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    • Kristine A Shipp Course EDLD 5352 Section EA1164 December 13, 2009 EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Week 4 Assignment: Due at the end of Week 4. Overview Last week, you engaged in an analysis and wrote a report describing the use of technology and information systems to enrich campus curriculum, enhance teaching and learning, and generally integrate technology into our campus improvement plans to effectively integrate technology and instructional leadership. Your analysis and report should provide the necessary background for the Week 4 major assignment – developing an action plan for gathering, analyzing, and using data from a variety of sources for informed campus decision making focusing on integrating technology, instructional leadership, professional development and organizational leadership. As a result of this week’s assignments, you will be able to: • Examine and assess procedures for gathering, analyzing, and using data from a variety of sources for informed decision making regarding the integration of technology, instructional and organizational leadership (SBEC Principal Competency 7 indicator); • Design and apply skills for monitoring and evaluating change and making needed adjustments to achieve the campus vision and goals, including the integration of technology as described above (SBEC Principal Competency 7 indicator). Both of these outcomes are elements of Domain II, Instructional Leadership. In writing your Week 4 action plan, use your interviews, your readings, including campus and district improvement plans as well as any technology plans, and your Week 3 report to make sure the action plan: • Identifies data gathering sources; • Provides a description of an organizational chart describing decision making responsibilities regarding the integration of technology from central office personnel to campus leadership and staff; • Describes comprehensive professional development activities to achieve your action plan (this may utilize information from the previous three weeks of readings and activities); • Includes an evaluation plan to assess the progress and success of the action plan. Students will be asked to post their action plan on the Discussion Board and each student must review and comment on at least one other action plan focusing on organizational leadership designed to maximize the use of technology in data gathering and decision making. Submit your assignment by 11:59 PM on the seventh day of Week 4. Page 1 – Revised October 2009
    • Kristine A Shipp Course EDLD 5352 Section EA1164 December 13, 2009 EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Rubric Use the following Rubric to guide your work on the Week 4 Assignment. Tasks Not Meeting Accomplished Proficient Progressing  Expectations Action plan Student completes the Student completes Student provides a Student does not includes an organizational flow the organizational partial organizational complete the organizational chart identifying key chart with some chart that does not organizational chart or chart identifying personnel from the identification of include all key description of roles and key stakeholders in district administration district and stakeholders, and responsibilities. integrating through campus campus does not describe the (0 points) technology and implementation personnel, but roles and district and responsible for does not address responsibilities of key campus integrating technology the roles and personnel. organizational and instructional and responsibilities of (1 point)e leadership organizational personnel in leadership. Chart must integrating and identify personnel titles implementing responsible for this technology, integration and instructional and implementation, and a organizational brief description of the leadership. role and responsibilities (2 points) of all personnel. (Maximum 3 points) Comprehensive Student describes a Student provides a Student provides a Student fails to develop professional professional professional professional a professional development development plan or development development plan(s) development plan(s). plan(s) designed to activities designed to plan(s) that that addresses only one of the three (0 points) achieve the action achieve the action plan address two of the plan of integrating of integrating three bulleted bulleted items from the technology with technology with items from the Accomplished column. instructional and instructional and Accomplished organizational organizational column. (1 points) leadership. leadership. To achieve (2 points) maximum credit, the professional development plan(s) must: • Reference analysis and lessons learned about the technology needs from the Week 3 report Page 2 – Revised October 2009
    • Kristine A Shipp Course EDLD 5352 Section EA1164 December 13, 2009 EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link • Addresses professional development designed to improve the gathering, analysis and use of data from a variety of sources • Includes professional development to improve decision making in the integration of technology with instructional and organizational leadership. (Maximum 3 points) Evaluation plan to The action plan must Student provides Student provides an Student fails to include assess the also include an an evaluation plan evaluation plan that an evaluation plan in progress and evaluation plan that that addresses addresses only one of the Week 4 action success of the provides measurable two of the bulleted the bulleted items from plan. action plan. outcomes designed to items from the the Accomplished (0 points) address the following: Accomplished column. column. • Uses data and (1 point) other analysis from (2 points) the Week 3 report, including using the campus and district improvement plans, and local or state technology plans; • Provides assessments and/or monitoring reports measuring professional development designed to use technology to improve the gathering, analysis and use of data Page 3 – Revised October 2009
