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Technology Action Plan and Organizational Chart

  1. 1. EDLD 5352 Curriculum Management Sonia Crockett March 17, 2011EA1199Week 4 AssignmentDemonstrating Continuous ImprovementThis week, you should: ·demonstrate knowledge of the TEA learning system, data-based decision-making learner- centered instruction, and campus improvement planning by finalizing the agenda for a learner- centered staff development session on an identified campus need. ·demonstrate an understanding of ongoing, continuous improvement by revising a staff devel- opment session on an identified campus need. ·create an action plan to improve local school district or campus performance on a component of the TEA learning system.2009 Lamar University 1 of
  2. 2. EDLD 5352 Curriculum Management Sonia Crockett March 17, 2011EA1199RubricUse the following rubric to guide your work. Tasks Accomplished Proficient Unacceptable Part 1: Learner- Demonstrates the ability to Works collaboratively online Does not work collaborativelyCentered Staff De- work collaboratively online withwith 1 colleague to improve a to improve a learner-centeredvelopment 2 colleagues to improve a learner-centered staff devel- staff development or reflection learner-centered staff develop- opment, and reflects on the the process. ment, and reflects intuitively onprocess. (0 points) the process. (2 points) (4 points)Part 2: TEA Learn- Effectively creates an action Creates an action plan to im- Does not create an action planing System: Action plan to improve local school prove local school district or to improve local school districtPlan district or campus performancecampus performance on a or campus performance on a on a component of the TEA component of the TEA learn- component of the TEA learning learning system, seeks and ing system, seeks feedback system, seek feedback from a applies feedback from a col- from a colleague, and reflects colleague, or reflects on the league, and reflects intuitively on the process. process. on the process. (3 points) (0 points) (5 points)Mechanics Responses lack clarity and Few or no errors in grammar, depth and/or multiple errors in spelling, or punctuation. grammar, spelling or (1 point) punctuation. . (0 points)2009 Lamar University 8 of
  3. 3. EDLD 5352 Curriculum Management Sonia Crockett March 17, 2011EA1199Week 4 Assignment: Application Assignment Finalizing Course AssignmentsFor a campus to make lasting change, school improvement must be an ongoing, continuousprocess. You will demonstrate your understanding of continuous improvement by (1) modifyingthe agenda for learner-centered staff development and (2) creating an action plan for an area ofimprovement that you identified on the local provisions of the TEA learning system.Part 1: Learner-Centered Staff DevelopmentDirections:Work cooperatively online with two of your colleagues to revise and finalize the agenda for yourlearner-centered staff development.Reflect on the modification(s) by answering the guiding questions.Session Purpose: To explore and create hands-on activities that integrate technology for aScience Camp to increase student achievement.Learning Objective to Be Addressed: To use hands-on technology activities that meet TEKrequirements and will promote and increase student achievement.Collaborator # 1: Hayley Harris Collaborator #2: Omar RiopedreGrade Level: PK- Facilitator: Sonia Location: Gym Start Time: 3:45 End-Time: 4:305th CrockettLearner-Centered Purpose Description Steps Estimated Time ActivityAll teachers (PK- To determine the Teachers will find Each group will 7 minutes5) will be grouped best way to 5 TEKS that best chart 5 TEKS that(one teacher from integrate support technology can beeach grade level technology. technology easily integratedper group) and integration. with.given their specificTEKS. They willreview the TEKSand identify wheretechnology canbest be integrated.2009 Lamar University 1 of
  4. 4. EDLD 5352 Curriculum Management Sonia Crockett March 17, 2011EA1199Teachers will To generate ideas Teachers will Teachers will chart 12 minutesbrainstorm ideas for activities. compile a list of ideas for hands onfor hands-on ideas to implement technologytechnology hands-on activities. Theyactivities for the technology will thenselected TEKS. activities. participate in a Gallery Walk to offer critiques and other ideas.Teachers will To determine Teachers will Teachers will chart 5 minutesdiscuss and choose which activity to discuss the ideas the rank order andthe top idea. should be their as a tribe and then vote for the top focus. independently activity. rank the ideas.Teachers will To create a hands- Teachers will Teachers will 16 minutesdevelop the on activity which determine gather and createactivity. integrates materials or materials for the technology. resources needed activity. for the activity.Teachers