Speak Up News, June 18, 2018

Summer officially starts this week (though we know many of you have already started your summers!) We have several updates to share and lots of great information for you!

If you are attending ISTE 2018 next week, be sure to look for Julie Evans and check out her session on mobile learning Monday afternoon. Not at ISTE? You can still catch Julie next week sharing Speak Up findings as part of a free STEAM education webinar on Thursday.

Don't miss the latest infographics and data & discussion guides. Catch up on the latest releases, and look for more new infographics next week!

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

-The Project Tomorrow team


ISTE 2018

The pervasiveness of mobile devices in the classroom demands that education leaders think differently about how to evaluate the impact of mobiles on student learning and teacher productivity. Using projects from around the globe, Julie Evans will examine new approaches for measuring value and demonstrating return on investment for your stakeholders at ISTE 2018.

Please join Dr. Julie Evans for her session - Best Practices for Evaluating Mobile Learning: Real Stories from Around the Globe - on Monday, June 25th at 1:30pm in W375/Skyline.

You can connect with Julie at ISTE via Twitter: @JulieEvans_PT.


Speak Up Survey: Trends in STEM and STEAM Education

Join Julie Evans and STEAM Universe Editor-in-Chief David Nagel as they explore the latest Speak Up results related to STEM and STEAM education in K–12 schools. Join the live webinar on Thursday, June 28th at noonET/9amPT!


New Infographics: Homework Gap, Professional Learning, World of Work

We have released a series of new Speak Up infographics (with more coming next week!).

Check out - and share - the latest national findings on:
* How American's Schools are Addressing the Homework Gap
* Professional Learning for Teachers: New Demands Need New Approaches
* Preparing Students of the World of Work


Use Our New Data and Discussion Tools

NEW this year! With each new infographic, we are also releasing Data & Discussion Guides to help you get more out of your data!
* Data Guide - this guide identifies where all of the data comes from in the infographic, allowing you to more easily pull the corresponding results from your data for comparisons.
* Student Discussion Guide - we hope you use your Speak Up data to talk with your students about the results, so we are creating these guides to get the discussion started. Use them in small, focus group-type settings or to get your creative juices flowing!
* Educator Discussion Guide - likewise, Speak Up data can spark productive conversations among your educators. These guides can be used in Professional Learning Networks, teacher team meetings, planning days, workshops, etc.

Let us know what you think and how we can improve on these tools (


Getting Ready for Speak Up 2018!

Does your school or district want to use the Speak Up research tool? Registration for Speak Up 2018-19 will open this summer, but first, please complete this interest form so we can keep you in the loop! We are considering some new participation windows this year, so getting your input now will help us plan. We would also like to know if you are looking for feedback from any other audiences, on any other topics and in any other languages.

Help us make Speak Up 2018 the most valuable tool yet for your district!


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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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