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An Introduction to “E-Rate” and El Sol Science Academy’s Technology Framework Adrian Rodriguez
Introduction/Agenda <ul><li>Overview of  “E-Rate” </li></ul><ul><li>Overview of El Sol Science and Art Academy’s Technolog...
E-Rate Overview <ul><li>Administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company under direction of the FCC </li></ul>...
E-Rate: Overview of Process Application Process 1.  Determine eligibility  http://www.universalservice.org/sl/applicants/s...
Summary/Conclusion <ul><li>Program meant to help schools with limited technology funds </li></ul><ul><li>Limited to school...
El Sol Science and Arts Academy Technology Plan <ul><li>Developed in conjunction with district goals and mandates </li></u...
2011-2015 8 th  Grade Proficiency Plan
Key  Initiatives in Technology Plan <ul><li>Monthly in-services for all teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Identify “superusers” t...
Conclusion <ul><li>El Sol’s vision has brought together all stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Vision is consistent with schoo...
References <ul><li>http://www.universalservice.org/sl/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://elsolacademy.net/   </li></ul>
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  1. 1. An Introduction to “E-Rate” and El Sol Science Academy’s Technology Framework Adrian Rodriguez
  2. 2. Introduction/Agenda <ul><li>Overview of “E-Rate” </li></ul><ul><li>Overview of El Sol Science and Art Academy’s Technology Plan </li></ul><ul><li>References </li></ul>
  3. 3. E-Rate Overview <ul><li>Administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company under direction of the FCC </li></ul><ul><li>Assists U.S. school and libraries in attaining affordable internet access </li></ul><ul><li>Funding is requested under four categories: telecommunications services, internet access, internal connections, basic maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>Schools can apply individually or through a consortium </li></ul><ul><li>Applicants must already have software/hardware necessary to facilitate the use of “E-Rate’s “ services </li></ul>
  4. 4. E-Rate: Overview of Process Application Process 1. Determine eligibility http://www.universalservice.org/sl/applicants/step01/ 2. Develop a Technology Plan http://www.universalservice.org/sl/applicants/step02 3. Open a Competitive Bidding Process http://www.universalservice.org/sl/applicants/step03 4. Select a Service Provider http://www.universalservice.org/sl/applicants/step04/ 5. Calculate the Discount Level http://www.universalservice.org/sl/applicants/step05/ 6. Determine You eligible Services http://www.universalservice.org/sl/applicants/step06/ 7. Submit Application for Support http://www.universalservice.org/sl/applicants/step07/ 8. Undergo Application Review http://www.universalservice.org/sl/applicants/step08/ 9. Receive Funding Decision http://www.universalservice.org/sl/applicants/step09/ 10. Begin Receipt of Services http://www.universalservice.org/sl/applicants/step10/ 11. Invoice USAC http://www.universalservice.org/sl/applicants/step11/
  5. 5. Summary/Conclusion <ul><li>Program meant to help schools with limited technology funds </li></ul><ul><li>Limited to schools and libraries in the United States </li></ul><ul><li>Application process can be cumbersome, ensure that each step is fully understood </li></ul><ul><li>Technology infrastructure must be provided by libraries/campuses </li></ul><ul><li>E-Rate Website: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.universalservice.org/sl/ </li></ul>
  6. 6. El Sol Science and Arts Academy Technology Plan <ul><li>Developed in conjunction with district goals and mandates </li></ul><ul><li>Based on current CA state standards </li></ul><ul><li>Adheres to U.S. Department of Education’s requirement for technology plans </li></ul><ul><li>Requires training for all teachers regardless of technology knowledge level </li></ul><ul><li>Plan aims to build completely technology literate students by the 8 th grade </li></ul>
  7. 7. 2011-2015 8 th Grade Proficiency Plan
  8. 8. Key Initiatives in Technology Plan <ul><li>Monthly in-services for all teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Identify “superusers” that will lead and support all teachers in initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Grade-level appropriate goals/objectives to be developed that correlate with current standards and benchmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Grant writing workshops for all teachers to help secure funding sources </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate with partner charter high school to create a digital “network” to exchange information </li></ul>
  9. 9. Conclusion <ul><li>El Sol’s vision has brought together all stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Vision is consistent with school’s mission statement and commitment to science </li></ul><ul><li>Determined to foster 100% technology proficiency by the end of 8 th grade </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple funding sources already in place to bring in new software/hardware/monies </li></ul><ul><li>El Sol Academy website: </li></ul><ul><li>http://elsolacademy.net/ </li></ul>
  10. 10. References <ul><li>http://www.universalservice.org/sl/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://elsolacademy.net/ </li></ul>

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