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· Volume III Issue I


This study determined the extent of leadership practices in sustaining a school technology innovation. The results of the study may be used to provide an Action Plan. The teacher-respondents' profile will be considered in the study. The study was based on the age, sex, technology innovation undertaken and professional development of teachers. To solve the problems posed in the study, the researcher made use of Frequency Distribution and Percentage to determine the number of cases and proportion of responses relative to the whole in each categories of the profile of age, sex, and technology innovation undertaken.  The Weighted Mean determined the extent of leadership practices in sustaining a school technology innovation. Lastly, Pearson r was used to determine significant relationships between the extent of leadership practices in sustaining a school technology innovation when grouped according to the teacher-respondents’ profile. The following conclusions were drawn: 1) Most teachers are already late adults and going seniors. The school lacks fresh recruits. Most teachers are, as always, females. The teachers are highly trained in using social media or VR in education as a result of highly powerful marketing strategies used to increase the prevalence of said usages. Some are trained in other more specialized technological innovations. 2) As times demand that educational systems change and adapt accordingly, so too do educational institutions decide to exert selective pressure on its employees and faculty to encourage and support them in technologically innovating for the sake of their students. Because the support of the educational institutions is always present in favor of technological innovation, it is therefore imperative and likewise only natural for these educational institutions to have such strong fervor and opinions towards greater professional development. It is important that the ability of the teachers and students to continue the learning education must not be hampered across technological barriers. The most important thing in consideration of technological innovations is the retention or the improvement of learning potential. There is a thin line of demarcation between useful technological innovations that end up increasing productivity, and cluttered technologies that only serve as mere formality but offer no real use. This is important for every school administrator and every teacher who practices technological innovation in their classroom settings. Young administrators or school head’s, their sex, and the technology innovation undertaken is dependent on the type of leadership practices they employ. Moreover, the school’s extent of technology innovation that is implemented especially in the time of crisis or pandemic is reflective of the school heads leadership practices that is verbalized by the school head. Recommendations are presented and discussed in the manuscript.

Keywords: Leadership Practices, School Technology Innovation


Education is an area where open-access resources, online courses, virtual classrooms and social networks based on information and communication technology are being increasingly used to give learners access to information, promote interaction and communication, and enhance digital literacy (Siler, 2016).

Be that as it may, the quick advancement of instruments and assets presents the two chances and difficulties. So as to expand the capability of web applications in showing understudies, it is vital that it is utilized in an instructively stable manner that relates to the individual needs of the students. Siler (2016) said that it is additionally significant that the utilization of ICT is presented and bolstered in a maintainable manner and in a scope of instructive methodologies that advance long lasting learning.

As indicated by Rhalmi (2017), innovation can be rousing as an apparatus in instruction as it offers the likelihood to work independently or communicate and team up with others. It additionally gives moment input on execution in different assignments and activities. Innovation can likewise be an expansion of the study hall and can be efficient. 

Innovation can be an incredible resource in study halls, offering legitimate composing exercises and unlimited assets on sentence structure guidance, exercise plans and other focal subjects. PCs, tablets and tablets can be instrumental in learning English, offering intelligent exercises for understudies all things considered (Lumang, 2016).

English is viewed as a worldwide language and from this time forward learning and understanding it, has been recognized overall today. English has become the apparatus for learning, business and in particular correspondence. So as to improve the entire experience of English language obtaining we need to coordinate ICT with current learning procedure. ICT has been found to be an exceptionally amazing asset for instructive change and change (Scoffman, 2016). 

With the assistance of ICT empowered English Language classes, the resources would think that its simpler to direct classes. Scoffman (2016) demonstrated this to be a phenomenal strategy for improving the educating and learning process. This is the innovation time, and nowadays even a little child knows about the utilization of PCs. This is significant explanation concerning why innovation has concocted the possibility of ICT empowered learning technique, which could help the offspring of the present age in a superior manner and improve their aptitudes. 

