Speak Up 2011 Congressional Briefing     Washington DC     May 23, 2012Speak Up 2011 National Findings:    Teachers, Libra...
Welcome              Julie Evans          Chief Executive Officer            Project Tomorrow
Thank you!      Senator Tom Harkin             Iowa
Today’s Agenda:   Welcome       Julie Evans, Project Tomorrow   Release of National Findings   Panel Discussion        B...
Today’s Discussion: The Big Questions   What are the challenges that are standing in the   way of creating more personaliz...
About the Speak Up National Research Project  Annual national research project     Online surveys for K-12 students, teac...
Speak Up survey question themes       Learning & Teaching with Technology       21st Century Skills: Digital Citizenship...
Saluting our Speak Up 2011 Sponsors:
Thank you for the use of the 21st century learning tools
Warm Up Exercise  How did you learn about today’s Speak Up briefing?         1. Email         2. Blog posting         3. T...
National Speak Up 2011 Participation: 416,758     K-12 Students                                   330,117     Parents (i...
Speak Up 2011 Congressional BriefingWashington DCApril 24, 2012
Speak Up 2011 Congressional Briefing     Washington DC     May 23, 2012Presentingthis year’ssecond report:
Meet our panel of experts    Educators:    Ben Allen                   Jennifer Hornyak    Social Studies Teacher      Dir...
Personalizing the Classroom Experience –Teachers, Librarians and Administrators Connect the Dots withDigital Learning
Personalized Learning . . . . . . .        “…. process of contouring learning to        individuals, recognizing that indi...
Why is this important today?    “If we teach today’s students as we taught     yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.”     ...
Digital Learning Dot – Educators #1:Challenges     Let’s set the context for understanding          how to leverage techno...
Digital Learning Dot – Educators #1:Challenges
Digital Learning Dot – Educators #1:ChallengesHow does your ed tech budget today compare to your budgetin 2008/09?
Digital Learning Dot – Educators #1:Challenges
Class Poll What technology solutions do you think schools and districts should be exploring to solve budget issues?       ...
Digital Learning Dot – Educators #1:Challenges  What technology solutions are schools and  districts exploring to solve bu...
Digital Learning Dot – Educators #1:Challenges          What are your school or district                   challenges?    ...
Digital Learning Dot – Educators #2:Opportunities     Educators that have a “personal value       proposition” with techno...
Digital Learning Dot – Educators #2:Opportunities  How Teachers and Administrators are Using Technology for Professional T...
Digital Learning Dot – Educators #2:Opportunities Teachers and online professional development: 30% say online courses are...
Math Assignment  How many mobile devices do you have for your personal  use? Think laptop, smartphone, tablets, MP3 player...
Digital Learning Dot – Educators #2:Opportunities
Digital Learning Dot – Educators #2:Opportunities                  Different Views of BYOT by District                    ...
Digital Learning Dot – Educators #2:Opportunities              Teachers more highly value digital            content if th...
Digital Learning Dot – Educators #2:Opportunities      Do you have a personal value proposition                 with techn...
Digital Learning Dot – Educators #3:Next Steps in the Journey               Personal value proposition               Profe...
Digital Learning Dot – Educators #3:Next Steps in the JourneyWhat are the benefits of digital content in theclassroom?
Digital Learning Dot – Educators #3:Next Steps in the JourneyWhat barriers do schools face integrating digitalcontent into...
Digital Learning Dot – Educators #3:Next Steps in the Journey   Important factors to consider when recommending digital co...
Digital Learning Dot – Educators #3:Next Steps in the Journey              Teachers’ Wish List for Professional Developmen...
Digital Learning Dot – Educators #3:Next Steps in the Journey              Teachers’ Wish List for Professional Developmen...
Digital Learning Dot – Educators #3:Next Steps in the Journey               What are the next steps for                you...
Speak Up 2011 Congressional Briefing     Washington DC     May 23, 2012Presentingthis year’ssecond report:
Personalizing the Classroom Experience –Teachers, Librarians and Administrators Connect the Dots withDigital Learning     ...
Want more Speak Up?   National Speak Up Findings   Presentations, podcasts and webinars   Evaluation services   Report...
Special AnnouncementSpeak Up for America’s Future Teachers   Special online surveys to collect and report on the views of ...
Start planning now for Speak Up 2012!    Speak Up 2012 – 10th Anniversary     Special online surveys to collect and report...
Thank you!   Educators:   Ben Allen                   Jennifer Hornyak   Social Studies Teacher      Director of Instructi...
Saluting our Speak Up 2011 Sponsors:
Thank you for the use of the 21st century learning tools
Thank you!Let’s continue this conversation.                Julie Evans            Project Tomorrow          jevans@tomorro...
