Technology Presentation July 22, 2010 Tamara Robinson-Johnson
Overview of E-Rate: Schools and Library Eligibility Application Process Duncanville ISD Technology Plan Vision Goals Conclusion Agenda
Schools of Libraries Program of Universal Service Fund Affordable telecommunication & internet access Level of poverty Apply individually or as part of a consortium What is E-Rate?
Public Private Charter Non profit Endowments What makes a school eligible?
Develop a Technology Plan Open a Competitive Bidding Process Select a Service Provider Calculate Discount Level Determine Eligible Service Submit Application How does a school apply?
Review of Application Funding Decision Begin Receipt of Service Invoice USAC After Submission
http://www.usac.org/sl/ Website For E-Rate
Duncanville ISD Technology Plan
DISD is committed to providing an engaging comprehensive technology—infused curriculum to maximize student performance, an extensive system of timely and relevant professional development, robust efficient administrative systems, adequate and tiemly instructional and technical support and access to appropriate technological tools and resources to modeling life-long learning and the effective use of technology at all level. Vision Statement
Five Goals Objectives to measure success of goals Bringing the Vision to Life
Goal 1 All students in DISD will experience a relevant, highly engaging, technology-infused educational experience to maximize learning and achievement for life beyond school.
Goal 2 All Duncanville ISD staff will model continuous learning by developing, possessing, and demonstrating technology competencies appropriate for their position in order to perform their duties at optimal levels to accomplish goal 1.
Duncanville ISD will provide a nurturing climate that facilitates the mental, physical, and emotional health and development of students within an environment free from violence and disruption. Goal 3
Goal 4 The schools exist to serve the community, and partnering with the community in the development of goals, policies, and setting tone will serve the best interest of all students. Parents and taxpayers should be viewed as our primary external customers.
Goal 5 DISD will integrate technology into fabric of what we do so that we are more efficient and effective and “innovatively” use technology to better teach our students and save money
For more information about Duncanville ISD Technology Plan http://www.duncanvilleisd.org/Technology/lrplan/2007_LR_techplan.pdf
Ending Thoughts 'Education is at a turning point' Howard Gardner ‘If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of a future’ John Dewey