KISD E-RATE INFORMATIONAL MEETING

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KISD E-RATE INFORMATIONAL MEETING

  1. 1. TECHNOLOGY PLAN AND E-Rate Informational Meeting<br />KISD Technology Department<br />
  2. 2. Introduction<br />Objectives:<br />Define the term “E-Rate” and explain the steps involved in the process.<br />Review State and District Assessment Data.<br />Discuss the District’s Long-Range Technology Plan.<br />
  3. 3. What is E-Rate?<br />The Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund, commonly known as “E-Rate” is a program that provides discounts to assist most schools and libraries in the United States to obtain affordable telecommunications and Internet access.<br />
  4. 4. E-Rate: What Steps are Involved?<br />Step 1: Determine Eligibility <br />Schools that follow the “No Child Left Behind Act” (must be a non-profit institution) are eligible for discounts.<br />All KISD Campuses are Eligible. <br />
  5. 5. E-Rate: What Steps are Involved?<br />Step 2: Complete the Texas Teacher STaR Chart Assessment<br />A Teacher Tool for Planning and Self-Assessing aligned with the Long-Range Plan for Technology(review assessment graphs on upcoming slides).<br />
  6. 6. E-Rate: STaR Chart Assessments<br />
  7. 7. E-Rate: STaR Chart Assessments<br />
  8. 8. E-Rate: STaR Chart Assessments<br />
  9. 9. E-Rate: STaR Chart Assessments<br />
  10. 10. Comparison of District Results to State Results<br />
  11. 11. E-Rate: What Steps are Involved?<br />Step 3: Develop a Long Range Technology Plan<br />
  12. 12. E-Rate: KISD’s Long-Range Technology Plan<br />All school districts that receive eRate funding must have a Long-Range Technology Plan. Kaufman ISD is made up of 6 campuses with 3,700 students (62 % of the district being economically disadvantaged) and 493 faculty members.<br />
  13. 13. E-Rate: Long-Range Technology Plan<br />The Vision Statement for Kaufman ISD: It is our vision that the community served by the Kaufman Independent School District will benefit from technology in the school system. <br />
  14. 14. E-Rate: Long-Range Technology Plan<br />The Mission Statement for Kaufman ISD:It is the mission of the Kaufman ISD Technology Department to provide students and educators with leadership, infrastructure, technical support and staff development to gain the knowledge and attitudes necessary to function successfully in our changing society. <br />
  15. 15. E-Rate: Technology Plan Goals<br />GOAL 1:Teaching and Learning - Instructional systems technology will be implemented to increase and enhance student learning, instructional management and community usage.<br />
  16. 16. E-Rate: Technology Plan Goals<br />GOAL 2:Educator Preparation and Development - The instructional staff will have access to staff development and to a variety of resources to address the individual needs of students. <br />
  17. 17. E-Rate: Technology Plan Goals<br />GOAL 3:Administration and Support Services - Kaufman ISD support systems will continue to provide skilled personnel, training, and resources required to support ever changing technologies. <br />
  18. 18. E-Rate: Technology Plan Goals<br />GOAL 4:Infrastructure for Technology - Kaufman ISD will provide and maintain an infrastructure for communication with parents and community members. <br />
  19. 19. Budget: Long-Range Technology Plan<br />KISD has an overall three year budget of 854,173.80.This is a difficult but adequate budget considering the downfall of the economy. The budget allows for $230.86 for every student and one computer per seven students. 100% of the classrooms have direct connection to the Internet and network.<br />
  20. 20. Budget: Long-Range Technology Plan<br />KISD has an overall three year budget of 854,173.80.This is a difficult but adequate budget considering the downfall of the economy. The budget allows for $230.86 for every student and one computer per seven students. 100% of the classrooms have direct connection to the Internet and network.<br />
  21. 21. E-Rate: Assess the Long-Range Technology Plan<br />A comprehensive needs assessment utilizing teacher/student input, interviews, campus meetings, inventories and the Texas Campus STaR Chart is conducted to analyze the current status of technology in the district and to determine future needs. <br />
  22. 22. Review of the KISD Long-Range Technology Plan<br />It is clear that we are working in an economically challenged area. KISD has found ways to meet the technology needs of the teachers and students on a limited budget with limited technology personnel. We should strive to go beyond the goals we have set no matter what our limitations. <br />
  23. 23. E-Rate: What Steps are Involved?<br />Step 4: Complete the application and bid process<br />(actual process is pictured on the next slide)<br />
  24. 24. Application Process <br />
  25. 25. What Steps are Involved?<br />Step 5: Receive Discounts <br />
  26. 26. For More Information on E-Rate:<br />Visit the USAC Homepage: <br />http://www.universalservice.org<br />
  27. 27. Conclusion<br />Review:<br />The term “E-Rate” and the steps involved in the process.<br />The State and District Assessment Data.<br />The district’s Long-Range Technology Plan.<br />
  28. 28. THANK YOU!!!<br />

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