Silverton students get hands-on with IT

Hands-On At Silver Falls School District, students step up into IT roles On a recent Tuesday afternoon, Silverton High School sophomores Kate Schemmel and Ash Ayers were almost ready to fix the Chromebook cart that was acting up at Silverton Middle School. “There’s a Chrome cart that’s really loud, so it probably needs a new …


Spotlight Q&A: John Peplinski of Beaverton School District

“We’re getting kids ready for the future” How John Peplinski is helping steer Beaverton School District into the future Starting as a principal at Raleigh Hills K-8, John has consistently made technology and innovation a central, vital part of learning. Now, he takes a district-wide approach to ensuring all students have access to technology and …


OETC Spotlight: Cybersecurity Q&A

‘The attack surface area will rise exponentially’ A Q&A with Leo Howell, University of Oregon’s Chief Information Security Officer Each month, OETC chooses a topic important to our members to explore in Spotlight, a series of longer-form stories and Q&As. This month’s topic is cybersecurity; you can read our long-form story here. We asked University …


August OETC Spotlight: Cybersecurity

Each month, OETC highlights a topic important to our members, and explores how one school district or university has tackled a challenge through educational technology. This month, we explore how Salem Keizer School District CIO Bob Silva faces off against thousands of daily phishing attacks — and how his approach and trainings saved the district …


Introducing OETC Spotlight: Equity by the Numbers

Ideas and people at the intersection of education, tech and leadership As OETC grows and looks toward our next 30 years, we wanted a chance to highlight the bold ideas and thought leadership of our members. We’re going to examine important topics our members face with an in-depth story, supplemented with Q&As, outside stories and …