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Speak Up America 2015

Speak Up America 2015 is now closed. Thank you to all who participated in our weeklong event.

Since 2003, the annual Speak Up survey has collected data from students, parents, educators and the local community about technology, learning, and schools. On Monday December 7th, Project Tomorrow kicked off “Speak Up America 2015,” a weeklong event that celebrated past, present, and new Speak Up participants. This event a daily release of Speak Up 2015 preliminary data snapshots, recognition of top participants and opportunities to win free conference registrations and multiple chances to receive a classroom or school grant! 

National Speak Up Day

Thank you to everyone that donated 15 minutes of their time for the future of education on National Speak Up Day!

The highlight of the Speak Up America 2015 Campaign took place on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 with National Speak Up Day! National Speak Up Day was the day to encourage participation, with a special opportunity to win a free 2016 ISTE Conference registration. Thank you to everyone that participated not only in National Speak Up Day but also in the entire Speak Up survey period!

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Photo and Video Challenge

Our annual Speak Up America Photo and Video Challenges were as popular as ever, with five opportunities to win a $225 classroom/school grant. In order to enter the challenge, all participants had to do was take a picture with the Speak Up 2015 participant badge or film a 15-30 video answering the question, ““Why is using digital tools for learning important for your (students’) future?”, and then post to one of our social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) or by email with the hashtag #SpeakUpsnapshot (photo challenge) or #VoicesofSpeakUp (video challenge).
We had a fantastic turnout with entries from all over the country! Our winners include schools from Indiana, Oklahoma, Texas, North Carolina, and Alabama. Congratulations to all of our winners! Be sure to join in on the fun next year by taking part in our Speak Up America 2016 challenges. Check below for a list of winners:

Speak Up America Photo Challenge Winners:

  • Irvington Community Elementary School, IN
  • Howe Public Schools, OK
  • Andress High School, El Paso ISD, TX

Click here to see all the 2015 photo entries.

Speak Up America Video Challenge Winners

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Free National Conference Registrations

Thanks to our good friends at Blackboard Inc., CoSN, iNACOL, and ISTE, we gave away free conference registrations to a few lucky districts! Check out the winning districts below:

BbWorld 2016

BbWorld 2016

Congratulations to Brevard County School District in Florida for winning the free BbWorld 2016 registration! We hope you have a wonderful time at the conference from July 12-14, 2016. Big thanks to Blackboard, Inc. for making this happen!

CoSN2016 2016

CoSN 2016 Annual Conference

We are thrilled to award Baltimore County Public Schools in Maryland the free CoSN 2016 Annual Conference Registration (a $649 value for non-members)! Thank you CoSN for all of your support!

iNACOL 2016

2016 iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium

Congratulations Tomball ISD, TX – you’ll be heading to the 2016 iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium from October 26-28!Thanks again to iNACOL for providing the free conference registration!

ISTE 2016

International Society for Technology in Education 2016 Conference and Expo

Thanks to our good friends at ISTE, we are thrilled to send not one but two districts to this year’s conference and expo in Denver, CO! Congratulations Klein ISD, TX and School City of Hammond, IN!

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Free Regional Conference Registrations to CETPA, CUE, ICE, NCCE, NETA and TCEA.

During Speak Up America 2015, the awesome folks at CETPACUEICE, NCCENETA, and TCEA offered free conference registrations! Check out the list of winners below:

CUE 2016

California and Nevada Districts: Our good friends at CUE offered not one or two but THREE free conference registrations and memberships (a $320 value each) to two California districts and one Nevada district! Congratulations to San Marcos Unified, CA, Centinela Valley Union High School District, CA, and Washoe County SD, NV!

NETA 2016

Nebraska Districts: Congratulations, York Public Schools in Nebraska on winning the free NETA Conference Registration! Big thanks to NETA for providing the free registration!

NETA 2016

Texas Districts: We are thrilled to award the TCEA Conference registration to El Paso ISD, TX! Congratulations! Thank you once again to TCEA for providing the free registration.

NETA 2016
NCCE Conference: Our friends at the Northwest Council for Computer Education graciously offered a free NCCE conference registration ($375 value) for their upcoming February 2016 conference in Seattle, Washington. We are pleased to announce Sumner School District in Washington as the recipient of the free registration!
NETA 2016

Poway Unified, CA will be heading to the CETPA Conference in Sacramento with their free registration! Thanks CETPA, and congratulations Poway Unified!

ICE 2016

Congratulations, Elkhart Community Schools in Indiana for winning the 2016 Indiana Connected Educators (ICE) Conference registration! Big thanks to ICE for providing the free registration!

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Daily Speak Up 2015 Preliminary data snapshots

During our Speak Up America campaign, we pulled a special snapshot of preliminary data for students, parents, teachers, communications officers and community members. Each day we released a special video and/or infographic on NEW Speak Up findings.  Check below to view each preliminary data snapshot:

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Speak Up America Book Giveaway

Thanks to our wonderful friends at Arfstrom Consulting and Girls Thinking Global, we hosted our first ever special book giveaway! All participating parents, educators, and community members were eligible to enter the giveaway by submitting their names to a random drawing. View who won each book below:

Speak Up Participant Map

Was state one of the top Speak Up states? Check our Project Tomorrow Homepage (www.tomorrow.org) or Speak Up participant map page.

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