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  1. 1. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Linda Supak EDLD 5352 EA1191 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 organizational chart; • Discuss the role of the principal in making sure the organizational chart is implemented and monitored. School Board Superintendent Director of Assistant Superintendent of Technology Curriculum Network Teacher Technology Technician SpecialistAdministrator Campus Principals Assistant Principals Classroom Teachers SBDM Committee Campus Support Staff Students Page 1 – Revised October 2009
  2. 2. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Linda Supak EDLD 5352 EA1191 Position / Title Responsibility School Board Responsible in establishing policies, setting goals, and budgeting allocations to meet technology goals of the school district as well as the functions essential for day-to-day operations of the district. Superintendent of Schools Oversees the everyday operations of the school. Responsible for providing leadership and direction for the school district, ensuring the appropriate resources and data are used for development, funding, implementation, and monitoring of technology programs and goals, as well as overall district goals, and resources to meet the needs of all students. Ensures the vision of school is being met. Assistant Superintendent of Responsible for implementation of district Curriculum & Instruction curriculum, integrating the TEKS and technology TEKS, ensuring district technology goals and objectives are being met. Guides the development of technology curriculum integration and supervises campus principals to ensure learning; works collaboratively with the superintendent planning technology for the district. Director of Technology/Information Recommends technology needs of the district. Services Responsible for coordinating the purchase, installation and access of innovative technology as required to meet the district/state technology plan. Manages the technology department in order to support district goals. Oversees the overall performance of technology for the district. Network Administrator Maintains the district network. Provides technological support to district and all campuses. Oversees filtering and blocks of internet sites. Technician Provides assistance and support for the district’s computers / laptops and networks. Teacher Technology Specialist Provides assistance and support to teachers for technology, resources, and services. Plans and coordinates all district technology training and staff development. Campus Principals Instructional leader for the campus. Responsible for modeling and ensure the use of technology on the campus. Assess and ensures goals of CIP are implemented and established on the campus.Page 2 – Revised October 2009
  3. 3. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Linda Supak EDLD 5352 EA1191 Assistant Principals Work in conjunction with the campus principal to ensure and oversee technology implementation, its availability and effectiveness. Classroom Teachers Responsible for integration of district technology initiatives into the classroom ensuring that Technology TEKS are being addressed, monitoring safe usage of student technology. Differentiates instruction to enhance learning for all students through implementation of technology in classroom according to campus/district technology goals and CIP. SBDM Committee Team of administrators, teachers, and community members responsible for setting campus/district goals. Recommends technology initiatives through analysis of AEIS and AYP.Campus Support Staff Support administrators and teachers in technology implementation and campus goals and needs. Students Follow policies and rules per district policyThe role of the Principal in making sure the organizational chart isimplemented and monitored.The principal is the “boss” of the campus. He/she is the instructional leader and makes the finaldecisions for the campus. The campus Principal: • Models and expects technology implementation and effective use • Manages the budget to support campus technology programs and goals • Maintains alignment of resources for improved student learning and achievement • Builds responsive environment to capitalize on teaching, learning, and involvement from all stakeholders • Provides greater opportunities for learning – online, digital, and distance learningThe Principal encourages collaboration and communication with technology, communicating withfaculty and staff in order to meet local CIP and state goals and objectives. Staying abreast ofnew technology updates is pertinent in technology applications. The Principal ensures thattechnology is integrated and used properly. To monitor the implementation, the Principal willalso evaluate through PDAS. Through data from the STaR Chart, the Principal ensures that theneeds of his campus are provided to support professionals and students as well as allstakeholders.Page 3 – Revised October 2009
