K-12 Students "Speak Up" about Technology & Learning - Are we ...

K-12 Students "Speak Up" about Technology & Learning - Are we ...

Students, Educators and Parents Speak Up about Online Learning Advancing Online Learning Conference Nashua, New Hampshire April 10, 2008 Julie Evans Chief Executive Officer Project Tomorrow Our discussion today: Learn about the data findings from the new report Learning in the 21st Century: A National Report of Online Learning A collaboration with Blackboard Inc. Gain first hand knowledge from education leaders with a national and local perspective on online learning

Stimulate new conversations about supporting teaching and learning for students, teachers and parents Learn how your schools and districts can participate and benefit from Speak Up (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Introducing our expert panel today: Steven Ruscito Middletown High School Allison Powell Vice President, NACOL (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 What is Speak Up? Annual national research project

Collect data Stimulate conversations Students, Teachers, Parents and School Leaders Inform policies & programs

Online surveys Open for all K-12 schools Schools/districts get their own data for planning and budgeting Analysis and reporting national reports Services: custom reports, consulting with schools, Speak Up Your Way! 5 years of empowering authentic voices since 2003: 1.1 million K-12 students 74,000 teachers 1.2 million respondents 34,000 parents 3,200 school leaders

14,000 schools from all 50 states, DC, American military base schools, Canada, Mexico, Australia (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 What is Speak Up? This years survey question themes: Learning & Teaching with Technology Web 2.0 / Web 3.0 in Education 21st Century Skills Science Instruction & Global Competitiveness Emerging Technologies in the Classroom Mobile devices Gaming Online learning Designing the 21st Century School (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Speak Up is facilitated annually by

Project Tomorrow (formerly known as NetDay) About Project Tomorrow: A national education nonprofit organization providing leadership, research and programming to improve STEM education in Americas schools (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Learning in the 21st Century: A National Report of Online Learning Report Methodology: Speak Up 2006 data on online learning from students, teachers and parents Plus for AOLC exclusively . . . Speak Up 2007 data hot off the press! (c) Project Tomorrow 2008

Learning in the 21st Century: A National Report of Online Learning Report Methodology: Speak Up 2006 Fast Facts: 232,781 K-12 students, 21,272 teachers & 15,316 parents All 50 states, DC, Canada, Mexico & American DOD schools Top states: TX, IL, CA, MD, AL, NC, FL, MA, VA, MI Top School Districts: Chicago, Baltimore, Houston, Denver, Boston, Syracuse, Orlando, many others School demographics*: 2800 schools 96% public schools 4% private schools Urban (1/3) Rural (1/3) Suburban (1/3) % of schools that are Title 1 eligible = 41% % of schools w/majority minority = 43% school population

(c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Learning in the 21st Century: A National Report of Online Learning Report Methodology: In-depth analysis of the online learning data Interviews with 6 school districts Variety of online learning models Implementations based upon unique needs Recommendations to share (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Learning in the 21st Century: A National Report of Online Learning Interviews: Fairfax County Public Schools, Virginia Klein Independent School District, Texas Baltimore City School District, Maryland

Madison City School District, Alabama Newport-Mesa Unified School District, California Clear Creek Independent School District, Texas (all participated in Speak Up 2006) (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Learning in the 21st Century: A National Report of Online Learning Technology has changed the way I deliver content to students and the products I expect back from students. The use of technology is more consistent with how the students interact with the world and with what will be expected of them in the future. High School Science Teacher with 16+ years of teaching experience

Daviess County, Kentucky (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Learning in the 21st Century: A National Report of Online Learning Online learning changes the way students learn. Ron Beazer Technology Integration Specialist Baltimore City Schools (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Learning in the 21st Century: A National Report of Online Learning What are student, teacher & parent

views on online learning? How is online learning being implemented? What can be learned from real experiences? (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Learning in the 21st Century: A National Report of Online Learning Authored by Karen Greenwood Henke, Nimble Press (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Learning in the 21st Century: A National Report of Online Learning Key Findings from Students Students are using online technologies for many functions in

and out of school: Research Developing content Communications Collaborations

Connecting with others Organization and self-management (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Learning in the 21st Century: A National Report of Online Learning Key Findings from Students Students are using online technologies for many functions in and out of school: Research

