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  • 1. Carver STaR Chart2007-2008
    Moving Toward Target Tech for Our 21st Century Learners
  • 2. Why Are We Here?
    Today’s Goal:
    Discuss Status of Integration of Technology into the Curriculum at Carver
    Background: Texas Long Range Plan for Technology and STaR Chart
    Carver’s Current Level of Technology Integration
    Suggested Actions for Continued Improvement
  • 3. Long Range Plan for Tech
    The Texas Long-Range Plan for Technology (LRPT), 2006-2020 “directly supports the Mission of Texas Public Education by ensuring an engaging, relevant, and future-focused system…preparing each student for success and productivity as a lifetime learner, a world-class communicator, a competitive and creative knowledge worker, and an engaged and contributing member of the emerging global digital society.”
    LRPT 2006-2020, pg viii
  • 4. Purpose of STaR Chart
    • Determine progress toward meeting the goals of the TexasLong-Range Plan for Technology, as well as district goals
    • 5. Assist in measuring efforts to improve student learning through technology use as specified in NCLB, Title II, Part D
    • 6. Identify needs for on-going professional development and raise awareness of research-based instructional goals
  • STaR Chart Data Collection
    • Teachers are required to complete the STaR Chart survey online annually for federally mandated reporting
    • 7. The annual STaR Chart survey gauges progress toward integrating technology into the school and curriculum
    • 8. Teachers’ scores are averaged and taken into account when principal completes and submits Campus STaR chart to TEA
  • STaR Chart Key Areas
    The Texas School Technology and Readiness (STaR) Chart has been developed based on the four key areas of the LRPT:
    • Teaching and Learning
    • 9. Educator Preparation and Development
    • 10. Leadership, Administration and Instructional Support
    • 11. Infrastructure for Technology
  • STaR Chart Key Area Ratings
    A teacher’s and campus’s key area ratings fall in one of four categories:
  • 12. Carver Key Area Ratings
    In 2007-2008, Carver staff rated the campus as follows:
  • 13. The Goal
    The goal for all campuses in Texas in all four key areas is
  • 14. Carver Compared to Target Tech
  • 15. Teaching and Learning Goals
    To move toward Target Tech in Teaching and Learning, Carver and GISD staff should set goals to:
    • Develop and implement exemplary lessons incorporating K-2 Technology Applications TEKS and model student-centered learning experiences
    • 16. Encourage and model the daily integration of existing technology and digital resources into regular classroom instruction
  • Educator Preparation Goals
    To move toward Target Tech in Educator Preparation and Development, Carver and GISD staff should set goals to:
    • Provide varied types of professional development on technology integration
    • 17. In PD offerings, integrate strategies for promoting students’ higher-order thinking and participation in collaborative learning communities
  • Leadership Goals
    To move toward Target Tech in Leadership, Administration, and Instructional Support, Carver and GISD staff should set goals to:
    • Develop a technology-rich Campus Plan including goals for online learning and annual technology benchmarkssupported by campus funds
    • 18. Establish true teacher cadres including identified campus technology leaders to participate in technology integration learning communities
  • Infrastructure Goals
    To move toward Target Tech in Infrastructure for Technology, Carver and GISD staff should set goals to:
    • Arrange classrooms so the single computer in the room is accessible to and regularly used by students
    • 19. Decrease the student to computer ratio by funding and adding mobile technology solutionsand add additional technologies as funds allow
  • Recap
    • Carver scores at Developing and Advanced Tech in the four key areas of the Texas STaR Chart (based on LRPT)
    • 20. The goal for Carver and all Texas schools is to reach Target Tech Status
    • 21. For the long-term benefit of our 21st Century Learners, we can take the necessary steps to reach target tech
  • On The Road…
    Grab your technology licenses…
    …with some teamwork and effort…
    …Carver will be on the road to…
    …TARGET TECH!!!!
  • 22. Credits and Notes…
    This presentation was created in June 2009 as part of an assignment for Lamar University graduate course EDLD 5306 Concepts of Educational Technology
    Background information on STaR Chart and Carver data gathered from STaR Chart website at
    All clip-art and some photos from Microsoft Clip-Art Collection Unless Otherwise Noted
    Other Photos Used Under Creative Commons Licenses as Follows:
    Teaching & Learning Slide – Classroom with Document Camera and Projector
    Educator Preparation Slide – Teachers Learning on Laptops
    Infrastructure Slide– Students and Laptops