Technology in our School Today
Agenda: <ul><li>Something to think about </li></ul><ul><li>Facts </li></ul><ul><li>Texas STaR Chart </li></ul><ul><li>Gilm...
Are you teaching to the 21 st  Century learner? <ul><li>Ask yourself these questions: </li></ul><ul><li>When was the last ...
Did you know? <ul><li>According to the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, all students should be technology literate by the...
What is the Texas STaR Chart? <ul><li>STaR –  School Technology and Readiness </li></ul><ul><li>An online resource tool fo...
Texas STaR Chart <ul><li>This chart is a rubric that covers four key areas to monitor progress annually. </li></ul><ul><li...
Where are we now? Key Area I: Teaching and Learning Key Area II: Educator Preparation and Development 1=Early Tech  2=Deve...
Key Area III: Leadership, Administration and Instructional Support Key Area IV: Infrastructure for Technology 1= Early Tec...
Gilmore’s Totals <ul><li>Teaching and Learning = 12  </li></ul><ul><li>Educator Preparation and Development = 13 </li></ul...
What are our goals and where do we need improvement? <ul><li>Gilmore’s Summary Report 2008-09  </li></ul><ul><li>Goals for...
What can we do to implement technology into our instruction? <ul><li>Provide students opportunities to create a PowerPoint...
 
<ul><li>To continue to approach schooling from a content delivery model puts us at risk of quickly becoming irrelevant . <...
The Future… <ul><li>Are you ready? </li></ul>
Resources Images from  www.google.com Banner from  www.ccisd.net Data from  www.starchart2.esc12.net
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Technology In Our Schools Today

  1. 1. Technology in our School Today
  2. 2. Agenda: <ul><li>Something to think about </li></ul><ul><li>Facts </li></ul><ul><li>Texas STaR Chart </li></ul><ul><li>Gilmore’s Results </li></ul><ul><li>Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Implementations </li></ul><ul><li>Are you Ready For the Future? </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul>
  3. 3. Are you teaching to the 21 st Century learner? <ul><li>Ask yourself these questions: </li></ul><ul><li>When was the last time you read your TEKS for your grade level technology expectations? </li></ul><ul><li>How often do you allow students to work on computers or any technological device? </li></ul><ul><li>When was the last staff development you attended to grow in this area? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you teaching the same as you were five years ago? (Not curriculum, but what does your classroom look like?) </li></ul><ul><li>Could technology assist you in differentiation? </li></ul><ul><li>Do your students know more about technology than you do? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Did you know? <ul><li>According to the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, all students should be technology literate by the end of the eighth grade. </li></ul><ul><li>No Child Left Behind, Title II, Part D requires all teachers to be technology literate and integrate technology across the curriculum. </li></ul><ul><li>There is a way for us to monitor progress in technology. </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is the Texas STaR Chart? <ul><li>STaR – School Technology and Readiness </li></ul><ul><li>An online resource tool for self-assessment of a campus and district to effectively integrate technology across the curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Aligns to the Long-Range Plan for Technology, 2006-2020 </li></ul><ul><li>Completed each year to gauge progress annually to meet requirements. </li></ul><ul><li>Charts are available for your campus, district, state and federal use. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Texas STaR Chart <ul><li>This chart is a rubric that covers four key areas to monitor progress annually. </li></ul><ul><li>The four key areas are : </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching and Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Educator Preparation and Development </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership, Administration and Instructional Support </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure for Technology </li></ul>
  7. 7. Where are we now? Key Area I: Teaching and Learning Key Area II: Educator Preparation and Development 1=Early Tech 2=Developing Tech 3=Advanced Tech 4=Target Tech 12 2 2 2 2 2 2 Total Online Learning Student Mastery of Technology Applications Technology Applications (TA) TEKS Implemention Content Area Connections Frequency/ Design of Instructional Setting Patterns of Classroom Use 13 2 2 2 3 2 2 Total Professional Development for Online Learning Levels of Understanding and Patterns of Use Access to professional Development Capabilities of Educators Models of Professional Development Professional Development Experiences
  8. 8. Key Area III: Leadership, Administration and Instructional Support Key Area IV: Infrastructure for Technology 1= Early Tech 2=Developing Tech 3=Advanced Tech 4=Target Tech 11 2 1 2 2 2 2 Total Leadership and Support for Online Learning Budget Communication and Collaboration Instructional Support Planning Leadership and Vision 18 3 4 2 3 4 2 Total Distance Learning Capacity Local Area Network Wide Area Network Technical Support Other Classroom Technology Internet Access Connectivity Speed Students per Computers
  9. 9. Gilmore’s Totals <ul><li>Teaching and Learning = 12 </li></ul><ul><li>Educator Preparation and Development = 13 </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership, Administration and Instructional Support= 11 </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure for Technology = 18 </li></ul>Key Area Rating Range 6-8 Early Tech 9-14 Developing Tech 15-20 Advanced Tech 21-24 Target Tech
  10. 10. What are our goals and where do we need improvement? <ul><li>Gilmore’s Summary Report 2008-09 </li></ul><ul><li>Goals for improvement : </li></ul><ul><li>Become familiar with grade level TEKS. </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporate technology in all subject areas to develop higher-order thinking skills and encourage collaboration . </li></ul><ul><li>Try to attend at least two technology workshops. </li></ul><ul><li>Set goals for your grade level and share at the next faculty meeting. </li></ul>
  11. 11. What can we do to implement technology into our instruction? <ul><li>Provide students opportunities to create a PowerPoint for classroom projects. These can be done at home.  </li></ul><ul><li>Use Smart board for Science and Math lessons. </li></ul><ul><li>Let students create graphs from data collected. </li></ul><ul><li>Allow students to type and edit writing assignments. </li></ul><ul><li>What other ways could you use technology? </li></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>To continue to approach schooling from a content delivery model puts us at risk of quickly becoming irrelevant . </li></ul><ul><li>Will Richardson </li></ul>
  13. 14. The Future… <ul><li>Are you ready? </li></ul>
  14. 15. Resources Images from www.google.com Banner from www.ccisd.net Data from www.starchart2.esc12.net

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