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Technlogoy Action Plan

  1. 1. Chris Neal EDLD 5352 – Week 4 Assignment 3/20/11 T.A.P. – Technology Action Plan“Whereas knights of old wore armor of plate, the modern knights of the air wear the invisible but magic armor of confidence in technology” -Mike Spick Chris Neal EDLD 5352
  2. 2.  T.A.P Process Development Organizational Flow and Responsibilities Development and Vision PlanningData Collection and Implementation Planning  Pre-Implementation Professional Development Planning Proposal Preparation Proposal Presentation  Implementation and Evaluation Faculty Meeting Program Administration Evaluation Chris Neal EDLD 5352
  3. 3.  T.A.P Organizational Flow and Responsibilities Principal Plan facilitation, Technology oversight, and Curriculum Specialist implementation Director Coordinate Alignment and professional Resource development Allocation Site Based I.T. Director Decision Team Resource and Assure alignment Facilitating Software with Campus student Oversight and Improvement Plan technological Maintenance ability To learn, create and explain. Assessment Report Implementation Committee Committee Gather applicable Principal, Teachers, data and submit Curriculum Director, report to Principal and Technology and School board Specialist School Board Student Feedback Team Plan Approval, Student Committee funding, and assisting in assessment of development, implantation, and success assessment Principal’s RoleIt is worth noting that the principal holds the ultimate responsibility for the coordination, implantation, and assessment of the entire program. By design, this is a static and flexible program that necessitates dynamic and responsive leadership by the principal. Chris Neal EDLD 5352
  4. 4.  T.A.P Development and Vision PlanningStep 1: Organization of T.A.P Executive CommitteePrincipal organizes a brainstorming session to introduce and explain the need of the T.A.P using appropriatedata. There should be an organic emphasis placed on the need and discuss the societal and individualimportance of high-level technological skills in the next twenty years. Principal should also give backgroundinformation and structure of the National Educational Technology Plan (NETP) and the TEA’s Long RangePlan for Technology 2006-2020 (LRPT). Develop a working vision to be presented at next (more inclusivemeeting). Loose action plan goals should be prepared for the next meeting as well.Invited To Meeting:PrincipalCurriculum DirectorTechnology SpecialistI.T. DirectorAssistant PrincipalTeacher 1Teacher 2Teacher 3* Two members must be members of the Site-Based Decision Making TeamStep 2: T.A.P Vision and Goals Ratification MeetingExecutive Committee introduces concept, data, and needs assessment of T.A.P. They presentworking vision/goals. Roundtable discussion is held. Changes are requested, given, and ratified.Entire group votes to ratify final vision and goals of T.A.P.Invited To Meeting:PrincipalCurriculum DirectorTechnology SpecialistI.T. DirectorAssistant PrincipalTeacher 1Teacher 2Teacher 3Student 1 and ParentStudent 2 and ParentStudent 3 and ParentTechnology SpecialistBoard MemberAssessment and EvaluationStep 1 is assessed by principal using a rubric of meeting timeliness, attendance, and a follow upon-line survey of attendants. Step 2 is assessed by the Executive Committee based on finalratification of goals and vision meeting deadline. Attendance and follow up surveys should alsobe utilized. Chris Neal EDLD 5352
  5. 5.  Data Collection and Implementation Planning*Meeting 1 – Data Analysis and needs AssessmentTimeframe: Meeting will occur within two weeks of ratification of Vision and Goals. Meeting willbe 120 minutes in length and held at one of the schools computer labs after school.Data Analysis: TAKS Scores, AEIS Reports, StAR Chart, C.I.P, NETP, LRPT, NET*SGuiding Questions: What is our current rating and overall healthiness of our technologicalenvironment? Where are strengths and weakness in resources and staff development? Identify athree-pronged plan of attack to address the needs while satisfying the goals of T.A.P.Curriculum Director will chair the meeting to disseminate and explain the data sets.Attendees: Executive Committee*Meeting 1 – Data Analysis and needs Assessment-Continuation of previous meeting (must occur one week after first meeting).There will be additional goals of (1) a definitive technology needs assessment and (2) assigning amember the task of compiling a report that has the dual function of needs assessment and initiativerecommendations based on the two meetings. This will be presented at the next meeting.*Meeting 3 – Implementation Plan Development and RatificationTimeframe: Meeting will occur within two weeks of the final data analysis meeting. Meeting will be120 minutes in length and held at one of the schools computer labs after school.Principal will chair the meeting.General minutes of the previous two meetings will be presented by Principal. Needs Assessmenthalf of the report will be presented by Curriculum Director. Imitative Recommendations will bepresented by one of the teachers serving on the Executive Committee. Open forum andrecommendation sessions will be held with the whole group of attendees. After brainstormingsession official amendments to the imitative recommendations will be asked for and voted in. Thefinal initiatives will be voted on and ratified with one program adopted to address each of the T.A.PGoals.Invited To Attend Meeting:PrincipalCurriculum DirectorTechnology SpecialistI.T. DirectorAssistant PrincipalTeacher 1Teacher 2Teacher 3Student 1 and ParentStudent 2 and ParentStudent 3 and ParentTechnology Specialist Chris Neal EDLD 5352
