Office of Educational Technology

Experts: New education secretary should expand personalized learning initiatives


Acting Education Secretary John King, former education commissioner for New York, is known for benefiting from innovative programs that his predecessor started.

All the news that’s fit to tweet: Teachers to learn social media skills at Newseum ed event


The Newseum is holding its sixth annual Teachers Open House Oct. 3, where 12th-grade English teacher Annette Spahr will show colleagues how to incorporate Twitter into lesson plans.

Education Department announces new open educational resources hire, college website


Andrew Marcinek was hired to work in the Office of Educational Technology, officials announced Tuesday. He will work on connecting K-12 and higher ed schools to openly-licensed educational resources.

Exclusive: New hire at Office of Educational Technology to expand higher ed initiatives


Sharon Leu, who oversees the largest federal grant program for community colleges at the Department of Labor, will join OET next week to develop post-secondary programs.

Education innovation ‘clusters’ coming to Chicago


The clusters are a network of school districts, edtech startups, community organizers and other stakeholders. They are descending on the Windy City next week to discuss how to deepen learning through technology.

Education officials want kids, teachers to be main players in ‘Games for Learning’


The 12th annual Games for Learning summit kicked off Tuesday in New York, and officials from the Office of Educational Technology encouraged developers to craft virtual games for students and teachers.