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Definition of TheTexasSTaR Chart Texas Long Range Plan Lyles Middle School Results How Do We Improve ? Texas Star Chart
Star Chart- What’s It All About? The Star Chart was developed around four key areas of the Texas Long Range Plan for Technology. Teaching and Learning Educator Preparation & Development Leadership, Admin, Instructional Support Infrastructure for Technology
STaR Chart School Technology and Readiness Chart. Aligned with long range plan for Technology An online resource tool for self-assessment of technology efforts in districts and campuses. Designed to help teachers, campuses and districts meet the goals of the Texas Long Range Plan. A Requirement of NCLB http://starchart.esc12.net/
Texas Long Range Plan Texas Long Range Plan Key Ideas Educator Preparation & Development : Include Technology training in professional development & provide on-going follow-up. Leadership/Instructional Support: Provide Online training 24/7 Infrastructure For Technology: Budget needs to be in place to support /provide soild infrastructure Defining Need For Change: Need to extend learning beyond the classroom The Texas Long Range Plan is a Long Range plan for schools to prepare 21 Century Students for the future.http://www.tea.state.tx.us/technology/lrpt/lrpt_lrpt.html
Star Chart Levels of Progress Early Tech - No campus technology plan. Beginning Stage. 10 or more students per computer Developing Tech- Technology is used regulary. 5-9 students per computer. Advanced Tech- Web based learning available. All rooms are on LAN/WAN. 4 or less students per computer. Target Tech- On demand access for every student. Direct connectivity in every classroom http://starchart.esc12.net/statistics.html
Improvements Lyles has steadily improved in all areas of the STaR Chart each year. We are well on our way to reaching Target Status. The Teaching/Learning category area is the only area that has had the slowest growth. One way to try and increase that growth are as follows: Incorporate projects to generate student presentations Use online book resources as follow-up lessons Take advantage of Plato and Study Island resources to aid with tutorials and individual student progress.
Benefits of STaR Chart Campuses and districts can use the results to help identify current technology status and plan for future goals. The Texas Campus STaR Chart helps schools identify educational technology Needs when applying for grants Education administrators can use the data to determine where to allocate funds Measure the progress of student/teacher integration of technology
Goals The overall goal of the Texas Long Range Plan & STaR Chart is to prepare the 21st Century Students for the future.