EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link                       Amy Ledford
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EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link                         Amy Ledford
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EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link                       Amy Ledford
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EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link                       Amy Ledford
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EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link                         Amy Ledford
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EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link                              Amy Ledford
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EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link                               Amy Ledford
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  1. 1. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Amy Ledford EA1103 Week 4 Assignment, Part 1: Development of an organization chart integrating technology Integrating Technology School Board The school board has the authority to determine the policies that govern schools as well setting a clear course for the district. In addition the make budgetary decisions that provides adequate funding for the advancement of technology for the district. Superintendent The Superintendent of Schools is the chief administrative and executive officer of the Board of School Trustees. The superintendent should solidify the vision the school board has for the district, as well as ensure the financial commitment. In addition the superintendent assists in piloting the course to ensure a uniform, district-wide approach to the technology plan. Curriculum Director Technology Administrator Provides leadership and Provides leadership and planning for the planning for the development and development and implementation of the implementation of the districts technology plan. districts technology plan. Works we the Technology Works with the curriculum Administrator to plan staff director. Designs staff development and ways to development, maintains evaluate the progress and technology programs in the district. Oversees district technology budget. Page 1 – Revised October 2009
  2. 2. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Amy Ledford EA1103 Principal Technology The principal’s charge is to focus on the Integrationist vision that school board has in place and The integrationist provides implement that at campus. The principal will technical expertise. Trains work the curriculum director, technology teachers how to use the administrator and the SBDM in determining technology and how to the needs of the campus. The principal will implement and integrate it monitor and evaluate technology integration into their everyday in the curriculum. In addition the principal curriculum. oversees funding at the campus level for technology. Teacher SBDM Teachers are to work Using the campus CIP the collaboratively to develop SBDM will assist in making curriculum that integrates decision regarding the technology into everyday implementation of lessons. Furthermore the technology training and teacher will use the integration into the technology on a regular curriculum and how we will basis in order to develop assess our performance. Target Tech skills according to the STaR chart. Principal’s Role With the schools moving into the direction of being a 21st century school this requires the principal not only to be managers of information and instructional practices, but also leaders when it comes to technology. A prinicpal should not ask a teacher to use various technology without being willing to learning and use them as well. The principal’s role should be one that is positive towards technology. The principal should be willing to train and guide teachers through technology not merely be a bystander in their school. The principal should be aware of the school boards vision and what the SBDM has determine as far as what technology advancements and staff develpments are. Principals must promote and implement technology as well as support the teachers leading them in change with the ultimate goal of increasing student achievement through learning strategies with 21st teaching. Page 2 – Revised October 2009
  3. 3. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Amy Ledford EA1103 Week 4 Assignment, Part 2: Professional Development Planning Professional Development Planning In preparing for professional developments for technology improvement I used 4 different data sources STaR Chart, Campus Improvement Plan, District Technology Plan and Vision 20/20 plan. Troup had very good results from the STaR charts the last three years with us reaching Target Tech the last year. However, with staffing changes and new components that has been added there are still various opportunities for improvement in technology. The majority of all our staff development in the last three years have been focused around technology. Our campus improvement plan and our district plan clearly outlines that our focus is to be on technology improving student achievement. In the chart below are 4 staff development opportunities that target the needs of our campus. Technology Needs Persons Repsonsible Professional Development All campuses will integrate Katie Preast-Curriclulum Teachers will design 2 technology in the Director technology projects for their development of curriculum Cal Sparks-District students to integrate in the Technology existing curriculum map. Integrationist Improve student technology Cal Sparks-District Teachers will participate in a literacy of all students. Technology refresher course in Integrationist technology basics inlcuding word documents, powerpoint, excel etc. Using their curriculum maps the 3-5th grade teachers will plan various projects to integrate with their existing curriculum maps. On-going, sustained, and Katie Preast-Curriclulum Summer Staff Development intensive, high quality Director Comp Days professional development for Cal Sparks-District the improvement of Technology Advanced Podcasting- podcasting, moodle (online Integrationist Teachers will have on going learning), teacher blogs and podcast training to assist webpages. them in becoming more profiecient in podcasting Page 3 – Revised October 2009
