• Share
  • Email
  • Embed
  • Like
  • Save
  • Private Content
 Technology action plan tamara klir
 

Technology action plan tamara klir

on

  • 286 views

Action plan for technology integration and recognition of staff at elementary level

Action plan for technology integration and recognition of staff at elementary level

Statistics

Views

Total Views
286
Views on SlideShare
285
Embed Views
1

Actions

Likes
0
Downloads
0
Comments
0

1 Embed 1

http://www.slideshare.net 1

Accessibility

Categories

Upload Details

Uploaded via as Microsoft Word

Usage Rights

© All Rights Reserved

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Processing…
Post Comment
Edit your comment

     Technology action plan tamara klir Technology action plan tamara klir Document Transcript

    • Tamara Klir EA1191/March 20, 2011 EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology LinkWeek 4 Assignment:The 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.Week 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 Integration Personnel/stakeholders Roles and Responsibilities responsible for technology integration School Board  Works closely with superintendent, asst. superintendent of curriculum, deputy superintendent, technology information officer and director of instructional technology to ensure financial support and technology goals are aligned with district, state and national goals.  Provides support and approval for a strong infrastructure of technology applications and programs.Page 1 – Revised October 2009
    • Tamara Klir EA1191/March 20, 2011 EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Superintendent  Oversees the day to day operations of the district including budgeting for new and existing technology applications/programs, overseeing and implementing district technology policies, software programs and hardware applications. Deputy Superintendent  Analyzes application of new software programs, investigate new programs and determine feasibility to district and/ or campuses.  Collaboratively works with Tech. Info. Officer/Asst. Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction to create technology goals and policies for the district and scope and sequence. Assistant Superintendent of  Responsible for district curriculum Curriculum & Instruction standards and implementation including technology TEKS for grades K-12.  Collaboratively works with Tech info. Officer/Deputy Superintendent to create goals that integrate technology into district scope and sequenceTechnology Information Officer  Administrative, construction, problems/ questions about technology contractors to the district  Collaborates with Asst. Superintendent and Deputy Superintendent about technological infrastructure of the district; hardware and software applications.  Oversees campus technology specialists and provides support for day to day technology operations in the district. Campus Administration-  Responsible for implementing Principal/Asst. Principal technology policies and overseeing implementation by teachers in daily classroom instruction.  Responsible for making surePage 2 – Revised October 2009
    • Tamara Klir EA1191/March 20, 2011 EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link professional development aligns with campus technology goals as well as district technology goals.  Trains teachers about STaR Chart completion and importance of technology implementation in the classrooms then shares analysis of campus technological needs according to STaR chart with teachers and staff.  Collaborates with Campus Technology Specialist to keep up to date on new technology and make sure teachers have access to campus technology hardware and software applications.  Collaborates with SBDM to ensure campus goals include technology goals that are integrated into content areas and are based on the STaR chart data, district goals and state/national standards. Site Based Decision Making  Create campus technology goals that Committee are integrated into subject areas and aligned with district and state technology goals.  Make sure campus technology goals are included in the Campus Improvement Plan. Campus Technology Specialist  Provide resources and support for hardware applications/programs received on each campus.  Install and download district technology applications on each campus. Master Technology Classroom Provide professional development on new and Teacher existing technology programs being implemented in the district on each campus. Provide technology support and resources for teachers and staff relating to integratingPage 3 – Revised October 2009
    • Tamara Klir EA1191/March 20, 2011 EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link technology and instruction. Media Specialist/Librarian Provide technology support and resources relating to media retrieval, research and web based district services such as distance learning and video streaming to teachers and staff on campus. Classroom Teachers/Support Participate in professional development on Staff integrating technology in content curriculum. Implement campus technology policies and goals in classrooms aligned with Campus Improvement Plan. Students/Parents Follow guidelines and rules per district policyThe Principals role in the organizational chart is to manage, lead and ultimately decidewhat happens on his/her campus. It is the principals’ responsibility to implement andmonitor the organizational chart. A principal must lead by example using technologyeffectively and modeling best practices for parents, staff and students. The campusprincipal must manage the budget and ensure that technology is a part of staffdevelopment as well as student programs and campus improvement plans. Resourcesmust be available for teachers, students, staff and parents in order for effectiveimplementation to take place. Assessing whether implementation is effective or not willneed to include a variety of resources including yearly STaR chart data and PDASevaluations. Implementing, monitoring and assessing will make sure the needs of allstakeholders are being met and that each campus is filled with 21st Century learners.Page 4 – Revised October 2009
