What is the Texas Long Range Plan? What is the STaR chart? What are the STaR chart requirements? Where does our school stand? What are our schools greatest strengths and weaknesses? What are the STaR chart benefits? What can YOU do?
Key areas: › Teaching and Learning › Educator Preparation and Development › Leadership, Administration, and Instructional Support › Infrastructure for Technology Return to Agenda
A teacher tool for planning and self assessing aligned with the Long-Range Plan for Technology, 2006-2020. Legislation require all students be technology literate by the 8th grade. Produces a profile of your campus’ status towards reaching the goals of the LRPT. STaR Chart Website Return to Agenda
Teachers must complete the survey annually to measure progress. Campus summary data reported to school boards, community groups, and technology planning committees. Statewide summary data is reported to state and federal policy makers. Return to Agenda
Summary Area Key Area Key Area STaR Classifications Trends TotalsTeaching & Learning 2008-09: 17 2008-09: Advanced Tech Continual improvement 2007-08: 14 2007-08: Advanced Tech Instruction is teacher facilitated 2006-07: 13 2006-07: Developing Tech Technology is integrated into the foundation TEKS Activities are separated by subject and grade All Technology Application TEKS are metEducator Preparation 2008-09: 16 2008-09: Advanced Tech Continual improvement& Development 2007-08: 15 2007-08: Advanced Tech Integration of technology into teaching and 2006-07: 13 2006-07: Developing Tech learning Use of online resources $ in the budget for professional development Administration identifies exemplary use of technologyLeadership, 2008-09: 20 2008-09: Advanced Tech Continual improvementAdministration, & 2007-08: 16 2007-08: Advanced Tech Campus board plan approvedInstructional Support 2006-07: 16 2006-07: Advanced Tech Technology facilitator on campus Competitive grants Technology allotment Local fundingInfrastructure for 2008-09: 19 2008-09: Advanced Tech Steady on targetTechnology 2007-08: 18 2007-08: Advanced Tech Direct connectivity to internet 2006-07: 19 2006-07: Advanced Tech Web based resources Rooms connect to WAN Equipped with appropriate technology One educator per computer
Greatest Strength: Infrastructure for Technology › 4 or less students per computer › Direct connectivity to the internet › Web based learning is available › All rooms are on WAN › One educator per computer Greatest Weakness: Educator Preparation and Development › We need regular technology supported learner-centered projects › Anytime, anywhere use of online resources › Ensure integration of appropriate technology › 30% or more of budget allocated for PD Return to Agenda
Set campus benchmarks and goals Evaluate current progress Determine funding priorities Identify needs for ongoing professional development Provide data that can support the needs for grants or other resourcesReturn to Agenda
Review Technology Application TEKS Use the technology that is available to you in the classroom Attend any professional development over the use of technology Become a life-long learner!Return to Agenda