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Upcoming OTAN Activities to Support Adult Educators – Week of 5/10

Posted on 05/07/2021

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, May 11 from 4:00 to 5:00pm
    • Thursday, May 13 from 12:00 to 1:00pm
  • On Monday at 1:00pm, Alisa Takeuchi will present Remote Assessments Using a Virtual Platform. This presentation will demonstrate how to create assessments for students using Zoom and Google. The same techniques are transferrable and can be applied to other online meeting and cloud tools. You can sign up for this webinar at the California Adult Education Training Calendar.

  • On Tuesday at 1:00pm, Debbie Jensen will present Google Classroom for Adult Education – Part 1. This workshop will cover the basics of Google Classroom through beginning to advanced. Topics include how to create classes, add topics, enroll students, organize assignment streams, the gradebook, and much more. You can sign up for this webinar at the California Adult Education Training Calendar.

  • On Friday at 1:00pm, Audrey Dierdorff will present the May OTAN Tech Talk, Editing Video with Screencastify. Learn how to edit out your video mistakes or dead airtime with Screencastify Editor. Plus, learn how to add text, how to zoom in, and how to blur out unwanted or confidential information. You can sign up for this webinar at the California Adult Education Training Calendar.

  • 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.