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The Texas STaR Chart for Travis Intermediate (Conroe ISD)

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The Texas STaR Chart for Travis Intermediate (Conroe ISD)

  1. 1. Texas STaR Chart<br />Travis IntermediateConroe ISD<br />Where we stand technologically…<br />
  2. 2. Agenda<br />What is the Texas STaR Chart?<br />How will the Texas STaR Chart help me as a teacher?<br />Four Key Areas<br />Where does the information on the Texas STaR Chart come from? <br />Travis’ STaR Chart Summary <br />Final Thoughts<br />
  3. 3. What is the Texas Star Chart?<br />STaR stands for School Technology and Readiness.<br />“The Texas Teacher STaR Chart is designed to help teachers, campuses, and districts determine their progress toward meeting the goals of the Long-Range Plan for Technology, as well as meeting the goals of their district” (http://starchart.esc12.net/history.html)<br />Texas Teacher STaR Chart http://starchart.esc12.net/docs/TxTSC.pdf<br />Texas Campus STaR Chart http://starchart.esc12.net/docs/TxCSC.pdf<br />
  4. 4. How will the Texas STaR Chart help me as a Teacher?<br />It is a way to gauge the teacher’s progress in integrating technology into teaching and learning<br />Provide data that can support the need for grants or other resources<br />Determine funding priorities based on teacher and classroom needs<br />Assist teachers in determining professional development needs based on a current educational technology profile <br />
  5. 5. Four Key Areas of the Texas Star Chart<br />Each of the four key area links below is broken down into four levels of progress:<br />Early Tech<br />Developing Tech<br />Advanced Tech<br />Target Tech (the ultimate goal!!!)<br />Teaching and Learning<br />Educator Preparation and Development<br />Leadership, Administration and Instructional Support<br />Infrastructure for Technology<br />Click on<br />each link <br />
  6. 6. Where does the information come from?<br />Surveys, consisting of 24 responses, are conducted campus-wide<br />The surveys are compiled to create the Texas STaR Chart for each campus/district<br />For directions on how to take the survey, please visit the link and scroll down to the ‘Teacher Profile’ header http://starchart.esc12.net/faqprofile.html#teacherProfile<br />Tutorial Website for Teachers: Teacher Tutorial<br />
  7. 7. Travis’ STaR Chart Summary<br />Totals: 6-8 Early Tech 9-14 Developing Tech 15-20 Advanced Tech 21-24 Target Tech<br />
  8. 8. Final Thoughts<br />The Texas STaR Chart is vital to our school receiving state-funding for technology.<br />‘Educator Preparation & Development’ is still in the ‘Developing Tech’ classification…all others have an ‘Advanced Tech’ classification.<br />Continue working toward the common goal of ‘Target Tech’!!!<br />

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