ensuring that today’s students are well prepared to be tomorrow’s innovators, leaders and engaged citizens of the world. The Speak Up data represents the largest collection of authentic, unfiltered stakeholder input on education, technology, 21st century skills, schools of the future and science instruction. Education, business and policy leaders report using the data regularly to inform federal, state and local education programs.
On April 30, 2015 Project Tomorrow released the report “Digital Learning 24/7: Understanding Technology – Enhanced Learning in the Lives of Today’s Students” at a Congressional Briefing held in Washington, DC and online in a special live stream of the event. Julie Evans, Project Tomorrow CEO, discussed selected student national findings from the Speak Up 2014 report and moderated a panel discussion with students who shared their insights and experiences with digital learning.
Key Findings from this year’s report include:
To access information on the second congressional briefing held on September 24, 2015 and request a copy of the national report on Educator and Parent data, "Digital Teaching 2.0 – Activating Technology-Enhanced Learning in America’s Classrooms” please click here.
Over 70 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 A.W. Systems & Solutions, AAAS RET., The School Superintendents Association, Achieving Equality, Alliance for Excellent Education, American Meteorological Society, Amplify, Apple, Arfstrom Consulting, Arlington Public Schools, Athena’s Workshop, Baltimore City Schools, Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools for Public Policy – Capitol Hill Campus, Common Sense Media, CoSN, CSUSM, Digital Harbor High School, Digital Promise, Discover Communications, EDC, EdTech Strategies LLC, Education and the Workforce Committee, Education Daily, EDUCAUSE, Fairfax County Public Schools, Global Skills X-Change, i2 Capital Group, iNACOL, Intel, ISTE, James Wood High School, Kenmore Middle School, MOB Advocacy, NASBE, NASSP, National Education Association, National Network of State Teachers of the Year, National Science Foundation, NCWIT, Oxon Hill High School, Partnership for 21st Century Learning, Pearson, Prince William County Public Schools, Qualcomm, Responsibility.org, Rognel Heights Elementary Middle School, Rosetta Stone, Rural School and Community Trust, SETDA, SIIA, Teach for America, Tiger Woods Foundation, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the United States Judiciary Committee.
Students and parents from Baltimore County Public Schools (MD), Cesar Chavez Public Charter School for Public Policy at Capitol Hill (DC), and Fairfax County Public School District (VA) shared their insights regarding their daily digital learning experiences.