Share Your Feedback Ahead of Speak Up 2018, Speak Up Prizes Announced, More – March 1, 2018 Speak Up News

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Share Your Feedback Ahead of Speak Up 2018, Speak Up Prizes Announced, More – March 1, 2018 Speak Up News

Note the ability to check Speak Up data that is described near the bottom of this newsletter. As we encouraged CANeLearn members to participate, we wanted to share this information about getting your results.


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Speak Up News, March 1, 2018

Our team has been busy digging through the brand new Speak Up data, working on templates for districts to use and making plans for releasing reports and infographics! We hope all of the participating districts and schools have had a chance to log in and take a look at their data (more on that below).

While we are focused on data analysis, we are also already planning for Speak Up 2018, which will open this fall. Contact registration is not yet open, but we would like to hear from districts and schools who are interested in participating. Please complete the Interest Form (below); it will also help us keep you in the loop as planning for this fall moves ahead.

Thank you again to all of our amazing partners, and especially to those of you who offered a prize to Speak Up participants! We are happy to finally announce all the winners!

Finally, Julie is on the road again this month. She’ll be speaking and sharing data at CUE, NAFIS and ASCD conferences.

Thank you for reading! Feel free to share your thoughts with us on FacebookTwitter, and our Blog.

-The Project Tomorrow team

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Getting Ready for Speak Up 2018!

Does your school or district want to use the Speak Up research tool? Registration for Speak Up 2018-19 will open this summer, but first, please complete this interest formso we can keep you in the loop! We are considering some new participation windows this year, so getting your input now will help us plan. We would also like to know if you are looking for feedback from any other audiences, on any other topics and in any other languages.

Help us make Speak Up 2018 the most valuable tool yet for your district!

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Congratulations and Thank you!

Congratulations to all of the winners of this year’s Speak Up prizes! And, thank you again to our wonderful partners for your ongoing generosity and support of Speak Up!

We wanted to highlight a few of the winners of Project Tomorrow’s special grants. We’re looking forward to working with you to help you get even more out of your Speak Up participation!

Speak Up District Leadership Grants – Project Tomorrow awarded District Leadership Grants – valued at $7,500 each – to three districts participating in Speak Up 2017:
* Brevard County School District – Florida
* Archdiocese of Newark – New Jersey
* Randolph County Schools – North Carolina

Parent Participation Leadership Awards – Every district with more than 1,000 completed parent surveys received one custom infographic and was entered to win $1000 in Speak Up consulting services.
* School City of Hammond – Indiana (infographic and consulting services)
* Poway Unified – California (infographic)

School Communications Recognition Award – Every district with at least one completed communications officer survey was entered to win $1000 in Speak Up consulting services.
* Florence Schools – Arizona

Check out this blog post for more on the winners of all the prizes from our amazing partners: AASA, AASL, CoSN, iNACOL, ISTE CETPA, CUE, ICE-IN, MassCUE, METC, NCCE, NETA and TCEA.

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One of the winning photos from the students at Northwest Early College High School.

Congratulations to all our creative challenge winners!

You can see all the winners (and finalists) on our blog as well. We love seeing all the Speak Up spirit and creativity from schools across the country!

Video Contest
1 – First Place
J.W. Alvey Elementary School

2 – Second Place (Three Awards!)
Franklin Road
Clovis East Ed. Center
Northwest Early College High School

3 – Third Place
Harding Elementary School

Photo Contest
1 – First Place
Northwest Early College High School

2 – Second Place
Chaparral Elementary School

3 – Third Place
Marshall Elementary School

Design Challenge Finalists
(We’ll open voting for the winner soon, so stay tuned!)

Paloma Rodriguez, Northwest Early College High School
Matison LeBlanc, Morgan High School
Katelyn Moody, Trumbull Career and Technical Center
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Julie Evans’ March 2018 Presentations

Spring CUE 2018
Palm Springs, Calif.
What Everyone Should Know (but probably doesn’t) about Students and Digital Learning
Thursday, March 15, 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Plan to be surprised! Based upon 2017 Speak Up Project findings from over 450,000 K-12 students representing schools worldwide, learn how today’s students really want to use mobile devices, social media and digital content to enhance learning – key insights you need to inform classroom practices and district budgets.

NAFIS Spring Conference
Washington, DC
Keynote
Sunday March 18th, First General Session

During Julie’s keynote at the National Association of Federally Impacted Schools (NAFIS) conference, she will be sharing the latest Speak Up data and discussing how that data can inform the policies and programs in federally impacted schools across the country. NAFIS represents children residing on Indian Lands, military children, children residing in low-rent housing projects, and children whose parents are civilian but work and/or live on federal property.

ASCD Empower18
Boston, Mass.
Making Critical Thinking Real with Creative Coding, Digital Games, and Movie-Creation Tools
Sun, March 25th, 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Everyone from employers to educators is talking about the need for today’s students to develop effective critical thinking and problem solving skills, but few people know what that really looks like in a classroom or how to measure student competency in a meaningful way. This session is designed to take the conceptual understanding of critical thinking to a more practical reality. In a session grounded in research about employers’ expectations and educators’ challenges in this area, the presenters will use innovative digital content and games to demonstrate how students can effectively develop problem-solving muscles and how teachers can measure student competencies. Come ready to engage with digital tools and discuss pedagogy for application.

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Your Speak Up data is in!

It’s time to dig in and see what your students, teachers, parents and community members had to say.

If you haven’t already, be sure to login to get started with your brand new data!

Keep an eye out for this year’s templates! The thematic template and the PPT will be posted soon!

For 15 years, Speak Up has been providing this service to schools and districts around the country. We’re excited to see how this data informs your initiatives, policies and practices. Drop us a note and let us know how you use the data this year or how we can make the surveys even more useful next year. We love hearing from you!

Need help?
The Project Tomorrow staff is available to help you effectively use your data. Here are just a few of the services we can provide you:
▪ Identify the top 5 trends in your school, district or state with national benchmarks
▪ Create a Speak Up presentation that you can use to share your Speak Up results in your school or district
▪ Provide Speak Up fast facts that can be used on your website, newsletters or promotional materials
▪ Present your Speak Up data in person or via a webinar
▪ Prepare a summary of your specific Speak Up findings (school, district or state) that can be distributed to your stakeholders
▪ Write a case statement, using the Speak Up data, highlighting the benefits of investing in technology (school, district, state or national)
▪ Prepare a customized narrative report about your Speak Up data (school, district or state)
Contact the Speak Up Team to learn more about our consulting services and fees.

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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 FacebookTwitterInstagram and our Blog.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Speak Up team at speakup@tomorrow.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).

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About the Author:

Michael K. Barbour is Associate Professor of Instructional Design for the College of Education and Health Sciences at Touro University California. He has been involved with K-12 online learning in a variety of countries for well over a decade as a researcher, teacher, course designer and administrator. Michael's research focuses on the effective design, delivery and support of K-12 online learning, particularly for students located in rural jurisdictions.