Write an analysis of an outdated educational policy. Locate an outdated educational policy about the use of technology in the classroom either from your school, an outdated text on school technology, or the Internet. (Note: Include a copy of the policy at the end of your paper as an APA Appendix.) Analyze your selected, outdated educational policy against current practices in PK-12 education using information from peer-reviewed research. Consider the leadership role you would perform in changing this obsolete educational policy by addressing the following items:
Organizations are constantly re-making themselves and redefining the policies that govern the organization to stay current with best practices. Whenever an organization’s progress is out of alignment with the vision, there will be a barrier to achieving that vision. It may be that the stakeholders are not on board with a particular change or that the community does not support the goals set in place. Regardless of the cause, whenever a policy is in place but is not succeeding, the school leader needs to identify, clarify, and address the origin of the barrier.
You should consider some of the problems within your organization and explore opportunities for change. For each needed change, consider the problem, proposal for the change, and identify the individuals who will be influenced by the change. Then, create a plan for the change. Identify how you will work to secure stakeholder buy-in.
Include the NPBEA standards pertaining to the policy.
Explain why this policy change was selected, the importance to schools in general, and to the type of education-related setting in which you work or aspire to work.
Explain how this policy may have been influenced by historical educational leadership theories and ideas from the past.
Identify the pros and cons of the policy, as described in the professional literature.
Explain the current or desired ramifications of this educational policy change.
Include a draft of the revised educational policy at the end of your paper.
Describe a plan to change the policy to include collaboration from those who will be affected by the policy change (e.g., teachers, students, parents, staff).
Discuss both written and verbal communication about the policy, including both pros and cons (verbal may be from school board minutes or other types of community discussions).
Identify any budget implications driven by needs for equipment, materials, and/or training.
Develop a timeline for the implementation of the educational policy change. Then, discuss any additional needs such as training, equipment, etc.
Include a conclusion that outlines the important elements of the educational technology policy and the implementation plan.
Length: 12-15 pages, not including title and reference pages
References: A minimum of five scholarly resources
Note: Students in the Principal Leadership Certification specialization MEd program must achieve a “B” or better on this assignment in order to pass this course.
Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course by providing new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.
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