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Cypress fairbanks isd e-rate plan for 2011-2014

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Cypress fairbanks isd e-rate plan for 2011-2014

  1. 1. Cypress-FairbanksISD E-Rate Plan for 2011-2014 By: Letitia Antoine
  2. 2. E-Rate? The E-rate program was set up in 1997 when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted a Universal Service Order implementing the Telecommunications Act of 1996. The Order was designed to ensure that all eligible schools and libraries have affordable access to modern telecommunications and information services.E-Rate Program - Discounted Telecommunications Services -- Office of Non-Public Education
  3. 3. Needs• Need 1 – increase the frequency and level of utilization of technology in the teaching and learning process• Need 2 – maintain and increase professional development• Need 3 – to provide administrative leadership and support for teachers in the use of technology• Need 4 - continue to update and enhance its technology infrastructure
  4. 4. Goals• Goal 1 - allow collaboration, communication, critical thinking, problem-solving, creativity and innovation to solve real-world problems• Goal 2 - Provide opportunities to staff to learn integrate technology as a tool utilizing collaborative, interactive and customized learning environments• Goal 3 – increase the level of administrative support• Goal 4 - provide an infrastructure system that allows all users 24/7 access to all e-learning opportunities and provide technical assistance to support instructional and administrative needs
  5. 5. Amount of Discounts Depending on economic need and location, E-rate provides discounts of 20 % to 90% for telecommunications services.
  6. 6. Professional Development• District Director of Instructional Technology• District Technology Training Specialist• Ten (10) district-wide Instructional Technology Specialists• Technology Liaisons at every campus (stipends provided)• District-wide in-service training in technology, many conducted online• Training of technical staff as appropriate
  7. 7. Cited sources• http://www.cfisd.net/dept2/technology/Tech nology%20Plan.pdf• http://www.usac.org/default.aspx• http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oii/no npublic/erate.html• http://fundsforlearning.com/blog/2011/11/us ac-releases-quarterly-report

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