Developing content Communications Collaborations Connecting with others Organization and self-management

21st Century Learning (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Learning in the 21st Century: A National Report of Online Learning Key Findings from Students In the past 12 months, how have you been involved with classes taught online? Research Participation Interest (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Learning in the 21st Century:

A National Report of Online Learning Key Findings from Students Speak Up 2007 data Have you taken an online class? 35% 30% Researched 25% Outside of school 20% Part of class 15% Online class

10% No but interested 5% 0% Gr 3-5 Gr 6-8 Gr 9-12 (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Learning in the 21st Century: A National Report of Online Learning Key Findings from Students Speak Up 2007 data Have you taken an online class? 35%

30% Researched 25% Outside of school 20% Part of class 15% 23% 10% Online class No but interested

5% 0% Gr 3-5 Gr 6-8 Gr 9-12 (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Learning in the 21st Century: A National Report of Online Learning Key Findings from Students From what you know about taking classes online, why would you take this type of class?

Motivations Needs Aspirations (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Learning in the 21st Century: A National Report of Online Learning Key Findings from Students Speak Up 2007 data Why take an online class? 50% 45% 40% 35% 30% 25% 20% 15% 10% 5%

0% Availability Extra help Scheduling Extra learning College credit Own pace More attention Gr 3-5 Gr 6-8 (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Gr 9-12 Learning in the 21st Century: A National Report of Online Learning

Key Findings from Students Speak Up 2007 data Why take an online class - by gender 60% 50% 40% Girls 30% Boys 20% 10% 0% Own pace Extra help Availability

Scheduling College credit Extra learning More attention (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Learning in the 21st Century: A National Report of Online Learning Key Findings from Students If offered at your school, in which subjects would you like to take an online class? What subject area is #1? (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Learning in the 21st Century:

A National Report of Online Learning Key Findings from Students Most requested subjects for online classes: 50% 45% 40% 35% 30% Gr 6-8 25% Gr 9-12 20% 15% 10% 5% 0%

Math English Science History Lang (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Voc Train Tech Learning in the 21st Century: A National Report of Online Learning Key Findings from Students

If you were the principal at your school, what is the ONE thing you would change about how technology is used at your school today? #1 response: Allow students to use cell phones, IM and email at school (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Learning in the 21st Century: A National Report of Online Learning Key Findings from Students If you were the principal at your school, what is the ONE thing you would change about how

technology is used at your school today? #1 response: phones, Allow students to use cell IM and email at school Let students take an online class #1 response for: 8% of middle school students 9% of high school students (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Learning in the 21st Century: A National Report of Online Learning Key Findings from Teachers: Teachers use of technology for professional tasks: Word processing of tests, handouts etc 77% Record keeping such as grades and attendance 68%

Research, prepare and present lessons 63% (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Learning in the 21st Century: A National Report of Online Learning Key Findings from Teachers: Teachers use of technology for professional tasks: Word processing of tests, handouts etc 77% Record keeping such as grades and attendance 68% Research, prepare and present lessons 63% Seek peer-to-peer advice outside of school 12% Use a school content portal 11% Contribute to a blog or create a podcast 3% (c) Project Tomorrow 2008

Learning in the 21st Century: A National Report of Online Learning Key Findings from Teachers Speak Up 2007 data: In the past 12 months, how have you been involved with online learning? Research Participation Interests (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Learning in the 21st Century: A National Report of Online Learning Key Findings from Teachers Speak Up 2007 data: In the past 12 months, how have you been involved with online learning?

