School technology and readiness


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STaR is the readiness document for technology that was developed in Texas to integrated technology with curriculum. Students will be prepared to compete in the world market for jobs when receiving an education that includes collaboration, problem solving, and technological tools.

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School technology and readiness

  1. 1. School Technology and ReadinessA Teacher Tool for Planning and Self-Assessingaligned with theLong-Range Plan for Technology, 2006-2020<br />
  2. 2. STaR<br />Why do we participate in the STaR survey every year? <br />To set benchmarks and goals for education technologyand to monitor progress.<br />To measure student and teacher integration of technology into all content areas.<br />To meet No Child Left Behind, Title II, Part D requirements.<br />The Texas Campus STaR Chart will help schools identify their educational technology needs as they apply for grants.<br />
  3. 3. The Four Key Areas to be Assessed <br /><ul><li>Teaching and Learning
  4. 4. Educator Preparation and Development
  5. 5. Leadership Administration and Instructional Support
  6. 6. Infrastructure for Technology</li></li></ul><li>Teaching and Learning<br /><ul><li>Everyone will haveaccess to technology 24/7.
  7. 7. Use technology to solve real-world problems using digital content.
  8. 8. Use proven strategies to improve academic achievement.
  9. 9. Communicate effectively to a variety of audiences.
  10. 10. Implement TEKS with Technology Application
  11. 11. Online learning is occurring</li></li></ul><li>Educator Preparation and Development<br /><ul><li>Educators will graduate and exit an educator preparation program knowing how to use technology in teaching.
  12. 12. Educators will customize an interactive learning environment that uses technology as a tool for collaboration
  13. 13. Educators will be provided with time, resources and models to develop technology in the classroom.</li></li></ul><li>Leadership Administration and Instructional Support<br /><ul><li>Plan, develop, implement and monitor the technology plan.
  14. 14. Create a flexible environment.
  15. 15. Offer curriculum via online, digital technology and distance learning opportunities.
  16. 16. Provide sustained staff development.
  17. 17. Use data in decision making.</li></li></ul><li>Infrastructure<br /><ul><li>Access to all technology 24/7.
  18. 18. Technical assistance to support teaching and learning.
  19. 19. Standards to support accessibility for all users.</li></li></ul><li>Levels in the Campus STAR Chart<br /><ul><li>Early Tech – Little or no integration of technology into TEKS curriculum.
  20. 20. Developing Tech- Teacher-directed activities in which students use technology to present their findings.
  21. 21. Advanced Tech- Teachers facilitate instruction in which students participate in higher-order thinking skills to facilitate collaboration and problem solving.
  22. 22. Target Tech- Teacher is facilitator, mentor and co-learner as students integrate all appropriate technology to complete activities in all core areas.</li></li></ul><li>STaR Data for Luling Jr. High<br />
  23. 23. Luling Jr. High is on it’s way!<br /><ul><li>Luling Jr. High students collaborate.
  24. 24. Luling Jr. High teachers facilitate learning of TEKS through higher-order thinking skills.
  25. 25. Technology is available in the form of computers, cameras, and software.</li>