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Klyng Action Plan


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Klyng Action Plan

  1. 1. Karla Klyng Technology Organization Chart District to Campus Job Title Job Description Roles/Responsibilities District Director of Directs and manages the • Collaborates with Technology Services computer information services Technology department in providing up-to- Committee to date computer programs and develop a curriculum applications to the district. basis for computers Stays updated on technology in classrooms issues and trends in • Enhancement of education and implementing vision to best serve policies and regulations students established by federal and • Plan and conduct state laws, State Board of district training/staff Education rules and local development and board policies. review and make recommendations to the technology committee and Deputy Superintendent for changes in Technology. District Coordinator of Facilitates the effective use of • Monitors campus Instructional Technology computers and other improvement plans technology in instructional for achievement and programs district-wide. impact on the district Assists in the development of improvement plan. short and long-range plans for • Compiles budgets the integration of technology and cost estimates into the instructional program. based on Implements and coordinates documented the technology staff program needs. development and training • Coordinates the programs. Collaborate with development and campus technology implementation of a representatives to develop comprehensive staff appropriate and innovative development plan learning experiences for for the use of students to foster digital instructional citizenship, skills and technology. community. Stays updated on • Coordinates staff technology issues and trends development to in education and teachers and implementing policies and administrators in regulations established by methods involving federal and state laws, State technology in the Board of Education rules and delivery of the
  2. 2. local board policies. curriculum. Secretary of Technology Administrative Assistant to the • Assists the District District Technology Coordinator of Coordinator Instructional Technology with duties District Instructional Responsible for • Install new Technology Technician hardware/software and PC’s/Peripherals, maintenance of campus troubleshoot PC’s computer systems. and peripherals • Install and upgrade software/hardware • Maintain current back-up of network drives as specified by Network manager • Maintain system history for each campus/peripheral (includes listing software versions installed on the system). Campus Instructional Provides a leadership role in • Serves as the Technology the development, integration communication link Representative and implementation of between the district technology applications of the technology school district curriculum. leadership team, Facilitates the effective use of principal, and the technology at the campus campus. level. • Communicates with Models effective instructional campus principal technology strategies for after each students and staff members. committee meeting to share information. • Provides staff development for the subject area represented at the campus level as appropriate. • Mentor and coaches teachers on campus to achieve the goals of the district technology leadership team. Campus Teachers Prepares students for the • Implements digital global community. technology in
  3. 3. Instructions students on instruction based on problem solving strategies in needs of the campus technology depicting real and the students. world situations. • Collaborate with other teachers concerning technology implementation. • The role of the principal play an important part of making sure the organizational chart is implemented and monitored. They must facilitate the effective implementation of the Long Range Plan for Technology for the campus. They must also monitor the campus improvement plan for achievement with meeting technology goals based on the Long Range Plan for Technology, coordinate staff development in methods involving technology in the delivery of the curriculum, provide and budget for software and equipment for effective implementation of technology in classrooms, and monitor teacher implementation of technology in classrooms. Mark Twain Primary Professional Development Plan “Educators have slid into the 21st century ----- and into the digital age---- still doing a great many things the old way. It’s time for education leaders to raise their heads above the daily grind and observe the new landscape that’s emerging” (Prenksy, 2005-2006, p. 9). Our district’s improvement plan, as well as our campus improvement plan recognizes the need for professional development in technology applications. Our technology weakness in our district involves lack of collaboration between the Department of Technology and the Department of Instruction. Curriculum in all grade levels should include technology integration based on the TEKS Technology Applications. In junior high through high school, there is evidence of technology implementation of curriculum;
  4. 4. however grade levels below junior high have less opportunities to use technology in their learning due to lack of equipment, lack curriculum instructional support and resources, and lack of teacher staff development in implementing project based technology plans. Our campus does allow training on software programs for data analysis, lesson planning, and curriculum access. These need to continue with additional professional development to review and revise. All professional development activities are aligned with the State’s applications standards for teachers. Goal: To provide staff development to improve decision making in the integration of technology into the curriculum that is collaborative, interactive, and differentiated and supported by instructional and organizational leadership. Staff Development Activities: • Forethought Training: Teachers will review and revisit training on how to access the district's curriculum and how to create lesson plans on-line using Forethought. o Evaluation: Administrator monitor of usage of Forethought. Teacher survey and feedback of Forethought usage. Lesson plans reflect Forethought usage. • AWARE Software: Teachers will be trained on the utilization of assessment reports from TEAMS Student Management System and AWARE Data Analysis to plan and modify classroom instruction to ensure student success in content areas. They will learn to analyze reports of student performance data in relationship to the TEAMS Student Management System. o Evaluation: Monitoring student performance in content areas. Administrator visits to classrooms.
  5. 5. • AEIS and AYP Reports: Teachers will learn how to locate and print AEIS and AYP reports. They will analysis data the reports by disaggregating data for campus and district results. They will learn how to set goals and develop instruction based on the data. o Evaluation: Monitoring student performance in content areas. Administrator visits to classrooms. • STaR Chart: Teachers will review data from the STaR Chart completed from the previous school year. They will analyze areas of needed improvement and create goals to improve the integration of technology in classroom. o Evaluation: Survey of needs assessment of staff on their use of technology in the classroom. • Promethean Activboards: Teachers will learn how to effectively implement Promethean Activboards to use for delivery of instruction. o Evaluation: Monitor classroom implementation • Campus Software: Train teachers on campus software to be taught to students based on the needs of the campus and students. o Evaluation: Student performance of their technology project based on the Technology Applications TEKS. • Project Based Technology Instruction: Teachers will be trained in how to implement technology into the curriculum using project based instruction involving instructing student in blogging, accessing information on the internet, and using various software programs such as PowerPoint, Word Processing, Kidpix, and Kidspiration. o Evaluation: Student performance of their technology project based on the Technology Applications TEKS.
  6. 6. • Copyright and Online Safety: Train teachers on the copyright laws and online safety so they can instruct students on copyright infringements and how to determine credible information on the internet o Evaluation: Monitor usage for all digital and online instruction resources that allow for tracking including library databases, streaming video and online curriculum resources. Evaluation Planning for Action Plan “Good evaluations are the product of thoughtful planning, the ability to ask good questions, and a basic understanding of how to find valid answers” (Guskey, T.R., 1998, p. 36-37). The evaluation of the technology professional development activities will be a systematic ongoing process. All aspects will be assessed through surveys, student and teacher performance, and monitoring. Individual technology goals, strategies and objectives will be reviewed at staff meetings and the technology campus meetings. All evaluations will be based on the impact on student performance with the TEKS Technology Applications. The District and Campus Improvement plans will be reviewed and revised based on the Long Range Technology Plan. Goal: To make decisions on the impact that technology has on the learning process for all students and teachers in relation with the TEKS Technology Applications and the District’s Long Range Plan for Technology. Evaluations for specific staff developments are addressed above in the Part 2 assignment. References Prensky, M. (2005/2006). Listen to the natives. Educational Leadership, 63(4). 8- 13.
  7. 7. Guskey, T.R. (1998). The age of our accountability. Journal of Staff Development. 19(4), 36-44.