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  • 1. 21 st Century Learning Presented by: Jeff Hattrup
  • 2. Agenda
    • What is E-Rate?
    • Who is eligible for E-Rate?
    • How much can E-Rate save Klein ISD?
    • What are the steps to apply for E-Rate?
    • What is Klein’s technology plan?
    • How is Eiland Elementary progressing towards Klein goals?
  • 3. What is E-Rate?
    • The Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund
    • Provides discounts to assist most schools and libraries in the United States to obtain affordable telecommunications and Internet access.
  • 4. Who is eligible for E-Rate?
    • Schools must meet the following requirements
      • Must provide elementary or secondary education
      • May be public or private
      • Must operate as non-profit
      • Cannot have an endowment exceeding $50 million
  • 5. How much can E-Rate save Klein ISD?
    • Depending on the level of poverty and the urban/rural status of the population served, E-Rate can save a school between 20% and 90% of the costs of eligible services.
    • Primary measure for determining discounts is the percentage of students eligible for free and reduced lunch.
  • 6. Discount Matrix
  • 7. What are the steps to apply for E-Rate?
    • Step 1: Determine Eligibility
    • Step 2: Develop a Technology Plan
    • Step 3: Open a Competitive Bidding Process
    • Step 4: Select a Service Provider
    • Step 5: Calculate the Discount Level
    • Step 6: Determine Your Eligible
    • Step 7: Submit Your Application for Program Support
    • Step 8: Undergo Application Review
    • Step 9: Receive Your Funding Decision
    • Step 10: Begin Receipt of Services
    • Step 11: Invoice USAC
  • 8. What is Klein’s technology plan?
    • Goal 1: Implement teaching and learning strategies that incorporate 21 st century tools, context and content.
    • Goal 2: Implement and sustain a high quality, on-going, systemic, job-embedded professional development program for all staff.
  • 9. Goals continued…
    • Goal 3: Increase student and staff productivity though the use of technology.
    • Goal 4: Provide a stable and secure infrastructure to deliver appropriate content and allow for growth.
  • 10. How is Eiland Elementary progressing towards Klein goals? *Information pulled from 2007-2010 Eiland campus StaR Chart reports.
  • 11. Summary
    • E-Rate provides discounts to schools and libraries based on poverty levels.
    • Klein ISD is working to achieve four technology goals which include:
      • Teaching with technology
      • Staff trained in technology
      • Increased productivity using technology
      • Stable technology infrastructure
  • 12. For more information visit: