E-RATE 2023 Admin Window Open

The administrative window is the period during which applicants can make updates to their entity profile information in EPC to prepare for the upcoming FCC Form 471 application filing window. The administrative window opens Tuesday, October 25 and will close shortly before the FY2023 application filing window opens early in 2023 when applicant entity profiles will be locked.  Here are a few things to think about:

  • Update Category Two Student Counts
  • Need to add an entity? Do it now.
  • Have RAL modifications or appeals for FY2022 applications? Submit those before you update your EPC profiles.
  • Are you a small school district (ten or fewer schools)? Consider reporting your student counts for Category Two (C2) budget purposes on a school-by-school basis.
  • Are you an independent school with only part-time students? You can count those students as full-time.
  • Are any of the schools in your school district showing zero students? Make sure they can still count toward your C2 budget calculation.

Need more information on updating entity profiles? Attend our EPC Administrative Window webinar.  The EPC Administrative Window webinar (October 27) will include additional information on recent changes to EPC entity profiles for FY2023. You can also open a customer service case in EPC or call CSC at (888) 203-8100.  Check website for recording.
Tech Purchasing
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  • Wireless Mirroring
  • Digital Signage
  • Polls & Assessment tools 
  • Educator Control
  • Live Broadcast
  • Emergency Signage
  • Screen Capture
  • Central Management

Train Your Tech Staff with Stormwind!

For the 3rd year in a row, we are partnering with Stormwind to offer steep discounts on user licenses.  Attend unlimited live classes from the comfort of your own office or watch the recordings anytime! Gain access to over 150+ Industry-standard courses with a 12-month license per user with our service center discounted pricing. 

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Our Indiana ESCs are working together to develop partnerships with a wide variety of organizations to support the needs of our member districts. The value brought to our members includes savings in both purchasing cost and employee time, which equates to even greater cost savings.
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Professional Development
Tech Tour is Coming to South Bend 
November 30th

Join Bluum technology advisors and over 25 leading technology innovators to see the latest in education technology and services being used to transform teaching and learning. 


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iOS & Android App 
released this week
Get your free licenses from the IDOE by contacting Brad Hagg
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Indiana STEM Education Conference

ILEARN, IREAD-3, and I AM: Secure Browser Updated for Chromebooks: Cambium Assessment, Inc. (CAI) and Google released an updated Secure Browser on Saturday, October 29, to resolve an issue wherein the Secure Browser was not loading or initializing on ChromeOS devices. Please use the Google Admin console to ensure this update (v. has been installed on all testing devices. CAI and the Indiana Department of Education appreciate the educational community’s patience as we work to ensure optimal system performance. Contact the Indiana Assessment Help Desk with any questions.

Virtual Learning Blitz - A Micro Conference for Building Leaders: The Virtual Learning Blitz Conference will be held at the University of Notre Dame on Saturday, November 19. This one-day event will focus on the most important research-based strategies for high-quality blended and virtual learning and is geared towards those in curriculum leadership roles. Learn more about the conference and speakers by reading this flyer. Register here to attend this free conference. 
Apply to Participate in the Indiana Academic Standards Reduction & Prioritization Committees: IDOE is seeking qualified individuals to participate in the advisory committees to determine the reduction and prioritization of Indiana Academic Standards for kindergarten through grade 12. These committees will hold monthly virtual meetings from February to May 2023 to complete this critical work. Interested educators and community members are encouraged to apply. More information can be found here.
Summer of Learning 2023 Grant: IDOE’s 2023 Summer of Learning Grant application is open through Friday, October 28. This grant will support local school corporations interested in hosting a conference during summer 2023 the Summer of Learning conference series. The conference series will offer opportunities to connect with innovative, technology-enhanced pedagogy related to multiple strands. For more information, see this memo and access presentation slides here. Contact IDOE’s Office of Digital Learning with any questions. 
Practice Tests for IREAD-3 and ILEARN Biology End-of-Course Assessment Available Monday, October 24 via the Indiana Assessment Portal. Test Administrators may use the IREAD-3 online practice test scripts for the associated IREAD-3 practice test and the ILEARN Biology ECA Test Administrator’s Manual (TAM) for ILEARN Biology ECA practice tests. 
Student Test Numbers (STN) and School Personnel Numbers (SPN) Transition to State Ed-ID Portal: Ed-ID will provide IDs to educators from early childhood settings through secondary settings. The transition will begin on Wednesday, December 14, with the new Ed-ID portal up and running shortly afterwards. More information may be found in this memo.
2022 - 2023 IDOE Testing Window Details: See a full list of this year's testing window dates and links.
Tech Study Councils


Sign up today to join this NEW developing network of STEM focused educators to share resources, discuss state-wide initiatives and meet professionals from area districts.  This fall we will develop meeting format, dates/times and contacts.  

CLICK HERE to get added to a list!

Northern Indiana Tech Coach Network

Are you a Digital / EdTech Coach in your district who is looking to create a collaborative network of professionals that are responsible for digital integration in the classroom?  Sign-up to be part of our NEW Northern Indiana EdTech Network that will carve out time to collaborate on effective practices empowering today's classroom teacher.  You don't have to do it all alone...don't miss out on the first meeting coming this fall!
Next Meeting: December 9th @ River Forest Schools
CLICK HERE to get added to a list!
Gathering Technology Directors from the North & Northwest area to focus on the challenges presented to school technology leaders and discuss solutions directly impacting education.  
2022-23 Meeting Dates / Locations 9:30am EST
Dec 9th: River Forest Community School Corp
Jan 13th: Elkhart Community Schools
Feb 10th: Wa-Nee Schools
Mar 10th: John Glenn School Corp
May 12th: Concord Schools
Jun 16th: Summer Cookout @ Plymouth Middle School
NEISSC Tech Study Council (Northeast Indiana Area) meeting information can be found here
CLICK HERE to get added to a list!
Gathering school network administrators to chat about challenges schools face with providing a stable, reliable network in the ever-changing environment of school technology.  
2022-23 Meeting Dates:
SPECIAL DATE: NOV 15 @ 11am EST / 10am CST
Nov 15, Dec 13, Jan 10,
Feb 14, Mar 14, Apr 11, May 9
June 16th: Summer Tech Cookout
CLICK HERE to get added to a list!
Interested in staying up to date on school cybersecurity tools, in-depth discussions on protecting schools from external and internal threats, and available resources?  Join our monthly cybersecurity roundtable, where we gather virtually to discuss the impact of insurance requirements, policy updates and more! 
2022-23 Meeting Dates
SPECIAL DATE: NOV 15 @ 1pm EST / 12pm CST
Nov 15, Dec 13, Jan 10,
Feb 14, Mar 14, Apr 11, May 9
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Calling all State Reporters to this newly formed study council that meets virtually every Tuesday morning to discuss the state reports due, error rectification and chat up those who use the same SIS.  Whether you are new to the position or have been around for years, this group has found most value in "I am not the only one who..."   
2022-23 Meeting Dates
Every Tuesday  @ 9:30am EST
SPECIAL NOTE: There will be a special session at the HECC Conference on Friday, November 11th at 9:45 in Victoria Station AB for all State Reporters Meet & Greet / Round Table Discussion.  Come make new friends and chat about your role as a State Reporter.
CLICK HERE to get added to a list!

Darlene Kennedy

Director of Technology Integration


Email:  dkennedy@niesc.k12.in.us

Phone: (574) 254-0111 ext 104

56535 Magnetic Drive
Mishawaka, IN 46545


Phone: (574) 254-0111


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