New Speak Up Tools! Join Our Webinar On 11/13 To Learn More – November 6, 2018 Speak Up

//New Speak Up Tools! Join Our Webinar On 11/13 To Learn More – November 6, 2018 Speak Up

New Speak Up Tools! Join Our Webinar On 11/13 To Learn More – November 6, 2018 Speak Up

CANeLearn continues to support the participation of Canadian e-learning programs in the annual Speak Up survey.


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Speak Up News, November 6, 2018

Does your district need a way to evaluate your mobile learning initiative? Are you looking for a better way to inform your teachers’ professional learning programs? Speak Up is offering two NEW snapshot tools to help with both of those issues. See more information below, and sign up to attend next week’s webinar.

Don’t forget to enter to win the prizes being offered by our partners this year! We have opportunities for district and school administrators, technology leaders, librarians and teachers.

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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NEW: Mobile Learning Impact Snapshot Tool

This new Snapshot is a research-based tool designed to help school leaders get beyond just “student engagement” as a level of success (or failure) of their mobile learning initiatives. Increasingly, administrators, technology leaders and school board members are being asked to determine the ROI (return on investment) of school technology, to make the case to their communities that these technology investments are worth the expense, the professional development and the growing pains. Additionally, with the increasing concern of parents about too much screen time for their children, the impetus for schools and districts to present a case for why mobile learning is important is more critical than ever before.

Despite the growth in technology in schools, we know that relatively few schools or districts have conducted a comprehensive evaluation of the impact of all of these mobile devices in the classroom because of cost and capacity.

Our goal with the new Mobile Learning Impact Snapshot is to democratize mobile learning evaluation. Via this tool, we are providing every school or district with an easy and cost effective (free!) way to assess the impact of their mobile learning project.

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NEW: Teacher Professional Learning Snapshot Tool

School and district leaders tell Project Tomorrow that the professional learning insights they gain from their teachers is among the top five benefits they receive by participating in the Speak Up Research Project for Digital Learning. This year, we’ve created a Teacher Professional Learning Snapshot tool for those schools or districts who want to dig a little deeper into this topic with their teachers.

District or school leaders should register to use the Teacher Professional Learning Snapshot to:

learn what your teachers need and want for professional development,
gain comparative state and or national data to use as benchmarks for your school or district data, show your teachers you value their input into their own professional learning and create a high impact professional development plan for your school or district.

The annual Speak Up surveys always include questions about professional learning and development for teachers, but this Snapshot – which can be a stand-alone tool or used along with the annual Speak Up tools – digs deeper into what is needed and where professional learning is most effective.

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Speak Up Snapshots Webinar

Join Dr. Julie Evans on Tuesday, November 13th at 3:30pmET/12:30pmPT for a free webinar to learn more about the new Speak Up Snapshot tools!

For the first time, schools and districts can choose to 1) participate in Speak Up by selecting one of our annual question decks (current or longitudinal) as needed to collect feedback from their students, staff, parents and/or community, 2) use one or both of these new Snapshots as stand-alone tools or 3) use all the Speak Up tools: annual Speak Up questions, Mobile Learning Impact Snapshot and Teacher Professional Learning Snapshot.

Tune in to learn more about the tools, what to expect, how to use them and more. Get your questions answered!

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Prizes for Speak Up participants!

Thanks to our state and national Speak Up partners, we can again offer some wonderful prizes – including conference registrations, memberships and professional development – to the educators participating in Speak Up!

Once administrators, teachers, librarians and tech leaders complete their Speak Up surveys this year, they will have the option to complete an entry form and select the prizes they hope to win. These forms are separate from the Speak Up surveys to maintain anonymity of Speak Up responses.

We will announce the first round of winning educators during Speak Up America (week of Dec. 10), and the final round during Speak Up Appreciation Week (week of Jan. 7).

Thanks to AASA, AASL, CETPA, CoSN, CUE, ICE-IN, iNACOL, MassCUE, METC, NCCE, NCEA, NETA and TCEA for your generous offers!

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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, National Geographic Society, Rosetta Stone Education, Scholastic Education, AASA | The School Superintendent’s Association, Association of Education Service Agencies, CETPA, CoSN | Consortium for School Networking, CUE, Future Ready, ICE (Indiana Connected Educators), iNACOL, ISTE | International Society for Technology in Education, MassCUE, National Catholic Educational Association, National School Boards Association, National Association of Elementary School Principals, National Association of Secondary School Principals, NCCE (Northwest Council for Computer Education), NETA (Nebraska Educational Technology Association), SETDA | 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.