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Teach with a Little More Byte

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Our STaR charts are filled out every year by mandate, but the results are seldom discussed. What can we do to move in the right direction? The plan for technology and the orders to incorporate may come from the top down, but it's time we take control of our own technological destinies and do a little research of our own to find out how to better meet kids on their virtual territory.

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Teach with a Little More Byte

  1. 1. You Filled Out Yo Star Chart, Now, Why Don'tchya Do Something About It? Hargrave High School Let's do our part! Let the kids teach us! Let's teach them a thing or three or four.
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>We don't fill out the Star Chart for nothing. </li></ul><ul><li>Access our results at http://starchart.esc12.net/ </li></ul><ul><li>Our weakest area is in educator preparedness. It is time to act. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Long-term goal <ul><li>All teachers must submit a lesson plan every week with a technological element in it. </li></ul><ul><li>How can we better use our technology to relate to students, enhance lessons, develop our own technological savvy? </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Present Situation <ul><li>We are and have been for the past five years in the developing level of Educator Preparation and Development on the StaR chart. </li></ul><ul><li>This is troublesome for two reasons (at least!) </li></ul><ul><li>First, we are in the developing level of Educator Preparation and Development on the StaR chart for five years in a row. </li></ul><ul><li>Secondly, we are in the developing level of Educator Preparation and Development on the StaR chart for five years in a row. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Development up to present <ul><li>We offer a multitude of in district trainings. </li></ul><ul><li>Our nation and subsequently, Texas, have issued intricate and ambitious technology plans for the next ten years. These plans have been in action, but if you review them, you will see how much more there is left to do. </li></ul><ul><li>We thought that students would only learn from teachers who were experts in technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers who merely attempt technology can engage their students more often. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Potential Alternatives <ul><li>Mandated technology trainings – We don't want to demand more of you, but this way we can make sure you get the most out of the trainings we are offering. </li></ul><ul><li>Make a list of more professional development opportunities. </li></ul><ul><li>At every team meeting, share one way you've applied technology to your classes. </li></ul>

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