What is STaR chart? Teaching and Learning Educator Preparation and Professional Development Leadership, Administration and Instructional Support Infrastructure for Technology How do we rate? What can we do to improve? Summary Agenda
Created by the Texas Education Technology Advisory Committee Provides self reflection for campuses and districts on their effort of integrating technology across the curriculum Provides a profile of the campus status of reaching the goals of the Texas Long-Range Plan for Technology What is STaR chart?
Four ratings: Early Tech, Developing Tech, Advanced Tech, Target Tech Completed by individual teachers each year Used in planning, budgeting, and evaluation What is STaR chart? (cont.)
Teaching and Learning *Students must be active participants in their education. * Teachers must teach their students to be able to determine if sources are credible. *Learning must be connected to students’ lives. *Need to have student centered collabor- ation.
Professional development is necessary to make the move to 21st century education The challenge lies in getting the resources, time, and models needed for professional development. Professional development needs to prepare teachers for the changing education system. Diversity of students Resources available Styles of teaching Preparation and Development of Educators
Administrators must have the skills to lead and nurture technology change and development on their campus. Administrators must include technology goals on the campus improvement plan. Need to provide time and opportunities for professional development Must secure budget for technology Leadership, Administration and Instructional Support
Infrastructure for Technology Connecting schools to the internet, with rapid connectivity. Online learning opportunities need to be available to individualize instruction for students. Technological support and resources must be provided. Teachers must take advantage of the technology resources in their classrooms.
How do we rate?
Technology committee of teachers from each grade level. Technology committee communicates professional development opportunities to the staff. Technology committee members attend technology workshops and bring back the information to the rest of the staff for professional development hours. What can we do to improve?
The STaR chart gives data to show areas our school has weaknesses in. According to our STaR chart reports we need to improve the area of educator preparation and professional development. Technology committee formation can help strengthen this area. For more information go to http://starchart.esc12.net/ Summary