STaR Charts “Stay the course, light a star, Change the world, where’er you are.” ~ Richard Le Gallienne
AGENDA What is the Texas Star Chart? Why do we need it? Who uses it? Where does Annie Purl rank in technology performance? How does the STaR Chart measure success? Conclusion
Texas School Technology and Readiness Chart- STaR The Texas StaR chart is an online resource tool for self-assessment of GISD and Annie Purl’s efforts to effectively integrate technology across the curriculum. It is aligned with the Texas Long-Range Plan for Technology, 2006-2020.
The Texas Long-Range Plan for Technology 2006-2020 Goal is to promote academic excellence for all students. Looks at 4 main areas: 1. Teaching and Learning (Focus on learners.) 2. Educator Preparation and Development (Focus is on educators.) 3. Leadership, Administration and Instructional Support (Focus is on leaders.) 4. Infrastructure (Focus is on the infrastructure system.)
Why? To determine progress toward meeting the goals of the Texas Long-Range Plan for Technology. To help meet the requirements of No Child Left Behind (NCLB). Students must be technology literate by the end of the 8th grade. To increase technology-based accountability through targeted planning and budgeting.
Who? Teachers All teachers must complete the Texas STaR Chart annually. This helps determine needed professional development in Technology at the campus and district level. District The Texas Campus STaR Chart produces a profile of the campus toward reaching the goals of the Long Range Plan for Technology and NCLB. http://www.tea.state.tx.us/starchart The Texas Public STaR Chart allow all stakeholders to view the technology readiness of all campuses across the state.
Teaching and LearningScores of 6-8=Early Tech, 9-14=Developing Tech 15-20=Advanced Tech, 21-24=Target Tech Patterns of Classroom Use Frequency/Design of Instructional Setting Content Are Connections Technology Applications TEKS Implementation Student Mastery of Technology Applications Online Learning Focus: ALL Learners
Educator Preparation and DevelopmentScores of 6-8=Early Tech, 9-14=Developing Tech 15-20=Advanced Tech, 21-24=Target Tech Professional Development Experiences Models of Professional Development Capabilities of Educators Access to Professional Development Levels of Understanding and Patterns of Use Professional Development for Online Learning Focus: ALL Educators
Leadership, Administration, and Instructional Support Scores of 6-8=Early Tech, 9-14=Developing Tech, 15-20=Advanced Tech, 21-24=Target Tech Leadership and Vision Planning Instructional Support Communication and Collaboration Budget Leadership and Support for Online Learning Focus: ALL Leaders
Infrastructure for TechnologyScores of 6-8=Early Tech, 9-14=Developing Tech,15-20=Advanced Tech, 21-24=Target Tech Students per Computers Internet Access Connectivity Speed Other Classroom Technology Technical Support Local Area Network Wide Area Network Distance Learning Capacity Focus: Infrastructure System
In Conclusion… Our students must become productive, self-sufficient citizens in the technologically-driven world of the 21st Century. It is our responsibility to give them the skills and tools needed for success. We must stay the course, light their stars, and meet the world where our students are!