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