Educator Speak Up 2023-24 Survey

1.What is your primary job assignment this year?
2.What grade level(s) are you currently assigned to? (Check all that apply)
3.What subject is your primary assignment?
4.How are your students equipped to use educational technology for schoolwork? Choose all that apply.
5.How often do you use any of these types of digital content, tools, and resources in your classroom to support student learning?
Daily or almost daily
At least once a week
At least once a month
Only within certain units or projects
Rarely/never/no access
Augmented Reality experiences
Class blog or student discussion board
Coding or computer programming resources
Data analysis or visualization tools
Digital, video, or online games
Online curriculum
Online databases
Online quizzes or assessments
Online reading sites or subscriptions with access to books and articles
Social media tools
Software/apps to help students develop curricular skills or knowledge
Tools for students to create multi-media content
Two-way communication tools for student feedback
Videos that I create myself
Videos that I find online
Virtual labs
Virtual Reality experiences
6.Do you face any of the following challenges when trying to use technology in your classroom? (Check all that apply)
7.When thinking about using technology within your classroom, do any of these conditions stand in your way or limit your effectiveness? (Check all that apply)
8.How often are you using technology specifically to support these classroom outcomes?
Daily or almost daily
At least once a week
At least once a month
Only within certain units or projects
Rarely/never/no access
Creating active learning activities for students that promote critical thinking and retention rather than passively receiving information
Creating more equitable learning environments so that all students have an equal chance to access and benefit from lessons or activities in class
Designing learning experiences specifically to address the neuro-variability of students in my class
Incorporating mindfulness and well-being apps to support students' emotional and mental health.
Involving students in the creation of classroom learning activities and products
Tailoring instruction to meet the learning needs, preferences, and goals of individual students
Taking advantage of features of the digital tools and resources to support enhanced student engagement
Differentiating learning for all students
9.Which of these life skills are you helping your students develop in your classes? (Check all that apply)
10.How are you likely to find out about new technology, apps, and websites to use in your classroom?
Very likely
Somewhat likely
Not likely
Blogs or online newsletters
Conferences I attend
District-provided professional development designed for a broad audience
District-provided personalized professional development focused on my specific needs
My own online research
My students
Instructional coach/content area specialists
Technology integration coach or specialist
Other teachers in my school or district
School librarian or media specialist
Professional learning communities or networks
Social media
Online marketplace for teachers
Technology Department (integration specialists/coaches, department newsletter, etc.)
Generative AI recommendations
11.Reflecting on your own practice, which of these outcomes is true for you? As a result of how I am using digital tools and resources within my teaching practice, I am ...
(Check all that apply or add other outcomes in the other box)
Many educators believe that the use of technology can benefit student learning. Which of these outcomes have you observed in your classroom? As a result of how I have integrated technology within my classroom, my students are...
13.We are interested in the ways that educators are using technology to differentiate instruction for students. Please indicate where you are with the implementation of the following instructional goals and approaches using the provided scale.
Doing this
Considering this
No plans
Would like training
Facilitate a class discussion
Facilitate my students setting learning goals that we can track together
Provide remediation activities
Show my students how to access adaptive tools such as text-to-speech and speech-to-text
Support differentiation of products by providing my students with a variety of tools and options
Support my students in developing a digital portfolio for self-assessment/reflection
Support my students using digital concept-mapping tools or graphic organizers
Use choice boards or hyperdocs
Use digital badging to recognize mastery
Use digital tools to create rubrics to support differentiation of products
Use online formative assessments to identify and form flexible groups
Use videos or audio recordings in addition to written directions and reading selections that my students can access/revisit as needed
Use webquests or breakout activities
Use generative AI tools in my classroom
14.How often do you ask your students how they are using digital tools and resources outside of school to self-direct their own learning around areas of personal interest, not just for schoolwork?
15.What is your current level of familiarity with the term “computational thinking?”
16.The following digital citizenship topics relate to personal safety, privacy, and responsible online behavior. How frequently do you talk to your students about these topics to make sure they understand it and know why it's important?
Being empathetic and kind online
Being safe with others online
Identifying the risks and potential consequences of sexually explicit content
Maintaining privacy from corporations
Managing technology use
Participating in online public forums, including social media
Protecting personal and private information online
Responding to cyberbullying
Using digital communication tools with an audience in mind
Using technology to learn new things
17.How would you rate your students’ skills related to personal safety, privacy, and responsible online behavior?
18.The following digital citizenship skills are related to digital literacy, responsible technology use, and ethical online conduct. How often do you discuss with your students the significance of understanding and using technology responsibly and ethically?
