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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 generally integratetechnology into our campus improvement plans to effectively integrate technology and instructionalleadership. Your analysis and report should provide the necessary background for the Week 4 majorassignment – developing an action plan for gathering, analyzing, and using data from a variety of sourcesfor 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 districtimprovement 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 reviewand comment on at least one other action plan focusing on organizational leadership designed tomaximize 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 LinkRubricUse 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 (16 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 (18 points) of all personnel. (Maximum 20 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. (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 development designed to improve thePage 2 – Revised October 2009
  3. 3. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link 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 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 (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 assessments and/or monitoring evaluating professional development to improve decision making in thePage 3 – Revised October 2009
  4. 4. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link 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 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 20 points) action plan. (16 point) (18 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 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 an actionplan that incorporates all four elements of the assignment, including posting your actionplan and commenting and reflecting on the action plans shared by fellow students.Page 5 – Revised October 2009
  6. 6. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology LinkWeek 4 Assignment, Part 1: Development of an organization chart integrating technologyUsing the campus and district improvement plans, and any suggested technology improvements, developan 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. Organizational Chart for Edcouch Elsa High SchoolPage 6 – Revised October 2009
  7. 7. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Title Role and ResponsibilitySchool Board Supports and establishes policies for the district to support state and national standards including the Texas Long Range Plan for Technology and the District Technology Plan.Superintendent Overses all the district operations and ensures all policies are being met.Assistant Superintendant Ensures that all instructional curriculum in implemented at allfor Curriculum and campuses and provides availble resources in meeting the district improvement plan.InstructionTechnology Strategist A Supports the district by providing technology training for all campuses in the needed areas. Works with campus master technology teachers suporting them with the latest trends and best practices for integration at the campus level. Provides software support for all campuses and plays a mjor role in the implentation of the district technology plan.Technology Strategist B Serve as the technical support person for all the district. He and his staff ensure that physical, technical operations of the district are up and running properly.Computer Technicians Provide direct technical support to the campues maintaining and repairing computer and network systems.Principal Overses all campus operations and ensures that district and campus goals are met. Supports District and Campus staff in the integration of technology in the classroom and provides resources to meet the goals of the Campus Improvement Plan. Ensures that all state standards are implemented in order to meet AYP and increase student success.Dean of Instruction Serves as the instructional leader of the campus and promotes the implementation of all instructional programs. Responsible for scheduling staffdevelopment based on data from AYP, AEIS, STaR Chart and other assessments. Data is used to determine the needta of the campus.Master Technology Teacher Works with the Principal and Dean to schedule training, develope materials, conduct training and support teachers in implementing technology in the classroom. Assess and evaluates technological needs at the campus. Works with teachers to impelment technology in to the content areas.Classroom Teacher Utilizes trainings attended to create lessons that incorporate technology in the classroom. Technology lessons should incorporate and align to the TA TEKS.Students Use the technology availble to supplement the content areas for communication, research and product base development. Page 7 – Revised October 2009
  8. 8. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link• Discuss the role of the principal in making sure the organizational chart is implemented and monitored. As the instructional leader of the campus the Principal is responsible for the implementation of theinstructional chart. He is responsible for all campus operations and ensures that the gols of the campusare met according to state standards. He gathers data from multiple sources, conducts ongoingassesments, and works with the site base committee to develop a plan that target the needs of thecampus. The principle is responsible for supporting the implementation and integration of the technologyon his campus. He ensures the teachers update the STaR chart and make the resulsts available forcreating staff development training at the campus. Ultimately the principal is resposible for managing thebudget, monitor the campus plan and align all the resources to improve student achievement.Page 8 – Revised October 2009
