ensuring that today’s students are well prepared to be tomorrow’s innovators, leaders and engaged citizens of the world. The Speak Up data represents the largest collection of authentic, unfiltered stakeholder input on education, technology, 21st century skills, schools of the future and science instruction. Education, business and policy leaders report use the data regularly to inform federal, state and local education programs.
“Innovative technologies are helping K‐12 educators augment their teaching to reach students with more collaborative, creative and, ultimately, more effective delivery methods. We’re proud to partner with Project Tomorrow to gauge the progress districts continue to make in leveraging technology to better prepare students for future learning success.”
- Mark Belles, senior vice president, K‐12, Blackboard.
On April 8, 2014 Project Tomorrow released the report “The New Digital Learning Playbook: Understanding the Spectrum of Students’ Activities and Aspirations” at a Congressional Briefing held in Washington, DC and for the first time, online in a special live stream of the event. Julie Evans, Project Tomorrow CEO, discussed selected student national findings from the Speak Up 2013 report and moderated a panel discussion with students who shared their insights and experiences with digital learning.
Key Findings from this year’s report include:
Over 100 people attended the Congressional Briefing including congressional staff members, student and staff representatives from some of our Speak up schools, and staff from many of our sponsors, champion outreach partners and non-profit partners.
Project Tomorrow was very pleased to welcome staff from American Association of School Administrators, Alliance for Excellent Education, Apple, Inc., Arlington County Public Schools, Baltimore City Public School System, Baltimore County Public Schools, Blackboard, Inc., Colonial School District, CoSN, EdTech Strategies, LLC, EdTechReview, Educational Testing Service, Elmore County Public Schools, Fairfax County Public Schools, Federal Communications Commission, Frederick County Public Schools, Fulton Creative Counsulting, Impact Aid Association, iNACOL, Institute of Museum & Library Services, International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), Learning First Alliance, Morgan State University/NASA Office of Education, MWW Group, NAFIS, National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE), National Council of Teachers of English, National Museum of Natural History, National Science Foundation, Prince George’s County Public Schools, Qualcomm, State Education Technology Directors Association, The Center for Education Reform, US Department of Education, US House committee on Education, US House and US Senate.
Students and parents from Baltimore City Public Schools (MD), Baltimore County Public Schools (MD), Fairfax County Public School District (VA) and Frederick County Public Schools (VA) shared their insights regarding personalizing their own learning.