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Upcoming OTAN Activities to Support Adult Educators - Week of 4/5

Posted on 04/02/2021

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 PDT.)

  • 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, April 6 from 4:00 to 5:00pm

    • Thursday, April 8 from 12:00 to 1:00pm

  • On Wednesday at 1:00pm, Debbie Jensen will present CK-12: Free Digital Textbooks for Adult Education, Part 1. We're happy to announce that CK-12 has partnered with OTAN to make free, high quality ABE and ASE content available on the CK-12 platform to support adult learning. Read more about this partnership and the resources that have been developed in our OTAN news item. You can sign up for this Part 1 webinar at the California Adult Education Training Calendar

  • On Thursday at 4:00pm, Susan Gaer will present Using Wakelet for Remote Instruction: Step-by-Step. Wakelet is a free platform that allows you to save, organize, and share content across the internet. This workshop will show attendees the uses of Wakelet for adult educators including how to curate and collaborate, step-by-step. You can sign up for this webinar at the California Adult Education Training Calendar

  • On Friday at 1:00pm, Melinda Holt will present the April OTAN Tech Talk, Insert, Edit, or Create Images using Google. This webinar will explore ways to take a screenshot or image and edit them using Google Draw - a free tool with Google Workspace for Education. After an image has been edited, it can then be downloaded for use in any application. 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 open through April 15. 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.