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  • 1. Week 4 Assignment: Due at the end of Week 4. Overview Lana McLaughlin 12-13-2009 EDLD5352 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. 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. 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. 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. 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
  • 6. 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. Board of Trustees The school board creates and approves policy pertaining to technology in the school district. They also provide funding for technology implementation in the district Superintendant The superintendant is the educational leader of the district. He manages operations of the schools as well as managing the implementation of the school’s technology plan. Assistant Superintendant of Assistant Superintendant for Curriculum and Instruction Communications Works with all campus principals and coordinators Supports the efforts of campuses and the timely in the area of curriculum and instruction, as well information to stakeholders. He also oversees all as the district content specialists to coordinate and technology used in district communications. implement programs and practices to enhance student achievement infrastructure and support for leadership to meet the goals well as implementing technology of curriculum and instruction, as implementing technology into Director of Elementary content coordinators in the area Director of Secondary the district. Provides the Manages the technology content coordinators in the Chief Information Works with principals and set forth in the district Works with principals and area of curriculum and Curriculum and instruction, as well as Curriculum and technology plan into the classroom Instruction Instruction the classroom Officer Page 6 – Revised October 2009
  • 7. Director of Technology Operations Makes recommendations based on the technology needs of the district and campuses. Oversees the technology department and ensures that technology goals are met according to the district technology plan Campus Campus Principal SBDM Technology Specialist Provides a vision for The team takes the campus that recommendations from Guides and supports integrates technology faculty and they revise staff in integration of in all classrooms. the CIP to reflect the technology. Makes Provides funding the technology needs of recommendations to the budget to meet the campus principal about technology needs technology needs Teachers Students Ensuring that technology is used in the classroom curriculum. Provide Be responsible for their own opportunities for students to use learning and use the technology hands-on technology. Offer provided in the classroom to suggestions to SBDM team for enhance their learning experiences. technology enhancement The Principals Role in Implementing and Monitoring Technology The principal’s role in the 21st century school is much different that it was in years past. The principal must impart a clear vision to the staff that includes technology in every facet of the educational experiences offered at the campus. The leader must evaluate the needs on the campus and provide opportunities for those to be met. Those needs may include, technology tools, time for planning use of technology, and professional development in the use of various technologies in the classroom. The principal must then observe classroom with the intent of seeing a variety of technology practices in place. He/she also must generate a budget that reflects the importance of technology by appropriating money for technology use. The ultimate goal of the principal should be student achievement, and producing students that are leaders in the 21st century market place – and technology will be non-negotiable. Page 7 – Revised October 2009
  • 8. 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. Goal: We will implement technology in all core content classrooms and through the use of innovative communication and technological creations we will increase student achievement by 5% in our lowest performing sub-population. Action Item Person Responsible Timeline What is available? This Content Coordinators – district August 2010 – summer meeting will be about level academy informing staff about the available student Department Chairs assessment data, technology survey data, and other district tools they can use to analyze school and student performance and plan what to do when results are not as desired. Technology Evaluation; Library Media Specialist – Yearly – beginning of year This session will be aimed survey at information from the STaR Chart. Staff will Content Coordinators – participate in survey and planning and implementing evaluate results in order to technology into curriculum make plans for improvement. Core Content Curriculum Specialist for each Twice yearly – once at the Development; Each core subject beginning of each semester content will have a session to show them the specific Page 8 – Revised October 2009
  • 9. technology to be used in the upcoming semester in their curriculum. Hands on Technology Department Chairs from each Begin in September 2010, Learning: Each core campus and be continual content teacher will be asked to participate in a threaded discussion about each unit in their curriculum. They will share ideas about what worked and what did not when teaching specific topics. Page 9 – Revised October 2009
  • 10. 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. Goal: Technology integration will be evaluated using various assessments. Technology Needs at CMS Assessment All classrooms will integrate Lesson Plans- evidence of technology technology to increase student Classroom Observations achievement Staff survey AEIS data EOS data Provide technology professional Teacher web-sites development to address needs in the Monitor ‘hits’ on teacher and school classroom (web-sites, podcasting, Classroom observation for evidence of blogging, projects utilizing technology) use of these items Increased student proficiency with Student survey technology skills Student created work Smartboard training – increase use in Number of staff attending district every classroom provided PD sessions for Smartboards Classroom observation of use Teacher and Student surveys about use and proficiency Page 10 – Revised October 2009
  • 11. 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