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Upcoming OTAN Activities to Support Adult Educators – Week of 7/20

Posted on 7/17/2020

OTAN has scheduled a number of online webinars and Office Hours for our adult education colleagues who are continuing to teach and support their learners. (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, July 21 from 4:00 to 5:00pm
    • Thursday, July 23 from 10:00 to 11:00am
  • On Tuesday at 9:00am, Melinda Holt will present Google Slides. Google Slides is a presentation app that can do so much more than present. The free online app allows users to create presentations, collaborate in real-time, create group projects, share dynamic materials (like e-books), and even use it as a publishing tool for postcards, flyers, and booklets! You can sign up for this webinar (today is Session 3 of the series) at the California Adult Education Training Calendar.

  • On Wednesday at 10:00am, Blair Roy and Susan Coulter will host Office Hours for Maximizing Moodle. The many features and resources available in Moodle 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 Wednesday at 1:00pm, Anthony Burik will present Tech Tools for Assessment. In this three-part series (today is Session 2), we look at tech tools that integrate assessment into online classes. We will learn about and practice with assessment tools in different contexts that reach learners on all types of devices, including questionnaires, tools that can be used to present and assess simultaneously, and tools used for formative and summative assessment. We will also discuss question formation and data collection. You can sign up for this webinar at the California Adult Education Training Calendar.

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.