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Technology Implementation Denton ISD



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  • 1. Denton ISD
  • 2. “E-Rate” Program ◦ What is it? ◦ History ◦ Service Categories ◦ Eligibility ◦ Discounts ◦ “E-Rate” requires Technology PlanDenton ISD Technology Plan ◦ Goal 1: Teaching & Learning ◦ Goal 2: Educator Preparation & Development ◦ Goal 3: Leadership, Administration, & Instructional Support ◦ Goal 4: Infrastructure for TechnologyConclusionQuestions
  • 3. Schools and Libraries Universal Service FundProvides discounts to assist schools and libraries acquire telecommunication services
  • 4. Telecommunications Act of 1996 ◦ Schools & libraries eligible for Universal Service supportMay 7, 1997 ◦ FCC unanimously ruled to implement the Universal Service
  • 5. 4 Categories to receive funding: ◦ Telecommunications Services ◦ Internet Access ◦ Internal Connections Other Than Basic Maintenance ◦ Basic Maintenance of Internal Connections
  • 6.  Must provide elementary or secondary education May be public, private, or public charter school Must operate as a non-profit business Cannot have an endowment exceeding $50 million
  • 7. Discounts available of 20% – 90% ◦ Based on the number of students eligible for free and reduced lunch based on the NSLP
  • 8. “E-Rate” Discounts 100% 90% 80%Discount Received 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% URBAN 20% RURAL 10% 0% Percentage of Students Eligible for Free/Reduced Lunch
  • 9. 5 Elements Must be Included: ◦ Clear goals & realistic strategy for telecommunication use ◦ Professional development strategy ◦ Assessment of telecommunication services ◦ Budget resources ◦ Ongoing evaluation process
  • 10. 4 Goals: ◦ Teaching & Learning ◦ Educator Preparation & Development ◦ Leadership, Administration & Instructional Support ◦ Infrastructure for Technology The Denton ISD Technology Plan (PDF Format)
  • 11. Administration, teachers, and students will ◦ Integrate technology into the curriculum ◦ Improve instructional accountability ◦ Be provided the resources necessary to meet the needs of a fast-growing district
  • 12. Strategies ◦ Increase technology staff at campus level ◦ Teachers implement technology through online curriculum ◦ Develop and implement a Curriculum Technology Integration Team to align the Technology TEKS with curriculum
  • 13. Teachers and staff will attain and possess the necessary skills, through professional development ◦ To integrate technology ◦ To help motivate students ◦ To prepare them to enter a competitive society.
  • 14. Strategies ◦ Integrate technology into teacher staff development ◦ Identify technology leaders on campus to mentor ◦ Offer opportunities for professionals to network with peers and colleagues
  • 15. Denton ISD will provide appropriate access to information and resources for parents and other stakeholders to promote an environment of open communication.
  • 16. Strategies ◦ Provide parents & community information via Internet ◦ Increase cooperation between city, university, and Denton ISD school libraries
  • 17. The district will provide adequate technology infrastructure to meet the needs of our students, teachers, and administration.
  • 18. Strategies ◦ Provide sufficient equipment for growing population ◦ Standardize curriculum and PC software ◦ Increase storage capacity for students and staff requiring more media access ◦ Provide connectivity for intra- and inter-campus communications ◦ Develop district-wide disaster recovery system
  • 19. Denton ISD must have a Technology plan in place to take advantage of the “E-Rate” program ◦ For more information about “E-Rate” click the following link: Universal Service FundDenton ISD’s Technology Plan calls for 21st Century learning environment ◦ Transforming teaching & learning methods ◦ Integrating more collaboration & communication via technology ◦ Stronger infrastructure to provide resources & connectivity