OETC News

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

OETC Community Interview: Christopher Dede

Bridge the digital divide through personalized learning Chris Dede is the Timothy E. Wirth Professor in Learning Technologies at Harvard University. His fields of scholarship include emerging technologies, policy, and leadership; and his funded research includes grants from the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences, and the Gates Foundation. …

SMART and CompView Lunch and Learn

SMART Technologies and CompView Training August 25, 2016 Are you an educator looking to get a SMART start to the 2016-17 school year? Join CompView and SMART Technology for a FREE three hour hands-on lunch and learn workshop detailing all of the new and exciting features of Notebook 16.2 and SMART AMP. Learn more about …

Request for Proposals (RFP) – Classroom Audio Solutions

Classroom Audio Solutions Request for Proposals (RFP) The Organization for Educational Technology and Curriculum (OETC) is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for classroom audio solutions and related services as a Joint Cooperative Procurement on behalf of its public K-20 member institutions. The purpose is to identify and award a contract to provide volume price …

Request for Proposals (RFP) – Copiers, Printers, Related Software

Copiers, Printers, and Related Software Request for Proposals (RFP) The Organization for Educational Technology and Curriculum (OETC) is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Copiers, Printers, Imaging Devices, and Related Services and Software as a Joint Cooperative Procurement on behalf of its public K-20 member institutions. The purpose is to identify and award a …

VoIP Contracts Now Available on the OETC Store

OETC has partnered with three manufacturers to provide Voice Over IP (VoIP) services to educational institutions. These products are available to our members through RFP-backed contracts. For many institutions, VoIP can be a much more cost-effective option for telephone services that can provide users with much greater functionality and flexibility. When you buy VoIP services …

Request for Proposals (RFP) – Computers, Storage, Accessories

Computers, Storage, and Accessories Request for Proposals (RFP) The Organization for Educational Technology and Curriculum (OETC) is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Computers, Storage, and Accessories as a Joint Cooperative Procurement on behalf of its public K-20 member institutions. The purpose is to identify and award a contract to provide volume price agreement …

Request for Proposals (RFP) – Adobe Licenses

Adobe Licenses Request for Proposals (RFP) The Organization for Educational Technology and Curriculum (OETC) is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Adobe Licenses as a Joint Cooperative Procurement on behalf of its public K-20 member institutions. The purpose is to identify and award a contract to provide volume price agreement and fulfillment services for …

Request for Proposals (RFP) – Hosted VoIP Solutions

Hosted VoIP Solutions Request for Proposals (RFP) The Organization for Educational Technology and Curriculum (OETC) is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for VoIP service and equipment in education as a Joint Cooperative Procurement on behalf of its public K-20 member institutions. The purpose is to identify and award a contract to provide volume price …

OETC Community Interview: Daisy Dyer Duerr

Access, connection, and a sense of wonder for students everywhere Daisy Dyer Duerr is a national keynote speaker, educational consultant, and a proud rural educator. She advocates for a higher quality standard of education in rural and low-income regions, working with school districts, federal and state government, and various organizations to achieve greater equality in …

OETC Community Interview: Brian David Johnson

The business of building the future Brian David Johnson uses ethnographic field studies, technology research, trend data, and even science fiction to provide a pragmatic vision for the future of technology. He works with governments, militaries, trade organizations, start-ups and multinational corporations in addition to lecturing around the world. Johnson has written articles for publications …

OETC Community Interview: Jennie Magiera

Making classrooms student-centered—but not “teacher-proof” In November, Jennie Magiera shared her vision with educational leaders at Spark, and this February she will be returning to share it with educators at IntegratED PDX 2016. Looking forward to this event season, we conducted a brief personal interview with Jennie Magiera. Read the full interview below! Jennie Magiera …

OETC Community Interview: Michael Armstrong

Finding the balance in technology and education Michael Armstrong is passionate about school culture, continuous innovation, and pivotal transitions. He is currently on sabbatical from his job as a building principal and is working with school districts on how to reconnect to their passion for public schools and re-dream of the utopian future. He is …

