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Technology Action Plan

  1. 1. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology LinkStudent: Karen CulbreathWeek 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 LinkWeek 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.Objective: To develop an organizational chart for technology expansion atKaufman Elementary.Page 6 – Revised October 2009
  7. 7. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology LinkJob/Position Roles /ResponsibilitySchool Board Provides Support through funding and ensures CISD is implementing the Texas Long Range Technology Plan. Approves Districts Technology Plan provided by Director of Technology and the Committee members.Superintendent Delegates responsibilities of all employees that are involved in the implementation of technology use to ensure student success. Meets with Curriculum Directors and Principals and explains districts long range plans and goals for technology.Director of Technology Forms a committee of many different stakeholders to evaluate the technology progress in CISD using collected data. Designs a Technology Plan with the committee to ensure CISD continues growth and improvement in order to followTexas Long Range Technology Plan. Presents plan to the Superintendent and the School Board in order to get approval and funding for Technology. Evaluates plan each year and helps implement Professional Development to train staff.Technology Committee Seeks input from students, teachers, parents, and other stakeholders in order to make decisions that benefit all. Evaluate STaR Chart and other data to develop a long range district technology plan. Meet with the Technology Director to complete the plan.Campus Technology Rep. Provides on-going job imbedded technology training for staff. Implements a campus and provides classroom support for technology training and implement a staff mentor program to Assist with on-going training of teachers and support. Ensures technology needs are in place on each campus and provides needs list at the completion of each school year. Turns in Technology request for equipment maintenance and set up. Present information to Parents concerning Technology Safety and Knowledge twice a year.Principal The Principal will ensure that each staff member on their campus is following the districts’ plan.Page 7 – Revised October 2009
  8. 8. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link The Principal will provide on -going support through budget, planning time, and Professional Development to ensure the campus is moving towards the Target Technology Statuson the campus STaR Chart. The Principal will communicate with the administration on the technology progress and needs of the campus. They will provide parent training as well as student training on the responsibilities of technology use. They will delegate the presentation to the Technology Campus Rep and ensurethat teachers are putting it into their curriculum.The role of the Principal is extremely important because they serve as the bridge between the campusand the administration. They must ensure that the campus is following the district guidelines andinitiatives, but also they must guide teachers in the direction that will follow the campus vision. Principalsmust have knowledge in technology as well in order to model what they want their teachers to do andwhat the classroom should look like. Basically, how much technology improves on your campus is in thehands of its leader, the principal.Teachers Understand the district and state Long Range Technology Goals toward student achievement. Become "Digital Natives" through job embedded training. Implement Technology in the classroom on a daily basis. Provide a list of classroom needs to Campus Technology Rep. at the end of each year. Communicate with students and parents via technology. Put classroom information and update websites weekly. Provide students with other resources via websites.Students Benefit from the technology and technology integrated learning that they need in order to be successful 21st century learners.Page 8 – Revised October 2009
  9. 9. 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 PlanObjective: To develop professional development activities for Kaufman in order to increase the level ofunderstanding of technology within the classrooms to improve student achievement. • EMS-ISD staff members will attend on-going Professional Development in the area of data comprehension and technology for use in the classroom. This will include training in STaR Chart, AEIS/AYP, PEIMS, INOVA, Triand, and The Texas Long Range Technology Plan. • Teachers will complete a Technology Certification by attending Professional Development provided by their grade level/subject Curriculum Director. • Teachers will be assessed in their understanding of technology use in the classroom and will indicate technology TEKS in their lesson plans. Teachers will also attend a 6 hour yearly technology update to keep technology certification. This will be offered by the district throughout the summer and school year. • Teachers will collaborate throughout the year on technology and receive on-site training and mentoring from the technology campus rep and/or mentors. • Technology will be used and model at all Curriculum Meetings, Department Meetings, and Faculty Meetings for additional modeling and training. • Teachers will be surveyed at the end of every year to assess the Professional Development needs in the area of Technology for the following school year. • Teachers will be given adequate time/training on district websites and website updates throughout the year. Teachers will be given on campus time, once a six weeks for two hours, to implement updates to their websites. The Campus Technology Rep will also update the campus websites during this given time. • All Professional Development sessions will be evaluated by participates in order to assess its importance, understanding, and effectiveness. In order to improve technology use and understanding at Kaufman, we must first start withvaluable and useful Professional Development in the area of technology. Although our district is off to agood start and we have tons of hardware, we must improve in the areas of using software, usingtechnology to collect data, and most importantly increase the use of technology in the classroom. ThePage 9 – Revised October 2009
  10. 10. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology LinkTexas Long Range Plan has been implemented to move our classrooms in a new direction and we musttrain our staff and ensure a great understanding of the value of technology. The purpose of theProfessional Development and the decisions we make must be data driven and should focus mainly onstudent achievement. We also want to provide useful tools that will empower our teachers to bring the21st Century into all of our classrooms and to encourage our staff and students to be lifelong learners inthe area of technology.Page 10 – Revised October 2009
  11. 11. 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 - Objectives and EvaluationsObjective 1: To improve student achievement through the increased use of technologyin the classroom. • Technology TEKS will be added to the Forethought/Eduphoria lesson planning system in order for teachers to document the use of technology. • Students will be assessed in understanding of technology toward the end of each school year through benchmarking. Data from Benchmark results will be used to assess the use of technology in the classrooms.Objective 2: To increase the use of technology at all grade levels through effectiveProfessional Development. (See Professional Development Plan). • Assessing the effectiveness of the Professional Development will take place through individual workshop evaluations. • Overall effectiveness of the Professional Development will be assessed through the STaR Chart survey at the completion of each school year. Other input will come from a Campus Teacher Surveys to assess campus needs and provide teacher input into the planning of future Professional Development in Technology.Objective 3: To increase student, staff, and parental access to technology both oncampus and at home. • Kaufman will educate students and parents on issues such as safety,Page 11 – Revised October 2009
  12. 12. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link etiquette, communication, and information that can be obtained through the use of technology. • Technical support will be provided by the district in order to have an effective and high-tech computer system both on campus and at home. • Students in need will be provided equipment to use at home in order to be a 21st century learner and parents will be trained in the equipment as well.Objective 4: Staff Support and Leadership • Administration will provide financial and training support to campuses as well as staff members. • The technology plan will be reviewed and assessed each year and the administrative team will evaluate the improvements each year through the STaR assessment and teacher evaluations. • Campus Administrators will ensure staff support through job embedded and on-going training of teachers in the area of technology and provide classroom support through walk through and evaluation feedback. • Campus Administrators will make sure that the training needs of their staff are being met and that the budget supports the technology needs of the campus.The overall Action Plan that I have put forth means that all students at Kaufman willhave at home access to equipment and be trained, as well as their parents in using it.This Action Plan also means that teachers will have a great understanding oftechnology and will use it in their classrooms daily. We must increase the use oftechnology at every grade level, but also teach responsibility, safety, etiquette, andprograms. We have a very long way to go, but it is of vital importance that we make adrastic move toward the 21st Century. This move involves all stakeholders and will onlybe successful if we train, evaluate, and add to this program on a yearly basis. TheTechnology Initiative must be on-going and increase everyday in order for us to "catchup" with our students, as well as other countries.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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