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Speak Up News, January 11, 2019

Schools across the country are taking full advantage of the free research tool to gather insights from their stakeholders. If you haven’t started yet, there is still plenty of time!

As we get closer to the Speak Up deadline: Thursday, January 31, 2019. We want to take time to thank all of this year’s participants!

Today is the kick of Speak Up Appreciation Week! All surveys submitted between January 14th and 18th increase participating schools’ chances of winning conference registrations, memberships and professional development opportunities from some of our national and regional partners!

National Speak Up Day will take place this Wednesday 1/16, we encourage you all to participate and take the survey. All surveys submitted that day will increase your chances of winning prizes!

Our 2018 Vlog/Blog Challenges deadline has been extended to January 31st. Students and Principals make sure to participate for your chances to win $100/$350 gift cards! Click here to learn more.

Have not completed the Speak Up survey? No worries, that this year we launched our Snapshots (mini-surveys). See below for details or learn more here.

Follow us on Twitter and check out student, teacher, and parent preliminary data from the 2018 Speak Up survey.

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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Speak Up Appreciation Week: January 14th-18th!

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 be announcing winning educators during this week of Speak Up Appreciation Week, check out our social media to find out if you are a winner! We will also announce the last winners next Monday 1/21!

Speak Up promotional materials are available to help all participating schools and districts get the word out to their students, parents, staff and community!

National Speak Up Day 1/16

National Speak Up Day is the day to encourage your students, teachers, and parents to take the Speak Up 2018 surveys. This is always one of our busiest days when thousands of participants share their views on technology and learning.

Participate and increase the chances to win conference registration, professional development, and memberships from our partners.

Visit our website for a complete list of prizes. Click here.

Partners Speak Up Days

Here are some examples of partners Speak Up days, feel free to share your plans with us on Twitter! #SpeakUp

CUE Speak Up Day, January 17th – CUE wants its members to Speak Up (and enter to win conference registrations and a professional development day) during Speak Up Appreciation Week. CUE members are encouraged to take their own Speak Up survey on Thursday, 1/17!

iNACOL Speak Up Day, January 23rd – iNACOL wants as many members as possible to Speak Up before the feedback window closes on January 31st, so they are asking iNACOL members to complete their own surveys on January 23rd!

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Speak Up America Week Blog/Video Challenges

This year we are introducing our Blog/Vlog challenges, these challenge are meant for students and principals to interact with new mediums: we want to hear from students on what they predict is the future of learning. What do they envision school will be like in 2025! We also want to hear from principals as to what they learned from their 2017 Speak Up data. #VoicesofSpeakUp

Student Blog/Vlog Challenge
Guidelines
Challenge Type: Individual
Participant eligibility: K-12 students
Prize: $100/student (3 winners) & $100/supporting teacher (3 winners)
Deadline: Thursday January 31, 2019 3:00pm PT.
Write a 500 word blog or create a 2-3 min vlog answering the following prompt:

Help us predict the future of learning! What will “school” be like in 2025? How will new technologies change the way students go to school, learn, and interact with their teachers and classmates?

Submit your entry here.

Principal Blog/Vlog Challenge
Guidelines
Challenge Type: Individual
Participant eligibility: School Principal
Prize: $300 (one winner)
Deadline: Thursday January 31, 2019 3:00pm PT.
Write a 1,000 word blog or create a 3-5 min vlog answering the following prompt:

What did we (your school) learn from our 2017 Speak Up data?
Submit your entry here.

Photos are allowed in both blog/vlog submissions. In order to qualify for any prize the entire class of the teacher leader must participate and complete the Speak Up survey. By submitting your blog/video, you also give Project Tomorrow permission to use it for any educational or promotional purpose related to Speak Up.

Winners will be announced the first week of February!

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Speak Up Snapshots

While some districts get all the feedback data they need from participating in the annual Speak Up project, we have found that others either need additional data to drill down on a topic or only need a specific set of data on one topic. We have created Speak Up Snapshots to help meet those needs, beginning with a mobile learning evaluation tool and a professional learning feedback tool.

Beginning in 2018, 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 all of these new Snapshots as stand-alone tools 3) use all the Speak Up tools: annual Speak Up questions and Speak Up Snapshots.

Just like our annual survey, there is no cost to participate and you have the option to register as the primary contact to gain access to your data results. Speak Up Snapshots are currently open for participation during the same period as Speak Up.

This year’s Snapshot themes include:

Mobile Learning Impact (15 questions)
Teacher Professional Learning (15 questions)
Parent School-to-Home Communications (5 questions)
Parent School Safety (5 questions)
Student Digital Citizenship (5 questions)

By completing these mini-surveys you will add your input to the national data! Learn more about these Snapshots here.

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Have you Spoken
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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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