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  • 1. Schools and Libraries Program for Universal Service Fund<br />E-Rate<br />
  • 2. What is E-RATe ?<br />Discounts available to eligible schools and libraries <br />Telecommunication services<br />Internet access<br />Internal connections<br />Access to affordable telecommunications and information services.<br />
  • 3. Agenda<br />How it Works<br />District Plan<br />Progress<br />Conclusion<br />
  • 4. How it Works<br />Provides discounts or reimbursements<br />Based on federal free and reduced lunch eligibility<br />Funded annually from July 1 – June 30<br />
  • 5. includes<br />Priority One Funding <br />Internet Access<br />Telecommunication Services<br />Priority Two Funding <br />Internal Connections<br />Basic Maintenance<br />
  • 6. Priority One<br />Telecommunications<br />Toll free<br />Wireless<br />Fiber <br />Digital transmission<br />Internet access<br />eMail service<br />Web hosting<br />Broadband<br />Satellite<br />
  • 7. Priority Two<br />Internal Connections<br />Internet equipment for classrooms<br />Wiring<br />Maintenance<br />Necessary equipment<br />Internal connection components<br />Recurring service<br />
  • 8. District Plan<br />Develop a District Plan<br />Develop Campus Plans<br />
  • 9. District Goals<br />Improve teaching and learning process in the classroom through technology<br />Improve educator preparation and development processes<br />Increase administrative and support services<br />Improve the infrastructure for technology<br />
  • 10. Technology Strengths<br />Staff utilize computers for communication<br />Updated computers and software are available for staff and teachers<br />Training opportunities are available for staff<br />Staff understand the need for technology infusion in the teaching and learning process<br />
  • 11. Needs<br />Student hardware needs to be replaced and scheduled obsolescence needs to be established<br />Integration training in content areas needs to be delivered and a system for follow up needs to be established<br />Facility training and opportunities needs to be regularly scheduled with time for teachers to internalize and develop lessons that implement the training.<br />Technology standards need to be checked in a systematic way<br />STaR chart processes need to be established<br />Leadership needs to model this infusion process<br />Infrastructure updating needs to be on-going <br />
  • 12. Progress<br />The district plan is in the finalization phase<br />STaR Chart is being set up for all campuses<br />Campus leadership is establishing priorities with teachers<br />Professional Development is scheduled for teachers to begin the implementation<br />Collaboration with the IR division and education is evolving to provide the best solutions for our goals<br />
  • 13. Conclusion<br />We’ve come a long way<br />Coordinator for Instructional Technology in place<br />Plan for next iteration of eRate ready to be filed<br />STaR chart being updated<br />Building bridges of collaboration<br />Relationships with appropriate entities are now established<br />IR<br />ESC 12<br />TxVSN<br />Texas Youth Commission<br />

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