Texas E-Rate Plan

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Texas E-Rate Plan

  1. 1. E-Rate Plan Martin Luther King, Jr. Learning Center
  2. 2. Martin Luther King, Jr. Learning Center <ul><li>How can we use the e-Rate Plan to prepare our students and staff for success in education? Visit the e-Rate Plan by clicking here </li></ul>
  3. 3. E-Rate Plan <ul><li>Created by the FCC to provide schools and libraries affordable access to advanced telecommunications services. </li></ul><ul><li>E-Rate provides discounts ranging from 20% to 90% on Telecommunications Services, Internet Access, Internal Connections, and Basic Maintenance of Internal Connections to eligible schools and libraries. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>The plan must establish clear goals and a realistic strategy for using telecommunications and information technology to improve education or library services; </li></ul><ul><li>The plan must have a professional development strategy to ensure that staff know how to use these new technologies to improve education or library services; </li></ul><ul><li>The plan must include an assessment of the telecommunication services, hardware, software, and other services that will be needed to improve education or library services; </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>The plan must provide a sufficient budget to acquire and support the non-discounted elements of the plan: the hardware, software, professional development and other services that will be needed to implement the strategy; and </li></ul><ul><li>The plan must include an evaluation process that enables the school or library to monitor progress toward the specified goals and make mid-course corrections in response to new developments and opportunities and they arise. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Campus Technology Plan Overview <ul><li>Technology will be used in each classroom when appropriate. </li></ul><ul><li>Campus purchased Elmo’s and projectors for each grade level. </li></ul><ul><li>We need to purchase additional equipment for all classrooms. We are finding that students are paying closer attention when technology is utilized. This a need in order for students to develop 21st century computer skills which are needed for college and workforce. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Campus Overview Continued <ul><li>Technology usage can help close the achievement gap between all sub-groups. </li></ul><ul><li>We will utilize Title II D Initiatives to help assist with this initiative as an additional need arises for professional development. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Resources <ul><li>http://tpesc.esc12.net/erate/default.html </li></ul>

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