Universal service program for schools and libraries ppt
Universal Service Program for Schools and Libraries<br />By: Mary Poret<br />EDLD 5352 – Instructional Leadership<br />
Agenda<br />Introductions<br />What is E-Rate?<br />How does it work and who pays for it?<br />Technology components<br />Summary<br />
What is E-Rate?<br />Administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) under the direction of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)<br />Provides discounts to assist schools and libraries in the United States to obtain affordable telecommunications and Internet access. <br />One of four support programs funded through a Universal Service fee charged to companies that provide interstate and/or international telecommunications services.<br />
How does it work?<br />Schools and libraries must meet eligibility requirements<br />Technology assessment and technology plan<br />Open and fair bidding process<br />Section of a service provider <br />
Who pays for it?<br />USAC may be invoiced by the service provider or by the applicant. In both cases, reimbursement is made to the service provider.<br />
Technology components<br />Clear goals and realistic strategy<br />Professional development<br />Assessment of services<br />Evaluation process<br />
Woodville High School Tech Plan<br />Funds staff development <br />Funds a replacement cycle for LAN and WAN hardware annually<br />Funds for replacement of 20% of computers and teacher laptops annually<br />
Summary<br />Recap of presented information<br />http://www.usac.org/sl/<br />
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