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E rate and district tech blog

  1. 1. The School and Libraries Program <ul><li>E-Rate </li></ul>
  2. 2. E-Rate Overview <ul><li>The Universal Service Administrative Company manages the Universal Service Fund </li></ul><ul><li>E-Rate is under the umbrella of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) </li></ul><ul><li>E-Rate administers funds to schools and libraries so that they can acquire telecommunication and internet services more affordably. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Application Process <ul><li>Step One: Determining Eligibility </li></ul><ul><li>Step Two: Developing a Technology Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Step Three: The Competitive Bidding Process Opens </li></ul><ul><li>Step Four: Most Affordable Service Provider Chosen </li></ul><ul><li>Step Five: Discount Level Calculated </li></ul><ul><li>Step Six: Eligible Services Determined </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Application Process <ul><li>Step Seven: Application Submission for Funds </li></ul><ul><li>Step Eight: Application Reviewed </li></ul><ul><li>Step Nine: Applicant Receives Confirmation </li></ul><ul><li>Step Ten: Services Begin </li></ul><ul><li>Step Eleven: Once all services are provided the applicant can submit invoices for funds. </li></ul>
  5. 5. E-Rate Priorities <ul><li>Level One: Telecommunication Services and Internet Access </li></ul><ul><li>Level Two: Internal Networks and Maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>To view the application process in greater detail see: http://www.lifelinesupport.org/_res/documents/sl/pdf/application-process-flow-chart.pdf </li></ul>
  6. 6. Frisco ISD Technology <ul><li>Mission Statement: By providing leadership, infrastructure, support, and staff development, the Frisco ISD Technology Department will empower students, educators, and the community to utilize current and emerging technologies as tools for life-long learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Frisco employs a Technology Integration Specialist on each campus to work with teachers integrating technology, providing the first line on tech support and handling campus media. </li></ul><ul><li>Frisco employs Technology Integration Facilitators that are full time teachers and go from campus to campus to aid in technology integration and lesson creation. </li></ul><ul><li>Frisco has clear goals and has aligned its efforts to the TEKS. http://www.friscoisd.org/departments/technology/K_5_scope_sequence.htm </li></ul>
  7. 7. Elementary Technology Hardware <ul><li>Each classroom has three Mac Book laptops. </li></ul><ul><li>The building has wireless connectivity. </li></ul><ul><li>Each classroom has a ceiling mounted LCD linked to a teacher workstation. </li></ul><ul><li>Each building has three computer labs equipped with twenty-eight computers. </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Fruits of our Labors <ul><li>Frisco has developed into the largest exemplary district in the state of Texas. </li></ul><ul><li>Borchardt Elementary is a three time TBEC award winning school. </li></ul><ul><li>Here are some student products that speak for themselves https://wiki.friscoisd.org/groups/justbraggin/ </li></ul>

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