Trends in Digital Learning 2015 (ISTE 2015)

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1. Julie Evans @JulieEvans_PT CEO, Project Tomorrow June 30, 2015 Trends in Digital Learning 2015 Empowering Innovative Classroom Models for Learning 2. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Many thanks to: 3. ProjectTomorrow, a national education nonprofit organization Programs: Research & evaluation studies STEM education programs Advocacy for digital learning (c) Project Tomorrow 2015 Mission: To ensure that todays students are prepared to become tomorrows leaders, innovators and engaged citizens of the world. 4. Annual national research project Using online surveys + focus groups Surveys for: K-12 Students,Teachers, Parents, Administrators, Community Members Special: Pre-ServiceTeachers in Schools of Education Open for all K-12 schools and schools of education Schools, districts & colleges receive free report with their own data Inform policies, plans & programs Local: your stakeholder data State: state level data Federal: national findings (c) Project Tomorrow 2015 Speak Up National Research Project 4 million surveys since 2003 5. K-12 Students 431,231 Teachers & Librarians 44,289 Parents (in English & Spanish) 35,337 School/District Administrators/Tech Leaders 4,324 Community Members 6,656 About the participating schools & districts o 8,216 schools and 2,676 districts o 30% urban / 40% rural / 30% suburban o All 50 states + DC + Guam + DODEA schools (c) Project Tomorrow 2015 Speak Up 2014 national participation: 521,846 6. (c) Project Tomorrow 2014 Introducing this years report: Trends in Digital Learning Report: Empowering Innovative Classroom Models for Learning 7. (c) Project Tomorrow 2015 8. New classroom models Connecting digital learning with global skill development Criticality of connectivity in school and at home Mobiles and digital content as drivers for changing teacher practices New sense of urgency Key trends from our research: 9. Learning as a 24/7 enterprise for students Blurring of informal and formal arenas for learning Students as content producers not just consumers Self-directed learning Desire for greater personalization New sense of urgency New classroom models Connecting digital learning with global skill development Criticality of connectivity in school and at home Mobiles and digital content as drivers for changing teacher practices New sense of urgency Key trends from our research: 10. Learning as a 24/7 enterprise for students Blurring of informal and formal arenas for learning Students as content producers not just consumers Self-directed learning Desire for greater personalization New sense of urgency New classroom models Connecting digital learning with global skill development Criticality of connectivity in school and at home Mobiles and digital content as drivers for changing teacher practices New sense of urgency Key trends from our research: 11. Key trends from our research: Students, educators and parents agree we need a different kind of learning experience to prepare students for the future 12. Innovating is a process, not an event. Michael B. Horn Heather Staker 13. Sampling of key report findings 14. (c) Project Tomorrow 2015 15. (c) Project Tomorrow 2015 Driving New Innovations in Learning Environments Digital Solutions with Positive Outcomes District Administrator Views 2013 District Administrator Views 2014 2013 to 2014 Percentage Change Use of digital content in the classroom 42% 61% + 45% Use of digital textbooks rather than print textbooks 28% 51% + 82% Mobile learning through the use of tablets or other devices 40% 58% +41% Online classes for students 26% 47% +81% Online professional development for teachers 26% 57% +119% 16. (c) Project Tomorrow 2015 17. (c) Project Tomorrow 2015 Driving New Innovations in Learning Environments Benefits of digital content usage in the classroom Principals who have implemented blended learning in their schools Increases student engagement in learning 75% Extends learning beyond the school day offering students opportunities for self- directed learning and remediation 72% Increases the relevancy and quality of the instructional materials 63% Provides an innovative way for instruction to be personalized for each student 56% Decreases the traditional dependency on textbooks 51% 18. (c) Project Tomorrow 2015 19. (c) Project Tomorrow 2015 Driving New Innovations in Learning Environments 6% 10% 20% 19% 28% 25% 32% 14% 20% 27% 29% 32% 37% 49% Virtual labs Teacher self-created videos Real time data Animations Games Online textbooks Online curriculum Blended Classroom Teachers Traditional Classroom Teachers Use of digital content 20. (c) Project Tomorrow 2015 21. (c) Project Tomorrow 2015 22. (c) Project Tomorrow 2015 Connecting the Dots between Innovation and Outcomes Teachers beliefs about student outcomes Teachers in traditional classrooms Teachers in blended classrooms Students are working together more often 32% 52% Students are developing problem solving and critical thinking skills 34% 50% Students are more motivated to learn 50% 53% Students are taking ownership of their learning 33% 50% Students are developing their creativity skills 34% 47% 23. (c) Project Tomorrow 2015 Connecting the Dots between Innovation and Outcomes Students in blended learning classrooms: As a result of using technology to support my learning I collaborate more with my classmates (61%) I am developing critical thinking and problem solving skills (54%) I am able to learn at my own pace (61%) I am developing my creativity skills (63%) I am more interested in what I am learning in class (48%) 24. (c) Project Tomorrow 2015 How to build new teacher capacities? Beyond PD, what other assets can enable and sustain new classroom models? How should we enhance administrators leadership skills for digital learning? How can new tools engage parents, students and community in these discussions? Trends in Digital Learning 2015 Empowering Innovative Classroom Models for Learning 25. National Speak Up reports and infographics Targeted and thematic reports Digital learning trends Mobile learning & social media Games in the classroom Blended learning outcomes Presentations, podcasts and webinars Services: consulting, workshops, evaluation and efficacy studies (c) Project Tomorrow 2015 More Speak Up? www.tomorrow.org 26. AccessTrends in Digital Learning report: bbbb.blackboard.com/project- tomorrow-2015?s=web (c) Project Tomorrow 2015 27. Thank you for this conversation! Julie Evans jevans@tomorrow.org 949-609-4660 x15 Twitter: JulieEvans_PT and SpeakUpEd Copyright Project Tomorrow 2015 This work is the intellectual property of the author. Permission is granted for this material to be shared for non-commercial, educational purposes, provided that this copyright statement appears on the reproduced materials and notice is given that the copying is by permission of the author. To disseminate otherwise or to republish requires written permission from the author. (c) Project Tomorrow 2015

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