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Edld 5352 week 4 assignment instructional leadership

  1. 1. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Penelope Holmes 03/14/11 EDLD 5352Week 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 Penelope Holmes 03/14/11 EDLD 5352 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 Penelope Holmes 03/14/11 EDLD 5352 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 Penelope Holmes 03/14/11 EDLD 5352 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 Link Penelope Holmes 03/14/11 EDLD 5352The 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.Page 5 – Revised October 2009
  6. 6. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Penelope Holmes 03/14/11 EDLD 5352Week 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. Technology and Instructional Organizational ChartPage 6 – Revised October 2009
  7. 7. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Penelope Holmes 03/14/11 EDLD 5352 Board of Education Superintendent Chief of Staff Chief Financial Chief Academic Chief Communication Officer Office Officer Chief Middle School Technology and Officer Information Systems Chief Middle Schools Improvement Officer Principal R. HernandezAssistant Principal Assistant Principal Assistant Principal Assistant Principal Vanguard D. Knittle P. Pierre E. Ferrell D. Valentino Coordinator M. Rosa School Technologist Teachers Counselors Data Clerk Craft and Johnson PEMIS Roles and Responsibilities Board of Education is the official policy-making body of the Houston Independent Page 7 – Revised October 2009
  8. 8. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Penelope Holmes 03/14/11 EDLD 5352School District. The nine trustees, elected from separate districts, serve staggered four-year terms.Superintendent Terry Grier - Dr. Grier’s goal is to make HISD the best public schooldistrict in the nation. He is committed to placing effective teaches in every classroomand an exemplary principal in every school.Chief of Staff, Dr. Michele Pola is responsible for implementing the districts strategicgoals and objectives of the organization. Dr. Pola facilitates, coordinates, andcommunicates between the superintendent of schools and she directly reports to theSuperintendent Grier.Academic Officer, Charles Morris – is responsible for the academic growth of studentsand the success of almost 300 schools in HISD. Mr. Morris is in charge of providing alladministration and academic support and services to schools.Chief Communications Officer, Aggie Alvez is focus on delivering a high qualityeducation to all studetns and she oversees six departments: Media Relations,Communication Services, The Information Center, Strategic Partnerships, InstructionalMedia, and Administrative Services.Chief Financial Officer, Melinda Garrett is responsible for all financial operations of thedistrict and provides oversight for all financial serivces for, in part, the Technology andInformation Systems, Schools Information Systems, and Budgeting and FinancialPlanning.Chief Middle Schools Officer provide leadership to school improvement officers (SIOs)and principals, align resurces and supports for teachers, and ensure that the district isproviding equitable and quality educational opportunities for all students.Chief Middle School Improvement Officer is responsible for helping principals to createhigh quality instruction teams and programs focused on student academic grwoth. Inaddition, the SIO looks to establish and achieve measurable goals and objectives, andto work with their school communities.The Technology and Information Systems (TIS) is responsible for planning, organizing,implementing, and monitoring computerized processing systems to improve themanagement reporting and instructional operations of the district. TIS is alsoresponsible for providing service and support to schools and technology to enhancestudent performance.Principal Rosa Hernandez at Burbank Middle School - The mission and vision for BMSis to create a community of empowered learners in an atmosphere of mutual respectand trust. As a professional learning community, Burbank Middle School valuescooperation, team work, effort, and determination to attain success for all students.Assistant Principals are responsible, in part, to oversee subject content clusters, teachersupport, PDAS, walk-throughs, Clubs, Organizations, Committee, and ProfessionalPage 8 – Revised October 2009
  9. 9. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Penelope Holmes 03/14/11 EDLD 5352Development, lesson plans, lunch duty, attendance and discipline.Mr. Valentino is the assistant principal responsible for technology related services, suchas, Cambridge Campus Online, EVAAS Data/CCAP, GradeSpeed, and oversees thetechnology department and equipment inventory. He is also the AP for the schooltechnologist.The counselor’s duties include scheduling, student related services, TAKS testing,PSAT, and PGPs. Social service duties are, Prejudice Awareness, HP BusinessPartnership, and LPAC Committee.The PEMIS clerk is responsible for PEMIS Data, Master Schedule, Chancery Reports,Attendance and Records.Page 9 – Revised October 2009
  10. 10. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Penelope Holmes 03/14/11 EDLD 5352 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. Professional Development PlanningPerson Responsible forProfessional Professional Development Planning ActivityDevelopmentPresentationPrincipal/ SDMC Review How to use data to enhance curriculum and STaR Chart, AEIS instructional delivery that integrate technology. Data,AYP,and CIP Familiar staff with the STaR Chart summary Identify focusing on the areas of weakness. Weaknesses on STaR Chart Discuss difference between STaR Chart, AEIS and AYP Information Systems by state and the district, and campus can be affected by the rating Collaborate in PLC’s to determine how technology can or will improve the areas of weakness and student achievement.Principal/ SDMC Texas Long-Range Present vertical alignment of Technology TEKS Plan for and location on district Web site. Technology, 2006-2020 Create a new Review Technology Standards for students. digital cultureAssistant Principal over Review grade level subject content, as an example,technology for technology integration. Collaborate on ways to present Page 10 – Revised October 2009
