Texas STaR Chart<br />A Self-Assessment Tool for Integration of Technology <br />And it’s applications for Whitewright High School<br />
Training Agenda<br />Introduction<br />What is a STaR Chart?<br />Whitewright High School STaR Chart Findings<br />Areas of Focus<br />Conclusion<br />
What is a STaR Chart?<br />STaR is an acronym that stands for School Technology and Readiness.<br />All applications for state funded technology grants require a completed campus or district Texas STaR Chart profile.<br /> The Texas 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 their district.<br />
The Texas Teacher STaR Chart has been developed around the four key areas of the Long-Range Plan for Technology, 2006-2020: Teaching and Learning; Educator Preparation and Development; Leadership, Administration and Instructional Support; and Infrastructure for Technology.<br />The STaR Chart is completed annually by campus principals or administrators.<br />
The Texas Teacher STaR Chart Will Help Teachers Answer the Following Critical Questions:<br />What is my current educational technology profile in the areas of Teaching and Learning and Educator Preparation and Development? <br />What is my knowledge of online learning, technology resources, instructional support, and planning on my campus? <br />What evidence can be provided to demonstrate my progress in meeting the goals of the Long Range Plan for Technology and No Child Left Behind, Title II, Part D? <br />In what areas can I improve my level of technology integration to ensure the best possible teaching and learning for my students? <br />What are the technology standards required of all beginning teachers and recommended for all current Texas teachers?<br />
STaR Chart Website<br />The website is found at http://starchart.esc12.net/. The following items can found on this website:<br />Access to Statewide Summary Data <br />Access to Campus Data Search<br />Texas Teacher STaR Online Training<br />Texas Campus STaR Online Training<br />Links to useful websites such as The US Department of Education or NCLB.<br />
Example of a STaR Chart Summary for Whitewright High School <br />http://starchart2.esc12.net/campusSearchlist.aspx?foryear=20082009&district=whitewright&campus=whitewright<br />
Whitewright High School Texas Campus STaR Chart<br />Key Areas Summary<br />2005-2008<br />
Whitewright High School STaR Chart Summary<br />Key Area 1 – Teaching and Learning<br />Key Area 2 – Educator Preparation and Development<br />Key Area 3 – Leadership, Admin., Instructional Support<br />Key Area 4 – Infrastructure for Technology<br />
Data Trends<br />*At least a classification of Advanced Tech. in all areas<br />*Increase in Key Area Totals in Areas I, II, and III.<br />*Slight downward trend in Key Area IV, Infrastructure for Technology.<br />
Conclusions<br />The data highlights where we need to pool our resources: Infrastructure for Technology<br />Our campus is doing a great job overall with technology, but we can use the STaR chart to base future decisions of allocations for resources.<br />Whitewright High School<br />Where the Bell Tolls for Excellence!<br />
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