National Technology Survey of Students, Educators

October 28, 2016

 

 

(Press Release) GDOE public school students, their parents, and community members are encouraged to participate in Speak Up 2016, a national survey which asks about technology use in and out of school, and how parents are learning about Common Core State Standards and bandwidth capacity for digital content.

 

Through December 16th, more than 400,000 K-12 students, educators and parents worldwide will complete the Speak Up 2016 online survey and share their ideas about education and technology with our national leaders. The results provide important insights about education, technology and student aspirations to individual schools, state departments of education and national leaders.

 

“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 and a national leader in empowering students to have a voice in improving education in the 21st century.

 

“Input from our stakeholders will help us to focus our plans and funding for technology in our schools. I encourage our students, parents, community members and GDOE staff to participate,” said acting GDOE Superintendent Joe Sanchez.

 

The 2016 online survey – open now through December 16th for all K-12 students, parents, members of the community, teachers, and administrators at http://www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2016/ – offers the largest collection of authentic, unfiltered input on education and technology from those ‘on the ground’ in the schools.  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.   This new set of data will provide valuable insights for schools and districts as well as state and federal policymakers on the importance of digital tools and resources for college and career readiness.

 

Contact:     Neil Rochelle, narochelle@gdoe.net  

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