Taught online class Used LMS in my class Took online class for PD Took online class for career advance Took online class for personal No involvement but interested Not interested (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 3% 11% 21% 16% 12% 31% 9% Learning in the 21st Century: A National Report of Online Learning

Key Findings from Teachers: 75% of teachers say that technology enhances student performance & achievement (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Learning in the 21st Century: A National Report of Online Learning Key Findings from Teachers: 75% of teachers say that technology enhances student performance & achievement It is all about engagement in learning! (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Learning in the 21st Century: A National Report of Online Learning

Key Findings from Teachers: 75% of teachers say that technology enhances student performance & achievement It is all about engagement in learning! Designing a new school? Teachers rate highly access to and time with technology. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Learning in the 21st Century: A National Report of Online Learning Key Findings from Teachers: Value of online learning for their students? 96% support students taking online classes (c) Project Tomorrow 2008

Learning in the 21st Century: A National Report of Online Learning Key Findings from Teachers: Value of online learning for their students? 96% support students taking online classes Top reasons why: To get extra help in a subject 57% To take class not offered 56% To work at own pace 52% To aid students who are absent 50% (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Learning in the 21st Century: A National Report of Online Learning Key Findings from Teachers:

Which technology services do you think have the greatest potential to improve student success at school? Computers in the classroom 63% Parent teacher communications tools 42% Laptops for students to use at school 41% What percentage of teachers said online classes? 28% chose online classes (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Learning in the 21st Century: A National Report of Online Learning Key Findings from Parents: Parents are tapping into online technologies to connect with school and teachers. And are very supportive of online learning.

What technologies do parents think are good investments to improve student success? (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Learning in the 21st Century: A National Report of Online Learning Key Findings from Parents: What technologies do parents think are good investments? Laptops for home/school use 25% Wireless Internet access 39% Online classes for students

42% Teacher training 48% Tools to help parent-teacher communications51% Advanced computer classes 55% Useful school website 60% Academic software 60%

Classroom computers 61% (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Learning in the 21st Century: A National Report of Online Learning Key Findings from Parents: Why would you want your child to take an online class? Parent Views Style of learning Keep in school Own pace Fits schedule More attention

Parent Views Advanced class Class not offered Long absence Extra help 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 50%

60% 70% Learning in the 21st Century: A National Report of Online Learning Key Findings from School Leaders Speak Up 2007 data: What factors would influence your decision to provide/expand online learning? (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Learning in the 21st Century: A National Report of Online Learning Key Findings from School Leaders Speak Up 2007 data:

What factors would influence your decision to provide/expand online learning? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Keep students engaged Expand curriculum offerings Provide remediation services Offer scheduling alternatives Offer more personalized instruction (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 45% 41%

40% 38% 34% Learning in the 21st Century: A National Report of Online Learning Key Findings from School Leaders Speak Up 2007 data: What factors would influence your decision to provide/expand online learning? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Keep students engaged Expand curriculum offerings

Provide remediation services Offer scheduling alternatives Offer more personalized instruction 45% 41% 40% 38% 34% Student request Parent request Teacher interest in teaching class (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 33%

33% 33% Learning in the 21st Century: A National Report of Online Learning Key Findings from School Leaders Speak Up 2007 data: What are the most significant barriers? Funding 68% Need for PD 32% Digital equity

30% Integration into curriculum 28% Competing priorities 25% (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Learning in the 21st Century: A National Report of Online Learning Summary Online learning provides opportunities to: Engage Students Prepare Teachers

Connect with Parents (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Learning in the 21st Century: A National Report of Online Learning Summary Online learning provides opportunities to: Engage Students Prepare Teachers Connect with Parents Creating more personalized, individualized learning environments for the 21st century (c) Project Tomorrow 2008

Learning in the 21st Century: A National Report of Online Learning Other resources available: Learn more about the report at www.tomorrow.org Podcast of report release at NSBA T+L available at http://tomorrow.org/speakup/learning21Report.html Continue this discussion Speak Up Blog at http://speakupblog.tomorrow.org/ Learn more about the Speak Up initiative http://www.tomorrow.org National Findings released on April 8, 2008

Other special reports this spring Conference (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 presentations and webinar series How to participate in Speak Up 2008 Speak Up 2008 Fall 2008 Have a voice in national discussions Learn about the ideas of your own stakeholders Inform your plans, budgets and programs Participating schools and districts get free online access to your own quantitative data with national benchmark data

(c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Learning in the 21st Century: A National Report of Online Learning Lets hear from our online learning experts: Steven Ruscito Middletown High School Allison Powell Vice President, NACOL (c) Project Tomorrow 2008 Thank you for this opportunity to learn from you! Julie Evans Chief Executive Officer Project Tomorrow

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