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Thursday Sessions

Session 3   (Thursday 8:30-10:00 AM)

Advancing Digital Equity and Social Justice in Adult Education
Panel or Facilitated Discussion (90 minute)
Veronica Parker (w/ Mandilee Gonzalez)
Digital equity & social justice continues to be hot topics in education. But do we really know what these two concepts entail and how to unpack them in adult education? Do we understand how funding, or lack thereof, plays a major role in ensuring all students have access to technology? In this session, we will unpack digital equity, social justice, educator agency, and partnerships to understand their significance in creating inclusive educational spaces and close the digital equity gap.
(AUD: STF • PGM: ASE • CAT: DEA)
Canvas and Edmentum/Plato Integrations for High School Diploma
Demonstration (90 minute)
Jenna Cestone-Greene
The goal is to demonstrate how to effectively use Data-Driven Direct Instruction while maximizing instructional time and building into the lesson skills-based learning and workforce readiness skills. This session will demonstrate how Silicon Valley Adult Education uses Edmentum and CANVAS. They can follow along and have a follow-up PPT and information provided. The Lessons included would be options for embedding COAAP lessons into the curriculum.
(AUD: TEA • PGM: CTE • CAT: BL)
Beyond Budgets - Sheet It!
Demonstration (90 minute)
Melinda Holt
Google Sheets allows users to edit, organize, and analyze different types of information. Data can be protected, shared, and edited in real-time with changes viewable and tracked by a revision history. Sheets can be used by educators for more than just budgets. It allows teachers to create spreadsheets for planning classes, grading, student editing, resource organization, polls and reviews, quizzes, and more.
(AUD: STF • PGM: ASE • CAT: TI)
5 (or more) Creative Ways to Use Padlet!
Follow-along Workshop (90 minute)
Julie Caspersen Schultz
Come and learn how to create your own Padlet that you can use to introduce yourself to your students or staff! Then, see how students can create Padlets to share about themselves with each other! Also, see examples of using a Padlet for a virtual People and Culture Days event, as a way to share ideas about our reader (during synchronous instruction), as a way to engage and build community among students, and as a Q & A "board" for students. There will be time to share how you have used Padlet!
(AUD: STF • PGM: CTE • CAT: BL)
Enhance the Learning Experience with LEARN360
Demonstration (90 minute)
Susan Coulter (w/ Anthony Burik)
Join us for a look at Learn360 and some of the more than 190,000 videos, maps, experiments, and other resources to enhance your lesson. Learn360 resources can be linked, downloaded, or embedded in Google Classroom, Moodle, or on your class Website. Teachers working at WIOA funded agencies can get their own FREE account through OTAN. Come see what you can do with Learn360.
(AUD: STF • PGM: ABE • CAT: BL)
Effective Integration of Microsoft Office Online in the Classroom
Demonstration (90 minute)
David Saechao
In today's online world, virtually all applications are web-based in one form or another. In the past, Google led the charge in providing a multitude of free applications such as Gmail, Drive, Docs, Sheets, and so forth, many of which are still used by millions of users. For many years now, Microsoft too has been offering free applications from its Office Suite. Students would benefit greatly by learning how to use popular Microsoft programs: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and One Drive.
(AUD: TEA • PGM: ABE • CAT: BL)
Piloting a Hyflex Classroom
Demonstration (60 Minutes)
Bijal Varia (w/ Patricia Pottorff Croghan)
A teacher and supervisor’s perspective on implementing a pilot of a Hyflex ESL classroom. Pros and Cons regarding this pilot will be presented along with practical tips. Video examples of a real HyFlex classroom will be viewed during this presentation.
(AUD: TEA • PGM: ESL • CAT: BL)
The Basics of Video Recording with Screencastify
Follow-along Workshop (90 minute)
Audrey Dierdorff
In this session, participants will learn the following: 1) installing Screencasitfy as a Google Ad-On, 2) making an account, 3) recording video using a browser tab, desktop, and webcam, 4) using the annotation toolbar while recording the video to highlight different things within the video, 5) storing and/or downloading the video, and 6) sharing the video with colleagues or students. Expected Outcomes: Participants will follow along and create a video for themselves and share with the group.
(AUD: STF • PGM: CTE • CAT: BL)

Session 4   (Thursday 10:15-11:45 AM)

