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ABOUT OTAN TRAINING: Workshop Descriptions

Workshop title Catch 'em & Keep 'em: Strategies and Tools to Identify and Develop Independent Learning Skills 
Workshop description In the Department of Education, Office of Career and Technical Adult Education, (OCTAE) publication “Making Skills Everyone’s Business” defines “foundation skills” as a combination of literacy, numeracy, and English language as well as employability skills required for participating in modern workplaces and contemporary life. How do teachers identify key skills for their learners to be successful and meet these foundational skills? How can teachers support learners to be independent learners, not only in a face-to-face classroom, but to also extend those skills to ensure learners can be successful in an online or blended learning environment? This workshop is designed to engage you, the educator, in a hands-on and lively discussion regarding strategies and resources to help learners develop these foundational skills and to be independent learners.  
Session length 3 hr 
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 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.