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Edld 5352 Week 4 Assignment

  1. 1. 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
  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  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 • 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 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 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 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
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 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. Page 6 – Revised October 2009
  7. 7. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Networking Application Systems Systems HISD Central Office Technology Department Strategic Planning Tech Support & Training (Help Desk) East Region Office David Morales, CNS George Perez, Accounting/Business Manager Stevenson Middle School Ms. Zapata Principal Campus CNS SDMC Business Manager Teachers Librarian Page 7 – Revised October 2009
  8. 8. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Position Title Responsibilities HISD Central Office Technology The Houston ISD Technology and Information Department Systems Department is in place to assist the district in meeting the needs of all operations in relation to technology. They are divided into four areas: Technical Support and Training Services, Networking Systems, Application Systems and Strategic and Organizational Planning. Their goal is to create “solutions that facilitate learning, business initiatives, and productivity across academic, administrative and community functions” (HISD Connect, Technology and Information Systems, P. 1). Campus Network Specialist (CNS) Responsible for everyday technology operations in the regional offices and schools. Job duties include network setup, technology inventory, and software installation. At times the CNS may be the first troubleshooter before a staff member calls the HISD Help Desk. The regional office CNS may be called in to assist a campus CNS depending on issue. Both the regional and campus CNS report to the Central Office Technology Department for any issues that cannot be handled on campus. Their direct supervisor is the regional superintendent or the campus principal. Campus Prinicpal • Leads the campus in technology integration by “gathering, analyzing and using data from a variety of sources for informed decision making” (SBEC Principal Competency 7). • Uses tools such as the STaR chart to monitor and change the campus vision and goals in relation to technology use. Integrates STaR chart and variety of other data sources into Campus Improvement Plan in order to align with needs for increased student achievement. • Oversees technology budget for alignment with campus vision and goals. • Evaluates effectiveness of campus technology integration through a variety of assessments. Page 8 – Revised October 2009
  9. 9. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Position Title Responsibilities SDMC • Works with campus principal on development of Campus Improvement Plan according to a variety of data sources. • Committee members may serve on a technology committee that assists with campus technology updates and issues. Minutes are reported at monthly SDMC meetings. Teachers Teachers are responsible for integrating the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills -Technology Applications into lesson plans where applicable in order to create student- centered learning environments. It is also the responsibility of the teacher to make sure that they are staying up to date on technology related professional development. In addition, teachers should be developing lessons that give students access to online learning and a variety of technology media. Librarian • Establishes a technology equipment check out system for campus. Works with CNS to keep inventory of campus technology. • Makes available a variety of resources for teachers and students to keep current with technology literacy. • Allows students to utilize the online library system available through Houston ISD to check out books, conduct research and have access to other online educational resources such as BrainPop. Business Manager Business managers are housed at both the regional office and select school campuses. They are responsible for assisting the principal with campus technology ordering needs. Although the principal is the sole director of the budget, ordering duties can be delegated to a campus business manager who then submits approval for spending to the regional office business manager. Reference: HISD Connect, Technology and Information Systems (2009). Technology and Informantion Systems Manual. Retrieved from Page 9 – Revised October 2009
  10. 10. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link https://www.houstonisd.org/portal/site/Technology/menuitem.a5051239a344432188a67e10e04 1f76a/?vgnextoid=a63af409370da110VgnVCM10000028147fa6RCRD&vgnextfmt=default Page 10 – Revised October 2009
