EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link




Week 4 Assignment: Due at the end of Week 4.
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EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link


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  1. 1. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link 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 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 Page 2 – Revised October 2009
  3. 3. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link 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. (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 plan. success of the provides measurable two of the bulleted the bulleted items from (0 points) action plan. outcomes designed to items from the the Accomplished address the following: Accomplished column. column. •Uses data (1 point) and other (2 points) 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 Page 3 – Revised October 2009
  4. 4. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link 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. . (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 Page 4 – Revised October 2009
  5. 5. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link 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 5 – Revised October 2009
  6. 6. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link 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 6 – Revised October 2009
  7. 7. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link 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 Responsible for development of policies, and budget appropriations to increase availability and effectiveness of technology integration at all district campuses. Superintendent of Schools Responsible for implementation and enforcement of policies, district wide technology funding and professional development, as well as ensuring consistent evaluation and improvement of technological capabilities. Campus Principal Responsible for technology needs assessment and professional development sessions to meet those needs. Also must communicate needs and progress to Superintendent and Business Manager Responsible for management of funds available for technology. Communicates progress and availability of funding for needs to Board of Trustees, Superintendent, and Principal. Technology Director Responsible for installation and maintenance of technology infrastructure, and professional development sessions as directed by campus principal. Page 7 – Revised October 2009 Faculty Responsible for completing professional development sessions or other technical training
  8. 8. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link 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. Evant High School Technology Action Plan Resources •Campus Improvement Plan •Long-Range Plan for Technology •STaR Chart •AEIS report •District Superintendent interview •Campus principal interview •SBDM committee member interview Identified Need: Educator Preparation and Development •The Campus STaR Chart demonstrated increasing growth in educator preparation and development, but the growth has not been commensurate with the growth in other areas. •For instance, the area of Technology Infrastructure has shown rapid growth as the campus has gained hardware and increased capabilities through grant participation and selling ADA to larger districts, which designated the funds for technology. •In most recent years, professional development experiences increased, but still has not kept pace with the other areas. •Approximately 70% of the faculty met SBEC Technology standards, and 25% of the technology budget is used for professional development. Online Learning and Professional development for Online Learning. •There had been some online collaborative courses a few years ago as part of a grant requirement, but none since that time. Page 8 – Revised October 2009
  9. 9. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link •Considering the lack of readily available staff development sources, this seems to be the most untapped resource with the most potential. Classroom Technology and Technical Support •As the availability of technology increases, so does the need for technical support. •Currently, there is only one source of technical assistance, and that staff member teaches several classes as well. •Additional support is available, but it is usually a wait of several days. •Professional development that would increase staff capabilities for technical support would increase availability of technology for all students and staff. Staff development for gathering, analysis and use of data Skyward technology AEIS-IT software •student intervention documentation •access to student data •disaggregation of TAKS data Online survey sites •surveymonkey.com (example site) •increase the effectiveness of school and home communication •Needs awareness information •decision-making committees and personnel. The Professional Development activities that that will achieve the action plan of integrating technology with instructional and organizational leadership include the following: Part I: Identifying Technology Needs A. Teachers and students complete the technology online survey •Available technology •Current needs •Technology uses in classrooms •Trends in assessments •Proposed future technology needs B. Staff Development session plan Resources: Page 9 – Revised October 2009
  10. 10. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link •Projector cart •Slide show presentation •On-line links ◦AEIS -IT reports ◦Campus Improvement Plan ◦Survey results Staff responsibilities: •Decide which areas to target •Provide suggestions for improvement •Share suggestions with each grade level •Develop three objectives for integration of technology classrooms Part II: Evaluation of professional development activities A. Professional development team members: •Superintendent •Principal •Technology Director B. Resources: •Follow-up survey results •Classroom walk- through observations •Lesson Plans Additional staff development evaluation resources: •STaR Chart Survey reports •Occasional informal discussions with staff and students •Weekly staff meeting discussions •Staff development documentation •Session survey results •Technology Applications TEKS Page 10 – Revised October 2009
  11. 11. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link 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. Page 11 – Revised October 2009
  12. 12. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link 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 12 – Revised October 2009

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