Erate and FISD Technology Plan

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This is an overview of FISD district technology plan. Also, what is E-Rate and how it FISD benefits from the program.

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Erate and FISD Technology Plan

  1. 1. Presented by:Angelia Moses
  2. 2.  Presenter Introduction  Teacher at Farmersville ISD Intermediate School  Taught 4th Grade Language Arts one year  Currently teaching 3rd Grade  Member of the District’s Technology Planning Committee (2010-2011) Objective  Learn about Farmersville ISD and its district technology plan.  Learn about E-Rate.
  3. 3.  About Farmersville and the school district 2007-2009 STaR Trends Farmersville ISD Technology Plan Summary What is E-Rate? How to apply for E-Rate How does E-Rate effect Farmersville ISD Conclusion
  4. 4. Farmersville ISD is a small 3A school located in North Texas about 50 miles northeast of Dallas. The population of Farmersville is less than 4,000 people. It has four schools: Tatum Elementary, Intermediate, Junior High, and High School. It has just under 1,500 students enrolled as of the 2010 school year.Farmersville Intermediate School (2nd – 5th Grade) Agenda
  5. 5. STar Chart Key Area Totals 20 19 18 17 17 16 16 16 16 15 14 14 13 13 2007 - 2008 12 12 Score 2008-2009 10 2009-2010 STaR Chart Key Area 8 Totals effect how the 6 2010-2013 District 4 Technology Plan was 2 developed. 0 AgendaSource: Texas Campus StaR Chart - Campus Data Search
  6. 6.  GOAL 1: Teaching and Learning - FISD will fully engage students in the learning process and improve achievement by seamlessly integrating technology into curriculum and instruction and transforming the teaching process. Strategy examples:  Provide 24/7 learning for both teachers and students.  Provide every classroom with 2-3 workstations.  Provide online learning situations (digital video, internet, Accelerated Reader, etc.).  Appropriate computer-based learning environments. Source: 2010-2013 Farmersville ISD District Technology Plan Next Goal
  7. 7.  GOAL 2: Educator Preparation and Development - FISD will provide meaningful staff development to train faculty to incorporate technology appropriately in instruction and bring about learning opportunities that would not be possible without the technology. Strategy examples:  Provide for multi-tiered staff development.  Instructional technology staff will provide teacher support for online content development (such as: webpage, blog page, wiki page, and integrated learning environments using Moodle).  Recognize teachers who obtain Texas Teacher Technology Competencies Certification (TexasTTCC). Source: 2010-2013 Farmersville ISD District Technology Plan Next Goal
  8. 8.  GOAL 3: Leadership Administration and Instructional Support - FISD will provide resources to ensure proper uses of technology by faculty, staff, students, parents, and the community. Strategy examples:  Perform an annual assessment of the technology plan.  Ensure that new developments in technology are assessed and studied before wide spread introduction into the district.  Offer evening community technology classes.  Communicate with parents the value of technology in the learning process.  Provide instructional assistance for the effective integration of technology into teaching and learning in all school and district operations. Source: 2010-2013 Farmersville ISD District Technology Plan Next Goal
  9. 9.  GOAL 4: Infrastructure for Technology - FISD will provide a technology infrastructure that will facilitate communication and collaboration between faculty, students, the local community, international experts, and global databases. Strategy examples:  Provide adequate infrastructure to support Internet and intranet access.  Classrooms will include technological learning devices such as data projectors, document cameras, and electronic write pads.  Maintain a disaster recovery plan. Source: 2010-2013 Farmersville ISD District Technology Plan Agenda
  10. 10.  Introduced in 1997 when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted the Universal Service Order implementing the Telecommunications Act of 1996. Gives all schools and libraries affordable access to modern telecommunication and information services. Discounts depend on the school or library. They can receive between 20- 90% for telecommunication services depending on economic need. Agenda Source: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oii/nonpublic/erate.html
  11. 11.  Steps to apply:  Develop a technology plan  Submit FCC form 470  Provide for a 28-Day competitive bidding period  Select service provider/sign contracts  Submit FCC form 471  Be prepared to answer questions on the application  Receive and review the Form 471 Receipt Acknowledgement Letter  Receive Funding Commitment Decision Letter  Assure Technology plan approval; receives services; file form 486  Retain Records  Appeals  Pay your share  Prepare for next funding year Agenda Source: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oii/nonpublic/erate.html
  12. 12.  Since Farmersville ISD is a small school district and does not receive much money from taxes, we relay on E-Rate to aid in telecommunication services. Contributes to paying for:  Installation of new fiber optic that is ran from the High School to Tatum Elementary and the Intermediate School  Per the IT Director approximately 60% of Farmersville ISD telecommunications are funded though E-Rate Agenda
  13. 13.  Without E-Rate funding much of the technology at Farmersville would not be possible  The E-Rate program has assisted Farmersville ISD with financing the fiber optics that now connect Tatum Elementary and Intermediate schools to the internet.  Funding other telecommunication supports Agenda

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