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District Technology Plan Presentation


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This presentation is to give the audience a general overview of Shepherd ISD district technology plan and what the E-Rate fund is.

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District Technology Plan Presentation

  1. 1. Shepherd ISD Technology Planand E-Rate<br />1<br />
  2. 2. The Goals of this presentation are to:<br />1) Brief overview of the E-Rate Fund.<br />2) Overview of Shepherd ISD <br />Technology Plan<br />2<br />
  3. 3. E-Rate<br />Enacted in 1996 with Telecommunications Act<br />Provides funding for modern communications and information services.<br />Fund can be used for schools or libraries.<br />3<br />
  4. 4. Funding For E-Rate<br />Fund is capped at 2.25 billion dollars annually<br />Funding for facility depends on two items<br /> 1) % disadvantage<br /> 2) Rural or Urban location<br />4<br />
  6. 6. For more information on E-rate go to:<br />E-Rate Program<br />6<br />
  7. 7. Shepherd ISD Technology Plan<br />Shepherd ISD has a total of 4 campuses<br />Total number of students is about 2000<br />SISD has a technology budget of $450,000<br />7<br />
  8. 8. Existing Conditions<br />Two T1 lines leased from ESC 6<br />District file servers in place<br />Written policies in place for use of technology<br />8<br />
  9. 9. Existing Conditions cont.<br />Content filter in place<br />Distance learning available<br />9<br />
  10. 10. Existing conditions cont.<br />Computer projectors in most classrooms<br />Online grade book server in place<br />Online/server based library management server for all campuses.<br />10<br />
  11. 11. Existing Conditions cont.<br />Cafeteria management software in place<br />Textbook management server to track all textbooks<br />Special education management server in place<br />11<br />
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  13. 13. Needs and Goals<br />Professional development for integration of technology into curriculum<br />Bring teachers to advanced level defined by STaR chart<br />13<br />
  14. 14. Needs and Goals cont.<br />Increase number of technology support specialist.<br />Provide teachers with programs and software to promote learning.<br />14<br />
  15. 15. Needs and Goals cont.<br />Upgrade Microsoft office program<br />Upgrade or replace all computers that are 5 years or older.<br />Change how technology work orders are managed<br />15<br />
  16. 16. Needs and Goals cont.<br />Increase number of classroom computers<br />Update websites<br />Provide technology related staff development<br />Add additional internet drops to classrooms<br />16<br />
  17. 17. Summary<br />Shepherd ISD is working towards meeting all federal and state technology regulations. This process will take some time and more resources to complete. Shepherd ISD is currently using funds from E-Rate to help accomplish these goals.<br />17<br />