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Back-to-School Series: OTAN Special Program and Events

Posted on 09/22/2022

This is the sixth and final in a series of news items that will provide information about essential features of OTAN for you to know as you and your colleagues begin the new school year.

OTAN organizes a number of special programs and events throughout the school year of interest to the adult education field.

Web Banner - OTAN Technology and Distance Learning Symposium (TDLS)

The Technology and Distance Learning Symposium (TDLS) is OTAN’s annual conference with dynamic, hands-on presentations and lively discussions that show participants how to integrate technology to enhance the learner experience, extend the classroom to learners through blended and distance learning, and help adult education programs be more effective and efficient. TDLS is ideal for teachers, coordinators, administrators, and support staff at California adult education providers.

We post news items and social media about the Call for Proposals and registration deadlines throughout the fall and winter, so be on the lookout for those announcements!

Web Banner - California Adult Education Students Succeed

OTAN invites nominations of adult education learners who are successful as a result of the education received at California adult education agencies for the California Adult Education Students Succeed program. This is a great way to recognize the hard work that an outstanding student has completed in the pursuit of their personal, academic, and professional goals and aspirations. Visit the Adult Education Students Succeed website for more information. From the home page, you can read stories and watch videos from previous years by clicking on the Students tab. You can also explore stories from specific adult education agencies and programs by clicking on the Schools and Programs tabs. The nomination period will open at the start of January and remain open until April 15.

Web Banner - OTAN Digital Leadership Academy (DLAC) 2022-2024

The two-year Digital Leadership Academy (DLAC) assists agencies in meeting their technology integration, distance learning, or blended teaching goals. The program is designed to be flexible in how agencies can best use the resources offered by OTAN to support their agency goals. A DLAC project is generally aligned to an agency’s continuous improvement goals as described in its WIOA Title II grant application. If you would like to learn more about what current and previous participating agencies have been working on, visit the DLAC Video Presentations webpage.

All of us at OTAN wish you a great school year! Please contact OTAN for your technology training questions and needs at any time this year!

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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.