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  1. 1. E-Rate Houston Independent School District Technology Plan
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>E-Rate </li></ul><ul><li>What is E-Rate? </li></ul><ul><li>Discounts Information </li></ul><ul><li>Available Services </li></ul><ul><li>Application Process </li></ul><ul><li>Houston ISD District Technology Plan </li></ul><ul><li>District Profile </li></ul><ul><li>Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment Process </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is E-Rate? <ul><li>Discount that schools and libraries receive for the acquisition of telecommunication services </li></ul><ul><li>Available to non-profit private schools, public schools and libraries </li></ul>
  4. 4. Discounts Information <ul><li>Up to $2.25 billion will be available from the Universal Service Fund </li></ul><ul><li>Discounts range from 20%-90% and are based on economic disadvantage and geographic location </li></ul><ul><li>Discounts depend on eligibility in the federal free and reduced lunch program </li></ul>
  5. 5. Additional Discount Information INCOME measured by % of students eligible for the National School Lunch Program Urban Location E-Rate Discount Rural Location E-Rate Discount Less than 1% 20% 25% 1% to 19% 40% 50% 20% to 34% 50% 60% 35% to 49% 60% 70% 50% to 74% 80% 80% 75% to 100% 90% 90%
  6. 6. Available Services <ul><li>Telecommunication Services-Maximum flexibility to choose among commercially available services </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Access </li></ul><ul><li>Internal Connections-Bringing the technology into the learning environment </li></ul>
  7. 7. Application Process <ul><li>Create a technology plan </li></ul><ul><li>Submit FCC form 470 </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a 28-day competitive bidding period </li></ul><ul><li>Select service provider/sign contracts </li></ul><ul><li>Retain Records </li></ul>
  8. 8. HISD Technology Plan <ul><li>Technology Needs Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Concerns and Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation of Goals and Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation Process </li></ul>
  9. 9. HISD District Profile Region 4 Address of District office 4400 West 18 th Street, Houston, TX 77092 Total Enrollment 202, 773 Free/Reduced Lunch 79.9% At-Risk 63.4%
  10. 10. HISD Technology Needs Assessment Key Area 1: Teaching and Learning Key Area 2: Educator Preparation and Development Key Area 3: Leadership, Administration, and Instructional Support Key Area 4: Infrastructure of Technology
  11. 11. HISD- Areas of Concern <ul><li>All of the Key Areas from the Texas Campus STaR chart are a concern because the goal of the district is to ensure that all campuses reach the target technology level in all areas </li></ul>
  12. 12. HISD Goals and Strategies <ul><li>For teachers to successfully integrate technology in their curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers should have opportunities to attend professional developments </li></ul><ul><li>Each campus should have the infrastructure for technology that will remain up-to-date. </li></ul>
  13. 13. HISD-Evaluation Process <ul><li>Prepare students to become technologically literate in a digital world </li></ul><ul><li>Meet timelines for successful implementation of technology </li></ul><ul><li>HISD-Technology Standards </li></ul>
  14. 14. Conclusion <ul><li>HISD will continue to use the E-Rate plan to ensure that campuses have telecommunication services and internet access to implement technology on campus </li></ul><ul><li>HISD wants both teachers and students to learn technology to become successful in a global networked society </li></ul>