S Ta R Chart Findings


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S Ta R Chart Findings

  1. 1. What is the purpose of the STaR Chart? <ul><li>It is a survey to be taken by each teacher annually. It is then turned it to a tool to be used for: </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Budgeting for Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation of Progress in Local Technology Projects </li></ul><ul><li>For more information, please visit: http://starchart.esc12.net/ </li></ul>
  2. 2. What are the different areas 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>
  3. 4. What are the Levels of Progress? <ul><li>Early Tech (lowest level-1) </li></ul><ul><li>Developing Tech (second lowest level-2) </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Tech (next to highest level-3) </li></ul><ul><li>Target Tech (highest level-4) </li></ul>
  4. 5. Area 1:Teaching and Learning-What does this Mean? <ul><li>The goal of this area is for teachers to integrate technology seamlessly in a student centered learning environment. </li></ul><ul><li>Technology is available 24-7 and anywhere. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers are knowledgeable of all Technology TEKS and they create and integrate online learning (blogs) that support TEKS in other subjects. </li></ul>
  5. 6. Teaching and Learning Scores of Bradfield-Advanced Tech (Level 3) <ul><li>The survey found that teachers primarily use technology in teacher led and some student centered environments. </li></ul><ul><li>It showed that most teachers had access to technology on a weekly basis instead of 24-7. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers are knowledgeable of the TEKS and use them. </li></ul><ul><li>Most teachers create web based lessons that support learning objectives. </li></ul>
  6. 7. How Can Bradfield Move to the Next Level? <ul><li>By integrating technology seamlessly throughout all subjects </li></ul><ul><li>Learning has to alter as students need to be the center of the learning environment using technology in all subjects. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers and students need to have access to technology 24-7 (school, home). </li></ul>
  7. 8. Area 2-Educator Preparation and Development-What Does This Mean? <ul><li>The goal is for teachers to develop strategies for creating new learning environments that get children to think critically and collaborate with others using technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers have 30 hours or more of professional development. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers create customized interactive learning environments and teach content online. </li></ul>
  8. 9. Educator Preparation and Development Scores of Bradfield-Advanced Tech (Level 3) <ul><li>Most teachers have completed professional development on integration of technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Most teachers have participated in a professional development to teach online </li></ul><ul><li>19-29 hours of technology professional development </li></ul><ul><li>Most teachers demonstrate 4 SBEC standards </li></ul>
  9. 10. How can Bradfield Move to the Next Level? <ul><li>By adding more professional development including opportunities to teach online. </li></ul><ul><li>By demonstrating all of the SBEC technology requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers participating/mentoring others in development of ways to support learning environments to empower students to think critically . </li></ul>
  10. 11. Area 3: Leadership, Administration, and Instructional Support-What does this Mean? <ul><li>Campus leadership promotes a shared vision that promotes innovation with technology, as well as online learning. </li></ul><ul><li>There is a technology-rich Campus Improvement Plan as well as technology support on campus to encourage instruction using higher level thinking. </li></ul>
  11. 12. Leadership, Administration, and Instructional Support Scores of Bradfield-Target Tech (Level 4) <ul><li>All areas are on target except for one…communication and collaboration. </li></ul><ul><li>How can we move forward? By using a variety of media formats to not only use with other professionals but to use and communicate with parents, staff and all who have a vested interest in education. </li></ul>
  12. 13. Area 4: Infrastructure for Technology-What Does This Mean? <ul><li>The ratio to student to computer is 1 to 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Internet is available with adequate bandwidth </li></ul><ul><li>Enough technology staff support </li></ul><ul><li>Classrooms are fully equipped with technologies to enhance student instruction. </li></ul>
  13. 14. Infrastructure for Technology Scores for Bradfield-Advanced (Level 3) <ul><li>The survey showed that Bradfield has four or less students per computer. </li></ul><ul><li>There is at least one computer per teacher with ample technologies per classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>One technical staff member per 351-500 computers. </li></ul><ul><li>There needs to be appropriate bandwidth for rich and customized online instruction. </li></ul>
  14. 15. How can Bradfield Move to the Next Level? <ul><li>Adding more computers. </li></ul><ul><li>Making sure all classrooms are equipped with the right technology to enhance learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Internet access that will allow a great volume of people to be on network at once so that there is no problem with using online learning that uses rich media. </li></ul>
  15. 16. How is did the rest of the state perform? <ul><li>Teaching and Learning-Developing (L2) </li></ul><ul><li>Educator Preparation and Development-Developing (L2) </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership, Administration and Instructional Support-Advanced (L3) </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure for Technology-Advanced (L3) </li></ul>
  16. 17. Keep Up The Great Work in Technology!
  17. 18. Sources: <ul><li>Texas Education Agency. Texas STaR Chart. </li></ul><ul><li>Retrieved from http://starchart.esc12.net/ </li></ul>