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