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Speak Up America 2016

For the first time, Speak Up America, a campaign that celebrates past, present, and new Speak Up participants, ran twice in 2016! From November 7th-11th and December 5th-9th, this event featured 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!
National Speak Up Day was the day to encourage your students, teachers, and parents to take the Speak Up 2016 surveys. National Speak Up Day was also the day after Election Day this year, making it the perfect time to Speak Up for education issues! Thank you to all who participated not only on this day but throughout the entire 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 $200 classroom/school grant!
In order to enter the challenge, participants took a photo with the Speak Up 2016 participant badge or filmed a 15-30 second video explaining to the next President why using technology for learning is important. All entries were sent to the Speak Up team via email or social media with the hashtag #SpeakUpsnapshot (photo challenge) or #VoicesofSpeakUp (video challenge).
We had a fantastic turnout with entries from all over the world, including schools from North Carolina, Indiana, Wisconsin, Alabama, Arizona, and Spain! Be sure to join the fun next time by taking part in our Speak Up America 2017 challenges. Check below for a list of winners:

#SpeakUpSnapshot Photo Challenge Winners

  • Madison Cross Road, Madison County, AL
  • Union Intermediate School, Sampson County, NC
  • Oostburg Schools, WI

#VoicesofSpeakUp Video Challenge Winners

  • Eastside Elementary, IN
  • Boone Trail Elementary, NC

Congratulations again to our winners! To view all the entries, please click on the buttons on the left side of the page.

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Free National Conference Registrations

Thanks to our good friends at AASL, AASA, Blackboard, CoSN, iNACOL, ISTE, and NASSP, we are giving away free conference registrations to a few lucky districts! Check out the opportunities below:


AASL National Conference & Exhibition

AASA, the School Superintendents Association, is offering one free registration to Prince Georges County Public Schools, VA to attend their 2017 National Conference on Education in New Orleans (a $1,000 value for non-members).

National Conference on Education

National Conference on Education

AASA, the School Superintendents Association, is offering one free registration to their 2017 National Conference on Education in New Orleans (a $1,000 value for non-members).


BbWorld 17

Blackboard is offering a free registration to BbWorld 17 July 25-27, 2017 in New Orleans. Check back soon to find out who the winner is!

CoSN 2017

CoSN 2017 Annual Conference

CoSN is offering one free 2017 Annual Conference registration (a $649 value for non-members)! Stay tuned for more details about the winning district!


2017 iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium

iNACOL is offering one free registration to the 2017 iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium (an $810 value for non-members). (Check out the 2016 symposium going on Oct 25-28.) Check back soon to see who won this special registration!


2017 National Principals Conference

The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) offered one free registration to the first-ever joint conference of NASSP and NAESP, the National Principals Conference (a $795 value for non-members). Check back later to find out who the lucky district is!

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Free Regional Conference Registrations to CETPA, CUE, LEAD3, ICE, MASSCUE, METC, NCCE, NETA and TCEA.

During Speak Up America 2016, the awesome folks at CETPACUEICE, MASSCUE, METC, NCCENETA, and TCEA are offering free conference registrations! Check out the opportunities below:


California Districts: CETPA’s free registration winner is Del Mar Union Elementary School District from CA!


California and Nevada Districts: Our good friends at CUE offered free 2017 conference registrations and memberships (a $320 value each) to Central Union High, CA and Tustin Unified School District, CA!

LEAD 3.0

California Districts: CUE also offered one free registration (a $400 value) to the Lead3 Symposium to Anaheim Elementary School District, CA!

Indiana Connected Educators

Indiana Districts: Congratulations, Portage Township Schools form IN for winning ICE-IN's free registration to the 2017 Indiana Connected Educators (ICE) Conference!


Nebraska Districts: NETA is providing a free registration to their Spring 2017 conference in Omaha in April.


Texas Districts: Congratulations, Weslaco ISD for winning the TCEA free registration to TCEA 2017 in Austin!


Our friends at the Northwest Council for Computer Education (NCCE) provided a free registration ($375 value) for their March 2017 conference in Portland, Oregon. Congratulations, Lopez School District from WA!


MassCUE also offered one free registration (a $165 value) to Seekonk Public Schools for their Fall 2017 conference! Thank you, MassCue!


METC offered a free 2017 conference registration! Have a blast in St. Louis, St. Francis Borgia Regional High School!

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Thank you to all of the wonderful organizations for providing free conference registrations for our lucky Speak Up districts! Congratulations again to all our Speak Up America winners!

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