Speak Up News, January 4, 2018

Happy New Year and welcome back to school (and happy snow day to many of you)!

A few quick reminders this week:
1. Classroom photo and video challenges need participants! We are offering up to $200 in Amazon gift cards for classroom supplies to winning entries!
2. Speak Up Appreciation Week starts on Monday (1/8)! If you have been waiting to participate in Speak Up 2017, this is the time to do it...every survey submitted this week from your district increases your district's chances of winning conference registrations from AASA, CUE ISTE, MassCUE, METC, NCCE or TCEA.
3. Share our design challenge with your high school students! We want to have a student-designed participation badge for Speak Up 2018. The winning designer (or design team) will win a $150 gift card!
4. Speak Up 2017 closes on January 19th. Get your student, staff, parent and community surveys in to make sure you have awesome data to work with starting next month!

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

-The Project Tomorrow team


Call for Entries! Video and Photo Challenges, Win $$ for Classroom Supplies

Video Challenge – Class Entry

Create a 30-second video about how/why using technology in your classroom is important for student learning. Tell a compelling story in a 30-second video. Give us a proof case that we can share with policymakers and others who fund classroom technology.

Photo Challenge – Class Entry

We’re looking for the best demonstration of Speak Up participation spirit in a photo – be creative! Show us in a photo why participation in Speak Up 2017 is important to your class or school.

All entries are due by Friday, January 12th!


Speak Up Appreciation Week, Jan 8-12

Speak Up Appreciation Week kicks off on Monday, January 8th! We will be recognizing some of our great Speak Up partners and school districts ahead of the final week of Speak Up. All surveys submitted between Jan. 8 and 12 will increase the chances for all schools and districts to win a free registration to AASA’s 2018 National Education Conference or ISTE 2018! Schools and districts in California, Idaho, Massachusetts, Montana, Missouri, Oregon, Texas, and Washington can also win registrations to regional conferences!

design challenge

Student Design Challenge & Contest

Calling student designers...We’re looking for a new participation badge for Speak Up 2018. We’d love to see your ideas! We’ll select 3 finalists from the entries, and then let the Speak Up community select the winning design.

Design winners will include:

3 finalists (individuals or teams) – each receive one $50 Amazon gift card

Design challenge winner (top vote getter) - receive one additional $100 Amazon gift card and will featured on our website.

Entries are due on Friday, January 12th!


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 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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