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Federal e rate program


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Federal e rate program

  1. 1. Overview of Federal E-Rate Program and Katy ISD Technology Plan<br />
  2. 2. Agenda<br />E-Rate<br />Purpose<br />Eligibility<br />Application<br />Resources<br />Katy ISD Technology Plan<br /><ul><li>Demographics
  3. 3. Technology At-a-Glance
  4. 4. Goals and Strategies
  5. 5. Assessment Tools</li></li></ul><li>E-Rate<br />
  6. 6. A Brief History<br />Administered by the Schools and Libraries division of the Universal Service Administrative Company<br />The program was developed in 1997.<br />It was created to make certain that schools have affordable access to modern telecommunications and information services.<br />
  7. 7. Who is eligible?<br />Schools<br />Libraries<br />School Districts<br />
  8. 8. What is eligible?<br />
  9. 9. Available Discounts<br />Between 20%-90%<br />Dependent upon:<br />economic status<br />location<br />percentage of students that participate in the National School Lunch Program<br />
  10. 10. Application Process<br />Create a technology plan<br />Submit required forms<br />Evaluate bids from companies and sign provider contracts<br />Receive, review, and retain any documentation<br />Pay your share of the services<br />Prepare for the upcoming year<br />
  11. 11. Additional Resources<br />School and Libraries Division (SLD) Client Service Bureau:1-888-203-8100<br />Email questions or concerns:<br />SLD Website:<br />
  12. 12. Katy ISD Technology Plan<br />
  13. 13. Demographics of Katy ISD<br />Sixteen miles west of Houston<br />Spans 181 square miles<br />Over 52 campuses<br />Services over 60,000 students<br />
  14. 14. Technology At-a-Glance<br />
  15. 15. Computer Ratios<br />Teacher to Computer Ratio 1:1<br />Student to Computer Ratio 3:1<br />
  16. 16. Goal #1<br />All students should be engaged in learning processes and learning environments.<br />Inclusion of TEKS<br />Monitor progress of integration<br />Research emerging technologies<br />Provide instruction on cyber safety<br />
  17. 17. Goal #2<br />Ensure that educators have the necessary tools and skills to integrate technology<br />Provide meaningful professional development though Instructional Coaches and online tools<br />Document teacher’s progress<br />Provide support and follow-up<br />
  18. 18. Goal #3<br />Provide tools needed to equip students to be 21st century learners.<br />Provide necessary budget<br />Create innovate environments<br />Offer online and distance learning<br />Gather community input<br />Have efficient operational processes<br />
  19. 19. Goal #4<br />High-performance Infrastructure<br />24/7 access to elearning technology<br />Provide timely technology assistance<br />Provide secure and effiecient technology<br />Maintain standards for updating technology<br />
  20. 20. Assessment Tools<br />STaR Chart<br />External assessments<br />Internal assessments<br />Year-round meetings<br />Monthly reports<br />
  21. 21. Summary<br />Through planning, goal-setting, assessment, and evaluation, districts can integrate technology across the curriculum. <br />The e-rate program is designed to provide an affordable solution to districts using telecommunications and information services.<br />
  22. 22. Sources<br />SLD Website:<br />Katy ISD Website:<br />Department of Education Website:<br />