Friday, March 16, 2012

Draft Action Research Plan

Action Research Plan
Goal: What are the most effective strategies for providing teachers/staff with the highest-quality training and professional development centered on the integration of technology into the classroom?
Action Steps(s):
Person(s) Responsible:
Timeline: Start/End
Needed Resources

Observe various trainings on both campus and district levels

Tanya Henslee

March 2012-February 2013

Observation Template

Record observations/self reflection

Survey and interview facilitators, trainees, and administrators on their experiences, difference of perceived and actual outcomes, and ideas for improvement.

Tanya Henslee

March 2012- February 2013

Facilitator, Trainee, and Administrator Surveys

Data analysis, report findings to Site Mentor

Compile a list of suggested effective strategies to improve current technology training.

Tanya Henslee
Wendy Jones

March 2012-February 2013

Internet Research, Literature, Previous Surveys

Administrators/Site Mentor consensus based on evaluation of surveys, observations, interviews, etc.

Demonstrate effective strategies during professional development/staff trainings.

Tanya Henslee
Wendy Jones

November 2012-March 2013


Observation of trainee participation and understanding of topic.

Observe integration of technology (introduced in training) into the classroom before and after implementation of effective strategies.

Tanya Henslee

March 2012-April 2013

Classroom Observation Template

Teacher interview/classroom observation

Compare the utilization of technology with improved training strategies as opposed to previous strategies.

Tanya Henslee

March-April 2013

Continuous survey comparisons

Observations/Data analysis

Complete action research plan

Tanya Henslee

February-May 2013

Rubric, plan requirements

Completion of program


  1. Looks great, I had mine loaded in this format but for some reason words in my goal sentence were repeated but did not show that way on the draft. I ended up loading mine useing the directions for spreadsheet, the one you uploaded just looks better to me. I think I typed this over about 5 times but I am going to keep playing with it to see if I can get it fixed. Good luck on your research.

  2. wow, So glad someone else is struggling. You may have to train both of us, Tanya!
    I had to play with the template and make the blog space wider. Now its just huge.
    Your plan looks good! The content...not just the layout. :-)

  3. Thanks! It was challenging for me to post the chart as well. I did the same as you Mary Angel; I just adjusted the blog space.