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StaR Technology

  1. 1. Deciphering the Texas STaR Chart By Jeffrey Bergman EDLD 5352 - 1182 November 29, 2009
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Define STaR </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce STaR Chart relevance </li></ul><ul><li>MHS Results 2006-2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Summary/conclusion </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is the STaR Chart? <ul><li>S chool T echnology a nd R eadiness </li></ul><ul><li>Its purpose is to address the technology advancements of individual teachers and campuses/districts </li></ul><ul><li>The chart addresses the Texas Long-Range Plan for Technology (2006-2020) </li></ul>
  4. 4. STaR Chart key areas: <ul><li>Teaching and 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>
  5. 5. Layman’s terms <ul><li>Are teachers and districts helping students become better 21st Century learners? </li></ul><ul><li>How compliant are campuses, and what technologies are available to students? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Levels of Progress <ul><li>Early Tech </li></ul><ul><li>Developing Tech </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Tech </li></ul><ul><li>Target Tech </li></ul>
  7. 7. Early Tech Level of Progress <ul><li>Early Tech indicators are a few of the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Instruction is teacher-centered </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skills of teachers include multi-media and use of the internet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There is no campus technology plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There are 10 or more students per computer, dial-up connectivity and no web based learning </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Developing Tech Level of Progress <ul><li>Developing Tech indicators are as follows: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Instruction is teacher-directed and students use technology on an individual basis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skills of teachers includes technology for administrative tasks and classroom management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The campus has a Long-Range Plan for technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5-9 students per computer with most rooms connected to WAN/LAN </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Advanced Tech Level of Progress <ul><li>Technology is integrated into foundation area TEKS </li></ul><ul><li>There is an integration of technology into teaching and learning </li></ul><ul><li>Campus plan is supported and there are grants along with local funding </li></ul><ul><li>4 or less students per computer with all rooms connected to WAN/LAN </li></ul>
  10. 10. Target Tech Level of Progress <ul><li>Teacher serves as a co-learner and activities are seamlessly integrated into TEKS </li></ul><ul><li>There are regular technology-supported, learner-centered projects </li></ul><ul><li>Campus plan is focused on student success </li></ul><ul><li>There is on-demand access for every student </li></ul>
  11. 11. McKinney High School
  12. 12. McKinney High School <ul><li>Alternates between Developing and Advanced Tech </li></ul><ul><li>Has it’s own student-created news website- http://www.mhsnews.net/ </li></ul><ul><li>Has many available technology resources, but lacks in areas of educator preparation </li></ul>
  13. 13. Summary Area of MHS
  14. 14. Summary and Conclusion <ul><li>MHS showed a weakness in Educator Preparation & Development (3 point drop in three years based on staff responses) </li></ul><ul><li>MHS shows strength in Leadership, Administration, & Instructional Support (Advanced rating for the past two years) </li></ul>

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