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Digital Leadership Academy 2024-2026

The Outreach and Technical Assistance Network (OTAN), for nearly three decades, has been at the forefront, empowering adult education agencies and educators with a dynamic blend of professional development, cutting-edge resources, and top-notch technical support.

We offer online workshops that spark innovation, face-to-face training that dives deep into the latest technology integration practices, and resources for both online, in person, and blended learning. But that's not all – electronic collaboration, educational resources, and a plethora of other exciting offerings.

Our Digital Leadership Academy (DLAC) is a game-changer in the professional development arena! This is not your ordinary program – it's a two-year long term professional development opportunity that combines the best of OTAN's previous academies, namely the Technology Integration Mentoring Academy and the Online Teaching Academy.

The Digital Leadership Academy is your golden ticket to mastering technology integration, conquering digital learning challenges, and mastering the power of blended teaching. Flexibility is the name of the game – we understand that each agency is unique. That's why DLAC is tailored to fit seamlessly with your agency's continuous improvement goals, strategic/3-year/WIOA plans, and applications, overall need to achieve progress toward student and school outcomes.

Still not convinced? Hear it straight from the trailblazers who've experienced the magic of DLAC – check out our DLAC testimonials! Don't miss out on this opportunity to elevate your professional growth and propel your agency toward success. The adventure begins with OTAN's Digital Leadership Academy.

Year One (Fall 2024 through Spring 2025)

  • Professional development days in Sacramento:
    • Thursday, October 10 and Friday, October 11, 2024
    • Thursday, January 16 and Friday, January 17, 2025
    • Thursday, May 15 and Friday, May 16, 2025
  • Online DLAC project meetings (required) on Fridays, 12:30–2:30 p.m.
    • November 8, 2024
    • December 13, 2024
    • February 14, 2025
    • April 11, 2025
  • Online meetings and communication for teams with OTAN staff and/or coach throughout the year (flexible times)
  • Online coursework and tutorials customized to team's needs
  • Attending select local, regional, or state conferences
    • Technology and Distance Learning Symposium, March 2025 in California
    • Other conferences as appropriate
  • At school sites
    • Continuous teamwork on development of project goals
    • Visits by coaches and OTAN staff (up to three times, TBD)
    • Complete DLAC data collection forms/surveys as needed

Year Two (Fall 2025 through Spring 2026)

  • Professional development days in Sacramento
    • Thursday, October 9 and Friday, October 10, 2025
    • Thursday, May 14 and Friday, May 15, 2026
  • Online DLAC project meetings (required) on Fridays, 12:30–2:30 p.m.
    • November 14, 2025
    • December 12, 2025
    • February 13, 2026
    • April 10, 2026
  • Online meetings and communication for teams with OTAN staff and/or coach throughout the year (flexible times)
  • Online coursework and tutorials customized to team's needs
  • Attending select local, regional, or state conferences
    • Technology and Distance Learning Symposium, March 2025 in California
    • Other conferences as appropriate
  • At school sites
    • Continuous teamwork on development of project goals
    • Visits by coaches and OTAN staff (up to three times, TBD)
    • Complete DLAC data collection forms/surveys as needed
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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.