Texas STaR Chart

School Technology and readiness A. J. Moore Academy, Waco ISD
Marcus Lamar Walker

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Agenda

General Discussion & Information
Ask Yourself Questionnaire on STaR Chart  Texas Long Range Plan  How to read the STaR Chart  STaR Chart: A. J. Moore Academy 2006-2007  STaR Chart: A. J. Moore Academy 2007-2008  STaR Chart: A. J. Moore Academy 2008-2009

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Conclusion Questions & Answers

What is the STaR Chart?

School Technology & Readiness (STaR)

The STaR Chart is a tool that is used by school district across Texas for planning and assessing technology uses in schools. The chart is then used by the school districts and the State of Texas to assess the use technology across the board by seeing the weakest links in technology.

Ask Yourself!!!

What is A. J. Moore’s current profile in regards to technology use? Are we meeting the State of Texas’ Long Range Plan for Technology? What should we focus on as a school to achieve goals set by the Texas Long Range Plan for technology?

What is the Long Range Plan for Technology?

There are four key areas that we should focus on regarding the long range plan:
Teaching and Learning  Educator Preparation & Development  Administration & Support  Infrastructure for Technology

What are the STaR Chart Levels of Progress?

There are four levels of progress that the State measures when considering technology application for schools:
 Level

1:  Level 2:  Level 3:  Level 4:

Early Technology Developing Technology Advanced Technology Target Technology

LEVEL FOUR IS OUR GOAL!!!

A. J. Moore Academy 2006-2007 STaR Chart Results

A. J. Moore Academy 2007-2008 STaR Chart Results

A. J. Moore Academy 2008-2009 STaR Chart Results

AJM 3-Year Summary

Where do we go now?

Focus on Teaching and Learning  Align goals, curriculum, and technology use Focus on Educator Preparation  Ensure ALL teachers and administrators meet state mandated technology use practices Focus on Admin & Support Services  Increase technical support and provide appropriate budgets Focus on Infrastructure  Get more computers per classroom & move toward more online learning opportunities

Conclusion

Take your part in the STaR chart extremely seriously. Access your own goals for incorporating technology use into your curriculum. Take a moment and discuss some ideas on how to make A. J. Moore Academy an ambassador of success in the Texas Long-Range Plan for Technology.

Contact Info & Resources
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Online: STaR Chart Texas Long Range Plan for Technology

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Marcus Lamar Walker: mlwalker@wacoisd.org www.marcuslamarwalker.blogspot.com