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How “Tech” is Jackson Technology Center? : 

1 How “Tech” is Jackson Technology Center? Michael Alves, ESL Instructional Support Teacher Presented to Faculty, Spring 2010

Introduction : 

2 Introduction Texas’ Long Rang Plan for Technology 2006-2020 charts the course for educational technology and provides recommendations in four key areas. Campuses and districts report their progress in the key areas annually to the state. These reports are called STaR Charts.

Key Area I: Teaching and Learning : 

3 Key Area I: Teaching and Learning Both GISD and JTC achieved this rating in Teaching and Learning. 2008-2009 Texas STaR Campus Statewide Summary: Teaching and Learning BOTH JTC AND GISD SCORED HIGH IN THIS AREA.

Key Area II: Educator Preparation & Development : 

4 Key Area II: Educator Preparation & Development 2008-2009 Texas STaR Campus Statewide Summary: Educator Preparation and Development JTC Scored Advanced Tech. GISD scored Developing Tech. JTC SCORED HIGHER THAN GISD IN THIS AREA.

Key Area III: Leadership, Administration, and Instructional Support : 

5 Key Area III: Leadership, Administration, and Instructional Support Both GISD and JTC achieved this rating in Leadership, Administration, & Instructional Support 2008-2009 Texas STaR Campus Statewide Summary: Leadership, Administration, and Instructional Support BOTH JTC AND GISD SCORED HIGH IN THIS AREA.

Key Area IV: Infrastructure : 

6 Key Area IV: Infrastructure 2008-2009 Texas STaR Campus Statewide Summary: Infrastructure GISD scored Advanced Tech. JTC scored Target Tech. JTC SCORED HIGHER THAN GISD IN THIS AREA.

How is technology used at JTC? : 

7 How is technology used at JTC? Students work on their AR reading in computer lab 209

Slide 8: 

8 DATA FROM RECENT ADMINISTRATOR WALKTHROUGHS SHOW A HIGH RELIANCE ON TRADITIONAL INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS.

However, Projects that Include technology are present. : 

9 However, Projects that Include technology are present. JTC’s weatherBug monitoring station provides realtime data to students.

Conclusion: Even though JTC exceeds state expectations in educational technology, day-to-day practices need to include technology more often. : 

10 Conclusion: Even though JTC exceeds state expectations in educational technology, day-to-day practices need to include technology more often.

Links : 

11 Links Texas Technology Plan http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/technology/lrpt/ Texas STaR Chart http://starchart.esc12.net/

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