California Educational Data Processing Association
The DataBus - Vol. 37, No. 5
August-September, 1997

NetDay, Funding, and the E-Rate

An On-line and Satellite Distributed Video Workshop

Saturday, September 6, 1997
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time
Downlink Coordinates:
C Band Galaxy 3R Transponder 12
Ku Band Telstar 402R Transponder 5B5
Local NetDay organizers and volunteers, including parents and teachers
Site administrators/principals/school heads and directors
County and district superintendents
Technology coordinators
Managers of educational facilities
Representatives from educational organizations
Partners and sponsors from business, labor, service organizations, etc.

In recognition of the local nature of education, and in response to the requests of leaders at the state, county, district, and school levels, the "NetDay, Funding, and the E-Rate" workshop is modular in design to facilitate customization. Please refer to "Optional Components" toward the end of this document.

10:00 - 10:05 Information/NetDay Pep Rally video (can be copied and reproduced)
10:05 - 10:08 Introductory comments
10:08 - 11:30 Moderated panel: "NetDay: Connectivity and Technology Options"
11:30 - 12:00 The NetDay How-To Story video (can be copied and reproduced)
12:00 - 12:54 Moderated panel: "Funding Opportunities and E-Rate Discounts"
12:54 - 12:57 Closing comments
12:57 - 1:00 PSA/Video for NetDay (planned; can be copied and reproduced

Panel issues and topics to be discussed
NetDay Components
(To be arranged by National NetDay)

*If you are capable of hosting a downlink site, please contact Teresa Wann at [email protected] or (415) 553-2315.

Optional Components
(To be arranged by and at the discretion of downlink site organizers)

Downlink Coordinates: C Band Galaxy 3R Transponder 12, Ku Band Telstar 402R Transponder 5B5

Looking for a site near you to view the workshop? Call your local PBS station to see if they will be downlinking the workshop. You can also check with your school or school district. Many school district offices have downlink capabilities. Also, a local college or community college may be able to help. If none of these has plans to downlink the workshop, ask them why not! Organize your own downlink site in your community.

If you can't view the workshop live, ask someone to tape it for later broadcasting. You will lose the interactive component, but the information will be invaluable.

NetDay expects to have at least one downlink site (but we hope to have dozens) in each state where you can go to view this on-line and satellite distributed video workshop. As downlink sites are identified,NetDay will publish them here. Please check back regularly for updates.

If you know of a downlink site not listed here, please contact us at .

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