A STaR So Bright STaR Chart Findings for Truitt Middle School 2006-2009
Agenda <ul><li> Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>STaR Chart Analysis </li></ul><ul><li> 2006-2009 Truitt STaR Chart Findings </li></ul><ul><li> 2011-2014 Cypress Fairbanks ISD Technology Goals </li></ul><ul><li> Truitt Data </li></ul><ul><li> Strengths and Weaknesses </li></ul>
<ul><li>The Teacher STaR Chart is designed to help school districts meet the goals laid out in the Long-Range Plan for Technology . It collects and analyzes data in regards to the technological progress being made on individual campuses and helps identify needs for on-going professional development. </li></ul>S chool, T echnology a nd R eadiness ( STaR )
STaR Chart <ul><li>Conducted Annually </li></ul><ul><li>Reports results of progress toward the Texas Long-Range Plan for Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Aligned with the National Educational Technology Plan (NETP) </li></ul><ul><li>Results made available to the public </li></ul>
CFISD Technology Goals <ul><li>Provide access to technology for students and teachers and media specialist </li></ul><ul><li>Use technology to enhance the development of language literacy learning and math skills </li></ul><ul><li>Enable students to create and publish documents which incorporate typed text </li></ul><ul><li>Enable students to interact with social studies materials using a multi sensory approach </li></ul><ul><li>Improve students’ ability in obtaining, analyzing and explaining information from various sources </li></ul>
Truitt Strength: <ul><li>“ Infrastructure and Technology.” </li></ul><ul><li>However, we consistently have problems with our district network. Internet resources are constantly in a flux between being block and accepted or the internet bandwidth is not strong enough to handle the numbers of students trying to use it at the same time. Teachers and students are left frustrated and looking for a last minute backup plan. </li></ul>
Truitt Weakness: <ul><li>“ Educator Preparation and Development.” </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers do not want to take the time to attend professional development that over technology applications. The about of teacher development offered through the district and even on the campus is plentiful, but teachers are unwilling to commit time off contract to better their instruction. </li></ul>
In Conclusion <ul><li>The STaR chart provides districts and schools with data to determine the areas of greatest need in order to promote student achievement through technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Truitt Middle School has come a long way in three years, but there is much progress to be made still in order to meet the goals of Cypress Fairbanks’ Technology Plan </li></ul>
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