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Other Than E-Rate Essentials
May 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
The FCC has announced two new programs to help students gain broadband access at their homes in order to support remote learning. The IL State E-Rate Coordinator, Mindy Fiscus will share updates on these and other state and federal funding opportunities that work along with E-Rate to support broadband access for student learning. Information specific to the EBB (Emergency Broadband Benefit) and ECF (Emergency Connectivity Fund) will be shared in detail. Join us to hear what new opportunities exist, other than E-Rate.
Mindy Fiscus is the Digital Access Coordinator for the Learning Technology Center. She has 20 years of educational technology experience in IL. In her current role, she also serves as one of the IL State E-rate Coordinators, board member and IL representative to the State Technology Directors’ Association. She supports districts with the application process for E-rate, a federal program focused on providing cost-effective internet access and network equipment for schools and libraries. She also supports state and federal initiatives related to implementing personalized, research-based digital learning strategies and identifying exemplary sources of digital content. Mindy serves as a member of the Illinois Classroom Connectivity Initiative, a partnership with ISBE, DoIT and the IL Governor’s office. She works out of the ROE 12 office in Robinson, IL.