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ABOUT OTAN TRAINING: Workshop Descriptions

Workshop title Google Sites 
Workshop description

Creating a website used to be very involved, time consuming, and special skills and knowledge were required. That has changed dramatically, especially over the last few years, with a variety of online website builders including Google Sites.

Creating a website with Google allows the adult education teacher thousands of ways to create a repository of resources or archive of class materials, publish event calendar dates, link to other sites used by students, and answer the question “what did I miss?” by pointing to the class website. A website is a gateway to engagement for students, teachers, and community. And, because the site is created with one Google account, it will work and blend seamlessly with Google's suite of tools (Docs, Slides, Forms, etc.) for easy sharing, updates, and access.

All participants will receive guidelines for building a good website, have hands-on practice of building a website using Google Sites, and be shown examples of class pages as well as personal sites to model Student Portfolios online. Other related topics will be covered as well including domains, sharing, and other topics as they arise.

At the end of the session all participants will have built their own functional website containing media, links to resources, and embedded documents that can be shared with students or colleagues.

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. 
Upcoming sessions
WHERE: Fresno Adult School - Cesar Chavez Campus WHEN: Friday, 11/15/2019 @ 1:00 PM REGISTER External link opens in new window or tab

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.