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E rate presentation torey fisher

  1. 1. Abilene ISD Technology Plan presented by Torey Fisher
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>What is eRate? </li></ul><ul><li>eRate Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Abilene ISD (EPLAN) 2011-2014 </li></ul><ul><li>Major Technology Initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Current Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is eRate? <ul><li>The Schools and Libraries Universal Service Fund </li></ul><ul><li>Provides technology discounts to schools and libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Funded through the Universal Service Fee </li></ul>
  4. 4. eRate Technology Plan Requirements <ul><li>Clear Goals and Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Development Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Needs Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Budget Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing Progress Evaluation </li></ul>
  5. 5. Abilene ISD Technology Plan <ul><li>District wide committee of parents, teachers, technology staff, administrators </li></ul><ul><li>Goals tied to Texas Long Range Plan for Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Budget allocations to meet Goals </li></ul>
  6. 6. Major Technology Initiatives 2011-2014 <ul><li>Upgrades to Infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Replace outdated Computers </li></ul><ul><li>Additional Student Computers </li></ul><ul><li>Staff Development </li></ul><ul><li>Upgrade to Network and Systems </li></ul>
  7. 7. Current Projects <ul><li>Cabling, Switching, and Wireless Connectivity </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Replacements </li></ul><ul><li>Netbooks for TPRI </li></ul><ul><li>Projectors, Promethean Boards, Document Cameras </li></ul>
  8. 8. Summary <ul><li>Evaluation is on-going </li></ul><ul><li>Progress will be monitored </li></ul><ul><li>Updates to plan will be made </li></ul>
  9. 9. Links <ul><li>eRate: http://www.usac.org/sl/tools/search-tools/search-commitments/ </li></ul><ul><li>Texas Long Range Plan for Technology: </li></ul><ul><li>http://tea.state.tx.us/ </li></ul>

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