Sunday, November 19, 2006


NetDaySpeakUp is a national non-profit organization which WOCSD has partnered with to collect data from our district students, parents and teachers about technology. The survey is very comprehensive and takes about 20 minutes to complete. We will have access to this data and will be able to look at trends and patterns in our community and across the USA. At our District Technology meeting it was decided to participate in the survey. We'd like to strongly encourage the High School students, teachers and parents to participate since we are also involved in high school accreditation and this information will become part of that comprehensive plan.
Thanks in advance for participating! Tell your friends, community members and other staff members. The password is the first word in WOCSD, only because that is short!
Cheryl Oakes, Content Collaborative Coach for Technology and the District Technology Committee.

Promote Participation

Below is a sample email you can send to participating schools in your district. Please forward along with your personal encouragement:

Please Participate in the 2006 NetDay Speak Up Survey

NetDay Speak Up is a national initiative of Project Tomorrow, the new nonprofit organization formed with the merger of NetDay and Project Tomorrow in September 2005. The Speak Up survey invites students, parents, and teachers to take part in our fourth annual online survey. This is an opportunity for students to share their voices with their local school-decision makers and for teachers and parents to join the national dialog about science, technology, and 21st century skills.

Our district has committed to having at least 15% of our students take the online survey. Because we will have access to our school and district data, this is an opportunity for students to share their opinions and ideas about technology use. For teachers and parents, this is an opportunity to join the national dialog about technology and 21st century skills.

* Your school's secret word is: the first word in WOCSD

* The Speak Up dates are Wednesday, November 1 - Friday, December 15, 2006.

* Students, teachers, and parents will use the secret word to access the surveys at

* The NetDay Speak Up website ( offers a How-to Guide for participants including lesson plans, helpful suggestions, and other resources for making the survey experience a success.

* Visit the NetDay Speak Up website ( for ideas on how to promote the Speak Up event at your school. You can print out a flier to post at your school or use our email text to send reminders to your teachers.

Thank you and we look forward to your participation.

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