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  1. 1. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology LinkWeek 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 andinformation systems to enrich campus curriculum, enhance teaching and learning, and generallyintegrate technology into our campus improvement plans to effectively integrate technology andinstructional leadership. Your analysis and report should provide the necessary background forthe Week 4 major assignment – developing an action plan for gathering, analyzing, and usingdata from a variety of sources for informed campus decision making focusing on integratingtechnology, 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 anddistrict improvement plans as well as any technology plans, and your Week 3 report to makesure 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 mustreview and comment on at least one other action plan focusing on organizational leadershipdesigned 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  ExpectationsAction plan Student completes the Student completes Student provides a Student does notincludes an organizational flow the organizational partial organizational complete theorganizational chart identifying key chart with some chart that does not organizational chart orchart identifying personnel from the identification of include all key description of roles andkey 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 anddistrict and responsible for does not address responsibilities of keycampus integrating technology the roles and personnel.organizational and instructional and responsibilities of (16 point)eleadership 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 developprofessional professional professional professional a professionaldevelopment 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 theplan of integrating of integrating three bulleted bulleted items from thetechnology with technology with items from the Accomplished column.instructional and instructional and Accomplishedorganizational 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 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 20 points)Evaluation plan to The action plan must Student provides Student provides an Student fails to includeassess the also include an an evaluation plan evaluation plan that an evaluation plan inprogress and evaluation plan that that addresses addresses only one of the Week 4 actionsuccess 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 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 20 points)Posting action plan Student posts their Student posts their Student posts their Student does not poston the Discussion action plan on the action plan on the action plan on the on the DiscussionBoard 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 doesevidence of provides evidence, and provides not provide anyreviewing and through written evidence, through comments or (0 points)commenting on comments, of reviewing written comments, reflections on theaction plans of and reflecting on at of reviewing and action plans of otherother 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 notMechanics 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
  5. 5. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology LinkThe following four parts to the Week 4 assignments should help you complete anaction plan that incorporates all four elements of the assignment, includingposting your action plan and commenting and reflecting on the action plansshared by fellow students.KWeek 4 Assignment, Part 1: Development of an organization chart integratingtechnologyUsing the campus and district improvement plans, and any suggested technologyimprovements, 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. Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees Katy Independent School District Superintendentepende nt School District KISD Associate KISD Director of Superintendent of Technology Curriculum Instruction Campus Level Technology Help Desk Secondary Principal District Level Campus Level Instructional Curriculum Technology Instruction Principal eLearning Specialists Classroom Teachers StudentsPage 5 – Revised October 2009
  6. 6. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Technology Personnel Duties and Assignments Katy ISD Hierarchical Order of Assignment, Responsibility, or Area of Expertise Technology Responsibility Katy Independent School Board of Elected panel of officials who represent community Trustees stakeholders. Individual who represents the interests of the entire district. Answers only to the Board ofKaty Independent School District Trustees. Ultimately responsible for all decisionsSuperintendent pertaining to technology. Submits technology plans, projects, and programs to the board. Individual who is responsible for the curriculumKaty Independent School District implementation at all levels for the district. WorksAssociate Superintendent of Curriculum with principal and curriculum principals to ensureInstruction congruent application of district curriculum goals including those regarding technology. Individual who answers to the Superintendent of Instruction and the Superintendent. Person is accountable for the districts current and futureKaty Independent School District Director infrastructure. Also is responsible for maintenanceof Technology and operation of the districts educational technology initiatives. Last, oversees the district’s technology help center. Person responsible for technology implementation at the campus level. Must meet district, state, andCampus Level Principal national goals in regards to technology. Must distribute funds allocated by the school board in a fashion which supports building technology. The head principal can utilize influence to help expedite major technology problems. However, itTechnology Help Desk is under the domain of the technology director. It is the main avenue of help when teachers need hardware or software assistance or maintenance.Page 6 – Revised October 2009
  7. 7. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Under the direction of the campus principal. Most responsible for the implementation of the campus technology goals for teacher and student education. Works closely with the eLearningCampus Level Curriculum Instruction technology specialists. Provides the impetus toPrincipal train staff and students in the various technology applications suggested to the school board by the superintendent and the associate superintendent of instruction. Individuals highly proficient in all things technology. These persons are responsible forDistrict Level Technology eLearning training all staff levels in the use of hardware andSpecialists software. Can be a source utilized by teachers to help instruct students. Implements technology goals of the campus. These goals mirror those of the district and state.Classroom Teachers In effect, this person has the ultimate responsibility of creating opportunity and interest in educational technology. Recipients of all of the above knowledge and experience in the area of technology. ResponsibleStudents for learning the necessary technology skills which will make them successful in future ventures such as higher education or the workforce.*The district no longer has the position of building level instructional technologyspecialist (IT). This is the job(s) of the eLearning Specialist. They have fewer ofthese and are based out of the central administration building.**This represents only the secondary level of education in this district.Campus Head Principal: The principal’s main function, in my opinion, should be thatof facilitator and quality control. This person should facilitate the acquisition of allnecessary items technology related. He/she should be the leading impetus fortechnolgy integration in the curriculum and the classroom. Working closely with thecurriculum intruction principal, he/she should analyze and prioritize the needs of theschool and make constructive suggestions to the curriculum instructional principal.Ultimately, the head principal has to model the technology that the students are beingrequired to learn. Last, the head principal has to weave the technology goals into theschool mission and vision. This will demonstrate to all that techology must appear inthe daily operations of the building and classroom since it is deep rooted in thestakeholders’ daily lives.Page 7 – Revised October 2009
