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ABOUT OTAN TRAINING: Workshop Descriptions

Workshop title Mobile Devices in Adult Education Part One 
Workshop description

Do you want to explore ways of using a mobile device for instruction in the ABE/ESL classroom? This workshop will introduce you to using your device to text; discuss and discover ways to implement text activities in the classroom; take pictures with your device; and apply those images to classroom activities. You will also learn how to use mobile devices as an audio tool to enhance speaking and pronunciation and understand the power of an instant response system using your mobile device in the classroom. This is a hands-on workshop and you are required to bring your mobile device.


Ownership of or access to a functional cell phone or tablet with texting capability. Bring the device with you to the workshop, fully charged.

For more information about this and other OTAN Workshops contact OTAN at support@otan.us or call 916-228-2580.

Session length 3 hours 
Format Workshops: Training events at a physical location, of short duration (2 – 6 hours) but may be part of a series. 

To find out more about any of these workshops, including dates and times offered, please check the California Adult Education Professional Development Web site. This site has information on OTAN offered training, as well as training offered by CALPRO and CASAS.

Face-to-Face Workshop Requirements:

  • The lab must contain at least one computer for every individual enrolled in a class - including the instructor.
  • The Internet connection must be at least a T1 line.
  • All computers being used must have Internet Explorer 9 or Firefox 20 or later and Adobe Acrobat Reader 10 or later.
  • OTAN’s Web site and its contents must be accessible on every computer used during a class.
  • The instructor’s computer station should be connected to an LCD projector and the room will need a screen for class viewing. (If a projector and/or instructor station is not available, OTAN can provide them).
  • At least 10 participants must have completed the online registration 10 business days prior to the workshop.
  • All Microsoft Office workshops require the correct version of Office to be installed on all computers in the lab to be used.
  • Various workshops will require unblocked access to necessary Web sites.