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ABOUT OTAN TRAINING: Workshop Descriptions

Workshop title Tech Troubleshooting for Teachers 
Workshop description

This session allows participants to become comfortable with their equipment, and learn different ways of troubleshooting technology, whether it be a laptop connecting to a projector, learning the difference between different adapters, or how to connect devices via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. One of the most unnerving things that can happen to someone preparing to teach a class or begin a presentation is having technology that does not want to cooperate.

Since this workshop is hands-on, it is recommended that participants bring their own devices (tablet, laptop, Apple TV, projector, adapters, etc.) so they can become more familiar with the equipment they will be using on a regular basis.

 
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.