Request for Proposals (RFP) – Furniture

Classroom Furniture Request for Proposals (RFP) The Organization for Educational Technology and Curriculum (OETC) is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for classroom furniture equipment as a Joint Cooperative Procurement on behalf of its public K-20 member institutions. The purpose is to identify and award a contract to provide volume price agreement and fulfillment services …

Request for Proposals (RFP) – Leasing Services

Leasing Services Request for Proposals (RFP) The Organization for Educational Technology and Curriculum (OETC) is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Leasing Services in education as a Joint Cooperative Procurement on behalf of its public K-20 member institutions. The purpose is to identify and award a contract to provide volume price agreement and fulfillment …

OETC Community Interview: Jennie Magiera

Making classrooms student-centered—but not “teacher-proof” Jennie Magiera is the Chief Technology Officer at the Des Plaines Public School District 62, and previously served as the Digital Learning Coordinator for the Academy for Urban School Leadership, a network of 32 Chicago Public Schools. A White House Champion for Change, Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Teacher and …

OETC Community Interview: Dr. Jordan Shapiro

Filling the gaps in education to create the world that we want Jordan Shapiro is a full-time father of two little boys. He teaches in Temple University’s College of Liberal Arts where he’s also the Associate Director for Digital Innovation. He is a Forbes leading columnist on global education, game-based learning, kids and culture. He …

We’ve Moved!

OETC’s Office Move to Salem In September 2015 OETC’s headquarters moved one hour down the I-5 corridor from Sherwood, OR to Salem, OR. Salem, Oregon’s capital city, offers the new office a more central and visible location, surrounded by businesses, Willamette University, and the state capitol buildings. New Location Our headquarters is located in the …

OETC Community Interview: Dr. Mimi Ito

Mining the intersection of interest-driven learning and online youth culture Dr. Mizuko Ito is a cultural anthropologist of digital culture and an advocate for connected learning—learning that is youth-centered, interest-driven, hands-on and social. Decades of research on geeks, gamers, fans, activists, and artists has convinced Ito that kids learn best when they are pursuing things …

Request for Proposals (RFP) – Classroom Visual Equipment

Classroom Visual Equipment Request for Proposals (RFP) The Organization for Educational Technology and Curriculum (OETC) is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Classroom Visual Equipment as a Joint Cooperative Procurement on behalf of its public K-20 member institutions. The purpose is to identify and award a contract to provide volume price agreement and fulfillment …

Schoology Contract Now Available for K-12 and Hi-Ed Members

Schoology LMS Competitive bids, lower costs, and extensive pricing options: members can now purchase Schoology LMS through the OETC store. OETC has negotiated a RFP-backed contract with Schoology, an award-winning Learning Management System platform. This contract allows your K-12 or Higher Education institution to benefit from the service and support that OETC provides to all …

New OETC FY16 Board Members

FY16 OETC Board Members Last week our membership elected three new representatives to serve on OETC’s FY16 Board. We are pleased to announce the new board members below. David Roberts – Boise School District, ID David Roberts serves the Boise School District as the Administrator of Technology. David has worked in public education across the …

Purchasing Deadlines for FY15

If you are making hardware purchases through OETC that must be received by year end (June 30, 2015), purchase orders must be submitted by close of business on June 15, 2015. For software purchases that must be received by year end, purchase orders must be submitted by close of business on June 20, 2015. Purchases …

Request for Proposals – Learning Management Systems (LMS)

Learning Management System (LMS) Request for Proposals (RFP) The Organization for Educational Technology and Curriculum (OETC) is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Learning Management System (LMS) providers as a Joint Cooperative Procurement on behalf of its public K-20 member institutions. The purpose is to identify and award a contract to provide volume price …

Adobe Announcement: Phasing Out CS6

As of today Adobe no longer supports Creative Suite 6 (CS6). Adobe upgraded CS6 to Creative Cloud in 2013, but up until now institutions could still purchase CS6 on a CLP license. There are still multiple ways to license the Creative Cloud applications. OETC has worked hard to bring the value and savings the consortium …