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Finishing One Year and Starting Another

Posted on 06/10/2019

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The 2018-2019 school year is coming to a close, but OTAN’s June calendar is still busy with events we are attending. First up this week is the CASAS Summer Institute 2019 from June 11 to 13 at the Hyatt Regency in Orange County. OTAN staff and trainers will be presenting a number of sessions all three days of the conference – see the handout for the lineup of sessions, including titles, presenters, and times and locations. Please stop by our poster session Thursday morning to say hello and encourage your colleagues to attend our workshops throughout the conference. You can also see the entire Summer Institute program on the CASAS website External link opens in new window or tab.

OTAN staff members will also be attending the ISTE Annual Conference from June 23 to 26 in Philadelphia, PA. ISTE is the International Society for Technology in Education, and the conference includes numerous sessions on cutting edge topics such as AI (artificial intelligence), VR/AR/MR (virtual reality/augmented reality/mixed reality), robotics, and coding, as well as familiar topics such as apps, LMS (learning management systems), Google, Apple, and Microsoft products, social media, mobile learning, and others. The ISTE conference is a great opportunity for us to learn about topics to bring back to adult education in California. You can learn more about ISTE and its Annual Conference on the ISTE website External link opens in new window or tab. (Note that next year’s ISTE conference will be in Anaheim in June – mark your calendars now!)

Summer time at OTAN means less travel (except for the personal kind!) and preparing for the start of the 2019-2020 school year. Many adult ed agencies plan back-to-school trainings and events. If you would like OTAN to assist with workshops or other training, please contact us! We can present on any of the Summer Institute sessions we are presenting this week. You also can see the full list of face-to-face trainings on the OTAN website. Or, let us know what your technology needs are and we can help you plan training appropriate for your staff. Contact us at support@otan.us or call us at 916-228-2580.

Congratulations on a successful 2018-2019 school year, and we look forward to seeing you at the next event in 2019-2020!

Tuesday, June 11:

10:45am: Using Technology for EL Civics Workforce Skills
Ryan de la Vega, Torrance Adult School & OTAN Subject Matter Expert
Royal Ballroom D, South Tower, 1st Floor

1:45pm: Lab - Online Teaching Tools & Resources For Teachers
Anthony Burik, OTAN Project Specialist
Salons VII/VIII, North Tower, 2nd Floor

1:45pm: Tap Into Free Resources
CAEP TAP, CALPRO, and CASAS and OTAN (Neda Anasseri, Coordinator)
Valencia, South Tower, 2nd Floor


Wednesday, June 12:

10:30am: Triple E Framework
Susan Gaer, OTAN Subject Matter Expert, and Kristi Reyes, MiraCosta College
Valencia, South Tower, 2nd Floor

1:30pm: New Tech Tools for the Adult Education Classroom
Neda Anasseri and Penny Pearson, OTAN Coordinators
Grand Ballroom B, North Tower, 1st Floor

1:30pm: 360 Photos for Learning
Susan Gaer, OTAN Subject Matter Expert
Valencia, South Tower, 2nd Floor


Thursday, June 13:

7:30am: Poster session – OTAN Resources with OTAN Staff
Grand Ballroom, North Tower, 1st Floor

9:00am: OTAN EL Civics Resources on Moodle
Alisa Takeuchi, Garden Grove Adult Education & OTAN Subject Matter Expert
Royal Ballroom D, South Tower, 1st Floor

9:00am: Internet Safety for Students and Teachers
Susan Gaer, OTAN Subject Matter Expert
Garden 1, North Tower, 1st Floor (note room change from Royal Ballroom G)

10:45am: Google Classroom
Debbie Jensen, Baldwin Park Adult and Community Education & OTAN Subject Matter Expert
Royal Ballroom D, South Tower, 1st Floor


Document: CASAS Summer Institute June 2019 External link opens in new window or tab