OETC News

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

Important Adobe Creative Cloud Update

On May 8, Adobe announced that, effective immediately, users are no longer licensed for using or deploying packages of certain older versions of Creative Cloud software (see full list below; if a product is not listed, it is still authorized). Those who use the most recent versions are not affected, nor are those who use …

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 …

May Updates

Around the office It was a busy May at OETC! With summer almost here, lots of our members have begun deploying next year’s systems … and trying to get all the Chromebooks back from students. Adobe’s abrupt announcement that certain past versions of Creative Cloud are unauthorized was a challenge, but we’re glad we were …

Board Member Candidate: Ellen Dorr

Ellen Dorr Chief Technology Officer Renton School District Ellen Dorr began her career in education as an English and language arts teacher in a low-income, high-diversity middle school; her dedication to educational equity and strong outcomes for all students has shaped her work ever since. As the CTO of Renton School District, Ellen oversees Technology …

Invitation to Bid on Social Media Archiving Solutions

The Organization for Educational Technology and Curriculum (“OETC”) is issuing an Invitation to Bid for Social Media Archiving solutions and 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 a …

Invitation to Bid on Physical Security Products and Services

The Organization for Educational Technology and Curriculum (“OETC”) is issuing an Invitation to Bid for Physical Security solutions and 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 a comprehensive …

Invitation to Bid on Multi-Factor Authentication Services

The Organization for Educational Technology and Curriculum (“OETC”) is issuing an Invitation to Bid for Multi-Factor Authentication (“MFA”) solutions 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 a comprehensive multi-factor …

Marketing Copywriter – Job Opening

Marketing Copywriter Full Time in Salem, Oregon with Telecommute Available Apply Now Overview OETC is looking for a talented Copywriter to join our marketing and communications group. The Organization for Educational Technology and Curriculum (OETC) is a nonprofit dedicated to improving education through technology integration. OETC represents over 1,000 K-12 districts, colleges, and universities in …

Account Manager – Job Opening

Account Manger Full Time in Salem, Oregon with Telecommute Available View Full Job Listing Apply Now Overview Relationships with our education members form the foundation of everything we do at OETC. While our membership buys technology through us, we are not a sales organization. We believe we must deeply understand our membership and their needs …

Adobe Shared Device Licensing Webinar

Webinar: Migrate from Adobe Device Licensing to Shared Device Licensing In 2019 Adobe device licensing is changing. Learn how these changes affect your organization as well as other licensing options available for Education. The webinar covers information about the Shared Device License Migration Process, how to prepare, and what the migration process will look like. …

IntegratED 2019: Meet Your Lightning Talk Speakers!

“Most importantly I teach, and there’s nothing I’d rather do.It’s not a superpower, it doesn’t need dressing up or glitter; it simply is the best job I could have and the only one I’ve ever wanted.” IntegratED is known for having some of the most exciting keynotes in the industry. But this year, we’re doing …

OETC Community Interview: Douglas Rushkoff

“Fostering humanity means modeling what it means to be human.” Named one of the “world’s ten most influential intellectuals” by MIT, Douglas Rushkoff is an author and documentarian who studies human autonomy in a digital age. His twenty books include the upcoming Team Human, based on his podcast, as well as the bestsellers Present Shock, …

OETC Community Interview: Joseph Herscher

YouTube personality and kinetic artist Joseph Herscher specializes in making useless yet comical machines. His absurdist contraptions use familiar objects in unfamiliar ways: books become dominoes, smashing a vase to scare a dog which pulls a leash – all to achieve a simple task, such as turning the page of a newspaper. His inventions have …

Request for Proposals (RFP) – Student Information Systems

The Organization for Educational Technology and Curriculum (OETC) is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Student Information Systems as a Joint Cooperative Procurement on behalf of its public K-12 and higher education member institutions. The purpose of this RFP is to solicit proposals from qualified software providers to provide OETC’s members with a comprehensive, …

Request for Proposals (RFP) – Student Communications

The Organization for Educational Technology and Curriculum (OETC) is issuing a Request for Proposals for Student Communications as a Joint Cooperative Procurement on behalf of its public K-12 and higher education member institutions. The purpose is to identify and award a contract to provide volume price agreement and fulfillment services for the members of the …

OETC Community Interview: Ben Grey

“We’ve yet to come to terms with what it means to have essentially the sum whole of human knowledge available to us at any time.” Ben is the Assistant Superintendent for Innovative Learning and Communications in Community Consolidated School District 59. In 2014, Ben’s team was invited by President Obama to participate in the ConnectED …

OETC Community Interview: Matt Miller

“If the problems my students are confronted with also resolve my own desire to make and address a real-world need in the community, then we all win.” A designer and educator, Matt Miller has worked for several public interest design practices including Project H Design and Architecture for Humanity. In 2010 he co-founded Studio H—a …

Invitation to Bid – STEAM Products and Curricula

STEAM Products and Curricula Invitation to Bid (ITB) The Organization for Educational Technology and Curriculum (OETC) is issuing an Invitation to Bid (ITB) for STEAM Products and Curricula as a Joint Cooperative Procurement on behalf of its public K-12 and higher education member institutions. The purpose is to identify and award a contract to provide …

Job Opening: Account Manager

Member Advisor Coordinator Full TimeSalem, OR with Telecommute Options View Full Job Listing Apply Now Overview OETC is seeking qualified applicants for an Account Manager. Please read the job description. Your new role OETC supports education in making smart technology purchasing decisions. We need an Account Manager to work directly with our members to help …

Job Opening: Products and Purchasing Coordinator

Products and Purchasing Coordinator Full TimeSalem, OR with Telecommute Options View Full Job Listing Apply Now Overview OETC is seeking qualified applicants for a Products and Purchasing Coordinator position. Please read the Full Job Listing for complete information. Your new role OETC processes over 7,000 ed tech orders a year for schools, districts, universities, and …

TeamDynamix Solutions for IT Service Management and Project Portfolio Management Now Available for OETC K-12 and Higher Ed Members

TeamDynamix IT Service Management and Project portfolio management bring efficiencies to K-12 schools and institutions of higher education OETC has partnered with TeamDynamix to provide access to their IT service management (ITSM) products for OETC members. TeamDynamix offers a service management and project portfolio management (PPM) solution on a single platform. The solution helps K-12 …

Request for Proposals – Leasing for IT Products and Services

IT Service Management Software Request for Proposals (RFP) The Organization for Educational Technology and Curriculum (OETC) is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for leasing services for IT equipment as a Joint Cooperative Procurement on behalf of its public K-12 and higher education member institutions. The purpose is to identify and award a contract to …