Planning Tools

As with any sort of design, technology integration starts with a vision. Here are a few items exemplify my ability to put a plan into place or adjust to a current situation.

Planning Documents That I’ve Written:

  • Grant Proposal Writing
    Obtaining financial funds for technology initiatives might be necessary. In this grant, my aim is to appeal to hypothetical shareholders by outlining what is needed, how much it will cost, and how it will be implemented and evaluated.
  • A Technology Integration Plan
    Educational initiatives change to address schools’ individual needs. The technology plan I wrote is intended for a school without a strong map for such change. As an integration specialist, my approach of catering to school needs and supporting change with constant communication and assessment is demonstrated in this document.
  • Professional Learning Communities
    My teaching experience coupled with my action research of professional development has supplied my understanding of effective ways to facilitate teacher education. This professional development design is built around the idea of PLCs in which teachers use 21st collaboration to grow as educators.
  • PD Session Rationale: Using Glogster in the Classroom
    In this overview of a staff development session, Glogster is explored as an emerging educational tool. Because of the tool’s versatility, I would use it in this particular scenario as a means to acclimate teachers to the idea of technology integration. It’s potential as a teaching tool and as project-based assessment within K-12 education makes Glogster an appropriate topic for general tech PD.

Leadership and Performance Tools That I’ve Used:

  • The Levels of Teaching Innovation (LoTi)                                                                        This framework provides technology coaches with a foundation to research, assess, and plan authentic 21st classroom experiences. As part of my environmental scan of the school’s needs, I’d use the results of a staff’s LoTi’s Digital-Age Survey to inform the direction of professional development. As a whole, the LoTi Connection is a bank of proven systematic solutions that I could tailor accordingly with staff to improve their school’s technology integration.
  • Gannt Chart                                                                                                                 Gantt task management charting is an efficient and organized way to plan a complex project. As an instructional technology leader, I’d use this tool for long-term ventures or a project involving coworkers since Gantt offers a shared visual for task delineation and estimated time completion. It’s a MindTool that I would use to be transparent and stay on track.
  • International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)                                            This is my go-to tool for professional development initiatives in the area of school technology. ISTE serves as a foundation for educational technology standards and provides research-supported theory about its many facets. My membership and involvement with the ISTE Community is an essential resource in my planning and reflection.