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<p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'>Calling
all NH School District Technology Directors, Business Administrators, and
Superintendents!<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'>Join
us for a webinar on August 19th, 2 PM - 3 PM<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'>Here
is the webinar link: </span><strong><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:
"Calibri","sans-serif"'><a href="https://my.dimdim.com/bevstraneva"><span
style='font-weight:normal'>https://my.dimdim.com/bevstraneva</span></a></span></strong><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'>&nbsp;<a
href="https://my.dimdim.com/"> </a></span><b><span style='font-size:11.0pt;
font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'><o:p></o:p></span></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'><br>
</span></b><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'>&nbsp;The
&quot;NH K-12 Schools Connectivity Consortium&quot;, an ad hoc group of NH
educators, with the assistance of the New Hampshire Department of Education,
offers this informational webinar on a statewide effort to leverage group
buying power for a high speed data and voice network for schools throughout the
state of NH, while also offering technical assistance to schools with limited
technical resources through a managed service provider solution.<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'>Webinar
Agenda<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'>Part
one</span></b><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'>
of the webinar begins with an overview of the eRate process, including the
purpose of the federal eRate program, as well as review of program timelines
and required forms. This is suitable for those new to eRate and those who would
like a refresher on the basic program process. </span><span style='font-size:
11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'>Presenters: Bev Straneva, SWNH-ESC and
Cathy Higgins, NH Department of Education <o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'>Part
two</span></b><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'>
of this workshop will provide information on the definition of a &quot;managed
service provider&quot; solution and the roles and responsibilities inherent in
providing &quot;managed services&quot; to a statewide consortium. There will be
time to discuss benefits to <span class=il>NH</span> schools in seeking a
managed services approach that would be beyond current practice of purchasing <span
class=il>connectivity</span> without managed services on a district-by-district
basis. To provide context to the discussion, we have invited a representative
from ENA, a managed service provider, to discuss their approach to this work in
other states and how a consortium approach might benefit New Hampshire
districts. We will also cover updates on CIPA and community usage of E-Rate
funded services.&nbsp; This segment is suitable for those who have been working
with eRate and are interested in learning more about the managed service
provider model. </span><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'>Presenter:
Oliver Landow, representative from ENA, a managed service provider, who will
discuss their approach to this work in other states and how a consortium
approach might benefit New Hampshire districts.</span><span style='font-size:
11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'><o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal style='border:none;padding:0in'><b><span style='font-size:
11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'>Part three </span></b><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'>will be Q and A and
next steps.<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='border:none;padding:0in'><span style='font-size:11.0pt;
font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='border:none;padding:0in'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Lucida Calligraphy";
color:#365F91'>Regards,<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Lucida Calligraphy";
color:#365F91'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Lucida Calligraphy";
color:#365F91'>Cathy Higgins, Ed.D.<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>State Educational Technology Director<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>Office of Educational Technology<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>New Hampshire Department of Education<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>Email: chiggins@ed.state.nh.us<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>Phone: 603.271.2453<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>Web: <a href="http://www.nheon.org/oet/">http://www.nheon.org/oet/</a>
and <a href="http://education.nh.gov/instruction/ed_tech/index.htm">http://education.nh.gov/instruction/ed_tech</a><o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>

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