Technology for our 21st century learners

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  • A program from the Department of Education designed to ensure that all eligible schools and libraries have affordable access to modern telecommunications and information services.
  • Technology for our 21st century learners

    1. 1. TECHNOLOGY FOROUR 21ST CENTURYLEARNERSPreparing for the future
    2. 2. Agenda “E-Rate”  What is it?  What are the specifications?  How can we get it? Campus Technology Plan  What are our goals?
    3. 3. “E-Rate” What is it? A discounted telecommunications service  Provides affordable access to schools and libraries  "E-Rate" Website
    4. 4. “E-Rate” What are the specifications?  Provides discounts of 20% to 90%  Depends on economic need and location  Based off of National School Lunch Program  Discount Chart
    5. 5. Amount of Discounts INCOME Measured by URBAN Location RURAL Location % of students eligible for the National School Lunch Program E-Rate Discount E-Rate Discount If the percentage of …and the school is in an …and the school is in a students in the school URBAN area, the E-rate RURAL area, the E-rate qualifying for the discount will be… discount will be… National School Lunch Program is… 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%Information obtained from : http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oii/nonpublic/erate.htm
    6. 6. “E-Rate”Eligible Services Eligible Internal Connections•Basic Phone Services, •Telecommunicationsincluding local and long Wiringdistance •Routers•Leased data circuits •Switches•T-1, 56K, ISDN Lines •Hubs•Dial-up Internet access •Network Servers•Direct InternetConnections •Certain system operating•E-mail software •Wireless LANs •Installation & basic maintenance
    7. 7. “E-Rate” How can we get it?  Application process  (Step 1 is a technology plan, which we will discuss next) Key Dates  November: Filing window opens  December: Deadline for SLD Forms  January: All other forms must be submitted
    8. 8. Campus Technology Plan Goals:  Prepare students for technologically advanced world  Access and utilize current technologies  Form a partnership with the community to provide opportunities involving current technology
    9. 9. Summary What?  Providing Technology for our 21st Century Learners How?  “E-Rate” Discount Program  Campus Technology Plan Why?  Toensure our students and our staff is equipped to handle our technologically advanced society

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