  8. 8. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology LinkWeek 4 Assignment, Part 2: Professional Development PlanningUsing the campus and district improvement plans, and any suggested technologyimprovements, 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.Rationale for Targeted Teacher Preparation & Development Needs at Seven Lakes HighSchool: The greatest weakness, according to the campus STaR Chart results, is EducatorPreparation and Development. The campus earned a rating of “advanced tech”. However, it wasa low score in that area (15) and it was down from the previous year. I felt that the training wehave received this year and last school year has been less than adequate. However, over the pastsix months I have seen a greater impetus on Web Tools 2.0 training. The campus AYP is quitehigh. However, there is always room for improvement and this would be the best place to begin.The connected learners at Seven Lakes High School would benefit greatly from a collaborativeenvironment enhanced by blogs, improved note-taking skills, collaborative projects, and generaltechnology integration.One of the main issues with students today is their lack of interest when it comes to “classical”education. There is a general dislike of note-taking and also a lack of skill in this area. Thenumber one “hook” for the vast majority of students is technology. From my student interviews,the vast majority of students are quite elated about the idea of using personal lap-top computersin the classroom. Since the campus will be 100% “wi-fid” by the second semester of 2012(KISD Long Range Technology Plan, 2010) I believe that all teachers must become proficient inthe use of technology in their instructional area. This will allow for a shift in how instruction canbe implemented.Therefore, I think it necessary for there to be a strong move, if not an entire shift, to the use ofWeb Tools 2.0. Glogster, Edmodo, Prezi, and others I believe will provide that “hook”.Implementation of hardware such as Smart boards in conjunction with Web Tools 2.0 is anotherarea which would enhance attentiveness and interest. Additionally, utilizing blogs as a means ofstudent collaboration will also “globalize” the school more.Technology Goal: Increase teacher knowledge and use of Web Tools 2.0 inconjunction with Smart board presentation in daily instruction. Objective/Task Task Leader/Point Person Source/Supply/ReserveEstablish a technology Committee chairman who 1. Campus Facultycommittee would be the campus 2. Campus Administrators instructional principalPage 8 – Revised October 2009
  9. 9. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology LinkComprehensive and in-depth District technology Director in 1. District eLearningWeb Tools 2.0 training conjunction with the campus Specialists. instructional principal 2. Advanced campus facultyEstablish a technology Department chairs for each 1. Campus facultymentoring program within PLC core subject area in 2. PLC specific facultycore areas. conjunction with the campus 3. Advanced campus faculty instructional principal.Establish an on-line learning Team leader of each 1. District facultycollege among PLC core individual PLC in conjunction 2. District eLearningareas across the district. with the department chair, and Specialists the campus instructional 3. PLC specific faculty principal.*I purposely tried to keep as many resources (column 3) as possible localized tothe campus. This provides more ease of control.**All necessary hardware for trainings would come in the form of campuscomputer labs, lap-top carts, and Smart boards which are already in each classroom.Page 9 – Revised October 2009
  10. 10. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology LinkWeek 4 Assignment, Part 3: Evaluation Planning for Action PlanThe technology action plan integrating instructional and organizational leadership must includeevaluation 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. Objective/Task Assessment/AnalysisCampus instructional principal will lead the 1. Lesson plans created whichcreation of a campus instructional demonstrate the implementation ofcommittee comprised of the top Web Tools 2.0 and Smart boardtechnology savvy faculty on site. The integration.main function of this group will be twofold. 2. Administrator walk-through of 1. Create technology integrated faculty implementation of integrated lessons and then teach these technology lessons. applications to the various PLCs during the common planning 3. Administrator official observation of periods which exist within the faculty implementation of integrated master schedule. technology lessons. 2. “Troubleshoot” Web Tools 2.0 4. PLC documentation of technology issues. This would be an in-house committee training during common help desk. planning period.Comprehensive and in-depth Web Tools 2.0 1. Administrator walk-through oftraining. eLearner Technology Specialists faculty implementation of integratedwould lead campus based trainings using the technology lessons.various computer labs in the building. Once“experts” exist on campus, those individuals 2. Administrator official observation ofcan then become the trainers. I am faculty implementation of integratedanticipating these individuals are part of the technology lessons.technology committee. 3. Administrator viewing of student- generated technology in the form of glogs, blogs, and notes.Page 10 – Revised October 2009
  11. 11. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology LinkEstablish a technology mentoring program 1. Department chair of each PLC corewithin PLC core areas. Many younger area will track meetings of mentorteachers grew up in the technology age (a and mentee.digital citizen if you will), especially those thatare younger than 30. This campus will utilize 2. Feedback from the mentees viathese faculty members as a technology email communications. Email willresource. They will be paired with a digital originate from campus instructionalimmigrant from their PLC or if necessary a administrator.different PLC within their core area. This labelof digital immigrant would be based on their 3. Administrator walk-through of apersonal STaR Chart score. digital immigrant’s class utilizing technology.Establish an on-line learning college among 1. Each PLC would document in theirPLC core areas across the district. This would planning period what ideas werebe a collaborative blog which would encourage exchanged (taken and given) viathe exchange of ideas based in technology the blog.instruction and the application of Web Tools2.0. 2. Administrator could view the blogs themselves. 3. District eLearning Specialists could submit ideas on the blog that they are assigned to help/monitor.Page 11 – Revised October 2009
  12. 12. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology LinkWeek 4 Assignment, Part 4: Posting your Action Report and Responding to OtherStudents’ 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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