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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 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. Personnel Necessary to implement technology in an educational setting Within a school district , it requires several key technology personnel to incorporate technologyin an educational setting. Executive Director The Executive Director for Technology and Information Management Services oversees and manages the operation of the Technology Department which includes Instructional Technology, Network Support Services, Technical Support Services, Telecommunications and Operations, PEIMS, Records Retention and Information Management Systems. (Birdville Independent School District, 2010) Information Management Systems The Information Management Services group is responsible for all information systems, including Skyward and PeopleSoft (Birdville Independent School District, 2010) Instructio nal Technology Facilitating engaged teaching and learning every day, preparing our students for a future of infinite possibilities. (Birdville Independent School District, 2010) Network / Server Support Network Support is responsible for the installation, maintenance and upkeep of the districts network and server systems, including routers and switches. (Birdville Independent School District, 2010) PEIMS/Recor ds The PEIMS supervisor and assistant provide coordination, support and training to each campus and all central office staff requiring access to student record information such as grades, transcripts, attendance, discipline, scheduling and enrollment/withdrawals. it is also responsible for coordinating the coding for state (PEIMS) reporting and assisting with federal (CRDC) reporting with various departments such as Special Education, Bilingual/ESL, Gifted/Talented, Career and Technology, Title I and all campuses. Student Records serves the district by tracking all student records from enrollment through graduation, as well as the disposal of those records that are not retained. The staff is also responsible for document archiving functions as well as performing searches and retrievalsPage 6 – Revised October 2009
  7. 7. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link as requested by departments, schools and the public. (Birdville Independent School District, 2010) Campus Technicians Campus technicians are responsible for most all technology in the schools. (Birdville Independent School District, 2010) Campus Principal As the Instructional Leader, Campus Leader will oversee all Technology Applications on their campus. The campus principal is responsible for their campus technology budget as well as providing professional development to enhance technology application on his/her campus. The principal is also responsible for reviewing the AEIS to ensure the Campus Improvement Plan is aligned properly with campus technology goals. Campus Technology Teacher Designs engaging lessons in the core curricular subjects, that focus on the use of technology. (Birdville Independent School District, 2010) Classroom Teacher Implements technology into the design of their lessons. A classroom teacher also aligns the core subject TEKS with Technology TEKS. A classroom teacher is responsible for modeling technology within the classroom. Students utilizes technology provided by the campus And actively engage in technology application in order to enhance curriculum delivery. (Birdville Independent School District, 2010) Role of Campus Principal: As the Instructional Leader, the principal must lead their staff in the use of integrating technology into the designs of their lessons. He/she must be committed to providing the best possible support to assist with campus technology needs as well as align with state technology accountability. An Instructional Leaders role is to take a well executed approach to continual improvement towards technology that engages faculty, staff and students as full participants in learning and as contributors to improvement towards technology. He or she should use data results to implement changes and improvements in technology for their campus. The Instructional Leader will also provide support to teachers through Professional Learning classes on technology and Web 2.0 tools. The district I teach in is very technology focused and upholds their technology mission of striving to enhance all learning by providing outstanding Technology services to all stakeholders involved.Page 7 – Revised October 2009
  8. 8. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Organizational ChartAction/Step Responsible Start/End Role/ EvaluationStep 1: Principal and Beginning of the year Teachers will get a better understanding of how all teachers Staff Meeting to read and utilize our campus data. TeachersThe staff on staff 3:15-4:00 will gain an understanding of how the campuswill readthe district and district rating is broken down byAEIS demographics. By doing this, teachers willreport have an understanding of subgroups, and theaccessed difference one subgroup can make in yourthrough our campuss rating.districtwebsite. Evaluation: The strategy is that teachers will gainhttp://www. knowledge on the importance of databirdvillesch particularly AEIS Data. I as the administrator,ools.net/acc should see evidence in teachers lesson plans asountability/ well as district Benchmark Assessments, that teachers are taking the initiative to read the AEIS data on their own, and implementing the necessary changes within their classroom to address the areas of concern.Step 2: Principal and Professional Through a power point presentation, I will all teachers Development Day introduce STaR to my teachers. I will giveIntroduce on staff them a background knowledge of what STaR isSTaRAgenda: and their accountability in utilizing technologyPower within their classrooms.Point Evaluation:Prsentation As the Instructional Leader, I will require teachers to attend Technology Professional Development of their choice to help them utilize Technology within their classroom. IPage 8 – Revised October 2009
