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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Instructional Leadership week 4 assignment

  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 professional Page 2 – Revised October 2009
  3. 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 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. 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 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. 5. 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 5 – Revised October 2009
  6. 6. 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. Page 6 – Revised October 2009
  7. 7. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link BISD Board of Trustees 2009-2010 Shareholders Dolores Webb (President) Joe Tolbert (Vice President) Richard Davis (Secretary) Brad Green Cary Hancock Ralph Kunkel Wanda Strong Superintendent Stephen F. Attorney Waddell J.B. Morgan Curriculum & Staff & Student Finance Instruction Services Cam- TIMS Associate Associate Associate pus Executive Director tech- Superintendent Superintendent Superintendent Julie Wallace nology Quentin Burnett Lane Ledbetter Jay C. Thompson specia list Principals (Curriculum & Principals Principals Information Mgmt. Instruction (Administrative, Principal (Financial Issues) Services Manager Issues) Appraisals & Personnel Mike DePaola Issues) Acct/Res & Accounting Assessment Prog Linda Schmidt Director Software Engineer Eval Director Communication SBDM Georg Lin s team Officer Athletics Director Career & Tech Consultant Willa Gipson Systems Director CTE Asst. Director Engineer Linda Anderson Nan Poe Personnel For personnel Clark Strong Allison Vinson David Bach Director Asst. Athletic Richard Valenta Director Counseling Lesa Master Instructional Coordinator Coordinator for technology Donna Layer Personnel Coordinator Suzy Buildings & Kelly Montgomery Compton Grounds Director Fine Arts Ronnie Caruthers Director Coordinator PEIMS & Student Daniel Detrick Student for Auxiliary Records Services Serv. B&G Supervisor Director Workers Assistant Michael Barrett Comp Paige Director Instruction Curry John Hughes Director Donna Solley Instruction Consultants Network Caren Sorrells-Math Systems Administrator Michaela Gair-Math Administrator Jon Abrams Plan & Bill Barrow Resource Julia Hyman-Social Studies Development Hugh Henderson-Science Tracey Besgrove-Adv Technology Director Business Direcor manager David Gerabagi Academocs Teachers Sylvia Davies-Elem Reading Katie Bowman Scott Judi Bell-Secondary ELA Professional Child Nutrition Help Desk Learning Supervisor Director Director Students Judy Sargent Patrick Johnson Margaret Miller Security Coordinator of Health Special Purchasing & Technicians Services Judy Beverly Chris Jenkins Services Warehouse Director Director Richard Goolsby Consultants Systems Patti Mullens Administration Cindy Dubuis Transportation Mark Gibbs Patsy Stanley director Margaret Sanders Kevin Campbell Nora Fabela Psychologists Technical Support Patty Soto Supervisor Page 7 – Revised October 2009 Barbara Creason Teresa Miller Terry Ambrose Stanley Brien Laurel Strahan Telecommunication Social Worker s Technicians Mary May Darrwll Maxey
  8. 8. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link This flow chart is a district-wide chart. I chose to include the entire flow chart because technology pulls all of these areas together. There is no area within the chart that is not influenced or maintained in some way by the use of technology. Specific areas of the chart that specifically deal with technology have been delineated below: School Board---has the final authority to determine and interpret the policies that govern the schools as they pertain to the areas of technology. They determine that enough money is available for technology and set policies concerning technology for the district. Superintendent—oversee the day to day operations of the school district; ensure the district is working towards its overall goals. He makes recommendations for the technology budget. He also ensures that the district is following the Long-Range Technology Plan. Assistant Superintendents---supervise administrators throughout the district are facilitating the learning of all students through proper use and application of financial and human resources. These include instruction, finance, technology, and student services. TIMS Executive director---oversee the daily duties of administrators, teachers, and students and other personnel. Make sure that the district technology plan and the Texas Long-Range Technology plan are being carried out and measured. Instruction consultants ---Oversees curriculum development; insuring horizontal and vertical alignment of curriculum; insuring alignment of the written, taught, and tested curriculum. Making sure that proper resources are available for implementation of the district curriculum plan. Seek resources that will implement the use of technology throughout the curriculum. Principal---Oversee the daily operations of a single school. The principal ensures the proper allocation of resources to (financial and human) directly affect student achievement. From a technology standpoint, it is the principal’s job to ensure that effective technology is available for teachers and students. Additionally, he is responsible for ensuring that the technology available is being used to improve student achievement. He must also provide staff development opportunities to increase the staff’s knowledge and use of technology within the curriculum. Teachers---create and present lessons that align with the curriculum; ensure student learning and achievement; utilize technology in a way to positively affect student growth, learning and achievement. Information Management Services Manager---Oversee the use, application and maintenance of all forms of technology throughout the district. Network Administrator---maintain the district network including mainframes, hard-wired and wireless networks, and other technology hardware and storage devices at the district level. Page 8 – Revised October 2009
