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Columbia –Brazoria ISD<br />Fall 2011 Staff In-service<br />
Agenda<br />School and Libraries Program (E-Rate)<br />What is STaR Chart?<br />CHS STaR Chart Results<br />CBISD Technolo...
Telecommunications Act of 1996<br />February 8, 1996 President Clinton signed the Telecommunications Act of 1996.<br />Sec...
An Overview of the Schools and Libraries Program<br />The Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund (E-R...
An Overview of the Schools and Libraries Program<br />Offers discounts of 20%-90% off eligible services for low income dis...
Installation
maintenance (Overview of the Program, 2010.)</li></ul>USAC: An Overview of School and Libraries Program<br />
An Overview of the Schools and Libraries Program<br />What it does not provide:<br /><ul><li>Computers
Telephones
Software
Staff development  </li></ul>USAC: An Overview of School and Libraries Program<br />
The Process<br />To receive support schools must follow each of the steps in this process:<br />Determine eligibility<br /...
STAR CHARTWHAT is it?<br />The STaR Chart is a survey completed by educators yearly<br />The survey provides data used to ...
Star Chart<br />Campuses are rated within each area.<br />Ratings are as follows:<br /><ul><li>1= Beginning Tech
2= Developing Tech
3= Advanced Tech
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  1. 1. Columbia –Brazoria ISD<br />Fall 2011 Staff In-service<br />
  2. 2. Agenda<br />School and Libraries Program (E-Rate)<br />What is STaR Chart?<br />CHS STaR Chart Results<br />CBISD Technology Plan<br />
  3. 3. Telecommunications Act of 1996<br />February 8, 1996 President Clinton signed the Telecommunications Act of 1996.<br />Section 254 of the Act provides inexpensive Internet access, internal connections and other telecommunication services to eligible schools and libraries through the education rate or e-rate (Telecom Act '96,1999.)<br />National Telecommunications and Information Administration<br />
  4. 4. An Overview of the Schools and Libraries Program<br />The Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund (E-Rate).<br />It is managed by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) under the direction of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). <br />It provides discounts to assist most schools and libraries in the United States to obtain affordable telecommunications and Internet access (Overview of the Program, 2010.)<br />USAC: An Overview of School and Libraries Program<br />
  5. 5. An Overview of the Schools and Libraries Program<br />Offers discounts of 20%-90% off eligible services for low income districts.<br />Eligible services include:<br /><ul><li>internet connections
  6. 6. Installation
  7. 7. maintenance (Overview of the Program, 2010.)</li></ul>USAC: An Overview of School and Libraries Program<br />
  8. 8. An Overview of the Schools and Libraries Program<br />What it does not provide:<br /><ul><li>Computers
  9. 9. Telephones
  10. 10. Software
  11. 11. Staff development </li></ul>USAC: An Overview of School and Libraries Program<br />
  12. 12. The Process<br />To receive support schools must follow each of the steps in this process:<br />Determine eligibility<br /> Prepare a technology plan<br /> Opening the competitive process<br /> Seeking discounts on eligible services<br /> Confirm the receipt of services<br /> Invoice for services (Overview of the Program, 2010.)<br />USAC: An Overview of School and Libraries Program<br />
  13. 13. STAR CHARTWHAT is it?<br />The STaR Chart is a survey completed by educators yearly<br />The survey provides data used to assess the progress being made towards meeting the goals set in the Long Range Plan for Technology, 2006-2020.<br />Progress is divided into four areas: Teaching and Learning, Educator Preparation and Development, Leadership, Administration and Instructional Support and Infrastructure for Technology. <br />
  14. 14. Star Chart<br />Campuses are rated within each area.<br />Ratings are as follows:<br /><ul><li>1= Beginning Tech
  15. 15. 2= Developing Tech
  16. 16. 3= Advanced Tech
  17. 17. 4= Advanced Tech</li></li></ul><li>Columbia High School<br />
  18. 18. STaR Chart Results 2009<br />
  19. 19. CHS Star Chart Trends<br />
  20. 20. CBISD – Technology PlanVision<br /> Columbia-Brazoria ISD recognizes that the use of technology plays an important role in improving the quality of instruction and is a tool for the entire learning community. Students graduating from Columbia High School must possess the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to succeed in an increasingly complex, global, information-based society. <br />(Miller, March 2006, Personal Communication.)<br />
  21. 21. CBISD – Technology PlanGoals<br />Goal 1-Student learning: Students will enrich their educational experience by using technology as a tool for effective communication, personal productivity, and lifelong learning. <br />Goal 2-Powerful teaching: Utilize technology for teaching and learning through out the entire learning community, to build awareness and understanding of varied teaching methodologies, and to publish best practices and student and staff accomplishments.(Miller, March 2006, Personal Communication.)<br />
  22. 22. CBISD – Technology PlanGoals<br />Goal 3-School-to-Community connections: The learning community will utilize technology to increase the connection between school and community through the sending and receiving of information. <br />Goal 4-Technology Training for the Learning Community: Develop and implement opportunities for technology-training for the entire learning community to increase productivity, efficiency and communication(Miller, March 2006, Personal Communication.)<br />
  23. 23. References<br />Miller, C. (2011, March 3). [Personal interview].<br /> Overview of the Program - Schools and Libraries - USAC. (2010, July 14). Universal Service Administrative Company - Universal Service Fund - USAC. Retrieved March 06, 2011, from http://www.usac.org/sl/about/overview-program.aspx<br /> Telecom Act '96. (1999, February 4). National Telecommunications and Information Administration. Retrieved March 06, 2011, from http://www.ntia.doc.gov/top/publicationmedia/newsltr/telcom_act.htm#OVERVIEW<br /> Telecom Act '96. (1999, February 4). National Telecommunications and Information Administration. Retrieved March 06, 2011, from http://www.ntia.doc.gov/top/publicationmedia/newsltr/telcom_act.htm#OVERVIEW<br /> Texas Education Agency: Texas Star Chart. (n.d.). StarChart Public Access. Retrieved March 06, 2011, from http://starchart2.esc12.net/campusSearchlist.aspx?foryear=20092010&district=Columbia-Brazoria&campus=<br />

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