  11. 11. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Penelope Holmes 03/14/11 EDLD 5352 and review Technology plans to staff and predictHistory Department the outcome ofChair acceptance.Assistant Principal over Increase staff Provide ON-GOING professional developmenttechnology computer skills training opportunities to assist staff with and support for implementation and use of technology to enhanceSchool Technologist teachers. Also daily instruction. included areTechnology Models Administrators Separate in groups Novice, Beginners/Intermediate,(teachers who have been who need to and Advance.trained and already improve their Start each group with the basic:proficient with skills. As stated by • Basic Hardware and technologytechnology skills) Cindy Cummings, manipulation in week three • Software and Internet usage round tableHISD - Curriculum interview, theTechnologist round table interview,” if administrators Next session, each group will be introduced to aren’t familiar computer safety techniques: with technological tools and they are • Online Safety not using • Cyberbullying technology in their • Ethics daily lives, then how can teachers Review procedures on classroom technology; Make and students sure teachers are using classroom computers, benefit from using document camera (ELMO), and digital projector tools in the correctly. classroom.” Begin to introduce technology integration with new technologies, such as wikis, content-specific teacher websites, blogs, online games, and, educational games; such as, Brain Pop, Math.com, etc. Interactive white board trainingComputer Teachers Computer Introduce Excel, PowerPoint, Word Processing, toAssistant Principal over Applications for enhance technology skills and instructional lessons. Page 11 – Revised October 2009
  12. 12. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Penelope Holmes 03/14/11 EDLD 5352technology enhanced instructionalSchool Technologist presentation. As suggested in week three roundTechnology Models table: Empower(teachers who have been teachers totrained and already become creativeproficient with with their lessonstechnology skills) Introduce new Hands on demonstration of Podcasts, Webcams, technology tools Wiki-wiki. for a collaborative online learning environmentDepartment Chairs Integrating Implement United Streaming - Digital live-stream technology into videos to enhance learning.Technology Models subject content curriculum Online Textbooks – To integrate technology into lessons.Technology Models Assist teachers Assisting teachers with Smart Board, laptop with integrating computer, and document cameras to effectively technology present instructions.Principal Evaluate use of Summative Assessment – Assess overallAssistant Principals technology implementation of technology integration, critique integration for lesson plans, and observations.Department Chairs each teacher Chart student success on benchmarks before and after professional development. Was technology integration successful? Page 12 – Revised October 2009
  13. 13. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Penelope Holmes 03/14/11 EDLD 5352Week 4 Assignment, Part 3: Evaluation Planning for Action PlanThe technology action plan integrating instructional an 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. ACTION PLAN Responsibilities Resources Timeline EvaluationTasks/Action By when How will successSteps Who will do it? What funds, time, (day/month)? be determined? people, andWhat will be done? materials are needed?Utilize district Principal and Computer Fall/Spring State assessmentdata to assess Assistant 2010-2011 Districtstudent Principals Spreadsheet Every six to Benchmarksacademic needs eight weeks;and design Classroom Planning Period align with School generatedappropriate teachers Benchmarks assessmentsinstruction. and district Interim Assessments.Familiarize Assistant Principal Computer Fall/Spring Lessons Plansteachers with 2010-2011Technology Teachers HISD Web site ObservationsTEKS for Planning Periodstudents tomaster.Teachers will be Teacher Models Principal Spring/Fall Walk-throughstrained to utilize allocating funds 2011-2012White Boards for Principal from academic 45 minuteclass budget to evaluation Assistantinstructions. purchase White Principalsclassrooms Boards at least 80% of teachers.Page 13 – Revised October 2009
  14. 14. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Penelope Holmes 03/14/11 EDLD 5352Teacher and staff Technologist Computer lab Fall 2012 Creating antrain to use actual lessonspreadsheets, Teacher Models Planning Period using one formPowerPoint, of technology,Wiki, and Pods and presentingto enhance to peers.instruction. Peers evaluate each other using a Likert type evaluation format.Use of Blogs for Assistant Computer Fall 2012 Lessons Plansstudent Principalsassignments and Survey Monkeyto communicate Department Chair Technologywith CheckliststakeholdersPage 14 – Revised October 2009
  15. 15. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Penelope Holmes 03/14/11 EDLD 5352Week 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 15 – Revised October 2009

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