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E-rate in General

  1. 1. Woodville High School<br />Universal Service Program for Schools and Libraries<br />By: Brenda Moore<br />EDLD 5352<br />
  2. 2. Agenda<br /><ul><li>Introduction: E-Rate
  3. 3. Benefits
  4. 4. How Does it Work and</li></ul> Who Pays for it?<br /><ul><li>Technology Components
  5. 5. Woodville ISD Technology Plan
  6. 6. Objectives
  7. 7. Summary</li></li></ul><li>Introduction: What is E-Rate?<br />Program mandated by Congress in 1996 to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).<br />
  8. 8. E-Rate<br />Provides discounts to assist most schools <br />and libraries in the United States <br />in obtaining affordable <br />telecommunications and Internet access.<br />
  9. 9. E-Rate Benefits<br /><ul><li>Receive discounts on telecommunications services.
  10. 10. 20% - 90% depending on area household income levels.</li></li></ul><li>How it Works & Who Pays for it?<br /><ul><li>A school or library develops a technology plan.
  11. 11. A school or library provides notice that it seeks services.
  12. 12. Vendors bid to provide the services.
  13. 13. After approval, the vendor provides services at discount prices.
  14. 14. Paid for by telecommunications service providers.</li></li></ul><li>Technology Components<br />Must have:<br /><ul><li>Clear goals for using information technology.
  15. 15. A professional development strategy.
  16. 16. Assessment of services needed.
  17. 17. An evaluation process.</li></li></ul><li>WISD Technology Plan<br /><ul><li>Fund a replacement cycle for pc/laptops annually.
  18. 18. Fund a replacement cycle for LAN and WAN hardware annually.
  19. 19. Fund staff development. Integration of technology into instruction is minimal.</li></li></ul><li>Teaching & Learning Objectives<br /><ul><li>Increase student responsibility for learning and provide curriculum that includes teaching with technology.
  20. 20. Use alternative technology resources.
  21. 21. Use technology to assist with TAKS and provide.
  22. 22. Opportunities for technology proficiency.
  23. 23. Ensure comprehension of Acceptable Use Policy.
  24. 24. Involved parents / community in technology environment.</li></li></ul><li>Staff Development<br /><ul><li>Provide ongoing staff development for use of technology and instruction integration.
  25. 25. Increase opportunities for teachers to be facilitators.
  26. 26. Provide training for teachers to reach Level 3 of minimum competencies.</li></li></ul><li>Administration and Support Services<br /><ul><li>Provide technological resources to educators through various funds.
  27. 27. Develop a consistent evaluation process.
  28. 28. Provide support services.</li></li></ul><li>Infrastructure<br /><ul><li>Provide technology to students in preparation for the 21st century.
  29. 29. Provide ratio of one workstation per student.
  30. 30. Coordinate resources for technology funding.
  31. 31. Provide adequate infrastructure for support.</li></li></ul><li>Wrap it Up!<br /><ul><li>Questions?
  32. 32. How do we get started?
  33. 33. Who can get involved?</li></li></ul><li>Resources<br /><ul><li>http://www.universalservice.org/_res/documents/sl/pdf/E-rate-Overview.pdf
  34. 34. http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/consumerfacts/aboutfcc.html</li>

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