OETC News

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

Win a FrontRow Juno

Win a FrontRow Juno Schedule a call for the chance to win a FrontRow Juno, worth $1,400. Join the giveaway Designed to send clear, room-filling sound, the Bluetooth three-speaker array also records seamlessly. Juno boosts listening, participation, confidence and comprehension. Get 180-degree horizontal sound converage and reach every student. Free your educators from wires with …

Invitation to Bid on Educational Technology Installation

The Organization for Educational Technology and Curriculum (“OETC”) is issuing an Invitation to Bid for Educational Technology Installation 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 installation …

The Hams of EdTech

The Hams of EdTech OETC members use the radio waves on behalf of their schools, communities … and sled dogs OETC’s Spotlight is a series of stories, interviews and Q&As highlighting news and ideas from across the Northwest EdTech community. Read more stories here. If it wasn’t for the tree that nearly crushed his truck …

Lessons from the Time of Hybrid

Lessons from the Time of Hybrid As Washington and Oregon schools get ready to return to classrooms, Idaho CIOs who have been doing it all year weigh in on challenges, ideas and strategy OETC’s Spotlight is a series of stories, interviews and Q&As highlighting news and ideas from across the Northwest EdTech community. Read more …

Limited time offer: UHD/1080P wide-angle webcams as low as $29

Limited time offer: UHD/1080P wide-angle webcams available for just $29 (40% off) through AnywhereCart AnywhereCart has a limited stock of classroom-ready webcams that OETC is able to offer to our members at a steep discount. AC-WBCM-1080PUniversal High Definition USB Webcam with 1080p resolution True 1080P resolution at 30 frames per second 90° Wide-Angle Lens Built-In …

Spotlight: So What Now?

So What Now? As 2021 dawns, CIOs and educational technologists face a landscape less settled than ever. OETC’s Spotlight is a series of stories, interviews and Q&As highlighting news and ideas from across the Northwest EdTech community. Two days before Christmas, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown surprised educators across the state by announcing that schools should …

2020 Year in Review

The Seven Stages of 2020 — Spotlight 2020 Year in Review —CIOs and the edtech community reflect on a year like no other On the sixth day of 2020, a small item ran in the Asia Pacific section of the New York Times, headed ‘China Grapples With Mystery Pneumonia-Like Illness’. 59 patients were experiencing “high …

Tech departments have big plans for bonds, levies

Voters Say Yes to EdTech Across Oregon and Washington, approved bonds and levies give CIOs new opportunities School districts across Oregon and Washington have much to be grateful for this Thanksgiving, as voters overwhelmingly approved bonds and levies on November’s ballot. In Oregon, voters approved 14 of the 17 bonds and levies on the ballot, …

Nov. 10: Leasing and Tech Refresh strategies webinar from IFS

Insight Financial Services Leasing and Tech Refresh Strategies Webinar11 a.m. PST on Tuesday, Nov. 10 Register Now Robert Pohl, Executive Director Of Technology, Transportation, and Food/Nutrition at Anacortes School District, will discuss how his district used IFS to make the transition to digital learning easier, including: Implementing leasing and tech refresh strategies; Accelerating return on …

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 …

M365 Onboarding webinar: Azure Active Directory Technical Session

Azure Active Directory Technical Session 10-11 a.m. PST on Wednesday Nov 18 During this 60-minute session for OETC Members, you will learn how to use Azure Active Directory to manage your staff’s sign-in and access to resources. This session will provide an overview and live tour of navigating Azure Active Directory basics. General orientation and …

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 …