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WRCCISD Technology Plan


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WRCCISD Technology Plan

  1. 1. West Rusk CCISD and Technology <ul><li>West Rusk County Consolidated ISD </li></ul><ul><li>10705 South Main, New London, Texas 75682 </li></ul>
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>West Rusk CCISD Technology Plan </li></ul><ul><li>E-Rate for WRCCISD </li></ul><ul><li>Summary </li></ul>
  3. 3. WRCCISD Technology Plan <ul><li>The purpose of the plan is to provide: </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative instructional strategies for engaging all types of learners </li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced resources 24-7 for all stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Student assistance in developing high-skills in technology </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum essential for academic and workplace success </li></ul><ul><li>Ability for all teachers to integrate technology effectively into teaching and learning </li></ul>
  4. 4. WRCCISD Technology Goals <ul><li>Goal #1: </li></ul><ul><li>All students and teachers will utilize interactive technologies and a variety of digital resources to support research-based instructional strategies and interventions to improve student learning and meet diverse learning needs. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Goals continued <ul><li>Goal #2: </li></ul><ul><li>All stakeholders in the West Rusk CCISD will benefit from the district’s rich network, filtered electronic and distance learning resources available on-demand (24-7) and concurrently supported by partnerships with Suddenlink, ERATE, Ed Tech, foundational grants, state allotment, federal funding, Connections Grant, and district buy-in. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Goals continued <ul><li>Goal #3: </li></ul><ul><li>All instructional staff receive ongoing professional development based on needs exhibited by multiple assessments. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Goals continued <ul><li>Goal #4: </li></ul><ul><li>All community stakeholders will be provided opportunities for increased access to technology and school-based information to promote parental and community involvement in planning and learning 24/7. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Goals continued <ul><li>Goal #5: </li></ul><ul><li>District technology department will increase the amount of technical assistance to staff, classroom implementation, help desk support, applications online, administrative software effectiveness, and remote deployment of updates and roll-outs. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Goals continued <ul><li>Goal #6: </li></ul><ul><li>District technology infrastructure will be evaluated, updated, and maintained on a scheduled basis for maximum instructional and informational support. </li></ul>
  10. 10. What does this mean? <ul><li>With the implementation of the technology plan: </li></ul><ul><li>Ability of teachers to teach will increase </li></ul><ul><li>Students will be enabled to meet challenging state academic standards </li></ul>
  11. 11. Affordable Access = E-Rate <ul><li>When the Telecommunications Act of 1996 was signed into law, for the first time schools and libraries became eligible for Universal Service support. </li></ul><ul><li>Goal: to ensure that schools and libraries have affordable access to advanced telecommunications </li></ul>
  12. 12. What is E-Rate? <ul><li>The E-Rate is the discount that schools and libraries will receive for the acquisition of telecommunication services. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Who is eligible? <ul><li>Schools: all elementary and secondary schools as defined within the Elementary and Secondary Education </li></ul><ul><li>Libraries: individual library branches, library facilities, library systems, and library consortia as defined in the Library and Technology Act </li></ul>
  14. 14. What services are available? <ul><li>Telecommunication Services: </li></ul><ul><li>regular telephone lines for teachers to receive phone calls in the classroom, pagers for security officials, high bandwidth telecommunication services, satellite delivery for distance learning, and coaxial cable </li></ul>
  15. 15. Available services cont’d <ul><li>Internet Access: </li></ul><ul><li>services for access the internet, for example, e-mail and access to the World Wide Web </li></ul><ul><li>Content, such as paid subscription service, is not covered. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Available services cont’d <ul><li>Internal Connections: Bringing the technology into the learning environment </li></ul><ul><li>Basic installation and maintenance of a network: routers, hubs, network file servers, wireless LAN, and software needed for operation of file servers. </li></ul>
  17. 17. What is not covered? <ul><li>There are some components that are not covered under E-Rate. </li></ul><ul><li>Computers for teachers or students, fax machines, modems, software, professional development, and asbestos removal. Resale of discounted services is prohibited. </li></ul>
  18. 18. What are the discounts and how are they determined? <ul><li>Discounts range from 20-90 percent and are based on economic disadvantage and geographic location. </li></ul><ul><li>The level of discounts is based upon the level of eligibility in the federal free and reduced lunch program. </li></ul>
  19. 19. E-Rate Data for West Rusk CCISD
  20. 20. What does all this mean? <ul><li>We are able to have high level technology access to: </li></ul><ul><li>Build technical, communication, media, and information literacy through collaboration. </li></ul><ul><li>Build understanding across subjects and across cultures. </li></ul><ul><li>Engage students in real-world data, tools, and expertise for solving meaningful problems. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide an environment for students to become visionaries, innovators, and highly-skilled collaborators. </li></ul>
  21. 21. E-Rate Additional Information <ul><li>For additional information on E-Rate, visit the following links: </li></ul><ul><li>E-Rate Questions and Answers </li></ul><ul><li>Universal Service Administrative Company </li></ul><ul><li>US Department of Education </li></ul>