The Management Council and OETC 2023

The Ohio Educational Technology Conference (OETC) will be held in person February 14-16 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, and the Management Council is proud to be a collaborator of this conference. This event is designed to cultivate partnerships, promote collaboration, deliver high-quality information, and make technology accessible and enjoyable for educators.

Not only will the Management Council (MC) host mini Ask-the-Expert sessions in the booth for ITCs, but they will respectively present breakout sessions throughout the three-day conference. MC’s presentations include:

Forward with Data — Exploring Ohio’s FAFSA Story
Session Presenter: Ed Hill
Tuesday, February 14 from 8:00a – 9:00a
Location: B244/245

Ohio’s high school class of 2021 left $111,190,685 in Pell Grant awards on the table as a result of not completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). These funds represent an enormous opportunity for making postsecondary pathways. This session provides insights into how a collaboration between the Ohio Department of Higher Education, the Ohio Department of Education, and the Management Council is providing data-driven tools, strategies, and resources for district/building leadership and high school counselors in their efforts to assist their students. Examine strategies for tracking and managing completions using the FAFSA Data Service. Learn about the newly designed Ohio FAFSA Dashboard which tells Ohio’s FAFSA story through engaging data and content. Join us to discover how these tools along with other efforts are helping more professionals – help more Ohio students complete a FAFSA and be in a better position to move FORWARD.

Ohio’s Education Job Board
Session Presenters: Jessica Madison and Madison Ernst
Tuesday, February 14 from 2:15p – 3:15p
Location: C150

Early in 2022, the Management Council partnered with PowerSchool to launch the Ohio Education Job Board through SchoolSpring. Built specifically for the education community, the Ohio Education Job Board is the central hub for PreK-12 jobs in Ohio. From teachers to bus drivers to support personnel, if it’s a job in PreK-12 education, you can post it on the Ohio Education Job Board. Learn how SchoolSpring and the Ohio Education Job Board benefit schools, districts, and to-be-hired educators in Ohio by taking a deeper look at the SchoolSpring platform.

Get Your Parents Signed Up for the Affordable Connectivity Program!
Session Presenter: Joe Mancini
Wednesday, February 15 from 8:00a – 9:00a
Location: C150

The $14.2 billion Affordable Connectivity Program to help low-income families pay for internet. It provides a $30 per month discount on the household internet bill. The Ohio Connectivity Champions have been assisting school districts and their families with signing up for the program. Come check out this session on how the program works and how we can assist your district in getting as many families enrolled!

Please stop by the MC booth (booth 416) and talk to your Information Technology Center (ITC) staff to find out what they’re doing to support your district and learn how Ohio Connectivity Champions can help your students and their families access affordable internet at home. INFOhio will also be exhibiting in the booth, offering mini expert sessions, and presenting sessions throughout the three-day conference. To view the details of their conference schedule, visit this LINK.

Visit the OETC conference website for information on registration and view the agenda.


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