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    • 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. Kara Petty, Week 4, EDLD 5352
    • 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 development Kara Petty, Week 4, EDLD 5352
    • EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link 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 assessments and/or monitoring evaluating Kara Petty, Week 4, EDLD 5352
    • EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link 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) Kara Petty, Week 4, EDLD 5352
    • 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. Kara Petty, Week 4, EDLD 5352
    • 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. Executive Director Instructional Technology Director, Network Instructional Administrators Technology District Campus Data specialist Technology instructional administrato specialists specialists r Campus technology specialists Teachers Students Kara Petty, Week 4, EDLD 5352
    • EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Job Title/ job Role and Role of the principal description responsibility of in implementation personnel and monitoring Executive Director The executive director of Principal serve on an advisory Instructional Technology instructional technology is board with the Executive responsible for the overall Director of Instructional management of technology Technology. for the district. This position oversees technology related to: data management, networking, technical services, and technology instruction. Director, Instructional Directors are responsible The principal meets with Technology for one of three areas of technology directors to ensure technology in the district. their campus is aligned with Their responsibility is to the district goals and the long work with support staff to range technology plan. ensure implementation of the technology goals for the district. They are responsible for ensuring resources. We have director positions in the area of data and management systems, technical applications, and instructional services. Network Administrators Responsible for the The principal is responsible management of the for ensuring that these information systems systems remain operational including web master, on campus and reporting to intranet, email, rportal, star the network administrators student. when systems need support. Data specialist Responsible for the The principal is responsible management of district for ensuring that assessments data and data management take place in a timely manner systems. This includes on campus and the collecting data, input into information is submitted to management systems, and the data specialist. The creation of reports for principal is also responsible Kara Petty, Week 4, EDLD 5352
    • EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link district and campus use. for analyzing the data provided by the data specialists. Technology specialists Technical support for Report technologies that need maintenance of campus technical support to the technologies. Support the technology specialists. district help-desk. District instructional Design and present Ensure that teachers attend specialists professional development professional development sessions at the PDC and sessions through the district. individual campuses. Request additional trainings on campus when needed. Campus administrators Responsible for ensuring Support a vision of technology the support and resources use on campus. Model the on campus for use of technology for teachers implementation of and students. Provide technology. Monitor its use support for needed on campus and evaluate the improvements on campus. programming in place. Allocate resources to support full implementation of the district Long Range Plan. Campus technology Technology instruction Supervise campus technology specialists support on each campus. specialists. Ensure time for This includes support of proper training of campus programs, teacher training, personnel. and student support. These are the first responders on campus to any issue related to technology. Teachers Responsible for Supervise teachers and incorporating technology evaluate the use of technology into instruction and in the classroom. classroom. Complete Communicate your vision for lesson plans that utilize technology use. available technologies. Students Utilize available technology Ensure that students have on campus. Demonstrate access to technology on the proficiencies of the TA campus and monitor their TEKS. attainment of the TA TEKS. Kara Petty, Week 4, EDLD 5352
    • 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. Professional development needs are determined after the evaluation of many sources of data. To begin with, the data from the yearly STaR chart provides the initial assessment of areas of weakness. In addition, the district conducts an annual comprehensive needs assessment. Part of this needs assessment is used to determine professional development needs. This assessment includes surveys of teachers and students, interviews, and focus group sessions. Once the data is collected, a team reviews the data and determines areas of needed improvement. These areas are used to design professional development sessions. According to the Long Range Plan for our district and the District Improvement Plan, we are currently providing professional development session on videoconferencing in the classroom and using data to improve instructional strategies. I am currently working on a professional development session for district teachers related to using benchmark data to improve instruction. The need for this professional development session came from the curriculum directors. They determined that teachers needed a session on accessing their own data and reviewing their data against campus and district scores. Teacher will receive training on utilizing the DARS tools to evaluate benchmark data. The DARS tool sorts data from benchmark scores to produce many different reports that can be used to drive instruction. The focus of this staff development is to provide instruction on accessing data and using it for item analysis to identify areas of weakness in their instruction. When completing a data analysis professional development session, I usually incorporate other sources of data, such as AEIS data and TAKS scores. In addition to instruction related to accessing data, we determined a need for instruction on using the data to improve classroom instruction. As part of this piece, teachers will use the data to make instructional decisions. They will determine the areas of need in their classroom. This will include: identifying concepts that need to be re-taught, identifying students needing to attend tutoring, and determine resources need to improve instruction. This is generally when this professional development session would end. In order to meet the goals of the Long Range Plan for the district, we are adding an additional piece. Teachers will now identify which technologies can be used to support the identified goals. We have not conducted this professional development session yet. We are Kara Petty, Week 4, EDLD 5352
    • EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link scheduled to present in January after all benchmarks have been given. We are focusing on the core content areas at this time. Additional sessions will be provided by the technology department related to providing up-to-date instruction on the uses of campus technologies. Part of this plan is to move toward campus professional development instead of district professional development. This decision was made to address the technology needs on campus. For example, a goal listed on the district Long Range Plan deals with exploring the use of personal computing devices for students. A few campuses this year issued notebook computers to their students as part of a grant. The professional development needs on this campus are different that those on other campuses. We also have campuses where the staff needs additional training on the basic use of technology in the classroom and campuses that need more advance professional development. This is the first year we will be providing the majority of our sessions on individual campuses. It will be interesting to determine if these major changes in professional development will impact the alignment of technology on campus with the Long Range Plan for the district. Kara Petty, Week 4, EDLD 5352
    • 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. Activities Resources Needed Responsibility Completion Timeline Teachers will input Computer with Principal monitors, January 15, 2010 data online to send online access. teachers responsible to the state for the for inputting data STaR charts. Teacher created Teacher lesson plan, Teacher creates February 10, 2009 lesson plan Classroom lesson plan. incorporating technologies Administrator technology into compiles and instruction. evaluates Professional Technology for Administrator, On-going Development presentation. Cost campus technology sessions on campus. of presentation specialist, and materials. district technology support Data Analysis of Cost of professional Administrator, One session after benchmark data materials. Cost of Program specialist, each benchmark, running reports for campus technology not to exceed four campus. specialist, sessions a year, in curriculum each curriculum specialists area. Evaluation will take place at every step of this plan. The Star chart data will be used to assess the needs on campus. It will be used to assess individual teachers who can provide support for other Kara Petty, Week 4, EDLD 5352
    • EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link teachers on campus. It will also be used to determine professional development needs on campus. Teacher lesson plans will be evaluated to assess the implementation of technology into the classroom. These lessons plans will also be used to identify teachers who need additional support from the technology department. Evaluations from professional development sessions will be used to evaluate the effectiveness of the session. Teachers will also be able to identify self assessed areas of need that may be able to be addressed on the campus. Administrative support in the data analysis session will give administrators several sources of evaluation. They will be able to identify the teachers actively engaged in the data analysis. They will be able to participate in the planning of instructional improvements identified from the data analysis. Administrators can then assess their implementation through walk-throughs and teacher evaluations. Lastly, teachers will complete a technology assessment aligned with the campus goals. This data will be used to evaluate progress with the campus goals and used to identify continued areas of need. All sources of data will be used to evaluate this year’s goals as well as identify goals for the following year. It will also be used to ensure alignment with the district Long Range Plan and the District Improvement Plan. Kara Petty, Week 4, EDLD 5352
    • 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. Kara Petty, Week 4, EDLD 5352