Introducing E-Rate

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Introducing E-Rate

  1. 1. Time for your lesson! Let’s talk about “E-Rate”
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>What is E-Rate? </li></ul><ul><li>What does E-Rate provide </li></ul><ul><li>E-Rate Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Our Tech Plan </li></ul><ul><li>How are we doing? </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is E-Rate? <ul><li>E-Rate is a U.S. government program to provide discounts to schools and libraries for telecommunications and internet services. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What does E-Rate do? <ul><ul><li>E-rate provides reimbursements to eligible schools and libraries for </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Telecommunications Services </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Internet Access </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Internal Connections and </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Basic Maintenance of Internal </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Connections </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. What are E-Rate Requirements? <ul><li>The Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) mandates five elements of a technology plan prepared as part of the E-Rate application process. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.e-ratecentral.com/applicationTips/techPlan / </li></ul><ul><li>Navarro Elementary’s Technology plan has been designed with these elements in mind. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Our Tech Plan Goals <ul><li>The classroom use of technology will increase as reflected by the following areas on the Texas Star Chart: </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching & Learning --- Developing Tech </li></ul><ul><li>Educator Preparation & Development --- Developing Tech </li></ul><ul><li>Administration & Support Services --- Advanced Tech </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure for Technology --- Target Tech. </li></ul>
  7. 7. STaR Chart Progress
  8. 8. Old School to New School <ul><li>Technology integration continues to be a priority. Participating in E-Rate will help us to achieve our goals. </li></ul>
  9. 9. References <ul><li>http://www.e-ratecentral.com/applicationTips/techPlan/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.navarroisd.us/district/Improvement_Plans/09-10/ES_CIP_2009-2010.pdf </li></ul>

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