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E rate presentation

  1. 1. “ E-Rate” coming soon to Weatherford ISD The Schools and Libraries program of the Universal Service Fund Company
  2. 2. Introducing “E-Rate” <ul><li>The purpose of this presentation is to inform you, our faculty, about the schools and libraries program or “E-Rate”. After seeing this presentation you can be better informed to answer questions about the “E-Rate” program when asked questions by students or the general public. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Function of “E-Rate” <ul><li>The “E-Rate” program’s purpose is to help provide schools and libraries with affordable telecommunications and internet access </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Four categories of funding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Telecommunication services </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Internet access </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Internal connections </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Basic maintenance of connections </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Sources of Technology Funding
  5. 5. Application process <ul><li>Steps to apply for “E-Rate” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Determine Eligibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop a technology plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open a competitive bidding process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Select a service provider </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Calculate the discount level </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Application process cont’ <ul><ul><li>6. Determine your eligible services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7. Submit application for program start </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>8. Application review process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>9. Receive funding decision </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10. Begin receipt of services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>11. Invoice the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Weatherford ISD’s Technology Plan <ul><li>To meet the technology needs of our students </li></ul><ul><li>Key targets of technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Integration of technology in all curriculum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional development in use of technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connectivity & Infrastructure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student/Parent/Teacher data access </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Weatherford ISD’s Technology Plan Cont’ <ul><li>Instructional technologists </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To be available at each campus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide professional development for faculty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrate curriculum and technology </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Weatherford ISD’s Technology Plan Cont’ <ul><li>Institute a Dell Mini 10 program for all teachers who undergo 6 hours of training </li></ul><ul><li>Make wireless laptop carts available for use at all campus’ </li></ul><ul><li>Provide student email accounts thru Windows Live </li></ul><ul><li>Use of Infinite Campus SIS to provide parents & students a portal to check grades, attendance, and critical data </li></ul>
  10. 10. Weatherford ISD’s Technology Plan Cont’ <ul><li>Use of the Eduphoria software to log, track, and monitor professional development </li></ul><ul><li>Use of the Epsilen software for teacher collaboration and student communication </li></ul><ul><li>Increase in bandwidth, internet filtering, antivirus protection, and email archiving </li></ul><ul><li>Customer service program thru implementation of staff surveys to better satisfy and suggestions for professional development </li></ul>
  11. 11. Summary <ul><li>Now that you have an understanding of what the Schools and Libraries program of the USAC is you will be able to explain to others the need for such a program in our schools. If you have any questions or want more details please refer to the USAC website at http:// / </li></ul>
  12. 12. Resources <ul><li>Weatherford ISD: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Retirieved on 6/2/11 </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia: </li></ul><ul><li>http:// /wiki/E-Rate </li></ul><ul><li>Retirieved on 6/2/11 </li></ul><ul><li>Universal Service Administrative Company </li></ul><ul><li>http:// / </li></ul><ul><li>Retirieved on 6/2/11 </li></ul><ul><li>State of Texas public school technology inventory </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Retirieved on 6/3/11 </li></ul>