    • Tamara Klir EA1191/March 20, 2011 EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Week 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.  The following professional development plan was developed according to information gathered from several sources including campus STaR chart, campus and district improvement plans/goals and Texas Long Range Plan for Technology.Every year our campus is required to submit the STaR chart by our campus principal tosee how we are implementing technology and if we are improving in our technologyknow-how from year to year but it is not usually referenced again. Part of the problem isthat our teachers and staff have not been properly trained in analyzing the results andwhat the implications of those results are. According to the data another area ofweakness is in integrating technology into TEKS with students working together toevaluate information and analyze data in order to problem solve. Using online resourcesthat we already have regularly and then identifying on our campus exemplary uses oftechnology in both staff and students is also a weak area. The district currently allocatesone staff development day to technology training but it is voluntary and even though it isapart of the district improvement plan, very few teachers participate because it is usuallyoffered before “required” contract days. The following plan was developed with thoseweaknesses in mind and the goal of improving students’ academic performance throughtechnology integration and recognition of best practices and leadership.Page 5 – Revised October 2009
    • Tamara Klir EA1191 /March 20, 2011 EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Activity Purpose Resources Person(s) Timeline Assessment ResponsibleCampus wide Review and Texas Campus Beginning of Texas Education Agency–STaR chart analyze data Education Principal September StaR chart survey completedtraining to determine Agency- 2011 online campus needs STaR chartBest Practices book study Technology Administrative September Evaluate participation of Blogtechnology study on technology research of leaders, 2011 to Walk through observations offor teachers best practices best classroom December classrooms and practices teachers, 2011 communicate online, support staff reflections technology through journals, blogging technology blogsIdentify grade To familiarize CIP, District Campus PLC November End of training survey onlevel technology grade level scope and groups 2011 EduphoriaTEKS and rate groups with sequence,current strengths and STaR chartapplications in weaknessesclassrooms in of technologyPLC groups use andaccording to integrationSTaR chart ;early, developing,advanced ortarget for eachTEKSSMART board Develop and District Master August 2011 End of training survey ontraining use webcast, Technology Eduphoria technology smart Board Classroom Observations/implementation tools for the Teacher (CIT) during walk throughs classroomResearch study Develop and Nettrekker, Library/Media September Integration of tools into PLCfor teachers use research kids info bits Specialist through April created lessons websites to and EBSCO 2011 Observation/implementation create during walk throughs campus wide reference tool list Page 6 – Revised October 2009
    • Tamara Klir EA1191 /March 20, 2011 EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Activity Purpose Resources Person(s) Timeline Assessment ResponsibleCreate at least 1 Create a tool TEKS, PLC groups End of Teacher self reflection ofintegrated box of lessons District scope November lessons used in thetechnology lesson to help and 2011 to May classroomper 6 weeks in teachers and sequence, 2011 Observationsone of 4 content support staff CIT, Library/areas; math, integrate Media PLC discussion andlanguage arts, technology Specialist evaluationsocial studies or into theirscience. classroomsTechno Hall of To recognize District scope Principal August 2011 Survey Monkey at end ofFame exemplary and to May 2011 school year uses of sequence, technology by Texas Long staff and Range Plan, teachers once Technology a month TEKS, TEA during staff STaR Chart meetingsComplete STaR Analyze Texas Campus 2012 Completion of surveychart survey results from Education Teachers and 2011 to 2012 Agency staff and discuss STaR chart strengths and weaknesses, lessons learnedContinuing Technology using data Principal, Asst. Ongoing Site Based Decision Makingtechnology integration will from several Principal, Committee, Principal, Districttraining and be ongoing sources such Instructional Technology Officerworkshops and will need as CIP, Leaders to be re- District evaluated Improvement every year Plan and STaR chart Week 4 Assignment, Part 3: Evaluation Planning for Action Plan Page 7 – Revised October 2009
    • Tamara Klir EA1191/March 20, 2011 EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology LinkThe 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.While sifting through the various sources of data for the district it is obvious thattechnology is definitely a priority. Our district goals have us implementing technologywhenever possible but the level of training that our current campus staff has is not ableto meet the current district technology goals. According to the STaR chart survey weonly reach target level for technology in one key area and that is Infrastructure forTechnology. In order to reach target in the other 3 areas there needs to be an increasein training, implementation in the classroom and continued support of all stakeholdersincluding an increased amount of access available to more of our students, teachers,staff and parents.This action plan addresses the need for improvement in the areas of integratingtechnology in classroom instruction and recognizing exemplary use of technology onour campus. Our district updates its technology plan yearly and is constantly evaluatingand re-evaluating it based on state and national standards. As with any action plan itwill be an ongoing process that will change and grow as the needs of our district,campus and students needs change. Utilizing several resources such as STaR chart,Campus Improvement Plan, District Improvement Plan, AEIS, AYP and grade level PLCreports to assess my action plan and keep it updated will be crucial. Making sure CIPand District Improvement Goals are aligned will also take place at the beginning of eachschool year. Training teachers on the purpose of the STaR chart and how it can beused in their own classrooms will help with setting a purpose for integrating technologyinto classroom instruction. Evaluation and monitoring will continually take placethroughout this plan by classroom walk throughs, PLC reports, SBDM reports, campusstaff meetings, campus blogs and PDAS evaluations. Additional support in eitherprofessional development or digital hardware will be provided as needed.Resources:Page 8 – Revised October 2009
    • Tamara Klir EA1191/March 20, 2011 EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology LinkTexas Education Association. (2006). Texas star chart: Campus chart. InstructionalMaterials and Educational Technology Division. Retrieved fromwww.tea.state.us/starchartTexas Education Agency, (2010). 2010 Progress report on the long-range plan fortechnology, 2006-2020: A report to the 82nd Texas Legislature. Retrieved fromhttp://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=5082&menu_id=2147483665DentonISD. (2010-2011). Denton ISD District Improvement Plan, 2010-2011. Denton,Texas: DentonISD.DentonISD. (2010-2011). Nelson Elementary School Campus Improvement Plan,2010-2011. Denton, Texas: DentonISD.Page 9 – Revised October 2009