The STaR chart is a teacher self-assessment of the integration of technology in the curriculum.
Why is STaR important?
We have to be in the game with advancing
technology in our classrooms!
As part of NCLB all teachers must be literate in the use of technology, as well as, integrating technology into the curriculum.
The StaR Chart is aligned to the Texas Long-Range Plan for Technology and allows teachers to assess their own knowledge technology use for planning and instruction.
What does the STaR chart do for our campus?
Helps determine what campus and/or individual professional development may be needed
Provides data to determine state progress towards technology goals
Provides data to determine needed resources and/or grants
Helps determine needed funding to fulfill the needs of teachers and students
Conceptualizes campus and district technology vision
What is the rating system?
There are four levels:
Target Tech =
What is the rating system?
There are four key areas with six subcategories for each area
Teaching and Learning
Educational Preparation and Development
Leadership, Administration and Instructional Support
Infrastructure for Technology
How are we scored?
Through a survey addressing all four areas (six subcategories per area) teachers will assess themselves as
The total points will be added to determine the key area STaR classification.
Where do we currently fall? (2009/2010 data) Key Area Average Rating across subcategories Key Area Total Classification Teaching and Learning 2.3 14 Developing Tech Educator Preparation and Development 1.8 11 Developing Tech Leadership, Administration and Instructional Support 2.1 13 Developing Tech Infrastructure for Techonolgy 2.8 17 Developing Tech
What does this mean?
While our campus is moving toward Advanced and Target Tech, we need to…
Know and consistently use Technology TEKS
Have 26-50% of students mastering technology TEKS
move to more student-centered learning using technology
increase use of technology and web based lessons
incorporate Technology TEKS into subject areas
How do I access the STaR Chart? Texas STaR Chart http://starchart.esc12.net/ http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=5082&menu_id=2147483665 Texas Long-Range Technology Plan To access the Long-Range Plan click below
In conclusion ….
Knowledge of individual technology use is important for reaching our goal
The Teacher STaR Chart provides this!
Knowledge of campus technology use is critical for evaluating our progress
Our Campus STaR data provides this!
We are in a technological age where we can use the advantages of technology to benefit our students learning
Every teacher should be fulfilling this!
With continued support from our teachers, students and administration we can reach the Target goal!