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  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. District Superintendent Communicate and plan with district management and Board to ensure effective use of technology throughout the district. Chief Academic Officer Chief Information Officer Explore emerging technologies and adopt Expand yearly online subscriptions and a process for determining technology based references for information alignment with district goals acquisition related to curriculum and and objectives. professional development learning opportunities Define measurement standards/criteria from which to evaluate the established devices. Director, Enterprise Director, Technical Director, Applications Director, Application Operations Production Support Instructional Development Technology Create practical uses of Supervise and aid in the Determine the relevance of new technology for implementation creating of new technology Aligns technology to the technology and its in the classroom. services. existing curriculum and the implementation. TEKS. Page 6 – Revised October 2009
  • 7. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Principal Assistant Principal/ Curriculum and Manages all phases of the school Instruction Principal including the integration of technology on campus and in the classroom. Assists the principal in incorporating technology into the campus curriculum. Teacher Determine the most effective methods of incorporating technology into the learning process. Student Learn appropriate uses of technology in the learning process preparation for higher education or the workforce. The principal is in charge of every aspect of the school, which includes technology implementation. In order to ensure this organizational chart is implemented and monitored on campus, the principal must be in constant communication with all stakeholders. Through biweekly meetings with the department chairs, concerns from the staff are discussed and addressed. And information from the principal gets to the teachers through weekly subject/department meetings. Since our district eliminated on-campus IT’s, our principal has more responsibilities concerning campus technology. Page 7 – Revised October 2009
  • 8. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link 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. Mayde Creek Technology Professional Development Plan Prior to completing this professional develop plan, I referred back to the interviews I conducted and the STaR Chart analysis from past assignments. Information and data gathered from both sources demonstrates a need to improve the area of educator preparation and development of technology. The first aspect to creating a professional development meeting is to make it relevant and engaging for fellow teachers. I believe that the best time for this professional development will be on a teacher workday, when the students are not at school because I feel a half-day meeting will not leave enough time to complete the professional development. Using the whole day on campus, the computer labs can be utilized to allow each teacher to work on his/her own during the presentations. With four computer labs on campus, four different sessions can be developed focusing on different aspects of classroom technology developed by Katy ISD’s technology department (the district eliminated all campus IT positions). Examples of topics for the sessions are the re-examination of current campus technology, including hands-on walkthroughs of eSembler grade book (online grade book) and KMAC (curriculum management and lesson building website). Another topic that could be covered is the use of streaming video in the classroom to improve our student’s interest in their classes. Other sessions could include an introduction or review of district-accepted websites with an emphasis on educational blogs and social network sites. Page 8 – Revised October 2009
  • 9. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link 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. Mayde Creek High School Technology Evaluation Process Evaluation Responsibility Frequency Purpose STaR Chart data Head Principal, Cazilda Annually To determine the use of analysis Steele technology in the classroom and its effectiveness Technology Katy ISD Technology Prior to each school To introduce and review Professional Department year current and new Development technology to teachers Teacher Observation PDAS/KDAS Appraisers Random timing To verify the use of technology in the classroom KMAC (district online Department Appraisers Weekly To learn the amount of lesson planning) technology being used in the classroom on a daily basis Student Survey Grade-level Counselors Twice per school year To determine if the students are using quality technology in the classroom and how it is affecting their grades Page 9 – Revised October 2009
  • 10. 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 10 – Revised October 2009