EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link        Jennifer S. Balch EA1111 Dec. 09




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  1. 1. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Jennifer S. Balch EA1111 Dec. 09 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 Jennifer S. Balch EA1111 Dec. 09 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 Jennifer S. Balch EA1111 Dec. 09 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 Jennifer S. Balch EA1111 Dec. 09 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 Jennifer S. Balch EA1111 Dec. 09 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. 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. The principal’s role is to help provide technology tools for the 21st Century learners. The principal should allow and encourage teachers to attend professional development opportunities. Technology needs to be in all classrooms regardless of grade level or subject being taught. Technology is a tool that can be implemented across all content and curriculum instruction areas. The principal should expect to see technology being used in all classrooms. This can be done by observations, walk-throughs, walking the building, or being invited into classrooms when technology is being used. The principal has many professionals who are above, to the side, or below who can help and be a resource if technology questions/conflicts arise. The principal also should be a role model in using the web 2.0 tools in presentations or meetings for the staff. The principal should also use technology as a tool for communication, data monitoring and identifying data trends at the campus/state level. Page 5 – Revised October 2009
  6. 6. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Jennifer S. Balch EA1111 Dec. 09 responsible for determining and interpreting School Board policies, overseeing budget and any issues with technology responsible for the day-to-day operations of the district, follow duties assigned by the school board, ensure that schools are Superintendent implementing technology on campuses, use technology to analyze data responsible for following duties assigned by the superintendent, Deputy Superintendent of Schools ensures that campuses are using technology to meet state standards, use technology to analyze data responsible for following duties assigned from above leaders, ensures that campuses are implementing Associate Superintendent technology standards on campus, use technology to analyze data Curriculum & Instruction Assistant Superintendents responsible for following responsible for following duties assigned from above duties assigned from above leaders, ensures that leaders, ensures that campuses are using Director of Curriculum technology to meet state campuses are using Assistant Superintendents standards, use technology technology to meet state & Instruction standards within the of Elementary and to analyze data curriculum, use technology Secondary Campuses to analyze data Coordinators/Directors responsible for following of: Mathematics, Campus Administrators responsible for following duties assigned from above duties assigned from above Language Arts, Science, leaders, ensures that campuses are using leaders, ensures that Social Studies, Fine Arts, technology to meet state campuses are using technology to meet state Bilingual/ESL, GT, standards, use technology standards, use technology Technology, Assessment & Campus Faculty & Staff within the curriculum core within the curriculum core subjects, use technology to subjects, use technology to Evaluation, Early analyze data analyze data Childhood, and Special Education Students responsible for using technology in a variety of forms as stated in the technology application standards, become proficient with technology tools Page 6 – Revised October 2009
  7. 7. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Jennifer S. Balch EA1111 Dec. 09 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 Plan DiDistrict Goal: Provide the training, hardware and software to enable staff to effectively utilize technology in their professional and personal lives. It is assumed that with the right equipment and training, staff will be able to perform their jobs better; hence better educated students and increased TAKS scores. Campus Goal: Students, teachers, and staff will utilize technology to enhance and reinforce curriculum and instruction. Objective: The percentage of students and staff using technology in the classroom to enhance curriculum and instruction will be 100% by May 2011. Activity Description of Expected Responsibility Time Frame Activity and Outcomes Materials Needed Staff members will Teachers will Teachers will Technology Ongoing throughout continue to use attend on campus become more Department Staff the school year PowerPoint, CPS, trainings proficient as they Mimeos, receive training Campus Interactive Computers will be and implement the Administrators Boards, and needed and the tools in their Document Cameras other tools listed classrooms to Teachers to to use during the enhance their enhance instruction session instruction and curriculum District Goal: Provide Professional Learning in an Online Learning Environment. Campus Goal: Staff Development will be scheduled to enhance the use of available technology. Objective: Staff will identify areas of needed professional development. Activity Description of Expected Responsibility Time Frame Page 7 – Revised October 2009
  8. 8. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Jennifer S. Balch EA1111 Dec. 09 Activity and Outcomes Materials Needed Staff members will Moodle / Teachers Teachers will be Campus Ongoing throughout continue to receive will be able to able to view the Administrators the school year professional have access 24/7 Moodle website learning to view online and attend Teachers opportunities via trainings in areas professional online / Moodle they need development website professional opportunities at development in any time that is convenient for them DiDistrict Goal: Provide the training, hardware and software to enable staff to effectively utilize technology in their professional and personal lives. It is assumed that with the right equipment and training, staff will be able to perform their jobs better; hence better educated students and increased TAKS scores. Campus Goal: Students, teachers, and staff will utilize technology to enhance and reinforce curriculum and instruction. Objective: The percentage of students and staff using technology in the classroom to enhance curriculum and instruction will be 100% by May 2011. Activity Description of Expected Responsibility Time Frame Activity and Outcomes Materials Needed Review the STaR STaR Chart results Teachers will Campus Once a year Chart from previous become more Administrators years familiar with how Professional Take a needs to better fill out Teachers Development assessment and If accessible, the survey for the sessions will be collaborate results from campus and be scheduled professional 2009-2010 aware of the throughout the development importance of the year sessions the survey teachers may not feel comfortable with and why they scored some items the way they did Page 8 – Revised October 2009
  9. 9. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Jennifer S. Balch EA1111 Dec. 09 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. Needs Responsibility Evaluation Staff Development will be Technology Department Sign in Sheets scheduled to enhance the use of available technology. Campus Administrators Visible use of items from staff development Teacher Trainers on campus Staff members will continue to Campus Administrators Walk-throughs use PowerPoint, CPS, Mimeos, Interactive Boards, and Teachers Classroom observations Document Cameras to enhance instruction and curriculum. The school will purchase a Campus Administrators Evidence of use of program TAKScopes license to enhance during Science instruction Science instruction. Classroom Teachers Benchmark Science scores Teachers will use e-mail on a Campus Administrators Responses to e-mail messages regular basis checking it at minimum twice each day. Faculty & Staff Communication tool “View-It” and Eduphoria will be Campus Administrators Visible current student data used to view the student data available when needed base on the CISD home page for Classroom Teachers TAKS and benchmark scores as well as student registration, District Coaches and Support discipline & attendance Staff information. A Needs Assessment will be given Campus Administrators Documents showing needs to teachers to determine the Page 9 – Revised October 2009
  10. 10. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Jennifer S. Balch EA1111 Dec. 09 technology based skills they Faculty &Staff desire to acquire and/or become proficient in. Technology Department Staff members will create and Campus Administrators Web Pages updated and regularly update personal web current pages. Classroom Teachers Teachers will utilize CPS Remote Campus Administrators Visible use of tools used system and United Streaming in during classroom instruction classroom instruction as an Classroom Teachers interactive way to engage and assess their students. Teachers will participate in a Classroom Teachers Results from survey STAR Chart survey to reveal the understanding and usage of Report for teacher technology at B. B. Rice participation and across the district. Teachers have opportunities to Campus Administrators Sign-in Sheets attend after school technology staff developments. Faculty & Staff Visible use of items from staff development Technology Department Teachers apply grade level Campus Administrators Teacher Lesson Plans Technology TEKS. Classroom Teachers Classroom observations WOW Cart utilization, access Campus Administrators Observations and utilize appropriate educational websites for Classroom Teachers Teacher Lesson Plans instructional purposes. Technology Department WOW Campus Trainers Page 10 – Revised October 2009
  11. 11. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Jennifer S. Balch EA1111 Dec. 09 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 11 – Revised October 2009

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