Conclusion</li></li></ul><li>The Texas STaR Chart<br />An assessment tool developed around four key areas of the Texas Long Range Plan for Technology. <br />Designed to help teachers, campuses, and districts to determine their progress toward meeting their goals.<br />
The Texas STaR Chart cont.<br />Assist in the measurement of the impact to improve student learning through the use of technology as specified in NCLB.<br />Enables teachers to see the expectations for Technology and Instruction.<br />Self-assess their progress towards meeting <br />These expectations.<br />
The 4 Key Areas<br /><ul><li>Teaching and Learning
What the Data Means<br />Strengths <br />Direct connectivity to Internet in 100% of classroom/library<br />Other classroom technology<br />Local Area Network<br />Technical support available <br />4 or less students per computer <br />Areas of Concerns<br />Online learning<br />Professional Development experiences<br />Budget<br />Patterns of classroom use<br />Capability of educators<br />
Next Step<br /><ul><li>Create and implement lesson plans that use technology and higher order thinking skills.
Attend staff development provided by the district to support the goals of the district.
Use planning time to collaborate with colleagues.</li></li></ul><li>Conclusion<br />Teaching and Learning<br />+<br />Educator Preparation and Development<br />+<br />Leadership, Administration and Instructional Support<br />+<br />Infrastructure for Technology<br />=<br />Student Academic Success<br />