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Texas S Ta R Chart

  1. 1. Texas STaR Chart S chool T echnology a nd R eadiness By : Jennifer Leonard Smith Caldwood Elementary
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>What is the Texas STaR Chart? </li></ul><ul><li>Uses for Campus Improvement </li></ul><ul><li>Levels of Progress </li></ul><ul><li>Caldwood Elementary Results </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities for Improvement </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is the Texas STaR Chart? <ul><li>Determines a campuses’ progress toward meeting the goals of the Texas Long-Range Plan for Technology, 2006-2020 </li></ul><ul><li>Texas Long-Range Plan for Technology, 2006-2020 </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is the Texas STaR Chart? <ul><li>Designed for </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Planning technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Budgeting for resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluating progress </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Four Components of the STaR Chart <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><ul><li>Texas STaR Chart </li></ul>
  6. 6. Campus Improvement <ul><li>A tool for helping the campus to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create/update technology plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conceptualize vision </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set technology benchmarks and goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Measure student and teacher proficiencies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Track progress on NCLB </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. 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>
  8. 8. Teaching and Learning <ul><li>Classroom use </li></ul><ul><li>Using digital content </li></ul><ul><li>Content area connections </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Applications TEKS </li></ul><ul><li>Student mastery </li></ul><ul><li>Online learning </li></ul>
  9. 9. Educator Preparation <ul><li>Professional development content </li></ul><ul><li>Capabilities of educators </li></ul><ul><li>Levels of understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Training budget </li></ul><ul><li>Online learning </li></ul>
  10. 10. Administration and Support <ul><li>Leadership and vision </li></ul><ul><li>Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional support </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Budget </li></ul><ul><li>Online learning </li></ul>
  11. 11. Infrastructure <ul><li>Students per computer </li></ul><ul><li>Connectivity </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom technology </li></ul><ul><li>Technical support </li></ul><ul><li>Network connections </li></ul><ul><li>Distance learning </li></ul>
  12. 12. Caldwood’s STaR Chart Results
  13. 13. Strengths <ul><li>Instructional support </li></ul><ul><li>Communication and collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Internet access </li></ul>
  14. 14. Weaknesses <ul><li>Students per computer </li></ul><ul><li>Distance learning </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom use </li></ul><ul><li>Professional development </li></ul>
  15. 15. Recommendations <ul><li>Enhance campus-based professional development </li></ul><ul><li>Increase technology to student ratio </li></ul><ul><li>Make use of available technology </li></ul><ul><li>Research funding opportunities </li></ul>
  16. 16. Summary <ul><li>STaR Chart drives education for the 21 st century </li></ul><ul><li>Identifies technology needs and shapes vision </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes professional growth </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Catch the spirit of learning at Caldwood! </li></ul>

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