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Upcoming OTAN Activities to Support Adult Educators – Week of 11/30

Posted on 11/30/2020

OTAN has scheduled a number of online webinars and Office Hours for our adult education colleagues who are teaching and supporting their learners remotely. (All times below are PST.)

  • Visit OTAN's COVID-19 Field Support webpage that we are continually updating with relevant information for teachers, students, and administrators: COVID-19 Field Support

  • OTAN Office Hours provide an opportunity to ask more detailed questions and get support on specific tools to use with students. You can sign up for these OTAN Office Hours at the California Adult Education Training Calendar:

    • Tuesday, December 1 from 4:00 to 5:00pm

    • Thursday, December 3 from 12:00 to 1:00pm

  • On Tuesday at 9:00am, Farzana Cassim will present Zoom Meet Teams! Using Different Online Meeting Platforms. Everyone knows what Zoom is - many are not familiar with Teams and Meet. In this workshop, we'll take a look at these three very popular video conferencing platforms and compare their features. The presenter will give an overview of each platform and introduce features of Zoom, Teams, and Meet. You can sign up for this webinar at the California Adult Education Training Calendar.

  • On Thursday at 1:00pm, Barry Bakin will present Easy Projects with Microsoft Office. This series will give show instructors some easy, simple, project-based activities using some of the Microsoft Office Suite of tools. Part 3 - Microsoft Forms: Participants will be shown simple project-based activities for language practice and learning using Forms. You can sign up for this webinar at the California Adult Education Training Calendar.

  • On Friday at 10:00am, OTAN will host Office Hours for Maximizing Moodle. The many features and resources available on OTAN's Adult Ed Online Courses Moodle site can be daunting to new users. Join us to get one-on-one support, help, suggestions and just plain old encouragement in using Moodle with learners. Attending teachers will drive the session with their questions and needs. You can sign up for these Office Hours at the California Adult Education Training Calendar.

  • Interested in scheduling an OTAN training for your staff? Please reach out to us at to learn how we can help with your training needs.

  • Found or using a great tech tool that you'd like to share with other educators? OTAN is always looking for adult education folks to present online for us on a cool tech tool or tech-related topic. Complete this form - we'll be in touch!

Please contact us at or call our office at 916-228-2580 for more information! We are here to support you!

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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.