Message From the Director
'Tis the season to get excited about our favorite savory and sweet holiday treats, gift giving, and celebrating with family and friends. Here at OTAN, staff are excitedly anticipating all that, but they’re also all a buzz about the next Technology and Distance Learning Symposium (TDLS) scheduled for March 3-4, 2023. The Call for Proposals is open now through December 19. Make it your New Year’s resolution to present at TDLS and share new innovations and learning with your adult education colleagues.
After offering a virtual conference for the last 2 years, TDLS is returning with a hybrid model. We encourage you to attend in-person with us at Sweetwater’s Chula Vista Adult School in the greater San Diego area, but also invite you to attend virtually if that option works best for you. Either way, OTAN guarantees 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. Dr. Cherina Betters, Chief of Equity and Access for San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools and our TDLS keynote speaker, will set the tone for the event by sharing how she advocates for students and educational excellence through equity. For those participating in-person, OTAN is thrilled to offer for the first time a pre-conference Bootcamp option on March 2. With a choice of one of three Bootcamps – Canvas, Google, or Microsoft – participants can identify where they want to focus their learning.
Registration will be opening soon. Mark your calendars for TDLS, the #1 adult education ed tech-focused event in California! Have a wonderful holiday season and a safe and Happy New Year!
Director, Adult Education