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Upcoming OTAN Activities to Support Adult Educators - Week of 4/12

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

Upcoming OTAN Activities to Support Adult Educators - Week of 4/5

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

Adult Education Resources Now Available at CK-12

We're happy to announce that CK-12 has partnered with OTAN to make high quality content available on the CK-12 platform to support adult learning.

Upcoming OTAN Activities to Support Adult Educators – Week of 3/29

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

Upcoming OTAN Activities to Support Adult Educators – Week of 3/22

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

Emergency Broadband Benefit is Coming Soon!

The FCC (Federal Communications Commission) recently announced the creation of the Emergency Broadband Benefit program to help households struggling to pay for internet service during the pandemic.

Still Time to Nominate a Deserving Student for the Adult Education Students Succeed Program

The nomination period for the 2021 Adult Education Students Succeed Program is open.

Upcoming OTAN Activities to Support Adult Educators – Week of 3/15

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

Upcoming OTAN Activities to Support Adult Educators – Week of 3/8

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

Upcoming OTAN Activities to Support Adult Educators – Week of 3/1

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

Upcoming OTAN Activities to Support Adult Educators – Week of 2/22

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

Our office will be closed on Monday, February 22nd in observance of Washington's Birthday

Our office will be closed on Monday, February 22nd in observance of Washington's Birthday

Getting Creative with Video

Video is a powerful tool to use in the adult education classroom.

Add Asynchronous Video to Your Online Teaching Repertoire

Add Asynchronous Video to Your Online Teaching Repertoire

Upcoming OTAN Activities to Support Adult Educators – Week of 2/15

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

Our office will be closed on Monday, February 15th in observance of Lincoln's Birthday

Our office will be closed on Monday, February 15th in observance of Lincoln's Birthday

Learn More About Digital Promise's Adult Learner Model

We know that our schools are full of students who are different from one another, who bring different experiences and abilities with them to class. However, in our efforts to reach all learners, we often fall short and end up only reaching a small number of students by teaching to the middle.

Keeping Everyone Safe on the Internet

February 9 is Safer Internet Day, a worldwide recognition of the need to actively safeguard children and adults when they spend time on the Internet.

Upcoming OTAN Activities to Support Adult Educators – Week of 2/8

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

OTAN's Technology and Distance Learning Symposium Coming Soon!

Registration for OTAN's annual Technology and Distance Learning Symposium (TDLS), which will take place online from March 3 to 5, is open!

Upcoming OTAN Activities to Support Adult Educators – Week of 2/1

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

Resources to Share on the COVID-19 Vaccine

As vaccinations roll out across California and the country, we encourage you to take a look at these Coronavirus Adult Literacy Resources from the Georgia State University College of Education and Human Development to share with your students, staff, and community members.

Learn More at the (Virtual) EL Civics Conference 2020-2021

Our colleagues at CASAS have taken the EL Civics Conference online this year!

Learn More About ISTE's SkillRise

According to the SkillRise website, SkillRise helps organizations empower adult learning with educational technology by providing resources that support the planning, implementation, and sustainability of edtech solutions to prepare workers for the careers of today and tomorrow.

Resources for the Continuous Improvement Plan

The California Department of Education (CDE) has integrated three previously separate deliverables required from Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Title II: Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) funded agencies into a new deliverable called the Continuous Improvement Plan (CIP).

Register for OTAN's Technology and Distance Learning Symposium!

Registration for OTAN's annual Technology and Distance Learning Symposium (TDLS), which will take place online from March 3 to 5, is open!

Upcoming OTAN Activities to Support Adult Educators – Week of 1/25

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

Voxy / EnGen Curriculum Offer Now Available!

Voxy EnGen is a Public Benefit Corporation that helps immigrants and refugees achieve self-sufficiency, economic mobility, civic participation, and a better quality of life through virtual English language education.

New Readers Press Pre-HSE Curriculum Offer Now Available!

New Readers Press offers a Pre-HSE Online Learning course designed to guide students through the foundational content they need to move to high school equivalency level work.

New Readers Press HiSET Prep Curriculum Offer Now Available!

New Readers Press offers a HiSET Exam Prep Online Learning course designed to help students succeed on the HiSET high school equivalency test.

Upcoming OTAN Activities to Support Adult Educators – Week of 1/18

OTAN has scheduled a number of online webinars and Office Hours the week of 1/18 for our adult education colleagues who are teaching and supporting their learners remotely.

Our office will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Our office will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Nominate a Deserving Student for the Adult Education Students Succeed Program

The nomination period for the 2021 Adult Education Students Succeed Program is now open.

Upcoming OTAN Activities to Support Adult Educators – Week of 1/11

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

Our Office Will Be Closed For the Holidays

Our office will be closed beginning Thursday, December 24th and returning Monday, January 4th.

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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.