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E rate for schools and libraries


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E-Rate Presentation for EDLD 5352: Instructional Leadership:Technolgy Link for Lamar University.

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E rate for schools and libraries

  1. 1. E-Rate for Schools and Libraries Dana Dworaczyk
  2. 2. The E-Rate Program <ul><li>Discounts for schools and libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Four funded areas: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Telecommunications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internal connections (excludes basic maintenance) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic maintenance of internal connections </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. School Responsibilities <ul><li>Computers </li></ul><ul><li>Telephones </li></ul><ul><li>All End-User Resources </li></ul><ul><li>and </li></ul><ul><li>School Technology Plan </li></ul>
  4. 4. School Technology Plan <ul><li>Goals and reasonable procedures for using the telecommunications and technology </li></ul><ul><li>Professional development opportunities to train the staff in the use of technology </li></ul><ul><li>Needs assessment for equipment and services </li></ul><ul><li>Method of evaluation for school progress toward goal achievement </li></ul>
  5. 5. Technology Plan Goals and Strategies <ul><li>Teachers and students will have computer and internet access. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scheduled replacement of old computers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consistent network function and maintenance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multi-media equipment access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Networked laser printers on campus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Upgrade phone system </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Technology Plan Goals and Strategies <ul><li>Staff will use technology to improve student achievement. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E-mail will be main communication tool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Campus will have technology mentors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SBEC technology skills will be mastered </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Curriculum objectives will include technology measures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology staff will remain current </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Incentives for technology proficiency will be offered </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Technology Plan Goals and Strategies <ul><li>Student achievement will increase through the use of technology. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology TEKS will be integrated into the curriculum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Distance learning opportunities provided </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online credit recovery program provided </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New software and updates available </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adaptive technology for special needs students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adult learning community formed </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Technology Plan Goals and Strategies <ul><li>Use technology to analyze data and make curricular decisions. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TAKS database to track student progress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student readiness software to track progress and make decisions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online assessments programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology committee meets monthly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology plan communicated to all stakeholders </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. What can you do? <ul><li>Participate with the school community in achieving our technology goals and strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Bring suggestions for new ways that we can use technology to improve student achievement </li></ul>
  10. 10. Have a Great Weekend! <ul><li>Remember that it is always a great day to be a Sandcrab! </li></ul>