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  1. 1. E-Rate and Temple’s Technology Plan<br />By James M. (Mike) Baker<br />
  2. 2. Agenda<br />What is E-Rate?<br />Benefits<br />Requirements<br />Temple ISD Technology Plan<br />Needs Assessment<br />Goals, Objectives, and Strategies<br />Budget<br />Evaluation<br />
  3. 3. What is E-Rate?<br />Program that provides discounted telecommunications services to schools and libraries<br />Administered by the Schools and Libraries Division (SLD) of the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC)<br />Established in 1997 when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted a Universal Service Order implementing the Telecommunications Act of 1996<br />Designed to ensure that all eligible schools and libraries have affordable access to modern telecommunications and information services<br />
  4. 4. Benefits of E-Rate<br />Provides discounts of 20 percent to 90 percent for eligible telecommunications services<br />Level of discount is based on the percentage eligible for participation in the National School Lunch Program or other federally approved alternative mechanisms<br />Disc0unts can be applied to commercially available telecommunications services, internet access, internal connections, basic local and long distance phone services, and acquisition and installation of equipment to provide internal connections.<br />
  5. 5. E-Rate Requirements<br />Develop a technology plan and submit for approval prior to receiving discounts<br />Submit FCC forms for services requested and ordered, and certification forms<br />Provide for a 28-day competitive bidding period<br />Select service provider and sign contracts<br />Assure technology plan approval, receive services, file additional FCC forms, pay district’s share, and prepare for next year<br />Must provide internet filtering in accordance with Children’s Internet Protection Act<br />
  6. 6. TISD Technology Plan<br />
  7. 7. Technology Budget<br />Technology Expenditure per pupil - $842.38<br />
  8. 8. Technology Planning Committees<br />Curriculum and Instruction Team<br />District Instructional Technology Specialists<br />Campus Technology Liaisons<br />Parent Advisory Committee<br />Community Advisory Committee<br />
  9. 9. Needs Assessments<br />STaR Chart for Teachers<br />Campus STaR Chart<br />SBEC Teacher Technology Competency Self-Assessment<br />Equipment/Hardware/Network Evaluation<br />
  10. 10. STaR Charts<br />
  11. 11. SBEC Teacher Technology Competency Self-Assessment<br />
  12. 12. Technology Evaluation - Infrastructure<br />Single mode fiber links to edge sites<br />Multimode fiber within edge sites<br />100 MB to the desktop<br />Cisco 801.11 b/g/n wireless<br />
  13. 13. Technology Evaluation - Hardware<br />Switches<br />6500 Cisco router at the core<br />3500/2900 series POE Cisco switches in closets<br />Cisco Wireless Security Module (WiSM)<br />Cisco Wireless Access Points<br />
  14. 14. Technology Evaluation - Servers<br />Servers/Storage<br />90 servers (4 virtualized)<br />SAN (16 TB Tier 2, 4.8 TB Tier 1)<br />Disaster Recovery<br />Off-site backup<br />Replicated core services<br />Current standards for workstations<br />Ratios<br />Administrator to computer - 1:1<br />Teacher to computer – 1:1<br />Student to computer – 1:5<br />Printers– 1 inkjet in each classroom, networked printers in office areas, labs, and libraries<br />Cisco IP phones using Call Manager<br />Each classroom and office area has a phone with voice mail<br />
  15. 15. Technology Evaluation - Software<br />Servers <br />Windows 2003 or 2008<br />Workstations<br />Windows XPor Windows 7<br />Administrative software<br />Ciscoworks (routers and switches)<br />Active Directory (users and policies)<br />Exchange (e-mail)<br />Altiris (network management)<br />Symantec (content filtering, anti-virus, e-mail filtering)<br />
  16. 16. Technology Evaluation - Software<br />Administrative Software<br />Skyward (student management, attendance and grade system)<br />Follett Destiny (library)<br />Vboss (food service)<br />School Dude (maintenance)<br />KRONOS (time management)<br />School Messenger (calling system)<br />
  17. 17. Technology Needs - Students<br />Access to and instruction in technology to develop the necessary technology skills to enter the workplace successfully<br />Consistent and continual exposure to technology-integrated curriculum to use technology as a tool in the learning process<br />Equitable access to the technology resources that support instruction and learning<br />Network connectivity and hardware that supports effective communication and instruction<br />
  18. 18. Technology Needs - Teachers<br />Technical and instructional skills that will enable them to support student technology needs<br />Professional development and support in order to effectively use technology<br />Necessary resources to make technology an integral part of TISD administrative and instructional systems<br />Network connectivity and hardware that supports effective communication and instruction<br />Accountability for integrating technology in to their curriculum<br />
  19. 19. Technology Needs - Administrators<br />Technical and instructional skills that will enable them to support teacher and student technology needs<br />Professional development and support in order to effectively use technology<br />Necessary resources to make technology an integral part of TISD administrative and instructional systems<br />Accountability for providing teachers time to learn how to integrate technology in their curriculum<br />
