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Upcoming OTAN Activities to Support Adult Educators – Week of 10/5

Posted on 10/2/2020

OTAN has scheduled a number of online webinars and Office Hours for our adult education colleagues who are teaching and supporting their learners remotely. (All times below are PDT.)

  • Visit OTAN's COVID-19 Field Support webpage that we are continually updating with relevant information for teachers, students, and administrators: COVID-19 Field Support

  • OTAN Office Hours provide an opportunity to ask more detailed questions and get support on specific tools to use with students. You can sign up for these OTAN Office Hours at the California Adult Education Training Calendar:

      • Tuesday, October 6 from 4:00 to 5:00pm

      • Thursday, October 8 from 12:00 to 1:00pm (our new time!)

  • On Tuesday at 2:00pm, Francisca Wentworth will present Advanced Level ESL Moodle Course. This webinar will walk you through OTAN's Advanced ESL Moodle course and show you ways you can use it with your students right away. Designed for High Intermediate and Advanced ESL students, the course is topic based and weaves together language proficiency skills and interesting topics. Activities include listening, reading, writing, vocabulary development and grammar practice. You can sign up for this webinar at the California Adult Education Training Calendar.

  • On Friday at 10:00am, Blair Roy will host Office Hours for Maximizing Moodle. The many features and resources available in Moodle (which OTAN upgraded over the summer) can be daunting to new users. Join us to get one-on-one support, help, suggestions and just plain old encouragement in using Moodle with learners. Attending teachers will drive the session with their questions and needs. You can sign up for these Office Hours at the California Adult Education Training Calendar.

  • On Friday at 1:00pm, Melinda Holt will present the October OTAN Tech Talk, Voice, Video, and Vectors in Google Slides. Add your voice, make videos start and stop on slides automagically, and add your own or format images (vectors) in Google Slides. This webinar will show teachers how to make their slides, Bitmoji classrooms, and other presentation types more interactive for their students (and themselves!) Some of the techniques shown will also work for those that use PowerPoint. You can sign up for this webinar at the California Adult Education Training Calendar.

  • Interested in scheduling an OTAN training for your staff? Please reach out to us at to learn how we can help with your training needs.

Please contact us at or call our office at 916-228-2580 for more information! We are here to support you!

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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.