Past Events

  • January 2022 - Tech Town Hall

    Tech Town Hall FlyerJoin the Portland Public School’s Chief Technology Officer, Don Wolff, to learn more about the classroom technology improvements that are being implemented as part of Bond 2020. Also, learn more about the steps being taken to provide a more secure digital landscape — why these steps are needed, the impacts they will have on you, and how you can help ensure that your data, privacy, and security are protected.

    Topics will include:

    • Bond 2020 implementation and pilot programs
    • Digital health recommendations in prep for the Bond 2020 tech improvements
    • How to request software for Chromebooks
    • Saving your work to the cloud so you can access it from anywhere
    • Password Manager enrollment
    • Cyber security

    Don Wolff - PPS Chief Technology OfficerSpeaker:
    Don Wolff, PPS Chief Technology Officer
    Don Wolff came to Portland Public Schools (PPS) from the Hillsboro School District, where he served as Chief Information Officer. He oversees all PPS technology functions, including application maintenance, our data centers, help desk and hardware support, voice and data communication, and computer systems operations. Don earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Teacher from Southern Oregon University, and a Master of Educational Technology from Pepperdine University.

     


     

  • Tech Town Hall - December 2021

    PPS is moving forward becoming a digital first district. This is evidenced by the recently completed 1:1 Chromebook deployment in grades 3-12, new curriculum adoptions, the Digital ToolKit, and our recent experiences with Comprehensive Distance Learning through-out the pandemic. Living and working online presents challenges and risks, ones that the Office of Information and Technology Services (OTIS) takes very seriously. Join us for conversations and to learn more about the steps being taken and the changes planned in the district to help ensure that the data, privacy, and security of student and staff information is protected.

    Don Wolff - PPS Chief Technology OfficerSpeaker:
    Don Wolff, PPS Chief Technology Officer
    Don Wolff came to Portland Public Schools (PPS) from the Hillsboro School District, where he served as Chief Information Officer. He oversees all PPS technology functions, including application maintenance, our data centers, help desk and hardware support, voice and data communication, and computer systems operations. Don earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Teacher from Southern Oregon University, and a Master of Educational Technology from Pepperdine University.

    Video Recording of Session