  6. 6.  Professional Development Planning*Meeting 1: Needs Assessment, Prioritization, Identification of Professional DevelopmentTimeframe: Will occur within one week of the ratification of the implementation plan.This meeting will be chaired by the Technology Specialist. Prior to this session he/she would havedone an in depth study of STaR Chart Data, Resource Usage Reports, NET*S Standards. Theywould have also done a pre-meeting survey of technological needs and possible staff developmentsessions. Prior to these meeting available on/off P site trainings would have been selected, rated, andpriced in preparation for the meeting. The principal, I.T. Director, and Curriculum Director will holda round table discussion discussing the needs and benefits of suggested trainings. At the conclusionof the meeting, consensus will be made about which professional development programs will bepursued. Examples of general goals of professional development plan that will be designed will beloosely correlated to the following goals.1) Identify and evaluate existing IT resources(2) Adapt and integrate IT resources in instruction for effective learning(3) Design and create IT-based materials for effective instruction(4) Implement IT-based lessons with basic IT skills(5) Evaluate the effectiveness of IT-based instruction.All professional development sessions must align with the goals and vision of the T.A.P and NEPTand LRPT.Post Meeting Action #1: The principal will put together the final professional development plan thatwill be included with the T.A.P proposal to the board. This will include costs, logistics, and timelinefor all of the sessions. This final plan must be approved by the I.T. Director and CurriculumDirector.Post Meeting Action #2: The I.T. Director will coordinate the implementation of the professionaldevelopment plan submitted by the principal with the Technology Specialist. The TechnologySpecialist will be responsible for planning all necessary resources for the professional developmentplan. Chris Neal EDLD 5352
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  8. 8. T.A.P – Technology Action Plan Serving the Digital Native  Board Approval*Meeting 1 – T.A.P Board Proposal MeetingTimeframe: Meeting will occur within one week of the solidification of the staff development plan.Principal will chair the meeting. The format and structure of the T.A.P proposal will be discussed.Cost estimates for resources, staff development, and assessment program will be a major focus.T.A.P. members present will ratify the proposal comprehensively. The proposal will becomprehensive detailing the entire program including all relevant data studied in previous meeting.Action Items-Principal will be given the responsibility of preparing the final presentation andsubmitting it to relevant committee members that will be a part of the board meeting where theproposal will be presented. Principal will also be responsible for scheduling the proposal at the nextavailable school board meeting. The proposal should be presented to the board no longer than amonth following this meeting.Invited to Design Proposal:PrincipalCurriculum DirectorTeacher 1Technology Specialist*Meeting 2 – T.A.P Board Proposal MeetingTimeframe-Principal has the goal of setting the meeting the next available board meeting (preferablywithin a month).A group of four members will present the proposal. The principal will lead the presentation withparticipation from the Curriculum Director, I.T. Director, and a teacher. Formal proposal will be Chris Neal EDLD 5352
  9. 9. submitted on behalf of the entire T.A.P team. Implementation and EvaluationStep 1: Faculty Meeting and Training –Principal will organize a faculty meeting with the entire T.A.P team. This meetingenvironment will be learner centered. All Team members will participate. Datawill and a short overview of the needs assessment will be presented. The meetingwill be dynamic and outline the goals, process, staff development plan, andevaluation of the T.A.P.Step 2: Full Implementation—Resources will be in place. Development will be ongoing. Progress will bemonitored by the Executive Committee. They will elicit the input of all P.D.A.Sappraisers in monitoring of teacher buy-in, participation, and student impact. Theywill report to the Executive Committee monthly.Step 3: Responsibility Umbrellas-Principal-Program OversightExecutive Committee-Program Executive DecisionsI.T. Director-Resources and FacilitiesCurriculum Director-Teacher / Student support initiativesStep 4: Evaluation-There are evaluation triggers throughout the T.A.P. Generally, evaluative surveysand monitoring of all data models mentioned previously will be organizedaccording to the leadership outlined in Step 3. There will be full T.A.P teammeetings held once a semester for the first full year of implementation. At this timethe Principal, Executive Committee Chairperson, I.T. Director, and CurriculumDirector will prepare a report to share the evaluative data. At the end of the first fullyear of the T.A.P the Executive Committee will convene and analyze all datamodels (AEIS, CIP, TAKS, STaR, NEPT, LRPT). This analysis will be juxtaposedto the program goals. A full report will be prepared, recommendations for changesmade, and submitted to the full team. Once ratified, this report and suggestedchanges will be submitted to the School Board for approval. Chris Neal EDLD 5352
  10. 10. Evaluation and Meeting ModelThe following models should be utilized as comprehensively as possible in all T.A.P processes. Chris Neal EDLD 5352
  11. 11. References:Faith Family Academy Campus Improvement Plan. (2010-2011). Faith Family AcademyCharter Schools.Long-Range Plan for Technology, 2006-2020. (2006). Austin, TX: Texas EducationAgency.Texas STaR chart: School technology and readiness: The campus chart. (2006). Austin,TX: Texas Education Agency. Chris Neal EDLD 5352

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