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March 5, 2021

It’s Time to Speak Up!

Be part of this year’s Speak Up Research Project to learn about the views of your stakeholders and ensure that your community is part of decisions in Washington DC!

Check out the new 30 minute info sessions taking place next week with Dr. Julie Evans to learn more about how you can take advantage of Speak Up this year.

Learn the 5 big reasons why every K-12 school and district should participate in Speak Up this year!

Listening to the views of your students, parents and teachers is more important today than ever before. Speak Up makes this easy and effective – with no costs ever to your school or district.

1. Learn more about Speak Up here.
2. Check out the new questions for Speak Up 2020-21!
3. Got a question – contact us at speakup@tomorrow.org
4. Register here to start using the Speak Up survey tools today.

You are in good company. Over 125 school districts nationwide are already participating in Speak Up 2021!

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Why do school districts participate in Speak Up?

Don’t take just our word for it. Listen to the views of these district leaders as to why their districts participate in Speak Up every year.

Watch Dr. Evans’ interviews with:

Stephanie Casperson, Director of Education Technology, San Marcos Unified School District (CA)

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Gene Osborn, Assistant Director for Technology Integration, Albemarle County Public Schools (VA)

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Attend a 30-minute Speak Up Info Sessions with Dr. Julie Evans next week

Speak Up Advanced

Audience: Speak Up participants who know the in's and out's of the survey

Topic: Learn some new tips and elevate you Speak Up participation!

March 9, 2021 9 am PT/ 12 pm ET

REGISTER HERE

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Speak Up 101

Audience: Participants who are new to Speak Up

Topic: Learn everything you need to know to participate!

March 10, 2021 12 pm PT/ 3 pm ET

REGISTER HERE

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Speak Up Refresh

Audience: For those who are familiar with Speak Up

Topic: Learn what's new with Speak Up in 2020-2021 Survey!

March 11, 2021 9 am PT/ 12 pm ET

REGISTER HERE

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Invitation to join other Project Tomorrow Research Projects

In addition to Speak Up, Project Tomorrow designs and implements other research projects throughout the year on emerging technologies, new learning models and innovative solutions and services that support K-12 education. Here is a list of some additional research projects. You are invited to participate! In recognition of your participation in our studies, we will be selecting teachers and administrators to receive a $50 gift card from Project Tomorrow. Read details below.

Voice-Enabled Assistant in K12 Schools/Classrooms

The first study is investigating educators’ ideas about potential ways to use a voice-enabled assistant (such as Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri or Google Assistant) in the classroom to support teaching and learning tasks. Many teachers across the country are already experimenting with this type of emerging technology in their classroom. You can contribute to this research by completing a 15 minute survey. Please know that all of your information is 100% protected and confidential. We are not sharing your information with anyone or any other organization.

Teachers participate here: https://bit.ly/Voice-EnabledAssistantsK-12Classrooms
School/District Leader participate here: https://bit.ly/Voice-EnabledAssistantsK-12School

Research Survey on K-12 District Investment Strategies for Digital Learning Devices

The focus of the second study to understand how K-12 school districts are paying for digital learning devices (tablets, laptops, Chromebooks) for their students, teachers and staff. With the sudden shift to remote learning caused by COVID-19, school district funding of 1:1 devices for their students jumped 77%. That tremendous increase has resulted in a significant new focus on district investment strategies for both the long and short term. And new discussions, both locally and nationally, about how to sustain those investments so that all K-12 stakeholders have the best technology in their hands to support teaching and learning.

School/District Leader participate here: http://bit.ly/K-12DigitalDIStrategiesSurvey

If you would like to be eligible to be selected for a $50 gift card, please share with us your email address in the last question of the survey. If not, you can skip that last question. Your email address will only be used for this selection process and will not be shared with anyone or any organization outside of Project Tomorrow.

Thank you for your leadership during this challenging time in our country and in K-12 education. And thank you again for your participation in these important national research. You are helping the nation understand the role of innovation in K-12 classrooms today. Your voice matters!

If you have any other questions about these research studies, please contact us at research@tomorrow.org.

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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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