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    The Schools And Libraries Program The Schools And Libraries Program Presentation Transcript

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