EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology LinkWeek 4 Assignment: Due at the end of Week 4.OverviewLast week, you ...
EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link  Rubric  Use the following Rubric to guide your work on the Week 4...
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EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology LinkSchool Board   •   Defines district technology policies   •   Overs...
EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology LinkTeachers    •   Collaborates on curriculum that integrates technolo...
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  1. 1. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology LinkWeek 4 Assignment: Due at the end of Week 4.OverviewLast week, you engaged in an analysis and wrote a report describing the use of technology andinformation systems to enrich campus curriculum, enhance teaching and learning, and generallyintegrate technology into our campus improvement plans to effectively integrate technology andinstructional leadership. Your analysis and report should provide the necessary background forthe Week 4 major assignment – developing an action plan for gathering, analyzing, and usingdata from a variety of sources for informed campus decision making focusing on integratingtechnology, 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 anddistrict improvement plans as well as any technology plans, and your Week 3 report to makesure 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 mustreview and comment on at least one other action plan focusing on organizational leadershipdesigned 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
  2. 2. 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  ExpectationsAction plan Student completes the Student completes Student provides a Student does notincludes an organizational flow the organizational partial organizational complete theorganizational chart identifying key chart with some chart that does not organizational chart orchart identifying personnel from the identification of include all key description of roles andkey 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 anddistrict and responsible for does not address responsibilities of keycampus integrating technology the roles and personnel.organizational and instructional and responsibilities of (16 point)eleadership 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 (18 points) of all personnel. (Maximum 20 points)Comprehensive Student describes a Student provides a Student provides a Student fails to developprofessional professional professional professional a professionaldevelopment 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 theplan of integrating of integrating three bulleted bulleted items from thetechnology with technology with items from the Accomplished column.instructional and instructional and Accomplishedorganizational organizational column. (16 points)leadership. leadership. To achieve (18 points) maximum credit, the professional development plan(s) must: • Reference analysis and lessons learned about the technology needs from the Week 3 report • Addresses professional Page 2 – Revised October 2009
  3. 3. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link 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 20 points)Evaluation plan to The action plan must Student provides Student provides an Student fails to includeassess the also include an an evaluation plan evaluation plan that an evaluation plan inprogress and evaluation plan that that addresses addresses only one of the Week 4 actionsuccess 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 (16 point) other analysis from (18 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 from a variety of sources • Provides Page 3 – Revised October 2009
  4. 4. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link assessments and/or monitoring evaluating professional development to improve decision making in the integration of technology with instructional and organizational leadership. . (Maximum 20 points)Posting action plan Student posts their Student posts their Student posts their Student does not poston the Discussion action plan on the action plan on the action plan on the on the DiscussionBoard 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 doesevidence of provides evidence, and provides not provide anyreviewing and through written evidence, through comments or (0 points)commenting on comments, of reviewing written comments, reflections on theaction plans of and reflecting on at of reviewing and action plans of otherother students. least two other reflecting on one students. student’s action plan. other student’s (Maximum 20 points) action plan. (16 point) (18 points)Assignment Responses are relevant Responses are Responses are Responses do notMechanics 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 10 points) mechanics Needs writing mechanics. punctuation, including (8 points) (6 APA errors. point)Improvement (0 points) Page 4 – Revised October 2009
  5. 5. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology LinkThe following four parts to the Week 4 assignments should help you complete anaction plan that incorporates all four elements of the assignment, includingposting your action plan and commenting and reflecting on the action plansshared by fellow students.Page 5 – Revised October 2009
  6. 6. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology LinkWeek 4 Assignment, Part 1: Development of an organization chart integratingtechnologyUsing the campus and district improvement plans, and any suggested technologyimprovements, 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. School Board Superintendent Curriculum Director Technology Principal Director Network Teachers Administrator Campus Technology Students PersonPage 6 – Revised October 2009
  7. 7. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology LinkSchool Board • Defines district technology policies • Oversees district policies • Approves budget • Sets Acceptable Use PolicySuperintendent • Evaluates district technoogy needs with input from lower campus input • Implements board policies • Oversees that District is on target with technology goals • Oversees day to day operations of the district • Sets budget for technology • Uses STaR Chart to assess district technology needsCurriculum Director • Sets professional development for district with technology emphasis • Sees that the curriculum includes technology TEKS • Supports staff with technology • Communicates need for technology in classrooms to building principalsTechnology Director • Communicates district technology plan to building principals • Responsible for implementing board policy for technology access in the district • In charge of STaR Chart information gathering • Reports problems and progress to the SuperintendentCampus Technology Person • Ensures teachers have necessary tools to implement technology TEKS • Responsible for teacher training in new software and technology • Trouble shooter for campus technologyPage 7 – Revised October 2009
  8. 8. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology LinkTeachers • Collaborates on curriculum that integrates technology • Responsible for integrating technology TEKS in the classroom • Uses technology to differentiate instruction • Sees that students become successful in using technology in the classroomPrincipalThe role of the principal in making sure the organizational chart is monitored andimplemented is very crucial to the success of the school. The principal is toensure that board policies are followed on campus. He should also use the STaRChart to assess needs on his campus and evaluate the teachers in their usage oftechnology in the classroom. The campus administrator should also modeltechnology usage on a daily basis. The principal should always work with upperadministration to discuss recommendations from his campus when dealing withtechnology.Week 4 Assignment, Part 2: Professional Development PlanningUsing the campus and district improvement plans, and any suggested technologyimprovements, 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 DEVELOPMENTGoals: • To provide training on hardware and software to allow the staff to utilize technology. • To help teachers use data better and more efficiently • To help teachers utilize technology to help all their students • To reinforce the use of technology in the curriculum • To have 100% of staff using technology as a everyday tool to enhance instruction Professional Presenter Purpose of Session Development SessionSTaR Chart Principal This session is designed to show the teachers the value ofPage 8 – Revised October 2009
  9. 9. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology LinkTraining the information that the STaR Chart gives a school district. For example how the survey impacts how much technology they receive to use in the classroom.AEIS Report Curriculum This session is designed to give teachers needed knowledgeTraining Director of how to use the AEIS tool. Especially how to use for differentiation of instruction for certain students and groups.Eduphoria/Aware Curriculum This software can be used to analyze data on a number ofTraining Director assessments. It can break down the data into which students missed what TEK.CScope Training Region X The session will be geared toward the integration of personnel technology into the lesson plans. The presenter will share information on how technology can be used in each lesson.Week 4 Assignment, Part 3: Evaluation Planning for Action PlanThe technology action plan integrating instructional an organizational leadership must includeevaluation components that provide measurable outcomes designed to address the following:• 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.Profession Development Strategy EvaluationSTaR Chart Training Based on the chart rating that was given on the survey, the teacher should show improvement on the Teaching and Learning category. Classroom walk-throughs and observations by principal and evidence of online trainings.AEIS Report Training The method for evaluation will be based on the teacher reflection of what they knew previously compared to the knowledge gained through the presentation.Eduphoria Training Teachers will generate reports on a timely basis showing student progress. Also the teacher should be using the reports to differentiate instruction and be giving examples in their lesson plans.Cscope Training Lesson plans will be the major evaluation tool to show use of the Cscope curriculum integrated withPage 9 – Revised October 2009
  10. 10. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link technology. The teacher will also be evaluated with walk-throughs and formal classroom observations.Page 10 – Revised October 2009
  11. 11. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology LinkWeek 4 Assignment, Part 4: Posting your Action Report and Responding to OtherStudents’ 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 11 – Revised October 2009

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