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Upcoming OTAN Activities to Support Adult Educators – Week of 11/8

Posted on 11/05/2021

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

  • November 8 to 12 is National Distance Learning Week. Read our OTAN news item to learn more and find distance learning resources and webinars.

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

  • On Friday at 1:00pm, Paul Yung will present the November Tech Talk, Turn PowerPoints into Accessible PDFs. In this OTAN Tech Talk, the speaker will discuss and show how to use PowerPoint templates and Adobe Acrobat accessibility features to ensure that presentations can be distributed as accessible and 508 compliant PDFs. You can sign up for this webinar at the California Adult Education Training Calendar.

  • On Monday, November 15 at 11:00am, Melinda Holt will present Google: Tips Series. This series of workshops will provide tips on the apps, tools, and features found within the Google Workspace for Education productivity suite and how to use them in an adult education setting. Each session within this series will cover different Googles. You can sign up for this webinar at the California Adult Education Training Calendar.

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

  • 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.