  20. 20. Goal 1: Provide user support and training that supports student learning, data-based decision making, and communication.<br />Objective 1.1 - Provide professional development for teachers.<br />Objective 1.2 – Provide professional development for administrators<br />Objective 1.3 – Provide professional development for support staff.<br />
  21. 21. Strategies for Goal 1 Objectives<br />Provide annual technology orientations and update training for teachers, administrators and staff<br />Provide funding for state and national conferences<br />Provide advanced training for instructional technology specialists and liaisons<br />Provide district-wide technology course offerings<br />Provide staff development for mandated initiative, i.e., internet safety and cyberbullying<br />
  22. 22. Goal 2: Provide and support the technology necessary to facilitate the learning process.<br />Objective 2.1 – Students will master the appropriate Technology Applications TEKS.<br />Objective 2.2 – Provide and support the district’s instructional management systems in order to facilitate teaching and assessment.<br />Objective 2.3 – Provide software and services that support district, state, and federal goals.<br />Objective 2.4 – Support the learning process with services that provide educational support and communication between the school and home.<br />Objective 2.5 – Use the library centers as resources for technology integration<br />
  23. 23. Strategies for Goal 2 Objectives<br />Utilize Eduphoria to manage assessments and curriculum resources, and monitor teacher performance <br />Maintain software agreements and licensing that provide instructional support and productivity and data management<br />Provide and support a content management system for the district, campus, and teacher websites<br />Maintain a parent portal that includes appropriate student information and communications<br />Utilize video conferencing units and online courses at each campus to provide real-world learning experiences<br />Provide online 24/7 access to library catalogs and instructional programs<br />
  24. 24. Goal 3: Provide and support high quality equipment and infrastructure that is educationally sound and cost effective.<br />Objective 3.1 – Refresh computer and printers for students and staff on a 5-year refresh schedule.<br />Objective 3.2 – Manage and upgrade core network equipment and services.<br />Objective 3.3 – Provide network software and services necessary for file storage and retrieval, security, and compliance with federal, state, and local law and policy<br />
  25. 25. Strategies for Goal 3 Objectives<br />Provide and maintain network and server software that supports the network services<br />Implement file/e-mail archiving and de-duplication solution to help meet records retention requirements<br />Provide content filtering processes that comply with the Child Internet Protection Act<br />
  26. 26. Goal 4: Use a comprehensive planning and monitoring process to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations, cost effectiveness, and alignment with district goals.<br />Objective 4.1 – Integrate technology into campus and district planning<br />Objective 4.2 – Complete state requirements for reporting<br />
  27. 27. Strategies for Goal 4 Objectives<br />Campus liaisons serve as members of the campus planning committees to ensure technology is integrated in the campus plans<br />Support district goals with the appropriate technology solutions<br />Involve all stakeholders in the planning and monitoring process<br />All teachers, librarians, and principals complete STaR charts<br />Follow E-Rate compliance procedures for all E-Rate funded services and equipment<br />Maintain and update district technology plan<br />
  28. 28. Evaluation Methods<br />STaR Chart growth<br />Industry standard skill assessments<br />IC3, MOS, etc.<br />Locally developed surveys and self assessments<br />Documentation of TEKS for students K-8 (Learning.com)<br />E-Rate funding<br />Grant applications and awards<br />
  29. 29. Summary<br />E-Rate is a program, administered by the Schools and Libraries division of the Universal Service Administrative company that provides discounted telecommunications services to schools and libraries<br />E-Rate requires districts to develop and submit technology for approval prior to providing discounts<br />The district’s technology plan supports the district’s mission and goals and addresses needs assessments in the areas of:<br />Professional development<br />Providing and supporting technology that supports the learning process<br /> Providing high quality equipment and infrastructure that is educationally sound and cost effective<br />Use of a comprehensive planning and monitoring process<br />
  30. 30. Resources<br />http://www.fcc.gov/guides/universal-service-program-schools-and-libraries<br />http://www.universalservice.org/sl/<br />http://www.fcc.gov/consumer-governmental-affairs-bureau<br />http://technology.templeisd.schoolfusion.us/modules/groups/group_pages.phtml?gid=1008864&nid=74867&sessionid=07802cdfb73bdb2ea0fbfe81928a1285&sessionid=07802cdfb73bdb2ea0fbfe81928a1285<br />

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