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Upcoming OTAN Activities to Support Adult Educators – Week of 5/24

Posted on 05/21/2021

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 25 from 4:00 to 5:00pm
    • Thursday, May 27 from 12:00 to 1:00pm
  • On Monday at 1:00pm, Francisco Pinedo will present Canvas Commons – Easy as 1, 2, 3! Participants will be shown the process of importing free courses and modules from Commons into their own free or subscription Canvas account for teachers. Participants will also learn how to customize a course and then share the course with their students. You can sign up for this webinar at the California Adult Education Training Calendar.

  • On Friday at 9:00am, Natalie Paniccia will present Integrating Google Slides, Zoom, and LMS's. Use Google Slides as a one-stop-shop virtual whiteboard! This presentation will show attendees ways to integrate your Google Slides activities, Zoom, and the LMS you are using in your online classes. You can sign up for this webinar at the California Adult Education Training Calendar.

  • On Friday at 3:00pm, Paul Yung will present Moodle – Putting English to Work Course and Resources. This workshop will introduce participants to the Putting English to Work course series within in the Moodle LMS hosted by OTAN, explore the course activities, the role of the instructor, how teachers monitor student progress, automatic and manual grading, and how to manage learners within the course roster. 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.