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  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Week 4 Assignment, Part 1: Development of an organization chart integrating technology Gwendolen Ensley 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. Job Titles and Responsibilities  Teaching and Learning Division Chief Academic Officer: Ensure communications with parents, guardians and community members feeds back into the technology planning process through Technology Advisory Committee and Open Forums designed to solicit suggestions.  Enrichment Curriculum and Instruction Executive Director: Design curriculum planning guides that emphasize technology throughout the curriculum.  Enrichment Curriculum and Instruction Instructional Technology/Tech Apps Director: Develop standards for student computer usage that conform to Technology Application TEKS requirements and reinforce the use of technology in all instructional areas.  Enrichment Curriculum and Instruction 9-12 Inst. Tech. Coordinator: Develop a student- safe environment for student and teacher blogging, instant messaging, webcasting, podcasting, and web page publishing.  Enrichment Curriculum and Instruction Instructional Coach: Promote the use of computer lab and equipment in daily teaching and learning activities.  Lincoln High School Campus Technology Specialist: Coordinate the purchase, removal, and storage of all campus technology equipment. Log all equipment onto the school data base, and monitor all licenses for the campus.  Campus Teachers: Participate in continuous professional and technological growth, introduce and integrate new technology into the classroom learning environment, monitor safe and ethical usage of student technology. Page 6 – Revised October 2009
  • 7. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Role of Principal in Making sure Flow Chart is Implemented and Monitored  Manage the budget, and monitor the technology plan  Align resources to improve student achievement  Create responsive environment to maximize teaching and learning, as well as community involvement Page 7 – Revised October 2009
  • 8. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Dallas Independent School District- Lincoln High School Organizational Flow Chart Page 8 – Revised October 2009
  • 9. 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. In conducting a needs assessment based on the STaR Chart, a clear vision for Technology Professional Development can be formed. In utilizing a program called My Data Portal, teachers in DISD can look at their individual students to access data for the students. AYP and AEIS disaggregated data is present for each student. Teachers can analyze this data to help students in areas in which they are weak, and develop an individualized plan for each student to move that student forward. It was determined that the following Professional Development sessions were needed: • My Data Portal usage and information gathering for all teachers • Professional Development Sessions conducted in PLC’s so common area’s can analyze, plan, and implement strategies based on the data. • Clicker systems Professional Development conducted in PLC’s, for common planning and assessment. • UT Tracks Program usage conducted in PLC’s for Science • Webccat system usage for the development of common assessments Page 9 – Revised October 2009
  • 10. 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. Date Range: November Team: Lincoln HS Science Participants: S. Jefferson, 2009- May 2010 Department, Principal, Asst. B. Hill, V. Reed, E. DeBase, Principal, District Science W. Ensley, B. Crowe, A. Instructional Coach Chancellor, D. Carollo, C. Rollerson, C. Lee, L. Swann, S. Bonner Project Description of Project: Lincoln High School Science Department set out to improve student test scores, 10th grade AYP group, by using data from a variety of sources in order to make to implement technology, clicker system, into curriculum and instruction. Project components are: • Data analysis to determine needs • Assess technology integration through teacher collaboration in PLC • Assess staff development needs based on teacher implementation of technology. Professional Development Professional Development, which will take place in the Science PLC collaborative period, will focus on the following topics: • My Data Portal usage Professional Development • Clicker System usage Professional Development • UT Tracks program usage Professional Page 10 – Revised October 2009
  • 11. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Development • Webccat system usage Professional Development • Collaboration with District Science Coach to devise creative ways to infuse and implement technology into the curriculum. Evaluation In order to effectively and objectively evaluate the professional development sessions, the following survey questions will be asked/distributed after each session: • How are you going to apply what you learned here today in your job assignment? • What was something you learned that you didn’t know? • What is something you wanted to know more about? • What are some ideas to add to this staff development to make it more meaningful? • What did you enjoy most about this staff development? Evaluation The action plan will be revisited bi-weekly. In addition, each survey will be analyzed and appropriate integration of responses will be incorporated into future staff developments. Also, changes will be made as data is addressed and updated to facilitate the integration of technology into the curriculum to enhance student learning and success. Page 11 – Revised October 2009
  • 12. 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 12 – Revised October 2009