Oregon School Boards Summer Camp 2014

Oregon School Boards Summer 2014 Welcome Poster

Dateline: 8:00 a.m. on a beautiful, if a little smoky, Sunday morning in July 2104. Bend, Oregon. Notice that 8:00 a.m. on a Sunday morning part. Who in the world would be awake and alert for an 8:00 a.m. Sunday conference session?!? As I drove from my house to the beautiful Riverhouse event center that morning, I was certain there would be 2-3 hearty souls in my presentation room. Once those hearty souls realized… Read More

Google Summit 2013

Mt Hood hike

The Google Summit is a **free** event taking place on Oregon’s Statewide Inservice Day. This year, the Google Summit will be at Westview High School in Beaverton, Oregon from 8:00am-3:30pm on October 11. This is a call for both presenters and participants. Please sign up with the following form: http://goo.gl/dwZ8o Visit http://googlesummit.org for relevant information. Sessions are meant to be informational and include hands-on practice or question time for participants. Photo credit: Boots… Read More

Spring Roadshows 2013

Volkswagen Van

The ORVSD Training Team is loading up the party van (we wish) and traveling to your area for a day of tech sharing and learning. We’ll host sessions on the ORVSD suite of tools: Moodle, Drupal, WordPress, Google Apps, digital content, and more. We’ll also include sessions about social media, open education resources, and related topics. March 8—Northwest Oregon April 13—Central Oregon – at Ridgeview HS in Redmond April 19—Southern Oregon (EdTech Summit… Read More

ORVSD at #ipdx13

Jamie and Tim looking at their phones

Members of the ORVSD Training Team are leading, participating in, or sponsoring several sessions at IntegratED Portland. Making Connections ~ Supporting Technology Leadership in Schools Jamie Richardson and Tim Lauer, pictured above, join Tricia George to share their experiences bringing together a cadre of tech-leaning administrators in Oregon this past summer. Catch them Monday afternoon at 3:45. Manage Your Technology — Balance Your Life Jeremy Macdonald joins Julia Fallon and John Pederson… Read More

Klamath Basin EdTech Conference

presenter during workshop

 2013 Klamath Basin EdTech Conference – Jan 25th, 2013 This conference is sponsored by ORVSD and has speakers from across the state coming to present in Klamath Falls. Registration is now open for this FREE event!  There will be a variety of sessions (Google, Moodle, WordPress, Ipad, Chromebook) at numerous comfort levels (Beginner thru advanced). Lunch is provided and there will be several prizes  to be given away! All session will be… Read More

Oregon School Boards Association — Conference 2012

We presented information about ORVSD during the Hot Topics session at OSBA. The flyer for the session is available here. The slides used in the presentation are below:

2012 Google Summit

students at google summit

Registration is open for the 2012 Oregon Google Summit. We have a full agenda this year, with sessions for technical staff, school administrators, teachers, and district administrators. Stay tuned for more information about speakers and sessions. Reserve your spot early: http://googlesummit.org

Eastern Oregon Google Apps EdCamp

East Oregon EdCamp

Springtime is busy for the ORVSD team, as we travel across the state presenting on Google Apps for Education. This weekend, we’ll be at La Grande Middle School for the Eastern Oregon Google Summit. The summit is a full day of Google Apps goodness sponsored by Eastern Oregon University, La Grande School District, InterMountain ESD, and ORVSD.

May 11: Springfield Public Schools EdCamp

The Springfield Public Schools is hosting an ORVSD-sponsored edcamp event, based on the Central Oregon edcamp on 4.21,  at Agnes Stewart Middle School (map) on Friday, May 11, 2012.  A breakfast of dairy/fruit/carbs will be available from 8:15 to 8:45, and we need to begin organizing our day of sessions by 8:30.  Lunch will be provided. What are the goals of SPS edcamp 2012? Networking: Connect educators in the Lane County area Instructional Practices:… Read More

ORVSD Trainers at Southern Oregon Ed Tech Summit 2012

Redmond Teachers at Chromebook Launch

One of my favorite spring edtech events is the Southern Oregon EdTech Summit. The SOU Ashland campus is gorgeous. (It’s especially so today — warm and sunny!) Virginia Petitt and her teams at Southern Oregon Education Service District and Southern Oregon University pull together a great day each year. I was excited to see new friends and old, like David Cosand, Ron Peck, Jeremy Macdonald. ORVSD Trainers were here to present on… Read More