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  1. 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 adjust- ments to achieve the campus vision and goals, including the integration of technology as de- scribed 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 leadership de-signed 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 LinkRubricUse the following Rubric to guide your work on the Week 4 Assignment. Tasks Not Meeting Expec- Accomplished Proficient Progressing  tationsAction plan in- Student completes the Student completes Student provides a par- Student does not com-cludes an organi- organizational flow chart the organizational tial organizational chart plete the organizationalzational chart identifying key personnel chart with some that does not include all chart or description ofidentifying key from the district adminis- identification of dis- key stakeholders, and roles and responsibili-stakeholders in in- tration through campus trict and campus does not describe the ties.tegrating technol- implementation responsi- personnel, but does roles and responsibili- (0 points)ogy and district ble for integrating tech- not address the ties of key personnel.and campus orga- nology and instructional roles and responsi- (16 point)enizational leader- and organizational lead- bilities of personnelship ership. Chart must identi- in integrating and fy personnel titles re- implementing tech- sponsible for this integra- nology, instructional tion and implementation, and organizational and a brief description of leadership. the role and responsibili- (18 points) ties of all personnel. (Maximum 20 points)Page 2 – Revised October 2009
  3. 3. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology LinkComprehensive Student describes a pro- Student provides a Student provides a pro- Student fails to developprofessional de- fessional development professional devel- fessional development a professional develop-velopment plan(s) plan or activities de- opment plan(s) that plan(s) that addresses ment plan(s).designed to signed to achieve the ac- address two of the only one of the three (0 points)achieve the action tion plan of integrating three bulleted items bulleted items from theplan of integrating technology with instruc- from the Accom- Accomplished column.technology with tional and organizational plished column.instructional and leadership. To achieve (18 points) (16 points)organizational maximum credit, the pro-leadership. fessional development plan(s) must: ·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 or- ganizational leadership. (Maximum 20 points)Page 3 – Revised October 2009
  4. 4. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology LinkEvaluation plan to The action plan must Student provides an Student provides an Student fails to includeassess the also include an evalua- evaluation plan that evaluation plan that ad- an evaluation plan in theprogress and tion plan that provides addresses two of dresses only one of the Week 4 action plan.success of the measurable outcomes the bulleted items bulleted items from the (0 points)action plan. designed to address the from the Accom- Accomplished column. following: plished column. (16 point) (18 points) ·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 im- prove the gathering, analysis and use of data from a variety of sources ·Provides assessments and/or monitoring evalu- ating professional devel- opment to improve deci- sion making in the inte- gration of technology with instructional and or- ganizational leadership. . (Maximum 20 points)Page 4 – Revised October 2009
  5. 5. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology LinkPosting action Student posts their ac- Student posts their Student posts their ac- Student does not postplan on the Dis- tion plan on the Discus- action plan on the tion plan on the Discus- on the Discussion Boardcussion Board sion Board and on their Discussion Board sion Board and on their or on their blog.and on their blog, blog and provides evi- and on their blog blog but does not pro-and provides evi- dence, through written and provides evi- vide any comments ordence of review- comments, of reviewing dence, through writ- reflections on the action (0 points)ing and comment- and reflecting on at least ten comments, of plans of other students.ing on action two other student’s ac- reviewing and re-plans of other stu- tion plan. flecting on one oth-dents. (Maximum 20 er student’s action (16 point) points) plan. (18 points)Assignment Me- Responses are relevant Responses are rele-Responses are relevant Responses do not re-chanics to course content; stu- vant to course con- to course content; more flect knowledge of dent uses correct APA tent; one or two er- than three errors in course content, lack writing mechanics; no er- rors in grammar, grammar, spelling, or clarity and depth, and/or rors in grammar, spelling, or punctua-punctuation including include multiple errors in spelling, or punctuation. tion, including APA APA writing mechanics grammar, spelling, and (Maximum 10 writing mechanics. Needs punctuation, including points) (8 points) (6 point)Improve- APA errors. ment (0 points)Page 5 – Revised October 2009
  6. 6. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology LinkThe following four parts to the Week 4 assignments should help you complete an actionplan that incorporates all four elements of the assignment, including posting your actionplan and commenting and reflecting on the action plans shared by fellow students.Week 4 Assignment, Part 1: Development of an organization chart integratingtechnologyUsing the campus and district improvement plans, and any suggested technology improve-ments, develop an organization chart that includes the following: ·Identify by title or job description all personnel/stakeholders responsible for integrating tech- nology 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 The school board School Board is in charge of determining budget allocations that set technology goals. The Superintendent Superintendent is in charge of the district and making sure it is reaching it’s goals including those in technology. The Deputy Deputy Superintendent of Superintendent is Schools in charge of assisting the Superintendent in reaching the technology goals.The Assistant Superintendent of Assistant Superintendent ofTechnology is responsible for Technologycommunicating the districttechnology plan, technology TEKSand student expectations to theIntructional Technologist. The Instructional Technologist is responsible for ensuring the district’s technology plan, Instructional technology TEKS and student Technologist expectations are communicated to campus principals. Campus Technologist Campus Prinicpal The Campus Prinicpal is in charge of making sure the campus is implementing the district technology goals as well as other district goals. The Campus Technologist is in charge of making sure Teachers and Staff technology is Teachers and staff are responsible for working operating smoothly on with other teachers to develop curriculum that campus and that implements technology. teachers have the necessary tools and training to use digital tools. Students The students are responsible for learning to use a variety of different digital tools and digital resources. Page 7 – Revised October 2009
