“A trend we are seeing is that parents want more control over their child’s classroom education, similar to choosing schools, parents are increasingly leveraging technology to enable and empower their child’s education. We call it the ‘parental digital choice.”
—Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow
On April 1, 2011 Project Tomorrow released the report “The New 3 E’s of Education: Enabled, Engaged and Empowered – How Today’s Students are Leveraging Emerging Technologies for Learning” at a Congressional Briefing held in Washington, DC. Julie Evans, Project Tomorrow CEO, discussed selected student and parent national findings from the Speak Up 2010 report and moderated a panel discussion with students and parents who shared their insights and experiences.
Over 100 people attended the Congressional Briefing including congressional staff members, student and staff representatives from some of our Speak up schools, and staff from many of our sponsors, champion outreach partners and non-profit partners.
Project Tomorrow was very pleased to welcome staff from ACT, Aerospace Industries Association, Afterschool Alliance, Alliance for Excellent Education, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, American Association of School Administrators, American Association of State Colleges & Universities, American Youth Policy Forum, Best Buy, Blackboard, CDW-G, Clark & Weinstock, Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), Dutko Worldwide, EDC, ePals, etpro/cyberwatch, Gale/Cengage, INACOL, Institute of Museum and Library Services, Intel Corporation, ISTE, K12, Lactalis American Group, Learning First Alliance, Learning.com, LearniT-TeachiT, Library of Congress, Lowenstein Associates, MD Department of Education, Microsoft, NASA, National Board of Professional Teaching Standards, National Commission on Teaching and America's Future, National Council of Teachers of English, National Art Education Association, National Education Association, National Council for Community and Education Partnerships, National Science Foundation, New America Foundation, One Economy Corporation, Oracle, PBS, P21, Qorvis, Qualcomm, Smithsonian Institution, SparkAction.org, State Ed Tech Directors’ Association , SMART Technologies, Symantec, TechAmerica, The Pearson Foundation, and U.S. Department of Education.
Students and parents from Arlington Public Schools (VA) and Baltimore City Public School District (MD) shared their insights regarding mobile learning, online learning and the use of digital content.