SJ Welsh Middle School <ul><li>Agenda </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction to The Schools and Libraries Program </li></ul><ul><li>SJ Welsh Technology Plan </li></ul>
What is The Schools and Libraries Program? <ul><li>Its formally known as “E Rate” </li></ul><ul><li>It gives discounts to schools and libraries for the acquisition of telecommunication services. </li></ul><ul><li>It provides 20% to 90% discounts to schools depending on economic need/location. </li></ul><ul><li>Schools must apply to receive funding. </li></ul>
Application Process <ul><li>School must have a technology plan. </li></ul><ul><li>School must apply and submit an application. </li></ul><ul><li>For more information on the application process visit: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.sl.universalservice.org/apply/ </li></ul>
SJ Welsh Technology Goals <ul><li>Teachers will become more proficient in implementing, assessing, and supporting the development of digital-aged skill within the context of specific units of instruction. </li></ul><ul><li>2) To increase access to technology-enhanced writing opportunities for students. </li></ul><ul><li>3) Students, staff, and the community will have increased access to information and technology resources. </li></ul><ul><li>4) To improve online communication with parents, community members, businesses, and community organizations. </li></ul>
Louisiana System & School Technology Surveys: SJ Welsh Middle Key Area Totals Key Areas
Summary Looking at the data, we have grown significantly in Classroom integration and Infrastructure, but we still have a long way to go. We need to increase in other areas, like technology proficiency for teachers and administrators. With continuous hard work, we are well on our way to becoming a model school for technology.
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