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The Texas Teacher STaR Chart has been developed around the four key areas of the Long-Range Plan for Technology, 2006-2020 : Teaching and Learning; Educator Preparation and Development; Leadership, Administration and Instructional Support; and Infrastructure for Technology .
The Texas Teacher STaR Chart is designed to help teachers, campuses, and districts determine their progress toward meeting the goals of the Long-Range Plan for Technology , as well as meeting the goals of their district.
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has been required to report on the progress of districts receiving funds from No Child Left Behind, Title II, Part D as of January 2002. Title II, Part D reporting requirements for NCLB have been documented as a part of the Texas Campus STaR Chart. The reporting requirements have been an essential part of the process for documenting progress to support continued technology funding.
As of 2008, additional data at the district level is requested for districts receiving Title II, Part D funds (formula and/or competitive). Districts receiving Title II Part D funding are required to report this additional data annually.
Technology Applications Standards for All Teachers
Standard I. All teachers use technology-related terms, concepts, data input strategies and ethical practices to make informed decisions about current technologies and their applications.
Standard II. All teachers identify task requirements, apply search strategies and use current technology to efficiently acquire, analyze, and evaluate a variety of electronic information.
Standard III. All teachers use task-appropriate tools to synthesize knowledge, create and modify solutions and evaluate results in a way that supports the work of individuals and groups in problem-solving situations.
Standard IV . All teachers communicate information in different formats and for diverse audiences.
Standard V. All teachers know how to plan, organize, deliver and evaluate instruction for all students that incorporates the effective use of current technology for teaching and integrating the Technology Applications Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) into the curriculum.
Some teachers in our campus are providing opportunities to our students to use technology in their classrooms. Most of our students have access to computers, video and digital cameras, but we need to increase their opportunities and give them access to more and better equipment.
We are all part of the solution. Our students need us and we have to prepared to help them.
“ In order to continue improvements in teaching and learning in Texas, educators must assure that the knowledge and skills students learn match the knowledge and skills needed to live and work in the 21st Century. Accelerating technological change, rapidly accumulating knowledge, increasing global competition, and rising workforce capabilities around the world make the integration of relevant knowledge and skills essential to our students.”
We have been doing a great job in our school giving our students the best education possible. However, we can do more. We need to make sure that they have access to the tools they will need in the future to be successful.
The State Board of Educator Certifi cation site assists educators in planning for quality technology applications professional development programs as well as providing information on certifications for all professional educators. List books, articles, electronic sources, etc.
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 is a landmark in education reform designed to improve student achievement and change the culture of America’s schools. With passage of No Child Left Behind, Congress reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) —the principal federal law affecting education from kindergarten through high school
The Texas Education Agency website provides immediate information needed daily in schools related to a variety of topics, including assessment, curriculum, teacher resources and grant information. Quick links to Education Service Centers and the State Board for Educator Certification are also provided.
The Technology Applications Teacher Network is a collaborative project between the 20 Texas Education Service Centers and the Texas Education Agency and is designed to provide Texas teachers with resources to implement the Technology Applications Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills in the K-12 classroom and meet No Child Left Behind, Title II, Part D requirements.