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Upcoming OTAN Activities to Support Adult Educators – Week of 1/25

Posted on 01/22/2021

OTAN has scheduled a number of online webinars and Office Hours for our adult education colleagues who are teaching and supporting their learners remotely. (All times below are PST.)

  • Visit OTAN's COVID-19 Field Support webpage that we are continually updating with relevant information for teachers, students, and administrators: COVID-19 Field Support

  • OTAN Office Hours provide an opportunity to ask more detailed questions and get support on specific tools to use with students. You can sign up for these OTAN Office Hours at the California Adult Education Training Calendar:

    • Tuesday, January 26 from 4:00 to 5:00pm

    • Thursday, January 28 from 12:00 to 1:00pm

  • On Tuesday at 3:00pm, Carolyn Zachry and Cory Rayala from the CDE Adult Education Office will present Introduction and Overview of the Continuous Improvement Plan (CIP). This workshop will introduce WIOA-funded agencies to the new CIP tool being developed to assist agencies with program monitoring and improvement. This webinar will allow all who attend a "sneak peek" just before its release along with information about the tool. You can sign up for the Tuesday webinar at the California Adult Education Training Calendar or for the repeated Thursday 10:00am webinar at the California Adult Education Training Calendar.

  • On Wednesday at 2:00pm, Melinda Holt will present Google Account Management and Safety – Part 2. Series topics will be modeled and discussed and more may be covered as time allows: the difference between and creating Google accounts - 100% Google vs. hybrid version; multiple accounts - advantages to using more than one account, separating your "selves," permissions between accounts, transferring files or ownership; browser account vs. cloud account (i.e., Chrome vs Drive or Gmail); and methods of signing in - via Google tools or EDU, switching between Club and Pub, etc. You can sign up for this webinar at the California Adult Education Training Calendar.

  • On Friday at 2:00pm, Penny Pearson will present OERs for Adult Education – Part 2. There are many free, customizable, and editable Open Educational Resources (OER) for adult educators and their learners. In Part 2, the focus will be on using OERs and giving proper attribution to the various works teachers may use after finding. Licensing both teacher and student works under an appropriate Creative Commons license will also be discussed and shown. You can sign up for this webinar at the California Adult Education Training Calendar.

  • The nomination period for the 2021 Adult Education Students Succeed Program is now open. OTAN invites nominations of adult education learners who are successful as a result of the education received at California WIOA-funded adult education agencies. Learn more about the program and how to nominate a student:

  • Interested in scheduling an OTAN training for your staff? Please reach out to us at 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!

Please contact us at 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 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.