Navigating Resistance to Technology Implementation at East Side Adult Edu.

Session 5: 9:15am-10:15am (Saturday March 02, 2024)



In this presentation, the facilitators will describe a technology implementation project at East Side Adult Education. The three-part project includes Canvas support for teachers in all departments, a Canvas professional development course for ASE teachers who are unable to participate in meetings, and new ESL classes with blended learning approaches. Participants in this presentation will gain ideas on how to incorporate technology into their own campuses. The proposed plans Michelle has for the ESL department is to hope to switch one of the instruction days from in-person to asynchronous lessons, the teachers will then have time to collaborate with their peers and incorporate technology in teaching as well as to meet WASC goals. On the other hand, adult ESL students with family or financial obligations will have access to classes with more options.


Lead Presenter Bio Photo

Maricel Manglicmot

East Side Adult Education

Maricel Manglicmot has been a teacher at East Side Adult Education for nine years teaching English in the high school diploma program. With a Master's degree in Instructional Science and Technology, she supports the teachers with their technology needs. Maricel has presented for TDLS in 2023 and for the South Bay Consortium in 2021. Maricel is enthusiastic about integrating technology into ASE classrooms.

Lead Presenter Bio Photo

Michelle Chuang

Eastside Adult Education

Michelle Chuang is the Curriculum Chair for the ESL department of East Side Adult Education. She is in charge of the Curriculum Committee, EL Civics, Professional Development, Teaching Resources etc. Michelle is working on a project with what she has learned from DLAC, 5 ESL teachers at East Side Adult Education are trained by OTAN and will be piloting new classes with Blended Learning approaches in Spring 2024.

Lead Presenter Bio Photo

Michael Delaney

East Side Adult Education

Michael Delaney has been teaching High School Equivalency and a range of ESL levels in adult schools throughout the San Francisco Bay area since 1999. While unapologetically nostalgic for the methodological simplicity of chalkboards, pencil and paper, and simple conversation, he tries to balance and integrate the merits of traditional teaching approaches with the myriad apps and digital tools available today. He currently serves as the Canvas LMS administrator at East Side Adult Education.

Type of Presentation

Panel or Facilitated discussion (60 minutes)


  • Teachers
  • Administrators
  • Support Staff or Other Staff (Transition Specialists, Counselors, Librarians, etc.)

Program Strands

  • Adult Basic Education
  • Adult Secondary Education
  • English as a Second Language

Category Strands

  • Ensuring Equity and Access
  • Digital Learning Foundations
  • Designing Learning Experiences
  • Digital Learning Models
  • Online Engagement and Assessment
  • Program Administration and Coordination