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Technology in CFISD

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Technology in CFISD

  1. 1. SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES UNIVERSAL SERVICE MECHANISM BY: MICHELE HERMAN E Rate
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>What is E-Rate </li></ul><ul><li>Cy-Fair ISD Technology Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Star Chart Results </li></ul><ul><li>What impact does E-Rate have on CFISD? </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is the &quot;E-Rate&quot;? <ul><li>Provides discount to schools and libraries for telecommunication services under the direct of the Federal Communication Commission. </li></ul><ul><li>Internet and telecommunications are offered with discounts to school that meet the criteria. </li></ul>
  4. 4. How does it work? <ul><li>Eligible schools and libraries can receive discounts of 20-90 percent discount on telecommunication services, Internet access and internal connections. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Funding…. <ul><li>Based on percentage level of student eligible for federal free and reduced lunch program. Libraries will use the school lunch eligibility percentage from their local school districts. </li></ul>
  6. 6. E-Rate Discounts <ul><li>Basic Phone Service-local and long distance </li></ul><ul><li>(voicemail not included) </li></ul><ul><li>Leased data circuits </li></ul><ul><li>(Routers,Switches,Network Servers) </li></ul><ul><li>T-1,56K ISDN Lines </li></ul><ul><li>Dial-up Internet access </li></ul><ul><li>Direct internet connections </li></ul>
  7. 7. Program Specfics <ul><li>What's not Covered? </li></ul><ul><li>Computers for teachers or students, fax machines, modems, software, professional development, and asbestos removal. Resale of discounted services is prohibited. </li></ul><ul><li>How Much Money is Available in Discounts? </li></ul><ul><li>Up to $2.25 billion per year will be available from the Universal Service Fund. The Fund for schools and libraries will be established on January 1, 1998. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Application Process <ul><li>Applicants must have Technology Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Submit the Application Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Click site for application: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.usac.org/sl/ </li></ul>
  9. 9. CFISD Technology Vision <ul><li>As an integral part of the teaching and learning process, instructional technology will facilitate students’ active learning and prepare them to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world. </li></ul>
  10. 10. STAR Chart Results
  11. 11. Campus Results <ul><li>Early Tech, 6-8 </li></ul><ul><li>Developing Tech, 9-14 </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Tech, 15-20 </li></ul><ul><li>Target Tech, 21-24 </li></ul>
  12. 12. How does this help CFISD <ul><li>Helps districts elevate budget resources associated with technology which in turn will free up more room to purchase the following. </li></ul><ul><li>Allows district extra monies to replace aging computers. </li></ul><ul><li>Installing mounted projectors </li></ul><ul><li>Smartboards </li></ul><ul><li>Document readers </li></ul><ul><li>Laptops for all students </li></ul>
  13. 13. Where is the Plan? <ul><li>Follow the link below: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.cfisd.net/dept2/technology/Technology%20Plan.pdf </li></ul>
  14. 14. Final Thoughts <ul><li>Technology is an integral part of educating the future generations. </li></ul><ul><li>Students need technology to perform in the 21 st century workplace. </li></ul>

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