Special ISTE Edition of Speak Up News, June 2017

We will be in San Antonio for ISTE this week. We're kicking things off this evening with some brand new Speak Up International results! If you are attending ISTE, please join one of our sessions or connect with us via Twitter. Julie Evans and I are happy to meet up to talk about plans for Speak Up 2017, your data needs or the latest in ed tech practice and research!

You can find the details on all our planned ISTE sessions online, or in this newsletter.


Project Tomorrow at ISTE 2017

June 25-28

San Antonio, TX

Leadership for Digital Learning Near and Far – New Research from International Schools
Sunday, June 25, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
HBGCC Tower View Lobby, Table 40

Effective educational leadership practices are not limited by the world map. In this session, we will share two years of research examining how international schools are leveraging digital tools, content and resources to transform learning – and demonstrate the connection between the ISTE standards and effective digital learning leadership worldwide. With Julie Evans (Project Tomorrow) and Dr. Kari Stubbs (BrainPOP).

10 Things Everyone Should Know About Today’s Students and Digital Learning
Monday, June 26, 10:00-11:00 AM
HBGCC Hemisfair Ballroom 1

Learn how today’s students really want to use mobile devices, social media and digital content to enhance learning based on 2016 Speak Up Project findings from over 450,000 K-12 students representing schools worldwide. You'll get the key insights you need to inform classroom practices and district budgets. With Julie Evans (Project Tomorrow)

Blackboard 2017 ISTE Social Mixer
Monday, June 26, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Little Rhein Steak House

Join Blackboard and Julie Evans at Little Rhein Steak House as we celebrate the launch of the 2017 Digital Trends Report. Enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres and refreshments as Julie shares an exclusive first look at the latest research on K-12 educational technology trends. Register here.

How the Learning Community Can Speak Up to Create Change (part of the Leadership Playground)
Wednesday, June 28, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM
Park View Lobby, Table 1

In the fall of 2017, the Red Lion Area School District used the Speak Up survey to empower the students, parents, & community to have a voice and impact the direction of the District. The survey results clearly indicated a need and desire to move to a District-wide blended learning environment. Tim Smith, Supervisor of Instructional Practice & Technology Integration for the Red Lion Area School District, will share steps taken to implement the survey, design the process of change, and share future plans and next steps. Get a sneak peek of Tim’s session by reading his guest blog post: Allowing the Community to Speak Up to Effect Change.

A Decade of Mobile Learning
Wednesday, June 28, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
HBGCC Lila Cockrell Theater

Understand how to leverage the history of mobile learning to predict and invent the future. We'll examine the results from 45 m-education global projects to reveal common practices for success and lessons learned from missteps. With Julie Evans (Project Tomorrow) and Dr. Chris Dede (Harvard University).


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-- Amber


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