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    E-Rate and Technology Plan E-Rate and Technology Plan Presentation Transcript

    • E-Rate andWayne Schools Technology Plan By Heather Wiley
    • Agenda Introduction E-Rate Mission Statement Wayne Schools Technology Plan Conclusion References
    • Introduction E-Rate : The Schools and Libraries Program of Universal Service Fund Wayne School District, Wayne NJ ◦ 14 Schools ◦ 9000 Students ◦ 3200 computers
    • E-Rate Provides discounts and grants to schools and libraries for telecommunications and internet. Helps provide students with equal access to technology. Covers 20%-90% of costs based on need. Monies from telecommunication providers.
    • Wayne Schools Technology Plan Mission Statement“…to inspire and empower each individual to value the pursuit of knowledge and become a contributing member of our changing society through a challenging, well balanced program that recognizes individual needs, talents and strengths.” (Wayne Public Schools Three Year Technology Plan, 2010, p. 10)
    • Wayne Schools 3-Year Technology Plan Goals Professional Development Evaluation Funding
    • Plan Goals Integrate technology into all subject areas. Access to technological tools for teachers, students and administration. Use technology to enhance student learning. Provide resources and access to all school stakeholders.
    • Plan Goals Provide technology training for staff and students. Provide support and encouragement for technology use. Provide an efficient and maintained technology infrastructure. Provide appropriate funding.
    • Professional Development Train teachers to effectively integrate technology. Courses, in-services and support is provided. Provide access to books and materials to aid in the effective use of technology. Teachers receive in-class mentoring at K-5 level. Technology specialist at each school for support.
    • Evaluation Plan Technology Department reviews progress of the plan. Successful outcomes are noted. Improvement strategies are created and implemented. Students are tested for technology proficiency in 8th grade. Staff completes the LoTi survey to evaluate proficiency.
    • Wayne Technology Funding 1.9 million or 90% from school budget. $220,000 in E-Rate grants. 39% E-Rate discount rate. Technology Budget Allocations $220,000 $5,000 $50,000 Staff Training$258,500 IT Salaries $817,500 IT Services $460,400 IT Training Tech Supplies $5,000 $390,700
    • Conclusion E-Rate provides funding to promote connectivity through technology. The Wayne technology plan provides resources to promote effective technology use. The plan has been implemented to help provide students individual opportunities for success in school and in society.
    • ReferencesDwyer, James et al. (2010). Wayne Public Schools Three-year Technology Plan 2010-2013. Retrieved from http://www.wayneschools.com/district/document_repository/Technology_Plan_2010- 2013.pdf.Federal Communications Commission. (2004). E-Rate. Retrieved from http://transition.fcc.gov/learnnet/.Universal Service Administrative Company. (2010). Overview of the Schools and Libraries Program. Retrieved from http://www.usac.org/sl/.