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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. Job Description Responsibilities · Create and establish a district technology vision in coordination with the local board of education. · Ensure that district policy reflects the needs of all stakeholders and align with national and state standards. · Ensure that funding and resources are available to meet the technology needs of Superintendent the district. · Documentation and assessment of the integration of technology into the adopted curriculum across the district. · Ensure access to curriculum program via technology resources · Monitoring access to curriculum material. Curriculum DirectorPage 6 – Revised October 2009
  • 7. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link · Monitors technology equipment to individual campuses throughout the district. · Ensures that district technology equipment (hardware and software). appropriate for district operating systems. Technology Director · Collaborates with campus principals to analyze data from campus and teacher STaR chart surveys. · Collaborates with campus and district administration to ensure the improvement plan technology goals are being achieved. · Monitors the maintenance of district technology equipment. · Collaborates with teachers and the technology department personnel to determine and address technology needs of the campus Campus Principal · Collects and analyzes data from the campus and teacher STaR chart surveys · Uses data to develop campus improvement plan goals through collaboration with the campus and district team. · Models technology expectations for campus personnel to ensure a modern vision for the 21st Century technological world. · Allocates campus resources to integrate technology into classroom curriculum.. · Develops a comprehensive staff development plan to promote an environment of life-long learning · Provides instructional leadership by monitoring and evaluating the integration of technology by teachers to positively affect student achievement. · Maintain and monitors technology hardware and software at the district and Campus Technicians campus level. · Assist teachers and administration with application of technology in the classroom. Provide opportunity for parent training in Power Parent.Page 7 – Revised October 2009
  • 8. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link · Integrate technology into classroom curriculum to ensure the 21st Century needs of students are being met. · Collaborate with campus administration Campus Teachers to ensure campus improvement plan technology goals are being met. · Provide data-driven, student-centered instruction to meet the diverse needs of all students.The role of the principalA principal’s responsibility as a instructional leader is to guarantee that technology is integratedinto the curriculum. A principal evaluates and assesses the integration of technology on thecampus by collecting and analyzing data from various sources The principal must model the useof technology to develop a vision for all campus personnel. The data sources include STaR chartsurveys, AEIS reports, team meetings, and annual summative evaluations that are used tomake data-driven decisions. The principal should develop a comprehensive professionaldevelopment plan to ensure life-lone learning and modern instructional techniques are beingimplemented at the campus level. The ultimate responsibility is to create a learningenvironment that meets the diverse needs of all learners on the campus allocating budgetaryfunds to ensure that the technology needs of the campus are being met in accordance tocampus improvement goals.Page 8 – Revised October 2009
  • 9. 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.Professional Development PlanningImproved Staff Confidence in Usage of Technology and Technology Troubleshooting Needs Participants Professional Development Activities· Gather data from STaR · Campus Administration, · KCISD technologychart surveys, PDAS technology department department staff willevaluations, teacher personnel and teachers development online andinterviews, and small group trainings tocollaborative PLC teams to assist staff membersidentify the needs of staffmembers· Continually identify the · Learner-centered trainingneeds of the staff to update that allow staff peers toprofessional development lead activities to helpactivities to meet the needs teachers gain confidenceof staff members with the use of technology· Technology will log and create a level oftechnology requests from comfort for learnerscampus staff to create a · Accessible softwaredata base that will be used programs that allow staffto identify areas of needed members to engage inimprovement learning activities in anPage 9 – Revised October 2009
  • 10. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link anytime, anywhere setting Create More Efficient System for Student Usage of Technology Equipment Needs Participants Professional Development Activities· Identify needs through · Campus Administration, · Training district leadersthe use of data from STaR technology department and technology departmentchart surveys and personnel and teachers personnel on techniquesinterviews with teachers that allow for moreand students effective use of the existing· Access the existing systemssystems and evaluate theeffectiveness of the impact · Professionals that provideon student usage and district and campus leadersachievement with solutions to existing systems · Teachers will participate in PLC learning groups to identify ways to improve student use of technology in all disciplines and identify possible changes that the campus needs to explore.Page 10 – Revised October 2009
  • 11. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology LinkIntegrate Technology into School-Wide Curriculum to Enhance Instruction Needs Participants Professional Development Activities· Administration will gather · Campus Administration, · Peer teacher training indata from STaR chart technology department PLC’s to incorporatesurveys, campus personnel and teachers techniques that existingtechnology surveys, staff members currently useinterview with teachers and on the campus.students.· Administration andteachers will analyze data · Teachers will participate infrom surveys and interview content specific trainingsand incorporate that allow for integration ofperformance data sources technology in the specificthat include PEIMS, AEIS, disciplines and appropriateand AYP. for student skill level.· Identify professionaldevelopment activities thatwill help teachers to · District technology expertsintegrate technology across will train staff members inall disciplines. use of existing technology components that are available for use in the district. · Purchase of softwarePage 11 – Revised October 2009
  • 12. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology LinkPage 12 – Revised October 2009
  • 13. 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.Evaluation Planning for Action PlanThe plan for evaluating the professional development activities to improve theintegration of technology into all disciplines to enhance instruction, increase staffconfidence in usage of technology and technology troubleshooting, and create a moreefficient system for student usage of technology equipment will involve constant,ongoing evaluation. The evaluation will use data from various sources to accuratelyassess the effectiveness of the activities. The effects of the activities on studentachievement will be assessed through the use of data from AEIS, AYP, and 9 weeksgrading reports. The effect of the professional development on teacher instruction willbe identified by the data gathered in yearly STaR chart surveys and evaluations ofclassroom practices. Teachers will meet regularly as PLC teams to assess the level thatprofessional development is addressing the areas of need. Team leaders will meet withadministrative leaders to provide data that allows the campus leaders to address theeffectiveness of the plan. Effective campus leadership will provide evaluation that isregular and ongoing in an attempt to constantly assess the integration of technology ina modern 21st Century campus. The campus instructional leaders will evaluate theeffectiveness of the plan by collecting and analyzing data sources that include: STaRchart surveys, staff interviews, team meetings, AEIS and AYP reports. The principal willseek evidence that will identify the effect of the learning on teachers and studentsthrough gathered data. The principal will measure state data and national standards.These standards are established in the Long-Range Technology Plan, Local TechnologyPlan, NETC standards, TEKS, and the Texas STaR chart areas.Page 13 – Revised October 2009
  • 14. 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 14 – Revised October 2009