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Sample Outreach Text

Introduce Speak Up to your stakeholders with these sample texts that can be used for emails, newsletters, blog posts or content for your website. Below you will find a variety of options, you can copy and paste from this page or download a copy in word at the top left of this page.


District to school leaders

Subject: [ENTER DISTRICT NAME] is participating in Speak Up! Read for instructions.

Message:
[ENTER DISTRICT NAME] is participating in Speak Up! Time to prepare to get the best results from your school.

The Speak Up Research Project, facilitated by Project Tomorrow, is both a national research project and a free service to schools and districts everywhere. Since fall 2003, Speak Up has helped education leaders include the voices of students, faculty, parents and the community in annual and long-term planning.

We’re joining other districts around the country this year in taking advantage of this opportunity. Project Tomorrow provides everything you need to help make Speak Up a success: promotional materials, school-to-home messaging, infographics, social media promotions, lesson plans and more!

Speak Up will be open during academic year for student, parent, and faculty participation. We need your help to ensure your school and our district get great valuable data!
You can find all the promotional materials and additional information here: https://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/promo.html

Please let [ENTER DISTRICT CONTACT NAME] know if you have any questions or would like to designate a different school contact for this project. [ADD DISTRICT CONTACT PERSON’S EMAIL AND PHONE]

Teachers/faculty members

[ENTER SCHOOL NAME], Speak Up!

Open [Open Date] through [Close Date]

We encourage all [ENTER SCHOOL NAME] teachers and faculty members to Speak Up about digital learning this year!   Join the conversation about the use of technology for learning through Speak Up, a national research project. Not only will your views be taken into consideration by our school, but they will also be included in the national and state discussions on digital learning policies, programs, and funding.

To “Speak Up” simply visit [ENTER ACCESS LINK] to participate. It takes just 20 minutes to add your voice!

Parents

Option 1

Parents: We want to hear your views on technology and learning!

Be a part of the conversation! We will be participating in the Speak Up Research Project. Speak Up is the first survey designed to help parents share their ideas directly with schools and national policymakers and will also provide [DISTRICT or SCHOOL NAME] the opportunity to learn about the unique digital learning aspirations of our teachers, students and parents. As key stakeholders, Speak Up provides parents with a mechanism for expressing their views to the administrators at their child’s school and district about key issues impacting their child’s education.

Since 2003, Speak Up has collected and shared the views of 5.7 million students, teachers, and parents nationwide, as well as internationally. By participating in Speak Up, parents are expressing their views to a wider audience of local, state, and national policy makers as well as the business community—and contributing to the national dialog about science, technology, and preparing students for the 21st century workforce. The online survey is open to students, educators, and parents; it’s quick and easy to get involved. Please take a moment to complete the survey via the links below.
ENTER in your ACCESS LINK(S)


Option 2:

[School or District Name] is partnering with an educational nonprofit called Project Tomorrow to learn more about our schools and home technology use for learning.
This 20-minute survey is important in helping us form a more complete picture of technology use for learning in your student’s life and will help your child’s school choose the right technology for their classrooms.

All your responses are secure and confidential to protect your privacy. The last day to complete this survey is [Date].

ENTER in your ACCESS LINK(S)

Students

Students: Speak Up – Your ideas are important to us!   

Your opinions matter to us! We are participating in the Speak Up Research Project so we can learn more about how you are using technology to learn – in and out of school. We would like to know more about how you would like to use technology to learn and how you would like your teachers to use technology class.

To participate, visit: [ENTER ACCESS LINK(S) HERE]

We would also like to hear from your parents, so please share the link with them as well!

ll responses are secure and confidential and will inform the work of our school and district.

General email

Option 1:
Subject: Help us collect valuable data for our school by participating in Speak Up

oin the conversation about the use of technology for learning through Speak Up! Since 2003, more than 5.7 million K-12 education stakeholders have participated in the annual online project. Data findings are shared each year with federal, state, and local policymakers to inform education programs, policies, and funding.

Data will be used locally to inform our technology and professional development planning, so we need to hear from all our stakeholders –parents, students, and faculty!  This survey should take about 15-20 minutes to complete. The survey will be open from [open date] to [close date]. Thank you for your participation!

[ENTER ACCESS LINK]


Option 2:
The Speak Up Research Project [Audience] survey, facilitated by Project Tomorrow, gives our students, parents, and faculty the opportunity to share their viewpoints on education at their school. By participating today, you are helping ensure that your voice is heard as we continue to grow and improve our schools.

Please complete the survey linked below which will provide the [school or district] team with insight on methods to important learning outcomes for all students. This survey should take about 15-20 minutes to complete. The survey will be open from [open date] to [close date]. Thank you for your participation!

[ENTER ACCESS LINK]


Option 3:
[District or School Name] is participating in the Speak Up Research Project, facilitated by Project Tomorrow. Speak Up is a survey designed to help students, parents, educators, and community members share their ideas directly with schools and national policymakers. The brief online survey is open to students, educators, and parents through [YOUR SELECT SURVEY WINDOW]. Visit [ACCESS LINK] to take the survey.


Option 4:
Annually, [DISTRICT/SCHOOL NAME] seeks feedback from teachers, students, and parents to help us improve learning for all students.

[DISTRICT OR SCHOOL NAME] is participating in the Speak Up Research Project. Since 2003, over 5.7 million K-12 parents, teachers, and students have shared their ideas about education technology through the Speak Up online surveys and we need your ideas too. The survey is free to us and will be used to help us plan for the future, so we need to hear from all of our teachers, students, and parents.

The survey is open [YOUR SELECTED SURVEY WINDOW]

Instructions for completing the Speak Up survey:
1. Go to [SELECTED ACCESS LINK]
2. Select your school.
3 Select your survey type and begin the survey.

The survey consists of mostly multiple-choice items and will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. Please join the conversation about the use of technology for learning! To learn more about the project, visit Project Tomorrow. Thank you for your input on improving technology education for all [DISTRICT or SCHOOL NAME] students.

 

 

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