Texas StAr Chart Taking New Braunfels Middle School into the future.
Today we will learn… What is the Texas STaR Chart? Why is it important? What is our campus technology rating? How can we improve? Conclusion/Questions
What is the Texas STaR Chart? School Technology and Readiness (STaR) Texas Long-Range Plan for Technology, 2006-2020 http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=5082&menu_id=2147483665
Why is it important? No Child Left Behind Generates data to answer critical questions about Current technology profiles Progress toward goals of Long-Range Plan Improve technology integration
How is our campus rated? 4 Key Areas 1. Teaching and Learning 2. Educator Preparation and Development 3. Leadership, Administration, and Instruction 4. Infrastructure for Technology
Teaching and Learning 6 Categories Patterns of Classroom Use Frequency/Design of Instructional Setting (Highest rating) Content Area Connections Technology Applications (TA) TEKS Implementation Students Mastery of TA Online Learning
Educator Preparation and Development 6 Categories 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
Leadership, Administration, and Instructional Support 6 Categories Leadership and Vision Planning Instructional Support Communication and Collaboration Budget Leadership and Support for Online Learning
Infrastructure for Technology 6 Categories Students per computers Internet Access Connectivity Speed Other Classroom Technology Technical Support Local Area Network Wide Area Network Distance Learning Capacity
What is our campus rating? 4 Possible Ratings 1. Early Tech (6-8) 2. Developing Tech (9-14) 3. Advanced Tech (15-20) 4. Target Tech (21-24)
How can we improve? Embrace technology Familiarize with technology Integrate technology into instruction Ask for help
Conclusion The Texas STaR Chart Is Important Helps meet the needs of the 21st Century learner today Prepares the 21st Century Learner for tomorrow
References: Instructional Materials and Educational Technology Division. (2010). Texas STaR Chart School Technology and Readiness: A Teacher Tool for Planning and Self-Assessing aligned with the Long-Range Plan for Technology, 2006-2020. Texas Education Agency.