Texas STaR Chart Travis IntermediateConroe ISD Where we stand technologically…
Agenda What is the Texas STaR Chart? How will the Texas STaR Chart help me as a teacher? Four Key Areas Where does the information on the Texas STaR Chart come from? Travis’ STaR Chart Summary Final Thoughts
What is the Texas Star Chart? STaR stands for School Technology and Readiness. “The Texas Teacher STaR Chart is designed to help teachers, campuses, and districts determine their progress toward meeting the goals of the Long-Range Plan for Technology, as well as meeting the goals of their district” (http://starchart.esc12.net/history.html) Texas Teacher STaR Chart http://starchart.esc12.net/docs/TxTSC.pdf Texas Campus STaR Chart http://starchart.esc12.net/docs/TxCSC.pdf
How will the Texas STaR Chart help me as a Teacher? It is a way to gauge the teacher’s progress in integrating technology into teaching and learning Provide data that can support the need for grants or other resources Determine funding priorities based on teacher and classroom needs Assist teachers in determining professional development needs based on a current educational technology profile
Four Key Areas of the Texas Star Chart Each of the four key area links below is broken down into four levels of progress: Early Tech Developing Tech Advanced Tech Target Tech (the ultimate goal!!!) Teaching and Learning Educator Preparation and Development Leadership, Administration and Instructional Support Infrastructure for Technology Click on each link
Where does the information come from? Surveys, consisting of 24 responses, are conducted campus-wide The surveys are compiled to create the Texas STaR Chart for each campus/district For directions on how to take the survey, please visit the link and scroll down to the ‘Teacher Profile’ header http://starchart.esc12.net/faqprofile.html#teacherProfile Tutorial Website for Teachers: Teacher Tutorial
Travis’ STaR Chart Summary Totals: 6-8 Early Tech 9-14 Developing Tech 15-20 Advanced Tech 21-24 Target Tech
Final Thoughts The Texas STaR Chart is vital to our school receiving state-funding for technology. ‘Educator Preparation & Development’ is still in the ‘Developing Tech’ classification…all others have an ‘Advanced Tech’ classification. Continue working toward the common goal of ‘Target Tech’!!!