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  1. 1. Speak Up 2011 Congressional Briefing Washington DC May 23, 2012Speak Up 2011 National Findings: Teachers, Librarians & Administrators Welcome to the Briefing
  2. 2. Welcome Julie Evans Chief Executive Officer Project Tomorrow
  3. 3. Thank you! Senator Tom Harkin Iowa
  4. 4. Today’s Agenda: Welcome  Julie Evans, Project Tomorrow Release of National Findings Panel Discussion  Ben Allen, Teacher  Jennifer Hornyak, Dir. of Instructional Technology  Joquetta Lynn Johnson, Library Media Specialist  Maribeth Luftglass, Assistant Superintendent & CIO Q&A
  5. 5. Today’s Discussion: The Big Questions What are the challenges that are standing in the way of creating more personalized learning environments for students? What opportunities or new ideas exist that should be explored? Do we have a shared vision? How do we move from vision to reality? How do we “connect the dots” with digital learning?
  6. 6. About the Speak Up National Research Project Annual national research project  Online surveys for K-12 students, teachers, parents and administrators – each fall  Every K-12 school and district can participate – no costs  Institutions receive free report with their own data Collect ideas ↔ Stimulate conversations  K-12 Students, Teachers, Parents, Administrators  Special: Pre-Service Teachers in Schools of Education Inform policies & programs  National reports and briefings  Consulting services to help transform teaching and learning Since 2003: + 2.6 million surveys
  7. 7. 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, Social Media  Designing the 21st Century School
  8. 8. Saluting our Speak Up 2011 Sponsors:
  9. 9. Thank you for the use of the 21st century learning tools
  10. 10. Warm Up Exercise How did you learn about today’s Speak Up briefing? 1. Email 2. Blog posting 3. Tweet 4. Phone call 5. List serve alert 6. Website calendar item 7. Saw the sign and the free lunch!
  11. 11. National Speak Up 2011 Participation: 416,758  K-12 Students 330,117  Parents (in English & Spanish) 44,006  Teachers 36,477  Librarians 2,025  School Site Administrators 3,319  District Office Administrators 814  About the participating schools & districts o 5,616 schools and 1,250 districts o 24% urban / 35% rural / 41% suburban o All 50 states + DC  Honor Roll of States with highest participation: TX, CA, AL, IN, AZ, NC, FL, WI, VA, MD
  12. 12. Speak Up 2011 Congressional BriefingWashington DCApril 24, 2012
  13. 13. Speak Up 2011 Congressional Briefing Washington DC May 23, 2012Presentingthis year’ssecond report:
  14. 14. Meet our panel of experts Educators: Ben Allen Jennifer Hornyak Social Studies Teacher Director of Instructional Technology McKinley Tech High School Department of Catholic Schools Washington DC Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston (WV) Joquetta Lynn Johnson Maribeth Luftglass Library Media Specialist Assistant Superintendent & CIO Pikesville High School Fairfax County Public Schools Baltimore MD Fairfax VA
  15. 15. Personalizing the Classroom Experience –Teachers, Librarians and Administrators Connect the Dots withDigital Learning
  16. 16. Personalized Learning . . . . . . . “…. process of contouring learning to individuals, recognizing that individuals inherently have different strengths and weaknesses, interests and ways of learning.” Sir Ken Robinson
  17. 17. Why is this important today? “If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.” John Dewey 1916
  18. 18. Digital Learning Dot – Educators #1:Challenges Let’s set the context for understanding how to leverage technology to personalize the classroom
  19. 19. Digital Learning Dot – Educators #1:Challenges
  20. 20. Digital Learning Dot – Educators #1:ChallengesHow does your ed tech budget today compare to your budgetin 2008/09?
  21. 21. Digital Learning Dot – Educators #1:Challenges
  22. 22. Class Poll What technology solutions do you think schools and districts should be exploring to solve budget issues? 1. Digital textbooks 2. Tablets instead of laptops 3. Online PD for teachers 4. Cloud computing applications 5. Students bring their own devices to school
  23. 23. Digital Learning Dot – Educators #1:Challenges What technology solutions are schools and districts exploring to solve budget issues?
  24. 24. Digital Learning Dot – Educators #1:Challenges What are your school or district challenges? What technology solutions are addressing those challenges?
  25. 25. Digital Learning Dot – Educators #2:Opportunities Educators that have a “personal value proposition” with technology have stronger views about the potential of technology to transform and personalize learning.
  26. 26. Digital Learning Dot – Educators #2:Opportunities How Teachers and Administrators are Using Technology for Professional Tasks District Technology Use Teachers Principals Administrators Participate in webinars 28% 68% 85% Create multi-media presentations 54% 66% 71% Participate in online professional 38% 50% 65% learning communitiesCreate and upload videos, music and 65% 56% 55% photos Read and/or post to blogs and wikis 34% 33% 43% Update a social networking site 45% 27% 35% Use Twitter to communicate or 8% 12% 20% follow others
  27. 27. Digital Learning Dot – Educators #2:Opportunities Teachers and online professional development: 30% say online courses are #1 choice for PD • Already taken an online course . . . . . . ? 43% say online PD is #1! • Top benefits: • Better fit for schedule (89%) • Ability to review materials as needed (55%) • Customize the learning process (52%)
  28. 28. Math Assignment How many mobile devices do you have for your personal use? Think laptop, smartphone, tablets, MP3 players, digital readers, etc. Start counting! 1. More than 8 mobile devices 2. 5 to 7 devices 3. 2 to 4 devices 4. Only one 5. None (really?)