  9. 9. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link will evaluate this by seeing technology lessons implemented into their weekly lesson plans. I will also be able to observe the use of technology in my classroom walk through as well as PDAS. Principal Professional Learning Many teachers on campus do not know how to Committees grades 3-5 access and utilize our online Data System, David Eduphoria, to track student scores and Holland (Testing and assessment data like subgroup testing results Accountability) and student weakness in specific TAKSStep 3: objectives tested. 3-5 TeachersReview Evaluation:how to use At each grade level meeting, the teachers willonline meet with both the principal and David Hollandbased from Central Administration to report whatprogram, subgroups and objectives the students areEduphoria showing weakness in according to Eduphoria. Teachers will report their plan of action to help the students recover and show growth in this area before the middle of the year Benchmark tests.Step 4: Principal Send out in an Teachers will be reminded Via email the email accountability of technology use in theirAccess mycampuss classrooms. I will make available our campuscurrent STaR current STaR rating and require teachersChart Rating choose at least one professional developmentand compile training that will align with the objective on oura list of Campus Improvement Plan.availabletechnology Evaluation:professionaldevelopment This is in effort to increase our STaR scores astrainings well as make a conscious effort to workoffered by towards the goals in our Campus Improvementthe district Plan. As the Instructional Leader of myand Region campus, I will track my campus STaR scores11 to determine if the required Professional Development was effective.Page 9 – Revised October 2009
  10. 10. 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. Technology ResponsibleTimeline Needs/Strategies Professional Development/Implementation Staff Members Needs Assessment- Survey- all staff members will participate in Principal Data Collection – a needs assessment survey created by the Assistant Analysis principal on polleverywhere.com Teachers Principal will provide answers to questions according TechnologyAugust to their experience with technology. SpecialistBeginning STaR Chart- all staff members will All remaining staff membersof Year participate in participation in surveys andDay 1 analyzing needs from the polleverywhere.com and STaR Chart. The campus Principal, Assistant Principal, and all staff members will analyze technology survey Staff Members will complete analyzing data PrincipalAugust and create by grade level goals and Technology Goals and AssistantBeginning Objectives to achieve objectives for student and teacher needs. Principalof Year quality student Staff members will also choose area of Technology performanceDay 2 technology professional development Specialist All remaining staff membersSeptember Area of Needs and The technologist Specialist along with Instructional Improvement teachers will use first six weeks curriculum Leader-Week 1 TechnologyGrades Teaching and guides to collaborate and design lessons by SpecialistPrek-2nd Learning grade level integrating technology in thePage 10 – Revised October 2009
  11. 11. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Group Planning content areas using the following: Staff Members • Glogster • WordleWeek 2 • Wall WisherGrades 3-5 • You Tube • Teacher Tube • Blogger Individual/Self directed Direct Instruction training provided by District training District to utilize Ipads and slate TechnologistOctober Specialist Instruction Training - boards/white boards to create and utilizeDay 1 All teachers 21st Century Skills lessons- Web 2.0 Training Individual/Self directed As determined by surveys teacher requested TeachersOctober training more time to search on web sites and timeDay 2 to plan for implementation of technology lessonsPage 11 – Revised October 2009
  12. 12. 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:A number of components will be used to evaluate the success and implementation of theTechnology Application TEKS as well as STaR Chart requirements. These criteria will assist thecampus administrator in determining the success and progress towards meeting the goals of theLong Range Plan for Technology as well as meeting district and campus goals outlined in theCIP (Campus Improvement Plan). Birdville ISD has a district initiative for the 2010-2011 schoolyear to ensure all students are receiving a 21st Century education and acquiring neededtechnology skills for a revolutionizing society. The following criteria will be used to monitor andevaluate technology application and implementation on my campus. • Campus STaR Chart- Provide campus specific data for needed areas of Professional Development, determine needs based on technology profile as well as determine funding. • AEIS Data • CIP (Campus Improvement Plan) outline targeted goals and objectives based on Technology Applications. • Campus Teacher Technology Surveys • Completion of the STaR survey online to use the profile annually and gauge progress in integrating technology into teaching and learning • Professional Development opportunities based on technology surveys to determine needs and assessments for grade level and content specific area. • Evidence of technology integrated lessons in “walk-throughs” • PDAS Evaluations- Domain II –Learner Centered Instruction (Use of Technology) • Six Week Student Technology Surveys (determine student interest and engagement) • Teachers must maintain 6 update hours of Technology Based Professional Development annuallyPage 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