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S Ta R Charts Presentation

  1. 1. Texas STaR Chart… …The next generation How does Lowery Stack Up?
  2. 2. Outline Introduction <ul><li>STaR Chart- what is it? </li></ul><ul><li>Significance and uses </li></ul><ul><li>Where we are as a campus </li></ul><ul><li>The next steps </li></ul><ul><li>Summary </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Texas STaR ( S chool T echnology a nd R eadiness) Chart <ul><li>*It’s a teacher resource for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Developing a teacher’s readiness to use and teach technology applications. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>*It’s a district/campus resource for: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identifying technology goals/develop a technology plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitoring progress towards goals. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Measuring proficiency in the Technology Applications TEKS and the SBEC Standards for teachers. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Significance <ul><li>NCLB(2001) mandates that students be technology knowledgeable by the end of grade 8. </li></ul><ul><li>The Technology Application TEKS requires the integration of technology in the curriculum taught in all grades K-12. </li></ul><ul><li>The Texas campus STaR chart gives a profile of a campus, based on four areas of the Long Range Plan for Technology (LRPT) </li></ul><ul><li>Each of the areas are Early Tech, Developing Tech, Advanced Tech, and Target Tech </li></ul>
  5. 5. STaR Is Used For: <ul><ul><li>Used for technology planning. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Budget allocation of resources. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Determining/evaluating technology projects. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gives a profile of the campus’ level of readiness for achieving the goals of the Long Range Plan for Technology (LRPT) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows all stake holders to view technology preparedness of all campuses in Texas state, by going to the following link: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> http:// www.tea.state.tx.us/starchart/search </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Campus STaR Chart Profiles can be completed by going to the following link: <ul><li>http://www.tea.state.tx.us/starchart </li></ul><ul><li>It provides a standardized back drop that measures teachers technology knowledge and skills needed to provide students with the success needed for living in the information and communication technologies (ICT) economy. </li></ul>
  7. 7. STaR Chart- Key Area Totals for Lowery (2006-2009)
  8. 8. Four Areas of the Texas STaR Charts (aligned with Texas Long Range Plan) <ul><li>Teaching & 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><ul><ul><li>Each area is divided into four focus areas used to determine a school’s readiness and progress level. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Summary/Conclusion based on the STaR chart profile <ul><li>The campus’ greatest strength is in the area of leadership, administration and instructional support. </li></ul><ul><li>The area of greatest weakness is educator preparation and development. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Now What… <ul><li>We must change the method of professional development trainings. </li></ul><ul><li>Hire more technology professionals with expertise in instruction and support trainings. </li></ul><ul><li>Increase funding for skilled staff to help oversee and fix non-functioning or faulty equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Provide time for staff to attend training </li></ul><ul><li>MAKE TECHNOLOGY TRAINING MORE HANDS-ON! </li></ul>

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