Bay Colony Technology Where are we, where do we go from here?
Agenda Texas STaR, a brief overview Why is technology important? Technology at Bay Colony, STaR results Conclusion/Recommendations
Texas STaR School Technology and Readiness “an online resource tool for self assessment of your campus’ and district’s efforts to effectively integrate technology across the curriculum.” (http://starchart.esc12.net)
STaR Chart Domains Teaching and Learning Educator Preparation Administration and Support Infrastructure
Why do we care about technology?
Technology… Technology Literacy is required by NCLB Motivates our students Helps students learn more Increases collaborative and student driven work.
Bay Colony Technology
Bay Colony Trends 2006-2009
Are we stuck in development? Strengths Internet access and connectivity speed Communication and Collaboration Weaknesses Students per computer Access to professional development Lack of other classroom technology
Where do we go from here? Recommendations Obtain technology inventory and develop long range acquisition plan Include technology in CIP Consider a full time dedicated instructional technology specialist for the campus. Provide mini trainings that help teachers integrate technology into lessons