Clinkscale Elementary School 2010-2011
Agenda <ul><li>What is E-Rate? </li></ul><ul><li>Tell me more! </li></ul><ul><li>What are schools responsible for? </li></...
What is E-Rate? <ul><li>It provides discounts to assist most schools & libraries in the US to obtain affordable telecommun...
Tell me more! <ul><li>Program supports  connectivity - the conduit or pipeline for communications using telecommunications...
What are schools responsible for? <ul><li>The school or library is responsible for providing additional resources such as ...
Funding <ul><li>Four funding categories: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>telecommunications services  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Int...
Did somebody say discounts? <ul><li>Discounts range from 20% to 90% of the costs of eligible services  </li></ul><ul><li>D...
It all starts with a plan! <ul><li>School districts must begin the application process by creating and submitting a techno...
What’s in a plan? <ul><li>The plan must include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clear goals and a realistic strategy for using tele...
Plan continued <ul><ul><li>An assessment of the telecommunication services, hardware, software, and other services needed ...
Conclusion & Questions <ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Questions and Answers </li></ul><ul><li>Where can I get more i...
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  1. 1. Clinkscale Elementary School 2010-2011
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>What is E-Rate? </li></ul><ul><li>Tell me more! </li></ul><ul><li>What are schools responsible for? </li></ul><ul><li>Funding? </li></ul><ul><li>Did somebody say discounts? </li></ul><ul><li>It all starts with a plan! </li></ul><ul><li>What’s in a plan? </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion & Questions </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is E-Rate? <ul><li>It provides discounts to assist most schools & libraries in the US to obtain affordable telecommunications and Internet access </li></ul><ul><li>Administered by Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) under direction of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Tell me more! <ul><li>Program supports connectivity - the conduit or pipeline for communications using telecommunications services and/or the Internet. </li></ul><ul><li>The school or library is responsible for providing additional resources such as the end-user equipment (computers, telephones, and the like), software, professional development, and the other elements that are necessary to realize the objectives of that connectivity </li></ul>
  5. 5. What are schools responsible for? <ul><li>The school or library is responsible for providing additional resources such as the end-user equipment (computers, telephones, etc.), software, professional development, and other elements that are necessary to realize the objectives of that connectivity </li></ul>
  6. 6. Funding <ul><li>Four funding categories: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>telecommunications services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>internal connections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>basic maintenance of internal connections </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Did somebody say discounts? <ul><li>Discounts range from 20% to 90% of the costs of eligible services </li></ul><ul><li>Discounts depend on the level of poverty and the urban/rural status of the population served. </li></ul>
  8. 8. It all starts with a plan! <ul><li>School districts must begin the application process by creating and submitting a technology plan. </li></ul><ul><li>This plan includes how technology will be used to achieve specific curriculum goals or library service improvements. </li></ul>
  9. 9. What’s in a plan? <ul><li>The plan must include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clear goals and a realistic strategy for using telecommunications and information technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A professional development strategy to ensure that staff know how to use the new technologies </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Plan continued <ul><ul><li>An assessment of the telecommunication services, hardware, software, and other services needed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An evaluation process that enables the school or library to monitor progress toward the specified goals. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access our district technology plan here ! </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Conclusion & Questions <ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Questions and Answers </li></ul><ul><li>Where can I get more information? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Click here ! </li></ul></ul>
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