why Project TestDrive? </li></ul><ul><li>Wealth of resources have been developed for NSDL  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>W...
Project TestDrive Methodology Promotion to participate: + 50,000 teachers Teacher application – screened for school divers...
<ul><li>Project TestDrive Participation </li></ul><ul><li>2007/08 School Year: </li></ul><ul><li>78 teacher applications a...
Project TestDrive Participation 2007/08 School Year: NSDL Annual Meeting 2008 Speak Up about NSDL
Project TestDrive Participation 2007/08 School Year: NSDL Annual Meeting 2008 Speak Up about NSDL
Project TestDrive Key Findings Strategy:  Outreach and Awareness Building Strategy:  Developing the Value Proposition NSDL...
Outreach and Awareness Building How did you find the resource? What is the most effective way to use the resource? How wou...
Outreach and Awareness Building NSDL Annual Meeting 2008 Speak Up about NSDL
Outreach and Awareness Building NSDL Annual Meeting 2008 Speak Up about NSDL
Outreach and Awareness Building NSDL Annual Meeting 2008 Speak Up about NSDL
Outreach and Awareness Building Preference for finding and learning about resources – look at who and what did not make th...
Outreach and Awareness Building Recommendations to encourage classroom usage: “ Inside and outside” recommendations  NSDL ...
<ul><li>Outreach and Awareness Building </li></ul><ul><li>Recommendations to encourage classroom usage: </li></ul><ul><li>...
<ul><li>Outreach and Awareness Building </li></ul><ul><li>Recommendations to encourage classroom usage: </li></ul><ul><li>...
Project TestDrive Key Findings Strategy:  Outreach and Awareness Building Strategy:  Developing the Value Proposition NSDL...
Developing the Value Proposition Resource characteristics Effectiveness for classroom use Professional impact of using the...
Developing the Value Proposition How would you characterize the resource? Top responses: NSDL Annual Meeting 2008 Speak Up...
Developing the Value Proposition How would you characterize the resource? Top responses: Age appropriate – 70% Enhances cu...
Developing the Value Proposition How would you characterize the resource? Other responses: Student friendly – 52% Visually...
Developing the Value Proposition NSDL Annual Meeting 2008 Speak Up about NSDL Key:  Very Effective  Effective  Not Effective
Developing the Value Proposition Value statements about NSDL resources: Appropriate for classroom use 88% Content is credi...
Developing the Value Proposition Value statements about NSDL resources: Appropriate for classroom use 88% Content is credi...
Developing the Value Proposition Student Views NSDL Annual Meeting 2008 Speak Up about NSDL
Developing the Value Proposition Student Views  Value statements about NSDL resources: Often + Always Subject is more inte...
Developing the Value Proposition Student Views  Value statements about NSDL resources: Often + Always I would recommend re...
Developing the Value Proposition NSDL Annual Meeting 2008 Speak Up about NSDL
Developing the Value Proposition What did you like  most   about the resource? NSDL Annual Meeting 2008 Speak Up about NSDL
Developing the Value Proposition What did you like  most  about the resource? Site dependent but overall comments: Interac...
Developing the Value Proposition What did you like  least  about the resource? Site dependent but one general overall comm...
Developing the Value Proposition Recommendations for improving the resources Site dependent but overall comments: Better g...
<ul><li>Project TestDrive Next Steps </li></ul><ul><li>Further analysis of the data findings </li></ul><ul><li>Such as:  <...
Project TestDrive Next Steps Final report – to be published in January 2009 Marketing and outreach recommendations Rubrics...
<ul><li>Want more information?  </li></ul><ul><li>Speak Up teacher data on digital resources </li></ul><ul><li>what charac...
<ul><li>More Speak Up?  </li></ul><ul><li>www.tomorrow.org </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Webinars – new series  </li></ul></ul><ul...
<ul><li>More Speak Up findings?  </li></ul><ul><li>Visit  www.tomorrow.org </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student, Teacher, Parent ...
<ul><li>More Speak Up?  </li></ul><ul><li>Upcoming Presentations and Events:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Innovative Learning Co...
<ul><li>Surveys for K-12 students, teachers, parents and administrators </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Survey for parents in En...
Thanks!  If you have any questions, please contact: Julie Evans [email_address] 949-609-4660 x15 Laurie Smith [email_addre...
