OETC News

See the latest news from OETC, including recent solicitations, new contracts, and event announcements.

Tales of Tech Terror

True Tales of Tech Horror Behold, the four categories of spooky technology happenings! After exhaustive research that took upwards of three afternoons, the OETC Technology Horror Department has been able to successfully categorize terrifying stories into four principal buckets: The Meltdown: Think thousands of Tier 1 tickets, or a server that is literally underwater. The …

How to Survive a Wildfire

Tech in the Time of Wildfires How the CIOs most affected by the September wildfires are dealing with yet another 2020 disruption The first sign came when the power started flickering on and off. The second was the smoke a few minutes later, creeping over the southern horizon. Then, two hours later, an urgent message …

Free Microsoft Webinar: Getting started with your M365 Admin Portal — 10 a.m. PST on Oct. 7

Microsoft Webinar: Getting started with your M365 Admin Portal October 7, 10-11 a.m. PTRegister Now More Information OETC will co-host an hourlong learning webinar about navigating the M365 Administration Portal. The presentation includes an overview and live tour of the interface, and participants are encouraged to bring questions for the interactive session. Eric Orman, Technical …

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 …

Register for the Adobe ETLA Enterprise Webinar

Join Adobe Onboarding Specialist Stephanie Bicker to discuss key tools, topics and strategies for deploying Adobe products. The free hourlong webinar will help you migrate to Enterprise and roll out products and services efficiently. 10-11 a.m. PT on Thursday, Sept. 3 …

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 …

Invitation to Bid on Educational Technology Leasing Services

The Organization for Educational Technology and Curriculum (“OETC”) is issuing an Invitation to Bid for Educational Technology Leasing Services as a Joint Cooperative Procurement on behalf of its public K-12 and higher education member institutions. The purpose of this ITB is to solicit proposals from qualified providers to provide OETC’s members with educational technology leasing …

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, …

Invitation to Bid: EdTech Effectiveness Solutions

The Organization for Educational Technology and Curriculum (OETC), with its principal place of business at 471 High Street SE, Suite 10, Salem, Oregon 97301, on behalf of its public member K-20 institutions, is seeking bids for EdTech Effectiveness Solutions for a price agreement and fulfillment services. Bids must be mailed to the address below or …

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 …

Watch OETC’s webinar on Microsoft 365 licensing

Learn about the new Microsoft 365 Education licensing through OETC Microsoft has overhauled their software licensing for education. The Education Desktop bundle is now Microsoft 365 Education, which differs in structure, offerings and user count. This 15-minute webinar includes a presentation from OETC Executive Director Thomas Richards on the new Microsoft 365 Education licenses, followed …

New Webinar: Microsoft 365 Education licensing with OETC

Learn about the new Microsoft 365 Education licensing through OETC Microsoft has overhauled their software licensing for education. The Education Desktop bundle has evolved into Microsoft 365 Education, which differs in structure, offerings and user count. Registration View Webinar Date Wednesday, Jan 15, 2020 10 – 10:30 a.m. Files View Slide Deck This 30-minute webinar …