Reaching for the STaRs


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Reaching for the STaRs

  1. 1. Texas STaR Chart O’Grady Elementary School Mission CISD Presented by: Kim Risica Campus Testing Strategist
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>What is the STaR Chart? </li></ul><ul><li>How Do We Use the STaR Chart? </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding the Four Key Areas </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching and Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Preparation and Development of Educators </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership, Administration, and Instructional Support </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure for Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s Look at our Data </li></ul><ul><li>Summing It All Up </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is the STaR Chart? <ul><li>An online resource tool for self-assessment of the campus’ and district’s efforts to effectively integrate technology across the curriculum. </li></ul><ul><li>It produces a profile of the campus’ status towards reaching the goals of the Texas Long Range Plan for Technology, 2006-2020 and No Child Left Behind which requires all children to be technologically literate by the end of eighth grade. </li></ul><ul><li>Includes four levels of progress: Early Tech, Developing Tech, Advanced Tech, and Target Tech. </li></ul>
  4. 4. How Can It Help Us? <ul><li>The Texas Campus STaR Chart will help us answer the following questions: </li></ul><ul><li>What are our campus’ and district’s current educational technology profiles? </li></ul><ul><li>What evidence can be provided to demonstrate progress towards meeting the goals of the Long Range Plan for Technology? </li></ul><ul><li>What should be the areas of focus for improving the level of technology integration? </li></ul>
  5. 5. How Do We Use the STaR Chart? <ul><li>To create and update the Technology Plan </li></ul><ul><li>To set benchmarks and goals towards technology integration </li></ul><ul><li>To measure teacher and student proficiencies </li></ul><ul><li>To apply for grants </li></ul><ul><li>To determine funding priorities </li></ul><ul><li>To track progress </li></ul>
  6. 6. Understanding the Four 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>
  7. 7. Teaching and Learning <ul><li>Teachers integrate technology in a student-centered learning environment. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers and students have on demand access to appropriate technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers and students apply technology across all subject areas. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers create and integrate web-based lessons which include online TEKS based content. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Preparation and Development of Educators <ul><li>Teachers participate in or mentor others in the development of strategies for creating new learning environments. </li></ul><ul><li>Campus promotes anytime, anywhere learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Most teachers demonstrate all of the SBEC Technology Applications Standards. </li></ul><ul><li>Thirty or more hours of technology professional development is available. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Leadership, Administration, and Instructional Support <ul><li>Campus leadership promotes a shared vision. </li></ul><ul><li>Campus leadership team has a collaborative, technology-rich Campus Improvement Plan. </li></ul><ul><li>Educational leaders support and encourage the use of technology to enhance instruction. </li></ul><ul><li>Campus uses a variety of media and formats for communication, collaboration, and interaction with all stakeholders. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Infrastructure for Technology <ul><li>All students have 1 to 1 access to Internet connected multimedia computers. </li></ul><ul><li>District connectivity to the Internet available in all rooms. </li></ul><ul><li>Fully equipped classrooms with readily available technology. </li></ul><ul><li>At least one technical staff to 350 or less computers. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Let’s Look at our Data
  12. 12. Summing it all Up! <ul><li>What is the STaR Chart and how do we use it? </li></ul><ul><li>What can we do to meet the technology goals of the future? </li></ul><ul><li>What does our data tell us about how we need to move forward? </li></ul><ul><li>Where can I get more information? </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>