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E rate & mcisd technology plan

  1. 1. E-Rate & the District’s Technology Plan Mission CISD
  2. 2. E-Rate & District Technology Plan • What is E-Rate? • District Profile • District Goals • District Assessment • How does the district leverage E-Rate funding? • Evaluation • Next Steps
  3. 3. What is E-Rate • Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund • Administered by Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) • Directed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) • Provides discounts to obtain telecommunications and Internet access • Web Resource – http://www.universalservice.org/sl/
  4. 4. E-Rate Funding • Provides new sites with: – Infrastructure – Telecommunications – Internet access – Internal Connections for new sites • Provides existing sites with: – Remodel – Infrastructure upgrade
  5. 5. District Profile – Campuses Mission CISD Technology Plan • 22 schools with internet access • 15,597 students • Classrooms average 8 computers • Computer labs • Limited digital whiteboards tablets and large plasma screen • Online lesson plans • Email
  6. 6. District Profile – Staff Mission CISD Technology Plan • 30 teachers certification for Technology Applications K-12 • 5 Master Teachers • 4 Masters in Science in Computer Education & Cognitive Systems • 350+ teachers completed Intel Teach to the Future Staff Development • 75-150 hours of technology staff development
  7. 7. District Goals • Teaching and Learning (TL) • Educator Preparation and Development (EP • Administration and Support Services (AS) • Infrastructure for Technology (IT). • Established by the State Long-Range Plan for Technology • Texas STaR Chart
  8. 8. District Assessment • Training to increase their comfort-level with technology • Integration of technology in the classrooms • Students skill improvement • Expansion of Technology Applications courses • Acquisition of equipment and software • Additional support personnel • Increase community access to technology resources
  9. 9. E-Rate & District Goals (example) GOAL 4: Ensure that all students and teachers (100%) have access to technology to meet the goals of the instructional program. (Infrastructure) OBJECTIVE 4.1: Provide a robust Infrastructure to meet the goals of the instructional program. Strategy Timeline Responsible Evidence Continue to increase building infrastructure by addition of network cables, routers, switches, servers, and other peripherals necessary to provide network access to each classroom. Yearly, Ongoing 2009-2012 Technology Systems Department, Campus Principals Records of network installations, eRate Funding
  10. 10. District Evaluation • District Technology Advisory Committee establishes evaluation criteria • Evaluation includes (but not limited to): – Documentation of technology proficiencies for students as reported by Learning.com – Documentation of technology proficiencies for teachers as reported by How To Master – Innovative incentive programs to recognize and encourage classroom integration and teacher skill development
  11. 11. Next Steps • STaR Analysis indicates the district remains above the state and region in many categories • Potential for growth remains • Educator Preparation and Teaching and Learning greatest need • Leverage E-Rate funding for infrastructure, access, professional development and equity
  12. 12. Discussion, Questions & Idea Sharing Kimberly McKay kjmcky@gmail.com

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