Intro to E-Rate and
District Technology Plan
          Lamar University
    EDLD 5306 Week 2 Assignment
Agenda

E-Rate Overview

Introduction to Humble ISD

Humble ISD Tech. Plan Goals

Summary/Conclusion
E-Rate Overview

Administered by Universal Service Administrative
Company

Provides non-profit private school, public schoo...
E-Rate Discounts
                             % Students     Discount
                             Eligible for           ...
Humble ISD-Introduction

38 Campus System

Approx. 35,000 students enrolled 2009. Up to 49,000
possible by end of 2013.

2...
Humble ISD-Introduction

38 Campus System

Approx. 35,000 students enrolled 2009. Up to 49,000
possible by end of 2013.

2...
Goals of HISD Technology Plan
 Provide well-balanced and appropriate curriculum by integrating
 existing and emerging tech...
Budget
                                               7,500,000
Result of Bond Election      5,000,000
includes $23.5 mill...
Current Needs Assessment

 Improve Ratio of Students/Computers - Overall district goal met in
 2006, but some campuses are...
Meeting the Goals

Expand Computer Home Use Program using refurbished retired
computers

District wide technology camp for...
Meeting the Goals

Provide opportunities for curriculum writing and development

Continue to create resources (video, data...
Conclusion/Summary
Majority of campuses within the HISD are meeting or exceeding
their technology plan based on STaR chart...
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  • Lamar University EDLD 5306 Week 2 Assignment

    1. 1. Intro to E-Rate and District Technology Plan Lamar University EDLD 5306 Week 2 Assignment
    2. 2. Agenda E-Rate Overview Introduction to Humble ISD Humble ISD Tech. Plan Goals Summary/Conclusion
    3. 3. E-Rate Overview Administered by Universal Service Administrative Company Provides non-profit private school, public school and libraries discounted telecommunication services Discount is based on economic need and location Eligible services include but not limited to basic phone service, internet connection, and email
    4. 4. E-Rate Discounts % Students Discount Eligible for Discount for Up to $2.25 billion National Urban for Rural School Lunch Location available annually for Program Locations authorized services Less than 20% 25% 1% Schools not participating 1%-19% 40% 50% in National School Lunch 20%-34% 50% 60% program may use the 35%-49% 60% 70% Alternative Discount 50%-74% 80% 80% Mechanism 75%-100% 90% 90%
    5. 5. Humble ISD-Introduction 38 Campus System Approx. 35,000 students enrolled 2009. Up to 49,000 possible by end of 2013. 27% Economically Disadvantaged 100% of classrooms with direct connection to internet Computer/Student Ratio - 3 Computer/Teacher Ratio - 1
    6. 6. Humble ISD-Introduction 38 Campus System Approx. 35,000 students enrolled 2009. Up to 49,000 possible by end of 2013. 27% Economically Disadvantaged 100% of classrooms with direct connection to internet Computer/Student Ratio - 3 Computer/Teacher Ratio - 1
    7. 7. Goals of HISD Technology Plan Provide well-balanced and appropriate curriculum by integrating existing and emerging technologies to meed individual students and district standards, giving students opportunities to learn and practice in a collaborative real-world environment Continue to improve a comprehensive professional development program complete with ongoing support Increase the efficiency and productivity of students, staff and administrators through the meaningful use of technology Continue and improve a community partnership on the use of technology in the learning process Continue and improve an organizational framework and management system to facilitate the technological philosophy of HISD
    8. 8. Budget 7,500,000 Result of Bond Election 5,000,000 includes $23.5 million for technology 150,000 50,000 Additional budget 1,000,000 sources include up to 3,850,000 $1 million from state allotment and local 6,000,000 sources 51% discount on Classroom Projectors and Sound services through E- PC for Homes Rate Distance Learning PC Replacement Upgrade Infrastructure/Software Web Apps Campus Based Tech Initiatives
    9. 9. Current Needs Assessment Improve Ratio of Students/Computers - Overall district goal met in 2006, but some campuses are lagging Assess Technology Literacy Assessment at all middle schools Need for “online registration” is essential-replace need for parents to complete numerous forms Distance Learning - need for more meetings via video conference and virtual field trips. Increase in activities will cause need for additional bandwidth Network - as use increases additional servers and migration to virtual server solution will be needed
    10. 10. Meeting the Goals Expand Computer Home Use Program using refurbished retired computers District wide technology camp for 4th and 5th grad students in summer Provide and maintain campus wide student directory for collaborative work Utilize online forms to reduce paperwork and maximize efficiency Provide ongoing training, incentives and technology champions for staff
    11. 11. Meeting the Goals Provide opportunities for curriculum writing and development Continue to create resources (video, databases, and content) for use as digital curriculum Develop courses and access courses through Texas Virtual School Network Implement district wide Internet safety curriculum delivered via “on demand” videoconferencing Reinstate “Instructional Technologist” model for each campus.
    12. 12. Conclusion/Summary Majority of campuses within the HISD are meeting or exceeding their technology plan based on STaR chart Appears tools are in place, but teacher development on use of tools are the major concern based on the current plan Resources are limited in both budget and personnel to achieve quick implementation due to the fact most campuses do not have a technology leader. The re-implementation of Technology advocates will help No mention of contingency plan if there is a short fall in the budget. Basing entire plan on funds received in bond election. Concerned that the goals are not “SMART” enough and address a very broad topic 11

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