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E rate and gpisd tech plan

  1. 1. Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund and Grand Prairie ISD’s Technology Plan<br />
  2. 2. Agenda<br />What is the Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund<br />The impact of E-Rate<br />GPISD’s Technology Plan<br />Budget<br />Evaluation Process <br />Strategies<br />Professional Development <br />Ongoing Assessments<br />
  3. 3. What is the Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund?<br />Commonly known as E-Rate<br />Discounts- telecommunication and Internet access<br />Dependent on poverty level & urban/rural status<br />http://www.universalservice.org/sl/about/overview-program.aspx<br />
  4. 4. Impact of E-Rate<br />2005- 100,000 schools<br />Internet access- 1994=35% 1999=95%<br />Classroom access- 1994=3% 1999=63% <br />
  5. 5. Grand Prairie ISD’s Technology Plan<br />
  6. 6. Technology Budget<br />
  7. 7. On-going Evaluation Process<br />Surveys<br />Interviews<br />Inventory<br />STaR Chart<br />
  8. 8. Strategy for Using Telecommunications and Information Technology<br />Access to Internet<br />Individual Computers<br />Computer Labs<br />
  9. 9. Professional Development<br />“Part 2” Sessions<br />Forums<br />Online sessions<br />New Teacher in-services<br />
  10. 10. On-going Assessments<br />STaR Chart<br />PDAS<br />
  11. 11. Conclusion<br />With the help of E-Rate, schools can afford the technology they need to help students to be successful.<br />GPISD has a Technology plan in place to understand where we are coming from and what direction we need to head in.<br />

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