Step 5:
Fine Plan & Set Evaluation Means

This step will help you to depict your action plan in detail, specifying actions and identifying suitable evaluation means for your action.

What does this step involve?

Having drafted a preliminary SELFIE-based Action Plan, with a list of actions to be implemented (Step 4), you are now ready to describe each action in greater detail. In this step, you will outline when, who, what, and how each action should be implemented. For each action you need to define:

  • Timeframe: When the action will be run and completed?
  • Responsibility: Who will be responsible for implementing and overseeing an activity?
  • Resources: What resources are needed to perform the action?
  • Success Criteria: What are the expected outcomes of the action?
  • Monitoring and Evaluation: How will progress be monitored and evaluated?

How do we perform this step?

For this step, you need to describe in greater detail each action of the SELFIE-based Action Plan. More specifically, for each action the following information needs to be provided:

  • Timeframe: Specify a realistic timeframe for concluding each action. Decide when the action will start and when it must be completed. This should be a rough estimate, not a set timetable, and you should allow for some flexibility. However, planning of the implementation phase is important in case there are dependencies among some actions.
  • Resources: Identify the resources (i.e., personnel, equipment, services etc.) needed to carry out the activities. If they are not available, you need to consider how to acquire them. The resources could include: additional digital technologies to support teaching and learning; involving external personnel and organisations to help the school integrate digital technologies etc.
  • Responsibility: Nominate of person(s) responsible for: (a) implementing the action and/or (b) assisting in this action and (c) overseeing implementation of the action. Usually, overseeing an action is a task for a member of the SELFIE PTK Coordinating team.
  • Success Criteria: Establish clear and, if possible, measurable indicators of what successful outcomes or impact should be. This will allow you to monitor the activity, measure improvement, and track progress towards achieving the goals set. Well defined and possibly measurable outcomes are needed not only for monitoring an action, but more importantly to determine its success and effectiveness.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation: Define the tools and methods to use for examining and monitoring progress being made towards the goals of the action. Evaluation data could be both quantitative and qualitative. To collect valid and reliable data, it is recommended to use more than one source of data. Information and data may come from teachers’ perspectives emerging from interviews or questionnaires, analysis of digital learning-path or lesson plans, direct classroom observation, video-class recordings, etc. Students could also be asked to provide feedback to allow comparison between students’ and teachers’ perspective. Moreover, it is important to define how progress will be reported, how frequently, when and by whom.

Defining all the above information will give you a solid basis for implementing your school’s SELFIE-based Action Plan and allow you to follow up each individual action. Remember that the purpose of an effective action plan is not to implement as many actions as possible, but to achieve the goals that have been set. You always need to review your action plan, keeping in mind the goals and overall priorities set.

What support do we have for this step?

Tool 5.1 - Fine Plan & Set Evaluation Means

A template to use for fine planning and setting evaluation means for an action. File available in both MS Word and PDF format for any school to download and use.

Tool 5.2 - Template For SELFIE-Based Action Plan

You can use the SELFIE-based action plan template for the analysis of each action described in Step 4. Template is available in printed format (MS Word, PDF) and through the SELFIE PTK online environment.

Detailed analysis of action

An example of fine planning and setting evaluation means for an action is shown below. This analysis needs to be performed for all actions listed in the school’s SELFIE-based action plan.

EXAMPLE ACTION 1
Priority
SELFIE Areas & Items
identified as requiring action
H. Student Digital Competence
H1. Safe Behaviour.
H3. Responsible Behaviour.
Goal
What do we want to achieve?
To educate children in the creative, safe, and responsible use of the internet.
Activities Description
What needs to be done?
• Inform students about services offered through the SIC (e.g., Helpline) where they can get advice and support on issues related to safe, responsible, and ethical use of the internet.
• Arrange presentations, and workshops to students, teachers, and parents through the country’s Safer Internet Center (SIC), about being safe online.
• Encourage students to produce short videos on the creative and safe use of the internet.
• Ask students to do a research about internet safety issues, write the story and script related with the key messages and narrative they want to pass to the audience, rehearse, direct the camera, sometimes perform, edit and other post-production tasks.
• Host a mini film festival in the school, where students will present their videos. It is necessary to involve other classes of the school and parents.
Timeframe
When will the activity be ran and completed?
During the school year
Responsibility
Coordinating team
Resources
• Camera for each student group
• Video editing software
Success Criteria
What criteria students will need to demonstrate to achieve the goal set?
Students will be able to:
• have a better and deeper understanding of all the interconnected issues of adopting a safe, creative, and responsible use of the internet.
• contribute towards a better internet for children.
• communicate their messages and digital online content regarding responsible and safe internet behavior.
Monitor and Evaluation
What tools and methods are used to monitor and assess progress made towards achieving the goal(s) of the action?
• Evaluation of students’ knowledge at the beginning and after the workshops. This could be repeated at the end of the whole activity.
• Observation while the children are at work.
• Voting from participants during the mini film festival.
• Discussion with the students at the end of the activity.
• Evaluation of student artefacts

