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Mansfield ISD Technology Plan and E-Rate

  1. 1. Mansfield ISD: E-Rate & Technology Plan Ekena Wilkins EDLD 5306
  2. 2. Agenda: <ul><li>Overview of E-Rate </li></ul><ul><li>How E-Rate Works </li></ul><ul><li>Overview of a Technology Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Mansfield ISD’s Technology Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Review </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul>
  3. 3. Objectives: After Viewing this Presentation, You Should… <ul><li>Learn what E-Rate’s purpose is, and how applicants benefit from its resources </li></ul><ul><li>Discover what a Technology Plan is, and how they are used by schools/districts </li></ul><ul><li>Access Mansfield ISD’s Technology Plan, and understand how it is used </li></ul>
  4. 4. Overview of E-Rate
  5. 5. What is E-Rate? <ul><li>E-Rate is The Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund. </li></ul><ul><li>It is administered by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) </li></ul>
  6. 6. What Does E-Rate Do? <ul><li>Provides discounts to schools and libraries for telecommunications products and internet access. </li></ul><ul><li>Goal is equitable technology access for educational campuses </li></ul>
  7. 7. How E-Rate Works
  8. 8. Who Is Eligible for E-Rate? <ul><li>Schools, districts, and libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Campuses must apply for E-Rate to confirm eligibility. </li></ul><ul><li>Discounts depend on factors such as </li></ul><ul><ul><li>poverty level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>urban/rural status </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. How does E-Rate Assistance Work ? <ul><li>Assistance ranges from 20%-90% of costs of eligible services </li></ul><ul><li>Applicants provide other resources to use E-Rate connectivity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>End-user equipment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>professional development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Software </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Campuses/districts include E-Rate assistance in their Technology Plan </li></ul>
  10. 10. Overview of a Technology Plan
  11. 11. What is a Technology Plan? <ul><li>Technology plans are “detailed blueprints” that outline strategies for improving technological implementation with a unified goal in mind </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Serve as vision statement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help spark accountability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emphasize cohesiveness in implementation </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. How do Technology Plans Work? <ul><li>There are four main sections of a technology plan: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching and Learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Educator Preparation and Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Administration and Support Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Infrastructure for Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Each section has an Implementation & Evaluation strategy </li></ul>
  13. 13. Mansfield ISD’s Technology Plan
  14. 14. What Does it Cover? <ul><li>District’s Technology Advisory Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Goal Statement </li></ul><ul><li>Implementations and Evaluation points for each section </li></ul><ul><li>Detailed scenarios of how E-Rate and other resources will be used </li></ul><ul><li>For a detailed look, visit </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  15. 15. What are the Main Focal Points? <ul><li>Equity & accessibility of telecommunications equipment and internet for all students </li></ul><ul><li>Adequate instruction infused with technological tools </li></ul><ul><li>Relevant professional development & administrative standards for implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Sound infrastructure that uses E-Rate, budgeting, and stakeholders’ funds responsibly </li></ul>
  16. 16. Equity <ul><li>Who Qualifies: </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-AP </li></ul><ul><li>Gifted & Talented </li></ul><ul><li>Special Education </li></ul>
  17. 17. Instruction <ul><li>Phasing in of new technological equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Mastery of skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Critical reading & thinking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Problem solving </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Synthesis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Professional Development <ul><li>Continuous, consistent, convenient </li></ul><ul><li>Caters to instruction, not merely technology </li></ul><ul><li>Involves all faculty, staff, and administrators </li></ul>
  19. 19. Infrastructure <ul><li>Effective budgeting </li></ul><ul><li>Conservative spending </li></ul><ul><li>Close involvement with stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>E-Rate </li></ul><ul><li>Detailed personalized campus infrastructure </li></ul>
  20. 20. What are the Results? <ul><li>Each year, data is released to the MISD site outlining how well schools did in implementing technology implementation strategies </li></ul><ul><li>MISD uses the STaR Chart to monitor schools’ progress. </li></ul>Mansfield High Summit High Timberview High Legacy High
  21. 21. MISD High School 2010-2011 STaR Results Infrastructure for Technology Admin. & Support Services Educator Prep & Development Teaching & Learning Year 2010-2011 Overall Totals 14 13 13 13 17 13 16 13 13 12 13 12 14 12 14 12 Legacy High Timberview High Summit High Mansfield High
  22. 22. Review <ul><li>E-Rate is a program that provides discounts for equitable access to telecommunication equipment and connectivity </li></ul><ul><li>Schools, districts, and libraries apply for assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Discounts vary depending upon financial need </li></ul>
  23. 23. Review <ul><li>Technology Plans help districts and schools better implement technology in education </li></ul><ul><li>Serve as detailed blueprints with implementation strategies and evaluation plans in place </li></ul>
  24. 24. Review <ul><li>Schools evaluate their progress of implementing their technology plans using released data from STaR charts </li></ul>
  25. 25. Conclusion <ul><li>Districts, and schools rely on one another for support and accountability to ensure students receive a quality education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reliable equipment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reputable resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledgeable teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dedicated administrators </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Conclusion <ul><li>When schools, districts, or other campuses cannot meet all their needs independently, programs like E-Rate are valuable </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Equitability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accountability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consistency </li></ul></ul>