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Project Test Drive: Students and Teachers "Speak Up" About NSDL

  1. 1. Project TestDrive: Students and Teachers “Speak Up” about NSDL NSDL Annual Meeting 2008 Washington DC October 1, 2008 Julie Evans and Laurie Smith Project Tomorrow
  2. 2. Our discussion today: About Project TestDrive National Project Results and Findings Recommendations Next Steps Discussion – what do you think? NSDL Annual Meeting 2008 Speak Up about NSDL
  3. 3. About Project Tomorrow Our Vision Preparing today’s students to be tomorrow’s innovators, leaders and engaged citizens Our Mission To support the development of critical thinking, problem solving and creativity skills in K-12 students through innovative, research-based uses of science, math and technology resources . NSDL Annual Meeting 2008 Speak Up about NSDL
  4. 4. About Project Tomorrow NSDL Annual Meeting 2008 Speak Up about NSDL Our strengths: Provide national leadership to improve K-12 education Incubate and replicate school based science, math & technology programs that engage students & teachers Leverage online tools, resources and events to build local capacities for reform and innovation Conduct national research to inform and stimulate new discussions around education topics
  5. 5. <ul><li>About Speak Up </li></ul><ul><li>Annual national research project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online surveys - Open for all K-12 schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Schools/districts get back their own data for planning and budgeting </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collect data ↔ Stimulate conversations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>K-12 Students, Teachers, Parents and Administrators </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Inform policies & programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Analysis and reporting – national reports, state reports, district reports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Services: custom reports, consulting with districts and state agencies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NCES back end database – provide statistically significant samplings from the data </li></ul></ul><ul><li>5 years of empowering authentic voices – since 2003: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1.1 million K-12 students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>74,000 teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>34,000 parents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3,200 school leaders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>14,000 schools – from all 50 states, DC, American military base schools, Canada, Mexico, Australia </li></ul></ul>NSDL Annual Meeting 2008 Speak Up about NSDL 1.2 million respondents
  6. 6. <ul><li>What is Project TestDrive? </li></ul><ul><li>National research project on the classroom effectiveness </li></ul><ul><li>of K-12 STEM resources in the National Science Digital </li></ul><ul><li>Library - Supplemental to Digital Libraries go to School </li></ul><ul><li>Goals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluate the relevance and quality of existing resources, accessibility and impact in the classroom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop rubrics for evaluating current and future NSDL content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop recommendations for promoting NSDL to K-12 educators </li></ul></ul>NSDL Annual Meeting 2008 Speak Up about NSDL
  7. 7. <ul><li>Why Project TestDrive? </li></ul><ul><li>Wealth of resources have been developed for NSDL </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Who is using them? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How are they being used? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Extends DLgtS by… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Modifying workshop curriculum to create JIT training for teachers on NSDL and IA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Additional rubrics and evaluation instruments to implement with DLgtS workshop curriculum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advertises DLgtS workshops with more audiences </li></ul></ul>NSDL Annual Meeting 2008 Speak Up about NSDL
  8. 8. Project TestDrive Methodology Promotion to participate: + 50,000 teachers Teacher application – screened for school diversity/mix MOU with teachers – informed consent with students Evaluation rubrics developed for the resources Just in time training provided Recommended list of resources identified Teachers select and use 7-10 resources in classroom Teacher and student feedback via surveys and focus groups NSDL Annual Meeting 2008 Speak Up about NSDL Link to documents on our website http:// www.tomorrow.org/programs/testdrive.html
  9. 9. <ul><li>Project TestDrive Participation </li></ul><ul><li>2007/08 School Year: </li></ul><ul><li>78 teacher applications approved </li></ul><ul><li>29 teachers used 111 resources in their classroom </li></ul><ul><ul><li>86% used at least 7 different resources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>20 teachers completed online surveys </li></ul><ul><li>2697 students completed online surveys </li></ul><ul><li>11 teachers participated in focus groups </li></ul>NSDL Annual Meeting 2008 Speak Up about NSDL
  10. 10. Project TestDrive Participation 2007/08 School Year: NSDL Annual Meeting 2008 Speak Up about NSDL
