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  1. 1. Every thing you wanted to know about The Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund but were afraid to askOR What is “E-Rate” and where is my technology?<br />
  2. 2. <ul><li>What is E-Rate?
  3. 3. What services does E-Rate </li></ul> provide?<br /><ul><li> How much assistance does E-Rate</li></ul> provide? <br /><ul><li> The Technology Plan
  4. 4. Texas STaR chart
  5. 5. How are we doing?</li></li></ul><li>What is E-Rate?<br />The E-Rate program provides discounts to assist most schools and libraries in the United States to obtain affordable telecommunications and internet services.<br />
  6. 6. What services does E-Rate provide?<br />Four service categories are funded<br /><ul><li> Telecommunications </li></ul> Services<br /><ul><li> Internet Access
  7. 7. Internal Connections
  8. 8. Basic Maintenance</li></li></ul><li>How much assistance does E-Rate provide?<br /><ul><li> discounts of 20 to 90 percent depending </li></ul> on economic need and location (urban <br /> or rural).<br /><ul><li> discount is based on the percentage of </li></ul> students eligible for participation the <br /> National School Lunch Program<br />
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  10. 10. To apply for E-rate discounts you must: <br />Develop a technology plan<br />Submit FCC Form 470<br />Provide for a 28-day competitive bidding period<br />Select service provider/sign contracts<br />Submit FCC Form 471<br />
  11. 11. The Technology Plan<br /><ul><li> bond election at the end of the 2010-2011 school year
  12. 12. outcomes of the bond will be smart boards and Interwrite</li></ul> pads in each classroom, ceiling mounted projectors and <br /> digital video cameras for use the classroom to create podcasts<br /><ul><li> HEB currently has a server for faculty use to provide podcasts</li></ul>to students.<br /><ul><li> HEB is in the process of replacing all teacher desktops with</li></ul>laptops and docking stations<br /><ul><li> All teachers have a website and are required to keep current</li></ul>information on the website<br /><ul><li> Federal Stimulus money was used at the elementary level to</li></ul>provide smart boards, Interwrite pads, laptops and student<br /> computers to some or our campuses.<br />
  13. 13. Texas STaR chart<br /><ul><li>What is the STaR chart?
  14. 14. How will it help us?
  15. 15. How are we doing?</li></li></ul><li>What is the Texas STaR chart?<br /><ul><li> School Technology and Readiness. A Teacher Tool for Planning and Self-Assessing aligned with the  Long-Range Plan for Technology, 2006-2020.
  16. 16. Ratings are earned in 4 categories</li></ul>Teaching and Learning<br />Educator Preparation and Development<br />Leadership, Administration, and Instructional Support<br />Infrastructure for Technology<br />
  17. 17. How will it help us?<br />The Texas Teacher STaR Chart Will Help Teachers Answer Critical Questions:<br /><ul><li> What is my current educational technology profile in the areas of</li></ul> Teaching and Learning and Educator Preparation and Development? <br /><ul><li> What is my knowledge of online learning, technology resources,</li></ul>instructional support, and planning on my campus? <br /><ul><li> What evidence can be provided to demonstrate my progress in meeting</li></ul>the goals of the Long Range Plan for Technology and No Child Left<br />Behind, Title II, Part D? <br /><ul><li> In what areas can I improve my level of technology integration to ensure</li></ul>the best possible teaching and learning for my students? <br /><ul><li> What are the technology standards required of all beginning teachers </li></ul> and recommended for all current Texas teachers? <br />
  18. 18. How are we doing?<br />Early Tech 6-8 points Developing Tech 9-14 points <br />Advanced Tech 15-20 points Target Tech 21-24 points<br />
  19. 19. Statewide Summary Data<br />http://starchart.esc12.net/statistics.html<br />Campus Data Report<br />http://starchart2.esc12.net/<br />