will take To give feedback Teachers will Teachers will 5 minutesa survey to express to the presenter. confidentially complete theirtheir thoughts complete the survey and I willabout the online survey. analyze the datainservice. from Survey Monkey.How did you modify the staff development agenda? Why did you make the modifications? Howdo you anticipate that the modification(s) will improve the staff development?I changed the manner of grouping the participants for the staff development. Previously, teacherswere to be grouped by whole grade levels for the various activities. Now, one teacher from eachgrade level, PK-5, will be in each group. This change was made in hopes of allowing teachers tosee how the TEKS are built upon throughout the grade levels. I anticipate that the change willallow teachers from varying grade levels to share the types of activities presented at their leveland for teachers to see the chosen objective(s) from the point of view of all grade levels. Theymight also better understand how technology is integrated into teaching and see how theintegration can be introduced earlier in the primary grades and extended in the upper grades.Part 2: TEA Learning System: Action PlanDirections:Review the TEA learning system chart that you completed in Part 1 of the Analysis Assignment.2009 Lamar University 8 of
  5. 5. EDLD 5352 Curriculum Management Sonia Crockett March 17, 2011EA1199Based on your learning during Weeks 2 - 4, revise the improvement ideas in the chart.Select an area of improvement from the chart. Complete the action plan for the improvement ini-tiative: ·Tasks/action steps ·Responsibilities ·Resources ·Timeline ·Staff development ·Monitoring ·EvaluationCollaborate online with a colleague to obtain feedback on your action plan.TEA Learning System Component: ResourcesImprovement Goal: To ensure that technology is incorporated into K - 12 curriculum and in-struction throughout the state.Collaborator: Hayley HarrisTasks/ Action Responsibilities Resources Timeline Monitoring Evaluation Steps Who will do it? What funds, By when (day/ How will you How will suc- What will be time, people, month)? gauge cess be deter- done? and materials progress to- mined? are needed? ward the goal?2009 Lamar University 1 of
  6. 6. EDLD 5352 Curriculum Management Sonia Crockett March 17, 2011EA1199Learner-Centered Staff Development PlanBriefly describe.TEA in conjunction with higher education institutions, administrators, and teachers from K-12schools will collaborate and research technology materials that could be used throughout thestate to improve the incorporation of technology within the curriculum. It will be the responsi-bility of designated TEA members, professors from state institutions, administrators from eachregion, and teachers throughout the state to ensure that technology resources would be applica-ble throughout all Texas districts. The funds will come from each entity that is representedalong with state funds that are allocated for curriculum improvement. The collaboration willtake place throughout the year with its main sessions being held during the summer months(late June to early August). Participants will need samples of each of the technology resourcesthat will be reviewed and any new technology resources that may be of interest. A new and im-proved resource list should be available for the 2012 school year. This will allow ample timefor review and distribution of technology resources throughout the state. Progress will begauged by receiving updates from the committee. Success will be determined when each schoolin the state receives the resources that were voted upon by the committee.K-12 teachers will submit 4 technology resources that have worked well for them. Administra-tors will also submit 4 technology resources that worked well for them when they were in theclassroom or have used with staff members. New technology resources will be introduced tothe collaborative team and they will review the resources along with those already used. Onceall technology resources have been reviewed, there will be breakout sessions where grade levelswill be allowed to share their pros and cons about the resources. The results will be recorded onchart paper. The entire team would reconvene and discuss the results of their breakout sessions.As a result, the best 3-5 technology resources per grade level will be agreed upon, and thosewould be the resources that would be used throughout the state. Districts would be allowed toincorporate other technology resources that fit the needs of their district as the school year pro-gressed.Reflections on Collaboration and ImprovementWhat change did you make in the action plan as a result of the feedback from a colleague?After viewing the plan, my colleagues commented that it was too broad. As a result of theirfeedback, I made the action plan more in depth.How does collaboration enhance improvement efforts? What new ideas emerged as a result ofthe collaborative effort?When working in isolation we are often “stuck” in our frame of mind. When collaborating withothers, we are able to gain other’s perspectives on the topic.2009 Lamar University 8 of