  11. 11. Project TestDrive Participation 2007/08 School Year: NSDL Annual Meeting 2008 Speak Up about NSDL
  12. 12. Project TestDrive Key Findings Strategy: Outreach and Awareness Building Strategy: Developing the Value Proposition NSDL Annual Meeting 2008 Speak Up about NSDL
  13. 13. Outreach and Awareness Building How did you find the resource? What is the most effective way to use the resource? How would you like to learn about resources? How to encourage more classroom usage? NSDL Annual Meeting 2008 Speak Up about NSDL
  14. 14. Outreach and Awareness Building NSDL Annual Meeting 2008 Speak Up about NSDL
  15. 15. Outreach and Awareness Building NSDL Annual Meeting 2008 Speak Up about NSDL
  16. 16. Outreach and Awareness Building NSDL Annual Meeting 2008 Speak Up about NSDL
  17. 17. Outreach and Awareness Building Preference for finding and learning about resources – look at who and what did not make the list! Administrators Students District Technology Staff TV / Radio Ads NSDL Annual Meeting 2008 Speak Up about NSDL
  18. 18. Outreach and Awareness Building Recommendations to encourage classroom usage: “ Inside and outside” recommendations NSDL Annual Meeting 2008 Speak Up about NSDL
  19. 19. <ul><li>Outreach and Awareness Building </li></ul><ul><li>Recommendations to encourage classroom usage: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Inside” recommendations: </li></ul><ul><li>Increase access to school technology </li></ul><ul><li>Increase time to learn about and use resources </li></ul><ul><li>Require as part of school projects – science fairs </li></ul><ul><li>Funding for teachers to purchase supplies and resources </li></ul>NSDL Annual Meeting 2008 Speak Up about NSDL
  20. 20. <ul><li>Outreach and Awareness Building </li></ul><ul><li>Recommendations to encourage classroom usage: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Outside” recommendations: </li></ul><ul><li>Increase awareness – advertising, listservs </li></ul><ul><li>Push only selected resources – targeted approach </li></ul><ul><li>Bundle with textbooks and other resources </li></ul><ul><li>Identify key people as advocates - librarians </li></ul>NSDL Annual Meeting 2008 Speak Up about NSDL
  21. 21. Project TestDrive Key Findings Strategy: Outreach and Awareness Building Strategy: Developing the Value Proposition NSDL Annual Meeting 2008 Speak Up about NSDL
  22. 22. Developing the Value Proposition Resource characteristics Effectiveness for classroom use Professional impact of using the resources What do you like most/least about resources? What should be improved? NSDL Annual Meeting 2008 Speak Up about NSDL
  23. 23. Developing the Value Proposition How would you characterize the resource? Top responses: NSDL Annual Meeting 2008 Speak Up about NSDL
  24. 24. Developing the Value Proposition How would you characterize the resource? Top responses: Age appropriate – 70% Enhances curriculum – 68% Easy to use – 63% Relevant and useful – 61% Classroom ready / supports curriculum – 58% Easy to integrate into curriculum – 57% Accurate / teacher friendly – 54% NSDL Annual Meeting 2008 Speak Up about NSDL
  25. 25. Developing the Value Proposition How would you characterize the resource? Other responses: Student friendly – 52% Visually appealing – 49% Credibility – 48% Interactive – 45% Clear instructions – 45% Supports multiple learning styles – 31% NSDL Annual Meeting 2008 Speak Up about NSDL
  26. 26. Developing the Value Proposition NSDL Annual Meeting 2008 Speak Up about NSDL Key: Very Effective Effective Not Effective
  27. 27. Developing the Value Proposition Value statements about NSDL resources: Appropriate for classroom use 88% Content is credible 87% Enhances current curriculum 87% Alignment with state standards 80% Increased student engagement 78% NSDL Annual Meeting 2008 Speak Up about NSDL
  28. 28. Developing the Value Proposition Value statements about NSDL resources: Appropriate for classroom use 88% Content is credible 87% Enhances current curriculum 87% Alignment with state standards 80% Increased student engagement 78% I would use the resource again 81% I would recommend the resource to others 79% NSDL Annual Meeting 2008 Speak Up about NSDL
  29. 29. Developing the Value Proposition Student Views NSDL Annual Meeting 2008 Speak Up about NSDL
  30. 30. Developing the Value Proposition Student Views Value statements about NSDL resources: Often + Always Subject is more interesting 58% Enjoyed class participation 57% Greater understanding of content 56% Learned more 52% Remember more about content 49% More interested in subject 48% NSDL Annual Meeting 2008 Speak Up about NSDL
  31. 31. Developing the Value Proposition Student Views Value statements about NSDL resources: Often + Always I would recommend resource to a friend 52% I would like to use the resource again 59% I would like to use NSDL again 60% NSDL Annual Meeting 2008 Speak Up about NSDL
  32. 32. Developing the Value Proposition NSDL Annual Meeting 2008 Speak Up about NSDL
  33. 33. Developing the Value Proposition What did you like most about the resource? NSDL Annual Meeting 2008 Speak Up about NSDL
  34. 34. Developing the Value Proposition What did you like most about the resource? Site dependent but overall comments: Interactivity – use of animations/engaging graphics Easy to understand and use – teacher friendly Students could direct their own learning NSDL Annual Meeting 2008 Speak Up about NSDL
  35. 35. Developing the Value Proposition What did you like least about the resource? Site dependent but one general overall comment: Depth of site content – either too much or too little NSDL Annual Meeting 2008 Speak Up about NSDL
