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  1. 1. E-Rate and PNG ISD’s Educational Technology Plan<br />
  2. 2. Agenda<br />
  3. 3. The Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund OR E-Rate <br />Detail of E-Rate Application Process<br />Ensures that schools and libraries have access to affordable telecommunications and information services.<br />
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  5. 5. Eligibility Requirements<br />
  6. 6. E-Rate Application Process<br />After determining eligibility status<br />A school must have a Technology Plan to submit with their application.<br />We will discuss the process of Developing a Technology Plan later.<br />PNG ISD Technology Plan<br />
  7. 7. E-Rate Application Process<br />
  8. 8. E-Rate Application Process<br />Application Review<br />Receive Funding Decision<br />Begin Receipt of Services<br />Invoice USAC<br />
  9. 9. Developing a Technology Plan<br />A Technology Plan consist of six components<br />
  10. 10. Goals and Strategies<br />Each goal has supporting strategies.<br />
  11. 11. GOAL 2<br />Participate in professional development to acquire instructional strategies and pedagogy necessary to facilitate learner-centered curricula that integrate the use of technology tools. <br />Professional Development<br />Port Neches Groves Professional Development Goal <br />has 11 supporting strategies. <br />Provide Director of Instructional Technology <br />Provide continuing education and/or training for instructional technology staff to learn new or emerging instructional technologies via online courses, seminars, conferences, classes, professional literature.<br />Strategy<br />Strategy<br />Provide professional development opportunities necessary to advance technology skills required to foster online communication among students, teachers, administrators, parents, and community members. <br />Strategy<br />+ 7 More STRATEGIES<br />
  12. 12. Needs Assessment<br />Port Neches Groves ISD Technology Plan has two separate set of needs.<br />
  13. 13. Budget Resources<br />Budgets for three consecutive years are reported. Each year list three Items.<br />
  14. 14. Evaluation Process<br />The Evaluation Process is a continuous cycle that must be explained in detail in a Technology Plan.<br />
  15. 15. Conclusion<br /><ul><li>E-Rate discounts technology supplies to schools and libraries
  16. 16. The application process requires a Technology Plan
  17. 17. PNG ISD’s Technology Plan Consist of six components.</li></ul>Resources<br />Port Neches-Groves Independent School District,(2010) Technology Department, Web page<br />Universal Service Administrative Company (2010), Web Page,<br /><br /><br />