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

Get GoGuardian’s Beacon free through the end of the year

Although the pandemic may be easing, this past year has taken a toll on students’ mental health. As part of GoGuardian’s commitment to partnering with educators to help keep students safe, they’re making the award-winning student safety solution, Beacon Core or Beacon 24/7, available to eligible schools and districts at no cost for the rest …

Executive Assistant – Job Opening at OETC

Executive Assistant Apply Now Learn more Job Details Job Title Executive Assistant Supervision CEO Position 1.0 FTE, Salary FLSA Exempt, not eligible for overtime Benefits Medical, vision, dental, life, and retirement Schedule 8:30 am – 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday Telecommuting Available Salary DOE, competitive Position Summary This exciting role requires superior attention to detail, …

Which edition of Google Workspace for Education is most cost-effective?

With new Google Workspace for Education editions, schools have two ways to license: Education Standard with à la carte Teaching and Learning Upgrade licenses offers advanced security and admin tools, device/app management and log exports for insight and analysis for $3/student per year, with powerful Google Meet features and plagiarism tools for $4/license per month. …

Adobe Sign for Education Webinar Series

Integrating Adobe Sign Tuesday, May 4 at 10 a.m. PT Adobe Sign makes it easy to integrate e-signature processed into your existing workflow tool. Join this session to hear how Adobe Sign’s e-signature solution works with Microsoft products such as Teams and Office 365, making it simple for your faculty and staff to securely create, …

Spotlight: Back in the Classrooms

Back-to-School Tips, Tricks and Challenges As kids return to classrooms, tech leaders weigh in on their reopening journeys 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. It’s as simple as moving a computer to the other side of a …

Join OETC’s Esri contract for great pricing and full features on the world’s most powerful mapping software

Because we negotiate collectively for colleges, universities and government institutions, OETC offers some of the best prices on Esri’s ArcGIS for higher ed through our contract. Our contract includes tons of upgrades and features: ArcGIS Online ArcGIS subscription with web and mobile apps ArcGIS Enterprise and Extensions ArcGIS Enterprise Advanced with web and mobile apps …

Invitation to Bid on Technology Solutions for Education

The Organization for Educational Technology and Curriculum (“OETC”) is issuing an Invitation to Bid for Technology Solutions for Education 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 classroom technology solutions. …

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 …