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T E X A S S Ta R C H A R T

  1. 1. TEXAS STaR CHART<br />Bellville Junior High<br />Bellville ISD<br />Nathan Smith<br />
  2. 2. Why Are We Here?<br />Today’s Goal:<br />Discuss status of the Integration of Technology into the Curriculum at Bellville Jr. High<br />Agenda:<br />Background- 4 Areas of Texas Long Range Plan and Texas Star Chart<br />BJHS Current Level of Technology Integration<br />Suggested Actions for Current Improvement<br />
  3. 3. Long Range Plan for Technology<br />The Texas Long Range Plan for Technology (LRPT) 2006-2020 <br /> “directly supports the mission of Texas Public Education by ensuring and engaging, relevant and future- focused system… preparing each student for success and productivity as a lifetime learner, a world- communicator, a competitive and creative knowledge worker, and an engaged contributing member of the emerging global digital society.”<br /> LRPT 2006-2020. pg viii<br />
  4. 4. What is the Texas Star Chart?<br />A tool used to help all Texas teachers to find effective ways to use technology in their curriculum.<br />Helps determine the progress toward meeting the goals of the Texas Long Range Plan for Technology and District Goals.<br /> It is to help teachers set goals for their use of technology to support student achievement. <br />Helps identify the needs for on-going professional development.<br />http://starchart.esc12.net/<br />
  5. 5. Star Chart Key Areas<br />The Texas Star was developed into four key areas:<br />Teaching And Learning<br />Educator Preparation and Development<br />Leadership, Administration and Instructional Support<br />Infrastructure for Technology<br />
  6. 6. How is the Star Chart Scored?<br />
  7. 7. What does BJHS’s Chart look like?<br />
  8. 8. How Can We Improve?<br />Teacher and Learning Goals:<br />To development lessons plans incorporating the K-12 Technology TEKS and implement them in student- centered learning experiences.<br />Encourage the integration of existing technology and other resources into classroom instruction<br />Educator Preparation Goals:<br />Implement strategies to promote students participation in collaborative learning communities<br />Provide Educators varied types of Educator development for technology integration<br />
  9. 9. How Can We Improve?, Continued. <br />Leadership Skills Goals<br />Develop a Campus Plan that is technology oriented and that include goals for online learning and technology benchmarks. <br />Establish technology leaders and teacher partnerships to participate in technology integration learning communities<br />Infrastructure Goals<br />Have at least two computers in each classroom that are accessible by all students<br />Try to decrease the student to computer ratio<br />