The Texas STaR Chart is a self-assessment and planning tool for Texas teachers.<br />The STaR Chart is aligned with the Long-Range Plan for Technology, 2006-2020.<br />It assists all Texas teachers in self-assessment to effectively integrate technology across the curriculum.<br />The chart focuses on the four areas of the new long range plan: Teaching and Learning; Educator Preparation and Development; Leadership, Administration and Instructional Support; and Infrastructure for Technology.<br />The levels of progress range from Early Tech to Target Tech.<br />The Texas STaR ChartLink<br />
My campus strengths:<br />Leadership, Administration & Instructional Support and;<br />Infrastructure for Technology<br />My campus weaknesses:<br />Educator Preparation & Development<br />Texas STaR Chart<br />
The EP data reveals that our high school is seriously lacking in Technology professional development.<br />Teachers rated professional development, educator capabilities, access to professional development and online learning the lowest.<br />This is a disturbing trend that I attribute to the push for more and more TAKS professional development.<br />AEIS and AYP have gained ground over Technology in the last few years due to the addition of Special Education students’ scores being included in the calculations. <br />It has become more difficult to be “Recognized” and “Exemplary” with these scores included.<br /> What Trends are Identified?<br />
Classroom visits to assess what technology is available to teachers<br />Weekly emails to the district with tips on using technology<br />An open-door policy to make teachers feel welcome to ask for ideas<br />Group meetings periodically to share ideas and technology lesson plans<br />Sharing useful websites with teachers<br /> What Can be Done?<br />
…because what good is Technology if no one knows what to do with it…<br />
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