OETC News

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

Airtame’s Screen Mirroring Solutions Now Available for K-12 and Hi-Ed Members

Find Airtame Wireless Display Solutions on the OETC Store We are excited to announce that OETC has partnered with Airtame to provide access to wireless streaming devices. Airtame thinks you can use screens better. Using cables and adaptors interrupts the flow when trying to educate easily distracted students. This means you don’t utilize the real …

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 …

On Technology, Music, and the Complex Relationship Between Them

Interview with Will Magid Will Magid is a trumpeter, producer and DJ based in San Francisco, California. His musical performance blends and blurs the lines between technology and art, and he has toured and collaborated with many talented artists from diverse genres of music, such as Afrolicious, Bonobo, Solomon Burke, Erykah Badu, Pretty Lights, Kenny …

IntegratED and AcceleratED PDX 2015 are Sold Out

Sold Out Events We are pleased to announce that both IntegratED and AcceleratED Portland 2015 are now sold out. Tickets went even faster than we expected this year, and we regret the limited space—we know there were many people looking forward to the events that couldn’t get tickets. If that’s you, you can contact us …

Opportunities for Continuing Education at IntegratED Portland 2015

IntegratED PDX 2015 provides high-quality professional development credits for Oregon and Washington educators as well as two Portland State University graduate-level courses. For full information, visit our Continuing Education webpage. PSU College Credit At IntegratED PDX a 1-credit course and a 2-credit course are offered cooperatively by Portland State University and OETC. Educators have the …

Juniper One-day Oregon EX Bootcamp: Medford and Eugene

PNW Security & Juniper Networks are offering a Juniper EX Bootcamp in Medford and Eugene, OR. This course provides an overview of JUNOS and an introductory preview of the Juniper EX Switching products including configuration, management, and implementation in a typical network environment. Students will gain experience in configuring and monitoring the JUNOS OS and …

OETC Community Interview: Leigh Graves Wolf

We can use the technologies around us to help everyone achieve their potential Leigh Graves Wolf is a teacher-scholar, innovator, and a staunch believer in the power of community and collaboration. She has been a network administrator, a teacher, an instructional technologist, and a professor, and has worked across the spectrum from K12 to Higher …

OETC Community Interview: DK

Less about the technology, more about the curiosity—especially for grown-ups DK is an advisor, speaker, producer and blogger with a resume that spans professions as well as the globe. He is the current producer of TEDxWellington, founded the social media consulting agency MediaSnackers, and has worked with a vast clientele including BBC, The Gates Foundation …

OETC Holiday Hours for 2014

OETC will be closed the following days in observance of our winter holidays: December 24, 25, 26 and 31. January 1 and 2. Our online store will still process orders and distribute license keys for certain products. Have a safe and happy holiday season! …