E-Rate: An Another Route to Funding Technology in Schools<br />giddings independent school district<br />
Introduction to e-rate<br /><ul><li>What is E-Rate?
How does it work?
District Technology Plan
Progress so far…
Conclusion</li></li></ul><li>What is e-rate?<br />Provides discounts for internet services to schools<br />Based on federa...
How e-rate works<br /><ul><li>Either discounts or reimbursements
Schools and libraries for internet access (IA)
Telecommunications Services (TC)
Internal Connections (IC)
Basic Maintenance of IC (BM)</li></li></ul><li>How e-rate works (cont.)<br />Priority One Funding<br /><ul><li>Telecommuni...
Internet Access</li></ul>Priority Two Funding<br /><ul><li>Internal Connections
Basic Maintenance</li></li></ul><li>Telecommunications (TC)<br /><ul><li>Basic and Non-basic phone services
Toll free calling
Local and long distance
Wireless telephone services
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  1. 1. E-Rate: An Another Route to Funding Technology in Schools<br />giddings independent school district<br />
  2. 2. Introduction to e-rate<br /><ul><li>What is E-Rate?
  3. 3. How does it work?
  4. 4. District Technology Plan
  5. 5. Progress so far…
  6. 6. Conclusion</li></li></ul><li>What is e-rate?<br />Provides discounts for internet services to schools<br />Based on federal free and reduced lunch eligible students<br />Funding from July 1 to June 30 per year<br />
  7. 7. How e-rate works<br /><ul><li>Either discounts or reimbursements
  8. 8. Schools and libraries for internet access (IA)
  9. 9. Telecommunications Services (TC)
  10. 10. Internal Connections (IC)
  11. 11. Basic Maintenance of IC (BM)</li></li></ul><li>How e-rate works (cont.)<br />Priority One Funding<br /><ul><li>Telecommunications
  12. 12. Internet Access</li></ul>Priority Two Funding<br /><ul><li>Internal Connections
  13. 13. Basic Maintenance</li></li></ul><li>Telecommunications (TC)<br /><ul><li>Basic and Non-basic phone services
  14. 14. Toll free calling
  15. 15. Local and long distance
  16. 16. Wireless telephone services
  17. 17. Digital transmission services
  18. 18. Includes fiber optic, DSL, Frame Relay, and T-x</li></li></ul><li>Internet access (Ia)<br /><ul><li>Basic conduit access for internet
  19. 19. Email service
  20. 20. Web hosting
  21. 21. Also includes Broadband over Power Lines
  22. 22. Digital Subscriber Lines
  23. 23. Satellite</li></li></ul><li>Internal connections (ic)<br />The equipment used to supply internet to classrooms<br />Term is for 5 years<br />Includes the wiring necessary<br />
  24. 24. Basic maintenance of ic (bm)<br />Ensures that necessary equipment is available for eligible services<br />Includes internal connection components<br />It is a recurring service<br />Must be within timeframe of E-Rate – July 1 to June 30<br />
  25. 25. GISD technology plan<br /><ul><li>Four campuses
  26. 26. Enrollment of 1875
  27. 27. 52% Economically disadvantaged
  28. 28. Internet access to 100% of classrooms
  29. 29. Ratio of 1 computer for every 3 students</li></li></ul><li>5 Goals of gisd technology plan<br />Increase student academic performance through the integration of technology in teaching and learning<br />Provide professional staff development focusing on curricular integration of technology<br />Maintain a technology infrastructure which meets current and projected needs<br />
  30. 30. Goals of gisd technology plan (cont.)<br />Administrative Services will maintain support of curriculum and assessment<br />The district will collaborate and communicate with the community and parents<br />
  31. 31. Gisd technology budget<br />
  32. 32. Assessing needs<br /><ul><li>Technology Applications TEKS
  33. 33. STaR Chart assessments
  34. 34. District and Campus Improvement Committee input
  35. 35. Focus group input
  36. 36. Staff development feedback from faculty
  37. 37. Inventory of equipment and assets</li></li></ul><li>Star chart results Giddings HS<br />Teaching and Learning = 13 developing tech<br />Educator Preparation = 12 developing tech<br />Leadership = 16 advanced tech<br />Infrastructure = 14 developing tech<br />
  38. 38. Wrapping up<br /><ul><li>Giddings ISD has a technology plan in place
  39. 39. GISD is taking advantage of its eligibility through E-Rate
  40. 40. STaR Chart data suggests room for improvement
  41. 41. Giddings ISD Technology Plan
  42. 42. STaR Chart Information
  43. 43. More information on e-Rate</li>

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