OETC News

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

OETC Community Interview: Trudy Ludwig

“My mission is to recruit more #KindnessWarriors in school and neighborhood communities.” Trudy Ludwig is a nationally acclaimed speaker and an award-winning author who specializes in writing children’s books that help kids cope with and thrive in their social world. She has received rave reviews for her passion and compassion in addressing friendship, bullying, and …

OETC Community Interview: Horace Dediu

Big data is coming to education; the next step is figuring out how to use it. Horace Dediu is an expert at using big data to understand technology’s accelerating development. He has been interviewed by Forbes, Fortune, and various other news sources as an Apple expert, and his independent blog, Asymco, is filled with facts …

Spark Seattle 2014

Four world-class talks on the future of education, technology, and leadership; one afternoon at Impact Hub. Ideas will fly. November 7, 2014 12:00—5:00 p.m. Impact Hub, Seattle, WA Check-in and appetizers start at 12:00 p.m. Introductions begin at 12:30 p.m. It takes vision to see the big picture. Spark is place for big ideas. It …

New Cisco Contract through OETC

OETC now has a Cisco contract and approved vendors for safe and convenient purchasing. Switching to OETC’s contract provides bid security, and the combined buying power of the consortium commands a better price than you could get on your own. Unlike with some of our other contracts, Cisco must be purchased directly through one of our vetted …

IntegratED San Francisco 2014 – Oct 3-4

The right technology is only the first step to enhancing education. Transform your classroom with integration strategies sourced from our dedicated community of educators. IntegratED San Francisco 2014Oct 3-4, 2014 – San Francisco, CA IntegratED is a two-day teaching and learning strategies conference focused on technology integration. It is an opportunity for educators to meet …

Request for Proposals (RFP) – Oracle Podiums

Oracle Podiums Request for Proposals (RFP) The Organization for Educational Technology and Curriculum (OETC) is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) from Oracle Podium 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 agreement and fulfillment services …

2014-15 EdTech Professional Development Cadre

The cadre has been a fourteen year, amazing partnership between OETC (Organization for Educational Technology and Curriculum) and ODE (Oregon Department of Education). Bringing together educators from many walks of life to enrich our skills with tried and true technology integration, and instructional strategies while pushing personal boundaries around innovative ideas. To give back, the …

CenturyLink Grants Awardees

OETC has partnered with the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation to award $163,000 in grants to Oregon and Washington K-12 Educators. Awarded projects employed a variety of creative ideas that tackled core subjects and integration standards. …

Webinar: Understanding Microsoft EES

This web series will cover the basics of EES licensing, answer questions and provide additional clarification while walking you through the step by step process to get started. To join by phone only call 1-425-706-3500 Conference ID: 105573352 May 15, 10:30—11:30 a.m. MST May 22, 10:30—11:30 a.m. MST May 29, 10:30—11:30 a.m. MST …

Early Bird Registration: integratED San Francisco 2014

October 3–4, 2014 Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory San Francisco, CA integratED is a teaching and learning conference for educators and administrators who want to integrate technology into the classroom. Meet and collaborate with other educators in the hands-on sessions and workshops. Attendees will gain classroom centered strategies for integrating iPads, using google apps and Chromebooks, …

Adobe Creative Cloud is Now Available for K-12 Districts and Schools

Lower costs, and the ability to purchase by district or per-site basis: K-12 can now purchase Creative Cloud through the OETC store. OETC has negotiated a custom Enterprise Term Licensing Agreement (ETLA) with Adobe. This is an FTE based agreement that enables OETC K-12 members to purchase the latest Creative Cloud software while benefiting from …

Adobe Creative Cloud is Now Available for Higher Education

Convenience, lower costs, and no minimum FTE: HiEd institutions can now purchase Creative Cloud through the OETC store. The OETC has negotiated a custom Enterprise Term Licensing Agreement (ETLA) with Adobe. This is an FTE-based agreement that enables OETC higher education members to purchase the latest Creative Cloud software while benefiting from the larger buying …

Adobe K-12 Webinar Series for OETC

Enrollment Period Ends July 15, 2014 Adobe and OETC are partnering to offer OETC member school districts an exceptional opportunity to purchase Adobe software at a very competitive price. The offer includes Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop Applications and Acrobat XI Pro. Benefits: Universal access to critical digital tools Ability to install on any institutionally owned …

Adobe Higher Education Webinar Series for OETC

Enrollment Period Ends July 15, 2014 Adobe and OETC are partnering to offer OETC member institutions an exceptional opportunity to purchase Adobe software at a very competitive price. The offer includes a blended offer of Acrobat Professional and Creative Cloud Enterprise based on your institution’s needs. Benefits: Universal access to critical digital tools Ability to …

Makerspace is coming to integratED PDX14

What’s a “makerspace?” “To describe them simply, makerspaces are community centers with tools. Makerspaces come in all shapes and sizes. They all serve as a gathering point for tools, projects, mentors and expertise. A collection of tools does not define a makerspace. Rather, we define it by what it enables: making.” Read More Visit integratED’s …

Get 10% off your integratED registration when an administrator from your district registers for Accelerate.

integratED PDX, the EDtech conference for educators and administrators who integrate technology into the classroom, is the at it’s lowest price ever. Now we’ve added more ways for schools to save: When an Administrator signs up for Accelerate on Feb 26 their district will automatically get 10% off all integratED PDX (Feb 26-28) registrations! Learn …

Request for Proposals (RFP) – Managed Print Services

Managed Print Services Request for Proposals (RFP) The Organization for Educational Technology and Curriculum (OETC) is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Managed Print 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 agreement and fulfillment …

Request for Proposals (RFP) – Laptops, Computers, Tablets

Laptops, Computers and Tablets Request for Proposals (RFP) The Organization for Educational Technology and Curriculum (OETC) is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Laptops, Computers and Tablets 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) – Chromebooks

Chromebooks Request for Proposals (RFP) The Organization for Educational Technology and Curriculum (OETC) is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Chromebooks 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 the consortium …

Presidio Webinar – E-rate 2.0: Changes and Opportunities

The FCC and the Federal Government are in the process of changing and modernizing the E-rate program. This discussion will focus on identifying and understanding the changes to E-rate and determining how school districts and ESDs can best position themselves to benefit from them. Speaker: Pete Duncan Presidio Grants & E-rate Consultant Thursday, January 23 …

Mitsubishi Discontinues Projectors, Support and Service will Continue

Effective October 11, 2013 Mitsubishi projectors were no longer available through the OETC store. Mitsubishi Electric has exited the projector market worldwide, a move they announced in a letter to vendors you can read here. James Chan, vice president of marketing at Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America, has remarked “It’s basically business as usual for …