  8. 8. 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 improve- ments, 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. Campus Needs: *Increase the frequency of technology in the instructional setting.*Integrate online learning with classroom learning. * Increae the capabilities of teachers to gather data on students from multiple digital resources. Description: The administration, faculty and staff at Knox Junior High will im- prove student achievement by utilizing technology to maximize learning and to enhance the educational practices of teachers per the Campus Improvement Plan. Goals: * Understand the Star Chart and how it can be used to monitor technology de- velopment on campus. *Integrate the use of Moodle’s online classroom technology into the classroom. *Using Eduphoria to gather information on students and monitor them. *Navigating the internet to find online programs that can enhance differentiation in the classroom Activity: Facilitator(s): Timeline: Details: -Meet with faculty Administration 8:00- 9:00 am -The staff will watch a and staff to review power point presenta- Star Chart data and Campus Technologist tion that details the to discuss the state star chart data and and district technolo- Instructional Technol- district technology gy standards to eval- ogist standards for our uate the needs of the school. campus in the inte- -They will then break gration of technology off into groups to dis- in the classroom. cuss ideas that the campus can do to im- prove the data. Page 8 – Revised October 2009
  9. 9. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Description: The administration, faculty and staff at Knox Junior High will im- prove student achievement by utilizing technology to maximize learning and to enhance the educational practices of teachers per the Campus Improvement Plan. Goals: * Understand the Star Chart and how it can be used to monitor technology de- velopment on campus.*Integrate the use of Moodle’s online classroom technology into the classroom.*Using Eduphoria to gather information on students and monitor them.*Navigating the internet to find online programs that can enhance differentiationin the classroom Activity: Facilitator(s): Timeline: Details: -Learn the compo- Instructional Technol- 9:10-11:10 am -The faculty will learn nents of Moodle and ogist how Moodle works. how to implement it in They will then create your classroom. a Moodle classroom for their classes. -Teachers will prac- tice navigating Moo- dle and upload an as- signment. -Learn to use Administration 12:45-2:00 pm -Teachers learn how Eduphoria to gather Campus Technologist to navigate Eduphoria multiple data on your to get the most infor- students. mation out of it. -Teachers will learn Instructional Technol- 2:00-3:30 pm -Instructional Tech- about different free ogist nologist will share digital resources that ideas of different digi- they can use in their tal resources that can classroom. be used in the class- room. -Teachers will then group by department and develop a lesson that can use the digi- tal resources(Animo- to,Blogs, etc..) that were shared.Page 9 – Revised October 2009
  10. 10. 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 districtimprovement plans, and local or state technology plans;·Provides assessments and/or monitoring reports measuring professional development de-signed to use technology to improve the gathering, analysis and use of data from a variety ofsources;·Provides assessments and/or monitoring evaluating professional development to improve deci-sion making in the integration of technology with instructional and organizational leadership. Activity: Details: Evaluation: -Meet with faculty and staff -The staff will watch a power - There will be an increase to review Star Chart data point presentation that details in the Key Area of Teaching and to discuss the state the star chart data and district and Learning and Educator and district technology technology standards for our Preparation and Develop- standards to evaluate the school. ment from Developing Tech needs of the campus in -They will then break off into to Advanced Tech. the integration of technolo- groups to discuss ideas that gy in the classroom. the campus can do to improve the data. -Learn the components of The faculty will learn how -Teachers will be expected Moodle and how to imple- Moodle works. They will then to establish an online class- ment it in your classroom. create a Moodle classroom for room that the students can their classes. access and use throughout -Teachers will practice navi- the year. gating Moodle and upload an - At minimum, access to on- assignment. line notes and assignments should be posted. -Learn to use Eduphoria to -Teachers will meet in the -Teachers will be expected gather multiple data on computer lab and learn how to to have a pictorial directory your students. navigate Eduphoria to get the of targeted students. most information out of it. -Departments will use Eduphoria to analyze ex- ams to find student weak- nesses.Page 10 – Revised October 2009
  11. 11. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Activity: Details: Evaluation: -Teachers will learn about -Instructional Technologist will -Teachers will be monitored different free digital re- share ideas of different digital and lesson plans will be sources that they can use resources that can be used in checked for the use of tech- in their classroom. the classroom. nology. - Teachers will then group by -Teachers should be imple- department and develop a menting digital tools and re- lesson that can use the digital sources in their instructional resources(Animoto,Blogs, activities on a weekly basis. etc..) that were shared.Page 11 – Revised October 2009
  12. 12. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology LinkPage 12 – Revised October 2009
  13. 13. 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 13 – Revised October 2009

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