Friday, October 16, 2015

Speak Up & Share Your Thoughts

Here at SCC we value your thoughts about the education our students are receiving. To that end we are asking teachers, parents, and students to participate in the Speak Up survey by December 18th.

What is Speak Up?

Speak Up is a unique research project designed to collect and report on the authentic, unfiltered ideas and views of K-12 students and their parents, teachers and administrators. The primary focus of the Speak Up project has been on education stakeholders in the United States though schools in Australia, Canada and around the world have participated in the surveys for many years.

In general, Speak Up has three primary objectives:
  1. To provide a means for local schools and districts to easily and effectively listen to and act upon the ideas of their stakeholders.
  2. To provide a conduit for the voices of education stakeholders, most notably students, to inform national and/or state/provincial policies and programs.
  3. To stimulate new local discussions around the use of technology within education.

Parents: Be a part of the conversation! 

Starting on Oct. 1st we will be participating in the Speak Up national research project. Speak Up is the first survey designed to help parents share their ideas directly with schools and national policymakers. As key stakeholders, Speak Up provides parents with a mechanism for expressing their views to the administrators at their child(ren)’s school and district about key issues impacting their child(ren)'s education. Since 2003, Speak Up has collected and shared the views of nearly 4 million students, teachers, and parents from all 50 states, as well as internationally. By participating in Speak Up, parents are expressing their views to a wider audience of local, state, and national policy makers as well as the business community—and contributing to the national dialog about science, technology, and preparing students for the 21st century workforce.

To take the survey visit:  and click the blue parents enter here button!

Students: Your opinions matter to us! 

We are participating in the online survey Speak Up so we can learn more about how you are using technology in class and for homework. We’d also like to know more about how you are using technology to learn and how you would like your teachers to use technology class.

The survey will be open until December 18th; to take the survey visit: .  All students will be required to enter in our school’s password to access the survey. Our password is: panthers

SCC Staff: Join the conversation!

Join the conversation about the use of technology for learning through Speak Up, a National Research Project. Since 2003, nearly 4 million K-12 education stakeholders have participated in the annual online surveys. Data findings are shared each year with federal, state and local policymakers to inform education programs, policies and funding.

To take the survey visit:  and click the blue educators enter here button!

If you have any questions or concerns about the survey, please contact me via email. 

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