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    • Lamar University, Instructional Technology Leadership09Integrating TechnologyAction PlanLisa Roden
      Organization
      Organization Job Descriptions
      District Leadership
      Superintendent and School Board
      The superintendent is responsible for the daily operation and leadership of the District, remains informed and updated about all aspects of the instructional programs to ensure that there is a continuous focus on improving student academic performance, and works with the staff, board, and community to provide the very best curriculum planning for the district. The superintendent provides district data for the school board to review and make informed decisions.
      Technology Department
      The technology department provides leadership in technology applications and technology equipment. Within the department are specialists that update and maintain the District's computers, servers, network, software, and systems.
      Campus Leadership
      Principal
      The principal is responsible for the daily operation and leadership of the campus, remains informed and updated about all aspects of the instructional programs to ensure that there is a continuous focus on improving student academic performance, and works with the staff, board, and community to provide the very best curriculum planning for the district. The principal provides district data for the staff to review and make informed decisions, purchases technology needed for effective instruction, and implements a system of accountability for teachers to follow.
      Instructional Technology Specialist
      The specialist is responsible for training teachers in technology applications for both instruction and assessment, modeling instructional techniques, and helping teachers integrate technology into the core curriculum.
      Instruction and Learning
      Teachers
      The teacher is responsible for increasing knowledge of technology applications, using district software to analyze student achievement, integrating technology into the core curriculum, and sharing integration with other teachers.
      Students
      Students are asked to provide input and suggestions to improve the integration of technology into the core curriculum.
      Professional Development Planning
      Effective professional development is ongoing and based on individual and campus needs. Teachers and administrators use multiple data sources (including student, campus, and district achievement data from DMAC, AEIS, AYP, and personal proficiency data from STaR Chart and PDAS) to plan individual and campus technology goals. Using information from campus improvement plans from every campus in the district, the district’s technology plan, Texas’ Long-Range Plan for Technology, and interviews from the week three assignment, every staff member needs training and/or show evidence of effective use in:
      Evaluation Planning
      Evidence of effective use and integration is shown through lesson plans, online sharing, professional development documentation, campus principal walk-through and PDAS documentation, staff meeting presentations, and improved student achievement. Each campus principal is responsible for implementing a system of accountability and evaluating campus improvement. The cycle is continuous with updates to the campus improvement plan at least once a year.
      The Technology Department, together with the district technology committee, continually monitors and updates technology improvements and professional development needs. All stakeholders identified in the organization chart, plus community members and businesses, are asked to provide ongoing input and make recommendations for improvement in an annual survey. Local improvements are compared to state and national improvements annually.
      References
      Blanche Dodd Intermediate School Campus Improvement Plan 2009 – 2010. (2009). Krum, TX: Krum ISD.
      DMAC Solutions (2007). Kilgore, TX: Region 7 Education Service Center.
      Early Education Center Campus Improvement Plan 2009 – 2010. (2009). Krum, TX: Krum ISD.
      Hattie Dyer Elementary Campus Improvement Plan 2009 – 2010. (2009). Krum, TX: Krum ISD.
      Krum ISD District Improvement Plan 2009 – 2010. (2009). Krum, TX: Krum ISD.
      Krum ISD Technology Plan 2007 – 2110. (2007). Krum, TX: Krum ISD.
      Krum Middle School Campus Improvement Plan 2009 – 2010. (2009). Krum, TX: Krum ISD.
      Krum High School Campus Improvement Plan 2009 – 2010. (2009). Krum, TX: Krum ISD.
      Long-Range Plan for Technology, 2006-2020. (2006). Austin, TX: Texas Education Agency.
      Texas STaR chart: School technology and readiness: The teacher chart. (2006). Austin, TX: Texas Education Agency.