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Upcoming OTAN Activities to Support Adult Educators – Week of 7/6

Posted on 7/5/2020

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 7 from 4:00 to 5:00pm

    • Thursday, July 9 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 at the California Adult Education Training Calendar.

  • On Tuesday at 1:00pm, OTAN will present Using YouTube in Adult Education. YouTube has become a powerful educational tool and is also a free video hosting tool to boot! Educators can post the videos they have created, and their students will have access to the videos 24/7 - anytime and on almost any device. This webinar series (today is Session 3) will cover YouTube topics from the basics like searching YouTube for videos, to intermediate topics like creating a channel and uploading videos. You can sign up for this webinar at the California Adult Education Training Calendar.

  • On Thursday at 1:00pm, Monica Espinoza will present Google Forms. Google Forms is a tool that allows collecting information from users via a personalized survey or quiz. This 3-part webinar series (today is session 2) will cover creating a form and a quiz, different questions types, customizing themes, adding media to questions, requiring or not requiring questions, and more. Some "do's and don'ts" for using Google Forms in an online learning setting will also be covered. You can sign up for this webinar at the California Adult Education Training Calendar.

  • On Friday at 1:00pm, Jennifer West will present What is Andragogy in Adult Education? This webinar will answer the question represented in the title as well as the purpose of andragogy. The Six Core Principles of Andragogy will be reviewed as well as the why and how within current classroom settings. Successful classroom examples will also be shared with a focus on adult Correctional Education. The presentation will end with how to create a community of learning based on andragogy. 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.