  29. 29. Digital Learning Dot – Educators #2:Opportunities
  30. 30. Digital Learning Dot – Educators #2:Opportunities Different Views of BYOT by District Administrators District Administrators who use a smartphone or tablet All District Administrators 41% 29% 19% 13% 13% 7% Currently evaluating a BYOT Currently piloting a BYOT Provide school owned devices approach approach for student use
  31. 31. Digital Learning Dot – Educators #2:Opportunities Teachers more highly value digital content if they are digital content users
  32. 32. Digital Learning Dot – Educators #2:Opportunities Do you have a personal value proposition with technology? What technology solutions or approaches do you think have the greatest potential for:  increasing student achievement?  enhancing teacher productivity?  leveraging parental engagement?
  33. 33. Digital Learning Dot – Educators #3:Next Steps in the Journey Personal value proposition Professional development A shared vision The “will” to make this happen for all students Focus on Digital Content & Resources
  34. 34. Digital Learning Dot – Educators #3:Next Steps in the JourneyWhat are the benefits of digital content in theclassroom?
  35. 35. Digital Learning Dot – Educators #3:Next Steps in the JourneyWhat barriers do schools face integrating digitalcontent into classroom instruction?
  36. 36. Digital Learning Dot – Educators #3:Next Steps in the Journey Important factors to consider when recommending digital content to teachers Librarians who use Important Factors digital content for All librarians professional tasks Accuracy of the content 92% 84% Ease of use by teacher and student 89% 84% Alignment to curriculum and 89% 81% standards Credibility of organization producing 78% 70% materials Teacher can use the digital content in 57% 49% variety of ways in the class
  37. 37. Digital Learning Dot – Educators #3:Next Steps in the Journey Teachers’ Wish List for Professional Development on Digital Content UsageDigital Content Wish List TeachersAccess to an online collection of vetted, grade level, content 56%specific resourcesFace to face professional development 38%Mentoring by an onsite coach 23%Participation in a PLC at my school 32%Video clips of teachers demonstrating use of digital content in my 33%content areaOnline course 26%Collection of relevant podcasts 23%Support from a librarian media specialist who can help with content 20%identification and usage
  38. 38. Digital Learning Dot – Educators #3:Next Steps in the Journey Teachers’ Wish List for Professional Development on Digital Content UsageDigital Content Wish List TeachersAccess to an online collection of vetted, grade level, content specific Digitally - richresourcesFace to face professional development SocialMentoring by an onsite coach SocialParticipation in a PLC at my school SocialVideo clips of teachers demonstrating use of digital content in my Digitally - richcontent areaOnline course Un-tetheredCollection of relevant podcasts Un-tetheredSupport from a librarian media specialist who can help with content Socialidentification and usage Mimics the Student Vision: Social-based, Un-tethered & Digitally-rich
  39. 39. Digital Learning Dot – Educators #3:Next Steps in the Journey What are the next steps for your school or district? What advice do you have for other educators? What is on your horizon?
  40. 40. Speak Up 2011 Congressional Briefing Washington DC May 23, 2012Presentingthis year’ssecond report:
  41. 41. Personalizing the Classroom Experience –Teachers, Librarians and Administrators Connect the Dots withDigital Learning How do we connect the dots today?
  42. 42. Want more Speak Up? National Speak Up Findings Presentations, podcasts and webinars Evaluation services Reports and white papers www.tomorrow.org
  43. 43. Special AnnouncementSpeak Up for America’s Future Teachers Special online surveys to collect and report on the views of the next generation of K-12 teachers on the role of technology within teaching and learning. Surveys open until 6/1 Sign up to receive information and alerts www.tomorrow.org New report and briefing in September 2012
  44. 44. Start planning now for Speak Up 2012! Speak Up 2012 – 10th Anniversary Special online surveys to collect and report on the views of the K-12 students, teachers, librarians, administrators and parents on the role of technology within teaching and learning. Surveys open in October Sign up to receive information and alerts www.tomorrow.org
  45. 45. Thank you! Educators: Ben Allen Jennifer Hornyak Social Studies Teacher Director of Instructional Technology McKinley Tech High School Department of Catholic Schools Washington DC Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston (WV) Joquetta Lynn Johnson Maribeth Luftglass Library Media Specialist Assistant Superintendent & CIO Pikesville High School Fairfax County Public Schools Baltimore MD Fairfax VA
  46. 46. Saluting our Speak Up 2011 Sponsors:
  47. 47. Thank you for the use of the 21st century learning tools
  48. 48. Thank you!Let’s continue this conversation. Julie Evans Project Tomorrow jevans@tomorrow.org 949-609-4660 x15 Twitter: JulieEvans_PT Copyright Project Tomorrow 2012.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.

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