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    • EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Molly RednerWeek 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 and informationsystems to enrich campus curriculum, enhance teaching and learning, and generally integrate technology intoour campus improvement plans to effectively integrate technology and instructional leadership. Your analysisand report should provide the necessary background for the Week 4 major assignment – developing an actionplan for gathering, analyzing, and using data from a variety of sources for informed campus decision makingfocusing on integrating technology, instructional leadership, professional development and organizationalleadership.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 districtimprovement 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 andcomment on at least one other action plan focusing on organizational leadership designed to maximize the useof 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 Molly RednerRubricUse 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 (16 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 (18 points) of all personnel. (Maximum 20 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. (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 development designed toPage 2 – Revised October 2009
    • EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Molly Redner 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 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 (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 assessments and/or monitoring evaluating professional development toPage 3 – Revised October 2009
    • EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Molly Redner 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 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 20 points) action plan. (16 point) (18 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 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 Link Molly RednerThe following four parts to the Week 4 assignments should help you complete an action planthat incorporates all four elements of the assignment, including posting your action plan andcommenting and reflecting on the action plans shared by fellow students.Page 5 – Revised October 2009
    • EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Molly RednerWeek 4 Assignment, Part 1: Development of an organization chart integrating technologyUsing the campus and district improvement plans, and any suggested technology improvements, develop anorganization 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. The superintendent of the district will need to work with a variety of people including community stakeholders, assistant superintendents, the school District board personnel, etc, in order to develop superinten dent a plan of action for all campuses and all The campus principal’s role is to ensure students served by the district. the goals are being met. In order to do this, s/he should have teachers monitor each other’s technology use, be available for help, and even teach lessons. District technology personnel help support Principals should be the facilitator for campus principals and teachers by providing staff development and knowledge about technology and techniques for use in the classroom. communicate that information to teachers and students by providing staff development opportunities. The principal should take charge of surveying The campus principal set expectations for teachers staff to develop a needs assessment for and students with regard to technology use. S/he staff development plans for the teachers should provide staff development opportunities for as an on-going process. teachers. Teachers are trained in the latest technology and apply them daily with their students. Students are using technology (computers, Internet, etc.) every day in every classroom. Students should use technology at home in enhance and enrich their learning.Page 6 – Revised October 2009
    • EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Molly RednerWeek 4 Assignment, Part 2: Professional Development PlanningUsing the campus and district improvement plans, and any suggested technology improvements, developprofessional 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.I am planning a monthly staff development opportunity for teachers to improve their use of technologyin the classroom and as a tool for effective communication with teachers, students, parents, and otherstakeholders. Each month, teachers will have the chance to learn new techniques to incorporatetechnology into their daily teaching practices. Each session includes an opportunity for teachers toexplore first-hand a variety of tools (websites, programs, and software) to increase technology useamong students. The goal is to put these tools in the hands of the teachers, so they can best facilitatethe activities to their students.District technology goals:Implement a standardized format for employee Web pages to increase communication between school andhome regarding student work and academic progress.Campus technology goals:Hands-on investigation, technology & Scientific Process will be incorporated into lessons 2-3 times a week. Additionally, journaling and note-taking skillswill be taught and used by students. Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grade students will review science concepts by participating in scheduled weekly visits tothe science lab and additional tutoring as needed.All teachers will maintain School Wires and will post information regarding ways to support reading, writing, and math at home (and other topics).Activity Personnel Timeline Resources ResponsibleAnalyze CIP to Campus 30 minutes Copies of CIPidentify campus administration chart papertechnologyneeds andgoals.Communication Campus 1 hour Computer lab,with use of administration, Lap tops,technology teachers Access to(teacher email, Internet (emailwebsites, blogs, netiquette,etc) teacher websites, etc.)Student District 1 hour Computer lab,engagement in technology Lap tops,math – using personnel Access totechnology to Campus Internetstrengthen basic administration Web 2.0 toolsskillsUsing District 1 hour Computer lab,technology to technology Lap tops,increase personnel Access toreading levels Campus InternetPage 7 – Revised October 2009
    • EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Molly Redner administration Web 2.0 toolsUsing District 1 hour Computer lab,technology to technology Lap tops,promote personnel Access tohomework Campus Internetcompletion administration Web 2.0 toolsPage 8 – Revised October 2009
    • EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Molly RednerWeek 4 Assignment, Part 3: Evaluation Planning for Action PlanThe technology action plan integrating instructional an organizational leadership must include evaluationcomponents 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.State technology goals:Provide every student access to e-learning.Enable every teacher to participate in e-learning training.Encourage ubiquitous access to computers and connectivity for each student.Encourage creative technology partnerships with the business community.Empower students’ participation in the planning process.District technology goals:Implement a standardized format for employee Web pages to increase communication between school andhome regarding student work and academic progress.Campus technology goals:Hands-on investigation, technology & Scientific Process will be incorporated into lessons 2-3 times a week.Additionally, journaling and note-taking skills will be taught and used by students. Third, Fourth, and FifthGrade students will review science concepts by participating in scheduled weekly visits to the science lab andadditional tutoring as needed.All teachers will maintain School Wires and will post information regarding ways to support reading, writing,and math at home (and other topics).It is important to provide SMART goals for the campus when considering changing the technologyusage. When creating SMART goals, because they are measurable, the goals and the activities forprofessional growth can be tied together closely. SMART goals allow a time for reflection andimprovement by considering both the strengths and weaknesses in the professional developmentofferings. A great way to analyze the effectiveness of professional development is to consider usingan online survey tool to ask teachers anonymously to submit their opinions and suggestions forimprovements. One of my favorite tools is surveymonkey.com. It provides a way to gatherinformation and analyze it without compromising the identities of those taking the survey, because itis completely anonymous.With the survey software, school leaders can identify areas of strengths and weaknesses in theircampus. To take the analysis to a different level, campus leaders can share the results with the staffand ask for advice in changing or improving areas of need. This way teachers and stakeholders canfeel a sense of buy-in with the changes and embrace the changes together for the improvement ofstaff and student learning.Considering the multiple days of professional development, it is important to gather reflections fromPage 9 – Revised October 2009
    • EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Molly Rednerteachers to indicate how they are implementing technology into their instruction and from the studentsas well. Reflections can show teachers and students where their own strengths and weaknesses liewhen it comes to using technology in the classroom to enhance student learning.Page 10 – Revised October 2009
    • EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Molly RednerWeek 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