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Columbus Junior High

  1. 1. Columbus Junior High STaR Chart Data by James Little
  2. 2. Introduction The purpose of this slide presentation is to address the summary report that was created as the result of the STaR Chart Survey that was taken by the staff of Columbus Junior High
  3. 3. What did our results say about the following categories? <ul><li>Key Area I: Teaching and Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Key Area II: Educator Preparation and Development </li></ul><ul><li>Key Area III: Leadership, Administration and Instructional Support </li></ul><ul><li>Key Area IV: Infrastructure for Technology </li></ul>
  4. 4. Key Area I: Teaching and Learning <ul><li>2 of 3 years rated as Developing Tech </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers understand how technology is connected to their content area </li></ul><ul><li>We must continue to follow and understand the Technology Application TEKS </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation of the Technology Application TEKS is developing </li></ul><ul><li>Work must be done to ensure student master of the Technology Application TEKS </li></ul>
  5. 5. Key Area II: Educator Preparation and Development <ul><li>3 of 3 years rated as Developing Tech </li></ul><ul><li>Instructors have understanding of technology and how it should be used in the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Instructors felt capable in their ability to us technology </li></ul><ul><li>Instructors need to the opportunity to attend workshops that will prove to be beneficial to learning new and available technology </li></ul><ul><li>Increased professional development for on-line learning must be provided </li></ul>
  6. 6. Key Area III: Leadership, Administration and Instructional Support <ul><li>3 of 3 years score Advanced Tech </li></ul><ul><li>Communication and collaboration amongst teachers and staff is used throughout the campus </li></ul><ul><li>Administration and staff share in a common vision </li></ul><ul><li>Staff feels as though the administration could be more supportive of staff in their use and need of technology </li></ul><ul><li>Additional time should be provided for the preparation of lessons utilizing technology </li></ul>
  7. 7. Key Area IV: Infrastructure for Technology <ul><li>Staff feels that technical support is top-notch </li></ul><ul><li>Staff is generally satisfied with the connectivity speed of the internet </li></ul><ul><li>More technological devices are needed at the school </li></ul><ul><li>There is a need for more computers per student on the campus </li></ul><ul><li>More opportunity and capacity for distance learning needs to be provided </li></ul>
  8. 8. Key Area III: Leadership, Administration, and Instructional Support <ul><li>1- Early Tech </li></ul><ul><li>2-Developing Tech </li></ul><ul><li>3-Advanced Tech </li></ul><ul><li>4-Target Tech </li></ul>
  9. 9. Star Chart Summary Level Description for Key Area III: Leadership, Administration and Instructional Support <ul><li>1 or Early Tech : There is no campus technology plan. Technology is used mainly for administrative tasks. No technical support is onsite. There is no district technology coordinator. Technology Allotment is only source of funding. </li></ul><ul><li>2 or Developing Tech : Campus plan aligned with Long-Range Plan for Technology. Teachers and administrators have vision for technology. One technical support staff to 750 computers. There is a full-time district technology director. The Technology Allotment and local funding is used for purchases. </li></ul><ul><li>3 or Advanced Tech : Campus plan board approved and supported by superintendent. One technical support staff to 500 computers, full-time district technology director. Technology Allotment, e-Rate, competitive grants and local funding. </li></ul><ul><li>4 or Target Tech : Campus plan focused on student success, supported by board and administration. There is one technical support to 350 computers. Campus instructional support staff. Technology Allotment, e-Rate, state and federal competitive grants and local funding available. </li></ul><ul><li>http://starchart.esc12.net/docs/campusSWSummarybyKA20072008.pdf </li></ul>
  10. 10. Summary <ul><li>Improvements needed in profession development, planning, and budgeting </li></ul><ul><li>Administration at campus is supportive of new technology </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure on campus continues to grow and become stronger </li></ul><ul><li>Communication and collaboration amongst staff members continues to improve </li></ul><ul><li>Administration and staff to address Key Areas 1 and 2 throughout the year </li></ul>
  11. 11. It’s all over says the Red Bird

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