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    E rate presentation E rate presentation Presentation Transcript

    • “ E-Rate” coming soon to Weatherford ISD The Schools and Libraries program of the Universal Service Fund Company
    • Introducing “E-Rate”
      • The purpose of this presentation is to inform you, our faculty, about the schools and libraries program or “E-Rate”. After seeing this presentation you can be better informed to answer questions about the “E-Rate” program when asked questions by students or the general public.
    • Function of “E-Rate”
      • The “E-Rate” program’s purpose is to help provide schools and libraries with affordable telecommunications and internet access
        • Four categories of funding
          • Telecommunication services
          • Internet access
          • Internal connections
          • Basic maintenance of connections
    • Sources of Technology Funding
    • Application process
      • Steps to apply for “E-Rate”
        • Determine Eligibility
        • Develop a technology plan
        • Open a competitive bidding process
        • Select a service provider
        • Calculate the discount level
    • Application process cont’
        • 6. Determine your eligible services
        • 7. Submit application for program start
        • 8. Application review process
        • 9. Receive funding decision
        • 10. Begin receipt of services
        • 11. Invoice the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC)
    • Weatherford ISD’s Technology Plan
      • To meet the technology needs of our students
      • Key targets of technology
        • Integration of technology in all curriculum
        • Professional development in use of technology
        • Connectivity & Infrastructure
        • Student/Parent/Teacher data access
    • Weatherford ISD’s Technology Plan Cont’
      • Instructional technologists
        • To be available at each campus
        • Provide professional development for faculty
        • Integrate curriculum and technology
    • Weatherford ISD’s Technology Plan Cont’
      • Institute a Dell Mini 10 program for all teachers who undergo 6 hours of training
      • Make wireless laptop carts available for use at all campus’
      • Provide student email accounts thru Windows Live
      • Use of Infinite Campus SIS to provide parents & students a portal to check grades, attendance, and critical data
    • Weatherford ISD’s Technology Plan Cont’
      • Use of the Eduphoria software to log, track, and monitor professional development
      • Use of the Epsilen software for teacher collaboration and student communication
      • Increase in bandwidth, internet filtering, antivirus protection, and email archiving
      • Customer service program thru implementation of staff surveys to better satisfy and suggestions for professional development
    • Summary
      • Now that you have an understanding of what the Schools and Libraries program of the USAC is you will be able to explain to others the need for such a program in our schools. If you have any questions or want more details please refer to the USAC website at http:// www.usac.org/sl /
    • Resources
      • Weatherford ISD:
      • http://medintern-mjmcdaniel.wikispaces.com/file/view/EDLD+5362+Final+Project.pptx
      • Retirieved on 6/2/11
      • Wikipedia:
      • http:// en.wikipedia.org /wiki/E-Rate
      • Retirieved on 6/2/11
      • Universal Service Administrative Company
      • http:// www.usac.org/sl /
      • Retirieved on 6/2/11
      • State of Texas public school technology inventory
      • http://www.educateaustin.org/documents/TX_Public_School_Tech_Inventory_07.pdf
      • Retirieved on 6/3/11