    • Kristine A Shipp Course EDLD 5352 Section EA1164 December 13, 2009 EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link from a variety of sources • Provides assessments and/or monitoring evaluating professional development to improve decision making in the integration of technology with instructional and organizational leadership. . (Maximum 3 points) Posting action plan Student posts their Student posts their Student posts their Student does not post on the Discussion action plan on the action plan on the action plan on the on the Discussion Board and on their Discussion Board and Discussion Board Discussion Board and Board or on their blog. blog, and provides on their blog and and on their blog on their blog but does evidence of provides evidence, and provides not provide any reviewing and through written evidence, through comments or (0 points) commenting on comments, of reviewing written comments, reflections on the action plans of and reflecting on at of reviewing and action plans of other other students. least two other reflecting on one students. student’s action plan. other student’s (Maximum 3 points) action plan. (1 point) (2 points) Assignment Responses are relevant Responses are Responses are Responses do not Mechanics to course content; relevant to course relevant to course reflect knowledge of student uses correct content; one or content; more than course content, lack APA writing mechanics; two errors in three errors in clarity and depth, no errors in grammar, grammar, spelling, grammar, spelling, or and/or include multiple spelling, or punctuation. or punctuation, punctuation including errors in grammar, including APA APA writing spelling, and (Maximum 3 points) mechanics Needs writing mechanics. punctuation, including (2 points) (1 APA errors. point)Improvement (0 points) Page 4 – Revised October 2009
    • Kristine A Shipp Course EDLD 5352 Section EA1164 December 13, 2009 EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link The following four parts to the Week 4 assignments should help you complete an action plan that incorporates all four elements of the assignment, including posting your action plan and commenting and reflecting on the action plans shared by fellow students. Page 5 – Revised October 2009
    • Kristine A Shipp Course EDLD 5352 Section EA1164 December 13, 2009 EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Week 4 Assignment, Part 1: Development of an organization chart integrating technology Using the campus and district improvement plans, and any suggested technology improvements, develop an organization chart that includes the following: • Identify by title or job description all personnel/stakeholders responsible for integrating technology and instructional and organization leadership from the district office to the campus and classroom; • Provide a brief description of the role and responsibilities of all identified personnel in your organizational chart; • Discuss the role of the principal in making sure the organizational chart is implemented and monitored. Superintendent Director of Assistant Technology Superintendent Head Curriculum Network Engineer Desk Side Support and Instruction High Jr. High Intermediate Primary Campus Principal Campus Assistant Principal Counselor Teachers Support Staff Student Superintendent Dr. Peter Running- Provide leadership and direction for the development of an educational system that is based on the needs of students, on standards of excellence and equity, and on community goals. Ensure that appropriate Page 6 – Revised October 2009
    • Kristine A Shipp Course EDLD 5352 Section EA1164 December 13, 2009 EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link data are used in developing recommendations and making decisions regarding the technology program and resources. Assistant Superintendent Mr. Sam Swierc- Works in conjunction with the Superintendent to ensure that technology goals and objectives including decision making and instruction communicate expectations for high achievement. Head of Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Debra Airheart- Responsible for instruction within the district. These responsibilities include maintaining compliance with TEKS, providing professional development opportunities, meeting state testing requirements, and supervision of instructional documents and resources. Director of Technology Pete Eldridge- Manages current Technology Department to support the achievement of the business and educational goals of the District by providing technology and resources and by building staff skills. Network Engineer Jeremy Scryba- Provides technical support on a variety of issues. Identifies, researches, and resolves technical problems. Responds to escalations from network administrators via telephone calls, email and personnel requests for technical support. Documents, tracks, and monitors the problem to ensure a timely resolution. Desktop Support Robert Johnson- Configures, assembles and installs microcomputers, workstations and/or peripheral equipment while performing first line support for desktops and laptops such as printing, power outages, wiring problems, and malfunctioning end user devices. Escalates unresolved problems to expedite resolution and reates and maintains user login identification (userid) information and login scripts. Campus Principals- Instructional leader for the campus and the final decision maker for campus material. Principals are responsible for implementing and imposing changes to curriculum where staff integrates technology. Principals must also assess implementation of technology and provide staff development in areas of weakness. Campus Assistant Principals- Works in conjunction with the principal to oversee implementation of technology use in the classroom. Assists prinicipal in providing staff development and support to teachers. Campus Counselor- School counselors develop and implement data/needs-driven, standards-based and research-supported programs, and engage in continuous program evaluation activities. School counselors analyze outcome data to guide future action and improve future results for all students. Professional Teachers- Teachers should make sure every student has access and the skills necessary to use technology to learn appropriate academic, life and career skills, in and out to the classroom. Teachers are responsible for integrating technology into the curriculum and following the state mandated TEKS for curriculum and technology. Page 7 – Revised October 2009
    • Kristine A Shipp Course EDLD 5352 Section EA1164 December 13, 2009 EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Campus Support Staff- Working in conjunction with teachers assists in providing a safe environment using technology to promote better teaching and learning within the classroom. Students- Students will continuously utilize technology within the learning environment while adhering to safety and ethical standards. Using technology resouces students will assist parents to participate more directly in their children’s education outside the school environment. The role of the principal in making sure the organizational chart is implemented and monitored is as instructional leader for the campus, the principal is the final decision maker for campus material. Principals are responsible for implementing and imposing changes to curriculum where staff integrates technology. Principal must adhere to the Instructional Technology Plan while aligning curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Principals must also assess implementation of technology and provide staff development in areas of weakness. Page 8 – Revised October 2009
