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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) 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. Page 4 – Revised October 2009
  5. 5. 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.Page 5 – Revised October 2009
  6. 6. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Identifying Roles for Technology Integration Action Plan Deputy Superintendent Jerry Dennis District Executive Director for Instructional Technology Denise Gooden Campus Administrator Marsha JonesCampus Technology Liaison Team Leaders Technology Integration Specialist Tommy Bo Sharon Austin Tait & Tracie Lee Lori Muirhead Classroom Instructors ELAR Social Studies Science Math________________ Valarie Mechler Pam Dunn Jim Lewis Audria Courtney Elsie Torres Trevor Tustison Maribel Balderas Angel Pina Mary Warhop Kasey Alford Sacha Campos Lena Toole Denea Thomas Laura Borrego Suzanne Rose Carolyn Graham Page 6 – Revised October 2009
  7. 7. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Exploring Roles for Technology Integration Action Plan Deputy Superintendent Oversee and approve campus administration and district personnel request for funding, staff development, or curriculum adaptations as Jerry Dennis related to achieving goals of the action plan. Campus Administrator Evaluate data related to technology initiatives. Work with Executive Director for Instructional Technology to Marsha Jones identify resources needed, trainings available, and trends present in 21st century learner centered campuses. Oversee and approve initiatives related to above research led by campus tech liaison, integration specialist, and team leaders. Evaluate classroom instructors’ progress in applying strategies needed for technology integration. District Executive Directorfor Instructional Technology Ensure infrastructure necessary for technology integration is maintained and available. Denise Gooden Provide access to resources needed by campus technology liaison to conduct appropriate staff trainings. Inform campus administrator of emerging trends related to meeting technology TEKS. Act as a consultant to campus administration when budgetary decisions are being made for technology.Campus Technology Liaison Identify and attend on-going education in relation to technology integration in the 21st century classroom. Tommy Bo Develop and provide effective and regular staff training directly related to current campus needs and goals. Provide classroom instructors with support in accessing and maintaining virtual programs, software, and equipment. Page 7 – Revised October 2009
  8. 8. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Technology Integration Specialist Create sample lessons and examples for technology integration to be shared with campus instructors. Lori Muirhead Provide lessons in the library for all students to train them on how to effectively utilize new technology and social media services to meet academic needs. Maintain a current and relevant campus web-site with links to virtual learning lounges, education resources, tutoring links, teacher links, and resource information designed to help inform and educate parents on technology integration in learning. Team Leaders Sharon Austin Tait & Provide support to classroom instructors in all areas related to Tracie Lee technology integration. Analyze lesson plans and make suggestions for possible technology integration. Provide “snapshot” analysis of technology TEKS as related to sixth grade. Utilize the virtual meeting space, Blackboard, to expose teachers to online learning communities through the use of Wikis, discussion boards, blogs, and web-conferences, etc. Demonstrate innovative technology practices in personal lesson planning and delivery. Work with campus administrator, technology liaison, and technology integration specialist to analyze and review data. Attend technology related staff development. Classroom Instructors Analyze and apply technology TEKS into lesson plans. Participate in Blackboard experiences twice a month. Demonstrate innovative technology practices in lesson planning and delivery. Complete requested surveys and data protocol. To monitor and ensure the implementation of the organization chart Mrs. Jones will utilize her administration team in analyzing weekly lesson plans, by her review of the Blackboard activities, andthrough the observation allowed in professional observations and walkthroughs. She will also maintain weekly contact with team leaders and the tech liaison and integration specialist. 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. After analyzing the STaR chart summary reports for the school years of 2006 through 2009Rick Schneider Middle School has achieved and maintained Advanced rankings in EducatorPreparation and Development, Leadership, Administration and Instructional Support, andInfrastructure for Technology. While there is still tremendous progress that needs to be made inthese three areas if the campus is to achieve the Target goals, there was one area that requires themost consideration at this particular time. Teaching and Learning has been identified as in thedeveloping stage for these three school years. While some may point to limited access totechnology as a reason for their schools developing rank in this area, Rick Schneider cannotclaim this as a possible cause. Therefor it has been determined that the campus has only recentlyachieved advanced rating in Educator Preparation and Development and therefore may still needto focus on this element in order to observe increased growth in areas of Teaching and Learning. With this in mind there needs to be a focus on providing teacher staff development designedtowards the implementation of teaching and learning practices that reflect the integration of 21stcentury learning practices with an emphasis on technology. This action plan will focus on fourprimary goals in order to pace development at a more realistic speed. Keeping these goals inmind specific staff development has been identified at the district level and has also been adaptedand developed at the campus level to help directly meet these initiatives for the 2011-2012school year. Team leaders will work closely with the campus technology liaison and integrationspecialist to inform their classroom instructors of impending trainings. They will also utilize aseparate campus initiative, Curriculum on Walls, to help encourage the development of relevantcross curricular student generated projects using technology. Below is found a table with thefollowing information; observable goals that will guarantee the integration of technology intoteaching and learning, staff development specifically designed to assist instructors in achievingthese goals, training facilitators, as well as, time and locations of particular sessions.Page 9 – Revised October 2009
  10. 10. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Goal Staff Development Facilitator TimelinesImplementation of Let’s Gaggle! Lori Muirhead & May 2, 2011academic blogging for An overview of how to Tommy Bo 4:15-6:15students. develop an online RSMS learning community for students.Effective utilization of Creating Interactive Tommy Bo April 30, 2011promethean boards Flipcharts that RSMS 4:15-6:15for 21st century Support Criticallearning Thinking Skillsopportunities.Increase development ActivTopics: Luci Weaver April 12, 2011of student generated PowerPoint’s to Administration 4:15-6:15multi-media reports. Inspire Building Tommy Bo April 14, 2011 RSMS Conference PeriodsGlobal learning Global Learning Lori Muirhead May 17, 2011experience: students Communities: PLC Meetingsengage in a global An overview on howlearning community. to participate in international virtual learning community.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. Continued Analysis of Texas Campus STaR Chart for Participation 2011-2012 in Project Analysis of Tomorrow AEIS data for surveys by 2011-2012 students. Evaluation of Observable Analysis of Action Plan learning as on-line teacher perceived by surveys administrative related to walkthroughs. trainings Evaluation of Routine teacher evaluation of assimilation to teacher lesson Blackboard plans. experiencesPage 11 – Revised October 2009
  12. 12. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link DATA ANALYSIS Marsha Jones Site Based Decision Making Committee Team Leaders SURVEY ANALYSIS Marsha Jones Lori Muirhead Technology Committee TEACHER & LEARNING ANALYSIS Campus Administrators Team LeadersPage 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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