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  • 1. AGENDA➠What is E-Rate➠Eligibility and Funding➠SD5LRC Technology Plan➠Summary
  • 2. WHAT IS E-RATE⡾ The Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund (E- Rate)⡾ Non-profit private schools -- along with public schools, and libraries -- can receive discounted telecommunications services through the E-rate program.⡾ E-Rate supports connectivity only. Discounts for telecommunications and internet access.⡾ Districts must meet poverty and urban/rural eligibility requirements.
  • 3. WHAT IS E-RATE⡾ Discounts for telecommunication services range from 20 to 90 percent.⡾ Districts must have an approved technology plan in place.⡾ Districts must provide hardware, software and professional development.
  • 4. E- RATE PROCESS Submit Determine YourDetermine Your Eligible Application Services for Program Eligibility Support Develop a Technology Calculate the Discount Undrgo Application Invoice Plan Level Review USAC Open a Receive Select a Begin Competitive Your Service Receipt of Bidding Funding Provider Services Process Decision
  • 5. KEY AREAS OF DISTRICT FIVE’S TECHNOLOGY PLAN Create an Instructional Technology Department Ensure all schools have network infrastructure that will fully support instructional technology initiatives. Students will have access to digital-age learning environments to be effective 21st century digital users and producers of information. District will develop a four year comprehensive plan for training teachers and administrators on effective curriculum integration. District will provide adequate professional development opportunities for all teachers.Full technology plan may be viewed by clicking here.
  • 6. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENTDistrict Five employs the following people to provide technologyprofessional development:  Educational Technology Trainer  Curriculum/Technology Integration Specialist  Four fulltime school based Integration Technology Specialist at the elementary schools  15 Technology Teacher Leaders at the middle and high schoolsProfessional Development opportunities are available:  During teacher planning times  After school hours  Professional development in-service days  Summertime classes
  • 7. SUMMARY E-Rate is a valuable resource for qualifying schools and libraries. E-Rate provides telecommunications and internet access discounts for qualifying schools and libraries. Without E-Rate schools and libraries would not be able to afford the telecommunications and internet access. District Five has a lot of professional development opportunities for teachers. District Five will create an Instructional Technology Department to focus on the integration of technology in the curriculum.
  • 8. REFERENCEShttp://www.lexrich5.org/files/19707/2011%2D2014%20technology%20plan.pd fhttp://www.usac.org/sl/about/overview-program.aspxhttp://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oii/nonpublic/erate.html

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