In this presentation: What is “E-rate”? Elements of the Frost Elementary Tech Plan Goals Professional development Budget resources Evaluation Campus Improvement
What is “E-rate”? The Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund, commonly known as "E-Rate," provides discounts to assist most schools and libraries in the United States to obtain affordable telecommunications and Internet access. (p.11) Schools, school districts, and libraries that want to apply for "E-rate" must have a technology plan. (p.11)
Want More Information? Visit the links below for more information about the Schools and Libraries Program. http://www.usac.org/sl/ http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oii/nonpublic/erate.html
Goals Goal four of the 2010-2011 Frost Elementary Campus Improvement Plan states the following technology goal: “To create an effective integrated learning environment using technology as a tool to facilitate learning, delivery of instruction, and productivity thereby helping students and staff to become effective and efficient users.”
Objective 1 Frost Elementary will provide the staff development for teachers to teach the current state adopted technology TEKS. Teachers will be provided training to increase knowledge and use of technology. Technology will be gradually integrated into the curriculum.
Objective 2 Frost Elementary will offer students opportunities to learn new skills through the use of technology.
Strategies/Activities Staff development such as: Kidspiration, Inspiration, Classroom Performance System, United Streaming, Movie Maker, Photo Story, D2SC, Print cut fold, Video Conferencing, PALMs, Wild about Webcams, Geocaching, Promethean ActivClassroom Integration of technology TEKS Integrate Classroom Performace System Model lessons that integrate tech into curriculum Utilize technology specialist for staff development Increase student proficiency in Microsoft Tools
Budget Resources Out of the 21 activities or strategies, 13 do not require funds. Other resources include: Local Funds FTEs
Evaluation The Texas Campus STAR Chart is used to evaluate Frosts’ progress toward meeting the goals of the Long-Range Plan for Technology Frosts’ current level of progress is advanced in all four key areas