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  • 1. S chool T echnology a nd R eadiness Texas STaR Chart 2009-2010 Dan F. Long Middle School Created by James Otto for Lamar University Med Program EDLD 5352 (Click on the school to go to the next slide)
  • 2. Introduction of the StaR Chart
    • What is the STaR chart?
    • What is the Purpose of the STaR chart?
    • What is Measured in the STaR Chart?
    • How does DFL measure up?
    • Where does OUR campus go from here?
  • 3. What is the STaR Chart
    • STaR --- Stands for Student Technology and Readiness
    • The STaR Chart is a survey that is completed yearly by all staff members to measure various aspects of technology readiness
  • 4. Purpose of the STaR Chart
    • The 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 the district.
    • The Texas Teacher STaR Chart can assist in the measurement of the impact of state and local efforts to improve student learning through the use of technology as specified in No Child Left Behind, Title II, Part D. It can also identify needs for on-going professional development and raise awareness of research-based instructional goals.
  • 5. What is measured in the STaR Chart ?
    • The STaR Chart is an assessment tool used to measure the four key areas of the Texas Long Range Plan for Technology:
    • Teaching and Learning
    • Educator Preparation and Development
    • Leadership, Administration and Instructional Support
    • Infrastructure for Technology
  • 6. Measuring the STaR Chart cont.
    • Once all surveys have been collected the data is then compiled and placed in four classifications based on the responses.
    • Early Tech
    • Developing Tech
    • Advanced Tech
    • Target Tech
  • 7. How does the DFL Measure Up?
  • 8. Measuring Up cont…
    • While our campus is currently scoring at the Advanced Tech classification in each of the four areas there is still room for improvement. Specifically our weakest areas were
    • Teaching and Learning
    • Educator Preparation and Development
  • 9. Where does DFL go from here?
    • At your table, discuss ways in which our campus can raise our scores to Target Tech classifications within the next two years.
    • Reflect on the following questions:
    • How proficient are your technology skills?
    • How often do I use technology in the classroom?
    • What technologies are used in my classroom and with what effect on student learning?
    • Has student achievement increased as a result of technology use?
    • How can I improve my technology skills to be a better teacher in the 21 st century
  • 10. Resources
    • STaR Chart Information was taken from the following
    • Specifc Campus STaR
    • carrollton&campus =long