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Back-to-School Series: OTAN Teaching Tools and Resources

Posted on 9/3/2020

This is the third in a series of news items that will provide information about essential features of OTAN for you to know as you and your colleagues begin the new school year.

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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 (and click on the Resources menu at the top of the OTAN website to access):

  • Curriculum Offers are free or reduced-cost special offers for online curriculum licenses and professional development resources that OTAN has negotiated on behalf of the state. The curriculum offers cover ESL, ABE, ASE, and HSE program areas, divided between offers for Teachers and for Students. (Note: Some are these are only available to teachers at WIOA-funded adult education agencies.)

  • California Adult Education Courses are listed on our hosted and supported Moodle learning management system (LMS) site. OTAN has developed and procured a number of online courses which can be administered and adapted to meet the needs of learners. An educator can also request an empty course shell to build their own online course. (Note: While anyone can create an account at the CA Adult Ed Courses site, we host and support courses for teachers at WIOA-funded adult education agencies.)

  • Teaching with Technology is a resource that teachers can use to locate lesson plan topics and ideas that integrate specific websites and other tech tools. You can filter your search by level, subject, and standards.

  • Web-Based Class Activities are monthly technology-based activities organized around instructional themes and topics as well as edtech tools, with ideas on how to get started and how to use in the classroom.

Please let us know if you have any questions about these teaching tools and resources. We look forward to providing you additional resources throughout the school year!

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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN180031 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.