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, we will examine new approaches for measuring value and demonstrating return on investment for your stakeholders.
Everyone from employers to educators is talking about the need for today's students to develop effective critical thinking and problem solving skills, but few people know what that really looks like in a classroom or how to measure student competency in a meaningful way. This session is designed to take the conceptual understanding of critical thinking to a more practical reality. In a session grounded in research about employers' expectations and educators' challenges in this area, the presenters will use innovative digital content and games to demonstrate how students can effectively develop problem-solving muscles and how teachers can measure student competencies. Come ready to engage with digital tools and discuss pedagogy for application.
During Julie's keynote at the National Association of Federally Impacted Schools (NAFIS) conference, she will be sharing the latest Speak Up data and discussing how that data can inform the policies and programs in federally impacted schools across the country. NAFIS represents children residing on Indian Lands, military children, children residing in low-rent housing projects, and children whose parents are civilian but work and/or live on federal property.
Plan to be surprised! Based upon 2017 Speak Up Project findings from over 450,000 K-12 students representing schools worldwide, learn how today’s students really want to use mobile devices, social media and digital content to enhance learning - key insights you need to inform classroom practices and district budgets.
Speak Up 2018-19 Sign-Up: Registration for Speak Up 2018-19 will open this summer, but first, please complete this interest form.