Speak Up News, January 22, 2018
Speak Up Surveys Close on Friday!
More than 300,000 students, 31,000 teachers, 21,000 parents and 2,700 administrators have shared their views on technology and learning! Have you? Have your stakeholders? You have until Friday, January 26th, to get those surveys in – and to enter for your chance to win grants, prizes and conference registrations.
District leaders: don’t miss out on our latest offers (including $7500 in consulting services for three lucky districts!).
Friday is also the deadline for voting for ISTE’s People’s Choice sessions (we need your votes!)
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-The Project Tomorrow team
Opportunities to win grants and prizes through Jan. 26: districts, teachers, librarians, communications officers, administrators!
* District Leadership Grants – valued at $7,500 each – to three districts participating in Speak Up 2017 (Oct. 2017-Jan. 2018).
* Parent Participation Leadership Awards
* School Communications Recognition Award
Details on our blog!
Don’t forget these offers:
Teachers can enter to win a $250 Amazon gift card for classroom supplies, in addition to being eligible for a free registration to ISTE 2018!
Communications officers can enter to win a $250 grant towards any 2018 professional conference of their choice.
Librarians can to win a registration AASL’s National Institute or ISTE 2018.
Administrators can enter to win a registration to ISTE 2018 or AASA’s National Conference on Education.
Chances to win registrations to CUE, MassCUE, METC, NCCE and TCEA.
Share your views as part of Speak Up 2017 before January 26th!
Enter Speak Up Photo, Video and Design Challenges
Video Challenge – Class Entry
Create a 30-second video about how/why using technology in your classroom is important for student learning. Awards for classroom submissions.
Photo Challenge – Class Entry
We’re looking for the best demonstration of Speak Up participation spirit in a photo – be creative! Awards for classroom submissions.
Design Challenge & Contest – Student Entry
Calling student designers…We’re looking for a new participation badge for Speak Up 2018. Awards for student designers or design teams.
All entries are due by Friday, January 26th!
We need your votes!
We submitted a new session to ISTE 2018 this year as part of their People’s Choice selection. So, “ISTE people,” we need to hear from you!
Please vote for our session – Thinking Critically – Using Innovative Digital Tools To Support Student Learning – with Julie Evans and Kari Stubbs from BrainPOP:
Everyone from employers to educators megaphone the need for today’s students to develop effective critical thinking skills, but few people know what that looks like in a classroom or how to measure student competency meaningfully. This session takes the conceptual understanding of critical thinking to a more practical reality.
Join Julie Evans at FETC this week!
Julie will be sharing A LOT of Speak Up data during her six FETC sessions. Learn more about Speak Up data in action!
Do We Even Have the Right Data?
Room: South 331CD Session Number: BP04
Tuesday, January 23, 2018: 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM
Creating and Leading a Culture of Innovation in Today’s Schools
Room: South 331CD Session Number: W158
Wednesday, January 24, 2018: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
10 Things Everyone Should Know About Today’s Students and Digital Learning
Room: South 331CD Session Number: C29
Thursday, January 25, 2018: 12:00 PM – 12:40 PM
How to Communicate Best With Parents in the Digital Age: Text, Twitter, Email, Call
Room: North 222 Session Number: C416
Thursday, January 25, 2018: 2:00 PM – 2:40 PM
Parents’ Conflicting Views on Personalized Learning vs. Screen Time
Room: North 330A Session Number: C525
Thursday, January 25, 2018: 3:20 PM – 4:00 PM
The Impact of the Homework Gap on STEAM Education
Room: North 220F Session Number: C714
Friday, January 26, 2018: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Thank you for your interest and continued support of Speak Up! Be sure to stay updated on all things Speak Up by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and our Blog.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Speak Up team at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at (949) 609-4660 ext. 17.
Many thanks to our sponsors and partners for the support of Speak Up: Agile Education Marketing, Apex Learning, Blackboard, Inc., BrainPOP, iboss, Qualcomm Wireless Reach, Rosetta Stone Education, Scholastic Education, AASA | The School Superintendent’s Association, CETPA, Consortium for School Networking, CUE, Digital Learning Day, ICE (Indiana Connected Educators), iNACOL, ISTE, MassCUE, National School Boards Association, National School Public Relations Association, National Science Teachers Association, National Secondary School Principals Association, NCCE (Northwest Council for Computer Education), NETA (Nebraska Educational Technology Association), State Education Technology Directors’ Association and TCEA (Texas Computer Education Association).