  4. 4. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Linda Supak EDLD 5352 EA1191Week 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.Each teacher is required to submit the Campus STaR Chart so that we can track trendsand determine how well technology is utilized on our campus. This is one area ouradministrators and appropriate personnel look to determine how we can better train andimplement the software and hardware currently available as well as budget forequipment and software to better meet the needs of our campus. Effective professionaldevelopment is ongoing and based on individual and campus needs. By thoroughlyanalyzing previous weeks’ information of our campus STaR Chart, CIP, DistrictTechnology Plan, and Long-Range Plan for Technology, I have developed the followingplan to increase student exposure to technology in the classroom and improve theiracademic performance; therefore bringing into play the student-centered classroomwhich will “transform the teaching process by allowing for greater levels of interest,inquiry, analysis, collaboration, creativity, and content production” (Long-Range Plan forTechnology, 2006-2020, p. 18). Our campus/district uses a wide range of technologyand information systems. As our STaR Chart results have shown, we are weak in thearea of Teaching & Learning. It is evident that all members need training. In order toreach our goal of Target Tech, understanding how to analyze and use the variousreports and resources available will strengthen integration of technology and shed anew light of success for our 21st Century learners.Page 4 – Revised October 2009
  5. 5. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Linda Supak EDLD 5352 EA1191 EL CAMPO MIDDLE SCHOOL ACTION PLAN Goal To increasing awareness and knowledge of technology and resources available to teachers and students, providing teachers with skills necessary to integrate technology into their classrooms as well as effectively use technology for assessment and monitoring student growth. Activity Person Resources Timeline Evaluation Responsible Analysis of the Director of Technology Computers July, 2011 – Teachers are able toTexas STaR Chart with online May, 2011 better interpret data,& Campus Data – Teacher Technology access determining weak Needs Specialist Analysis is areas Assessment Printouts of ongoing Principal/Assistant Campus STaR Professional staff Principals Chart, AEIS use campus data to Report, CIP, recognize Campus teachers LRPT achievement gaps of diverse learners Orientation and Director of Technology Microsoft July, 2011 Teachers will Introduction to Word integrate technologyTraining of current Campus Principal/Asst. seamlessly into daily technology Principals Powerpoint lessons, improving applications Presentation student learning capabilitiesEduphoria training Teacher Technology Technology July, 2011 – TAKS data Workshop Specialist Programs May, 2011 monitoring Campus Computer lab/ Ongoing Improved TAKS Principal/Assistant online access follow-ups scores/comparisons Principals and support Disaggregated data comparisons/history Program reports Page 5 – Revised October 2009
  6. 6. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Linda Supak EDLD 5352 EA1191 Professional development evaluation formQwizdom Teacher Technology Computer Lab July, 2011 – Observe classroomResponder Specialist Ongoing integration & Training Qwizdom throughout support; walk- Principal/Assistant Responders year throughs Principals CScope Maintain shared Curriculum folder for grade level (align with content curriculum current district integration of curriculum) customized lessons STaR chart improvement Evaluation of student performance Professional development evaluation form Blogs Director of Technology Computers Follow up Evaluate posts on Principal with online each 3-week blogs access: Web progress Assistant Principals 2.0 tools period Allow feedback after each session “Creating Blogs” Question/answer information forum sheets Page 6 – Revised October 2009
  7. 7. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Linda Supak EDLD 5352 EA1191Week 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.Over the past few weeks, many profiles, questionnaires, interviews, discussions, and reviewshave been conducted. We have the technology available; our infrastructure is in place. Manyof the issues of my campus are clear. The needs of my campus strongly correspond to theSTaR chart results. It is evident that we need the training in order to effectively utilize theadvancements our campus/district has made. We must not only focus on the needs of thestudents, but on the needs of the teachers – the need for professional development andtraining. Also, having the availability 24/7 will help reach all teachers and provide immediatesupport necessary.In order to stay on track with our goals, the CIP will set goals aligned with the LRPT. My plan isbased on my analysis of the STaR Chart for my campus. We begin with a campus needsassessment which combines the analysis of various data. When referencing our DistrictTechnology Plan, we do align with the Texas LRPT. Our district has great expectations tobecome technologically advanced, but we have a way to go. Technology is a key component ofteaching in our global society today. As educators modify teaching, the improvement supportstudents and facilitate learning. Therefore, it is imperative to increase awareness andknowledge of technology while providing resources to both teachers and students.Furthermore, providing teachers with skills necessary to integrate technology into theirclassrooms