E-Rate – Schools Can Afford Telecommunication and the InternetAustin Independent School District – makes Technology a part of the Village Mary Angel –2012 - Lamar University Cohort 26 – Concepts of Education Technology
What is E-Rate?Rate given by Service Providers to schools and libraries in the US foraffordable telecommunications and Internet access.
Who funds E-Rate? The Schools and Libraries Program of theUniversal Service Fund
Why have an E-Rate?The Schools and Libraries Program supportsconnectivity –“the conduit or pipeline for communications using telecommunications services and/or the Internet”
Who administers the E-Rate?Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) Under the direction of: Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
How does my school get the 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 Services• 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
Austin School Trustees have adopted a new Five-Year Strategic Plan to guide the Districts educationalphilosophy, aspirations for student achievement, fiscal decision- making, and operational focus from 2010-2015.
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AISD’s Strategic Plan includes the Technology Plan Components GOAL 4: ALL SCHOOLS WILL MEET OR EXCEED STATE ACCOUNTABILITY STANDARDS,AND THE DISTRICT WILL MEET FEDERAL STANDARDS AND EXCEED THE STATE STANDARDS. 4.9 Ensure that implementation plans related to infrastructure and operations support technology, transportation, and safety. 4.10 Develop a strategy to support effective technology, library, and media services at all campuses.
Education Leaders Educators Community Infrastructure Our communities, as stakeholders, must contribute to the education of the 21 Century Learner.Leaders must take the technology lead and model the use of technology. They must provide the teachers meaningful professional development, time for collaboration and the infrastructure for technology