Download a Welcome Packet
Welcome to Speak Up! We’ve created a welcome packet with shortened versions of our promotional materials in case you need quick and simple ideas for promoting Speak Up. This virtual packet includes general information about Speak Up, instructions, ideas for how you can use your data, flyers, and more. For your convenience, we’ve included both a PDF version and an editable Microsoft Word document version of the packet – feel free to make any changes to the text. We hope this helps you prepare for this year’s online data collection process!
Download a copy of this resource guide to help get started with Speak Up, or to improve on what you are already doing. This guide includes some of the best practices from your colleagues around the country who have been using Speak Up to collect authentic feedback from their staff, students and community AND who have been using the resulting data to inform their work.
5 Tips to Help Parents Speak Up
Every school has a parent population that always “speaks up.” We hope these tips help you think about ways to get feedback from those who are not quite as involved, those who may not have their own devices or internet access at home and those who aren’t checking your websites and social media accounts.
This step by step participation guide is a great starting point for schools and districts to use when introducing the Speak Up Research Project for Digital Learning to interested stakeholders. The participation guide includes background information on Speak Up, the benefits of participation, how to get involved, question themes and quotes from other educators on their experience with Speak Up. We recommend using this presentation in your school/district leader meetings, as a promotional tool for districts to send to school administrators unfamiliar with the project or as way to get parents involved. This standard PowerPoint presentation can be edited to include information from your own school or district.
This informational guide is a great resource for administrators interested in learning more about Speak Up. This two-page guide provides background information on Speak Up, the benefits of participation, what’s included in the online collection process and the steps required to get your district involved. We recommend sharing this flyer with school or district administrators that are interested in participating but may not have the background information to get started.
Have you registered for Speak Up and are uncertain of what to do next? The district/school timeline is a great tool to help you prepare for the Speak Up collection period. This month by month timeline outlines our suggestions on how and when to encourage participation to ensure a significant sampling of representative data is collected in your district. Included are important Speak Up deadlines, participation emails dates and tips for encouraging participation.
To get your school/ district involved download this two-page letter and deliver it to a principal or any teacher at your school. The letter describes how your school or district can register to participate in Speak Up.
Speak Up Testimonials
Share these Speak Up testimonials with your administration and school board to show the value of Speak Up and justify participation. Learn from other educational leaders on how they are using Speak Up to leverage their digital learning initiatives.
Tips to Help Your Parents Speak Up!
We know you want your all of your parents to share their opinions and experiences as part of your Speak Up effort this year. We’ve put together a few tips from other Speak Up schools and districts on how they have encouraged their parents to share their views, and how they have made it easier for more parents to participate.
General Speak Up Information Flyer
Start spreading the word about Speak Up to your community! Share this speak up flyer with your staff, parents and local community members. Provides background information on the Speak Up Research project, available audience data collections, question topics and benefits of participation. Also a great email, newsletter or email template!
About Speak Up Flyer
This informational flyer is a great way to create awareness about Speak Up. The flyer explains the background of the project and shares the views from some participating districts. We recommend using this flyer as a way to introduce Speak Up to your district or school administrators.
Speak Up Student Flyer
The Speak Up Student flyer is an easy way to share the Speak Up URL to participants. We recommend posting this flyer around your school(s) or to send home with students as a way to get their parents involved. On the back of the flyer, provide the Spanish translation.
Student Invitation Flyer
This informational flyer is a great way to create awareness about Speak Up to your students. The flyer explains the background of the Speak Up project and the importance of student participation. Also provides simple step by steps instructions for students to access the online questions. Flyer can be edited to include your school/district specific information.
Parent Invitation Flyer
This informational flyer is a great way to create awareness about Speak Up to parents of your K-12 students. The flyer explains the background of the Speak Up project and the importance of parent participation. Also provides simple step by steps instructions for parents to access the online questions. Flyer can be edited to include your school/district specific information.
Teacher Invitation Flyer
This informational flyer is a great way to create awareness about Speak Up to teachers. The flyer explains the background of the Speak Up project and the importance of parent participation. Also provides simple step by steps instructions for teachers to access the online questions. Flyer can be edited to include your school/district specific information.
Community Invitation Flyer
This informational flyer should be used to create awareness about Speak Up and generate participation among your community members. The flyer provides simple step by step instructions for community members to access the online questions and share their views. The flyer can be shared with school/district partners like local businesses, nonprofits, after school organizations, etc. Flyer can be edited to include your school/district specific information.
Download a digital badge or Student Certificate
Proudly display your Speak Up participation with our Speak Up digital badges and student participation certificates. Display your digital badge on your website, your e-mails, your social media sites, blog, and more! Then encourage your students to participate with our Speak Up certificate of completion template. Enjoy, and remember to get the rest of your community to Speak Up from October through January!
Use these emails to quickly get the word out to your school(s). These emails provide information about the benefits of Speak Up, how access the online questions, and more. Feel free to change the content to better fit your school(s).
Speak Up Customized Google Form
Need a way to track who has taken Speak Up at your school or district? Create a google form as a way to track participants or to set up a school level password to secure your school link. See example and instructions here.
Promotional Material Packet for Parents
To help you get started promoting Speak Up with your parent community, we’ve put together a promotional material packet that includes informational and invitation flyers, sample emails, and instructions for parents on how to access the survey. We hope this will help you to reach more of your parent community!
Promotional Materials for Spanish Speaking Parents
To help you get started promoting Speak Up with your Spanish speaking parents, we’ve put together a promotional material packet in Spanish that includes informational and invitation flyers, sample emails, and instructions for parents on how to access the survey. We hope this will help you to reach more of your parent community!
Not part of a school or district—help get the word out with our Partner Promotional Materials.