ALEMAR provides a variety of administrative services including management of:
E-Rate The e-rate program provides discounts (20%-90%) to schools, libraries, and rural health care centers for telecommunications services (telephone and Internet) and the internal connections to make them work including support contracts.
ALEMAR has been providing eRate services to schools since the programs inception. Not only are we familiar with the process, its regulations and nuances but we are extremely experienced with navigating the system, knowing how to react and interact with its demands within rigid timeframes.
Technology Planning An approved technology plan is required by most state and federal technology-related grant initiatives including E-rate. Although necessary to qualify for funding, a technology plan is an extremely important strategic document and should be integral to the Districts overall strategic plan. Technology and support services are expensive; it is imperative that the appropriate choices are made within a well-developed framework in order to achieve your stated technology goals.
ALEMAR can help frame, facilitate and conduct technology-planning measures tailored to your needs while addressing the requirements of state and federal agencies. This plan becomes the road map from which all decisions and initiatives spring. Monitoring, evaluation, and revision of the plan assures that the effort stays the course, integral to the District's culture and the business of education.
|Curriculum Renovation – ALEMAR principals are experienced educators and technologists who understand both the meaningful application of appropriate technologies into educational environments, as well as how to articulate this to those who will be expected to provide these services within a building or classroom. Technology supports curricular goals better when it is taken into account as curiculum is revised.
Grant and Proposal Writing – ALEMAR has successfully authored proposals to secure external funding for technology-based initiatives. By working closely with our clients, we have been able to accurately translate the ideas of others into proposals that reflect their needs and wants. ALEMAR’s clients have received funding for a variety of projects including: Technology Literacy Challenge Fund, Comprehensive School Reform Development, GEAR UP, Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers, Enhancing Education Through Technology, Safe and Drug Free Schools, and various Categorical programs.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERVICES
Successful instructional technology initiatives require a strong commitment to the development and support of human resources. ALEMAR offers a variety of training and professional development seminars and workshops.
A good understanding of the basics allows educators to better plan integrative teaching and learning structures and activities. ALEMAR provides “Hands on” training for a variety of instructional technologies. Professional development translates the “how” to use it into “what” to do with it - how to use the technology to support learning in a manner that would be extremely difficult or impossible without the technology in place.
For those charged with the administration and supervision of the educational enterprise, ALEMAR offers "From Policy to Practice" - a series of customizable seminars addressing current educational technology issues.