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ABOUT OTAN TRAINING: Workshop Descriptions

Workshop title ePortfolios for Empowered Students and Happy Teachers - A Pilot by OTAN 
Workshop description

Adult education teachers who participated in an OTAN Pilot this school year, will share how they are exploring the use of Google Drive for the purpose of creating electronic portfolios for adult learners. The goal is for the adult learner to gain understanding that she can have a collection of documents and other files online. These can be private or can be shared with individuals and/or public for the purpose of showcasing and reflecting on the process and the outcomes of her learning. By creating a personal Google account the learner is the owner of her online documents and will be able to share them with future teachers and employers. The participating teachers will also share how they are using Google Voice and Google Calendar to increase the intensity, frequency and effectiveness of communication with the learners. Presenters:

  • Debbie Jensen, ¬†Baldwin Park Adult and Community Education
  • Suzanne Murphy, Pittsburg Adult School
  • Jennifer Gagliardi, Milpitas Adult Education


Session length 2 hours 
Format Workshops: Synchronous online trainings, or series of trainings, in which facilitator and participants interact by voice or chat. 

To find out more about any of these workshops, including dates and times offered, please check the California Adult Education Professional Development Web site. This site has information on OTAN offered training, as well as training offered by CALPRO and CASAS.

Minimum System Requirements for Participating in Online Workshops:

  • Broadband Internet connection (DSL, Cable modem or faster, no dial-up).
  • Computer with speakers or headphones (some classes require microphones too).
  • Active e-mail account through registration for the course as an OTAN member.
  • Some workshops have other special requirements, please read the workshop descriptions carefully.