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</o:shapelayout></xml><![endif]--></head><body lang=EN-US link=blue vlink=purple><div class=WordSection1><p class=MsoPlainText><b>Use Speak Up data as part of your Ed Tech grant application!<o:p></o:p></b></p><p class=MsoPlainText><b><span style='color:black'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p><p class=MsoPlainText><b>Students, Educators &amp; Parents Speak Up! <o:p></o:p></b></p><p class=MsoPlainText><span style='color:black'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p class=MsoPlainText>Get the pulse of your stakeholders about the use of technology for learning through Speak Up, a National Research Project.&nbsp; The online survey is open to students, educators (including future educators) and parents; it's quick and easy to get involved. The national Speak Up survey is conducted each year in the fall. Help New Hampshire speak up about learning powered with technology by getting your school involved at: <a href="http://www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2010/">http://www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2010/</a> <o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoPlainText><span style='color:black'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p class=MsoPlainText>Get involved and get your data for this and many other purposes!<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoPlainText><span style='color:black'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p class=MsoPlainText><b>Why participate? <o:p></o:p></b></p><p class=MsoPlainText><span style='color:black'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p class=MsoPlainText style='margin-left:.5in;text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1'><![if !supportLists]><span style='font-family:Symbol'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>&middot;<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><![endif]>Use Speak Up data as part of your Ed Tech grant application - Each school district planning to apply for or already receiving grant funds for Ed Tech (Title II-D) is asked to participate in this survey. <o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoPlainText style='margin-left:.5in;text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1'><![if !supportLists]><span style='font-family:Symbol'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>&middot;<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><![endif]>Receive free, online access to your survey results in Feb 2011. You can view results by school or district with national comparisons. <o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoPlainText style='margin-left:.5in;text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1'><![if !supportLists]><span style='font-family:Symbol'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>&middot;<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><![endif]>Obtain valuable data with national benchmarks, use the data to design or update programs, secure funding, support grant proposals, engage your business community in new initiatives, learn what's important to your students, parents, teachers &amp; administrators.&nbsp;&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoPlainText style='margin-left:.5in;text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1'><![if !supportLists]><span style='font-family:Symbol'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>&middot;<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><![endif]>Become part of the national movement to include the views of students, educators and parents in the national, state and local dialogue about key education issues.<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoPlainText><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p class=MsoPlainText><b>Take the Survey! It&#8217;s open until December 17th, 2010<o:p></o:p></b></p><p class=MsoPlainText><span style='color:black'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p class=MsoPlainText>Get your school involved at: <a href="http://www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2010/">http://www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2010/</a> <o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoPlainText><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p class=MsoPlainText><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p class=MsoPlainText>Regards,<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoPlainText><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p class=MsoPlainText>Cathy Higgins, Ed.D.<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoPlainText>State Educational Technology Director<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoPlainText>Office of Educational Technology<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoPlainText>New Hampshire Department of Education<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoPlainText>Email: chiggins@ed.state.nh.us<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoPlainText>Phone: 603.271.2453<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoPlainText>Web: <a href="http://www.nheon.org/oet">http://www.nheon.org/oet</a> and<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoPlainText><a href="http://education.nh.gov/instruction/ed_tech">http://education.nh.gov/instruction/ed_tech</a> <o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoPlainText><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p class=MsoPlainText><span style='color:black'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p></div></body></html>