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ABOUT OTAN TRAINING: Workshop Descriptions

Workshop title OTAN at Professional Development Day for Your School 
Workshop description

Upcoming visits:

Date: Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - In-service during the professional development day

Mt. Diablo Adult Education
1266 San Carlos Ave., Concord, CA 94518
(925) 685-7340

Presenter: Penny Pearson

Great Class Tech Tools to Use Tomorrow

Engage your learners on mobile devices and lead discussions and check for understanding. Experience engaging and energizing activities with tools such as Remind, Today’s Meet, Quizizz, Kahoot.it, Quizlet Live, and more; tools that adult ed teachers use effectively to support learning and community-building in their classrooms.

OTAN hosts Moodle Courses for ESL and ABE/ASE

This workshop will give you an overview of ready to use Moodle courses which have been developed by teachers in the adult education field to address the needs of the ESL and ABE/ASE learner. Discover how you can use these ready to go courses with your learners.

Presenter: Branka Marceta

OTAN’s Lesson Plan Builder

This tool offers a user-friendly template to develop quality lessons with direct links to CASAS and other competencies. It provides sample lessons as models and provides a customer friendly template to develop lessons for adult educators allows the user to "backward design" and stores lessons for future use.

Social Media for Adult Education

Education agencies are leveraging and expanding the communications opportunities presented by social media, informing and engaging key audiences in discussions about ongoing efforts. The presenter will demonstrate examples of how adult education programs, individual administrators, and teachers use Facebook and Twitter.

OTAN trainers provide informational presentations and hands-on practice in customized visits to adult education programs funded through WIOA Title II/AEFLA federal grant.

Date: Monday, August 29, 2016 - In-service during the professional development day
Time: 11:20-12:30 & 1:20-3:30
Where: Castro Valley Adult & Career Education, 4430 Alma Ave., Castro Valley, CA 94546,
(510) 886-1000
Presenter: Branka Marceta
Great Class Tech Tools to Use Tomorrow

Session length 3 hrs 
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.