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Upcoming OTAN Activities to Support Adult Educators – Week of 8/9

Posted on 08/06/2021

OTAN provides resources 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 with relevant information for teachers, students, and administrators: COVID-19 Field Support

  • We are currently discussing plans for OTAN Office Hours in the fall. We will let you know the fall schedule later this month. In the meantime, please feel free to reach out to us for any tech assistance at or call our office at 916-228-2580.

  • On Monday at 10:00am, the CDE Adult Education Office will present Federal Program Monitoring Adult Education Instrument - Live Q&A. (NOTE: Only California agencies selected for this year's review (2021-22) can participate in this session and must have viewed the pre-recorded video before attending this Q&A session.) This interactive two-hour session provides participants with the opportunity to discuss topics covered in the Part 1 Pre-recorded video. You can sign up for this webinar at the California Adult Education Training Calendar.

  • On Friday at 1:00pm, Penny Pearson will present the August OTAN Tech Talk, Creating Accessible Documents. All learners regardless of ability should have an equal or similar learning experience in your classrooms. This OTAN Tech Talk will demonstrate the process of creating an accessible Microsoft Word Document using the built-in features and accessibility checker. Additionally, converting Word documents to PDF format and ensuring they are also fully accessible will also be demonstrated. You can sign up for this webinar at the California Adult Education Training Calendar.

  • The Capital Adult Education Regional Consortium, which is housed with OTAN at the Sacramento County Office of Education, is accepting applications for a Coordinator position. For more information and to apply (due August 11):  

  • Read our news item about our YouTube playlists with webinars on Teaching and Working Online, Equity and Inclusion, Using Video, Tech Tools and Devices, and Academic and Workforce Training:

  • Read our news item on the new California EL Civics Exchange, a way for adult educators to share EL Civics instructional materials:

  • Interested in scheduling an OTAN training for your staff, maybe as part of your back-to-school schedule? 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.