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S ta r chart presention


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S ta r chart presention

  1. 1. TEXAS STAR CHART 101 School Technology and Readiness: A Teacher Tool for Planning and Self-Assessing aligned with the Long Range- Plan for Technology, 2006-2020
  2. 2. What is a STaR Chart? <ul><li>Developed around the four key areas of the Long-Range Plan for Technology 2006-2020 </li></ul><ul><li>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 districts. </li></ul><ul><li>The Texas Teacher STaR chart can assist in the measurement of the impact of state and local efforts to improve student learning the use of technology as specified through No Child Left Behind, Title II, Part D. </li></ul><ul><li>May also identify needs for on-going professional development </li></ul>
  3. 3. No Child Left Behind, Title II, Part D <ul><li>All teachers should be technology literate and integrate technology into content areas across the curriculum. </li></ul><ul><li>All students should be technology literate by the time they leave the eighth grade. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Who Takes the Teacher STaR Chart Survey? <ul><li>Beginning with 2006-2007, all Texas teachers are required to complete the online version of the Texas Teacher STaR Chart annually. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  5. 5. How Do I Use A STaR Chart? <ul><li>Determine professional development needs </li></ul><ul><li>Determine funding priorities based on teacher and classroom needs </li></ul><ul><li>Provide data that can support he need for grants or other resources </li></ul><ul><li>Help conceptualize the campus or district vision of technology </li></ul><ul><li>Assist campuses in documenting the use of No Child Left Behind, Title II, Part D formula and discretionary funds. </li></ul>
  6. 6. What is the Goal? <ul><li>The goal for all teachers is to reach the </li></ul><ul><li>Target Tech Level of </li></ul><ul><li>the STaR Chart </li></ul><ul><li>Early Tech </li></ul><ul><li>Developing Tech </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Tech </li></ul><ul><li>Target Tech </li></ul>
  7. 7. How Are We Doing? <ul><li>Results from the 2009-2010 survey </li></ul><ul><li>Key Area Key Area Total Key Area STaR Classification </li></ul><ul><li>I Teaching and Learning 17 Advanced Tech </li></ul><ul><li>II Educator Preparation </li></ul><ul><li>and Development 16 Advanced Tech </li></ul><ul><li>III Leadership, Admin, </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional Support 20 Advanced Tech </li></ul><ul><li>IV Infrastructure for </li></ul><ul><li>Technology 20 Advanced Tech </li></ul>
  8. 8. How Do We Get There From Here? <ul><li>Each Key Area is divided into Teach STaR Chart Focus Areas where indicators are provided for assessing the teacher’s Level of Progress. </li></ul><ul><li>Sample Performance Descriptions can be viewed at </li></ul>
  9. 9. State Board for Educators Certification (SBEC) Technology Applications Standards for All Teachers <ul><li>Standard I- All Teachers use technology-related terms, concepts, data input strategies, and ethical practices to make informed decisions about current technologies and their applications </li></ul><ul><li>Standard II- All teachers identify task requirements, apply search strategies, and use current technology to efficiently acquire, analyze and evaluate a variety of electronic information. </li></ul><ul><li>Standard III- All teachers use task- appropriate tools to synthesize knowledge, create and modify solutions, and evaluate results in a way that supports the work of individuals and groups in problem-solving situations. </li></ul><ul><li>Standard IV- All teachers communicate information in different formats and for diverse audiences. </li></ul><ul><li>Standard V- All teachers know how to plan, organize, deliver and evaluate instruction for all students that incorporates the effective use of current technology for teaching and integrating the Technology Applications Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). </li></ul>