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October 2018 Teachers' Digest

Professional Development

Online Workshops and Webinars are offered by OTAN to meet the demands of busy adult educators. We are currently working on our line up for this year, so stay tuned and check the California Adult Education Professional Development calendar so you won't miss any!

Face-to-Face Workshops:

Contact us at 916-228-2580 or e-mail to schedule one of our workshops at your school this year! We will do most of the work for you. We just need your available computer lab.

OTAN offers a wide variety of no-cost, hands-on, three-hour workshops. We will come to your school if you have at least 10 interested participants and an approved lab. If you have a smaller school and need more participants, consider coordinating with other small schools in your area to fill your workshop. If there is a technology topic not listed that your staff needs assistance with, let us know and we will discuss creating a new workshop to meet that need. Here are some of our workshop titles:

  • Moodle: Create a Course Web Site
  • Beginning PowerPoint 2010 for Adult Education
  • Advanced PowerPoint 2010 for Adult Education
  • Chromebooks for Adult Education
  • Creating Web Pages with Weebly
  • Digital Badges in Adult Education (New!)
  • EL Civics: Digital Literacy & Internet Safety (New!)
  • Google Tools and Drive
  • Interactive Whiteboards - Creating Student Activities (Promethean or SmartBoard)
  • iPads in Adult Education
  • Mobile Devices in Adult Education
  • Office 365 for Adult Education (New!)
  • Open Education Resources for Adult Educators
  • Privacy, Practice, Presence, and You
  • Social Media for Adult Education

Visit our Web site to see the complete list including descriptions and prerequisites for each.

Teaching Resources

Web Sitings October 2018 :

OTAN Tech Talks are here! OTAN Tech Talks are designed to assist participants with tips on an ed tech tool, strategy, resource, and more. Our next presentation is scheduled for Friday, October 12, where Susan Coulter from Baldwin Park Adult and Community Education will be discussing how to enhance the learning experience with Learn360, which offers more than 160,000 videos, interactives, and maps to enhance your lessons. Learn360 resources can be used in your classroom and linked, downloaded, or embedded in Google Classroom, Moodle, or on your class website. Teachers at WIOA funded agencies can get a free Learn360 account for FREE through OTAN. If you'd like to present at a future Tech Talk, sign up here!


GeoGebra is a “dynamic mathematics software for all levels of education that brings together geometry, algebra, spreadsheets, graphing, statistics, and calculus in one easy-to-use package”. Its free online math tools for all levels can be used in the ABE, ASE, and CTE classrooms, and include classroom resources, activities, and even tutorials on 3d printing. GeoGebra Groups allows you and your students to work on activities together, share resources, and provide comments and feedback. In addition to the web interface, GeoGebra’s free desktop applications are available for Windows, macOS, and Linux. Apps are also available for Android, iPad, and Windows tablets.
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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.