You Can Still Register for OTAN’s Technology and Distance Learning Symposium!
Registration for OTAN’s annual Technology and Distance Learning Symposium (TDLS), which will take place Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7 at the Charles A. Jones Career & Education Center in Sacramento, is open (but closing soon)!
Using Video to Engage Students
More and more teachers are using video in all kinds of way to deliver content and engage students. Video projects can be simple creations or more elaborate activities that utilize a number of digital skills.
Bringing Collaboration to the Learning Process
Collaboration is a skill that many people feel is important for students to learn as we continue school and work life in the third decade of the 21st century.
Better Understanding Personalized Learning
One of the advantages of technology is that it can be used to personalize a student’s learning, providing resources and activities that are tailored to a student’s needs and that supplement what a student is learning with other students through whole-group instruction.
Helping Get Over Our Fear of Change
Technology is a considerable driver for change, not just in schools and workplaces but in all aspects of our lives. With change, though, comes fear. We can’t let our fear of technology, however, get in the way of preparing our students for their lives beyond adult education.
Are you looking for a way to integrate technology in your classes? Visit Teaching with Technology on the OTAN website and start searching for ESL, ABE, ASE, and even CTE lesson ideas today!
The 2020 Census!
Census Day 2020 – April 1 – is quickly approaching, and there are many census-related materials available to help students, staff, and community members learn more about the census and its importance, as well as assist students who might be interested in working as census enumerators in the coming months.
The California Adult Education Program has materials on its Census 2020 webpage organized into the following categories:
Two introductory webinars with supporting materials – Census 2020: Making Half a Million Jobs Count, and Census 2020: Preparing Your Adult Education Program, Participants, and Community
Resources to raise awareness around the census and the importance of every person being counted – These include many Census 2020 Resource Links organized by the National Coalition for Literacy, materials from the US Census Bureau, and some materials created by California adult education agencies that can be modified for other communities around the state.
Resources to recruit individuals for census enumerator positions – These include materials from the US Census Bureau and other organizations that detail the job positions, skills needed for the positions, how to apply, and how adult ed agencies can help prepare candidates for the positions.
EL Civics resources – CASAS has prepared a special Census 2020 COAAP 54.1, and this section provides more information on the COAAP and instructional materials teachers can use in their classrooms with students.
There is still time to get your adult ed agency and community ready for Census 2020. Take a look at these resources to help your students, staff, community members, and partners learn more about the census and its significance for our communities and our state.
Please contact OTAN for your technology training needs at any time this year! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 916-228-2580.