  9. 9. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link PEIMS & Student Records Supervisor ---gather and report district data to the state of Texas to ensure compliance. Instructional technology coordinator---support teachers and students in their use of technology on the campus level. Provide staff development for teachers in the application of technology to enhance student achievement; maintain campus technology records such as grade-books and administrative tools (i.e. campus security systems, student records). Technology Manager--- Overseas the help desk; security, systems administration; technical support and telecommunications. 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. In preparation for organizing a professional development plan for integrating technology into the classroom, I obtained data from several sources. I studied the data in the Texas STaR Chart for Birdville Elementary school; the Texas Long-Range Technology Plan; the Birdville District Technology Plan; and the Birdville Elementary Campus Improvement plan. I also used information taken from local RTI testing in grades K-3. From the STaR Chart it was noted that 59% of the classroom teachers felt that their students did not have enough time each day to use technology. They felt that the time spent in the computer lab during the “specials” rotation was not enough time for learning to use technology. According to the district plan, we must offer staff development that will aid the teachers in the implementation of technology in instruction. The principal had some extra money in his budget last spring, so he purchased two smart boards for the school. It would be nice to have one smart board per classroom, but this was all that he could afford at this time. I believe that if the teachers receive proper training in the use of the smart boards, they will be able to give their students more classroom time using technology. Another area of weakness on the STaR Chart for Birdville Elementary was the use of online courses. We are required by the state of Texas to have g/t training for all teachers who have g/t identified students in their classroom. Our school administration has asked every classroom teacher, whether they have g/t identified students or not, to be g/t trained. After an initial 30 hours of training in pedagogy, teachers are required to have a yearly 6 hour update. All areas of the pedagogy are now covered by the district with online classes. There are also classes provided to meet the 6 hour update training. I will incorporate this training in a staff development session to help the teachers understand how to use the online programs and give them time and support for their learning experiences. Page 9 – Revised October 2009
  10. 10. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Time Activity Facilitator Participants Location Comments frame 8-8:30 Mingle---any None All Library Principal will announcements Classroom provide and necessary teachers sweetbreads, discussion needed orange juice, prior to staff milk, coffee. development Participants session starting. will visit and share holiday experiences. 8:30-9: Brainstorming L. DiVall All Library Ms. DiVall 00 Classroom briefly teachers discusses the use of technology in the lives of our students both at school and at home. The staff will brainstorm all areas and types of technology that effect the school day. This will give them an indication of the impact technology has on the lives of all stakeholders. 9:00-9: Introduction of L. DiVall All Library Linda will use 45 online courseware Classroom a projector to for g/t credit teachers show how to register for a class, how to access blackboard, and how to navigate through an online course. She will also Page 10 – Revised October 2009
  11. 11. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link show participants how to use the drop box to turn in assignments. At this time the rubric for evaluation of assignments will be introduced and briefly discussed. 9:45-1 Short break and None All 0:00 move to computer Classroom lab teachers 10:00- Registration and L. DiVall All Computer One teacher 11:30 work on an online Classroom Lab per computer. g/t course teachers Teacher selects training she/he is interested in taking. Teachers register on ERO for the online course of their choice. Teachers begin the course. They will work from now until 11:30. Ms. DiVall will be in attendance as resource. They will complete the class on their own----they will receive 6 hours of g/t credit for this course. It can be completed on campus or Page 11 – Revised October 2009
  12. 12. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link at home--- anywhere that they have Internet access. 11:30- Lunch Break 1:00 1:00-1: Introduction to L. DiVall All Library Ms. DiVall 15 Smart board Classroom will introduce educator teachers Kathy Martinez, representative from the Smart board company. 1:15-2: Smart-board Ms. All Library Ms. Martinez 15 hands-on training Martinez Classroom will teachers demonstrate the smart board and give the teachers opportunities to try the strategies personally. Both smart boards will be in use. She will discuss practical uses that the teachers can use in their classes right away. 2:15-2: Break 30 2:30-3: More hands-on Ms. All Library Ms. Martinez 15 training Martinez Classroom will discuss the teachers availability of lesson plans and demonstrate how to locate them. She will also show Page 12 – Revised October 2009
  13. 13. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link some examples at each grade level. 3:15-3: Evaluation---see 30 assignment 3 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. 3:15-3: Evaluation L. DiVall All Computer Teachers will 30 Classroom lab go to the teachers computer lab and take a survey to evaluate the class. They will also go to the school blog and make a short reflection with a plus/delta concerning today’s staff development. The administrator will study the surveys and the school blog for evaluation of the staff development and future technology needs. After walk-throughs and grade level meetings, the administrator will make further considerations for future staff development. The principal will provide e-mails to all staff members of upcoming technology staff development opportunities. This will essentially represent an on-going evaluation of technology staff development and use of technology in instruction. The principal is open to suggestions for technology needs both in infrastructure and staff development. Page 13 – Revised October 2009
  14. 14. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link The teachers will be asked to complete a new STaR Chart survey in May as a follow-up to all technology staff development and integration. The teachers will also be asked to complete a survey just like the one used to provide information for this action plan. In so doing, growth will be observable. Page 14 – Revised October 2009
  15. 15. 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 15 – Revised October 2009

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