Spring Meadows has set goals for the integration of technology in our daily instruction and for making progress towards the Texas shared plan for technological integration . In this session, we will review the Texas Long-Range Plan, data from our campus STaR chart and discussion about future professional development needs and adjustments to our campus goals.
Designed to create a technologically integrated education system
Divided into 4 domains
Campus progress towards goal and use of technoglogy evaluated using STaR charts
Evaluation and Accountability
Review Texas Campus STaR Chart to:
Map SME’s progress and technological growth
Determine campus strengths and weaknesses
SME Campus STaR Chart
View Texas and Campus STaR Charts at http://starchart.esc12.net/
4 Key Areas: Teaching & Learning; Educator Preparation and Development; Leadership, Administration and Instructional Support; and Infrastructure for Technology
Teaching and Learning 2 developing Online Learning TL6 2 developing Student Mastery of Technology Applications TL5 2 developing Technology Applications (TA) TEKS Implementation TL4 3 advanced Content Area Connections TL3 2 developing Frequency/Design of Instructional Setting TL2 2 developing Patterns of Classroom Use TL1 Rating total 13/developing Descriptor Sub-area
Educator Preparation and Development 1 early tech Professional Development for Online Learning EP6 2 developing Levels of Understanding and Patterns of Use EP5 2 developing Access to Professional Development EP4 2 developing Capabilities of Educators EP3 2 developing Models of Professional Development EP2 2 developing Professional Development Experience EP1 Rating (total= 11/developing) Descriptor Sub-areas
Leadership, Administration and Instructional Support 2 developing Leadership and Support for Online Learning L6 2 developing Budget L5 3 advanced tech Communication and Collaboration L4 2 developing Instructional Support L3 2 developing Planning L2 2 developing Leadership and Vision L1 Rating (total 13/developing) Descriptor Sub-areas
Infrastructure for Technology 2 developing Distance Learning Capacity INF6 3 advanced Local Area Network/Wide Area Network INF5 2 developing Technical Support INF4 2 developing Other Classroom Technology INF3 3 advanced tech Internet Access and Connectivity INF2 2 developing Students per computer INF1 Rating (total 14 developing) Descriptor Sub-areas
What does this all mean?
SME is comparable to other campuses state wide
Strengths are in areas of communication/collaboration, content area connections and infrastructure as a whole
Weakness: EDUCATOR PREPARATION and DEVELOPMENT
What do we do?
Continue to build on our strengths
Use communication and collaboration to increase technology skills and competency among teachers
Ear mark some of the campus budget for additional professional development, especially for integration of technology in all content areas
FUTURE PLANS Continue to use the Campus STaR Chart, as well as other surveys and assessment tools, to monitor progress and modify our long range plans as necessary to reflect changes while maintaining sight of our ultimate goal.