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 …

Back by Popular Demand, WatchGuard Webinar: Smart Network Security for Today’s Schools

Are you being forced to keep up with network security demands while handcuffed by constrained or reduced budgets? How will you do more with less while keeping students and your network safe? Managing the IT systems for educational organizations is difficult. Teachers need access to YouTube, Skype, and other applications that have become teaching resources …

Request for Quotes (RFQ) – Classroom Audio Solutions

Classroom Audio Solutions Request for Quotes (RFQ) The Organization for Educational Technology and Curriculum (OETC) is issuing a Request for Quotes (RFQ) for classroom audio solutions and related accessories and 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 …

integratED San Francisco 2013

integratED is the west coast EDtech conference for educators & administrators who integrate technology into the classroom. integratED is hands-on and kept small so that you get a powerful, transformative experience. Meet, discuss, and collaborate education professionals who have successfully integrated technology into their schools and curriculum. For updates and integration news follow OETC on …

WatchGuard Webinar: Smart Network Security for Today’s Schools

Are you being forced to keep up with network security demands while handcuffed by constrained or reduced budgets? How will you do more with less while keeping students and your network safe? Managing the IT systems for educational organizations is difficult. Teachers need access to YouTube, Skype, and other applications that have become teaching resources …

Collaborative Learning Starts Here!

CompView is a leading AV technology firm dedicated to providing OETC clients with innovative audio video products and services as well as unparalleled support. CompView AV specialists are trained and certified to help educators find the best AV solution and provide training to realize the full potential of the technology. Epson BrightLink 475Wi Interactive Projector …

Ruckus Webinars for K-12 and Higher Ed

K12: Emergence of Mobile Devices Analysts project that within 7 years every K-12 student will use a mobile device as a primary tool for all curriculum. Ruckus Network will discuss solutions for providing industrial strength wireless networks to meet this need. July 23rd 10–11:30 a.m. PST HiED: High Performance with High Density The use of …

Wolfvision Showcases in Oregon and Washington

Imagine if you could integrate and control all your media sources on one easy-to-use dashboard…WolfVision’s new vConnect software allows you to do all this and more! Seamlessly sync your iPad with your WolfVision Visualizer and have all your information and media sources at your fingertips. Present and collaborate untethered to your equipment, engaging with your …

WatchGuard Webinar: Keeping School Networks Safe and Secure

Are you being forced to keep up with network security demands while handcuffed by constrained or reduced budgets? How will you do more with less while keeping students and your network safe? Managing the IT systems for educational organizations is difficult. Teachers need access to YouTube, Skype, and other applications that have become teaching resources …

OETC Updates Branding and Logo

The OETC was founded in 1983. It started as a group of teachers that wanted to share video resources. They realized they could pool their resources and get more videos for their dollar than each of them individually purchasing what they wanted. In the last 30 years, the organization has grown significantly. We have over …

Request for Proposals (RFP) – Document Cameras, Related Accessories and Services

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

Exclusive Adobe District-Wide Site License Offer

Enrollment Period Extended to April 30, 2013 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 Suite® 6 Design & Web Premium (includes Adobe Acrobat® X Pro), plus Adobe Photoshop® Elements 11, Adobe Captivate® 6, and …

Ruckus 1 Day Wi-Fi Technical Training

February 14, 2013 in Portland, Oregon Training Objective Make a Wi-Fi System Engineer or network manager as ‘smart as possible’ regarding Wi-Fi, userauthentication & Ruckus in 1 day. We presume the attendee understands the basics of Wi-Fi and the ‘basics’ regarding con!guring a Ruckus ZoneDirector Wi-Fi Controller. Who Should Attend? Network integrators, network consultants, school …

Microsoft Webinar

Addressing BYOD through Cloud Based PC & Mobile Device Management Mobile and remote employees/students, PCs and laptops, Smartphones and tablets, how do you manage them all—and make sure users and your network are protected? In today’s environment, the approach of bring your own device (BYOD) is being adopted more widely and management and security of …

Microsoft Roadshows in November

Please join Microsoft for the Microsoft Roadshow. Microsoft is conducting two roadshows, one in Portland, Oregon and one in Bellevue, Washington. Microsoft divided each roadshow into two differetn sessions, AM Session and PM Session. Feel free to register for both or just one session. The afternoon session is technical. Roadshow Portland, Oregon Tuesday, Nov. 27th …

Request for Proposals (RFP) – Networking and Mobile Device Management Solutions

Networking and Mobile Device Management (MDM) Solutions Request for Proposals (RFP) The Organization for Educational Technology and Curriculum (OETC) is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Networking and Mobile Device Management (MDM) Solutions 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) – Emergency Notification Systems

Emergency Notification Systems Request for Proposals (RFP) The Organization for Educational Technology and Curriculum (OETC) is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Emergency Notification Systems 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 members. …

Epson Buy 7 Get 1 Free Promotion

From August 1 to September 30, 2012, any OETC member who purchases seven (7) each of any of the following EPSON projector models will receive one (1) back by mail: PowerLite X15 – 2600 Lumens. OETC = $445.00 PowerLite 420 – 2500 Lumens. OETC = $746.00 PowerLite 425W – 2500 Lumens, WXGA Resolution. OETC = …

Announcing New FY13 Board Members

The OETC is honored to announce three new members to its Board of Directors. Don Wolff, Willamette ESD Rachel Wente-Chaney, High Desert ESD Tricia George, North Clackamas School District These new board members will be filling vacancies left by three outgoing board members: John Balling, Willamette University Ron Stewart, North Clackamas School District Steve Carlson, …

New Parallels Product on OETC Consortium Store

The OETC Consortium Store now offers Parallels Desktop 7 with a full year of maintenance included. With Parallels Desktop historically being on a one year upgrade cycle, OETC wanted to ensure that purchases of Parallels Desktop today would be up to date for our members in the near future. Therefore all purchases of Parallels Desktop …

2012 Year End Purchasing Deadlines

For those OETC members with a fiscal year-end of June 30, you must purchase the following items by the specified date to ensure delivery (and invoicing) prior to fiscal year end. Furniture and SMART Technology: May 29, 2012 All other hardware and peripherals: June 8, 2012 Software and licensing except Microsoft and Adobe: June 15, …