|1. Gain a better understanding of what your school’s technology needs are and make more informed funding decisions.
2. Learn about the aspirations for your teachers for using technology more effectively – and what is holding them back.
3. Find ways to improve school-to-home communications using new technology tools.
4. Ensure that your students and parents have a voice in national, state and local decisions about education.
5. It’s free!
The Speak Up Research Project for Digital Learning is both a national research project and a free service to schools and districts everywhere. Since fall 2003, Speak Up has helped education leaders include the voices of their stakeholders in annual and long-term planning. More than 5 million students, educators, parents and community members have shared their input on education, technology, schools of the future, science and math instruction, professional development, career exploration and more.
Registered schools/districts receive all of their data – for free – in February, plus national data for comparison.
Speak Up 2017 will be open for input through January 19, 2018.
Surveys take 15-20 minutes to complete. All information is 100% confidential. No identifying information is collected. All local data is ONLY shared with the registered primary contact. Speak Up is facilitated by Project Tomorrow, a national education nonprofit organization.
Register today: tomorrow.org/speakup.
This week, we are offering the opportunity to win one complementary two-day registration to #METC18 for taking the Speak Up America survey before Friday, December 8.
Each survey submitted increases your school/district’s chances to win!
Find more information, and the survey, on the Project Tomorrow website.
Don’t forget – Early Bird registration closes TOMORROW.
The Midwest Education Technology Community is going Back to the Future, Ready? This is the 35th year for the conference and we couldn’t be more excited! Our METC Conference presenters are being notified and our committees have worked hard to bring you the latest in educational technology trends, learning strategies, speakers, and research.
Since 2012, the Midwest Education Technology Community has honored educators from our region who are walking-the-walk and talking-the-talk of leadership and technology. These practicing educators will be presenting twice during the METC18 Conference. Be sure to Connect and Learn with these Innovative Educators!
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION ENDS ONE WEEK FROM WEDNESDAY!
Registration for our
35th Annual METC Conference is now OPEN!
EducationPlus is excited to have our premier EdTech program offer it’s annual event for the 35th year in a row. The METC Conference presenters are being notified this month and our team is working hard to bring you the latest in educational technology trends, learning strategies, speakers, and research.
We hope to see you February 12-14, 2018
Back to the Future, Ready?
Ten Reasons to Attend #DigCitDay17
Expand your Personal Learning Network and engage with other educators, parents and community leaders who are interested in Character & Technology.
The ORIGINAL Digital Citizen, author, international speaker, and The Godfather of the Digital Citizenship Institute, Dr. Mike Ribble will lead us through Digital Citizenship in Action.
The self-proclaimed Book Whisperer, Thinker & Social Media Leader, 10 year old Olivia Van Ledtje will model how #KIDSCANTEACHUS
Award winning local multimedia educator, Don Goble will share how to Develop Citizen Journalists and showcase the Global Student News Network.
Learn how to Hack Digital Citizenship from Future Ready Librarian, Media Literacy and Social Justice advocate, and award-winning author Dr. Kristen Mattson
Increase your Digital Wellness by learning exercises and techniques for staying healthy and safe in today’s technology-rich world.
Author, professor, and international speaker and media literacy guru, Julie Smith will share how to spot FAKE NEWS and become critical thinkers.
Learn how area middle school students have been empowered with Student Voice & Choice to create a DigCit Action Plan for improving digital etiquette and cyberbullying.
Hear how last year’s EdPlus DigCit Day made an international impact by helping connect and catapult the Digital Citizenship Summit in Nigeria.
Area school district Communications Specialists will be sharing their best practices and advice in Public Relations for today’s digital citizens.
Make A Change ~ Make A Difference #DigCitDay17