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  1. 1. E- Rate<br />Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund <br />and technology in GISD<br />
  2. 2. Agenda<br />What is E-Rate?<br />Eligible Services List (ESL)<br />District Technology Improvement Plan<br />How are we doing? (STaR Chart)<br />Conclusion<br />
  3. 3. Universal Service Fund<br />Discount for acquiring telecommunication services for schools and libraries<br />Based on need using data from free and reduced lunch program<br />District requirements: internet access and internal connections for technology use in the classrooms<br />E-Rate<br />
  4. 4. Eligible Services List<br />Categories<br />Basic Maintenance of Internal Connections (BM)<br />Internet Access (IA)<br />Internal Connections (IC)<br />Telecommunication Services (TS)<br />
  5. 5. Basic Maintenance of Internal Connections<br />Present to ensure that internal connection operations components are working.<br />Not a one time fee- occurs repeatedly.<br />
  6. 6. Internal Connections<br />Basic installations and maintenance of network<br />
  7. 7. Internal connections<br />Equipment and wiring needed to receive internet in the classroom.<br />Routers, hubs, network file servers, wireless Local Area Networks (LAN), software for operating file servers<br />Personal computer used for fileservers or switches (not for students or teachers)<br />
  8. 8. Telecommunications Services<br />Basic Phone service (does not require technology plan)<br />Non-basic telecom services (requires technology plan)<br />Examples: pagers for security officials, high bandwidth telecommunication services, satellite delivery for distance learning, coaxial cable<br />
  9. 9. Eligible<br />Installation<br />Activation<br />Initial configuration<br />Training<br />Shipping<br />Taxes and lease fees<br />
  10. 10. Not Eligible<br />Interest or finance charges<br />Initial planning fees<br />Late payments<br />Termination charges<br />Training of person using technology<br />
  11. 11. GISD Technology Plan<br />4 campuses<br />Total student enrollment: 1875 <br />% Economically Disadvantaged: 51.37%<br />100% classroom internet access<br />Computer to student ratio: 3 to 1 <br />
  12. 12. Goals of Technology Plan<br />Goal 1: Increase student academic performance through the integration of technology in teaching and learning.<br />Goal 2: Provide professional staff development focusing on curricular integration of technology. <br />Goal 3: Maintain a technology infrastructure which meets current and projected needs<br />
  13. 13. Goals of Technology Plan<br />Goal 4: Administrative Services will maintain support of curriculum and assessment.<br />Goal 5: The district will collaborate and communicate with the community and parents.<br />
  14. 14. Technology Budget<br />
  15. 15. Asessment of Needs : <br />STaR chart data<br />Technology Application Standards<br />Focus group input<br />Staff development need surveys and interviews<br />Inventories of equipment and software<br />
  16. 16. Needs Assessment<br />1. The district shall maintain a reliable infrastructure to support the current and projected technical and instructional needs of teachers and students. <br />2. The district shall continue to provide increased access to multimedia computers for each teacher and student. <br />
  17. 17. Needs Assessment<br />3. The district shall ensure the implementation of Technology Application TEKS in grades K-8 as required by the state.<br /> 4. The district shall provide professional development opportunities for teachers and staff at varied levels of technology use and for the integration of technology into instruction. <br />
  18. 18. STaR Chart Data<br />Completed annually by schools receiving federal funding<br />Assesses the following areas:<br />Teaching and learning<br />Educator preparation and development<br />Leadership, Administration, & Instructional Support<br />Infrastructure for Technology<br />
  19. 19. Elementary School STaR Rating 2010<br />Technology and Learning: <br /> Developing Technology - 11<br />Educator Preparation & Development:<br /> Developing Technology - 10<br />Leadership, Administration, & Instructional Support:<br /> Developing Technology - 13<br />Infrastructure for Technology:<br /> Developing Technology - 12<br />
  20. 20. In Conclusion….<br />E-Rate is being used to help find funding for technology in our district<br />The district has a plan in place with goals for improvement<br />The STaR Chart data shows room for growth<br />Giddings ISD technology plan<br />STaR Chart<br />Universal Services Company<br />