Microsoft Edge Browser and its Features
Follow-along Workshop (90 minute)
Farzana Cassim
What is Microsoft Edge? It is Windows’ new default web browser. The new Microsoft Edge internet browser is the replacement of the old Microsoft Internet Explorer. Join this workshop to learn how to use the newly improved key features and tools which are part of Microsoft Edge. This workshop will cover the basics of navigating with the Edge browser where participants will also be able to explore and learn new features like Collections, Annotation, Immersive Reader, and Read Aloud to name a few.
(AUD: STF • PGM: CTE • CAT: BL)
A Quick Look at Formative Assessment
Demonstration (90 minute)
Anthony Burik
We use formative assessment to help identify student misconceptions, struggles, and learning gaps and assess how to close those gaps as we work in class with students and the material. We will look at some formative assessment tools that you can use at the beginning, in the middle, and at the end of the class to help you understand where your students are and determine what to focus on to help students as they work with the lesson material.
(AUD: STF • PGM: CTE • CAT: BL)
Create an interactive Google Slideshow
Follow-along Workshop (90 minute)
Stephanie Thomas
Interactive slides are a great way to share your syllabus or introduce / review class content. Learn how to create interactive Google Slideshows using links and layers, no prior Google Slides experience necessary. Also explore resources that provide fresh themes for your slides.
(AUD: TEA • PGM: CTE • CAT: BL)
It’s Not Too Early to Think About the 2022-23 CIP!
Demonstration (60 Minutes)
Jaemi Naish (w/ Hanna Schlosser, Dr. Carolyn Zachry, Neda Anasseri)
Join a 1-hour interactive presentation and overview designed to prepare agencies for the 2022-23 Continuous Improvement Plan (CIP) goal submission. This session will cover CIP best practices, including Do’s and Don’ts, creation of relevant improvement goals and supporting activities, CIP team creation, data collection, review of the CIP plan document and evaluation rubric.
(AUD: STF • PGM: ABE • CAT: BL)
Successful Ideas for Creating Hybrid-Flexible (HyFlex) Instruction
Panel or Facilitated Discussion (90 minute)
Janice Fera (w/ Kay Hartley)
Providing students flexibility in their education means agencies must continually think outside-the-box. Is it possible for one teacher to successfully engage and instruct a group of students who represent a mix of both face-to-face and remote learners? What are the tools and techniques that are effective for both teachers and students? Join this panel of agency directors and adult educators as they describe the methodology and resources that contributed to a successful implementation.
(AUD: TEA • PGM: ABE • CAT: BL)
The Future of Digital Education: CK-12 Digital FlexBooks 2.0®
Demonstration (90 minute)
Debbie Jensen (w/ Katie Hamon)
Teaching online needs resources. We have the best! CK-12 FlexBooks ® 2.0 are interactive and reactive to student understanding and they are FREE! New in 2021, CK-12 is focusing on adult education needs with ABE, ASE, and new ESL and CTE entries. CK-12 offers a smarter way to learn with adaptive practice, simulations, and more. You will know what your students have mastered. Plus, you can adapt a FlexBook and even create your own.
(AUD: TEA • PGM: ABE • CAT: BL)
Using EL Civics Support YouTube Channels
Demonstration (60 Minutes)
Lynne Robinson (w/ Lori Howard)
CASAS has developed a new service to the field to deliver pertinent information about EL Civics and Citizenship Preparation via YouTube support channels. These two EL Civics Support Channels provide videos related to Civic Participation, IET/IELCE and Citizenship. The presentation will teach participants to access the information on these channels and demonstrate how this service can assist in implementation of these programs.
(AUD: TEA • PGM: ESL • CAT: BL)
Jamboard Tips and Tricks
Demonstration (60 Minutes)
Cindy Wislofsky
Google Jamboard is one of the newer Google tools that can definitely enhance your instructional life! Whether teaching remotely or face-to-face, this interactive digital whiteboard has a myriad of collaborative uses when brainstorming, reporting, vocabulary-building, reviewing, and much more. Let’s learn some tips and tricks for integrating Jamboards into your lessons. Participants will be able to join in on the fun and post on several easy or moderate to create Jamboards.
(AUD: TEA • PGM: ASE • CAT: OEA)

Networking Lunch   (Thursday 11:45-1:00 PM)

Networking Lunch (Optional)
Panel or Facilitated discussion (60 minutes)
OTAN Staff
Join this meeting room if you are interested in networking with your adult education colleagues during your lunch break.
(AUD: STF • PGM: ASE • CAT: BL)

Session 5   (Thursday 1:00-2:30 PM)

