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Texas STaR Chart Presentation

  1. 1. Texas STaR Chart<br />Evaluating Lake Worth High School Technology and its Application<br />
  2. 2. Lake Worth High School<br />VISION: <br />The state and community will recognize Lake Worth Independent School District for its exemplary academic performance and outstanding students<br />MISSION: <br /><ul><li>The mission of Lake Worth Independent School District is to enthusiastically provide for all students a high quality instructional program in a caring, positive, safe environment.
  3. 3. With the commitment and dedication, we will lead each student to excel academically, physically, emotionally and socially, so that each will become a dynamic member of society.
  4. 4. The Board of Trustees, District staff, families, community members, and students will create an interactive, responsible learning community focused on student success. </li></li></ul><li>Why Technology<br />“When students are using technology as a tool or a support for communicating with others, they are in an active role rather than the passive role of recipient of information transmitted by a teacher, textbook, or broadcast. The student is actively making choices about how to generate, obtain, manipulate, or display information. Technology use allows many more students to be actively thinking about information, making choices, and executing skills than is typical in teacher-led lessons. Moreover, when technology is used as a tool to support students in performing authentic tasks, the students are in the position of defining their goals, making design decisions, and evaluating their progress.”<br /> Effects of Technology on Classrooms and Students<br /> http://www.ed.gov/pubs/EdReformStudies/EdTech/effectsstudents.html<br />
  5. 5. Texas Long-Range Plan Goals<br />Prepare young citizens to work and thrive in the 21st Century<br />Effectively interact in a global marketplace<br />Educate all stakeholders to support a positive learning environment that embraces success<br />
  6. 6. Texas STaR Chart<br />School Technology and Readiness.<br /> A Teacher Tool for Planning and Self-Assessing aligned with the  Long-Range Plan for Technology, 2006-2020.<br />Links<br />Texas Long Range Plan<br />Texas STaR Chart<br />
  7. 7. Texas STaR Chart<br />Who?<br />Developed by the Texas Education Agency Educational Technology Committee (ETAC)<br />What?<br />On-line resource tool that provides self assessment on a district’s efforts to successfully integrate technology across the curriculum<br />
  8. 8. Texas STaR Chart<br />Why?<br />Produces a profile of a campus’ status toward reaching the goals of Long Range Plan for Technology (LRPT) and No Child Left Behind<br />Where?<br />Information and status can be found online.<br />
  9. 9. Breakdown of the 4 Key Areas<br />Teaching & Learning (TL)<br />Patterns of Classroom Use<br />Frequency/Design of Instructional Setting<br />Content Area Connections<br />Technology Applications (TA) TEKS Implementation<br />Student Mastery of Technology Applications<br />Online Learning<br />
  10. 10. Breakdown of the 4 Key Areas<br />Educator Preparation & Development (EP)<br />Professional Development Experiences<br />Models of Professional Development<br />Capabilities of Educators<br />Access to Professional Development<br />Levels of Understanding & Patterns of Use<br />Professional Development for Online Learning<br />
  11. 11. Breakdown of the 4 Key Areas<br />Leadership, Administration & Instructional Support (L)<br />Leadership and Vision<br />Planning<br />Instructional Support<br />Communication and Collaboration<br />Budget<br />Leadership and Support for Online Learning<br />
  12. 12. Breakdown of the 4 Key Areas<br />Infrastructure for Technology (INF)<br />Students per Computer<br />Internet Access Connectivity Speed<br />Other Classroom Technology<br />Technical Support<br />Local Area Network / Wide Area Network<br />Distance Learning Capacity<br />
  13. 13. What do the Numbers Mean?<br />Each breakdown of the Key Area is assigned a number based on the legend below<br />1 = Early Technology<br />2 = Developing Technology<br />3 = Advanced Technology <br />4 = Target Tech<br />
  14. 14. Where Does LWHS Stand?<br />
  15. 15. Where Does LWHS Stand?<br />
  16. 16. What Next?<br />Evaluate current plans in regards the STaR Chart<br />Develop campus wide planning sessions to define deficiencies<br />Implement planning to improve Developing Technology rankings to Advanced<br />
  17. 17. Texas STaR Chart<br />Evaluating Lake Worth High School Technology and its Application<br />

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