E-RATE FOR RIVERSIDEUNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund
What is E-Rate? The Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund (E-Rate) makes discounts available to eligible schools and libraries for telecommunication services, Internet access, and internal connections. This program reimburses telecommunications, Internet access, and internal connections providers for discounts on services provided to schools and libraries.
http://www.rusdlink.or gIn order for a district to qualify for these discounts on services provided to schools and libraries they must develop and submit a Technology Plan to the State or another approving body.
RUSD Technology Plan Goals Our goal is for Students to have engaging and empowering learning experiences both inside and outside of school that prepare them to be active, creative, knowledgeable, and ethical participants in our globally networked society. Our education system, at all levels, will leverage the power of technology to measure what matters and use assessment data for continuous improvement.
RUSD Technology Plan Goals Professional educators will be supported individually and in teams by technology that connects them to data, content, resources, expertise, and learning experiences that enable and inspire more effective teaching for all learners. All students and educators will have access to a comprehensive infrastructure for learning where and when they need it.
RUSD Technology Plan Goals Our education system, at all levels, will redesign processes and structures to take advantage of the power of technology to improve learning outcomes while making more efficient use of time, money, and staff.
Main Focus of Technology Plan Curriculum Professional Development Infrastructure, Hardware, Technical Support, and Software Funding and Budget Monitoring and Evaluation Effective, Researched-Based Methods and Strategies
Curriculum Goals To prepare students to be active, creative, knowledgeable and ethical participants in a globally networked society. To continue to provide devices and broadband access. To provide learning resources for all K12grade and curriculum levels. To implement online systems designed to provide for individualized learning opportunities.
Curriculum Goals To implement systems to engage students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Learning. To provide students with access to online blended learning opportunities. To create, adopt and implement Technology and Information Literacy Standards.
Curriculum Goals To teach the skills to be responsible digital citizens. To develop new Technology Use Standards. To give parents information regarding technology standards. To design and implement technology skill courses for teachers, students, staff and
Curriculum Goals To educate students and staff to be safe, responsible, and ethical users of digital tools. To establish mastery in each curriculum or grade level. To have a program to provide assessment results to everyone and possible supplemental learning options.
Curriculum Goals To use pilot assessments built into projects, games and real world problem solving. To implement systems leveraging the use of multiple devices and networks. To provide all students with access to hybrid learning environments.
Curriculum Goals To use the Learning Management System and Content Management System to communicate with the families of students. To provide parents with technology training to support student learning. To implement web 2.0 and 3.0 technologies.
Professional Development Goals To use tools to assess staff development needs. To give staff annual training on the data management system. To have educators collaborate and share content in Professional Learning Communities. To use learning management systems to connect with regional, national and
Professional Development Goals To identify technology based resources learning. To provide online staff development delivered synchronously and asynchronously. To provide online courses for the learning management system. To reward mastery in staff development.
Professional Development Goals To provide ongoing training for the implementation of technology assessment. To use of online learning for teachers and staff to provide best teaching practices. To use artificial intelligence that will gather data from a variety of resources to identify development needs. To develop a teaching force skilled in online learning.
Infrastructure, Hardware, TechnicalSupport, and Software Goals To provide cloud based resources as well as higher bandwidth and quicker speeds. To provide personal devices to students of need. To upgrade the email software on both the server and clients. To expand the number of licenses on the VPN.
Infrastructure, Hardware, TechnicalSupport, and Software Goals To acquire Video conferencing software, automation software, SQL software, Anti-virus, filter and firewall software. To acquire a MacPro 12 core video server as well as Snow Leopard Server and Final Cut Server.
Infrastructure, Hardware, TechnicalSupport, and Software Physical Plant Modifications will be needed to increase bandwidth and house the new cloud based resources. To evolve technical support by exploring the use of students and or career technical classes to provide support and leverage online technical support.
Funding and Budget The funding for these technology goals will come from the following sources: Federal Funding Lottery StateFunding Grants Business partnerships Donations
Funding and Budget RUSD is facing a budget crisis that may affect many of the programs the projected budget may need to be revised. The projected budget will likely remain unfunded until the crisis is over.
Monitoring and Evaluation District Technology Committee will monitor technology plan and meet twice a year to review progress. Committee will present a yearly board report on the progress of the plan. RUSD will have avenues of communication including a blog and our online collaborative systems.
Effective, Researched-BasedMethods and Strategies Data that informs the decision making process: California Academic Performance Index (API) Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) RUSD Standardized Trimester Assessments in language arts and math
Effective, Researched-BasedMethods and Strategies The Instructional Services Divisions, school administrators, and teachers routinely monitor student data in order to identify improvement needs.
Effective, Researched-BasedMethods and Strategies Student achievement data also serves to inform decision-making regarding development of staff expertise in technology.
RUSD Technology PlanConclusion Riverside Unified School District has developed an overall technology plan to keep ahead with changes in technology. It includes a strong focus on student and teacher technology needs. Even with the budget crisis in the city RUSD continues to strive to achieve all of the technology goals established.
Bibliography Riverside Unified School District. (2010, August 31). Final Draft Riverside Unified School District Technology Plan. Retrieved January 28, 2012, from http://api.ning.com/files/xJUUf8NODXGIlelxHxyd8fqLUnOWFyVwC 4TJRnkvlnWwuiVpRekDcaFJBRjdXWF2NjvCpcTtvfyn76QxZho12V 6OqQxRj2pg/FinalDraftRiversideUnifiedSchoolDistrictTechnologyPl an20122016.pdf Schools and Libraries Program - USAC. (1997-2012). Retrieved January 29, 2012, from Universal Service Administrative Company: http://www.universalservice.org/sl/