Coronavirus Survey Results

‘I don’t think we’ll return this year to in-person learning,’ CIOs and IT share predictions on the coming school year An OETC survey of dozens of CIOS, IT staff and teachers across the northwest reveals vast differences in timelines and attitudes, apprehension and the biggest concerns they face. With nearly 70 respondents, the survey provides …


Spotlight: Q&A with CoSN CEO Keith Krueger

“It is in times of crisis when you most need innovation.” A conversation with CoSN CEO Keith Krueger CoSN CEO Keith Krueger has been advocating for technology in the classroom for three decades — and watched a revolution happen overnight. He discussed the greatest opportunities he sees in this time of crisis, the problems that …


Spotlight: The triumphs of 2020

The Triumphs of 2020 CIOs reflect back on their proudest accomplishments and moments from a spring that no one saw coming Since schools closed in March, tech departments across the country faced challenges unimaginable only a month prior. We asked OETC members what accomplishments they were most proud of during a spring that no one …


OETC Spotlight: How to Survive a Budget Cut

Six things they wish they’d known Veteran CIOs talk about how to survive a budget cut, strategic communication and the advice they would give to their past selves As school districts across the country begin to make major budget cuts, technology directors face the same old challenge: how do we fight for ourselves when most …


WATCH: OETC Spotlight Panel on Security and Support

Panelists include: David Roberts, CTO at Boise School District Kevin Johnson, Director of Technology at Fife Public Schools Ryan Gravette, Director of Information and Technology at the Idaho Digital Learning Alliance Robert Silva, Director of Technology and Information Services at Salem Keizer Public Schools Topics include: What is your top security concern right now? What, …


WATCH: OETC’s March 13 Spotlight Panel on Coronavirus and School Districts

Panelists include: Allen Miedema, Executive Director for Technology at Northshore School District Don Wolff, CTO, Portland Public Schools Jennifer Clouser, Executive Director, Department of Technology at Auburn School District Joe Morelock, Superintendent of Newberg Public Schools Topics include: What are you learning on the ground? What resources are helpful? Any unique ideas you have to …


OETC Spotlight: Eight actionable cybersecurity practices your institution should follow according to Jack Maynard

Dark web search engines, “zero-trust” models and your weakest link Eight actionable cybersecurity practices your institution should follow according to Jack Maynard Jack Maynard C|CISO, CISSP, CRISC, CCSK, C|EHManaging Partner, Cybersecurity ServicesMaynard Partners LLC With decades of leadership and technical roles in cybersecurity, Jack Maynard has worked for brands like HP, Accenture and most recently …