  11. 11. 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. Session Purpose: To give teachers a better understanding of how to the Campus and Teacher STaR Chart affects all aspects of technology integration and infrastructure in the school. Based on STaR Chart data from the past three years there is a need for structured professional development in this area. Important Note: This session should be done prior to the due date for teachers to submit their Teacher STaR Chart so that they have a purpose for doing so. Learning Objective to Be Addressed: Staff Orientation to STaR Chart - A New Vision for Technology Grade Facilitator: Location: Start Time: End-Time: Level/Content Lead Teachers, Stevenson Area: Campus CNS Lecture Theatre 1:45 3:15 All and Various Computer Labs Learner- Purpose Description Steps Estimated Time Centered Activity Construction of Teachers will Teachers will be • Arrange 15 minutes Knowledge & brainstorm directed to teachers in Goals of the campus use of brainstorm on grade level Learning technology for the topic of groups Process the purpose of campus • Hand out setting the theme technology Post It chart of the training. integration by paper and answering the markers to following The goal of the teachers questions: training is to help • Post teachers • What are we questions on understand the doing well? projector purpose of the • In what areas screen STaR Chart. could we • Direct Page 11 – Revised October 2009
  12. 12. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Without an improve? teachers to understanding of think about • What are we the learning goal the three ready to take there is a questions on? disconnect to the posted and purpose of the brainstorm professional ways in development. which they act on each • Have each group report out findings and post in room Construction of Teachers will Teachers will • Keeping the 25 minutes Knowledge & lead a discussion read “The Texas groups the Social Influences among groups Challenge” same, on Learning as to the (Texas Campus teachers will challenges in StaR Chart, p. be given the Teaching and 4-8) article by handout “The Learning, participating in a Texas Educator jigsaw activity. Challenge”. Preparation and This will allow for The article Development, some will be Instructional background on divided into Support and the STaR Chart four parts. Infrastructure for and the Texas • Each teacher Technology. Long-Range will number Plan for on different Technology colored recommendation paper with s. the numbers 1 through 4 printed on them. For example, not all teachers at the same table will receive the same number of color. Each person will be given their assigned section to read based Page 12 – Revised October 2009
  13. 13. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link on their number. • When the teachers are finished reading, they will be asked to get in their color groups, making sure there is a 1 through 4 person in each group, and report out what they read to their color group. • Supply each group additional time to look over the STaR Chart Key Areas Rubric. Allow for additional discussion on how the rubric ties in to the article read. Have each group report out one key idea they learned from each of the four key areas. • Have four volunteers scribe the ideas from each group onto four separate Post-It Charts titled with the Key Page 13 – Revised October 2009
  14. 14. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Areas. Developmental If change is to be Teachers will • Allow 10 minutes Influences on made, the become familiar teachers to Learning, teachers need with the TEKS – regroup in Standards and options. By Technology their specific Assessment and giving them the Applications and content area Strategic tools they need how they may be for this Thinking to make the integrated into exercise. change, the each subject • Using the teachers will area. TEKS influence student -Technology learning and The goal is to Applications start to allow the school provided, understand how to come up with teachers will technology can a plan for go through be easily integrating the and pick out integrated into TEKS into all the key everyday core areas. concepts, lessons to organizing increase student ideas and knowledge and specific facts effective use. that could be integrated into their content area. • Allow teacher participants to have five minutes to Think-Pair- Share key points of learning. • Direct each content area to focus on a goal for technology integration that they could begin implementing the following week. For example, Math teachers may decide that Page 14 – Revised October 2009
  15. 15. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link they will start utilizing MS Excel in their lessons so that students understand how to use spreadsheet for calculations. Nature of the Teachers will go At this point, Allow teachers to 35 minutes Learning to assigned teachers should go directly to Process, Context computer labs have a better completing the of Learning, and and log in to understanding of Teacher STaR Developmental complete their the Texas Chart. The Influences on STaR Chart. Teacher Star Campus CNS Learning Chart and the and other TEKS – administrators Technology will assist Applications. teachers with Completing the any questions chart at the they may have. same time as the training should “The Texas prove to be a Teacher STaR valid assessment Chart Will Help of technology Teachers integration on Answer Critical campus. Questions: 1) What is my current educational technology profile in the areas of Teaching and Learning and Educator Preparation and Development? 2) What is my knowledge of online learning, technology resources, instructional support, and Page 15 – Revised October 2009
