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  • 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 and informationsystems to enrich campus curriculum, enhance teaching and learning, and generally integrate technology intoour campus improvement plans to effectively integrate technology and instructional leadership. Your analysisand report should provide the necessary background for the Week 4 major assignment – developing an actionplan for gathering, analyzing, and using data from a variety of sources for informed campus decision makingfocusing on integrating technology, instructional leadership, professional development and organizationalleadership.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 districtimprovement 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 andcomment on at least one other action plan focusing on organizational leadership designed to maximize the useof 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 LinkRubricUse 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 (16 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 (18 points) of all personnel. (Maximum 20 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. (16 points) leadership. leadership. To achieve (18 points) maximum credit, the professional development plan(s) must: • Reference analysis and lessons learned about the technology needs from the Week 3 report • Addresses professionalPage 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 20 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 (16 point) other analysis from (18 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 • ProvidesPage 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 20 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 20 points) action plan. (16 point) (18 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 10 points) mechanics Needs writing mechanics. punctuation, including (8 points) (6 APA errors. point)Improvement (0 points)Page 4 – Revised October 2009
  • 5. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology LinkThe following four parts to the Week 4 assignments should help you complete an action planthat incorporates all four elements of the assignment, including posting your action plan andcommenting and reflecting on the action plans shared by fellow students.Page 5 – Revised October 2009
  • 6. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology LinkWeek 4 Assignment, Part 1: Development of an organization chart integrating technologyUsing the campus and district improvement plans, and any suggested technology improvements, develop anorganization 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. Board of Trustees Superintendent Asst. Superintendent Planning and Improvement Srvcs. Admin. Officer Information Technology Dir. Data Mgmt. Coord. Instr. Technology Asst. Dir. Data Mgmt. Tech Facilitatorshttp://www.mesquiteisd.org/about/OrgChartNames.pdfPage 6 – Revised October 2009
  • 7. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology LinkWeek 4 Assignment, Part 2: Professional Development PlanningUsing the campus and district improvement plans, and any suggested technology improvements, developprofessional 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.Last week I noted that there did not appear to be much alignment between the DIP and the CIP. So, takingthose two documents, along with the interviews of the principals, I created an interactive professionaldevelopment that would allow the teachers to walk away with a completed product ready for implementation.The interactive classroom blog itself will be the evaluative piece.District Goal: Promote then use of technology into the instructional program and into administrative use. Objective: Promote the use of "Curriculum Conversations: -a blog for elementary teachers in the area of language arts.Campus Goal: Increase use of technology to improve critical thinking skills. Objective: Provide opportunities for teachers to become more proficient with technology.Page 7 – Revised October 2009
  • 8. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology LinkProfessional Development Agenda Session Purpose: To promote teaching and learning through the use of technology. Learning Objective to Be Addressed: Improve critical thinking skills through curriculum conversations. Topic: Creating and using classroom blogs Grade Facilitators: Location: Start Time: End-Time: Level: Campus Campus computer lab 2.55 3.40 K-5th Facilitator, Campus Tech, Myself Strategy/ Purpose Description Steps Estimated Activity Time Watch To Faculty will watch/listen to You Tube introduction/ Access 5 min "Blogs in introduce explanation of blogs video; Plain blogs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NN2I1pWXjXI Watch English" video Create To activate Faculty will create gmail acct in order to create Access 5 min gmail blog blog http://mail.google.com/mail/ website; acct follow instructions to create Create a for Faculty will go to www.blogger.com and follow Read info; 10 blog classroom instructions to create their classroom blog click use "create a blog" Name for Name the blog (blog name will reflect classroom, Click name 5 blog classroom ex: Sanders Stars Classroom Blog) blog, then use click continue Choose individualize Choose a template to personalize blog Choose 10 template template, then click continue,Page 8 – Revised October 2009
  • 9. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link start blogging Create individualize Create profile with classroom pics Click 10 profile create profile, insert pics, informationExpectations:Teachers will assist students with creating gmail accounts necessary for blogging.Teachers are required to post an ELA activity/concept each week. Students are required to reflect, inquire, orrespond within that week.Page 9 – Revised October 2009
  • 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 include evaluationcomponents 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.The evaluations: The primary source of evaluation will be the creation of the blog itself. Lesson plans that include the blog post. Weekly classroom interaction.Page 10 – Revised October 2009
  • 11. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology LinkWeek 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