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Week 2 blog presentation

  1. 1. The Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund (E-RATE)<br />AND<br />Caddo Mills ISD Technology Plan<br />
  2. 2. The Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund (E-RATE)<br />
  3. 3. e-rate<br /><ul><li> Administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC)
  4. 4. Under direction of Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
  5. 5. Provides discounts to assist most schools and libraries in the US
  6. 6. Used to obtain affordable telecommunications & Internet access</li></li></ul><li>Who can apply?<br /><ul><li> Schools
  7. 7. School Districts
  8. 8. Libraries</li></li></ul><li>What do they need to Apply?<br />Step 1Determine Eligibility<br />Step 2 Develop a Technology Plan<br />Step 3Open a Competitive Bidding Process<br />Step 4Select a Service Provider<br />Step 5Calculate the Discount Level<br />Step 6Determine Your Eligible Services<br />Step 7Submit Your Application for Program Support<br />Step 8Undergo Application Review<br />Step 9Receive Your Funding Decision<br />Step 10Begin Receipt of Services<br />Step 11Invoice USAC <br />To review these processes or to start the application go to http://www.usac.org/sl/<br />
  9. 9. What is needed for a Technology Plan?<br /><ul><li>Goals & Realistic Strategies for using:
  10. 10. Telecommunication
  11. 11. Information Technology
  12. 12. Professional Development Strategy
  13. 13. Assessment of:
  14. 14. Telecommunication Services
  15. 15. Hardware
  16. 16. Software
  17. 17. Other Services needed
  18. 18. Budget resources
  19. 19. Ongoing evaluation process</li></li></ul><li>Caddo Mills ISD Technology Plan<br />Information gathered from Caddo Mills ISD website<br />
  20. 20. Mission Statement<br />At Caddo Mills Independent School District, we:<br /> Educate all children<br />Mold, shape, and impact the community positively<br />Help students become life-long problem solvers<br />Assist our students, faculty, and staff in becoming global learners<br />Model integrity, respect, compassion, and responsible citizenship<br />That is our mission.<br /><ul><li>From the Caddo Mills ISD website District Improvement Plan.
  21. 21. www.caddomillsisd.org</li></li></ul><li>Assisting Students, Faculty, & Staff to be Global Learners<br />Parents and Community will be partners in the education of students in Caddo Mills ISD.<br />Use the Website, newsletter, sign, & teacher Web pages to communicate all events<br />Caddo Mills ISD will:<br /> have hardware and software available to all staff and students to assist in teaching, learning, and communicating.<br />Technology in classrooms for students, staff, and parents<br />Promethean boards installed<br /> Teacher training<br />
  22. 22. Technology Made Available<br />Data shall be disaggregated to identify student needs. Students not meeting the minimum expectations shall be provided intensive accelerated instruction. <br />- AEIS-IT Online Software, Vertical Teams, Kilgo<br />2. Technology shall be infused into all programs.<br />- Hardware, Software, calculators, probes, TEKS<br />3. Parents shall have easy accesses to students grades.<br />- K-12 Planet<br />4. Parents shall have current news and information regarding school.<br />- Campus /District Websites, Teacher Web pages<br />5. Opportunities for all students to explore career options.<br />- Computer software<br />6. Credit recovery will continue to use technology (Nova Net).<br />- Computer software<br />

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