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  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.Page 6 – Revised October 2009
  • 7. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link District Instructional Technology Director- Provide support and direction to enable staff, students, and the community to successfully address the educational challenges of an evolving technological society Provide the most appropriate, cost effective, and innovative technology solutions Ensure that individual campuses have the most current technology and the know how to use it Provide campus trainings in the effective use of technology Technology Department Campus Administration- Head, Peer Facilitator, & Tech Liaison- Principal-provides for technology spending in the budget, ensures that teachers Provides assistance in using are utilizing technology in their technology to teachers and students classrooms, and provides training for staff. Ensures all technology equipment is functioning Counselors-ensures students are taking the needed courses in Submits work orders for technology and works with the technology that is not functioning high school CTE program for correctly recruitment purposes. Upkeeps the school website Teachers- Students- Community- Require the use Take advantage Require a of technology of the technology knowledge of that is available technology from by students to them the school system Model the use Explore the Support the of technology technology schoolPage 7 – Revised October 2009
  • 8. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology LinkWeek 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.During week 3, I interviewed several stakeholders and discovered that our campus is prettyefficient at using technology equipment during instruction (i.e. Curriculum on Wheels, documentcameras, promethean boards, Unitedstreaming). Teachers are becoming more and more opento its use in the classroom; especially after seeing the impact using technology has on studentmotivation and performance. However, one thing that I did realize that many teachers wereunaware of is how to use a new program called AWARE that our district has adopted. Beingable to fully utilize AWARE puts a plethora of information at our teacher’s fingertips. Teacherscan pull up information on student demographics, current and historical TAKS scores,Curriculum Based Assessment scores, intervention information, and student specific information(i.e. at-risk, GT, Sped, etc.). Therefore, I believe a teacher training in AWARE would be verybeneficial to all teachers. The following is my idea for staff development in using AWARE:Session Purpose: Help teachers become familiar with AWARE program and it’s uses.Learning Objectives to Be Addressed: Teachers will be able to use AWARE to: researchcurrent and historical TAKS scores, Curriculum Based Assessment scores, demographicinformation, student specific information (i.e. At-risk, GT, Sped, etc.), and interventioninformation.Grade Level: Facilitator: Location: Start Time: 3:30 End-Time: 4:306-8 Colencia Reed LibraryLearner-Centered Purpose Description Steps Estimated Time ActivityIntroduction To familiarize Brief video 1.Facilitator will 5 minutes staff with the about AWARE show a brief AWARE video provided program by the district of what other pilot schools have said about awarePage 8 – Revised October 2009
  • 9. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology LinkPersonal stories Motivate other Teachers who 1.Facilitator 5 minutes teachers to use currently are asks volunteers the program using the to share their program experience volunteer to share their 2.Brief Q & A thoughts sessionAWARE Allow teachers Quickly go over 1.Facilitator 10 minutesPowerPoint to see all of the highlights of goes over benefits of using AWARE on PowerPoint the program PowerPoint presentation 2.Brief Q & A sessionHands on period Allows teachers Teachers go to 1.Teachers 20 minutes to explore the computers and allowed to go to functions of research computers to AWARE student explore the information functions 2.Facilitator asks teachers to find specific information about a student 3.Teachers record findingsPage 9 – Revised October 2009
  • 10. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology LinkSharing Teachers gain Teachers share 1.Teachers 15 minutes insight for each their thoughts report to small other and ideas with a group to share small group their findings 2.Facilitator leads group discussion on how information found in AWARE can assist teachers in preparing, adjusting, and re-teaching lessons 3.Ideas are written on a large post-it note and hung in the library for displayEvaluation Get feedback Teachers 1. Facilitator 5 minutes about the staff complete a distributes development survey about the surveys to and whether it presentation teachers was useful 2. Teachers complete the surveys and return themPage 10 – Revised October 2009
  • 11. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology LinkWeek 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.Goal: All teachers and students will use technology effectively to engage in teaching,learning, and communicating.Objective: Motivate teachers to use technology in instruction and provide students withaccess to increase student performance in all areas.Target Group(s): Teachers, students, & parentsActivity/ Strategy Person(s) Timeline Resources/Estimated Formative (Include 3) Responsible Cost EvaluationProvide each Principal- March Provided that 95% of All teachers andteacher with a Paula Sword 2011- teachers already have students shouldpromethean board, March access to all have equaldocument camera, 2012 technology equipment, access toand projector for the cost should be technology touse in their approximately $6,000 ensure that allclassroom. to ensure all teachers students receive have the equipment in every opportunity their personal rooms. to be successful. Giving the necessary Our Technology liaison technology to would have to write a every teacher grant for the needed allows them to technology due to fully take budget cuts. advantage of using that technology during instruction to prepare our students for aPage 11 – Revised October 2009
  • 12. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link technology savvy society. Students are already using technology at home to download music, play games, and communicate with each other. Using technology for educational purposes is the next step. Student motivation will increase if they have access to technology.Provide trainings Peer Weekly Computer lab Providing weeklyduring Teacher Facilitators beginning Promethean board trainings inUniversity weekly Technology in August technologyin using and Copies of handouts benefits all liaisontechnology (i.e. continuing Cost = $ 0 teachers.AWARE, throughout Teachers willEduphoria, the school learn how to useChancery, Mizuni, year differentpromethean board programs, enteruse, how to use interventionUnitedstreaming, information onPowerPoints, their students,Excel, Publisher, enteretc.). documentation like tutoring and parent phone calls into Mizuni, gather reports, analyze data, and many more things. Having the trainings in a computer lab allows teachers to watch the presentation and then log on and learn through exploration. If they need help, help is there. Feedback in thePage 12 – Revised October 2009
  • 13. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link past has been very positive on Teacher University.Teachers create a All teachers August Computer lab By requiring eachwebsite for and 2012 Teacher computers teacher andstudents and administrators administrator toparents to utilize create and maintain a website, students and parents have 24 hour access to things like: course information, contact information, how to schedule teacher conferences, etc. Parents tend to feel more in the loop when they can log on to the internet and see what their students are doing in class. Then, it opens dialog between the parent and student about education. Parents will be more involved in their child’s education.Offer monthly Peer Monthly Computer lab Offering thetraining to parents Facilitators beginning Handouts opportunity forin how to use Technology in August parents to keepParent Connect to liaison and ending up with theirkeep up with their in June student’s gradesstudent’s grades at any time increases their involvement in the education of their child. Knowing their parents have access to their grades, studentsPage 13 – Revised October 2009
  • 14. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link will feel more responsible for keeping their grades up and work harder in the process. Parent Connect opens up another form of communication between the school and the parents.Create a Technology August Access to a classroom Students need toTechnology Club Teacher 2011-June Supplies for building be involved infor interested 2012 robots, rockets, something instudents to join Weekly or rollercoasters, and order to be biweekly other projects motivated to come meetings to school. Cost-$ 2,000 (grant for Offering a club) technology club gives interested student the chance to be a part of something special. Sparking their interest in technology in middle school may lead them to choosing a career in technology in the future.Page 14 – Revised October 2009
  • 15. 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 15 – Revised October 2009