Action Plan for Technology Innovation Evaluation and Analysis
GRADING RUBRIC MUST BE FOLLOWED TO THE LETTER
Both part 1 and 2 need completed
Part 1: Evaluation and Analysis
Submit a 4–5-page paper in which you:
- Describe briefly the technology you are proposing to implement through your action plan.
- Provide a rationale for why this technology is expedient, appropriate, and relevant to your school.
- Base this determination on collaborations with stakeholders at the school or on publicly accessible data through the school or district Web site or community publications.
- Evaluate how this technology is most appropriate for meeting the diverse needs of students, including cultural background, developmental and readiness levels, language, speed of learning, access to technology, and so on. For example, how might the appropriateness of the technology be affected if students only have access to technology via smart phones rather than having access to laptops or iPads?
- Use peer-reviewed literature to support your evaluation.
- Analyze the implications of initiating this change through your action plan. Address the potential impact on students, teachers, and school-wide programs.
- Your analysis should align with theories of institutional change, systems theory, and/or an educational change model.
- Your analysis should be supported by the professional literature and may reflect professional feedback.
Part 2: Action Plan Proposal
Design an action plan that includes the following components:
- A brief analysis of the change you are planning to implement.
- A description of the actions that need to be taken to implement the plan, including a rationale for why these actions need to happen.
- Be sure to indicate if any steps need to happen concurrently or in a certain sequence.
- A list of the individuals who are responsible for each specific action.
- Consider who has the time and is appropriately situated to take on these responsibilities, but also consider who is most capable of keeping the objective of meeting the needs of diverse learners at the forefront of the planning and implementation.
- If it is not clear why an individual is assigned to a certain task, be sure to include an explanation.
- A list of who should be consulted or informed about the project and its findings.
- In referring to individuals, do not use names, but refer to the position they hold in relation to the plan, such as PTA Chair, ESL Lead Teacher, et cetera.
- A rationale justifying why giving awareness to these individuals is relevant and important to the goals of your project.
- Note: Be sure to include parents and community members.
- A description of who will monitor the progress, document the effects of implementation, and gather any data that is acquired.
- A timeline of the actions to be taken and the monitoring steps.
- A list of resources needed to carry out the action plan and a rationale for their inclusion.
- Consider the resources that may be needed within your school and district as well as resources that may be needed from the community. You will also want to think about resources for training and supporting teachers in the classroom.