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E-rate and the Campus Technology Presentation

  1. 1. E-rate and Campus Technology<br />E-rate—What is it and why is it important?<br />And the Campus Technology Plan<br />
  2. 2. E-rate. . .<br />Also known as the Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund<br />
  3. 3. What does it do?<br />The Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund makes discounts available to eligible schools and libraries for technological resources.<br />
  4. 4. Why is it important?<br />Makes the following affordable to schools and libraries:<br />Telecommunication services<br />Internet access<br />Internal connections<br />
  5. 5. How it works…<br />Schools or Libraries must apply and be approved to receive discounts<br />Once approved, schools or libraries must provide additional resources including end-user equipment, software, etc.<br />
  6. 6. Necessary Steps:<br />Determine Eligibility<br />Develop a Technology Plan<br />Open a Competitive Bidding Process<br />Select a Service Provider<br />Calculate the Discount Level<br />Determine Your Eligible Services<br />Submit Your Application for Support<br />Undergo Application Review<br />Receive Your Funding Decision<br />Begin Receipt of Services<br />Invoice USAC<br />
  7. 7. Eligibility Requirements:<br />Schools must provide elementary or secondary education<br />May be public or private<br />Must operate as non-profit business<br />Cannot have an endowment exceeding $50 million<br />
  8. 8. Discounts<br />Depend on level of poverty and urban/rural status<br />
  9. 9. Funding supplied:<br />Funding is supplied under four categories:<br />Telecommunications services<br />Internet access<br />Internal connections<br />Basic maintenance<br />
  10. 10. How to learn more…<br />Visit :<br />Schools and Libraries Program of USAC<br />
  11. 11. Campus Technology Plan<br />Goal: Provide current, proven technology to improve the efficiency of learning and provide technological knowledge and skills to students and teachers<br />
  12. 12. Main Objectives:<br />Provide on-going staff development for all staff members in technology skill development and technology integration<br />Work with campus staff promoting technology through integration of instruction in classroom and computer lab to help students master Technology TEKS<br />
  13. 13. Strategies to help staff:<br />Conduct needs assessments<br />Provide support to teachers<br />Offer computer staff development<br />Ensure computers/internet working<br />STaR assessment<br />Offer different trainings at different levels<br />Offer technology grant opportunities<br />
  14. 14. Strategies to help staff: (cont.)<br />Introductions to new hardware/software<br />Provide training as needed<br />Appraisal documentation kept online<br />Providing necessary training<br />
  15. 15. Promoting Technology:<br />Utilize computer connected televisions and projectors<br />Lessons modeled by Campus Technology Specialist<br />Teachers encouraged to submit lessons<br />Teachers trained on various programs such as Tumblebooks, Discovery Learning, IXL, Brainchild, BrainPop, etc.<br />
  16. 16. Campus Technology Summary:<br />Almost all the objectives have considerable progress or have been accomplished under each goal<br />There are few areas of each objective that only have some progress<br />
  17. 17. References<br />(2011). Retrieved from http://www.usac.org/sl/<br />

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