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Upcoming OTAN Activities to Support Adult Educators – Week of 11/1

Posted on 10/29/2021

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

  • 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, November 1 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
    • Friday, November 5 from 10:00am to 12:00noon
  • OTAN is at the CATESOL State Conference on Friday and Saturday, October 29 and 30, and Friday and Saturday, November 5 and 6. Consider joining one of our OTAN presentations and visit our booth! CATESOL State Conference information

  • On Monday at 11:00am, Penny Pearson will present Microsoft: Up Your Productivity with Mail Merge! Use Microsoft Word Mail Merge and built-in templates to provide quick personalized messages, certificates, email messages, mailing labels, and more for learners. Teachers and administrators can also create learner folders with critical information visible at a glance and reward achievement with elegant certificates of achievement or recognition. You can sign up for this webinar at the California Adult Education Training Calendar.

  • On Thursday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm, ACSA will livestream its Every Student Succeeding ceremony. This is the event where they will honor our two 2021 Students Succeed honorees Miami Abdulal from Corona-Norco Adult School and America Moreno from Torrance Adult School, along with K-12 students from around the state. The ceremony will be livestreamed on the ACSA YouTube channel. It will also be recorded and added to its channel.

  • The TDLS 2022 Call for Proposals is now open! Read our news item for more information and consider submitting a proposal!

  • ICYMI: Read the OTAN Fall Newsletter!

  • 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.