  36. 36. Developing the Value Proposition Recommendations for improving the resources Site dependent but overall comments: Better grade level alignment with age appropriate activities and content More animations/visualizations More content OR less content NSDL Annual Meeting 2008 Speak Up about NSDL
  37. 37. <ul><li>Project TestDrive Next Steps </li></ul><ul><li>Further analysis of the data findings </li></ul><ul><li>Such as: </li></ul><ul><li>by contributor by resource </li></ul><ul><li>by contributor by grade level standard </li></ul><ul><li>changes in student views after increased usage </li></ul><ul><li>effectiveness by resource, by contributor </li></ul><ul><li>classroom utilization by resource </li></ul><ul><li>selection pathways with more exposure </li></ul>NSDL Annual Meeting 2008 Speak Up about NSDL
  38. 38. Project TestDrive Next Steps Final report – to be published in January 2009 Marketing and outreach recommendations Rubrics for resource evaluations Additional data findings Also available: Resource specific data findings for the pathways and contributors NSDL Annual Meeting 2008 Speak Up about NSDL
  39. 39. <ul><li>Want more information? </li></ul><ul><li>Speak Up teacher data on digital resources </li></ul><ul><li>what characteristics are most important to you when choosing online resources? </li></ul><ul><li>how have you used online resources in the past 12 months? </li></ul><ul><li>what factors influence your inclusion of 21 st century tools in your science classroom? </li></ul>NSDL Annual Meeting 2008 Speak Up about NSDL
  40. 40. <ul><li>More Speak Up? </li></ul><ul><li>www.tomorrow.org </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Webinars – new series </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Speak Up Blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sign up for news alerts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Customized reports and consulting services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conference presentations/workshops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Speak Up 2008 </li></ul></ul>NSDL Annual Meeting 2008 Speak Up about NSDL
  41. 41. <ul><li>More Speak Up findings? </li></ul><ul><li>Visit www.tomorrow.org </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student, Teacher, Parent & Administrator Data Findings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reports such as: </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Learning in the 21 st Century: </li></ul><ul><li>A National Report of </li></ul><ul><li>Online Learning </li></ul><ul><li>(Oct 2007, Updated Jun 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Inspiring the Next Generation of Innovators </li></ul><ul><li>Students, Teachers and Parents Speak Up about </li></ul><ul><li>Science Education </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(June 2008) </li></ul></ul></ul>NSDL Annual Meeting 2008 Speak Up about NSDL
  42. 42. <ul><li>More Speak Up? </li></ul><ul><li>Upcoming Presentations and Events: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Innovative Learning Conference 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>October 14-16, 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>San Jose </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Presentation: Speak Up data on mobile devices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NSBA T+L 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>October 28-30, 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seattle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Presentation: Administrator data from Speak Up </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Release of new report: “New Visionary Administrator” </li></ul></ul>NSDL Annual Meeting 2008 Speak Up about NSDL
  43. 43. <ul><li>Surveys for K-12 students, teachers, parents and administrators </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Survey for parents in English and Spanish </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>No fee or charge to participate </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>100% online – each survey only takes 20 minutes </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>100% confidential; password protected </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Questions regarding: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>teaching and learning with technology, 21 st century skills, professional development, science instruction, STEM careers, emerging technologies and online learning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>New question themes </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Broadband access/issues – home and at school </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Digital content </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Media and information literacy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Surveys open from Oct 20 thru Dec 19 </li></ul><ul><li>Schools/districts get data back in February </li></ul><ul><li>National data findings released in Washington DC in spring 2009 </li></ul>NSDL Annual Meeting 2008 Speak Up 2008
  44. 44. Thanks! If you have any questions, please contact: Julie Evans [email_address] 949-609-4660 x15 Laurie Smith [email_address] 949-609-4660 x17 NSDL Annual Meeting 2008 Speak Up about NSDL

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