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OTAN Upcoming Activities – Week of 1/31

Posted on 01/28/2022

OTAN provides activities and resources to support our adult education colleagues. (All times below are PST.)

  • On Friday, February 4 at 2:00pm, OTAN and WorldEd will present Building an EdTech Strategy Toolkit (BEST) Course Offering. The BEST Course is designed to walk instructors through a thoughtful process of designing strategic, sustainable instructional routines that leverage EdTech and are centered around the factors that most impact adult learners. Read more about the BEST Course in this OTAN news item. You can sign up for this webinar at the California Adult Education Training Calendar.

  • On Thursday, February 10 at 1:00pm, Barry Bakin will present Easy Microsoft Projects 1 – Word and PowerPoint. Participants will be shown simple project-based activities using Word and PowerPoint which serve the dual purpose of language practice and learning basic functions of common software programs. You can sign up for this webinar at the California Adult Education Training Calendar.

  • On Friday, February 11 at 1:00pm, Anthony Burik will present the February OTAN Tech Talk, Acquiring Digital Literacy Skills. We will take a look at a digital skills framework to help us understand what skills to focus on depending on where individuals are and what resources we might use to help them acquire the skills they need. You can sign up for this webinar at the California Adult Education Training Calendar.

  • Register's for OTAN Technology and Distance Learning Symposium from March 2 to 4! More information and the link to register:

  • The nomination period for the 2022 Adult Education Students Succeed Program is now open! OTAN invites nominations of adult education learners who are successful as a result of the education received at California adult education agencies. Learn more about the program and how to nominate a student:

  • 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!

  • Web "siting" of the week: Grasshopper, coding for beginners!

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.