  7. 7. EDLD 5352 Curriculum Management Sonia Crockett March 17, 2011 EA1199 As a result of this collaborative effort, I was able to step back and analyze my suggestions. Once I added the details, the suggestions became clearer and easier to understand. Why must campus improvement be ongoing and continuous? Our campus goal is to build a learning community that promotes academic and social development which will empower students to achieve excellence. Our vision statement is “Building the Best.” The word “best” suggests that we are striving to attain the highest level of expectations for all stakeholders. Campus improvement must be ongoing and continuous because education and technology are constantly changing. If we are to attain our goal and carry out the our vision, we must continuously work towards improvement.School Board Trustees Superintendentestablish the districts Five-Year Education works with the School Board to establishPlan, setting objectives annually for achieving the districts five-year education plan, setthe five-year plan, adopting an annual budget annual objectives for achieving thebased on the five-year plan, establishing plan, adopts an annual budget basedpolicies for the operation of the district, and on the plan, and assists in establishingselecting a superintendent who serves as thechief executive officer of the district. Associate Superintendent of Area I and II Superintendent Public Relations & Technology works with the Superintendent to monitor produces and coordinates verbal, printed, and oversee the eastern and western portions and of the electronic information regarding the district district. in an effort to better educate our community on the mission of Spring ISD and to develop a greater understanding and support of our schools. The Division also encourages collaborative relationships 2009 Lamar University 1 of
  8. 8. EDLD 5352 Curriculum Management Sonia Crockett March 17, 2011 EA1199Elementary MS HSSchool Principals Principals PrincipalsImplements and applies Implements and Implement and applychange in curriculum. applies change in changes in curriculum.Enforces curriculum. Enforces Enforcepolicy,procedures, policy,procedures, policy,procedures,technology, curriculum technology, curriculum technology, andand instruction. Models and instruction. curriculum andand provides a safe Models and provides instruction. Model andonline environment for a safe online provide a safe onlinestaff and students. environment for staff environment for staff andAnalyzes and interprets and students. students. Analyze andthe STaR Chart, AEIS Analyzes and interpret STaR Chart anddata. Also, ensures that interprets the STaR AEIS data. Also, ensurethe SBDM facilitates the Chart, AEIS data. thatCampus Improvement Also, ensures that the the SBDM Committee Teachers IT implement and Webmasters Coordinators model best maintain campus report practices for website to ensure technology integrating that all stakeholders hardware technology into are informed of malfunctions and the classroom. campus activities. provide technology training to staff. Students Actively participate in technology integration. Abide by all district . 2009 Lamar University 8 of
  9. 9. EDLD 5352 Curriculum Management Sonia Crockett March 17, 2011 EA1199 Associate Superintendent of Community Relations Director Public Relations & Technology assists campuses with their marketing plans, worksproduces and coordinates verbal, printed, withand area businesses to establish and maintain communityelectronic information regarding the district partnerships, coordinates the parent and communityin an involvement program, and serves as a resource andeffort to better educate our community on support for PTO and Booster Club organizations. Thethe department also serves as the liaison with the Springmission of Spring ISD and to develop a ISDgreater Education Foundation.understanding and support of our schools.The Booker Elementary Campus Improve- ment Technology Director Plan. specializes in a number of different technical areas, to serve Director of Communication prepares and distributes district [PDF the students and teachers of the district by ensuring docu- electronic access to those academic resources in support of communications, including media the curriculum. Committed to providing teachers with relations, the district ment]. reliable website, print publications, and automated messaging. Re- network connectivity and endeavoring to provide the trieved highest from %202010-2011.pdf. Spring ISD Orga- nizational Chart. [PDF document]. Retrieved from 2009 Lamar University 1 of