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