  4. 4. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Amy Ledford EA1103 using imovie. Teachers will be allowed time to create and work on the 10 required podcasts. Teachers will continue to create online learning units for our district online learning goals. Teachers will receive further training in update their webpages and blogs and how to added pages and links connecting all three components(webpages, podcasts, blogs) Smart Board Training Amy Ledford-Elementary Teachers will learn advanced Advanced Intructional Use Smart Board Trainer Smart Board skills and create 4 new Smart Board lesson using the advanced skills and incorporate the activities toolkit, have links, interactive assesment using Senteo systems. Week 4 Assignment, Part 3: Evaluation Planning for Action Plan Action Plan for Evaluation Technology Needs Assessment/Evidence All campuses will integrate Curriculum Maps technology in the PDAS development of curriculum Documentation Walk Through Observations Student work STAR Chart Staff Assessment Surveys Improve student technology Student Technology Survey literacy of all students. Student Technology Compenticy Checklist Student produced work On-going, sustained, and Teacher produced podcasts Page 4 – Revised October 2009
  5. 5. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Amy Ledford EA1103 intensive, high quality professional development for the improvement of Hit counters on podcast increase 25% podcasting, moodle (online Teacher Create Webpages/Published learning), teacher blogs and Wedpages webpages. Hit counters on webpages and blogs increase 25% Teachers complete Moodle Units for online learning and make it ready to go live by September 2010. Teacher survey Smart Board Training Smartboard Advanced Competency Advanced Intructional Use Checklist (see below for complete evaluation) Advanced tasks (Demonstrate mastery of beginner, intermediate skills, and…) Create the original shapes and add them to the gallery Use the camera to capture an image from anywhere Use the recorder to show stages of development Incorporate external resources into lessons utilizing the interactive whiteboard Incorporate action buttons or animated graphics like sounds, rolling the dice, etc… Use the interactive white board during most classes not limiting interaction to sporadic use Allow students to interact with the board on a regular basis Web Page and Podcast Evaluation Principals/ November o Web Pages Technology □ Has the teacher created an engaging website? □ Does the teacher’s website communicate a positive message about school? □ Has outdated information been left on the page? □ Did teacher include each required component of the website? Page 5 – Revised October 2009
  6. 6. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Amy Ledford EA1103  Professional information  Brief biography  College information  Favorites (website, music, books, etc...)  Contact information  Hit counter □ Were appropriate web elements or graphics used? □ Was the teacher’s photograph included on the website? □ Did the teacher incorporate hyperlinks to instructional resources, helpful websites, etc…? □ Did the teacher include hyperlinks to his/her teacher created podcasts? Dr. Beaty & New o Podcasting Principals Teachers: □ Does the teacher know the difference between an 4 Podcasts audio podcast and an enhanced podcast? by □ Did the teacher complete the required number of December podcasts? & 4 more □ Did the teacher’s podcast include images, graphics, by May video, etc… when appropriate? Returning □ Did the teacher include some type of audio (voice, music, sound clips) in the podcast when Teachers: appropriate? 5 by □ Did the teacher follow appropriate December copyright/plagiarism rules in the creation of his/her 5 more by podcast? May □ Did the teacher successfully upload his/her podcast to the blog page? Smart Board Competency Interactive Whiteboard Skills Checklist for New Teachers Check if Mastered Beginners’ skills (interactive whiteboards) Switch the projector on Open the software Orient the board Use the pen tool or appropriate instruments to write on board Erase or clear the writing Draw some squiggles, in different thicknesses and colors Draw some shapes, regular and irregular. Color them in and change the border colors. Change the transparency. Draw some straight lines and arrows. Page 6 – Revised October 2009
  7. 7. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Amy Ledford EA1103 Write some text Move to the next page or add a new page Draw a shape on the page Use the blind (reveal tool) and spotlight. Look at the page sorter and reorganize the pages Save the work in an appropriate file Allow students to interact with the board Intermediate tasks (Demonstrate mastery of the beginner skills and…) Investigate gallery/resource library content then customize the toolbar with new resources Use different background colors and effects Utilize the interactive tools (power tools) and incorporate them in lessons. Allow students to interact with the board Interactive Whiteboard Skills Checklist for Returning Teachers Advanced tasks (Demonstrate mastery of beginner, intermediate skills, and…) Create the original shapes and add them to the gallery Use the camera to capture an image from anywhere Use the recorder to show stages of development Incorporate external resources into lessons utilizing the interactive whiteboard Incorporate action buttons or animated graphics like sounds, rolling the dice, etc… Use the interactive white board during most classes not limiting interaction to sporadic use Allow students to interact with the board on a regular basis Page 7 – Revised October 2009

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