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E rate presentation

  1. 1. Galena Park ISD E-Rate and District Technology Plan Presented by Raquel Britton EDLD 5306 (ET 8025)
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>E-Rate Program </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What is it? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>4 Service Categories </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Application Process </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>5 Components of Technology Plan </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Galena Park ISD Technology Plan </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mission </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Needs assessment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Overview of Goals and Objectives </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Action Plan & Budget </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is it? <ul><li>Known as the Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund </li></ul><ul><li>Provides affordable telecommunications and Internet access to schools and libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Discounts range from 20% to 90%, depending on level of poverty and urban/rural status of population served </li></ul><ul><li>Overview can be found at http://www.usac.org/_res/documents/sl/pdf/E-rate-Overview.pdf </li></ul>
  4. 4. 4 Service Categories <ul><li>Telecommunications Services </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Access </li></ul><ul><li>Internal Connections other than Basic Maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>Basic Maintenance of Internal Connections </li></ul>
  5. 5. Application Process <ul><li>Prepare a technology plan </li></ul><ul><li>Open a competitive bidding process </li></ul><ul><li>Seek discounts on eligible services </li></ul><ul><li>Confirm the receipt of services </li></ul><ul><li>Invoice for services </li></ul><ul><li>Details of each step can be found at http://www.usac.org/sl/about/overview-process.aspx </li></ul>
  6. 6. 5 Components of Technology Plan <ul><li>Clear goals & strategy for use </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Development for Staff </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment of services needed </li></ul><ul><li>Sufficient budget needed for services </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation process </li></ul>
  7. 7. To integrate technology for all children and encourage problem-solving and communication; student-centered learning; access to technology for students and staff; provide for current and future needs; restructure the learning environment; complement current key teaching strategies; and implement a comprehensive information system. Galena Park ISD Technology Plan Mission
  8. 8. GPISD Technology Plan Needs Assessment <ul><li>Infrastructure, IP telephones, student computers, software and videoconferencing </li></ul><ul><li>Where we have been </li></ul><ul><li>Where we are now </li></ul><ul><li>Where we are going </li></ul>
  9. 9. GPISD Technology Plan Overview of Goals and Objectives <ul><li>Teaching and Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Educator Preparation and Development </li></ul><ul><li>Administration and Support Services </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure for Technology </li></ul>
  10. 10. GPISD Action Plan & Budget <ul><li>Action plan Strategies Timelines Responsible Parties Evidence </li></ul><ul><li>Budget Technology Expenditures </li></ul>
  11. 11. Conclusion <ul><li>E-Rate Program offers telecommunications and Internet access at discounted rates to schools and libraries who serve poverty populated areas. </li></ul><ul><li>Galena Park ISD Technology Plan has set realistic goals & strategies to help meet the 21 st Century needs for all its students and staff. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Websites <ul><li>Galena Park ISD www.galenaparkisd.com </li></ul><ul><li>Universal Service Administrative Company http://www.usac.org/sl/about/overview-process.aspx http://www.usac.org/_res/documents/sl/pdf/E-rate-Overview.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>Clip art courtesy of Google-Images www.google.com </li></ul>

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