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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.Page 5 – Revised October 2009
  6. 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. Superintendent: Technology Director:The Superintendent is head of the district. He The technology director is responsible forruns the day-to-day operations and is in charge getting all the updated information to theof the execution of the Technology Plan. The principals, and making time to introduce it toSupt. is in charge of the budgeting that also each campus.occurs when implementing technology. Principal: The principal is responsible for developing a vision that includes the use of different technologies at the campus level. He or she also must oversee that the technology is implemented by its staff. Teachers: Students:The teachers are responsible for enhancing The students are responsible for learning andtheir lessons plans by using technology. They using technology to improve their education.must be willing to incorporate it into the They need this technology to be able tocurriculum daily. function in the world after high school. Page 6 – Revised October 2009
  7. 7. 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.Professional Development: I think one of the most important parts of the technology that thestaff needs to know is how to use Skyward. This is the program that is used to submit grades,check attendance, and look up personal information on the students. Skyward is also used forparents to look up their child’s grades. It is used daily at our campus by both teachers andparents. If It is used daily at our campus by both teachers and parents. If you know how to usethis technology efficiently, it can be very beneficial to teachers. We need this type of technologyin our school districts to comply data appropriately. Without all the data we could not get statefunding for attendance. Skyward is very beneficial and must be learning in JISD. Technology Goals Professional Purpose Development Skyward Program 1. Teachers are able The purpose of this to log into professional 1. Have all new hires to skyward and add development is to the district participate in assignments. familiarize each the professional faculty member with development during in- 2 . Teachers are able technology that they service to enter grades for each will be using every assignment. day. It will only 2. Have modules on the benefit the teachers school website to explain 3. Teachers are and save them time to the teachers step by able to submit throughout the year. step how to submit final grades every grades, add assignments, 6 weeks The training will be and look up student 4. Teachers are able done in a computer information. submit and lab, and must be check attendance hands on. Teachers 3. Offer a professional daily. must do the action to development during the learn it. summer for all returning teachers and anyone interested.Page 7 – Revised October 2009
  8. 8. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology LinkProfessional Development Goals • Training on the use of the Active board in the classroom • Training on how to build your class’s website so that parents can look at information on it. • Training on the Digital Lab that allows you to receive media from Region 9. • Training on how to more effectively use eduphoria. • Allow for any extra training that may be beneficial to the students and teachers to better their curriculum with technology. • All trainings need to be hands on!Page 8 – Revised October 2009
  9. 9. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology LinkWeek 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. Technology Action Plan Stakeholders Responsibilities EvaluationSuperintendent Have a plan for the district District Improvement Team improvement team to see where we need to make stride with StaR Chart technology. Professional Development Provide goals for the district School budget for technology Make professional development accessible for the teachers at the district Know about the technology that is being implemented in the classrooms. Technology director Have goals set that you want the STaR Chart evaluations staff to obtain. Eduphoria( Lesson Plans) Provide information to each campus to support them Skyward(grades) integrating technology. AEIS reports Make sure that teachers are Troubleshooting using technology appropriately. Campus Administrators Have goals provided for your STaR Chart staff to obtain. (maintainPage 9 – Revised October 2009
  10. 10. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link teacher websites) Lesson Plans Oversee that your staff is Website updates making progress with technology. Evaluations and walk-throughs Make staff accountable in trying AEIS report the technology. CIP Be a role model for the staff by also integrating technology into your job. Require technology to be used in the classroom curriculum. Teachers Willingness to learn the new Web pages ways of technology. Test scores Develop teacher webpages AEIS report Update lesson plans appropriately. Evaluations Design power points or types of technology to go along with lessons. Communicate by email with parents. Students Use the technology that has Presentations using technology been put in front of them. Computer usage Students need to use the internet wisely and for education purposes.Page 10 – Revised October 2009
  11. 11. 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 11 – Revised October 2009

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