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Upcoming OTAN Activities to Support Adult Educators – Weeks of 11/22 and 11/29

Posted on 11/19/2021

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

  • The OTAN office is open on Monday and Tuesday, November 22 and 23 and closed Wednesday through Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday.

  • 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 29 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
    • Friday, December 3 from 10:00am to 12:00noon
  • On Tuesday, November 30 at 1:00pm, Alisa Takeuchi will present HyFlex: Simultaneous Instruction. Hybrid-Flexible or HyFlex is where instruction is delivered through in-class instruction, during synchronous video sessions, or a combination of those two. This presentation gives teachers and staff ideas as well as information on how to deliver content and instruction using HyFlex. You can sign up for this webinar at the California Adult Education Training Calendar.

  • On Friday, December 3 at 2:00pm, Jennifer Gagliardi will present Make it Stick! Creating A Great Vocabulary Lesson. In this workshop, participants will be shown techniques for vocabulary retention and use. Bring a vocabulary list and be ready to transform it into something magical that will stick! 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.