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OTAN Upcoming Activities – Week of 9/5

Posted on 09/02/2022

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

  • The OTAN office will be closed on Monday, September 5 for the Labor Day holiday. We will return to the office on Tuesday, September 6.

  • Web “siting” of the week: We are excited to make the California Adult Education Digital Learning Guidance available to the adult education field. Get your first look at the Guidance!

  • On Tuesday, September 6 at 2:00pm, OTAN will present Triple E Framework Course Kick-Off. The Triple E Framework measures how well an edtech tool or activity engages, enhances, and extends learning. This course is designed to walk instructors through a process of designing lesson plans that engage, enhance, and extend learning for students. For more information and to register: Triple E Framework Course Kick-Off

  • And read our news item to learn more about two OTAN courses for adult educators coming up this fall: Triple E and BEST Courses

  • On Friday, September 9 at 1:00pm, Audrey Dierdorff will present the September OTAN Tech Talk, Appointment Scheduling with Google Calendar. Learn how to create an appointment schedule using Google Calendar. Great for anyone who wants to set up appointments with individual students. For more information and to register: Appointment Scheduling with Google Calendar

  • On Wednesday, September 14 at 12:00pm, OTAN will present Best Practices with Canvas Studio. Intended for California Distance Learning Cooperative (CDLC) members, this webinar will provide an overview of Canvas Studio: adding and creating videos, assessing with Studio Quizzes, options in Studio videos, and organizing and sharing videos. For more information and to register: Best Practices with Canvas Studio

  • On Thursday, September 15 at 12:00pm, OTAN will present Q&A with a Canvas Expert for Administrators. This opportunity is being provided to all members of the California Distance Learning Cooperative (CDLC) where a Canvas Expert can be asked questions regarding generating reports, viewing teacher courses, and any other support questions you may have. For more information and to register: Q&A with a Canvas Expert for Administrators

  • Are you or someone on your staff tech savvy and interested in a leadership role with OTAN? Read our news item about joining the OTAN Advisory Committee.

  • Interested in scheduling an OTAN training (online OR in-person) for your staff (including back-to-school in the fall)? 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. Reach out to us at - 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.