E-Rate and HLPUSD’sTechnology Plan By Beronica Alvarez
AgendaE-Rate District Technology Plan• E-Rate Overview • Goals• Application Process • Profile• Determination of Need • Philosophy• Discounts • Professional Development
What is E-Rate?It is a discount program for schools and libraries.The program provides 20-90% discount on eligibletelecommunications services, depending oneconomic need and location.Discounts can be applied to telecommunicationsservices, Internet access, and internalconnections and basic local and long distancephone services.
What is the Application Process?For a school to apply they must1. Develop a technology plan2. File Form 4703. Wait 28 days4. File Form 4715. Wait for questioning6. Review 471 Receipt7. Review Funding Commitment Letter8. To confirm services, file form 486 For details please visit ED.gov
How is the need determined?The level of discount is based on• Percentage of students eligible for participation in the National School Lunch Program• Location of school: Rural or Urban
Amount of Discount % of URBAN LOCATION Rural Location Students Eligible E-Rate Discount E-Rate DiscountIf the percentage of ...and the school is in an ...and the school is in astudents eligible is... URBAN area, the E-rate RURAL area, the E-rate discount will be... discount will be... Less than 1% 20% 25% 1% to 19% 40% 50% 20% to 34% 50% 60% 35% to 49% 60% 70% 50% to 74% 80% 80% 75% to 100% 90% 90%
HLPUSDBetter Teaching, Learning and Collaboration
HLPSD Profile• Serves over 74,000 students in the City of Industry, Hacienda Heights, La Puente and parts of West Covina, in Los Angeles County• 17 elementary schools• 6 middle schools• 4 high schools• 1 alternative high school• 2 child development and adult programs• Low income families
HLPSD Technology Plan Goals• To support the educational goals set by the district• To facilitate and support anywhere, anytime learning for all• To improve and support communication among and between all community stakeholders• To facilitate and support just-in-time data driven decisions
HLPUSD Philosophy The district’s Educational Technology Plan is based on the philosophy that educational technology must be used to support the instructional program in order to prepare students for the 21st century.
Professional DevelopmentPart of the district’s quest to improve studentachievement through technology is to provide itsteachers with appropriate professionaldevelopment.A district wide survey was conducted, and thefollowing needs were addressed at professionaldevelopment workshops.
Professional Development NeedsIntegrating Electronic Resources into Curriculum Selecting Resources Alligned to CA Standards Applying Technology Skills Developing Lessons that Integrate Technology 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80%
TrainingsDistrict provides opportunitiesfor professional development.Focus of trainings are to findways to utilize technology instandards based lessons,keeping in mind the needs ofteachers.
Conclusion With the support of the E-Rate program schools are able to function in modern time keeping the21st century learner in mind. Given that technology is becoming the key to students’ success, we will continue to push forward with the professional development opportunities granted to us.
ReferencesSchools and Libraries Program - USAC (1997-2012). RetrievedJanuary 28, 2012 from Universal Service Administrative Company:http://www.universalservice.org/sl/about/overview-program.aspxE-Rate (2008 – 20012). Retrieved January 28, 2012 from U.S.Department of Education: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oii/nonpublic/erate.htmlHLPUSD Technology Plan. Retrieved January 28, 2012 fromHacienda La Puente School District: http://www.hlpschools.org/