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Houston Academy Technology
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  • 1. Houston Academy<br />Teaching and Learning<br /> through Technology<br />Preparing students for the 21st Century<br />
  • 2. Technology and the future for students at Houston Academy<br />There is no question that technology skills will be essential in our ever changing society. Houston is dedicated to equipping students with the tools necessary to meet the technology standards as described in the Technology Application TEKS.<br />Children have much to gain from the use of technology across the curriculum and teachers are the key.<br />
  • 3. Agenda<br /><ul><li>Long-Range Plan for Technology 2006-2020
  • 4. Teacher Expectation
  • 5. What is Star?
  • 6. Texas Campus STaR Chart Summary 2008-2009
  • 7. Websites with Technology Information
  • 8. Questions and Answers
  • 9. Conclusion</li></li></ul><li>Long Range Plan for Technology 2006-2010<br />Teaching and Learning <br />All learners: <br /><ul><li> access to technology
  • 10. collaborate to solve real world problems
  • 11. improve academic achievement across curriculum
  • 12. communicate effectively through technology</li></li></ul><li>plan continued…..<br />Educator Preparation and Development<br />All educators:<br /><ul><li>graduate from program that models tech plan
  • 13. use technology effectively in teaching and learning
  • 14. develop learning environment using technology
  • 15. ensure integration across curriculum</li></li></ul><li>plan continued….<br />Leadership, Administration and Instructional Support<br />All Leaders:<br /><ul><li>develop budget for technology
  • 16. create innovative environment that maximizes learning
  • 17. offer expended curriculum to students
  • 18. provide staff development
  • 19. expect and plan appropriate technology use
  • 20. use data for decision making</li></li></ul><li>plan continued….<br />Infrastructure<br />An infrastructure system provides:<br /><ul><li>access to all e-learning technologies
  • 21. just-in-time technical assistance
  • 22. ensure all data is secure/accurate
  • 23. support accessibility for all users</li></li></ul><li>What is expected of teachers?Accept ChangeProfessional DevelopmentUse Technology to InstructCollaborateContinue to Learn<br />
  • 24. What is STaR?<br />School Technology and Readiness<br />The Texas Teacher STaR Charts is an assessment tool developed around the four key areas of the Texas Long Range Plan for Technology.<br />
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  • 26. Websites to review for information on technology<br /><br /><br /><br />
  • 27. Questions/AnswersConclusion:Technology plays an increasingly critical role in developing productive citizens who are critical thinkers and problem solvers. Aldine/ Houston will provide a model for teachers to use in integrating technology in every subject area. Students will demonstrate mastery of benchmarks by creating products and participating in learning activities using technology as a tool for success. To accomplish this We Need You!<br />