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Technology Department

Students' abilities to safely and effectively make use of electronic resources is essential to their advancement in almost any career. The Copper River School District believes that by investing in technology in education, we are investing in our students' successful futures.

Projects

Student tech team

Overview

Copper River School District’s Student Tech Team Program was designed to provide students with real-life IT support job experience while also increasing district technology support capacity and efficiencies. In addition to earning a technology credit, motivated students may also earn a valuable IT certification.

Work Experience

Students enrolled in the Student Tech Team program will be expected to perform technology support tasks such as answering phones, working with a support ticket system, and assisting in managing technology inventory. Team members will learn to work collaboratively and as valued employees, and report directly to the district technology director. Eligible students may also earn a scholarship at the conclusion of each semester and may be offered summer employment.

Certification

Student Tech Team members will be required to pursue an IT certification during the school year. A portion of their grade will be based on their performance in the course. Completing IT certification curriculum requires focus, self-direction, and motivation. Course content will be delivered via textbook, online tutorials and videos, in-class instruction, and in hand-on labs. Student certification exam fees will be covered by the CRSD.

Expectations

To be considered for the Student Tech Team, applicants must be a Glennallen High School student, have at least a 2.0 GPA, and must have verifiably demonstrated good character and work ethic in the classroom. Tech Team members are expected to be friendly, helpful, and professional at all times and must positively represent the team. Students from other schools may be able to participate as the program develops.


2016 USDA RUS grant
The Copper River School District is excited to announce that we, along with our partner district (Annette Island School District), were chosen to receive the 2016 USDA RUS DLT Grant! The grant will bring almost $500,000 in much-needed video teleconference (VTC) equipment to our schools. 


e-rate information
E-Rate provides discounts to assist most schools and libraries in the United States to obtain affordable telecommunications and Internet access. It is one of four support programs funded through a Universal Service fee charged to companies that provide interstate and/or international telecommunications services.

The Schools and Libraries Program supports connectivity - the conduit or pipeline for communications using telecommunications services and/or the Internet. Funding is requested under four categories of service: telecommunications services, Internet access, internal connections, and basic maintenance of internal connections. Discounts for support depend on the level of poverty and the urban/rural status of the population served and range from 20% to 90% of the costs of eligible services. Eligible schools, school districts and libraries may apply individually or as part of a consortium.

Applicants must provide additional resources including end-user equipment (e.g., computers, telephones, etc.), software, professional development, and the other elements that are necessary to utilize the connectivity funded by the Schools and Libraries Program.

CIPA

Child Internet Protection Act (CIPA), enacted December 21, 2000, requires recipients of federal technology funds to comply with certain Internet filtering and policy requirements

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