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ABOUT OTAN TRAINING: Workshop Descriptions

Workshop title Paper (Tests) to Pixels: Lessons Learned from One Technology Project 
Workshop description

Technology holds the promise of making instruction and assessment easier for the teacher and students. Careful planning, though, is required to ensure that both the product and the process are well-developed in order to realize the benefits of technology. In the presentation, the presenter will share both the product (online ESL level-exit exams) and the process of converting paper tests to online assessments, especially teacher feedback about what worked and what needed improvement. The presenter will discuss where the process, including teacher training and student registration and testing, was well thought out, and where planning the process fell short. Hopefully, this presentation will help others think about how to plan for projects they are considering that integrate technology into instruction and assessment.

Prerequisites: Participants need to have basic computer and Internet skills.

Session length 1.5 hours 
Format Workshops: Synchronous online trainings, or series of trainings, in which facilitator and participants interact by voice or chat. 

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.

Minimum System Requirements for Participating in Online Workshops:

  • Broadband Internet connection (DSL, Cable modem or faster, no dial-up).
  • Computer with speakers or headphones (some classes require microphones too).
  • Active e-mail account through registration for the course as an OTAN member.
  • Some workshops have other special requirements, please read the workshop descriptions carefully.