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Two OTAN Online Events Coming Up!

Posted on 03/15/2019

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We have two online events coming up that may be of interest to you and your colleagues!

Please join us for an OTAN webinar on Friday, March 22 from 2:00 to 3:30. The topic is Putting English to Work in Moodle, presented by Paul Yung from LAUSD Division of Adult and Career Education. The entire Putting English to Work series – 68 half-hour episodes, along with all corresponding workbook exercises and unit assessments – are available online, easily accessible on computers, tablets, and cell phones. Join this webinar to experience the course from the teacher's and the student's perspective. View how to manage the online class, review student work and grades, and discover strategies to keep student engagement and retention high. You can sign up for this OTAN webinar on the California Adult Education Professional Development calendar External link opens in new window or tab

Please join us for a second OTAN webinar on Monday, March 25 from 1:30 to 2:30. The topic is The Write Stuff: Writing Skills for ESL and ABE Students, presented by Francisca Wentworth from Jefferson Adult Education. Students wanting to transition into higher level college classes, get their high school equivalency certificate, or get promotions at work need good writing skills. This online course provides students with the basics. Learn how to manage this online course with your students, including how to grade their written assignments using a built in rubric. You can sign up for this OTAN webinar on the California Adult Education Professional Development calendar External link opens in new window or tab

Please note that, while all are welcome to register and attend these webinars, these presentations are specifically tailored for WIOA funded adult education agencies in California.

OTAN also produces monthly Tech Talks; our next Tech Talk is scheduled for Friday, April 12 on the Excelsior Online Writing Lab. You can listen to previous OTAN Tech Talks on our YouTube channel. The recordings are here: OTAN Tech Talks YouTube playlist External link opens in new window or tab (And make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel while you are there!)

If you’re interested in sharing a tech tool or tip with your colleagues in the field, submit your presentation idea using this Google Form: OTAN Tech Talk Presentations Google Form External link opens in new window or tab We are always interested in learning about the latest tech tip or idea that can be shared among adult educators.

We look forward to seeing you online this month!

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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN180031 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.