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Technology Applications

 

Technology Applications is the state enrichment curriculum that addresses the recommendations in the Texas Long-Range Plan for Technology, 2006-2020. It defines the technology literacy and integration requirements for students, teachers, and librarians in No Child Left Behind, Title II, Part D, Enhancing Education Through Technology.

Purpose

The purpose of the state’s Technology Applications curriculum is to ensure that students and educators gain and apply critical 21st Century digital knowledge and skills across the curriculum. Technology Applications provides a vertical look at what is expected for students from prekindergarten through grade twelve. There are benchmarks at Grades 2, 5, and 8 as well as specialized, focused courses building on the K-8 TEKS at the high school level. There are expectations for Technology Applications for beginning teachers as well as current educators.

Technology Applications Links

Technology Applications Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)
The State Board of Education (SBOE) has legislative authority to adopt the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for each subject of the required curriculum. SBOE members nominated educators, parents, business and industry representatives, and employers to serve on the Technology Applications review committees. The Technology Applications review committees began work in Spring 2010 to review the current Technology Applications TEKS and make recommendations for revisions. The adopted revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 126,  Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Technology Applications , become effective beginning with School Year 2012-2013. 

New Technology Applications Professional Development Courses in Project Share
New professional development courses have been developed to highlight the newly revised Technology Applications TEKS.

Technology Applications Curriculum
Requirements for teaching and learning digital technology skills and integrating digital technology across all curriculum areas are provided.

Student Expectations for Technology Applications
There are Technology Applications Guidelines for Prekindergarten (PDF) and Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Technology Applications found in Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 126.

Educator Standards for Technology Applications
Standards can be found to prepare educators in the areas of Technology Applications (All Beginning Teachers), Technology Applications (EC-Grade 12)Technology Applications (8-12), Computer Science (Grades 8-12), and Master Technology Teacher

Technology Applications Instructional Materials
Information about Technology Applications classroom materials.

Technology Applications Resources

New Technology Applications Professional Development Courses in Project Share
New professional development courses have been developed to highlight the newly revised Technology Applications TEKS. Use the Project Share Catalog to access the Technology Applications TEKS PD.

Technology Applications Teacher Network (TATN)
The TATN is a collaborative project between regional Education Service Centers and the TEA. It is designed to provide Texas teachers with resources to implement the Technology Applications Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills in the K-12 classroom. 

2010 Progress Report to the Long-Range Plan(PDF)
The 2010 Progress Report on the Long-Range Plan for Technology, 2006-2020 provides accomplishments from September 2008-August 2010. Progress in implementing the Technology Applications Curriculum is addressed in the report beginning on page 14.

Long-Range Plan for Technology, 2006-2020 (PDF)
The Long-Range Plan for Technology, 2006-2020 charts the course for educational technology in Texas and provides recommendations to various stakeholders in the areas of Teaching and Learning; Educator Preparation and Development; Leadership, Administration, and Instructional Support; and Infrastructure for Technology. Recommendations for Technology Applications are found in the Plan.

Texas School Technology and Readiness (STaR) Chart
The Texas Campus and Teacher STaR Charts are planning and self-evaluation tools aligned with the Long-Range Plan for Technology, 2006-2020. They address progress in meeting Technology Applications standards for students, teachers, and librarians.


For additional information, contact:

Curriculum Enrichment Unit 
Jessica Snyder, Program Coordinator
jessica.snyder@tea.state.tx.us
 
512-463-9581

 

Educational Technology
Karen Kahan, Director, Educational Technology
karen.kahan@tea.state.tx.us
512-463-9400

  
Texas Education Agency
1701 N. Congress
Austin, Texas 78701

 

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