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Upcoming OTAN Activities to Support Adult Educators – Week of 3/23

Posted on 3/23/2020

In response to COVID-19 and the closure of schools across the state, OTAN is setting up a number of online webinars and Office Hours for our adult education colleagues who are continuing to teach and support their learners.

  • OTAN has set up a dedicated COVID-19 Field Support webpage that we are continually updating with relevant information for teachers, students, and administrators: COVID-19 Field Support

  • We are scheduling a number of open OTAN Office Hours to give teachers a chance to ask more detailed questions and get support on specific tools that teachers are using with students. You can sign up for these OTAN Office Hours at the California Adult Education Training Calendar:

    • Monday, March 23 from 1:00 to 2:00

    • Wednesday, March 25 from 4:00 to 5:00

    • Friday, March 27 from 10:00 to 11:00

  • On Tuesday, Stephanie Thomas will present Moving Your Class Online. Join colleagues to network and discuss strategies for developing an online class. Brainstorm online platforms such as Google Sites, Learning Management Systems such as Canvas, and online digital bulletin boards such as Padlet for posting online content. Learn how to modify face-to-face content for online instruction and Identify best practices for online instruction. You can sign up for this webinar at the California Adult Education Training Calendar.

  • On Tuesday, Melinda Holt will present Google Sites – Connect to Students Online. Creating a website with Google allows the adult education teacher thousands of ways to create a repository of resources or archive of class materials, publish event calendar dates, as well as link to other sites or resources. With your Google account, a Google Site will work and blend seamlessly with Google's suite of tools (Docs, Slides, Forms, etc.) for easy sharing, updates, and access. You can sign up for this webinar at the California Adult Education Training Calendar.

  • On Wednesday, Sudie Whalen will present Increasing Equity in Online Learning. We’ll discuss various aspects of equity in online learning, including accessibility, access, representation, and avoiding algorithm-based bias in online activities. We’ll also discuss the cultural competence continuum and how to transfer cultural competence to your online learning environment. You can sign up for this webinar at the California Adult Education Training Calendar.

  • On Thursday, Carl Haley will present The CK-12 Learning Platform for Adult Learners. Learn how to find content, assign it, and view progress on the totally free CK-12 learning Platform, www.CK12.org. CK-12’s lessons and adaptive practice use the latest technology and machine learning to offer learners 21st century education. You can sign up for this webinar at the California Adult Education Training Calendar.

  • On Thursday, CASAS will present Considerations when Implementing Distance Learning. Many schools and colleges are taking a "crash course" in distance learning implementation in response to COVID-19. This session looks at some of the key issues - such as pre- and post-test assessment, determining how to count instructional hours, and recording this activity in TOPSPro Enterprise - that have presented challenges. You can sign up for this webinar at the California Adult Education Training Calendar.

  • On Friday, Kristi Reyes will present Teaching Vocabulary with Technology. Learn a research–proven six-step process infused with technology to help students not only better learn and retain vocabulary but also move new terminology into their productive vocabulary knowledge. Learn to use select resources appropriate for each step of direct vocabulary instruction. You can sign up for this webinar at the California Adult Education Training Calendar.

Please contact us at support@otan.us 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.