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  • Jennifer Hodnett, Health, 9-12 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
  • 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 designed to Page 2 – Revised October 2009
  • 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 professional development to Page 3 – Revised October 2009
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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. Personnel Title Role/Responsibility Chief Information Officer The Chief Information Officer plays the biggest role in our district in regards to the hiring of specialists in many areas to cover a district this size. Director of Technology This director is mainly in charge of the hardware side of technology for Operations our district. This includes but is not limited to: phones, computers, alarms, wiring of the campuses, etc… Technology Specialists These personnel are in charge of all the different types of media, phones and hardware issues on all campuses. Director of Information This position is over all of the software that is used district wide. This Services would mainly refer to our E-School, which is the software that each campus uses for grades, attendance, schedule building, etc… They are mainly responsible with dealing with the vendors for the different types of software that the district looks at purchasing. Operations Manager This Operations Manager for the district is over the business systems/programs that are used as well as the student systems software that is used. Business Systems Analyst This position oversees the business software for purchasing, budget and safety software. Student Systems Analyst Student systems analyst is our “expert” with E-School (gradebook, attendance, lesson plans, assessment scores, etc... Systems Manager This Systems Manager oversees all of the network servers, shared drives information, etc… Network Administrator This position actually works with the campuses to keep the networks up and running at all times. Principals The principal at each campus is responsible for the direction of curriculum at their campus. As a result, they are in close communication and cooperation with the technology director. Campus Level Tech This position takes care of the basic hardware issues that come about on our campus. She works with the district personnel in communicating issues that she cannot repair. Integration Specialist This person helps with any software issues. He also offers many sessions on integrating technology within the classroom on our campus. Teachers The teachers are ultimately responsible for whether the technology integration happens or not. They must seek out and utilize professional development that will benefit their lesson preparation and impact the students which they teach. Page 6 – Revised October 2009
  • Division of Information and Technology Services Chief Informational Officer Director of Technology Director of Information Operations Services Technology Specialists Operations Manager Systems Manager Media Phones Hardware Network Administrator Business Student Systems Systems Analyst Analyst Network Help Desk Technology Specialists Assistant Campus Level Web services Database Technology manager manager Specialist Campus Level Integration Specialist Page 7 – Revised October 2009
  • 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. Based on my analysis in week 3, the main area of need on my campus is integrating technology in our math classes in order to fulfill our CIP goals and our district goals of increased technology integration. After analyzing our AEIS and AYP data, math and science are our weakest areas and of utmost concern at this time. The following professional development sessions will help teachers on where to find activities that increase technology use within the classroom. Action Plan: To increase teacher’s ability to integrate more technology and to use these professional development sessions to learn how to integrate technology specific to math into the classroom. Topic: Integrating technology within math classrooms by using the TI-83 and TI-84 calculators and the Geometer’s Sketchpad. Activity Person Attendees Description / Purpose Time Evaluation Responsible Professional Jerry Aston – Math and The purpose is to allow 2 -1 hr Principals / Development #1 Technology Science teachers in our math and sessions Math and Introduce Integration Dept science departments to during Science Dept teachers to the Specialist view/explore/assess the Academy chairs will be Texas in August performing various downloads, Instruments more walk activities and webinars that Educational thru in the Website Texas Instruments offers weeks http://education.ti thru this particular website. following the .com/educationp On completion of this professional ortal/sites/US/ho session, teachers will development mePage/index.ht share one of the activites to ensure ml that they found on the that teachers website and give an are overview of the activity and incorporating how it integrates more technology technology within the enriched classroom with all activities students. within their lessons. Page 8 – Revised October 2009
  • Professional Julie Frizzell – Geometry Teachers are introduced to 6 hours Principals / Development #2 Math teachers the software and then led Math and Introduce the Instructional through several introductory Science Dept Geometer’s Specialist activities. Teachers will chairs will be Sketchpad to construct special triangles performing teachers and quadrilaterals and more walk explore the relationship thru in the between the geometric weeks properties of shapes and their following the construction. They are then professional allowed to explore resources development specific to their courses. to ensure In the afternoon session, that teachers teachers will develop a are classroom-ready activity. The incorporating course offers a pedagogical more guidance and promotes the technology discussion of how Dynamic enriched Geometry affects the activities teaching and learning of within their mathematics. lessons. Page 9 – Revised October 2009
  • 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. Action Plan Technology Need Evaluation Support in integrating technology in the 360 walk through; Observations from Math classroom instruction Instructional specialist, TAKS coordinator, Assistant Principals, Principal. Confirmation of student technology projects/assignments. Sharing technology units throughout the departments. Surveys by students. Using AEIS and STaR chart data to help guide 360 walk through; Observations from Math instruction and instructional techniques. Instructional specialist, TAKS coordinator, Assistant Principals, Principal. Analysis of benchmark tests to see the correlation between the data from AEIS reports. Teacher surveys. Page 10 – Revised October 2009
  • 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