December 9, 2010
Vol. 2, No. 3
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Register Now for the Technology and Distance Learning Symposium

TDL Symposium

Registration is now open for the Technology and Distance Learning Symposium, which will be held at the Willow Center of Hacienda La Puente Adult School on February 25-6, 2011. Registration is free! You may register for one or both days (Friday and Saturday), but you must register by February 18 in order for us to have an accurate lunch count.

The Symposium will include an update on developments in distance learning and technology integration by John Fleischman, Assistant Superintendent at the Sacramento County Office of Education in charge of Technology Services, and Marian Thacher, Director of OTAN. There will also be many workshops of interest to teachers, coordinators and administrators, and planned strands for ESL, ABE, ASE and CTE.

As we move forward with the strategic plan and a new delivery model for adult education that emphasizes transition to work and further education and training as well as civic responsibility, distance learning and the educational opportunities provided by technology are more important than ever for our learners. Take advantage of this opportunity to network with your peers from across the state and share your questions, thoughts and experience.

Field Comments on the Strategic Plan

A new draft of the strategic plan for adult education, Linking Adults to Opportunity, was posted on October 13, and professionals in the field had the opportunity to review it and post comments until November 5. The comments are now posted online. The Adult Education staff at CDE, along with WestEd, are now working to review and integrate the comments into the next draft. The Planning Group, which includes the Field Partnership Team, the Steering Committee, and the Adult Education Office consultants, reviewed all comments and provided guidance on particular issues. The next draft is expected to be posted early next year, and there will be a subsequent period for comments by the public.

Free copies of adult ed history book while supplies last

Meeting the Challenge

The CDE Press recently delivered to the Adult Education Office 1,300 copies of Meeting the Challenge: A History of California Adult Education from the Beginnings to the Twenty-First Century. If you would like copies of the book for your agency please email Rosemarie Cordova at Let Rosemarie know how many copies you want, and she will send them to you.

Also visit the CA Adult Education History Website for more resources.

Upcoming Face-to-Face Workshop

  • 1/26/11 - Teaching Critical Thinking for the Internet
    9:00a – 12:00p (Milpitas Adult - Branka Marceta)
  • 1/28/11 - Advanced PowerPoint 2007 for Adult Education
    9:00a – 12:00p (Fremont Adult - Linda Swanson)
  • 1/28/11 - Intro to Using Cell Phones in the Classroom
    1:00p – 4:00p (N. Hollywood Adult - Susan Gaer)
  • 1/28/11 - Teaching Critical Thinking for the Internet
    1:00p – 4:00p (Venice-Emerson CAS - Branka Marceta)

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Upcoming Webinars

  • 1/13/11 - Online Forms - Collecting, Analyzing and Sharing Data
    2:00p – 3:30p (Melinda Holt)
  • 1/13/11 - So You Want to Teach Online?
    4:00p – 5:30p (Penny Pearson)

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