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  • 1. E-RATE
    • - - is back
    and we didn’t go down with the yacht.
  • 2. Dealey E-rate Agenda
    1. Share an example of a positive student
    technology experience 5 minutes
    2. Group Norms 2 minutes
    3. Mission Statement 1 minute
    4. District Technology Objectives 2 minutes
    5. Watch 21st Century Learners 5 minutes
    6. E-rate Description and Policy & Procedures 5 minutes
    7. DISD History 5 minutes
    8. 3-Year Dealey Star Chart Data 5. minutes
    9. Observations and Connections 5 minutes
    10. The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly 5 minutes
    11. Brainstorm Needs Assessments 5 minutes
    12. Small Group Evaluation and Sharing 10 minutes
    13. Summary 1 minute
  • 3. Dealey Montessori and International Academy Mission Statement
    The mission of George Bannerman Dealey is to provide an exemplary education that develops and empowers all students to become productive citizens in our global society.
  • 4. Dallas ISD Technology Goals
    Our goals are to enhance classroom instruction, increase student achievement, and promote college readiness as we build teachers', staff, and students' technology skills through the support and communication of the Technology Application TEKS. We can make an impact on student achievement in a positive manner by empowering the educational community to be effective, quality users of current and evolving technologies and to employ those technologies to create innovative learning environments. We know that teachers who are skilled users of technology are better at preparing their students to be self-directed explorers and communicators in a society where change is the only constant
  • 5. PLC Group Norms
    1. We follow the time frame and procedures that are established.
    2. We collaborate to form a SMART Goal based on campus and/or student needs.
    3. All members’ opinions are valued.
    4. Teams actively engage and focus on the goals and objectives.
    5. As a professional learning community, we end our meeting by developing a consensus statement.
  • 6. 21st Century Learners
    This is the time to immerse our students in technology. They must be prepared to meet the challenges of the future. So grab someone’s hand and go for it!
    Just watch what teachers can do.
  • 7. E-rate Description
    • The E-rate program provides discounts to receive voice, video, and data communications.
    • 8. The amount of the discount depends on the level of poverty and location of the school or library receiving service.
    • 9. The discount ranges from 20% to 90% of the cost of eligible services.
    • 10. Elementary and secondary schools are eligible to receive discounts--including many private schools and religious schools.
    • 11. Public libraries and library systems can receive E-rate discounts, provided they meet the eligibility requirements of libraries.
  • E-rate Policy and Procedures
    • The E-Rate program, created by Congress in the Telecommunications Act of 1996,
    • 12. Overseen by the Federal Communications Commission ( FCC)
    • 13. Provides funding for needy schools and libraries to connect to and use the Internet
    • 14. Funded by monies collected from telephone users
    • 15. Schools apply for funds to pay for hardware and monthly connectivity service fees
    • 16. Schools must develop a technology plan and utilize FY2011
    • 17. Schools must file form 470 and must ensure an open and fair competitive bidding process
  • Dallas ISD E-rate History
    • The U.S. False Claims Department investigated DISD E-rate procedures and found irregularities.
    • 18. E-rate funds were denied beginning in 2004.
    • 19. A DISD Technology Associate Director was sentenced to 14 years in prison for misappropriations of E-rate funds.
    • 20. In 2009 DISD paid a $750,000 penalty for wrongful usage of E-rate Funds and $150 million dollars was withdrawn from our request for $391 million.
    • 21. DISD was reinstated in 2009.
  • Dealey Star Chart Data
  • 22. The Good
    Wireless Network Computer on Wheels
    The Campus Server The Cow
  • 23. The Bad
    Unfinished LAN Lines and Wireless Connections
  • 24. The Ugly
    Unfinished Connections
  • 25. The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn't think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential.Steve Ballmer
  • 26. Needs Assessments
    Brainstorm and prioritize Dealey’s needs and your classroom needs with your PLC team
  • 27. In your PLC group, rate the campus technology needs:
    1Little need
    2 Extra-funds need
    3 Definite need
    4Urgent need
    Share your group’s thinking and reasoning.
  • 28.
    • E-rate funds promote communication.
    • 29. E-rate funds will improve our connectivity.
    • 30. Dallas ISD has been approved for E-rate funds after a five year penalty.
    • 31. Dallas ISD must provide the resources for software, professional development, digital technology and computer equipment.
    • 32. Dealey has many technology needs.
    • 33. How can the mission of Dealey be supported with technology?