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  1. 1. Weatherford High School Using Technology to Reach for the STARS
  2. 2. AgendaAgenda What is the STaR Chart?What is the STaR Chart? The four areas of the Star Chart.The four areas of the Star Chart. State Data and Local TrendsState Data and Local Trends Strengths and Weaknesses of WHSStrengths and Weaknesses of WHS
  3. 3. What is the Texas STaR Chart?What is the Texas STaR Chart? SSchoolchool TTechnologyechnology aandnd RReadinesseadiness Developed around the four key areas of theDeveloped around the four key areas of the Long-Range Plan for Technology, 2006-2020Long-Range Plan for Technology, 2006-2020 Designed for technology planning, budgetingDesigned for technology planning, budgeting for resources, and evaluationfor resources, and evaluation Produces a profile of your campus’ statusProduces a profile of your campus’ status toward reaching technology goalstoward reaching technology goals
  4. 4. Four Areas of the STaR ChartFour Areas of the STaR Chart Teaching and LearningTeaching and Learning Educator Preparation and DevelopmentEducator Preparation and Development Leadership, Administration, andLeadership, Administration, and Instructional SupportInstructional Support Infrastructure for TechnologyInfrastructure for Technology
  5. 5. Teaching and LearningTeaching and Learning Technology brings the world to the classroom and providesTechnology brings the world to the classroom and provides tools to see the world beyond current boundariestools to see the world beyond current boundaries Teachers must be facilitators, mentors and co-learnersTeachers must be facilitators, mentors and co-learners Students must have access to relevant technologies, tools,Students must have access to relevant technologies, tools, resources and services for individualized instruction 24 hoursresources and services for individualized instruction 24 hours a day/7days a weeka day/7days a week Students communicate effectively in a variety of formats forStudents communicate effectively in a variety of formats for diverse audiencesdiverse audiences NCLB says 8NCLB says 8thth graders must be technology literategraders must be technology literate
  6. 6. Educator Preparation and DevelopmentEducator Preparation and Development On-going professional developmentOn-going professional development Securing time, resources and models forSecuring time, resources and models for teaching technologyteaching technology SBEC Technology Application Standards MetSBEC Technology Application Standards Met 30% of budget allocated for professional30% of budget allocated for professional developmentdevelopment
  7. 7. Leadership, Administration, andLeadership, Administration, and Instructional SupportInstructional Support Technology is a large part of the CampusTechnology is a large part of the Campus Improvement PlanImprovement Plan Use data effectively to make decisionsUse data effectively to make decisions Promote community awareness ofPromote community awareness of learning opportunities through technologylearning opportunities through technology Technical support is available at districtTechnical support is available at district and campus leveland campus level Acceptable Use Policies are boardAcceptable Use Policies are board approvedapproved
  8. 8. Infrastructure for TechnologyInfrastructure for Technology Equitable access to all e-learningEquitable access to all e-learning High-speed connectivity in all classroomsHigh-speed connectivity in all classrooms Technical assistance for teaching andTechnical assistance for teaching and learninglearning Host large volumes of digital content throughHost large volumes of digital content through video, voice, and datavideo, voice, and data
  9. 9. Where is the State in 2010?Where is the State in 2010?
  10. 10. WHS CampusWHS Campus TrendsTrends Early Tech 6-8Early Tech 6-8 Developing Tech 9-14Developing Tech 9-14 Advanced Tech 15-20Advanced Tech 15-20 Target Tech 21-24Target Tech 21-24
  11. 11. A look at WHS…..A look at WHS….. Strengths – InfrastructureStrengths – Infrastructure for Technologyfor Technology Four or less students perFour or less students per internet connectedinternet connected computercomputer 75% of rooms have direct75% of rooms have direct connectivityconnectivity Computer per educatorComputer per educator Network access forNetwork access for print/file sharingprint/file sharing Online learning with videoOnline learning with video streaming and podcastsstreaming and podcasts Weaknesses – EducatorWeaknesses – Educator PreparationPreparation Most teachers haveMost teachers have completed professionalcompleted professional development withdevelopment with technology in contenttechnology in content areaarea Teachers demonstrateTeachers demonstrate two-three SBEC Techtwo-three SBEC Tech StandardsStandards 9-18 hours of technology9-18 hours of technology professional developmentprofessional development offered each yearoffered each year
  12. 12. ConclusionsConclusions WHS has one Target Tech, two AdvancedWHS has one Target Tech, two Advanced Tech, and one Developing TechTech, and one Developing Tech Our weakest area is Educator PreparationOur weakest area is Educator Preparation and Developmentand Development Our long term goal is to make all fourOur long term goal is to make all four areas a Target Tech which requires aareas a Target Tech which requires a score of 21 in each areascore of 21 in each area
  13. 13. Want to know more….Want to know more…. Texas STaR ChartTexas STaR Chart  http://starchart.esc12.net/http://starchart.esc12.net/ Texas Long Range Plan for Technology,Texas Long Range Plan for Technology, 2006-20202006-2020  http://www.tea.state.tx.us/technology/Irpt/Irpt_Irpt.hhttp://www.tea.state.tx.us/technology/Irpt/Irpt_Irpt.h

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