|Action Step(s):||Person(s) Responsible:||Timeline: Start/End||Needed Resources||Evaluation|
|Meet with site supervisor to seek guidance with goal and to review Internship Plan to find possible connections to action research.||Barbara Sides||August 2011/ August 2011||Site Supervisor||List of suggestions, possible connections and suggestions for implementation.|
|Meet with the Director of Technology to determine available technology within the school district that I am not currently using within my classroom||Barbara Sides||August 2011/ August 2011||Director of Technology||List of technologies in which I will need training|
|Determine which technologies I'm not proficient in and seek training opportunities (either on my own or through an outside source).||Barbara Sides||August 2011/ October 2011||Own knowledge of whether I'm proficient||Enrollment in and attendance of training sessions|
|Continue as needed with training on school-owned technologies||Barbara Sides||August 2011/ October 2012||Approval from Principal to attend the training and for a sub as needed; funds for training as needed||Successful completion of courses (certificates)|
|Evaluate CScope lessons to determine which lessons are directly connected to the TAKS objectives||Barbara Sides||August 2011/ May 2012||Access to CScope curriculum (user name and password)||List of lessons connected to TAKS objectives|
|Enhance lesson plans within CScope by matching technologies with the lessons||Barbara Sides||August 2011/ |
|Available technologies; other possible resources: Principal for approval of some technologies (e.g.. cell phone use); director or technology for unblocking possible blocked sites (e.g. polleverywhere.com)||Successful integration of the technology in a lesson(s)|
|Search for/ purchase/ implement new, different uses of technology to incorporate into lesson plans||Barbara Sides||Ongoing throughout 2011-2012 school year||RSS feeds of technology resources, budget money, principal approval, director of technology approval, Google and other search devices||Enhanced list of choices of technology to be used|
|Attend staff development on new, different uses of technology as the opportunity arises||Barbara Sides||Ongoing throughout 2011-2012 school year||Principal approval for day(s) off and sub, budget funding as needed||Completion of course certificates and successful implementation in lesson plans|
|Train students on the use of specific technology being used in the current lesson||Barbara Sides||Ongoing throughout 2011-2012 school year||Specific technologies used in lessons||Completion of assignment using the specific technology|
|Administer benchmark (released TAKS test) and compare results with previous years' results||Barbara Sides||November 2011||Released TAKS tests||Completed benchmark test results and previous years' test results|
|Administer TAKS test and compare results with previous years' results||TISD school personnel||February 2012/ May 2012||Tests from TEA; results released by TEA||Results of tests compared to previous years' test results|
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Action Research Plan – It’s a Start!
Goal: Will an increase in technology integration into the CScope ELA curriculum increase the number of students reaching commended performance on state assessments?