Participate in Speak Up, a National Research Project, and share your ideas about how to leverage technology in schools to promote better learning. Over 425,000 students, educators and parents have already participated this year! Now’s your chance to join in on the conversation— the online surveys are open through Dec. 21st. It’s quick and easy to get involved! To take the survey, visit http://www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2012 - pick your survey (educator, parent or student), look up your school and enter in the (secret word) password: su4ca
*752 surveys have already been submitted from Capistrano Unified and over 61,000 in California. This year Speak Up was encouraged by the California Department of Education and Superintendent Tom Torlakson read post here: https://www.facebook.com/CAEducation/posts/324033081038306
Surveys take about 20 minutes to complete- data is then returned back to schools and districts with national comparison in feb 2013. National data is used to create reports presented at 2 congressional briefing in the spring. Speak Up data has been cited most recently in NASBE's latest Report, Time Magazine, SETDA reports and included in the U. S. Department of Education's -Education Resources Information Center (ERIC). Data is also used by 19 state education departments in their technology planning. For a complete set of Speak Up reports please go to: http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/speakup_reports.html
Since 2003, over 2.6 million K-12 education stakeholders have participated in the annual Speak Up National Research Project which collects and reports on the authentic, unfiltered views and opinions of K-12 students, parents and educators on critical 21st century education issues. Speak Up is facilitated by Project Tomorrow®(www.tomorrow.org), national education nonprofit. Data findings are shared each year with federal, state and local policymakers to inform education programs and funding.