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ABOUT OTAN TRAINING: Workshop Descriptions

Workshop title OTAN: Internet Resources for Adult Education 
Workshop description

This hands-on workshop is designed for adult educators familiar with the Internet who wish to find resources to use in their class or AE program. The session focuses on the teaching resources available on and through the OTAN Web site with side trips to other online sites, apps and tools.

Hands-on practice time will be allowed on resources found as participants navigate the OTAN site and use the Teaching with Technology tool located there. Participants will be guided to the online resources available to prepare classroom activities, sites to use for an adult education class, online activity apps for students, and more!

Though all will be addressed, this workshop can be focused (as requested) to any adult education program area including: ABE, ASE, HSE, GED, ESL, EL Civics, Citizenship, and CTE.


  • Basic computer and Internet skills.
  • A valid e-mail address

For more information about this and other 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.