Taking a Look at the Top Tools for Learning 2020
Since 2007, Jane Hart from the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies in the UK has been compiling an annual list of Top Tools for Learning from the results of an open survey.
Learning More About Apprenticeships
Read about National Apprenticeship Week, a nationwide celebration that gives businesses, communities, and educators the opportunity to showcase their apprenticeship programs and apprentices while providing valuable information to career seekers.
Celebrate Digital Citizenship Week 2020
This week presents many opportunities to think about how we should all be good digital citizens and how to encourage good online behavior when interacting with others, now and throughout the school year.
Online Course to Help Adult Learners Get Job Skills
USA Learns just launched the Skills for the Nursing Assistant course in collaboration with the Health Workforce Initiative.
OTAN Teaching Tools and Resources
OTAN has a number of teaching tools and resources that teachers can utilize in their instruction. Here are some resources that you should consider throughout the school year.
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!
Web-Based Class Activities
Adding Attributions and Licensing to Your OER
by Diana Vera-Alba
This spirit of sharing prompted the educational community to begin curating materials to be shared in what is known as Open Educational Resources (OER).
Resources for Election 2020
by Kristi Reyes
The 2020 Election, both presidential and legislative, is being called one of the most important in recent history. Whether or not our adult students follow the news or are politically aware, we should encourage those eligible to exercise their right to vote because the outcomes will affect everyone.
TDLS and presenting from the Director, Renee Collins!
When I first got into teaching in California (yes, I know I will be dating myself with this statement!), professional learning was a requirement. It was something we had to do. We were required to track our hours and submit them to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to retain our credential. Now, professional learning is something we get to do. As adult education practitioners in California, we are very fortunate to have a wealth of high-quality learning opportunities available to the field. OTAN's Technology and Distance Learning Symposium (TDLS) is one such example.
TDLS provides the field with Distance Learning strategies, innovative resources and tools, impactful practices, and other resources to implement at your school sites. TDLS 2021 is virtual and free to attend. It will take place on Wednesday through Friday, March 3-5. If you enjoy learning from OTAN and other adult educators, TDLS is for you. Please check the TDLS website at https://tdls.otan.us/ for regular updates on the call for proposals, registration, and schedule.
Are you using or have you found a great tech tool that you would like to share with other educators? You can consider submitting a proposal for TDLS or you can opt to present online for us on a cool tech tool or tech-related topic. Complete this form - we'll be in touch! bit.ly/OTANWebinar
So many great opportunities to be lifelong learners and teachers!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Stay safe and be well.
And 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.