TISD TECHNOLOGY PLAN
AN INTRODUCTION TO E-RATE
               Presented by Julia Allen
    EDLD 5306 Week 2 Assignment Par...
Agenda

   Introduction to E-Rate
   TISD’s Technology Plan Overview
     Mission Statement
     Planning
     Focus
...
Introduction to E-Rate

           Non-profit private schools can receive
            discounted telecommunications
     ...
TISD’s Technology Plan Overview
   TISD Technology Mission Statement
     provide technology resources and tools
     t...
Technology Planning
   Phase 1 (Year 1)
     Upgrade technology infrastructure to current
      standards
     Expand s...
Technology Planning, Cont’d
   Phase 2 (Year 2)
       Expand infrastructure, staff development, and
        technology ...
Technology Plan Focus
        Four Focus Areas
    1.     Teaching and Learning
    2.     Educator Preparation
         ...
TISD Needs Assessment
   Assessment Process
       Hardware inventory/database
       Software database
       Network...
TISD Needs Assessment, Cont’d
   Assessment Process
       Attendance records
       Feedback questionnaires of technol...
Technology Budget
   Spans 3 years
   Provides for local funding on non-eligible
    expenses
   Includes Title II Part...
2008 TISD Technology Budget
        Budget Item          Cost        Funding Sources with Amount per Source

Staff Develop...
Technology Plan Evaluation

          Plan will evolve to meet educational
           goals
          Evaluations of pla...
Conclusion
   TISD has established a solid technology plan
   Implementation of the plan should result in
    qualificat...
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E-Rate and the TISD Technology Plan

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This is an introduction to E-Rate, administered by the Schools and Libraries Division (SLD) of the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC), and a summary of the Texarkana Independent School District (TISD) Technology Plan required to apply for E-Rate funds.

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E-Rate and the TISD Technology Plan

  1. 1. TISD TECHNOLOGY PLAN AN INTRODUCTION TO E-RATE Presented by Julia Allen EDLD 5306 Week 2 Assignment Part 4
  2. 2. Agenda  Introduction to E-Rate  TISD’s Technology Plan Overview  Mission Statement  Planning  Focus  TISD Needs Assessment  TISD Budget  Evaluation  Conclusion
  3. 3. Introduction to E-Rate  Non-profit private schools can receive discounted telecommunications services  Provides discounts of 20 – 90 % for eligible telecommunications services  Based on economic need and location  Eligible Services List is posted on the SLD web site  Schools must have a Technology Plan to apply
  4. 4. TISD’s Technology Plan Overview  TISD Technology Mission Statement  provide technology resources and tools  to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities  needed by all students and staff  to enhance learning experiences  in an efficient and creative environment.
  5. 5. Technology Planning  Phase 1 (Year 1)  Upgrade technology infrastructure to current standards  Expand staff development – focus on technology integration  Meet SBEC standards for teachers  Meet technology standards and proficiencies for administrators developed by ISTE
  6. 6. Technology Planning, Cont’d  Phase 2 (Year 2)  Expand infrastructure, staff development, and technology integration  Phase 3 (Year 3)  Evaluation and Improvements
  7. 7. Technology Plan Focus  Four Focus Areas 1. Teaching and Learning 2. Educator Preparation and Development 3. Administration and Support Services 4. Infrastructure
  8. 8. TISD Needs Assessment  Assessment Process  Hardware inventory/database  Software database  Networking Status Data  Technology Teacher Survey  Campus STaR Chart Surveys
  9. 9. TISD Needs Assessment, Cont’d  Assessment Process  Attendance records  Feedback questionnaires of technology staff development  Review of MIS status and needs  Review of existing laws, TEA guidelines, TISD technology policies and administrative regulations
  10. 10. Technology Budget  Spans 3 years  Provides for local funding on non-eligible expenses  Includes Title II Part D fund application
  11. 11. 2008 TISD Technology Budget Budget Item Cost Funding Sources with Amount per Source Staff Development $165,000.00 Local funds 60%, Title II-D 40% Telecommunications & $200,000.00 Local funds 25%, E-Rate 75% Internet Access (with SLD approval) Materials & Supplies $30,250.00 Local funds 100% Equipment $500,000.00 Local funds 85%, E-Rate 25% (with SLD approval) Maintenance $121,000.00 Local funds 100% Miscellaneous Expenses $24,000.00 Local funds 100% Total $1,040,250.00
  12. 12. Technology Plan Evaluation  Plan will evolve to meet educational goals  Evaluations of plan include  STaR Charts  Administrator Walk-Throughs  Standardized Testing  Student Work  Attendance Reports
  13. 13. Conclusion  TISD has established a solid technology plan  Implementation of the plan should result in qualification for the E-Rate fund

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