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This presentation is to give the audience a general overview of Shepherd ISD district technology plan and what the E-Rate fund is.

This presentation is to give the audience a general overview of Shepherd ISD district technology plan and what the E-Rate fund is.

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  • 1. Shepherd ISD Technology Planand E-Rate
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  • 2. The Goals of this presentation are to:
    1) Brief overview of the E-Rate Fund.
    2) Overview of Shepherd ISD
    Technology Plan
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  • 3. E-Rate
    Enacted in 1996 with Telecommunications Act
    Provides funding for modern communications and information services.
    Fund can be used for schools or libraries.
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  • 4. Funding For E-Rate
    Fund is capped at 2.25 billion dollars annually
    Funding for facility depends on two items
    1) % disadvantage
    2) Rural or Urban location
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  • 5. SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES DISCOUNT MATRIX
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  • 6. For more information on E-rate go to:
    E-Rate Program
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  • 7. Shepherd ISD Technology Plan
    Shepherd ISD has a total of 4 campuses
    Total number of students is about 2000
    SISD has a technology budget of $450,000
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  • 8. Existing Conditions
    Two T1 lines leased from ESC 6
    District file servers in place
    Written policies in place for use of technology
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  • 9. Existing Conditions cont.
    Content filter in place
    Distance learning available
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  • 10. Existing conditions cont.
    Computer projectors in most classrooms
    Online grade book server in place
    Online/server based library management server for all campuses.
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  • 11. Existing Conditions cont.
    Cafeteria management software in place
    Textbook management server to track all textbooks
    Special education management server in place
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  • 13. Needs and Goals
    Professional development for integration of technology into curriculum
    Bring teachers to advanced level defined by STaR chart
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  • 14. Needs and Goals cont.
    Increase number of technology support specialist.
    Provide teachers with programs and software to promote learning.
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  • 15. Needs and Goals cont.
    Upgrade Microsoft office program
    Upgrade or replace all computers that are 5 years or older.
    Change how technology work orders are managed
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  • 16. Needs and Goals cont.
    Increase number of classroom computers
    Update websites
    Provide technology related staff development
    Add additional internet drops to classrooms
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  • 17. Summary
    Shepherd ISD is working towards meeting all federal and state technology regulations. This process will take some time and more resources to complete. Shepherd ISD is currently using funds from E-Rate to help accomplish these goals.
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