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OTAN Sessions List

OTAN offers in-person, virtual, and/or hybrid professional development events in the form of presentations, workshops, and conference sessions for adult educators and staff throughout California. OTAN sessions, as well as course materials, are provided at no cost to the CA adult education program that schedules a presentation or a workshop. Qualifying adult education agencies may request customizations to any session to meet the professional development needs for their program and staff.

Select a title below to read a session description - titles that end with "Sessions" will contain multiple titles within grouped by topic.

Contact OTAN staff to discuss PD titles, customizations, or scheduling for your agency (subject line: Professional Development).

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* OTAN Courses: Advanced ESL, BEST, and Triple E
Accessibility (A11y) Sessions
Apps in the AE Classroom Sessions
Assessment Sessions
Canvas Learning Management System Sessions
CDE / AEO Special Events
Citizenship - Tech Up Your Class!
Civic Engagement Tech Tools
CK12 - Free Digital Textbooks Sessions
Continuous Improvement Plan Events
Creating with Canva - Scintillating Slides
Devices and Operating Systems Sessions
Google Classroom Sessions
Google Sites Sessions
Google Workspace for Education Apps Sessions
Instructional Practice Sessions
Internet, Account, and Digital Safety Series
Low Stakes CIP Discussion
Microsoft Sessions
Open Education Resources (OER) Sessions
OTAN Presentation/s
OTAN Special Canvas Sessions (Spring 2023)
OTAN Special Events
OTAN Tech Talks (OTT)
OTAN Website and Resources Sessions
Social Media: Using Social Media for Adult Education
Using Interactive Whiteboards and Displays in Adult Education
Using Northstar for Teaching and Learning
Video in Adult Education Sessions
Video: Using Online Meeting Platforms: Zoom


OTAN presentations and workshops may be scheduled as in-person, virtual, or hybrid flexible (Hyflex) as requested. The desired outcome of every OTAN session is that participants will have a working understanding of the applications or topics modeled or discussed and be able to execute those new skills into their own instruction.

OTAN staff will attempt to cover all skill levels present and provide step-by-step instruction where requested.

Titles and topics covered can be customized to meet the specific needs of a requesting adult education agency, consortium, or approved site.

All Session Requirements

  1. At least 10 participants are registered to attend 10 business days before the scheduled event.*
  2. There must be one device (i.e., desktop, laptop, Chromebook) for every individual registered in a workshop unless otherwise designated a “Bring your own device” event.
  3. Devices must have current, up-to-date browser versions installed (i.e., Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Safari) as well as other applications as they apply (i.e., Microsoft Word, Adobe PDF, etc.)

In-Person or HyFlex Session Requirements

  1. A site’s network and bandwidth must be open and of sufficient speed to allow all registrants access to workshop dependent apps, content, and Web sites at the same time.
  2. The trainer or presenter must be able to use a projection station (desktop and projector) or be able to connect their device to the site network and projector.
  3. There should be a screen or a flat single-colored area onto which a projection is easily viewable.
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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN220124 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.