OETC News

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

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 …

How PSU CIO Kirk Kelly overhauled his department

“I don’t think praise gets old” How PSU CIO Kirk Kelly overhauled his department — and landed on Computer World’s 100 Best Places to Work In IT list From the very beginning — before an employee is even hired — Kirk Kelly wants the cultural differences to be obvious. As CIO of Portland State University’s …

Watch the OETC Webinar: Microsoft 365 Education licensing through 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. This 30-minute webinar includes a 15 minute presentation from OETC Executive Director Thomas Richards on the new Microsoft 365 …

Apple deployment course: Learn the essentials

Registration is now closed. Please fill out the interest form at the bottom of the page to be notified of future class dates. OETC, in partnership with Apple Professional Learning Specialists, is offering a two-day course for IT and administrators who deploy and manage Apple devices. The course focuses on skills and tools, taught through …

OETC’s CIO Summit 2019: A Retrospective

OETC’s third-annual CIO Summit ran Oct. 10-12 at Skamania Lodge in Stevenson, Wash. Download the speakers’ presentations here. Claire Lew was ready to share the five magic words bosses can use to get good, actionable info from their employees. The CEO of Know Your Team looked out over the crowd of 70 leaders gathered in …

Invitation to Bid on Educational Audio Solutions

The Organization for Educational Technology and Curriculum (“OETC”) is issuing an Invitation to Bid for Educational Audio 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 audio solutions geared toward …

Invitation to Bid on Interactive Displays

The Organization for Educational Technology and Curriculum (“OETC”) is issuing an Invitation to Bid for Interactive Displays 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 interactive displays. Proposals should be …

Silverton students get hands-on with IT

Hands-On At Silver Falls School District, students step up into IT roles On a recent Tuesday afternoon, Silverton High School sophomores Kate Schemmel and Ash Ayers were almost ready to fix the Chromebook cart that was acting up at Silverton Middle School. “There’s a Chrome cart that’s really loud, so it probably needs a new …

Spotlight Q&A: John Peplinski of Beaverton School District

“We’re getting kids ready for the future” How John Peplinski is helping steer Beaverton School District into the future Starting as a principal at Raleigh Hills K-8, John has consistently made technology and innovation a central, vital part of learning. Now, he takes a district-wide approach to ensuring all students have access to technology and …

OETC Partners with Pagefreezer for Social Media Monitoring and Archiving

Social media can be an incredibly useful communication tool for community engagement. However, educational institutions need to monitor online conversations for inappropriate behavior, engage in online conversations with the community, protect their reputations, and capture communications in real-time, ensuring even deleted content is archived. To help do this, OETC had partnered with Pagefreezer. PageFreezer is …

OETC Spotlight: Cybersecurity Q&A

‘The attack surface area will rise exponentially’ A Q&A with Leo Howell, University of Oregon’s Chief Information Security Officer Each month, OETC chooses a topic important to our members to explore in Spotlight, a series of longer-form stories and Q&As. This month’s topic is cybersecurity; you can read our long-form story here. We asked University …

August OETC Spotlight: Cybersecurity

Each month, OETC highlights a topic important to our members, and explores how one school district or university has tackled a challenge through educational technology. This month, we explore how Salem Keizer School District CIO Bob Silva faces off against thousands of daily phishing attacks — and how his approach and trainings saved the district …

How to reactivate your OETC Store account

On July 1, OETC debuted our new store. If your account has not been active in the past year, you might not have not yet been migrated to the new platform.  Request Reactivation Our new store brings many new features, including new favorites, bundling options, a greatly expanded catalog and up-to-the minute supply information. Please note that …

OETC’s New Store Webinar and FAQ

Store FAQ: I am not getting an email for my password reset. This could be one of a few things: It’s getting lost in your spam filter; You didn’t have an account with this email; You did have an account but hadn’t logged into it in more than a year, so it wasn’t imported. In …

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 …