It has been clarified that ICT empowered language learning can assist one with ameliorating the efficiency and adequacy of their learning procedure. It is an entirely adaptable, intuitive and rich stage that would give the clients a totally different diverse experience (Scoffman, 2016). 

Jordan (2019) said that in spite of the fact that advances in innovation and improved availability have improved the degree of asset accessible to numerous study halls, it has not made the demonstration of learning a language simpler. Understudies are, notwithstanding, offered access to practically endless learning materials, which praises their endeavors in the study hall. Incorporating innovation in a study hall assists understudies with intuition all the more basically. It urges them to address what they are realizing with access to a more extensive scope of sentiment.

Nowadays, instructors approach increasingly advanced apparatuses that can break the repetitiveness of regular talks and encourage the learning involvement with various ways. In the advanced age, instructing is never again restricted to the physical study hall (Natividad, 2016).  Any accomplished instructor can disclose to you that no two individuals learn in a similar way. 

As per Natividad (2016), educators can upgrade the learning experience through guides, for example, projectors and introduction programming, instructors would now be able to make learning a multi-tactile encounter using photos, graphs, recordings, and sound documents. This not just differentiates the learning experience for students, particularly those with limited ability to focus, however it additionally keeps them on their toes. 

Nowadays, study halls and learning rehearses are a world away from those our grandparents knew. Apparatuses, for example, versatile learning, distributed computing or gamification are improving the learning involvement with a dynamic and open way (Kubickova, 2019).

As indicated by Hernandez (2015), the accessibility of value HR is one of the Philippines' key favorable advantages. The Filipino individuals are exceptionally instructed. The education rate is 94 percent and 70 percent of the populace are familiar with English, making us one of the biggest English-speaking nations on the planet. Filipinos additionally have solid client assistance direction and are exceptionally trainable. 

In light of studies, the Philippines is anyplace from the third to the 6th nation on the planet with the biggest English-talking populace whose ability pool can talk, peruse and write right now at a simple level (Hernandez, 2015). 

This profound situated hang on English is on the grounds that the Philippines has seen English as an informal second language because of its verifiable ties, including times of both clash and flourishing (Carpenter, 2019). Due to its English-accommodating society, the nation is an appealing traveler goal just as a spot for a goal retirement. 

Despite the fact that its official status has been set up for almost 30 years, English still can't seem to venture into all sides of the nation. It has, be that as it may, made generous gains in the populace. The status of English in the Philippines is special among nations in Southeast Asia. Beside the little city-territory of Singapore, the Philippines is the main nation in the district to command a completely bilingual government funded training for all kids starting in grade school (Carpenter, 2019). 

It is sad, in any case, that the English capability ability of Filipino alumni are, all things considered, not as much as what is anticipated from Dubai taxi drivers (Morallo, 2018).

The utilization of technological advances has become a significant piece of the learning procedure all through the class (Zhang, 2017). As per Ahmadi (2018), each class for the most part utilizes some type of innovation. Innovation has been utilized to both assist and improve language learning. Innovation empowers instructors to adjust study hall exercises, in this manner improving the language learning process. Innovation keeps on developing in significance as a device to assist educators with encouraging language learning for their students. 

A study centered on the job of utilizing new innovations in learning English as a second/unknown dialect. Results demonstrated that the viable utilization of new advancements improves students' language learning aptitudes (Ahmadi, 2018).

This investigation recognized the two favorable circumstances and weaknesses of utilizing ICT in educating ESL perusing and composing. To accomplish the point of the investigation, Yunus et al. (2016) practically and purposively chose from three distinct territories of Malaysia. This study is a subjective research in nature in light of the fact that a semi-organized meeting was utilized to look at the instructors' view of advantages and disadvantages of utilizing ICT in educating ESL perusing and composing. 

The discoveries proved that standing out, encouraging understudies' learning procedure, assisting with improving understudies' jargon information and advancing significant learning were viewed as the most significant points of interest of utilizing ICT in educating ESL perusing and composing. Also, disadvantages found involved their lack of long term memory due to technological distractions (Yunus et al., 2016). 

