Message From The Director
Happy Spring to our Adult Education field! One of the highlights of my April is participating in the COABE Conference – such rich professional development on a national level and it's wonderful to see so much representation from OTAN and its sister leadership projects and, in a larger context, California. When it comes to supporting learning experiences for your agency, how do you go about prioritizing which professional learning you'll participate in? Hopefully, the needs assessments and data analysis that you've done for your Continuous Improvement Plan (CIP) and California Adult Education Program (CAEP) Three-Year Plan point you in the right direction.
If your agency's learning goals include technology integration, distance learning, or blended learning, I want to recommend one of OTAN's longstanding and outcome-oriented training programs, the Digital Leadership Academy (DLAC). The application for the next two-year cohort was just released, and it will remain open through August 19. DLAC is designed to be flexible in how agencies can best use the resources offered by OTAN to support their agency goals. DLAC projects are generally aligned to agencies' continuous improvement goals.
Teams of 2-3 individuals from each agency should include the following criteria:
- A diverse team of teachers, coordinators, and/or administrators
- The identified team is made up of individuals who can help meet the agency's goals.
- Commitment to completing DLAC, a two-year obligation
- Willingness to learn and implement or develop leadership skills
- Willingness to share integration strategies, experience, and/or learn new technology skills
Don't delay! Apply today! DLAC limits its cohort size to 30 participants and aims to create a strong match between its agencies, coaches, and intended goals.
Think of OTAN as your one-stop-shop for technology-based resources and support. Reach out to us to learn how we can help with your training needs. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a wonderful month!
Director, Adult Education