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Technology In Our Schools Today

  1. 1. Technology in our School Today
  2. 2. Agenda: <ul><li>Something to think about </li></ul><ul><li>Facts </li></ul><ul><li>Texas STaR Chart </li></ul><ul><li>Gilmore’s Results </li></ul><ul><li>Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Implementations </li></ul><ul><li>Are you Ready For the Future? </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul>
  3. 3. Are you teaching to the 21 st Century learner? <ul><li>Ask yourself these questions: </li></ul><ul><li>When was the last time you read your TEKS for your grade level technology expectations? </li></ul><ul><li>How often do you allow students to work on computers or any technological device? </li></ul><ul><li>When was the last staff development you attended to grow in this area? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you teaching the same as you were five years ago? (Not curriculum, but what does your classroom look like?) </li></ul><ul><li>Could technology assist you in differentiation? </li></ul><ul><li>Do your students know more about technology than you do? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Did you know? <ul><li>According to the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, all students should be technology literate by the end of the eighth grade. </li></ul><ul><li>No Child Left Behind, Title II, Part D requires all teachers to be technology literate and integrate technology across the curriculum. </li></ul><ul><li>There is a way for us to monitor progress in technology. </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is the Texas STaR Chart? <ul><li>STaR – School Technology and Readiness </li></ul><ul><li>An online resource tool for self-assessment of a campus and district to effectively integrate technology across the curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Aligns to the Long-Range Plan for Technology, 2006-2020 </li></ul><ul><li>Completed each year to gauge progress annually to meet requirements. </li></ul><ul><li>Charts are available for your campus, district, state and federal use. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Texas STaR Chart <ul><li>This chart is a rubric that covers four key areas to monitor progress annually. </li></ul><ul><li>The four key areas are : </li></ul><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>
  7. 7. Where are we now? Key Area I: Teaching and Learning Key Area II: Educator Preparation and Development 1=Early Tech 2=Developing Tech 3=Advanced Tech 4=Target Tech Patterns of Classroom Use Frequency/ Design of Instructional Setting Content Area Connections Technology Applications (TA) TEKS Implemention Student Mastery of Technology Applications Online Learning Total 2 2 2 2 2 2 12 Professional Development Experiences Models of Professional Development Capabilities of Educators Access to professional Development Levels of Understanding and Patterns of Use Professional Development for Online Learning Total 2 2 3 2 2 2 13
  8. 8. Key Area III: Leadership, Administration and Instructional Support Key Area IV: Infrastructure for Technology 1= Early Tech 2=Developing Tech 3=Advanced Tech 4=Target Tech Leadership and Vision Planning Instructional Support Communication and Collaboration Budget Leadership and Support for Online Learning Total 2 2 2 2 1 2 11 Students per Computers Internet Access Connectivity Speed Other Classroom Technology Technical Support Local Area Network Wide Area Network Distance Learning Capacity Total 2 4 3 2 4 3 18
  9. 9. Gilmore’s Totals <ul><li>Teaching and Learning = 12 </li></ul><ul><li>Educator Preparation and Development = 13 </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership, Administration and Instructional Support= 11 </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure for Technology = 18 </li></ul>Key Area Rating Range 6-8 Early Tech 9-14 Developing Tech 15-20 Advanced Tech 21-24 Target Tech
  10. 10. What are our goals and where do we need improvement? <ul><li>Gilmore’s Summary Report 2008-09 </li></ul><ul><li>Goals for improvement : </li></ul><ul><li>Become familiar with grade level TEKS. </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporate technology in all subject areas to develop higher-order thinking skills and encourage collaboration . </li></ul><ul><li>Try to attend at least two technology workshops. </li></ul><ul><li>Set goals for your grade level and share at the next faculty meeting. </li></ul>
  11. 11. What can we do to implement technology into our instruction? <ul><li>Provide students opportunities to create a PowerPoint for classroom projects. These can be done at home.  </li></ul><ul><li>Use Smart board for Science and Math lessons. </li></ul><ul><li>Let students create graphs from data collected. </li></ul><ul><li>Allow students to type and edit writing assignments. </li></ul><ul><li>What other ways could you use technology? </li></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>To continue to approach schooling from a content delivery model puts us at risk of quickly becoming irrelevant . </li></ul><ul><li>Will Richardson </li></ul>
  13. 14. The Future… <ul><li>Are you ready? </li></ul>
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