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Week 2, Assignment 4

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Week 2, Assignment 4

  1. 1. 21 st Century Learning Presented by: Jeff Hattrup
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>What is E-Rate? </li></ul><ul><li>Who is eligible for E-Rate? </li></ul><ul><li>How much can E-Rate save Klein ISD? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the steps to apply for E-Rate? </li></ul><ul><li>What is Klein’s technology plan? </li></ul><ul><li>How is Eiland Elementary progressing towards Klein goals? </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is E-Rate? <ul><li>The Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund </li></ul><ul><li>Provides discounts to assist most schools and libraries in the United States to obtain affordable telecommunications and Internet access. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Who is eligible for E-Rate? <ul><li>Schools must meet the following requirements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Must provide elementary or secondary education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May be public or private </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must operate as non-profit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cannot have an endowment exceeding $50 million </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. How much can E-Rate save Klein ISD? <ul><li>Depending on the level of poverty and the urban/rural status of the population served, E-Rate can save a school between 20% and 90% of the costs of eligible services. </li></ul><ul><li>Primary measure for determining discounts is the percentage of students eligible for free and reduced lunch. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Discount Matrix
  7. 7. What are the steps to apply for E-Rate? <ul><li>Step 1: Determine Eligibility </li></ul><ul><li>Step 2: Develop a Technology Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Step 3: Open a Competitive Bidding Process </li></ul><ul><li>Step 4: Select a Service Provider </li></ul><ul><li>Step 5: Calculate the Discount Level </li></ul><ul><li>Step 6: Determine Your Eligible </li></ul><ul><li>Step 7: Submit Your Application for Program Support </li></ul><ul><li>Step 8: Undergo Application Review </li></ul><ul><li>Step 9: Receive Your Funding Decision </li></ul><ul><li>Step 10: Begin Receipt of Services </li></ul><ul><li>Step 11: Invoice USAC </li></ul>
  8. 8. What is Klein’s technology plan? <ul><li>Goal 1: Implement teaching and learning strategies that incorporate 21 st century tools, context and content. </li></ul><ul><li>Goal 2: Implement and sustain a high quality, on-going, systemic, job-embedded professional development program for all staff. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Goals continued… <ul><li>Goal 3: Increase student and staff productivity though the use of technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Goal 4: Provide a stable and secure infrastructure to deliver appropriate content and allow for growth. </li></ul>
  10. 10. How is Eiland Elementary progressing towards Klein goals? *Information pulled from 2007-2010 Eiland campus StaR Chart reports.
  11. 11. Summary <ul><li>E-Rate provides discounts to schools and libraries based on poverty levels. </li></ul><ul><li>Klein ISD is working to achieve four technology goals which include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching with technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Staff trained in technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased productivity using technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stable technology infrastructure </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. For more information visit: <ul><li>http://www.usac.org/default.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oii/nonpublic/erate.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.kleinisd.net/docs/1-it.TechPlan.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>http://starchart.esc12.net/ </li></ul>

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