Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Northside Participates in the National SpeakUp Survey

Northside Elementary is participating in the National SpeakUp Survey as part of a district initiative to  collect information from teachers, parents, students, and community members about the role of technology in learning. Our district is aiming for 100% participation from all stakeholders.

Parents can access the survey by going to the school's website (nes.chccs.k12.nc.us) and clicking on the speak up banner at the top of the homepage.

Students will complete the survey at school. Computers will be available in the library for parents who wish to take the survey during the school day. Paper copies of the survey are also available in the main office.

If you have any questions, please contact Alan Brown (abrown@chccs.k12.nc.us), Instructional Technology Facilitator at Northside Elementary.

Your Participation in Speak Up is Important!

Together, let's work towards leveraging technology to promote
enhanced learning in our K‐12 schools.

About the Speak Up National Research Project

The Speak Up National Research project annually polls K‐12 students, parents and educators about the role of technology for learning in and out of school and represents the largest collection of authentic, unfiltered stakeholder voice on digital learning. Since 2003, over 3.4 million K‐12 students, parents, teachers, librarians, principals, technology leaders and district administrators have shared their views and ideas through Speak Up. Education, business and policy leaders report that they use the data regularly to inform federal, state and local education programs.

About Speak Up 2014

  • Online surveys available October 6, 2014 –December 19, 2014.
  • Surveys are available this year for: K‐12 students, teachers, librarians, principals, district administrators, technology leaders, parents, business partners and community members.  The parent survey is also available in Spanish!  
  • Every K‐12 school and district is eligible to participate in Speak Up. Survey access is available to participating schools and districts free of charge.  All information is 100% confidential and there is no limit to the number of surveys you can submit.    
  • Every participating school and district receives free online access to your own participant data in February 2015 including the national and state data for comparison.  Why do your own survey?  Speak Up provides you with national data for benchmarking!  
  • Project Tomorrow annually shares the nationally aggregated data with Congress, the US Department of Education, research organizations and many state governments.  
  • Survey question topics include:  learning and teaching with technology, 21st century skills, games, STEM career exploration, online and blended learning, flipped classrooms, mobile devices, digital and online textbooks, writing with technology, professional development, school‐to‐home communications, digital citizenship, and common core assessments.   
  • Use Speak Up data to:  conduct a needs assessment in your school or district, create a vision for 21st century learning, develop your technology plan and budget or measure the success of your technology investments. Be part of the national Speak Up momentum!

Speak Up is an initiative of Project Tomorrow, the nation's leading education nonprofit organization focused on empowering students to have a greater voice in their education. To learn more about Speak Up, please visit www.tomorrow.org/speakup.