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Apply to Join the Digital Leadership Academy 2022-2024!

Posted on 04/07/2022

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OTAN announces a professional development opportunity for California adult education agencies through the Digital Leadership Academy (DLAC) 2022-2024. OTAN offers this program for a full two years to ensure agencies can meet their projected technology integration, distance learning, or blended teaching goals. Your DLAC project is generally aligned to your agency's continuous improvement goals as described in your WIOA Title II grant application. Teams of two or three teachers, coordinators, and administrators will represent agencies for the entire two years of the program. The program is designed to be flexible in how agencies can best use the resources offered by OTAN to support their agency goals.

Information about DLAC 2022-2024 and the online application, which is now open and accepting applications, is available on the OTAN website. As you review the proposed schedule of activities, note that OTAN expects DLAC participants to commit to and participate in all planned events. The selection criteria will help agencies assemble teams of teachers, coordinators, and administrators who will develop and enhance technology and leadership skills that will help agencies reach their goals. Carefully review the application process and download the Word doc with the questions and scoring rubric, before creating and completing your online application.

OTAN has been fortunate to support 26 agencies across California in DLAC Cohorts 1, 2, and 3 that implemented technology projects that benefitted their programs and students and addressed issues and gaps by integrating technology into classroom instruction and program administration. We are looking for a similar mix of agencies from across the state, especially those agencies in rural parts of California and community-based organizations receiving WIOA Title II funding, that are ready to fully commit to and support participation in this two-year academy and tackle the challenges they face at their agencies and in their communities.

Please visit the DLAC 2022-2024 section of the OTAN website for more information and to apply. The application deadline is Friday, August 19. We look forward to reviewing applications for the next DLAC Cohort!

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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.