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OTAN Upcoming Activities – Week of 5/30

Posted on 5/27/2022

OTAN provides activities and resources to support our adult education colleagues. (All times below are PDT.)

  • The OTAN office will be closed on Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day. We will return to the office on Tuesday, May 31.

  • The Digital Leadership Academy application for Cohort 4 agencies is open! Learn more about DLAC and how to apply to be a part of this professional development program: bit.ly/OTANDLACapp

  • On Wednesday, June 1 at 9:00am and again at 2:00pm, Diana Vera-Alba will present Open Educational Resources (OERs) for Adult Education. This workshop provides an introduction to Open Educational Resources (OERs) and how OERs can be the answer to drive students to register and help them persist in class - all while teachers get practical resources. You can sign up for this webinar at the California Adult Education Training Calendar – Morning 9:00am session or Afternoon 2:00pm session

  • On Thursday, June 2 at 9:00am and again at 3:00pm, Diana Vera-Alba will present OERs: Opening, Demystifying, Finding, and Using. Learn the basics of creating OERs, be shown tools that help create and revise learning materials, and how to correctly attribute and license your own works as OERs, as well as insights and knowledge in identifying true OERs and searching for resources in several vetted OER repositories. You can sign up for this webinar at the California Adult Education Training Calendar – Morning 9:00am session or Afternoon 3:00pm session  

  • On Friday, June 3 at 9:00am and again at 2:00pm, Diana Vera-Alba will present OERs vs. Free Resources. Get a closer look at how OERs are different from free resources available on the web. Topics will include Creative Commons licenses, Public Domain, and Copyright. Participants will be shown tips on what to look for and how to familiarize themselves with identifying OERs. A best practices toolkit will also be provided. You can sign up for this webinar on the California Adult Education Training Calendar – Morning 9:00am session or Afternoon 2:00pm session    

  • On Friday, June 3 from 12:00 to 1:00pm, OTAN will host CIP Resubmissions Office Hours. Need to resubmit your Continuous Improvement Plan (CIP)? Join this CIP Resubmissions Office Hour to reevaluate/rewrite or discuss your SMART goal(s) before you resubmit your CIP. You can sign up for these Office Hours at the California Adult Education Training Calendar.

  • On Wednesday, June 8 at 10:00am, Penny Pearson will present California Case Studies of New Readers Press Digital Learning Tools. Learn about the key results of two program pilots for digital learning solutions available from New Readers Press. You can sign up for this webinar at the California Adult Education Training Calendar.

  • On Friday, June 10 at 1:00pm, Yescenia Delgado will present the June OTAN Tech Talk, Best Practices for Teaching Online. Participants will explore what makes a great online education experience. You can sign up for this webinar at the California Adult Education Training Calendar.

  • Interested in scheduling an OTAN training (online OR in-person) for your staff? Please reach out to us at support@otan.us to learn how we can help with your training needs.

  • Found or using a great tech tool that you'd like to share with other educators? OTAN is always looking for adult education folks to present online for us on a cool tech tool or tech-related topic. Complete this form - we'll be in touch! bit.ly/OTANWebinar

  • Web "siting" of the week: Memorial Day - Information from govinfo, a service of the US Government Publishing Office, about Memorial Day and its origins.

Please contact us at support@otan.us or call our office at 916-228-2580 for more information! We are here to support you!

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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN200091-A2 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.