FAQ: ICT in Education
Integrating ICT Into Each Subject Area
Lesson Plans and Websites
Oregon ICT Organizations, Projects, & Contacts
Preservice Teacher Education & Continuing Professional Development in Oregon
Parents & Their Children
Special & Gifted Education
OTEC's Mission is to improve informal and formal education.
The Oregon Council for Technology in Education is a
non-profit grassroots organization of people dedicated to
improving both informal and formal education at all
educational levels. OTEC's Website is designed to serve
Oregon, the United States, and the World. There is no cost
to be an OTEC member.
The meeting during which OTEC was created was held on 6/20/00. A permanent name (Oregon Technology in Education Council) was selected at the first Board meeting, which was held on 2/2/01.
There are a large number of Oregon organizations that have an interest in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in education. Some make a distinct effort to collaborate with each other and with other educational organizations, while others tend to "do their own thing." One of OTEC's goals is to facilitate collaboration in ways that will improve education in Oregon.
Each state in the United States has its own educational system. Oregon has unique requirements in its K-12 Certificate of Initial Mastery (CIM) and Certificate of Advanced Mastery (CAM). It has a Proficiency-based Admissions Standards System (PASS) for college admission. Oregon has its own requirements for licensure of preservice teachers and school administrators. It has its own requirements for Continuing Professional Licensure of educators. ICT can be and should be an important consideration in each of these Oregon education issues. One of OTEC's goals is to address ICT in these and other aspects of formal and informal education in Oregon.
To Join OTEC or an OTEC Virtual
Community of IT-Using Educators
Minutes of Previous
for 2/1/02 Board Meeting in Portland, Oregon
Agenda for 2/1/02 Board
Meeting in Portland, Oregon
To: OTEC members
From: David Moursund
Subject: Board meeting in Portland, Oregon on 2/1/02
The OTEC Board meeting is an open meeting, so both OTEC
members and non members are invited to attend. This Memo
contains information about the meeting place, parking,
agenda, and so on.
The meeting will be held in Room 333 of the Smith
Memorial Center, which is located near the center of the
campus. The building is between Broadway and Park (that is,
7th and 8th) and between Harrison and Montgomery. The
meeting time is 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, and lunch will be
The following email discusses parking permits. If you
will need a parking permit, please contact Chris McLeod
directly, with a cc to me.
Date: Mon, 07 Jan 2002 08:22:47 -0700 From:
Chris McLeod <firstname.lastname@example.org> To:
email@example.com Cc: OCEPT PSU Staff: ; Subject:
Parking for February 1
We were not given very many parking permits this year
so rather than use them all up by giving individual
permits to those attending the February 1 meeting, I
would prefer to request parking by memo for those
attending. So would you please let me have the names of
the people in OMEC, OSEC and OTEC. I will then send a
memo across to Parking listing their names and those of
the National Visiting Committee who may have cars.
Meeting Jointly with OCEPT and Others
The overall meeting occurring on 1 February is being run
by the Oregon Collaborative for Excellence in the
Preparation of Teachers (OCEPT <http://www.mth.pdx.edu/OCEPT/>).
OCEPT is currently in the fifth year of five years of
funding from the National Science Foundation. OCEPT provided
the impetus for the creation of both OTEC and OSEC (Oregon
Science Education Council). These organizations are somewhat
patterned after the Oregon Math Education Council (OMEC)
that was an outgrowth of a 1971-1976 NSF Systemic Initiative
grant for math education in Oregon. Here is a draft of the
agenda for the overall set of meetings from the OCEPT point
The OCEPT Management Team reviewed the planning
for the Feb. joint meetings today, and Elaine Jane Cole
will send you the final agenda for our National Visiting
Committee sessions when it is complete. Just wanted to
remind you of a couple things.
Feb. 1, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Morning -- separate meetings. (OSEC Smith 323; OTEC
Smith 333; OMEC Smith 326)
Lunch -- Combined
Afternoon -- Joint session with OCEPT National
Visiting Committee joining us. Within the [lunch and
afternoon] agenda will be discussion of the following
questions, among others:
What should the advisory groups (OMEC, OSEC,
and OTEC) specific roles be?
How will these groups continue to function after
How will these groups contribute to OCEPT's goals
after Year 5? (Producing more and better prepared
teachers, and attracting greater diversity among
What are specific strategies by which we can work
together to achieve these goals?
Camille L. Wainwright, PhD
2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR 97116
(Phone) 503-359-2963 (Fax) 503-359-2907
Specific Agenda for OTEC Board Meeting
Here is the agenda for the OTEC 2/1/02 meeting that
begins promptly at 9:00 am.
- Brief introductions of attendees. Pass around a sheet
to collect correct names, affiliations, and email
- Setting the agenda.
- Minutes of previous meeting.
- OTEC's past year; report from the Chair, with
- Election of New Board members. We have about a half
- Constitution and Bylaws. The drafts are posted on the
- Specific things we will work on during this next
year. Here are some ideas of possible topics:
- Build the General Membership and the
Board to viable, self-sustaining levels.
- Make significant progress in defining and
beginning to attack the problems of ICT qualification
of preservice teachers, inservice teachers, preservice
school administrators, inservice school
administrators, and students at all levels of formal
- Collaborate with Sarah Martin (Office of
Curriculum, Instruction and Field Services, Oregon
Department of Education) as ODE addresses ICT
standards for students.
- Collaborate with the Distance Learning Group
(Marty Karlin, Lynn Lary, et al.) that has been
meeting to address statewide collaboration on distance
learning in Oregon.
- Begin working on the idea that there will be a
variety of ICT Distance Learning courses (and/or
"chunks/pieces" of courses) available to preservice
and inservice educators, and that can be used to help
meet various preservice and inservice degree,
licensing and continuing licensure requirements. In
this activity, collaborate with all teacher education
and continuing licensure programs in the state.