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  • 1. Overview of E-Rate and BISD Technology Plan
    By: Jennifer Schaefer
  • 2. Overview
    What is E-Rate?
    How and why was BISD Technology Plan Developed?
    BISD technology goals, assessments, and strategies for success.
    Conclusion
  • 3. What is E-Rate?
    The E-Rate program is administered by the Schools and Libraries Division of the USAC.
    The program ensures all eligible schools and libraries affordable access to telecommunications.
    E-Rate provides between a 20-90% discount to eligible schools and libraries.
  • 4. BISD Technology Plan
    BISD was required to submit a technology plan to begin the E-Rate application process.
    BISD plan covers 3 years
    BISD plan is flexible to accommodate future technologies
  • 5.
  • 6. BISD Goals:
    Goal 1: Incorporate technology as an integral part of education.
    Goal 2. Provide staff development for all in the use of appropriate emerging technologies and their integration as a natural part of education.
    Goal 3: Include technology-based systems when making district or campus instructional and management decisions.
    Goal 4: The district will secure adequate funding for maintaining state-of-the art technology resources for all BISD facilities.
  • 7. Assessment
    The STAR chart is used to assess skill level and directly plan for professional development.
    Everyone, even the superintendent, attends technology professional development.
  • 8. Conclusion:
    BISD has developed a well-thought out technology plan to be able to apply for E-RATE discounts.
    BISD should be eligible for an 80% discount.
    For further information, see these sites. http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oii/nonpublic/erate.html
    http://www.bmtisd.com/