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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.Page 6 – Revised October 2009
  7. 7. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link District Technology & Information System Department Job Description: The department is responsible for planning, organizing, implementing, and monitoring computerized processing systems to improve the management reporting and instructional operations of the district. It is also responsible for providing service and support to schools and central/regional offices in the acquisition and use of technology to enhance student performance, ensure the availability of information for customers, provide timely and accurate information about students, and provide quality support services. Administrative and Networking Operations Technical Strategic Applications Job Description Support Organizational Job Description: It is responsible for Job Description Services and Planning supporting Training The mission of district’s Continuously Job Description Job Description: TIS Applications It is responsible for educational goals overseeing and It provides is to effectively by specifying, monitoring the technical and developing and and efficiently implementing developing, environment in procedural create, implement, implementing, the Data assistance to the policies that will manage, and enhance the efficient managing and Center, HISD customer maintain computer supporting including the with problems allocation of systems. resources that support complex computer back-up power related to the District’s vision networks and and cooling workstation and priorities. enterprise-wide systems. hardware and district application software systems. failures. Campus Principal Site-based Decision Provide instructional leadership. Making Committee Oversee campus technology Participate in developing integration. campus improvement plan regarding technology integration and instruction on campus. Provide Technology Lead Teachers feedbacks to Principal. Assist teachers in utilizing and integrating technology in classrooms. Keep track of the campus hardware and software.Page 7 – Revised October 2009
  8. 8. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link Classroom Teachers Implement technology when delivering instruction to enhance learning. Assign assignments to students through Renzilli Learning System to ensure differentiated instruction. Utilize technology to improve assessment and student data management.The role of the principal is to ensure that teachers implement technology in everyday teaching.The principal is right betweent he district technology and information system department andcampus teachers in the organizational chart. One of the responsibilities as a principal is to act asa liason between the distrcit and campus teachers. The principal collaborates with the districttechnology department closely in order to maintain high quality technology education oncampus. The princpal also collects feedback from teachers and relate the information to thedistrcit office for improvement purposes. The princpal plays an important role in monitoring theusage of technology in teaching and learning. He/She must role such importance on campus. Theprincipal is also responsible for providing quality professional developemnt for campus staff toensure that they are well equipped for integrate technology in teaching. The leadership of theprincipal is critical in leading the school to excel in preparing the students for the 21st centurychallenges.Week 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.Week 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;Page 8 – Revised October 2009
  9. 9. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link• 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 Improvement Action Plan:Since 2010, my school distrcit has started to give out monthly district wide interimassessments for students in K-12th grade. Teachers are to turn in the students’scantrons to the campus testing coordinator. Resutls and analysis will be availble online. This is a new tool for the teachers and the distrcit is not providing any traning in thisarea. Therefore, this became one of my campus’ professioanl development needs.Session Purpose:Increase teachers’ technology usage in gathering, analyzing and using data for studentimprovement.Objective of Professional Development:Educate teachers the available websites for student assessments analysis.Grade Level Facilitator Location Start Time End Time Monitoring and K- 5th Trinette Computer 3:30 4:30 Evaluating Kwok Lab Learner- Purpose Description Steps Estimated Centered Time ActivityIntroduction Provide 1. Inform the 1. Teachers are 10 mins Grade level teachers with teachers the to sit by grade chair will be an overview purpose of level. responsible of the this for leadingPage 9 – Revised October 2009
  10. 10. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link professional professional 2. Teachers are the PLC development development to list out (Professional session. session. questions about learning accessing community). 2. Allow student One of the teachers to assessment PLC write results through meetings will questions different websites be dedicated they have (e.g. mClass, for district about using myschoollife.com, wide interim technology in AEIS, etc.) assessment student analysis assessment 3. Questions will reports. analysis. be collected. Grade level Some of the chair will questions will be lead the answered grade level in through this accessing professional the data development. online and The unanswered analyze the questions will be data as a used for the grade level. planning of the They will next professional provide development. strategies in tackling the 4. Teachers will students’ learn the purpose weaknesses of this shown by the professional report. development Everything session. needs to be reported in the grade level meeting report.Accessing Educate Provide 1. Presenter will 30 mins Principal willstudents’ teachers how modeling and model how to log monitor bydistrict-wide to access practical into the teacher participatinginterim and interpret support in account on in suchresults. students’ accessing myschoollife.com meeting. assessment students’ analysis. assessment 2. Teachers will analysis. be given hang- out on the step- by-step instruction in accessing thePage 10 – Revised October 2009
  11. 11. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Link analysis reports. 3. Teachers will log in under their own username. 4. Presenter will explain how to analyze the data provided by the website. 5. Each grade level will be given 10 minutes to discuss and analyze their own students’ results by grade level. 6. Each grade level will then present their finding. In this process, teachers will learn different perspective in interpreting students’ results.TPRI/ AEIS Review the 1. K-2nd grade 1. Presenter will 15 minsReview procedures teachers will show K-2nd grade on accessing review teachers the tier students’ students’ grouping function TPRI/ TAKS TRPI results of the TPRI results. through website. mClass. 2. Campus rd th 2. 3 – 5 Technology grade Teacher will show teachers will 3rd-5th grade review and teachers how to access utilize AEIS students’ report online. TAKS online through the 3. Teachers will AEIS report be given time to (online). ask questions they have about utilizing the TPRI website.Page 11 – Revised October 2009
  12. 12. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology LinkClosing Provide Teacher 1. Teachers will 5 mins reflection individual write down things time. reflection. they have learned from the profession development session. 2. Teachers will write down things that they would like to learn regarding technology.According to Week 3 report, based on the STaR chart report, Educator Preparation andDevelopment has the lowest score and fell under developing tech. Based on theinterviews with the assistant principal and SBDM committee member, professionaldevelopment planning on campus lacks data support. The quality of the professioanldevelopment provided also does not meet the teachers’ needs. This will also beaddressed in the Technology Improvement Action Plan. Action Steps Intended Person(s) Timeline Evaluation Outcome ResponsibleProvide Increasae Trinette Kwok August 2011 Grade levelprofessional teachers’ usage chair will hostdevelopment of monthlyon utilizing myschoollife.com, studentwebsite for a website to assessmentstudent access students’ analysis reportassessment district interim meeting.analysis. assessment results. Principal will monitor by participating in meeting.Discuss Provide quality SBDM May 2011 and Principal willprofessional professioanl Committee on going. pass outdevelopment development professionalplanning before based on data Principal developmentthe school year and teachers’ evaluationbegins. Review needs that Academic surveySTaR chart enhance Coaches everytime.data. Collect instruction quality Survey shouldteachers’ and technology includesuggestions usage in evaluation ofthrough SBDM classrooms. the givenPage 12 – Revised October 2009
  13. 13. EDLD 5352 Instructional Leadership: The Technology Linkcommittee. professional development as well as future professional development needs.Renzulli Increase Renzulli Technology Monthly Principal willLearning Learning System Lead Teacher continue toSystem usage in monitorTutorials classroom. A Principal teachers and district purchased student’s computer usage through software that the website. focuses on Teachers who differenatied continue to instruction. show low usage of the website will require to attend monthly tutorial.Page 13 – Revised October 2009
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  15. 15. 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 15 – Revised October 2009

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