    • Kristine A Shipp Course EDLD 5352 Section EA1164 December 13, 2009 EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Week 4 Assignment, Part 2: Professional Development Planning Using the campus and district improvement plans, and any suggested technology improvements, develop professional development activities that include the following: • Reference analysis and lessons learned about the technology needs from the Week 3 report; • Addresses professional development designed to improve the gathering, analysis and use of data from a variety of sources; • Includes professional development to improve decision making in the integration of technology with instructional and organizational leadership. Professional Development Planning should be based on an on-going assessment of each campus. Each campus’ professional development should address data including student, campus, and district achievement data from AEIS, STaR Chart, Campus Improvement Plans, District Technology Plans and any other applicable data sources. Campus will utilize STaR Chart data to determine campus instructional technology needs using the online STaR Chart as its resource. Utilize AEIS-IT data for analysis. The use of this program will analyze data which is filed on campus along with plan of action to improve instruction. Staff Development to support instructional goals should provide opportunities for educators to stay current on technology. It should also offer training for staff to develop model practices using technology. In addition, Staff Development should demonstrate and practice how to examine and utilize electronic student data to make sound educational and instructional choices. These opportunities use Region 10 and AEIS-IT as resources. Kemp ISD provides professional development activities: In addition to formal workshops in technology in the district, at the regional service center, and with other professional presenters, informal small group and on-on-one training is given to educators when assistance is needed. This informal training includes guidance, support, modeling, and lesson planning. Week 4 Assignment, Part 3: Evaluation Planning for Action Plan The technology action plan integrating instructional an organizational leadership must include evaluation components that provide measurable outcomes designed to address the following: Page 9 – Revised October 2009
    • Kristine A Shipp Course EDLD 5352 Section EA1164 December 13, 2009 EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link • Uses data and other analysis from the Week 3 report, including using the campus and district improvement plans, and local or state technology plans; • Provides assessments and/or monitoring reports measuring professional development designed to use technology to improve the gathering, analysis and use of data from a variety of sources; • Provides assessments and/or monitoring evaluating professional development to improve decision making in the integration of technology with instructional and organizational leadership. The technology committee will meet at least two times per year to evaluate the plan as to its progress towards stated goals and pertinence to current district goals. An update report will be made available to the Superintendent and other interested parties. The Texas STaR chart results will be studied once a year. Attention will be paid to year-to- year progress towards district goals as well as the appearance of any new areas of concern or interest. Campus principals will also monitor lesson plans and classroom performance for evidence of technology integration. The technology committee and the Director of Technology will assist the Principals in developing this report. Additional methods of assessment to monitor plan implementation will include student/staff surveys and reports and recommendations from the District and Campus Improvement Teams. Budgets, purchase orders, and other financial data will be used to document technology funding. Inventories of existing equipment will substantiate movement toward new and emerging technologies. Staff participation in technology training will be monitored by sign-in sheets, certificates, and professional staff development offering records. To measure the success of the Kemp ISD Technology Plan the following will occur:  Interviews and surveys will determine student and staff knowledge and success with targeted objectives.  Observation will be used to assess application of learned skills.  Learned skills will also be evaluated through completed projects.  Observation and monitoring of teacher lesson plans for use of technology will occur. Page 10 – Revised October 2009
    • Kristine A Shipp Course EDLD 5352 Section EA1164 December 13, 2009 EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link  Texas STaR Chart will be an indicator of teachers’ use of technology.  Technology committee will review plan and data gathered a minimum of twice yearly to assure effectiveness in classroom implementation and instruction.  Inventories and financial records will be used to evaluate equipment and services.  Adjustments to budget requests will be made when needed to provide for arising needs recommended by campus principals, teacher/staff requests, campus improvement teams, technology committee, and/or Director of Technology. References Kemp Independent School District Instructional Technology Plan 2009-2010. (2009).Kemp, TX: Kemp ISD. Kemp ISD District Improvement Plan 2009-2010. (2009). Kemp, TX: Kemp ISD. Kemp Primary School Campus Improvement Plan 2009-2010. (2009). Kemp, TX: Kemp ISD. Texas e-Plan: Technology Planning System 2009-2010. (2009). Kemp, TX: Kemp ISD. Long-Range Plan for Technology, 2006-2020. (2006). Austin, TX: Texas Education Page 11 – Revised October 2009
    • Kristine A Shipp Course EDLD 5352 Section EA1164 December 13, 2009 EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Agency. Texas STaR chart: School technology and readiness: The teacher chart. (2006). Austin, TX: Texas Education Agency. Page 12 – Revised October 2009
    • Kristine A Shipp Course EDLD 5352 Section EA1164 December 13, 2009 EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Week 4 Assignment, Part 4: Posting your Action Report and Responding to Other Students’ action plans Using the discussion board and the blog that you have developed, please write and post your action plan, and be sure to: • Read and review at least two other action plans • Respond to other action plans by posting your comments and reflections The purpose of the action report is to provide you with recommended procedures for gathering, analyzing, and using data from a variety of sources for informed campus decision making focusing on the effective integration of technology in curriculum, instruction, assessment and professional development. Students may wish to use this action plan as one of your school improvement projects for your Electronic Portfolio. You may also use the Week 3 and Week 4 assignments as campus supervised hours for your internship logs. As indicated these two weeks fall under Domain II, Instructional Leadership, and address elements of Competencies 4, 5 and 7. Page 13 – Revised October 2009