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Speak Up News, October 23, 2017

Speak Up surveys for students, educators, parents and community are open for participation! If you have not yet registered your school/district, there is still plenty of time! Surveys will close on January 19, 2018.

Congratulations to the 12 Outstanding Superintendents we recognized last week with Speak Up Shout Out Awards!

Quick links:

▪ Speak Up 2017 Is Open Time to get those surveys in!
▪ 12 Superintendents Recognized for Including Student, Parent, Educator, Community Voices in Future Plans We announced Speak Up Shout Out Awards for 12 Outstanding Superintendents for their districts’ exceptional participation in Speak Up.
▪ Opportunities to Win Conference Registrations & More Did you know schools and districts can win complementary registrations to national and regional conferences (and more) just by participating in Speak Up?
▪ Learn How Schools and Districts Are Implementing New Classroom Models to Personalize LearningJulie Evans is leading this session at iNACOL this Wednesday
Speak Up 2017 Is Open Time to get those surveys in!
12 Superintendents Recognized for Including Student, Parent, Educator, Community Voices in Future Plans We announced Speak Up Shout Out Awards for 12 Outstanding Superintendents for their districts’ exceptional participation in Speak Up.
Opportunities to Win Conference Registrations & More Did you know schools and districts can win complementary registrations to national and regional conferences (and more) just by participating in Speak Up?
Learn How Schools and Districts Are Implementing New Classroom Models to Personalize LearningJulie Evans is leading this session at iNACOL this Wednesday

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

-The Project Tomorrow team

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Speak Up 2017 is Open!

Surveys opened last Monday, and so far, more than 5,000 have been submitted! Schools and districts are still signing up to take advantage of this opportunity to get their free data!

Join the Speak Up family for the 15th year of this exciting research project - and most importantly, this service to all schools! In addition to questions on internet access and speed, mobile devices, gaming, aspirations and challenges, this year’s surveys also explore:

▪ Digital citizenship
▪ Cloud computing
▪ Math attitudes
▪ Data usage
Digital citizenship
Cloud computing
Math attitudes
Data usage

Learn more! + Get registered! + Get started!

Speak Up will be open for stakeholder participation until January 19, 2018. Data will be delivered to registered schools and districts in February 2018.

If you have any questions, please let us know!

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12 Superintendents Recognized for Including Student, Parent, Educator, Community Voices in Future Plans

A dozen school district superintendents from across the country received Speak Up Shout Out Awards as 2017 Outstanding Superintendents for their districts’ exceptional participation in the Speak Up Research Project for Digital Learning.

“As Speak Up 2017 gets underway, we wanted to take the time to shine a spotlight on the contributions of these superintendents both to their communities and to our national research effort,” said Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow. “By taking part in Speak Up, these leaders are showing a commitment to including their most important stakeholders in their annual and long-term planning and are taking advantage of a free service to do so.”

Congrats to the 2017 Outstanding Superintendents!

▪ Dr. Suzanne Lacey, Talladega County School District, AL
▪ Dr. Holly McClurg, Del Mar Union Elementary School District, CA
▪ Dr. Gregory A. Franklin, Tustin Unified School District, CA
▪ Amanda Alaniz, Portage Township Schools, IN
▪ Dr. Walter Watkins, School City of Hammond, IN
▪ Dr. Kevin M. Maxwell, Prince George's County Public Schools, MD
▪ Dr. Monica Smith-Woofter, Northampton County Schools, NC
▪ Dr. Rick Smith, Ohio Hi-Point Career Center, OH
▪ Paul Caputo, Southern Columbia Area School District, PA
▪ Dr. Bret A. Champion, Klein Independent School District, TX
▪ Dr. Priscilla Canales, Weslaco Independent School District, TX
▪ Laura Myrah, Arrowhead Union High School District, WI
Dr. Suzanne Lacey, Talladega County School District, AL
Dr. Holly McClurg, Del Mar Union Elementary School District, CA
Dr. Gregory A. Franklin, Tustin Unified School District, CA
Amanda Alaniz, Portage Township Schools, IN
Dr. Walter Watkins, School City of Hammond, IN
Dr. Kevin M. Maxwell, Prince George's County Public Schools, MD
Dr. Monica Smith-Woofter, Northampton County Schools, NC
Dr. Rick Smith, Ohio Hi-Point Career Center, OH
Paul Caputo, Southern Columbia Area School District, PA
Dr. Bret A. Champion, Klein Independent School District, TX
Dr. Priscilla Canales, Weslaco Independent School District, TX
Laura Myrah, Arrowhead Union High School District, WI

“Project Tomorrow is committed to offering the Speak Up survey process to all schools and districts as a no-cost service so that precious instructional dollars can remain dedicated to the classroom, and every school and district has the opportunity to benefit from this research regardless of community resources or funding available for survey work,” Evans added. “We are proud that Speak Up can be part of the larger efforts supported by AASA and others to bring greater educational equity to K-12 education.”

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Speak Up America & Speak Up Appreciation Opportunities

Our great Speak Up partners are again offering exciting opportunities for participating schools and districts during Speak Up America Week and Speak Up Appreciation Week! All surveys submitted during these two weeks increase the chances for all schools and districts to win.

Speak Up America, our campaign to celebrate Speak Up participation, will run December 4-8, 2017.

Speak Up Appreciation Week, when we recognize some of our great Speak Up partners and school districts ahead of the final week of Speak Up, will run January 8-12, 2018.

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The latest findings from Speak Up document that school and district leaders are more interested in new classroom models than ever before, but still struggle with real-world implementation strategies. In this iNACOL session, Julie will share how innovative leaders are approaching these challenges, and a panel of frontline practitioners will discuss lessons learned from their experiences leveraging blended, flipped and virtual models to personalize learning for students across a wide spectrum of needs.

iNACOL session on classroom models and personalized learning, October 25, 2017, 4:00-5:00pm

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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 ext. 17.

Many thanks to our sponsors and partners for the support of Speak Up: Apex Learning, Blackboard, Inc., BrainPOP, DreamBox Learning, Qualcomm Wireless Reach, Rosetta Stone Education, 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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