  16. 16. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link planning on my campus? 3) What evidence can be provided to demonstrate my progress in meeting the goals of the Long Range Plan for Technology and No Child Left Behind, Title II, Part D? 4) In what areas can I improve my level of technology integration to ensure the best possible teaching and learning for my students? 5) What are the technology standards required of all beginning teachers and recommended for all current Texas teachers?” (Texas Teacher STaR Chart, p. 2). Reference: Texas STaR chart: School technology and readiness: The campus chart. (2006). Austin, TX: Texas Education Agency. Retrieved from: Texas STaR chart: School technology and readiness: The teacher chart. (2006). Austin, TX: Texas Education Agency. Retrieved from: http://starchart.esc12.net/docs/TxTSC.pdf Page 16 – Revised October 2009
  17. 17. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link 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: • 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. Technology Action Plan for Stevenson Middle School Formative/ ISTE/NETS*A Person Resources/ Strategy/Action Summative Timeline Connection Responsible Data Needed Measurement Educate Principal, Pre- and Post- STaR Charts April/May 2010 teachers on Leadership tests on from previous reason for Team, knowledge of years, STaR Chart Campus CNS STaR Chart and PowerPoint that and the its impact on shows STaR Systemic Improvement benefits it technology Chart progress & brings to the integration and from previous Excellence in school. This infrastructure on years Professional Practice should be campus done early in the year. Campus surveys on technology use, integration and knowledge Visionary Leadership, Develop a Principal, Campus surveys STaR Chart January 2010 Excellence in wheel Leadership on technology Data SDMC meets Professional Practice, committee, Team, SDMC use, integration once a month & headed by the members, and knowledge Systemic Improvement Campus CNS, Campus CNS, in the SDMC to teachers discuss willing to serve Technology on on such campus. Team committee members would act as the lead teachers in the implementation Page 17 – Revised October 2009
  18. 18. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link of utilizing technology on campus to its full capacity. In addition this team would develop a plan to bring to the staff as to how to best implement Technology TEKS campus wide. Make a Principal, TEKS based All classroom Ongoing strategic plan Leadership common computers and for ensuring Team, school assessments and computer labs teachers are staff, SDMC benchmarks, should be kept integrating student work updated for use Technology with all TEKS in their Campus surveys programs that lessons. For on technology are part of the example, Math use, integration plan. Programs Digital Citizenship or Science and knowledge must be may choose to purchased in teacher accordance students how with school to use MS licensing policy. Excel spreadsheets to calculate data. Visionary Leadership Determine how Principal, TEKS based State TAKS May 2010 & plans Leadership common assessment August 2010 implemented Team, SDMC, assessments and results for 2010, will increase Technology benchmarks, Campus and student Wheel student work Teacher STaR achievement Committee, Chart Data, pre- and influence Campus CNS State TAKS and post-survey Campus assessment results, Improvement results professional Plan (CIP). As development a result, there Campus surveys evaluations should be on technology from 2009-2010 additional data use, integration school year resources that and knowledge indicate how the STaR Chart and other technology Page 18 – Revised October 2009
  19. 19. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link implementation strategies could be integrated into next year’s Campus Improvement Plan. At present time the CIP does not reflect technology integration or infrastructure plans. Evaluate Principal, Campus surveys List of all Ongoing current Leadership on technology schoolwide technology Team, school use, integration technology Visionary Leadership, programs in staff, SDMC, and knowledge initiatives, Digital-Age Learning place and their HISD research behind Culture effectiveness Research and each initiative, & in meeting the Development district data on Systemic Improvement needs of all Dept. (provides proven learners. district data to initiatives in schools) technology Plan for HISD Central Evaluations for Professional Ongoing additional Office professional Development Educator Professional development offerings Preparation Development courses needed through any of and Department or such as pre- and the previously Development approved post-tests, mentioned as it applies to outside observations and “Person current vendors such walk-throughs Responsible” practices in as Data conducted by technology. Projections administrators Based on data (SMARTBoard after professional Digital-Age Learning from the STaR ), Region 4 development Culture Chart, ESC & teachers seem Campus surveys Digital Citizenship to get the on technology basics such as use, integration operating a and knowledge desktop or using laptop www.surveymonk computer. ey.com. Teachers may need additional training on Podcasting, creating webpages, etc. Page 19 – Revised October 2009
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  21. 21. 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 21 – Revised October 2009

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