Through December 18th, Southern Columbia Area stakeholders will have the opportunity to join more than 400,000 K-12 students, educators and parents worldwide in completing the Speak Up 2015 online survey and sharing their ideas about education and technology with our national leaders. The annual survey is open to all public, private and charter schools in the country. “Each year more schools sign up to be part of Speak Up because it offers them – their students, parents, staff and members of the community – a way to express their opinions about the future of learning, local and national policies, how teaching could be improved and more,” said Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow, the survey’s facilitator.
 
The 2015 online survey – open to all K-12 students, parents, members of the community, teachers, and administrators at http://www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2015/ – offers the largest collection of authentic, unfiltered input on education and technology from those ‘on the ground’ in the schools.  For the first time, Project Tomorrow, will also provide a special online survey for community members.  Local employers, after school providers, school board members and homeowners without children in the local schools can now provide their views on the role of technology in preparing students for the jobs and careers of the 21st century.
 
Since 2003, nearly 4 million K-12 students, educators and parents from more than 30,000 schools in all 50 states have participated in Speak Up. The online survey is facilitated by Project Tomorrow and supported by many of our nation’s most innovative companies, foundations and nonprofit organizations including Blackboard, Inc., BrainPOP, DreamBox Learning,  Fuel Education, Rosetta Stone, Schoolwires, SMART Technologies and Qualcomm Wireless Reach.
 
Project Tomorrow partners with more than 75 different education associations, organizations and think-tanks for outreach to the schools and development of the survey questions including the American Association of School Administrators, Consortium for School Networking, Digital Learning Day, Digital Promise, edWeb.net,  iNACOL, International Society for Technology in Education, National School Boards Association, National Secondary School Principals Association, Southern Regional Education Board and State Education Technology Directors’ Association.
 
Past Speak Up national reports are available at www.tomorrow.org/speakup/speakup_reports.html
 

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