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Technology and Distance Learning Plan Now Open for Submissions

Posted on 09/15/2014

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The new Technology and Distance Learning plan is now open for submissions. This Technology and Distance Learning Plan is one of the Program and Accountability requirements for all agencies approved for funding in 2014-2015 for the grant under the federal Workforce Investment Act, Title II (WIA), also known as the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act.

The California Department of Education’s (CDE) Adult Education Office contracts with the Outreach and Technical Assistance Network (OTAN) to provide technical assistance and collect this information and data.

Key points:

  • EL Civics Tech Plan is discontinued. Agencies participating in WIA Title II EL Civics, Civic Participation that are funded in 2014-2015 and submitted their technology plan in 2013-14 will not need to update the progress narratives from last year.
  • Innovation and Alternative Delivery Program (IADP) application is discontinued. Questions most pertinent to the field have been folded into the new Technology and Distance Learning planning tool. Agencies which submitted the IADP application 2013-14 will not need to submit Year-end evaluation.
  • Teacher Skills Self-assessment and Learner Computer Survey have been updated and are both now required in numbers not lower than 25% of overall full-time ABE, ASE and ESL teaching staff and not lower than 10% of overall ABE, ASE and ESL learner population.
  • Implementation guide is available for agencies ready to start working on the plan. Before completing the online form, each agency is required to attend the online orientation or to contact Branka Marceta at OTAN for individual technical help and guidance, bmarceta@otan.us, 916 228 2580.

Orientations will be held online
Friday, September 19, 2-3 pm
Thursday, September 25, 12-1 pm
Monday, September 29, 11-12 noon
Tuesday, October 7, 4-5 pm
Monday, October 20, 1-2 pm

The deadline for receiving online submission of the new Technology and Distance Learning Plan is midnight, January 31, 2015.

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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN130103 from the Adult Education Office, in the Coordinated Student Support and Adult Education 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.