Appreciating that everyone has digital rights
Being an informed consumer
Being aware that companies profit from increasing the time users spend online
Understanding algorithms and how they affect everyday experiences
Understanding how bias and unequal access to technology impact society
Understanding how technology features are designed to increase time spent online
Understanding laws that apply to digital tools
19.How would you rate your students’ skills related to digital literacy, responsible technology use, and ethical online conduct?
20.What digital citizenship themes do you need training on in order to better support your students’ skill development and awareness? Check all that apply.
21.Imagine you are in charge of building a new school. Rate the following tools and approaches based on their potential to help students be the most successful with their learning.
Most helpful
Somewhat helpful
Less helpful
Not at all helpful
AI-powered adaptive learning platforms that personalize lessons for each student
Chromebook, laptop, or tablet for every student
Coding or computer programming resources
Collaboration tools to use in projects
Digital commerce space for students
Digital, vid​​eo, or online games
Fully online classes
Online animations, simulations, or virtual labs
Online databases for research projects
Most helpful
Somewhat helpful
Less helpful
Not at all helpful
Online textbooks or curriculum
Online tutors
Online videos and movies
Project-based learning experiences that address real-world issues
Teachers assigned as mentors for every student
Tools to facilitate student-teacher communications
Tools to help students create media projects
Virtual reality experiences and hardware
Virtual voice assistants such as Siri, Alexa or Google
22.Which of these support tools, resources, or information would support your use of technology within classroom instruction? 
Very helpful
Somewhat helpful
Less helpful
Confidence that my students have access to consistent and safe internet outside of school
Curated set of resources organized by content area, standards, and skill level
Information about classroom management strategies using digital resources
List of recommended resources approved by my district
Online tools that help me organize and keep track of digital resources I am using
Regular time with a coach or mentor who can help me with lesson development
Rubrics to help evaluate the quality and appropriateness of digital resources
Teacher evaluations of how specific digital resources performed in their classroom
Technology support is available when I need it
Third-party research on the impact of using specific digital tools or resources
Examples of how other teachers are using similar tools or resources in their classroom
23.Which teaching topics or models are you interested in learning about this year as part of professional learning? (Check all that apply)
24.In the past year, which of these things have you done on your own (not district-directed or part of a formalized professional development class) to improve your teaching effectiveness? (Check all that apply)
25.How would you rate your comfort with the following?
Somewhat comfortable
Very comfortable
Allowing student choice about the strategies and tools they use to demonstrate learning
Allowing student choice in identifying a problem or question to address a learning standard
Allowing students to set their own learning goals and plan for how they will learn
Facilitating online remote learning when necessary
Facilitating student collaborations using digital tools
Infusing computational thinking and computer science concepts across all core curriculum
Leveraging technology to differentiate instruction
Partnering with parents to engage with their children around learning goals with provided resources and strategies
Personalizing learning within my classroom for each student
Supporting students' social and emotional well-being
Taking advantage of students' 1:1 access to a mobile device
Teaching positive digital citizenship behaviors and strategies to my students
Using data derived from online tools and apps to inform my instructional practices
Utilizing a learning management system
What could your school principal or district administrator do today to make it easier for you to use technology effectively to support active learning experiences for your students? 
27.Have you used AI tools such as Chat GPT or Google Bard this school year?
28.What is the most important factor school leadership should consider as they develop policies and procedures that address the responsible and ethical use of AI tools by students?
29.What potential challenges do you see with using Chat GPT and similar tools in the classroom? (Check all that apply)
30.What potential benefits do you see with using Chat GPT and similar tools in the classroom? (Check all that apply)
31.How can technology be better used at your school to transform learning for all students?  What are your recommendations for your district leadership? 
32.How would you evaluate your skills using online and digital resources and tools to support student learning in your classroom compared to other faculty in your school?
33.Thinking about all the ways you use technology in your classroom, what is the best example that you would like to share with other teachers?
34.We are interested in your views on the climate and culture at your school. Please share with us your level of agreement with these statements. Assume that we are asking you about how you feel most of the time.

Consider the following classroom decisions about the effective use of educational technology that educators make.  Do you agree that you are empowered or respected as a professional with expertise to make these decisions?  ​Check all that apply. ​​​ 
35.Agree or disagree: I feel empowered as a professional in my school to make decisions everyday about the instructional practices and use of resources that will have a positive impact on my students’ learning.
36.At the end of this school year, how many years of teaching experience will you have?
37.Racial/Ethnic/Cultural Identity
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