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Benefits
The netVision20 consortium, led by the Education Service Center, Region 20 (ESC-20) Executive Committee, collaborates with partners to fulfill a vision of data, video and voice networking by connecting partners through high-speed access to products and services at the most cost effective price. In accordance with the Long Range Plan for Technology (LRPT), services are in place in the consortium to meet the four areas of the STaR Chart.
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Educator Preparation and Development
  • Leadership, Administration and Instructional Support
  • Infrastructure
See the brochure.
Benefits of netVision20 membership include:
WITH netVision20 MEMBERSHIP and CONTRACTED VIDEO SERVICES:
  • Access to virtual field trips (while funds are available).
  • Professional development and/or student coursework via the netVision20 video network, Texas Educational Telecommunications Network (TETN) or satellite downlinking direct to videoconferencing units at your location.
WITH netVision20 MEMBERSHIP ONLY:
  • FREE!! One year of access to comprehensive video-based, online instruction from September 2016 - August 2017 for students and staff at high school and all feeding schools.  See the courses available.
  • Loaner VGo robots to allow student participation in class remotely, while allowing districts to count the student as present.
  • Connectivity, scheduling, equipment support and maintenance of the netVision20 infrastructure.
  • netVision20 technology news, calendars, virtual field trip and videoconferencing information.
  • Provision of an an AppleCare Service Technician or Dell Certified Systems Expert (DCSE) to provide warranty support.
  • E-mail alerts of funding opportunities and security issues as they arise for district corrective action.
  • Maintenance of the Multipoint Control Unit (MCU) and scheduling software.
  • Participation in consortium grant applications.
  • Participation in Infrastructure and Technical Training Workgroups to guide the netVision20 direction.
  • 22% Discount on Fortinet products.
  • Provision of loaner videoconferencing equipment for a period not to exceed 30 days in the event of a site equipment failure (based on availability).
  • Research of new technologies for possible incorporation into the existing infrastructure.
  • Assistance in the review and selection of technical staff.
  • Voting membership on the Executive Committee.
  • 25% discount on products and services including professional development, infrastructure and some instructional technology items and conferences. 
Become a Member
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Why should my district and/or school become a member?
Members benefit by joining together to leverage cost and receive deep discounts based on numbers the partners bring to the table. Participation in grants provide opportunities for all members. netVision20 includes items districts need to meet state requirements. Products and services are aligned with the STaR chart requirements. Examples of products that meet required needs include dual credit courses, professional development for paraprofessionals and technology applications credit coursework for high school students.
Pricing
Please log in to ESC-20's Online Commitment System for pricing information.
Contact
Harriett Jackson
Component Director
(210)370-5713

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