Video Discussion Prompts and Other Fun and Easy Activities for ESL Classes
Demonstration (60 Minutes)
Barry Bakin
This presentation will introduce a slew of fun yet “easy to prepare” and “easy to do” classroom-tested activities adaptable to most levels of ESL in face-to-face and online instructional settings.
(AUD: TEA • PGM: ESL • CAT: BL)
Integrated EL Civics: Evolving from Digital to Liquid
Demonstration (90 minute)
Martha Clayton
This demonstration will focus on an innovative method for easily developing and disseminating authentic materials for EL Civics COAAPs.
(AUD: STF • PGM: ABE • CAT: BL)
Teaching with Technology
Follow-along Workshop (90 minute)
Susan Coulter
Join us as we dig for hidden treasure on the OTAN website. Explore OTAN’s Teaching with Technology online database containing a rich listing of resources searchable by program area, levels, subjects, standards and keywords. This is a hands-on workshop and you will be given time to explore your interests. Come learn about resources offered on the OTAN website.
(AUD: STF • PGM: CTE • CAT: BL)
Integrate Tech and Create Community in Collaborative Writing Activities
Demonstration (90 minute)
Kristi Reyes
Collaborative activities give students the opportunities to build grammar skills and use newly-learned vocabulary in original and creative ways. Through images and videos, teachers can get students working together to construct text in engaging ways. Attendees will view and take part in select activities that have been successfully conducted online, which they can use in their own classrooms, whether they are teaching remotely or in-person.
(AUD: TEA • PGM: ABE • CAT: BL)
Helping Individuals Acquire Digital Literacy Skills
Demonstration (90 minute)
Anthony Burik
We know that individuals need digital literacy skills now and into the future to fully participate in today’s society. We will take a look at a digital skills framework to help us understand what skills to focus on depending on where individuals are and what resources we might use to help them acquire the skills they need.
(AUD: STF • PGM: ESL • CAT: BL)
New's in Googles
Follow-along Workshop (90 minute)
Melinda Holt
This session will primarily focus on the new features and enhancements to Google EDU Workspace within Google Drive apps, Gmail, Chrome, extensions and more. By showing adult education staff how to use the new features and remind them of seldom used tools like ApDiSk, they can better equip their students to grow digitally beyond the classroom. Knowing the types of Google available along with all of the other new features will better equip teachers and students to interact, share, and use Google
(AUD: STF • PGM: ASE • CAT: TI)
HyFlex Model: Simultaneous Instruction
Demonstration (60 Minutes)
Alisa Takeuchi
You know how to teach in the classroom. You quickly learned how to teach remotely. Now you’re being asked to do both at the same time?! Not sure how to set up your classroom? Need suggestions on how to present materials? A clearer understanding of how to engage students in the classroom and online will be provided. As an experienced HyFlex’er since April 2021, the presenter will demonstrate best practices and engage participants throughout the session.
(AUD: TEA • PGM: ABE • CAT: BL)
Access, Equity, Outcomes with Canvas Learning Management System
Panel or Facilitated discussion (60 minutes)
Renee Collins
Now more than ever our students need choices when it comes to meeting their educational needs. This facilitated discussion will examine how Canvas LMS and the California Distance Learning Cooperative can provide choice that leads to access, equity, and outcomes for adult education students. Participants will examine how Canvas can increase enrollment and persistence, meet the needs of adult students, and lead to student and economic outcomes that positively impact the greater community.
(AUD: ADM • PGM: ASE • CAT: PAC)

Session 6   (Thursday 2:45-3:45 PM)

Overcoming Barriers Through Goal Setting Using Google Classroom
Demonstration (60 Minutes)
Arij Mousa (w/ Beth Lanning, Michele Raymond, Chris Anderson)
Learn how to increase students' persistence helping them realize how to navigate through potholes and detours. Using Google Classroom Placer School for Adults will be reviewing Goal4It! which is a culturally responsive teaching tool that provides resources to help address cultural, linguistic, and social barriers in the classroom. This science-informed approach helps to achieve economic independence by activation, motivation, and commitment to change.
(AUD: TEA • PGM: ABE • CAT: DEA)
HyFlex Equipment for Instruction
Panel or Facilitated discussion (60 minutes)
Marjorie Olavides (w/ Alisa Takeuchi, Eric Dannewitz, M'Liss Patterson, Fernando Canales, Elsa Magana)
Need help setting up your classroom for HyFlex (Hybrid Flexible) instruction, and don't know where to start? This presentation will demonstrate different classroom setups that are both cost effective and efficient. This session will include discussion and viewpoints from administrator, teacher, and information technology perspectives.
(AUD: STF • PGM: ASE • CAT: TI)
Putting English to Work 1 on Canvas
Demonstration (60 Minutes)
Paul Yung
The complete Putting English to Work 1 series is available for beta testing with agencies in California. This beginning-low ESL distance learning course is quite popular and now ready for use through the California Distance Learning Cooperative -- an adult education initiative to provide the Canvas platform to adult schools across the state. More details are available in the description.
(AUD: TEA • PGM: ESL • CAT: BL)
Tech Up Your Citizenship Class
Demonstration (60 Minutes)
Jennifer Gagliardi
Empower students to use technology to prepare for their Citizenship Interview! Participants will identify the latest Citizenship resources in the form of quizzes, mobile apps, textbooks, videos, podcasts, websites, online courses, and more. By adapting and incorporating these digital resources, participants will be able to implement learning strategies appropriate for ESL and/or Citizenship classrooms, blended learning, distance learning environments, or directed self-study.
(AUD: TEA • PGM: ESL • CAT: BL)
Digital Curriculum Design: Embed That COAAP!
Demonstration (60 Minutes)
Jill Wright (w/ Viki Costa)
Are you teaching digital literacy COAAPs as stand-alone units? Come hear how we embedded three COAAPs in our digital literacy curriculum. This demonstration will take you through our process.
(AUD: ADM • PGM: ABE • CAT: BL)
Crowdsourcing Professional Learning to Amplify Educator Voice
Demonstration (60 Minutes)
Matt Rhoads (w/ Becky Lim)
As we navigate the future of education, social media-infused pedagogy has become increasingly more utilized to help crowdsource instructional practices and EdTech integration. Social media-infused pedagogy for educators includes sharing, creating, curating, and consuming content. This presentation will provide a framework of how teachers, schools, and districts can crowdsource their own organizations and the greater educational community to help create professional learning resources.
(AUD: TEA • PGM: ESL • CAT: DEA)