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Upcoming OTAN Activities to Support Adult Educators – Week of 9/20

Posted on 09/17/2021

OTAN provides resources for our adult education colleagues who are teaching and supporting their learners remotely. (All times below are PDT.)

  • September 19 to 25 is National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week. Read our OTAN news item to learn more and find many resources to acknowledge the week.

  • Visit OTAN's COVID-19 Field Support webpage 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:

    • Monday, September 20 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
    • Friday, September 24 from 10:00am to 12:00noon
  • On Monday at 12:00pm, Melinda Holt will present Chromebooks for Adult Education. This introductory workshop will help teachers and support staff identify Chromebook features such as the webcam, microphone, and keyboard shortcuts. Participants will be guided to recognize, distinguish, install, and use apps, extensions, and themes. You can sign up for this webinar at the California Adult Education Training Calendar.

  • On Tuesday at 2:00pm, Jeff Goumas and Penny Pearson will present Building an EdTech Strategy Toolkit (BEST) - Free Online Course. The BEST course is designed to walk instructors through a thoughtful process of designing strategic and sustainable instructional routines that leverage EdTech and are centered around the factors that most impact their learners. You can learn more about the BEST course in this OTAN news item and you can sign up for the webinar at the California Adult Education Training Calendar.

  • 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.