Speak Up News - Congressional Briefing, Name our Blog, More - March 2016 We are excited to announce the date of our annual Congressional Briefing fea


Speak Up News - Congressional Briefing, Name our Blog, More - March 2016

We are excited to announce the date of our annual Congressional Briefing featuring our Speak Up 2015 data! Keep reading to learn how you can sign up to receive more details about our annual briefing, as well as how you can name our new blog and attend upcoming events from some of our partners.

Quick links:

Save the date! Our Congressional Briefing is on May 5th: Mark your calendars for the release of our Speak Up 2015 data!
Help name the Project Tomorrow Blog! Vote for our new blog name.
Future Ready Summits: Our friends at Future Ready are offering face-to-face regional summits - check them out!
NASSP's Technology in Schools Briefing: Join our friends at NASSP on April 5th to learn about technology in schools.

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

-The Project Tomorrow team

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The 2016 Congressional Briefing is on May 5th!

National release of Speak Up 2015 findings

Save the date! We will be release the Speak Up 2015 national findings at our 2016 Congressional Briefing on Thursday, May 5 in Washington, D.C.! We'll share some of what we learned this year from more than 500,000 students, parents and educators who took the survey and shared their views on technology and learning. Stay tuned for more details to attend the event or watch it online.


Help name the Project Tomorrow blog!

Our blog has a brand new look and website! Click here to visit our blog and catch up on the latest Project Tomorrow and Speak Up news.

We need your help in naming our new blog! Click on the button below to vote for our new name, or feel free to enter in your own suggestion(s) in the comment box. The choices for our new name are:

Speaking of Tomorrow
Learning from Tomorrow
Talking Tomorrow Today
Learning Ahead
Or suggest another name!

FR Summits

Future Ready Summits and Workshops

Summit Locations and Dates

Our friends at Future Ready have partnered with the US Department of Education (ED) to offer face-to-face regional summits focused on district-level planning as a bedrock component of its work. The summits allow district teams to jump start their planning efforts and vision for student learning under direct guidance from Future Ready facilitators. Registration is free, and participants will have access to national experts, regional colleagues, implementation exemplars, and strategies for a successful digital conversion.

Workshop Locations and Dates

Future Ready also now offers a new opportunity for Future Ready Project Managers. This in-depth one-day workshop offers hands-on training to participants with interest in learning about the Future Ready 5 Step Planning Process. Participants will gain an understanding of the dashboard and its components. Designed for individuals, not teams, this training will provide the project manager with tangible strategies for engaging team members in the effective use of the dashboard as an interactive, collaborative planning tool.


Technology in Schools: Student, Teacher and Principal Perspectives

From our friends at NASSP

9:00 am - 10:30am ET on Tuesday, April 5th
2168 Rayburn, Washington, DC

The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) will host a briefing featuring middle level and high school students, teachers and principals from across the country discussing some of the challenges and keys to implementation of effective technology use in schools. This is a rare chance to hear directly from students how educational technology plans have impacted their learning.


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 me at jhostert@tomorrow.org or via phone at (949) 609-4660 ext. 17.

Many thanks to our sponsors and partners for the support of Speak Up: Blackboard, Inc., BrainPOP, CDW, DreamBox Learning, Fuel Education, Qualcomm Wireless Reach, Rosetta Stone, Scholastic Education, American Association of School Administrators, CETPA, Consortium for School Networking, CUE, Digital Learning Day, ICE (Indiana Connected Educators), iNACOL, International Society for Technology in Education, 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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