Jennifer Hodnett, Health, 9-12
Week 4 Assignment: Due at the end of Week 4.
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
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.
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Use the following Rubric to guide your work on the Week 4 Assignment.
Tasks Not Meeting
Accomplished Proficient Progressing
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
• Reference analysis
learned about the
from the Week 3
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and use of data
from a variety of
making in the
(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.
• Uses data and (1 point)
other analysis from (2 points)
the Week 3 report,
including using the
campus and district
plans, and local or
designed to use
and use of data
from a variety of
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making in the
(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.
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)
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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.
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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
• Discuss the role of the principal in making sure the organizational chart is implemented and monitored.
Personnel Title Role/Responsibility
Chief Information Officer The Chief Information Officer plays the biggest role in our district in
regards to the hiring of specialists in many areas to cover a district this
Director of Technology This director is mainly in charge of the hardware side of technology for
Operations our district. This includes but is not limited to: phones, computers,
alarms, wiring of the campuses, etc…
Technology Specialists These personnel are in charge of all the different types of media, phones
and hardware issues on all campuses.
Director of Information This position is over all of the software that is used district wide. This
Services would mainly refer to our E-School, which is the software that each
campus uses for grades, attendance, schedule building, etc… They are
mainly responsible with dealing with the vendors for the different types
of software that the district looks at purchasing.
Operations Manager This Operations Manager for the district is over the business
systems/programs that are used as well as the student systems software
that is used.
Business Systems Analyst This position oversees the business software for purchasing, budget and
Student Systems Analyst Student systems analyst is our “expert” with E-School (gradebook,
attendance, lesson plans, assessment scores, etc...
Systems Manager This Systems Manager oversees all of the network servers, shared drives
Network Administrator This position actually works with the campuses to keep the networks up
and running at all times.
Principals The principal at each campus is responsible for the direction of
curriculum at their campus. As a result, they are in close communication
and cooperation with the technology director.
Campus Level Tech This position takes care of the basic hardware issues that come about on
our campus. She works with the district personnel in communicating
issues that she cannot repair.
Integration Specialist This person helps with any software issues. He also offers many sessions
on integrating technology within the classroom on our campus.
Teachers The teachers are ultimately responsible for whether the technology
integration happens or not. They must seek out and utilize professional
development that will benefit their lesson preparation and impact the
students which they teach.
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Division of Information and Technology Services
Chief Informational Officer
Director of Technology Director of Information
Technology Specialists Operations Manager Systems Manager
Media Phones Hardware Network Administrator
Help Desk Technology Specialists Assistant
Campus Level Web services Database
Technology manager manager
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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.
Based on my analysis in week 3, the main area of need on my campus is integrating technology in our
math classes in order to fulfill our CIP goals and our district goals of increased technology integration.
After analyzing our AEIS and AYP data, math and science are our weakest areas and of utmost
concern at this time. The following professional development sessions will help teachers on where to
find activities that increase technology use within the classroom.
Action Plan: To increase teacher’s ability to integrate more technology and to use these
professional development sessions to learn how to integrate technology specific to math
into the classroom.
Topic: Integrating technology within math classrooms by using the TI-83 and TI-84
calculators and the Geometer’s Sketchpad.
Activity Person Attendees Description / Purpose Time Evaluation
Professional Jerry Aston – Math and The purpose is to allow 2 -1 hr Principals /
Development #1 Technology Science teachers in our math and sessions Math and
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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.
Technology Need Evaluation
Support in integrating technology in the 360 walk through; Observations from Math
classroom instruction Instructional specialist, TAKS coordinator,
Assistant Principals, Principal.
Confirmation of student technology
Sharing technology units throughout the
Surveys by students.
Using AEIS and STaR chart data to help guide 360 walk through; Observations from Math
instruction and instructional techniques. Instructional specialist, TAKS coordinator,
Assistant Principals, Principal.
Analysis of benchmark tests to see the correlation
between the data from AEIS reports.
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Week 4 Assignment, Part 4: Posting your Action Report and Responding to Other Students’
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.
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