Texas STAR Chart Campus Report <br />Timbers Elementary 2009-2010 <br />by Brittney De La Cruz<br />
Timbers Elementary <br />Agenda<br />What is the STAR Chart?<br />How is the data relevant to progress?<br />Timbers’ STAR Chart data for 08-09, 07-08, 06-07<br />Summary of data<br />Technology at work <br />Recommendations<br />Conclusion<br />
What is the STAR Chart?<br /> The STAR Chart is “a teacher tool for planning and self-assessing aligned with the Long-Range Plan for Technology, <br />2006-2020.” <br />This NCLB Technology Reporting System “will be used to collect the data on the progress of districts receiving funds from NCLB, Title II, Part D (Instructional Materials and Educational Technology Division TEA, 2009). <br />http://starchart.esc12.net<br />
Summary of Data<br /><ul><li>Teaching and Learning: score has remained in the Advanced status over the last 3 years.
Educator Preparation: score has remained in the Advanced status over the last 3 years.
Administration and Support: score has gone down from Target status to Advanced status between the 06-07 and the 07-08 school years.
Infrastructure: score has remained in the Advanced status over the last 3 years.</li></li></ul><li>Why is the Data Relevant?<br />The STAR chart reveals how our campus is utilizing technology.<br />The data can be examined to determine needed updates and improvements in the area of technology.<br />The data can be used to develop campus goals.<br />The data can be utilized to measure campus technology proficiencies.<br />
Students in the computer lab<br />This student has a set of instructions to follow. The lesson’s focus is using a variety of strategies to acquire information from electronic resources. <br />
Staff Members Utilize Technology<br />The school nurse looks up a child’s home information.<br />The school secretary is inputting data for the school budget.<br />
Students using technology in the classroom<br />This student is part of the broadcasting program. He is logging on to the weekly broadcast for the morning announcements. <br />
Ways we use Technology<br />There are a variety of ways we use technology in the classroom and on campus. <br />
Recommendations<br />We have shown little growth over the last 3 years. We must utilize the STAR chart information to improve and make advances in using technology in our instruction. <br />There should be on-going professional development that address multiple proficiency levels in technology.<br />Weekly lesson plans should highlight one usage of technology in instruction. <br />
Recommendations Continued<br />The IT staff member should coordinate their lessons to supplement the technology utilized in the classroom. For instance if Fourth graders are researching Texas patriots, the IT teacher should review researching tools and skills in their instruction for Fourth Grade.<br />The IT on campus should be given time to present effective staff developments that highlight practical uses of technology in instruction.<br />
Conclusion<br />School Technology and Readiness Chart<br /> This tracking system is a way to gauge the effective utilization of technology on every Texas campus.<br />It is effective only when the data collected is examined and utilized to make advances and changes. <br />On-going professional development and support is imperative to successful implementation. <br />