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Digital Leadership Academy 2018–2020

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The Outreach and Technical Assistance Network (OTAN) has a long history of providing professional development, resource and technical support to WIOA Title II adult education agencies and educators for almost 30 years. Services provided include online workshops and face-to-face training in promising practices for technology integration, online and blended learning resources and training, electronic collaboration, educational resources, and much more. In keeping with changing technologies, new research and advances in professional development and to ensure our adult educators have access to quality professional growth, OTAN announces an opportunity for adult education agencies through the Digital Leadership Academy (DLAC). This program combines OTAN's previous Academies (Technology Integration Mentoring Academy and the Online Teaching Academy) and offer the program for a full two years to ensure agencies can meet projected goals.

The Digital Leadership Academy will assist agencies in meeting their technology integration, distance learning, or blended teaching goals. The program is designed to be flexible in how agencies can best use the resources offered by OTAN to support their agency goals. Your DLAC project is aligned to the Technology and Distance Learning Plan filed by all WIOA Title II funded adult education agencies.

The following is the timeline for 2018–2020:

Year One (Fall 2018 through Spring 2019)

  • Professional development days in Sacramento
    • Thursday, October 18 and Friday, October 19, 2018
    • Thursday, January 10 and Friday, January 11, 2019
    • Thursday, May 16 and Friday, May 17, 2019
  • Online DLAC project meetings (required) on Fridays, 12:30–2:30 p.m.
    • November 16, 2018
    • December 14, 2018
    • February 15, 2019
    • March—Technology and Distance Learning Symposium (TDLS)
    • April 19, 2019
  • Online meetings and communication for teams with OTAN staff and/or coach throughout the year (flexible times)
  • Online coursework and tutorials customized to team's needs (throughout the year, 10–40 hours)
  • Attending select local, regional, or state conferences
    • Technology and Distance Learning Symposium, March 1–2, 2019 in Southern California
    • Other conferences as appropriate
  • At school sites
    • Continuous team work on development of project goals
    • Visits by coaches and OTAN staff (up to three times, TBD)
    • Complete DLAC data collection forms as needed

Year Two (Fall 2019 through Spring 2020)

  • Professional development days in Sacramento
    • Thursday, October 10 and Friday, October 11, 2019
    • Thursday, May 14 and Friday, May 15, 2020
  • Online DLAC project meetings (required) on Fridays, 12:30–2:30 p.m.
    • November 15, 2019
    • December 13, 2019
    • January 17, 2020
    • February 14, 2020
    • April 17, 2020
    • June 19, 2020
  • Online meetings and communication for teams with OTAN staff and/or coach throughout the year (flexible times)
  • Online coursework and tutorials customized to team's needs (throughout the year, 10–40 hours)
  • Attending select local, regional, or state conferences
    • Technology and Distance Learning Symposium, TBD
    • Other conferences as appropriate
  • At school sites
    • Continuous team work on development of project goals
    • Visits by coaches and OTAN staff (up to three times, TBD)
    • Complete DLAC data collection forms as needed

NOTE to all applicants and nominating administrators: The Digital Leadership Academy is supported by the California Department of Education, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Title II: Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, Sections 201–243 of Public Law 113–128, Program Year 2015–16. All Digital Leadership Academy activities are contingent upon continued funding.

OTAN activities are funded by contract CN160223 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.