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  • 1. Sam Houston Math, Science & Technology Center Texas Campus STaR Chart and Long-Range Plan for Technology 2006-2020
  • 2. Agenda
    • Sam Houston Campus Goals
    • Texas Long-Range Plan Goals
    • Texas STaR Charts Use
    • Sam Houston STaR Charts Comparisons
    • Campus Statewide Summary
    • Conclusion / Questions?
  • 3. Sam Houston Campus Goals
    • Improve TAKS Math and Science scores using online resources.
    • Reduce failure rates by enrollment in online courses such as Apex Learning.
    • Increase graduation rate through Virtual School and web-based courses.
  • 4. Texas Long-Range Plan Goals in 2020
    • Learners utilize technology.
    • Educators are effective integrators of technology.
    • Leaders maintain a “technologically-rich environment”.
    • Infrastructure system supports school community.
  • 5. Texas STaR Chart Use
    • Provides evidence if campus is meeting goals of Long-Range Plan.
    • Provides evidence that technology integration is occurring in instruction.
    • Helps campus’ determine their technological needs.
    • Helps district determine funding needs.
    • Helps document progress of NCLB technology literacy requirements.
  • 6. STaR Chart Comparison Data
  • 7. Levels of Progress
    • Early Tech
    • Developing Tech
    • Advanced Tech
    • Target Tech
  • 8. Four Key Areas
    • Teaching and Learning
    • Educator Preparation and Development
    • Leadership, Administration and Instructional Support
    • Infrastructure for Technology
  • 9. Are We Meeting the Texas Challenge ?
    • Teaching and Learning
      • Integrate technology in instruction
      • Make connections to students’ lives
      • Online learning for students available
      • Insure all students are technologically literate
  • 10. Are We Meeting the Texas Challenge?
    • Preparation and Professional Development
      • Collaboration among staff
      • Relevant teacher prep programs
      • Online learning is available
      • Changing with changing needs of students
  • 11. Are We Meeting the Texas Challenge?
    • Leadership, Administration and Instructional Support
      • Support ongoing Professional Development
      • Designate time for collaboration
      • Allocate funding for technology and professional development
      • Analyze data to improve technology and its use.
  • 12. Are We Meeting the Texas Challenge?
    • Infrastructure of Technology
      • Improved computer to student ratio
      • Internet and Intranet access
      • Smart Board technology
      • Technical support availability
  • 13. Comparison of Sam Houston and Statewide Data *No Statewide data available for 2008-2009 Advanced Developing Developing Developing Statewide* Advanced Advanced Advanced Developing Sam Houston Infrastructure for Technology Leadership, Administration and Instructional Support Educator Preparation and Development Teaching and Learning 2007-2008
  • 14. Conclusion
    • Looking to the Future
      • Improve integration of technology in the classroom
      • Improve professional development needs of staff
      • Improve overall support for technology by administration and tech support staff
      • Improve Level of Progress to “Target Tech”
  • 15. Citations
    • Texas Education Agency (2006, December). Long-Range Plan for Technology, 2006-2020. Retrieved from on November 29, 2009.
    • Texas Education Agency (2008, September 15). Campus Statewide Summary by Key Area . Retrieved from on November 29, 2009.