Webinar “Speak Up 2022 Congressional Briefing: Release of the National Research Findings”
In this year’s annual Speak Up Congressional Briefing, we will share the latest national research findings on the state of education and digital learning from the perspectives of K-12 students, parents, teachers, and administrators. During the 2021-22 school year, over 75,000 K-12 stakeholders participated in the Speak Up Research Project representing urban, rural, and suburban schools and districts across the country. Their insights and perspectives on how the school has changed over the past few years—and what is needed to improve learning experiences for all students—are important information for everyone to hear.
The 2022 Speak Up Congressional Briefing will be a virtual event again this year enabling participation by a wider audience of K-12 education stakeholders. The research data comes to life with a panel of K-12 students from around the country who will respond to the findings and provide their own recommendations for improving American education.
This edLeader Panel will be of high interest to school and district leaders, teachers, librarians, policymakers, and all who are interested in the potential of K-12 stakeholder ideas including from students to improve education.
About the Presenter
Dr. Julie A. Evans is the chief executive officer of Project Tomorrow and the founder of the heralded Speak Up Research Project, which annually collects and reports on the authentic views of 400,000 K-12 students, parents, and educators on key education issues. Dr. Evans serves as the chief researcher on the Speak Up Project and leads national research efforts on the impact of emerging learning models and interventions in both K-12 and higher education. Her work includes helping education leaders embrace change and innovation in education, and to recognize that the voices and views of their stakeholders, most notably students, are valuable leadership assets.
Prior to joining Project Tomorrow in 1999, Dr. Evans enjoyed a successful career in management within the technology industry including two education technology startups. As a national thought leader and influencer, she brings to discussions about the future of education a unique perspective because of her experiences working in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors as well as within education. Dr. Evans is a graduate of Brown University and earned her doctorate in educational leadership from the University of California San Diego and California State University San Marcos. She is a frequent facilitator, speaker, and writer on new learning models within education, most notably around digital learning. Among her many accolades and awards, Dr. Evans was named in April 2020 the winner of EdTech Digest’s National Leader award. Dr. Evans is the author of the soon-to-be-published book, Free Agent Learning: Leveraging Students’ Self-Directed Learning to Transform K-12 Education.
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Time: 12:00 pm — 2:00 pm EDT