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Upcoming OTAN Activities - Week of 5/22

Posted on 05/19/2023

OTAN provides activities and resources to support our adult education colleagues. (All times listed are Pacific Standard Time)

Wednesday, May 24, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM | Canvas: Grading and Feedback
This session synthesizes how assignments, and the grade book are interconnected. Also explained are digital ways to communicate with students offering audio/video feedback and annotation. Great session for instructors new to Canvas.

Thursday, May 25, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM | Video Discussion Prompts and Other Activities for ESL Classes with Barry Bakin
This presentation will introduce a slew of fun yet "easy to prepare" and "easy to do" classroom-tested activities adaptable to most levels of ESL in face-to-face and online instructional settings.

Friday, May 26, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM | Building an OER Project and Team with Diana Vera-Alba
In this session, participants will learn about building an OER Project Team. Topics on funding will be discussed including leveraging WIOA dollars to fund OER projects. Different models and resources will also be discussed and shared.

Friday, May 26, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Creating with Canva- Basics and More with Audrey Dierdorff
Creating professional slides, flyers, and social media posts has never been easier using a design tool called Canva. The "freemium" version contains predesigned templates that can be used or edited to meet specific needs. For those ready to take the plunge, Canva also allows users to build individualized designs.

OTAN Digest - May 2023
All the news Administrators and Teachers can use!

OTAN Online Connection Newsletter - Spring 2023 (PDF)

Curriculum Offers
OTAN works to negotiate the best free or reduced-cost special offers for online curriculum licenses and professional development resources suggested by our OTAN Advisory Committee and adult educators in the field.

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Want to share your favorite technology tools with your fellow educators? Our monthly OTAN Tech Talks provide an opportunity to collaborate!

Interested in scheduling an OTAN Professional Development Session for your staff? Take a peek at our OTAN Session List and see what we have to offer!

Contact us at or call our office at (916) 228-2580 for more information.

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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.