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    • EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology LinkKris O’NealWeek 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 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 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 leadershipdesigned 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
    • EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Kris O’Neal Rubric Use the following Rubric to guide your work on the Week 4 Assignment. Tasks Not Meeting Accomplished Proficient Progressing  ExpectationsAction plan Student completes the Student completes Student provides a Student does notincludes an organizational flow the organizational partial organizational complete theorganizational chart identifying key chart with some chart that does not organizational chart orchart identifying personnel from the identification of include all key description of roles andkey 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 anddistrict and responsible for does not address responsibilities of keycampus integrating technology the roles and personnel.organizational and instructional and responsibilities of (16 point)eleadership 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 developprofessional professional professional professional a professionaldevelopment 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 theplan of integrating of integrating three bulleted bulleted items from thetechnology with technology with items from the Accomplished column.instructional and instructional and Accomplishedorganizational 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 professional Page 2 – Revised October 2009
    • EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Kris O’Neal 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 includeassess the also include an an evaluation plan evaluation plan that an evaluation plan inprogress and evaluation plan that that addresses addresses only one of the Week 4 actionsuccess 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 • Provides Page 3 – Revised October 2009
    • EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Kris O’Neal 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 poston the Discussion action plan on the action plan on the action plan on the on the DiscussionBoard 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 doesevidence of provides evidence, and provides not provide anyreviewing and through written evidence, through comments or (0 points)commenting on comments, of reviewing written comments, reflections on theaction plans of and reflecting on at of reviewing and action plans of otherother 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 notMechanics 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
    • EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology LinkKris O’NealThe following four parts to the Week 4 assignments should help you complete anaction plan that incorporates all four elements of the assignment, includingposting your action plan and commenting and reflecting on the action plansshared by fellow students.Page 5 – Revised October 2009
    • EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology LinkKris O’NealWeek 4 Assignment, Part 1: Development of an organization chart integratingtechnologyUsing the campus and district improvement plans, and any suggested technologyimprovements, 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.Page 6 – Revised October 2009
    • EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology LinkKris O’NealFigure 1Page 7 – Revised October 2009
    • EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology LinkKris O’NealAction Plan Organizational ChartImplement Pilot Program for Ereading Devices PERSONNEL/STAKEHOLDER ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITYKISD Superintendent of Curriculum and Collaborate with other stakeholders inInstruction developing guidelines for a pilot program implementing the use of EReading devices and incorporate Web 2.0 tools. Present knowledge and skills in following proper school district policy and implementing most appropriate instructional strategies in using the devices in the educational setting. Maintain an active relationship between the central office and SLHS.KISD Director of Technology Operations Collaborate with other stakeholders in developing guidelines for a pilot program involving EReading device (Kindle) and incorporate Web 2.0 tools. Present knowledge and skills in developing an appropriate acceptable use policy. Maintain an active relationship between the Technology department and SLHS.SLHS Principal Collaborate with other stakeholders in developing acceptable use guidelines for a pilot program involving use of EReaders and to incorporate Web 2.0 Tools more effectively into classroom instruction. Maintain an active relationship between the central office, Technology department, and all SLHS stakeholders.SLHS Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Collaborate with other stakeholders inInstruction developing guidelines for an acceptable use policy for pilot program involving EReaders and more fully incorporate Web 2.0 tools in the classroom.Campus Advisory Team (SBDM Team) Collaborate with other stakeholders in developing acceptable use guidelines for a pilot program involving use of EReaders, the Kindle, and more fully incorporate Web 2.0 tools in the classroom.Department Heads Collaborate with other stakeholders in developing acceptable use guidelines for a pilot program involving use of EReadersKindle, and more fully incorporate Web 2.0 tools in the classroom.Page 8 – Revised October 2009
    • EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology LinkKris O’NealTeachers Collaborate with other stakeholders in developing acceptable use guidelines for a pilot program involving use of EReaders, the Kindle, and more fully incorporate Web 2.0 tools in the classroom. Create assignments utilizing most appropriate instructional strategies that engage the learner through this new technology.Students Collaborate with other stakeholders in developing acceptable use guidelines for a pilot program involving use of EReaders, the Kindle, and more fully incorporate Web 2.0 tools in the classroom. Complete assignments, and discuss strengths and weaknesses of Kindle and Web 2.0 Tools with SLHS staff.Role of PrincipalThe principal, the Leader of Learners, must take the lead in regards to implementing fulltechnology integration. In the particular case noted above using EReading devices,Kindles, is a pilot program to help integrate new technologies into the classroom. Whendesigning this type of program the principle must work to see all stake holders areengaged and give regular feedback as we seek to improve instruction and decrease thecost of education. The principal must also make certain that federal, state and districttechnology plans are all in alignment. Our principal is always looking to be a leader inour school district and this will continue to place Seven Lakes High School at the cuttingedge of technology integration. In our districts Long Range Technology Plan 2009-2012GOAL 3: Leadership, Administration and Instructional Support: Provide effective andefficient technology implementation for student, faculty, administrative and communityuse that meets the demands of the 21st Century and ensures that upon graduation,students are equipped with the skills they need to be fully prepared for today’sworkforce, is addressed by this pilot program. We see the need to introduce moreelectronic devices such as, I Pads and laptops and a principal must drive this type ofimprovement. She has the ability to allocate campus funds and direct teacherProfessional Development for improved technology integration. The campusadministration along with principal will continue to work on how students and teacherscan access the new technologies, while insuring all legal guidelines are adhered to suchas: copyright laws, district acceptable use policy and internet safety and ethics.The principal should also be an advocate for her teachers and in regards to the districtsWeb 2.0 tools it is obvious that further support for teacher integration of saidtechnologies is necessary. The teachers have shared that they have a greater need forcontinuing support in their application of the new tools. Professional development forthe Web 2.0 tools also needs to be more practically interactive for all stake holders tobecome comfortable and competent.Page 9 – Revised October 2009
    • EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology LinkKris O’NealWeek 4 Assignment, Part 2: Professional Development PlanningUsing the campus and district improvement plans, and any suggested technologyimprovements, 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.Katy ISD Long Range Technology Plan 2009-2012 addresses four major areas of need;Goal 1: Teaching and Learning, Goal 2: Educator Preparation and Development, Goal3: Leadership, Administration and Instructional Support and Goal 4: Infrastructure.These goals and our STaR chart progress have guided the technology improvementsfor Seven Lakes HS. While our STaR Chart results showed that we were advanced butwe still have needed practical improvements. AS I discussed in the week 3 assignmentand based on the Needs Assessment, the Campus Advisory Team developed aCampus Improvement Plan calling for additional software in computer labs as well as acampus retrofit of all computers on campus that were in use our first school year (2005),reconfiguring of computer lab seating to remedy vandalization and increase security,and add more digital tools for teachers such as the Smart Boards and attached overLCD projectors. The retrofit for our computers is greatly needed. As the district hasadded more necessary use on the computers they have not added any additionalfunctionality to the computers. This has resulted in many computers running so slowlythat at times it is difficult simply to take role. In addition, teachers and departments arerequired to become more fully integrated in the districts Web 2.0 Tools that includeEdmodo and Wiki’s. These are more interactive and can augment or replace teacherWebPages. Assignments, calendars, and other information have been accessedthrough teacher WebPages but can be replaced or augmented by Wiki’s. The greatestneeds based on my surveys from the students are how to more fully integrate learningdevices that the students use regularly outside of the school. I am excited that ourcampus will pilot the use of an Ereading device, the Kindle, for our students. Studentshave often shared how impractical and difficult it is to carry 50 lbs. of books across acampus that is 1/3 of a mile from door to door.Professional Development PlanningPage 10 – Revised October 2009
    • EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology LinkKris O’NealProfessional Development Planning needs to focus on the mastery of Web 2.0 tools bythe teachers. In completing informal surveys and interviews with teachers they feel theyhave so many new tools throw at them and it is difficult to master all these tools.Teachers appreciate that the district wants to be on the cutting edge to improve studentlearning through technology. However, they want to be competent with all the newtools. The staff developments for such new Web 2.0 tools have been overwhelmingand have not provided hands on use. Most teachers felt there was not enough followup and technical support to make full use of these tools. Teachers also feel that we stillrely to heavily on paper/pencil classroom instruction on top of proposed technologyintegration. Full technology integration by complete immersion seems to be the bestway to move us into a 21st Century classroom.Practical Skill Assessment of Teacher Web 2.0 SkillsTasks/Actions Taken Person (s) Responsible Resources EmployedCampus will assess the Principal for Curriculum District Personnel, On linelevel of teacher and Instruction, District IT survey and PLC feedback tocompetence in the use personnel and Teachers Department Chairof Web 2.0 ToolsTeachers will complete Principal for Curriculum and District Technology, Web 2.0on-line survey and Instruction and Department Competency Rubriccomplete Web 2.0 Chairs, for each PLCCompetency Rubric inPLCData from the on-line Principal for Curriculum and Principal for Curriculum andsurvey and Web 2.0 Instruction and Campus Instruction, Zangle DataCompetency Rubric Department Chairs gathering softwarewill be gatheredFuture Staff Principal for Curriculum and Web 2.0 Tools, CampusDevelopment for Web Instruction and District IT Computer Labs2.0 Tools Designed to PersonnelMeet Assessed TeacherNeedsPage 11 – Revised October 2009
    • EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology LinkKris O’NealWeek 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 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.Professional Development that WorksThe purpose of integration of technology in our modern classrooms in my mind is 3 fold.One is to reach students where they already are as digital natives, two is to preparestudents to succeed in the digital age and three to teach students the principles ofsafely and ethically working as a team to integrate various information sources into aproblem solving models. In order to accomplish these goals we must take the educationof our TEACHERS as equally important. Most teachers are clearly digital immigrantsand it behooves us to efficiently prepare them in the use of technology. We areregularly told that lecturing students is the least effective way to reach them. Yet, mostprofessional developments are conducted in this manner. Objective 2.3 of the LongRange Technology Plan 2009-2012 stated goal is to “Provide ongoing professionaldevelopment opportunities and follow-through support for all Katy ISD employees.” Asone of our stated objectives I think it will serve us well to provide additional focus onteachers really using these new Web 2.0 tools daily. Presenting more thorough andinteractive professional development for teachers would greatly increase the use ofthese tools and improve student’s academic performance.Page 12 – Revised October 2009
    • EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology LinkKris O’NealPractical Skill Implementation of Teacher Web 2.0 ToolsTasks/Actions Taken Person (s) Responsible AssessmentCampus/District Will District IT Personnel and Teachers will use selectedPresent Professional Campus Technology Web 2.0 Tools and showDevelopment Based on Instructional Leaders competency by completingTeacher Web 2.0 Skill web based tutorial andAssessment viewed in conjunction with IT personnel and/or Campus Technology Instructional LeaderTeachers will use District IT Personnel, Teachers will use selectedselected Web 2.0 Skills Campus Technology Web 2.0 Tools and showin preparing a Instructional Leaders competency by completingclassroom lesson classroom lesson inrelevant to their conjunction with IT personnelsubject area and/or Campus Technology Instructional LeaderTeachers will Present District IT Personnel, Teachers will present theirLesson using Web 2.0 Campus Technology lesson to their PLC, ITSkills to their PLC Instructional Leaders and personnel and/or Dept. Chair instructional leader and get practical feedback to improve lesson.Teachers will present Classroom Teacher Teachers will present theirtheir Web 2.0 based lesson to their classes andlesson to their classes students will give feedback using an on-line survey rubric.Page 13 – Revised October 2009
    • EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology LinkKris O’NealPage 14 – Revised October 2009
    • EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology LinkKris O’NealWeek 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 15 – Revised October 2009