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The Schools And Libraries Program
The Schools And Libraries Program
The Schools And Libraries Program
The Schools And Libraries Program
The Schools And Libraries Program
The Schools And Libraries Program
The Schools And Libraries Program
The Schools And Libraries Program
The Schools And Libraries Program
The Schools And Libraries Program
The Schools And Libraries Program
The Schools And Libraries Program
The Schools And Libraries Program
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The Schools And Libraries Program

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  • 1. The Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund “ E-Rate”
  • 2. Agenda <ul><li>What is E-Rate </li></ul><ul><li>Why is E-Rate Important </li></ul><ul><li>How do you Apply for E-Rate </li></ul><ul><li>Northwest ISD Technology Plan Overview </li></ul>
  • 3. What is “E-Rate” <ul><li>What the School and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund is also known as </li></ul><ul><li>Provides telecommunications and Internet discounts for school and libraries in the USA </li></ul><ul><li>Is one of the four support programs funded by the Universal Service fee </li></ul><ul><li>The Schools and Library Program </li></ul>
  • 4. Why is E-Rate Important <ul><li>By using E-rate we may be able to fund internet connections and access for many of our rural schools in our district. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Discounts on Internet Access </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provide Additional Resources </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Utilize the connectivity fund </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 5. Staff Development <ul><li>We have applied for grants </li></ul>
  • 6. Telecommunications & Internet Access <ul><li>We have not applied for E-rate </li></ul>
  • 7. How do you Apply for E-Rate <ul><li>Create a technology plan </li></ul><ul><li>Verify your plan as the 5 elements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Needs Assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Budget </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluation Process </li></ul></ul>
  • 8. How do you Apply for E-Rate (cont.) <ul><li>Technology plan covers the upcoming funding year </li></ul><ul><li>Update your contact information at the Client Service Bureau </li></ul><ul><li>USAC has approved your Technology Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Applicant Check off list </li></ul>
  • 9. Northwest ISD Technology Plan Overview and Updates <ul><li>2009-2010 Updates </li></ul>
  • 10. Technology Plan <ul><li>Implement Instructional Software with curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Development for Instructors’ </li></ul><ul><li>Sufficient Technology Support </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain and enhance (WANS and LANS) </li></ul><ul><li>Five-year Replacement cycle of computer systems </li></ul>
  • 11. Technology Plan (cont.) <ul><li>Staff will be proficient in using Technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Level 1 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Level 2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Level 3 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Help desk will be available to staff and students. </li></ul><ul><li>Northwest Long Term Plan </li></ul>
  • 12. Technology Updates <ul><li>2009-2010 All High school students will receive NetBooks </li></ul><ul><li>2010-2011 All Middle school students will receive NetBooks </li></ul><ul><li>Email was set-up for all students and staff </li></ul><ul><li>NetSchool was implement for curriculum </li></ul>
  • 13. Summary <ul><li>E-Rate is a way Schools and Library’s can obtain Telecommunications and Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Using the correct steps our district can apply for “E-Rate” </li></ul><ul><li>The Long-Range Plan of Northwest ISD </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Updates: NetBooks & NetSchool </li></ul>

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