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E-rate and the Plano ISD Technology Plan

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E-rate and the Plano ISD Technology Plan

  1. 1. & The learning network @ Plano ISD <ul><li>Lamar University </li></ul><ul><li>EDLD 5306 Week 2 Assignment </li></ul><ul><li>Nathan Doelling - SU2 11 </li></ul>Image source: http://www.dis.arkansas.gov/productsServices/professional/PublishingImages/e-rate_logo2.jpg
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Why is this information important? </li></ul><ul><li>Overview of the E-Rate program and funding history </li></ul><ul><li>How E-Rate is related to district technology planning </li></ul><ul><li>Overview of the Plano ISD 2010-2013 Technology Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Summary </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why IS This INformation Important? <ul><li>Plano ISD receives funding from this program. </li></ul><ul><li>Savings from this program are spread to other budget areas. </li></ul><ul><li>E-Rate enriches lives and brings government closer to all Americans ( EdLiNC, 2003) . </li></ul>Reference: EdLiNC. (2003). E-Rate: A vision of Opportunity and Innovation [ PDF Document ]. Retrieved from http://www.EdLiNC.org/pdf/ERateReport070803lores.pdf
  4. 4. E-Rate Program Overview <ul><li>Program began in 1998. </li></ul><ul><li>$2.25 billion in annual discounts. </li></ul><ul><li>Access for all Americans to online services. </li></ul><ul><li>Provided through FCC, funded from service fees. </li></ul><ul><li>Available to not-for-profit schools and libraries. </li></ul><ul><li>Based on student economic data and geographic location. </li></ul>Source: EdLiNC. Get the facts [ web page ]. Available at http://www.edlinc.org/get_facts.html
  5. 5. E-Rate Award Amounts <ul><li>Plano ISD </li></ul><ul><li>1998-2009 </li></ul>Source: Plano ISD (2010). Plano ISD 2010-2013 Technology Plan, 43 [pdf document]. Available at http://k-12.pisd.edu/techplan2010/default.html
  6. 6. Relation To OUr TEchnology PLan <ul><li>A technology plan is required in order to apply for funding. </li></ul><ul><li>Required components of the technology plan: </li></ul><ul><li>• Goals and realistic strategy for using telecommunications and information technology </li></ul><ul><li>• A professional development strategy </li></ul><ul><li>• An assessment of telecommunication services, hardware, software, and other services needed </li></ul><ul><li>• Budget resources </li></ul><ul><li>• Ongoing evaluation process </li></ul>Source: CentralEd. Technology plans and the e-rate program: A primer for schools and libraries [web page]. Retrieved from http://www.e-ratecentral.com/applicationTips/techPlan/
  7. 7. The District Technology Plan <ul><li>Major Goals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>providing resources to enhance learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>continuing integration to improve achievement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>continuous opportunities for professional development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>efficient and comprehensive management environments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>access to resources that meet or exceed requirements </li></ul></ul>Image source: http://k-12.pisd.edu/techplan2010/images/learning_network.jpg Source: Plano ISD (2010). Plano ISD 2010-2013 Technology Plan, 43 [pdf document]. Available at http://k-12.pisd.edu/techplan2010/default.html
  8. 8. The District Technology Plan <ul><li>Teaching & Learning with technology strategies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>providing real-world content connections across subjects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>authentic assessments involving real-world problems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>differentiated learning using a variety of resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>collaborative opportunities encouraging active participation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>captivating, motivating, and challenging learners </li></ul></ul>Image source: http://k-12.pisd.edu/techplan2010/images/learning_network.jpg Source: Plano ISD (2010). Plano ISD 2010-2013 Technology Plan, 43 [pdf document]. Available at http://k-12.pisd.edu/techplan2010/default.html
  9. 9. The District Technology Plan <ul><li>Professional Development Strategy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>responsibility of the district </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>24/7 availability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>materials that enable just-in-time support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>combination of online, on-site, and offline opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>regularly updated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>funded by $1 million from budget and donated staff time </li></ul></ul>Image source: http://k-12.pisd.edu/techplan2010/images/learning_network.jpg Source: Plano ISD (2010). Plano ISD 2010-2013 Technology Plan, 43 [pdf document]. Available at http://k-12.pisd.edu/techplan2010/default.html
  10. 10. The District Technology Plan <ul><li>Assessment Strategy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>annual assessment each November allows for corrections mid-plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>variety of data sources: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>campus STaR charts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>surveys </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>observation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>training records </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>monitoring software </li></ul></ul></ul>Image source: http://k-12.pisd.edu/techplan2010/images/learning_network.jpg Source: Plano ISD (2010). Plano ISD 2010-2013 Technology Plan, 43 [pdf document]. Available at http://k-12.pisd.edu/techplan2010/default.html
  11. 11. The District Technology Plan <ul><li>Budget Resources and Funding: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>e-rate annual subsidy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>municipal bonds totaling more than $60 million </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>property tax revenue </li></ul></ul>Image source: http://k-12.pisd.edu/techplan2010/images/learning_network.jpg Source: Plano ISD (2010). Plano ISD 2010-2013 Technology Plan, 43 [pdf document]. Available at http://k-12.pisd.edu/techplan2010/default.html
  12. 12. Summary <ul><li>E-Rate subsidizes our technology budget </li></ul><ul><li>E-Rate guides the development of our technology plan </li></ul><ul><li>Our technology plan is aligned with the Texas LRPT </li></ul><ul><li>Shared vision of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>providing better opportunities for learners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>providing better training for educators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>providing resources necessary for lifelong learning </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. For more Information <ul><li>To learn more about the E-Rate program technology plan requirements: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.e-ratecentral.com/applicationTips/techPlan/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Get the facts about E-Rate: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.edlinc.org/get_facts.html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Learn more about the Plano ISD technology plan: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://k-12.pisd.edu/techplan2010/default.html </li></ul></ul>Image source: http://k-12.pisd.edu/k12images/combo16.gif

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