  9. 9. 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. The current plan was developed utilizing information gathered from the previous weeks including information from various resources including the Long Range Plan for Technology, STaR Chart, District Technology Plan, and the Camus Improvement Plan. It is the goal of this plan to utilize current data to make informative decisions to improve student performance in general and in the area of technology. Additions to the professional development activities will be ongoing according to the need of the campus and data analysis. Timeline for Persons AssessmentTraining Activities Resources Purpose Completion Responsible Instrument Overview and District Online TexasCampus STAR Chart TEA – STaR Analyze data to August 2011 Technology Education Agency Training Chart determine staff Strategist STAR Chart survey needs. Ongoing Master Integrate WebHow to utilize blogs in Web 2.0 tools September participation Technology 2.0 Tools in the the classroom. available on line 2011 Teacher classroom Observations Research Study Evaluate on Internet based Set up a Blog for participation on Blog Best Practices Journals, a book or Aug. 2011 thru Core AreaResearch / Study for Technology research student May 2012 Teachers Observation of Teachers Journals, for the core area strategies in University teachers classroom Studies Master Provide for the Technology Development of a Audacity August 2011 development of Podcasting for the Teacher podcasting project Garage Band thru resources for classroom (MTT) by teachers and I-movie December2011 students and students. student projects. Librarian Utilize data to make soundAnalysis of the Texas District End of training Copy of TLRP September decisions inLong Range Plan for Technology survey using Survey and STaR chart 2011 implementing Technology Strategist Monkey technology in the classroom. Conduct Continuing Based on Data September District Tech Sign in Sheets End of trainingTechnology Trainings/ Analysis 2011 Specialist survey using Survey Workshops Page 9 – Revised October 2009
  10. 10. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link July 2012 MTT Agendas MonkeyReferencesEdcouch Elsa ISD. (2010-1011). Edcouch Elsa ISD District Technology Plan, 2010-2011.Edcouch, Texas: Edcouch Elsa ISD.Edcouch Elsa ISD. (2010-1011). Edcouch Elsa High School Campus Improvement Plan, 2010-2011.Edcouch, Texas: Edcouch Elsa ISD.Texas Education Agency. (2008). School Technology and Readiness, 2006-2020. Austin, Tx.Texas Education Agency. (2008). Texas Long Range Plan for Technology, 2006-2020. Austin, Tx.Page 10 – Revised October 2009
  11. 11. 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. Data analysis from the previous week demands that we dedicate time and effort in educating our teacher how to utilize data analysis tools to make informed decisions. This will allow teachers to adjust instruction in the classroom as well as target personal weak for development of skills needed for integration in the classroom. Administration and support staff will benefit from the data analysis and training and also allow them to provide the needed resources needed for a successful implementation. It is important that assessment and data gathering is continuous in order to provide the best possible training support possible. Timeline for Persons Process for Assessment Activities Resources Completion Responsible Monitoring Instrument Evaluate data to Training After Every Master Tech Survey Monkey adjust weaknesses in Survey MonkeySurvey/Evaluation Training Teacher the training PRE August 2011 District Online Texas Education Complete STAR TEA – STaR Comparison of ALL Mid January 2012 Technology Agency STAR Chart Chart Chart Data STaR Chart reports Strategist survey End May 20112 Pre Survey Comparison of pre August 2011 Master Tech and post surveys LoTi Digital-AgeLoTi Digital-Age LoTi website Teacher from data collect survey results Survey Post Survey May from LOTI 2012 Copy of Sign in sheets Review Campus Campus Campus Tech Agenda Hardware and SoftwareHardware/Software Software / September 2011 Committee Report Inventory Hardware Report on Software / Inventory Hardware inventory Develop Presentation for Data from District Approval of Comprehensive Administration, action research March 2012 Technology implementation plan byReport for Posting Tech Committee study Specialist the administration Data and staff Copy of the Review District/ Update objectives District Campus Tech Copy of Tech Plan andCampus Technology September 2011 on the technology Technology Committee Current data Analysis Plan plan Plan and CIP Page 11 – Revised October 2009
  12. 12. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology LinkReferencesEdcouch Elsa ISD. (2010-1011). Edcouch Elsa ISD District Technology Plan, 2010-2011.Edcouch, Texas: Edcouch Elsa ISD.Edcouch Elsa ISD. (2010-1011). Edcouch Elsa High School Campus Improvement Plan, 2010-2011.Edcouch, Texas: Edcouch Elsa ISD.Texas Education Agency. (2008). School Technology and Readiness, 2006-2020. Austin, Tx.Texas Education Agency. (2008). Texas Long Range Plan for Technology, 2006-2020. Austin, Tx.Page 12 – Revised October 2009
  13. 13. 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 13 – Revised October 2009

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