Another article (Lam, 2015) reported the consequences of an investigation that planned to look at the effect of an ICT device for self-learning English as a Foreign Language in a rustic setting in Chile. The Chilean government has attempted to improve open fitness right now over 10 years.

The results bolstered the program's viability. Homeroom perceptions uncovered heterogeneous strategies for execution and various degrees in the utilization of the primary language and the unknown dialect, which appeared to affect learning accomplishments (Lam, 2015).

On another note, the cell phone, now the most widely used medium in Asia, has major educational implications. Most users, however, do not realize the cell phone's potential for education, nor even for the communication functions for which it was originally designed. According to Librero et al. (2017), most educators still see the computer and the cell phone as unrelated devices, and the tiny cell phone more as a personal accessory, especially for young people.

With falling costs and expanding usefulness, nonetheless, it is essentially sure that not very far later on the entirety of the world's students will have a wireless device. This is adequate explanation and inspiration for instructors to investigate the probability of making the phone a significant device in the instructive frameworks of created and creating nations. Studies have yielded positive responses from understudies and students about the capability of these methods, and are recommending structure and calculated standards for use in instructive mobile phone usage (Librero et al., 2017).

It very well may be seen that the impact of ICT in creating ways on the best way to all the more likely convey guidance has been viewed as useful in training. In language educating, the utilization of ICT is a significant experience. It is along these lines the reason for this examination to dig into the encounters, discernments and frames of mind of an amateur and experienced language instructor about ICT joining. In Dela Rosa (2016), setting up similitudes and contrasts on the encounters, recognitions and frames of mind of the subjects was additionally pointed right now.

Results show that the accomplished language educator had more exposure to ICT use than the fledgling instructor. Nonetheless, the beginner educator utilizes more ICT-related materials and exercises in her language class. In Dela Rosa (2016), the two educators have positive opinions on the effect of ICT on students’ general learning and accomplishment.

Further, the amateur educator sees ICT use as tedious and calls for learned control of innovative gadgets. The accomplished educator on one hand, gives more kindness to the points of interest ICT adds to language instructing, yet sees deficiency of assets and administrations like Internet access as impeding to powerful ICT coordination. Both of the subjects additionally had inspirational demeanors towards ICT incorporation in ELT and trusted that ICT use would later be reinforced in the Philippines (Dela Rosa, 2016).

The theory in this study is anchored on the study of Dela Rosa (2016) where it was said that leadership practices affect the overall development of the educaitonaal institution as reflected in the annual school improvement plan created.

Therefore, the concept in this study extrapolated from said theory in that that the schools with better leadership practices tend to have better and more sustained innovation in the world of technology.

This study will determine the extent of leadership practices in sustaining a school technology innovation, as assessed by the teachers. The results of the study may be used to provide an Action Plan. Specifically, the following questions will be answered: 1) What is the profile of the teacher- respondents in terms of age, sex, technology innovation undertaken?; 2) What is the assessment on the extent of leadership practices in sustaining a school technology innovation classified as Supportive environment for technology use, Professional development, Teaching and learning, and Impact of technology?; 3) Is there a significant relationship between the extent of leadership practices in sustaining a school technology innovation when grouped according to the teacher-respondents’ profile?; 4) What Action Plan may be proposed?

The study works on the hypothesis that there is a significant relationship between the extent of leadership practices in sustaining a school technology innovation when grouped according to the teacher-respondents’ profile.

This work is limited to Binangonan II district and only to teacher-respondents. The study will provide significant benefits primarily to these teachers and to their students for whose welfare the teachers work. This will likewise benefit the Department of Education which will reap the benefits when the school administrators eventually become more and more aware of their impact on the overall school performance through the sustained technological innovation.

In this study, the following will be operationally defined:

Professional Development. This refers to the development of the professionals in such a way that their skills, attitudes, and aptitude for the job at hand is increased as a result and consequence of good office ethics.

Supportive Environment. This refers to the work environment which caters and pushes for the professional development of its members.

Technology. This refers to any device or invention that allows access to the digital world which makes tasks easier.

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