November 20, 2020

Headline News!

2020-21 Speak Up Research Project
▪ Teacher and Student 6-12 surveys open now!
▪ Promotional Materials: flyers, messaging samples, and social media available
▪ View the 2020-21 survey questions
and much more...

Upcoming Conference:
ISTE 2020
▪ Join Dr. Julie A. Evans as she presents at this years ISTE virtual conference

-The Project Tomorrow Team

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Hello Speak Up Colleagues and Friends!

First of all we want to wish you all a peaceful time next week. Hope you can enjoy some time with your closed loved ones. We THANK you all for your continuous support with Speak Up and hope you stay safe!

We also wanted to take this time and remind you that Speak Up 2020-21 is now open with our Teacher and Student Grade 6-8 and 9-12 surveys! Join schools and districts across our nation and add your input to our national findings. Please have your point of contact register your school or district to participate now at speakup.tomorrow.org!

Speak Up surveys for schools and districts: to collect feedback from your K-12 students, teachers, administrators, and parents.

▪ Still no costs to participate – open to all K-12 schools and districts
▪ Leverages Project Tomorrow expertise in effective data collection and analysis
▪ Focus on the impact of digital learning – in school and at home
Surveys will be open for your input until May 28, 2021
▪ New tools to help you use the feedback data more effectively to make decisions
▪ Learn more here: tomorrow.org/speakup

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Promotional Materials Available...

We want to make sure you have the proper resource materials in order to promote Speak Up to your stakeholders for best participation results. Please review the below and let us know if there are other ways we can assist.

Visit our website to find:
General Speak Up Flyers
Audience Specific Flyers
Sample Outreach Text
Social Media Outreach
and much more...

You can also view the Speak Up 2020-21 survey questions here!

Stay tune as we announce our upcoming surveys:

▪ Student K-2
▪ Student 3-5
▪ Parents
▪ School/District Administrator
▪ Tech Leader
▪ Group Surveys
▪ Spanish Versions

Like always feel free to set up a call with the Speak Up team with any questions or to review survey opportunities.

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Upcoming Conference...

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ISTE 2020

November 29th- December 5th

Join Dr. Julie A. Evans as she shares findings surrounding some of our efficacy studies throughout the country. Co-presenters vary from University of Kentucky, BrainPOP, Talladega Country School System, Digital Promise Global to many other outstanding organizations.

Insider Secrets for Future-Ready Skill Development: Databases and Student Research Projects

Sunday, November 29, 9:30–10:30 am PST
Teachers and librarians share the same concern: how to help students develop critical thinking and information and media literacy skills necessary for college and the workplace. Using new study findings and best practices from two high schools, this discussion provides insights on leveraging online databases to develop students’ research competencies.

Building Preservice and Inservice Teacher Capacity for Mobile Learning Through Peer Coaching

Monday, November 30, 1:00–1:45 pm PST
Though students have increased access to mobile devices, only 22% of teachers say they are very comfortable integrating devices within instruction. This discussion shares insights from an innovative program which pairs preservice and in-service teachers for peer coaching on effective strategies for using mobile, wireless technologies within STEM education.

Coding for All Lightning Talk

Saturday, December 5, 10:30–11:15 am PST
These inspirational talks about educational focus on knowledge, learning and evidence-based practices that work. Presenters will share stories, concepts and ideas on important issues that impact teaching and learning.

1. Code Equity: Bringing Equity into CS Education, Tara Linney, TL Specialists
2. Infuse Robotics Into What You Already Teach, Julianne Ross-Kleinmann, Ulster BOCES;
3. The New Equity Battlefield: How to Support Computational Thinking for All Students, Julie Evans, Project Tomorrow; Brooke Morgan, Talladega County School System; Dr. Kari Stubbs, BrainPOP, ISTE Board alumni; Josh Weisgrau, Digital Promise Global
1. Code Equity: Bringing Equity into CS Education, Tara Linney, TL Specialists
2. Infuse Robotics Into What You Already Teach, Julianne Ross-Kleinmann, Ulster BOCES;
3. The New Equity Battlefield: How to Support Computational Thinking for All Students, Julie Evans, Project Tomorrow; Brooke Morgan, Talladega County School System; Dr. Kari Stubbs, BrainPOP, ISTE Board alumni; Josh Weisgrau, Digital Promise Global
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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 Facebook, Twitter, Instagram 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.

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