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1 Update 11/05/09

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3  Please post questions here:

4  Final budget figure for schools should be known by Oct. 31,  $168 for High School $126 MS/EL is still the estimate on the amount of money per student  The amount of $$ a school gets is still based on 10/07 F/RL enrollment

5  The Eligibility List has been published on the MS website, linked our wiki site.   If an item is determined to be ineligible, that decision is final, there is no appeal.

6 AAmount of money is divided between two types of vouchers: SSoftware & General purpose vouchers.  The funding split between general purpose voucher and software purpose voucher is 50/50.

7  Schools have until May 11, 2010 to file their application.  Applications are filed at  As soon as it is filed, a data release letter and the signed assurances sheet must be mailed.

8  A school's MS application plan must be linked to the Iowa Core Curriculum in one of the five areas. (Literacy, Math, Science, Social Studies, 21 st Cent. Skills) NOT ICC Implementation plan!  This funding is not to be used to implement the ICC, or to take the place of the normal technology budget in a school.  This funding is to supplement the Core by providing additional technology for enhanced implementation.

9  Schools can get a wavier for the required of 30% of PD by saying that the 30% will be in- kind or matching funding, so they won't have to take it out of their general purpose funds.  Value of the contribution ▪ Keystone provided ▪ Teacher time

10 General Purpose Voucher Number/TotalSoftware VoucherNumber/Total 50 Laptops $1000 each $50,000 System Software$ /$10,000 Office $50200/ $10,000 Inspiration $30 ea100/$3000 Inspire data $ /$2150 Rosetta Stone $53910/$5390 iLife $70 ea20/$1400 Kurzweil $300 ea10/$3000 Library Software$15,000 $50,000$49,940 $100,000 - Target 9 th grade Literacy, 1-1 laptops, address reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing through a variety of digital storytelling and podcasting project based learning activities.

11 General Purpose Voucher Number/TotalSoftware VoucherNumber/Total 9 Smartboards$ 10,800 ($1200) 3 tablets$ 1,200 ($400) EasyBook Deluxe Site/$600 9 projectors$ 6,300 ($700)Office $50200/ $10,000 Gizmos$,1995 siteInspiration $30 ea150/$ Laptops for teachers $9000 ($1000)Inspire data $ /$3225 Rosetta Stone $53910/$5390 Kurzweil $300 ea10/$3000 $29,295$26715 $50,000 - Target 6th th grade Science – Science as Inquiry - through questioning, examining evidence and communicating findings.

12  New Software Vendor for Iowa 

13  The effectiveness of the program has to be assessed by a norm-referenced test and schools are required to test in the spring, reporting grade level growth.  Norm-referenced tests (NRTs) compare a person's score against the scores of a group of people who have already taken the same exam, called the "norming group”.

14  ITBS/ITED are acceptable tests.  Iowa End of Course Exams assessment FormA/Fall FormB/spring for grades  Must report testing at a grade span:  3-5  6-8  9-12

15  Testing costs - Can come from general purpose funds  Must test every spring for all funding years For participating teachers  There will be an online once a month reporting process  Funding window lasts until - Aug. 15, 2013

16 detail.cfm?ID=10063  Microsoft Settlement Update November 16, Monday, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Educators (Reg Deadline - 11/10/09)  Microsoft Settlement Update (Keystone AEA1) November 18, Wednesday, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Educators (Reg Deadline - 11/10/09)  Microsoft Settlement Update November 19, Thursday, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Educators (Reg Deadline - 11/17/09)

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