OETC News

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

Job Opening: Products and Purchasing Coordinator

Products and Purchasing Coordinator Full TimeSalem, OR with Telecommute Options View Full Job Listing Apply Now Overview OETC is seeking qualified applicants for a Products and Purchasing Coordinator position. Please read the Full Job Listing for complete information. Your new role OETC processes over 7,000 ed tech orders a year for schools, districts, universities, 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! …

Webinar: Cisco UCS Mini

This live webcast will feature Cisco expert Dan DeBusschere as he explains the ins and outs of the Cisco UCS Mini and the solutions it offers to meet the needs of IT departments in government or education. Thursday, December 11 10 a.m. (PT) Register for the Webinar …

Recap: SPARK Seattle 2015

Recap by Darren Hudgins Last week in Seattle, Washington I was given the amazing opportunity to plan, organize (along with a great team at OETC) and participate in an event called SPARK. In less than a school day educational leaders discussed a myriad of complex topics that impact the future of education every single day. …

Announcing AcceleratED PDX 2015

AcceleratED PDX 2015 February 25, 2015 Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel Portland, Oregon Walk away with knowledge, not just a to-do list. AcceleratED is a one-day, hands-on conference that addresses the challenges faced by administrators integrating technology into education. It offers the opportunity to work collaboratively with facilitators and other leaders, develop practical strategies for technology integration, and even bring …

Announcing IntegratED PDX 2015

IntegratED PDX 2015 February 25–27, 2015 Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel Portland, Oregon Building community. Empowering educators. IntegratED is a two-day teaching and learning conference focused on technology integration strategies. Its mission is to improve education by offering educators the time and support to develop practical strategies in a collaborative environment. Reserve your spot and join the IntegratED community. Learn More …

Technology in Transition: Where We Are and Where We Need to Be

Corin Richards, an Administrator for Instructional Technology in the Beaverton school district, describes herself as “an educator-mom-cyclist promoting 21st century skills, knowledge and tools in today’s educational system.” Richards’s influence in the world of technology integration branches out across the web, promoting and discussing the use of technology in Oregon classrooms; but whether in the …

OETC Community Interview: Ramsey Musallam

Technology is not just a tool; it’s a catalyst. Ramsey Musallam’s students at Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory School know him as a chemistry teacher who sends his class videos of himself launching objects across the room or setting things on fire. The education world knows him as a TED speaker, an independent ed-tech blogger, 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 …