Another detailed analysis of action

An example of fine planning and setting evaluation means for an action is shown below. This analysis needs to be performed for all actions listed in the school’s SELFIE-based Action Plan.

EXAMPLE ACTION 2
Priority
SELFIE Areas & Items
identified as requiring action
C. Infrastructure and Equipment
C1. Infrastructure
C3. Internet access
C13 OP. BYOD
C2. Digital devices for teaching
C8. Digital devices for learning
Goal
What do we want to achieve?
To support teaching and learning with digital technologies: use of mobile computing devices by teachers and students, use suitable wireless networks within schools, increase use of cloud-based tools and applications to support learning, teaching, and assessment.
Activities Description
What needs to be done?
• Purchase (more) devices (e.g., laptops, tablets, wireless displays for screen mirroring) to support mobile learning and teaching.
• Educate teachers and students on the use of digital devices.
• Encourage the use of mobile computing devices by teachers and students to support active learning contexts.
• Enable bring your own device (BYOD) policy during lessons.
• Ensure the school has access to a fast and reliable broadband connection and that suitable Wi-Fi networks are in place within the school premises to support mobile learning contexts.
• Increase awareness about the safe and responsible use of the internet.
Timeframe
When will the activity be ran and completed?
During the school year
Responsibility
Coordinating team
Resources
• Digital devices (tablets, laptops, e.tc.),
• Broadband internet, Wi-Fi network
Success Criteria
What criteria students will need to demonstrate to achieve the goal set
• Provide equal access for all students to the technology needed.
• Teachers and students will use mobile computing devices in their learning contexts.
• Students will bring and use their own devices during lessons.
• Staff and students feel safe to use technology in school.
Monitor and Evaluation
What tools and methods are used to monitor and assess progress made towards achieving the goal(s) of the action?
• Inventory of available devices.
• Track usage of available devices, either school or student devices.

And another detailed analysis of action

EXAMPLE ACTION 3
Priority
SELFIE Areas & Items
identified as requiring action
D. Continuing Professional Development
D2. Participation in CPD
D3. Sharing experiences
Goal
What do we want to achieve?
To prepare and implement a training programme for improving teachers’ capacity for delivering remote teaching
Activities Description
What needs to be done?
• Use an online self-evaluation tool (e.g.,SELFIE for Teachers, TET-SAT) to trigger teachers’ self-reflection (or use SELFIE results) and identify teachers needs regarding remote teaching and learning.
• Based on teachers’ needs, design the training program, determine objectives, content, and trainers (internal -other teachers- or external).
• Announce the schedule and content of the training.
• Conduct training at the school.
• Create an online space for communication and collaboration, sharing experiences, provide feedback (as critical friends), share material and resources.
Timeframe
When will the activity be ran and completed?
Preferably at the beginning of the school year. However, it could run throughout the school year.
Responsibility
Coordinating team
Resources
• Self-evaluation tool
• Online platform for remote teaching and learning
• Training program related resources
Success Criteria
What criteria students will need to demonstrate to achieve the goal set?
Teachers will be able to:
• Understand the differences between face-to-face and remote learning, and the challenges that arise in an online environment.
• Improve their technological skills related with remote teaching.
• Connect with their students, motivate, and engage online learners.
• Share good practices with other teachers and provide feedback.

School will be able to:
• Design and develop training program related with distance teaching and learning practices based on the teacher needs.
• Support teachers to improve digital capacity.
• Facilitate and encourage collaboration and communication among teachers.
Monitor and Evaluation
What tools and methods are used to monitor and assess progress made towards achieving the goal(s) of the action?
• Self-evaluation tool (at the beginning and the end of the school year)
• Training program and attendance
• Training material
• Learning resources prepared by teachers
• Student artefacts

In the last part of this video from #SELFIEPTKMOOC (see video from minute 5:00 up to end), you can find out more about how to describe each action in a greater detail.

Checklist of step outcomes

When you finish working on this step, you should have:

Step 4

Describe Activities

Step 6

Set-Up & Implementation

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