affords effective use of technology for assessment and monitoring student growthas well as an understanding of the benefits technology can bring to the learning environment.Our District Technology Plan is updated yearly to re-evaluate as to the progress we have madein our district in comparison to state goals. To assess and update my action plan for mycampus, several tools will be used to monitor progress, technology integration, and teacherresponse to technology. Our campus data reports, AEIS, AYP, STaR, and Campus CIP will bevaluable tools to assess and monitor progress and determine weak areas we need to continuesupporting. These formal reports may also show new areas to concentrate on as our needschange. Evaluations and monitoring will take place continually through every step of this plan,during 3-week progress periods as well as each 9-week period. Campus principals willcontinually monitor classroom performance for evidence of technology integration to ensureTEKS are being met. Walk-through will provide valuable information on the effectiveness oftraining, teacher comfort, and confidence in use. Blogging also encompasses communicationsand learning. Through blogging, we bring another element of technology into the classroomwhich can be used by all stakeholders, parents, and students; the possibilities are endless. Wewill also use surveys to provide feedback on training effectiveness; areas that teachers feelPage 7 – Revised October 2009
  8. 8. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Linda Supak EDLD 5352 EA1191confident and areas where more tech training or improvement is needed. Additional support willbe provided where necessary. As our technology plan aligns with the Texas long range plan fortechnology, integrating technology promotes life-long learning for our students to prepare eachof them to for our global world. It is also our responsibility to stay abreast of the currenttechnology so that we engage our students in higher-level productivity and efficiency and properuses of technology. Technology has become the communication tool for all schools, andimplementation is an ongoing project; technology is critical in the success of our leaders of thefuture. It will be interesting to see where the technology we now use leads us in the future. Evaluation Monitoring Timeline Teacher’s integration of new On-going July, 2011 – May, technology: Implementation of 2011 Qwizdom Responders PDAS Ongoing follow-ups CIP / Campus Goals & Objectives and support Walk-Throughs & Formative Evaluations Lesson Plans Shared folder for grade level content curriculum integration of customized lessons Student-Centered differentiated instruction Student Projects Impact of new instructional Benchmarks Each 9-Week period strategies on student learning 9-Week Assessments Ongoing – throughout school year Campus reports: AEIS, AYP, STaR Teacher survey Technology support for Blogging & TAKS scores/comparisons Follow up each 3- use of Eduphoria for enhanced week progress period learning Disaggregated data comparisons/history Ongoing Posts on blogs: Question/answer forum Teacher surveys / evaluation form Principal observationsPage 8 – Revised October 2009
  9. 9. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Linda Supak EDLD 5352 EA1191 Professional Development Evaluation Form Date: _________________________ Presenter: _____________________________ What was the name of the training you attended? ________________________________ Where was the training held? ________________________________ ___________________________________ Use the following scale to answer the questions below: _________________________________ 5 = Strongly Agree 4 = Agree 3 = Neutral 2 = Disagree 1 = Strongly DisagreeThe training goals were made clear? 1 2 3 4 5The content presented was clear and organized? 1 2 3 4 5The training materials were helpful learning tools that I will use? 1 2 3 4 5The trainer was well prepared and knowledgeable about the subject? 1 2 3 4 5The training supported district goals? 1 2 3 4 5The trainer welcomed participants’ questions and comments and 1 2 3 4 5answered questions?The training session was worth the time invested? 1 2 3 4 5 Comments and/or suggestions: ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________Page 9 – Revised October 2009
  10. 10. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Linda Supak EDLD 5352 EA1191References:Miller, G., et al. (2006). Texas Long-Range Plan for Technology: A Report to the80th Legislature from the Texas Education Agency, retrieved March 2, 2011 fromhttp://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/technology/EktronAttach/FinalCombinedLRPT2020.pdfTexas Education Association. (2006). Texas star chart: Campus chart. InstructionalMaterials and Educational Technology Division. Retrieved fromwww.tea.state.us/starchartEl Campo ISD. (2010-2011). El Campo ISD District Technology Plan, 2010-2011.El Campo, Texas: El Campo ISD.El Campo ISD. (2010-1011). El Campo Middle School Campus Improvement Plan,2010-2011. El Campo, Texas: El Campo ISD.Page 10 – Revised October 2009
  11. 11. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Linda Supak EDLD 5352 EA1191Week 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 11 – Revised October 2009

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