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OTAN Upcoming Activities – Week of 9/26

Posted on 09/23/2022

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

  • Monday, September 26 at 12:00 pm, OTAN will present the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET), which serves as an alternative exam to earning a high school diploma. This special event will briefly discuss the HiSET program, its transition to PSI, and what it means for the future vision for HiSET. To register, HiSET's New Home

  • On Thursday, September 29 at 12:00pm, OTAN will present Q&A with a Canvas Expert for Teachers. 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 Teachers

  • OTAN is excited to participate in the CATESOL State Conference from September 29 to October 2 in beautiful Pasadena! Join our sessions and visit our booth in the Exhibit Hall, and be a part of our Sunday morning Canvas Bootcamp!

  • The California Adult Education Digital Learning Guidance is now available! We are excited to share the Guidance and look forward to developing ways to support effective implementation of digital learning within adult education.

  • Read our news item to learn more about an OTAN course for adult educators coming up this fall: BEST Course

  • Interested in scheduling an OTAN training (online OR in-person) for your staff (including back-to-school)? 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 would 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 will be in touch!

  • Web “siting” of the week: BITS This is an amazing site for ESL students. This site provides audio for short “bits” of literary text. Students have access to shortened, difficult English texts and can have it read to them.

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.