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OTAN Upcoming Activities – Week of 2/21

Posted on 02/18/2022

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

  • The OTAN Office is closed on Monday, February 21 for Washington's Birthday. We will return to the office on Tuesday.

  • On Tuesday, February 22 at 12:00pm, OTAN and CAEP-TAP will present Canvas: Your Choice for Learner Access & Equity. A partnership called the California Distance Learning Cooperative (CDLC) is offering all adult education providers in California the opportunity to have their own instance of Canvas. This informational session will give administrators a basic understanding of what CDLC membership can provide their agency, learners, and teachers. You can sign up for this webinar at the California Adult Education Training Calendar.

  • On Thursday, February 24 at 1:00pm, Barry Bakin will present Easy Microsoft Projects 2 – PowerPoint and Excel. Participants will be shown simple project-based activities using PowerPoint and Excel 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.

  • Register for OTAN's 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:

  • ICYMI: Read the OTAN Winter 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!

  • Web "siting" of the week: 28 Days of Black History - Learn Black history in 5 minutes a day and see previous entries from throughout the month.

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.