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Star Chart Power Point

  1. 1. The Texas STAR Chart The purpose of this presentation is to give a basic outline of the Texas STAR Chart and it’s usefulness in collecting data in relation to technology in today’s school setting.
  2. 2. Background of STAR Chart <ul><li>STAR Chart is the anachronism given to School Technology and Readiness Chart. Basically the STARChart is a measure for districts, educators, and others to gauge the level at which schools can be gauged in terms of ‘technology readiness.’ Information can be drawn from data submitted at both a campus wide and educator levels. </li></ul><ul><li>The are four basic area that are broken into sub groups and then classified into a division identifying whether the campus is at an early, developing, advanced, or target point in its technology status. </li></ul><ul><li>The campus that I teach at seems to be, in terms of reported data, at the developing technology level and has been at this point for the past three years. I believe that this can be viewed both in a satisfactory way and also from a negative standpoint. Positively speaking, I have seen vast improvements over the past three years in all areas even though they are not directly reflected on the STAR Chart. The negative aspect is that one of the areas of greatest needs, in my opinion, is professional development. This area is definitely lacking at our campus and would seem to be the one of the greatest focus. </li></ul><ul><li>Trends in this area on a statewide basis seem to indicate that the other schools in the developing category actually represent the highest percentage of all schools. This again is somewhat positive in that it shows an attempt of the majority to better them in the area of technology. </li></ul><ul><li>My recommendation for remedy in this area would be for schools implement a minimum standard requirement each year for the numbers of educators to receive quality professional development, at least twice a year. </li></ul>
  3. 3. 4 Key Areas of Focus <ul><li>I. Teaching and Learning </li></ul><ul><li>II. Educator Preparation and Development </li></ul><ul><li>III. Leadership, Administration, and Instructional Support </li></ul><ul><li>Iv. Infrastructure for Technology </li></ul>
  4. 4. Key I: Teaching and Learning <ul><li>TL1 Patterns of Classroom Use </li></ul><ul><li>TL2 Frequency/Design of Instructional Setting </li></ul><ul><li>TL3 Content Area Connections </li></ul><ul><li>TL4 Tech Applications TEKS Implementation </li></ul><ul><li>TL5 Students Mastery of Tech Applications </li></ul><ul><li>TL6 Online Learning </li></ul>
  5. 5. Key II: Educator Preparation and Development <ul><li>EP1 Professional Development Experiences </li></ul><ul><li>EP2 Models of Professional Development </li></ul><ul><li>EP3 Capabilities of Educators </li></ul><ul><li>EP4 Access to Professional Development </li></ul><ul><li>EP5 Levels of Understanding and Patterns of Use </li></ul><ul><li>EP6Professional Development for Online Learning </li></ul>
  6. 6. Key III: Leadership, Admin., and Instructional Support <ul><li>L1 Leadership and Vision </li></ul><ul><li>L2 Planning </li></ul><ul><li>L3 Instructional Support </li></ul><ul><li>L4 Communication and Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>L5 Budget </li></ul><ul><li>L6 Leadership and Support for Online Learning </li></ul>
  7. 7. Key IV: Infrastructure for Technology <ul><li>INF1 Students per computers </li></ul><ul><li>INF2 Internet Access and Connectivity Speed </li></ul><ul><li>INF3 Other Classroom Technology </li></ul><ul><li>INF4 Technical Support </li></ul><ul><li>INF5 LAN Wide Area Network </li></ul><ul><li>INF6 Distance Learning Capacity </li></ul>
  8. 8. Granger ISD STAR Chart Results 2006-09
  9. 9. Data Summary <ul><li>Based on the data presented in the GISD STAR Chart table, for the past three years the campus has remained in the Developing Technology classification. Granger is a smaller 1A district and seems to be working to get it’s technology department at the fore front of small schools. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Photos from GISD
  11. 11. Granger Sprinting Toward Tech <ul><li>. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Yours Truly-3rd from the left <ul><li>. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Links to the Related Sites <ul><li>Granger ISD </li></ul><ul><li>An Aggie Adventure in Leadership </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>