Project Tomorrow

Rating: 4.83 stars   6 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Technology, Education

Location: 15707 Rockfield Blvd Suite 250 Irvine CA 92618 USA

Mission: Founded in 1996, Project Tomorrow's mission is to support innovative, research-based uses of science, math and technology resources to develop critical thinking, problem solving and creativity in students.  Our vision is to prepare today’s students to be tomorrows innovators, leaders and engaged citizens.
Results: **370,000 K-12 students, teachers, parents and administrators shared their ideas on 21st century education through the Speak Up 2009 surveys to improve teaching and learning. **5,700 schools and 1,215 districts used their Speak Up data to inform local educational programs, policies and funding **Federal agencies and state departments of education throughout the country used Speak Up data to inform their K12 education programs, policies and funding. ** 2296 elementary students were engaged and motivated to learn science and math as a result of the YouthTEACH2Learn program in the 2009/10 school year. ** 61% of our YouthTEACH2Learn high school student participants were more interesting in a career in teaching as a result of this program.
Target demographics: Primary audience:  K-12 students in public and private schools nationwide Secondary audience:  Parents, teachers and administrators that support the educational opportunities for K-12 students
Direct beneficiaries per year: 375,000 K-12 students
Programs: Speak Up National Research Project ** YouthTEACH2Learn Career Exploration Program ** Innovation in Education Awards for STEM Excellence ** Innovators' Road Trips for STEM Career Exploration ** Youth Leadership Summit in Math and Science **
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EIN 95-4581958
949 609-2660
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Project Tomorrow is an invaluable partner for the National Science Digital Library (http://nsdl.org) - helping us in the past four years to understand patterns and trends in educational uses of technology, and to know and understand our users. This information is critical in helping us to not only tailor free resources for science and math education that are interesting and engaging. We incorporate findings from Speak Up! data into professional development opportunities that assist teachers and educators to effectively integrate and implement digital resources into their classroom teaching.

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collaborative work with Project Tomorrow to across an extensive partnership of science, technology, engineering, and math-based digital libraries

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Rating: 4 stars  

Blackboard has partnered with Project Tomorrow for 3 years. Along with many in the K12 education industry, we rely on the valuable market trend data and information that Project Tomorrow collects from key education stakeholders - students, parents, teachers, and administrators. Project Tomorrow's insightful reports help inform decisions to bring new solutions to the K12 education market in an effort to create an engaging learning environment for children in the 21st century.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

several education research reports and speaking engagements.

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

For several years Project Tomorrow staff have collaborated with State Department of Education staff in their data collection initiative. Not only have they consulted with us as they craft each year's national survey, but they also work with us to analyze the data and provide reports to help inform our work in the states. We know more about the experiences and practices of our students, parents, teachers, administrators, and preservice teachers as a result of Project Tomorrow's Speak Up surveys, allowing us to craft programs, curriculum, professional development, etc. to benefit our schools.

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the benefit to the work in which I am involved at the Maryland State Department of Education, Office of Instructional Technology & School Library Media - for both the work of the Department and with one of our large Title II-D Ed Tech partnership grants.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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