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    • E-Rate: An Another Route to Funding Technology in Schools
      giddings independent school district
    • Introduction to e-rate
      • What is E-Rate?
      • How does it work?
      • District Technology Plan
      • Progress so far…
      • Conclusion
    • What is e-rate?
      Provides discounts for internet services to schools
      Based on federal free and reduced lunch eligible students
      Funding from July 1 to June 30 per year
    • How e-rate works
      • Either discounts or reimbursements
      • Schools and libraries for internet access (IA)
      • Telecommunications Services (TC)
      • Internal Connections (IC)
      • Basic Maintenance of IC (BM)
    • How e-rate works (cont.)
      Priority One Funding
      • Telecommunications
      • Internet Access
      Priority Two Funding
      • Internal Connections
      • Basic Maintenance
    • Telecommunications (TC)
      • Basic and Non-basic phone services
      • Toll free calling
      • Local and long distance
      • Wireless telephone services
      • Digital transmission services
      • Includes fiber optic, DSL, Frame Relay, and T-x
    • Internet access (Ia)
      • Basic conduit access for internet
      • Email service
      • Web hosting
      • Also includes Broadband over Power Lines
      • Digital Subscriber Lines
      • Satellite
    • Internal connections (ic)
      The equipment used to supply internet to classrooms
      Term is for 5 years
      Includes the wiring necessary
    • Basic maintenance of ic (bm)
      Ensures that necessary equipment is available for eligible services
      Includes internal connection components
      It is a recurring service
      Must be within timeframe of E-Rate – July 1 to June 30
    • GISD technology plan
      • Four campuses
      • Enrollment of 1875
      • 52% Economically disadvantaged
      • Internet access to 100% of classrooms
      • Ratio of 1 computer for every 3 students
    • 5 Goals of gisd technology plan
      Increase student academic performance through the integration of technology in teaching and learning
      Provide professional staff development focusing on curricular integration of technology
      Maintain a technology infrastructure which meets current and projected needs
    • Goals of gisd technology plan (cont.)
      Administrative Services will maintain support of curriculum and assessment
      The district will collaborate and communicate with the community and parents
    • Gisd technology budget
    • Assessing needs
      • Technology Applications TEKS
      • STaR Chart assessments
      • District and Campus Improvement Committee input
      • Focus group input
      • Staff development feedback from faculty
      • Inventory of equipment and assets
    • Star chart results Giddings HS
      Teaching and Learning = 13 developing tech
      Educator Preparation = 12 developing tech
      Leadership = 16 advanced tech
      Infrastructure = 14 developing tech
    • Wrapping up
      • Giddings ISD has a technology plan in place
      • GISD is taking advantage of its eligibility through E-Rate
      • STaR Chart data suggests room for improvement
      • Giddings ISD Technology Plan
      • STaR Chart Information
      • More information on e-Rate