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Introduction of Erate Program And Huntsville Isd Technology Plan


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Introduction of Erate Program And Huntsville Isd Technology Plan

  1. 1. E-Rate & Huntsville ISD Technology Plan Georgeanna Adams-Molina July 21, 2010 EDLD 5306
  2. 2. What to expect in this presentation… <ul><li>What is e-rate? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the requirements for participation in e-rate? </li></ul><ul><li>What is our technology plan? </li></ul><ul><li>Where can I find it? </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is e-rate? <ul><li>AKA: The Schools & Libraries Program </li></ul><ul><li> of the Universal Service Code </li></ul><ul><li>A discount that schools and libraries can receive to acquire technology </li></ul><ul><li>Discounts range from 20%-90% </li></ul><ul><li>Save money on Internet access & telecommunication services </li></ul>
  4. 4. What do we have to do to qualify? <ul><li>Create a Technology Plan </li></ul><ul><li>State Education Agency must approve the plan </li></ul><ul><li>Submission of self-certification of eligibility </li></ul><ul><li>Description of services requested </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>Huntsville ISD Hornets </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Huntsville ISD Technology Plan </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>“ A sound technology plan, </li></ul><ul><li>properly implemented, </li></ul><ul><li>will provide direction that will enable us to </li></ul><ul><li>reach our goals of utilizing technology to </li></ul><ul><li>improve instruction, increase efficiency at </li></ul><ul><li>all levels of implementation, and remain on </li></ul><ul><li>the cutting-edge of technology </li></ul><ul><li>advancements.” HISD Technology Plan </li></ul>
  8. 9. Technology Plan Includes: <ul><li>Strategies included in the technology plan are as follows: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology Acquisition Plan (TAP) was developed to address teacher technology competencies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Administrative Directives to Teachers to add Technology into Classroom Instruction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology Trainings for All New Equipment Purchased </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Availability/Employment of Five Instructional Technologist </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>Strategies for professional development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Staff Development is Ongoing and Systematic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All staff members are provided with technology trainings that promote progress from functional computer use to advance levels of proficiency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trainings and Workshops will include examples of model lessons that demonstrate integration of technology in the content areas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Technology Director will be responsible for the evaluation of the progress of this plan that will include formative and summative assessments that will be communicated to the Superintendent at mid-year and at the end of the budget year. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. Final Words… <ul><li>Huntsville ISD Technology Vision </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to develop life-long learners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>who value diversity, and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>are confident in using technology to: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1) develop and manipulate information, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2) to create innovative products and services, and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3) to increase the productivity of a shrinking workforce. </li></ul></ul>