Enabled, Engaged, Empowered: The Student Vision for Personalized Learning and STEM Education

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  • 1. 2012 NSF Robert Noyce TeacherScholarship Program ConferenceMay 23-25, 2012 Enabled, Engaged, Empowered: The Student Vision for Personalized Learning and STEM Education Julie Evans, Project Tomorrow CEO Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 2. Todays Discussion: The Big Questions What are the expectations of K-12 students for personalized learning and STEM education? How well are todays K-12 schools meeting the expectations of students? What does this mean for higher education and especially, for teacher preparation programs? What are the emerging trends in learning that we all should be watching? Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 3. Discussion Agenda: Speak Up National Research Project Student Vision Mobile learning Online learning Digital resources Key Trends We Are Watching Speak Up 2011 National Findings Views of K-12 Students, Teachers, Parents and Administrators Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 4. Speak Up National Research ProjectAnnual national research project Online surveys + focus groups Open for all K-12 schools and schools of education Institutions receive free report with their own dataCollect ideas Stimulate conversations K-12 Students, Teachers, Parents, Administrators Pre-Service Teachers in Schools of EducationInform policies & programs Analysis and reporting of findings and trends Consulting services to help transform teaching and learning + 2.6 million surveys since 2003 Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 5. Speak Up survey question themes Learning & Teaching with Technology 21st Century Skills: Digital Citizenship Science and Math Instruction Career Interests in STEM and Teaching Professional Development / Teacher Preparation Internet Safety Administrators Challenges Emerging Technologies in the Classroom Mobile Devices, Online Learning, Digital Content, E-textbooks Educational Games, Web 2.0 tools and applications Designing the 21st Century School Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 6. Speak Up 2011 Congressional BriefingsWashington DCApril 24 and May 23, 2012 Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 7. What can the Speak Upfindings tell us about the future of learning? Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 8. Speak Up National Research ProjectKey Findings: Speak Up 2003 2011 Students function as a Digital Advance Team Students regularly adopt and adapt emerging technologies for learning Students frustrations focus on the unsophisticated use of technologies within education Persistent digital disconnect between students and adults Exacerbation of lack of relevancy in current education Students want a more personalized learning environment Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 9. Warm UpInteractive Exercise Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 10. Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 11. ASTUDENTS LIFE Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 12. In my life, I .. Play games on handheld devices (57%) Take tests online for school (40%) Have a cell phone or smartphone (40%) Read books on my mobile device (53%)Want more internet access at school (50%) and want to take an online class (40%) Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 13. Who is . . . . . ?1. 8 year old girl 3rd grade2. 11 year old boy 6th grade3. 14 year old girl 9th grade4. 17 year old boy 12th grade Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 14. Who is a 8 year old girl in 3rd grade? (from a rural community) Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 15. In my life, I .. Play games on handheld devices (57%) Take tests online for school (40%) Have a cell phone or smartphone (40%) Read books on my mobile device (53%)Want more internet access at school (50%) and want to take an online class (40%) Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 16. The Student Vision for Learning Socialbased learning Untethered learning Digitallyrich learning Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 17. The New Student Vision for Learning Key Trends: Mobile Learning Online Learning Digital Content Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 18. Enabled, Engaged, EmpoweredKey Trends: Mobile Learning Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 19. Students and their mobile devices Students personal access to mobile devices K-2 Gr 3-5 Gr 6-8 Gr 9-12 82% 77% 52% 50% 48% 49% 37% 33% 25% 26% 21% 21% 18% 17% 17% 17% 18% 13% 8% 9% Cell phone (no Smartphone Digital reader MP3 Tablet device internet access) Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 20. Students and mobile learningObstacles to using tech @ school? 56% of students Gr 6-12 say not being able to use my mobile device is a major obstacle Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 21. Students and mobile learningObstacles to using tech @ school? 56% of students Gr 6-12 say not being able to use my mobile device is a major obstacle Solutions? Let me use my own device 58% OR Provide me with device I can use @school 35% Either way: I need more outlets for re-charging (35%)! Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 22. Students and mobile learning How would you use a mobile device to help you with schoolwork? A. Increase effectiveness of school: Check grades 81% Take notes for class 67% Access online textbooks 62% Write papers and do homework 56% Use the calendar 50% Learn about school activities 47% Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 23. Students and mobile learning How would you use a mobile device to help you with schoolwork? B. Leverage capabilities to increase personalization of learning process: Anytime, anywhere research 72% Receive reminders & alerts 61% Collaborate with peers & teachers 55% Organize schoolwork assignments 53% Access school network from home 51% Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 24. Online access outside of school High School Student Internet Access Outside of School: Broadband vs. Mobile My home computer has fast internet access (such as DSL) I access the internet through 3G/4G mobile device 75% 77% 72% 59% 55% 53% Urban Suburban Rural Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 25. Enabled, Engaged, EmpoweredKey Trends: Online Learning Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 26. Who is learning online? Types of online learning Students: Students: experiences Gr 6-8 Gr 9-12 100% online school 7% 6% Online self study class 10% 13% Teacher led online class 10% 13% Online class for personal 9% 10% interests Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 27. Both students and parents are interested inonline learning If you have not taken an online class, would you like to? Yes! Students in Grades 3-5 27% Students in Grades 6-8 47% Students in Grades 9-12 45% What would you recommend as a good investment to enhance student achievement? 36% of parents say online classes Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 28. Why take an online class? For high school students, traditional reasons: scheduling and college credit. For middle school students, its about changing the learning paradigm. Get extra help in a tough subject More comfortable asking questions In control of my own learning More motivated to learn Work at my own pace Review class materials whenever I want Share ideas with my classmates Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 29. ASTUDENTS LIFE Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 30. I would be mostinterested in taking an online class in this subject Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 31. What is . . . . . ?1. English Language Arts2. Science3. Math4. History Social Studies5. Foreign Language Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 32. MATH43% - Gr 6-8 Students32% - Gr 9-12 Students Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 33. Enabled, Engaged, EmpoweredKey Trends: E-Textbooks & Digital Content Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 34. Inside todays class...

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