Weatherford High School…Aiming for the Stars<br />
Agenda<br /><ul><li>What is the Texas STaR Chart?
The four areas of the STaR Chart
State Data & Local Trends
Strengths and Weaknesses of WHS</li></li></ul><li>What is the Texas STaR Chart?<br /><ul><li>School Technology and Readiness
 Developed around four key areas of the Long-Range Plan for Technology, 2006-2020
 Designed for use in technology planning, budgeting for resources, and evaluation
 Produces a profile of your campus’ status toward reaching technology goals</li></li></ul><li>Four Areas of the STaR Chart...
Educator Preparation and Development
Leadership, Administration, and Instructional Support
Infrastructure for Technology</li></li></ul><li>Teaching and Learning<br /><ul><li>Technology brings the world to the clas...
Teachers must be facilitators, mentors, and co-learners
Students must have access to relevant technologies, tools, resources and services for individualized instruction 24 hours ...
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  1. 1. Weatherford High School…Aiming for the Stars<br />
  2. 2. Agenda<br /><ul><li>What is the Texas STaR Chart?
  3. 3. The four areas of the STaR Chart
  4. 4. State Data & Local Trends
  5. 5. Strengths and Weaknesses of WHS</li></li></ul><li>What is the Texas STaR Chart?<br /><ul><li>School Technology and Readiness
  6. 6. Developed around four key areas of the Long-Range Plan for Technology, 2006-2020
  7. 7. Designed for use in technology planning, budgeting for resources, and evaluation
  8. 8. Produces a profile of your campus’ status toward reaching technology goals</li></li></ul><li>Four Areas of the STaR Chart<br /><ul><li>Teaching and Learning
  9. 9. Educator Preparation and Development
  10. 10. Leadership, Administration, and Instructional Support
  11. 11. Infrastructure for Technology</li></li></ul><li>Teaching and Learning<br /><ul><li>Technology brings the world to the classroom and provides tools to see the world beyond current boundaries
  12. 12. Teachers must be facilitators, mentors, and co-learners
  13. 13. Students must have access to relevant technologies, tools, resources and services for individualized instruction 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
  14. 14. Students communicate effectively in a variety of formats for diverse audiences.
  15. 15. NCLB says 8th graders must be </li></ul> technology literate<br />
  16. 16. Educator Preparation and Development<br /><ul><li>On-going professional development
  17. 17. Securing time, resources, and models for teaching technology
  18. 18. SBEC Technology Application Standards Met
  19. 19. 30% of budget allocated for professional development</li></li></ul><li>Leadership, Administration, and Instructional Support<br /><ul><li>Technology plan is a large part of Campus Improvement Plan
  20. 20. Use data effectively to make decisions
  21. 21. Promote community awareness of learning opportunities through technology
  22. 22. Technical support is available at campus and district level
  23. 23. Acceptable Use Policies are board approved</li></li></ul><li>Infrastructure for Technology<br /><ul><li>Equitable access to all e-learning
  24. 24. High-speed connectivity in all classrooms
  25. 25. Technical assistance for teaching and learning
  26. 26. Host large volumes of digital content through video, voice, and data</li></li></ul><li>Where is the State in 2008?<br />
  27. 27. WHS Campus Trends<br />
  28. 28. A look at WHS…<br />Strengths<br />Infrastructure for Technology<br /><ul><li>Four or less students per Internet connected computer
  29. 29. 75% of rooms have direct connectivity
  30. 30. Computer per educator
  31. 31. Network access for print/file sharing
  32. 32. Online learning with video streaming and podcasts</li></ul>Weaknesses<br />Educator Preparation<br /><ul><li>Most teachers have completed professional development with technology in content area
  33. 33. Teachers demonstrate two-three SBEC Tech Standards
  34. 34. 9-18 hours of technology professional development offered each year</li></li></ul><li>Conclusions<br /><ul><li>Weatherford High School is Advanced in 3 out of the 4 areas of the Texas STaR Chart
  35. 35. Our weakest area is Educator Preparation with a score of 13 in 2008-09
  36. 36. Our strongest area is Infrastructure for Technology with a score of 17 in 2008-09
  37. 37. Our long-term goal for all four areas is Target Tech which requires a score of 21.</li></li></ul><li>Want to know more?<br /><ul><li>Texas STaR Chart</li></ul>http://starchart.esc12.net/<br /><ul><li>Texas Long-Range Plan for Technology, </li></ul> 2006-2020<br />http://www.tea.state.tx.us/technology/lrpt/lrpt_lrpt.html<br />

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