““E-Rate” coming soon toE-Rate” coming soon to
Weatherford ISDWeatherford ISD
The Schools and Libraries program ofThe Scho...
Introducing “E-Rate”Introducing “E-Rate”
The purpose of this presentation is to informThe purpose of this presentation is ...
Function of “E-Rate”Function of “E-Rate”
 The “E-Rate” program’s purpose is to helpThe “E-Rate” program’s purpose is to h...
Sources of Technology FundingSources of Technology Funding
Frequency of technology report areas by principals
692
365
235
...
Application processApplication process
 Steps to apply for “E-Rate”Steps to apply for “E-Rate”
1.1. Determine Eligibility...
Application process cont’Application process cont’
6.6. Determine your eligible servicesDetermine your eligible services
7...
Weatherford ISD’s TechnologyWeatherford ISD’s Technology
PlanPlan
1.1. To meet the technology needs of ourTo meet the tech...
Weatherford ISD’s TechnologyWeatherford ISD’s Technology
Plan Cont’Plan Cont’
3.3. Instructional technologistsInstructiona...
Weatherford ISD’s TechnologyWeatherford ISD’s Technology
Plan Cont’Plan Cont’
4.4. Institute a Dell Mini 10 program for al...
Weatherford ISD’s TechnologyWeatherford ISD’s Technology
Plan Cont’Plan Cont’
8.8. Use of the Eduphoria software to log, t...
SummarySummary
Now that you have an understanding ofNow that you have an understanding of
what the Schools and Libraries p...
ResourcesResources
Weatherford ISD:Weatherford ISD:
http://medintern-mjmcdaniel.wikispaces.com/file/view/EDLD+5362+Final+P...
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  1. 1. ““E-Rate” coming soon toE-Rate” coming soon to Weatherford ISDWeatherford ISD The Schools and Libraries program ofThe Schools and Libraries program of the Universal Service Fund Companythe Universal Service Fund Company
  2. 2. Introducing “E-Rate”Introducing “E-Rate” The purpose of this presentation is to informThe purpose of this presentation is to inform you, our faculty, about the schools andyou, our faculty, about the schools and libraries program or “E-Rate”. After seeinglibraries program or “E-Rate”. After seeing this presentation you can be betterthis presentation you can be better informed to answer questions about theinformed to answer questions about the “E-Rate” program when asked questions“E-Rate” program when asked questions by students or the general public.by students or the general public.
  3. 3. Function of “E-Rate”Function of “E-Rate”  The “E-Rate” program’s purpose is to helpThe “E-Rate” program’s purpose is to help provide schools and libraries withprovide schools and libraries with affordable telecommunications andaffordable telecommunications and internet accessinternet access  Four categories of fundingFour categories of funding Telecommunication servicesTelecommunication services Internet accessInternet access Internal connectionsInternal connections Basic maintenance of connectionsBasic maintenance of connections
  4. 4. Sources of Technology FundingSources of Technology Funding Frequency of technology report areas by principals 692 365 235 222 132 614 519 Bonds "E-Rate" Main. & Op. Other TEA funds Title 1 funds Local funds
  5. 5. Application processApplication process  Steps to apply for “E-Rate”Steps to apply for “E-Rate” 1.1. Determine EligibilityDetermine Eligibility 2.2. Develop a technology planDevelop a technology plan 3.3. Open a competitive bidding processOpen a competitive bidding process 4.4. Select a service providerSelect a service provider 5.5. Calculate the discount levelCalculate the discount level
  6. 6. Application process cont’Application process cont’ 6.6. Determine your eligible servicesDetermine your eligible services 7. Submit application for program start7. Submit application for program start 8. Application review process8. Application review process 9. Receive funding decision9. Receive funding decision 10. Begin receipt of services10. Begin receipt of services 11. Invoice the Universal Service11. Invoice the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC)Administrative Company (USAC)
  7. 7. Weatherford ISD’s TechnologyWeatherford ISD’s Technology PlanPlan 1.1. To meet the technology needs of ourTo meet the technology needs of our studentsstudents 2.2. Key targets of technologyKey targets of technology • Integration of technology in all curriculumIntegration of technology in all curriculum • Professional development in use ofProfessional development in use of technologytechnology • Connectivity & InfrastructureConnectivity & Infrastructure • Student/Parent/Teacher data accessStudent/Parent/Teacher data access
  8. 8. Weatherford ISD’s TechnologyWeatherford ISD’s Technology Plan Cont’Plan Cont’ 3.3. Instructional technologistsInstructional technologists • To be available at each campusTo be available at each campus • Provide professional development forProvide professional development for facultyfaculty • Integrate curriculum and technologyIntegrate curriculum and technology
  9. 9. Weatherford ISD’s TechnologyWeatherford ISD’s Technology Plan Cont’Plan Cont’ 4.4. Institute a Dell Mini 10 program for allInstitute a Dell Mini 10 program for all teachers who undergo 6 hours of trainingteachers who undergo 6 hours of training 5.5. Make wireless laptop carts available for useMake wireless laptop carts available for use at all campus’at all campus’ 6.6. Provide student email accounts thruProvide student email accounts thru Windows LiveWindows Live 7.7. Use of Infinite Campus SIS to provideUse of Infinite Campus SIS to provide parents & students a portal to checkparents & students a portal to check grades, attendance, and critical datagrades, attendance, and critical data
  10. 10. Weatherford ISD’s TechnologyWeatherford ISD’s Technology Plan Cont’Plan Cont’ 8.8. Use of the Eduphoria software to log, track,Use of the Eduphoria software to log, track, and monitor professional developmentand monitor professional development 9.9. Use of the Epsilen software for teacherUse of the Epsilen software for teacher collaboration and student communicationcollaboration and student communication 10.10. Increase in bandwidth, internet filtering,Increase in bandwidth, internet filtering, antivirus protection, and email archivingantivirus protection, and email archiving 11.11. Customer service program thruCustomer service program thru implementation of staff surveys to betterimplementation of staff surveys to better satisfy and suggestions for professionalsatisfy and suggestions for professional developmentdevelopment
  11. 11. SummarySummary Now that you have an understanding ofNow that you have an understanding of what the Schools and Libraries program ofwhat the Schools and Libraries program of the USAC is you will be able to explain tothe USAC is you will be able to explain to others the need for such a program in ourothers the need for such a program in our schools. If you have any questions orschools. If you have any questions or want more details please refer to thewant more details please refer to the USAC website atUSAC website at http://http://www.usac.org/slwww.usac.org/sl//
  12. 12. ResourcesResources Weatherford ISD:Weatherford ISD: http://medintern-mjmcdaniel.wikispaces.com/file/view/EDLD+5362+Final+Project.pptxhttp://medintern-mjmcdaniel.wikispaces.com/file/view/EDLD+5362+Final+Project.pptx Retirieved on 6/2/11Retirieved on 6/2/11 Wikipedia:Wikipedia: http://http://en.wikipedia.orgen.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-Rate/wiki/E-Rate Retirieved on 6/2/11Retirieved on 6/2/11 Universal Service Administrative CompanyUniversal Service Administrative Company http://http://www.usac.org/slwww.usac.org/sl// Retirieved on 6/2/11Retirieved on 6/2/11 State of Texas public school technology inventoryState of Texas public school technology inventory http://www.educateaustin.org/documents/TX_Public_School_Tech_Inventory_07.pdfhttp://www.educateaustin.org/documents/TX_Public_School_Tech_Inventory_07.pdf Retirieved on 6/3/11Retirieved on 6/3/11

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