Schedule

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Wednesday Sessions

Session 1   2:45–4:15 PM

Remote Testing! Finding Success with CASAS and EL Civics Assessments in a Distance Education World
Demonstration (90 minute)
Christina Hyatt
With a shift to complete distance education, our assessment teams worked to maximize resources while implementing creative strategies to assess student learning. This session focuses on remote assessment implementation, resources, and ideas for successful CASAS and EL Civics preparation and testing.
(AUD: ALL • PGM: ABE, ASE, ESL • CAT: OEA)
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Elevate Your Instruction With Canva
Demonstration (90 minute)
Grazia Mora
Thinking about using visuals in the classroom? Use Canva! Explore ways to use this free online design tool to create visually stimulating content and engaging student projects that promote visual literacy skills, motivation, and active learning.
(AUD: TEA • PGM: ALL • CAT: OEA)
Canvas Commons, easy as 1, 2, 3!
Demonstration (90 minute)
Francisco Pinedo
In this session, participants will learn how to import free courses and modules from Canvas Commons into your free Canvas account for teachers. Most courses are for ESL in this workshop.
(AUD: TEA • PGM: ESL • CAT: OEA)
Choice Boards - Giving Students a Voice
Demonstration (90 minute)
Alisa Takeuchi
The presenters will introduce, explain, and demonstrate how to create choice boards for classroom assignments and assessment. Just as we teach with mulitple methods, by giving students the freedom to decide how they want to demonstrate their skills, it leads them down the path of success.
(AUD: ALL • PGM: ALL • CAT: OEA)
Connecting the Community: Introducing the Digital Navigator
Demonstration (90 minute)
Jerry Yamashita
The shift to remote learning due to COVID-19 forced many adult learners into unfamiliar territory. Learn how Digital Navigators can help your agency support a 1:1 initiative, elevate digital literacy, reach instructional technology objectives, and provide equitable internet access to every student.
(AUD: ALL • PGM: ALL • CAT: OEA)
Create an interactive Google Slideshow and get your students googly for Google Slides
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: ALL • PGM: ALL • CAT: OEA)
Digital EL Civics: A model for a technology leveraged EL Civics program.
Demonstration (90 minute)
Ellen Hayes
We present a comprehensive distance learning model for conducting and reporting EL Civics assessments: including COAAP selection, designing digitized assessments, creation of original content, teacher training, digital proctoring, and the automated collection of test results for reporting purposes.
(AUD: TEA • PGM: ESL • CAT: OEA)
The Triple E Framework for Technology Integration
Demonstration (90 minute)
Susan Gaer
Remote learning is here to stay. Are you interested in learning a quick and easy way to identify if your instruction with technology is meeting your learning objectives? The Triple E Framework will help you do that. Learn how to engage, enhance and extend your students' learning with this framework
(AUD: ALL • PGM: ALL • CAT: OEA)
Project-Based Learning in the 100% Online environment
Demonstration (90 minute)
Barry Bakin
Projects to get your students "learning by doing" again are not only possible in the 100% online teaching mode, they are engaging and as educational as ever! Join the presenter for a tour of project ideas and student projects that you can implement immediately, and over time!
(AUD: TEA • PGM: ALL • CAT: OEA)
To blend or not to blend, that’s the question: Focus group discussion about the future of learning
Panel or Facilitated Discussion (1 hour)
Penny Pearson
Over the years there is a marked decline in distance learning in California. This session uses a research focus group format to discuss opportunities and challenges for blended and distance learning in California. Teachers and administrators are welcome to participate.
(AUD: ALL • PGM: ALL • CAT: OEA)

Thursday Sessions

Session 2   8:30–10:00 AM

Make Google App Projects to Help Online ESL Students Get Acquainted
Demonstration (90 minute)
Cynthia Wislofsky
It can be a challenge to engage online ESL students in getting to know each other while also building language skills. Learn several simple interactive projects using free Google Apps for synchronous or asynchronous formats. Participants will experience live demos and follow-up activities.
(AUD: TEA • PGM: ESL • CAT: OEA)
Meet Learners Where They Are in Math and English
Demonstration (90 minute)
Dani Pedrotti
Educators are redoubling efforts to meet learners where they are—streamlining paths to further education and boosting employment prospects. Adaptive technologies can support those efforts with tools that empower students to refresh their academic foundations and take ownership of their learning.
(AUD: ALL • PGM: ABE, CTE • CAT: OEA)
Retention and Teaching Strategies for Low Literacy Students in the Online World
Demonstration (90 minute)
Lindsey Helms
I began using WhatsApp as a way to communicate with students in my online class. I found that students were more likely to do homework and come to class if I sent them information via Whatsapp rather than through email or Remind. WhatsApp serves as an easy access point for students.
(AUD: TEA • PGM: ESL • CAT: OEA)
Setting the Standards: How to Bring the English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) to Life in Our Digital Classrooms
Follow-along Workshop (90 minute)
Kevin Belcher
In this interactive workshop, we will develop lesson strategies to elevate our digital EL instruction. These “next day” instructional resources will help make the ELPS work for your online classroom, increasing the engagement, community, and academic achievement of your class along the way.
(AUD: TEA • PGM: ABE, ASE, CTE, ESL, ALL • CAT: OEA)
Introducing the Technology Integration Program Support (TIPS) Moodle Course!
Demonstration (90 minute)
Jennifer Gagliardi
Are you interested in using the Triple E Framework in your classroom? Triple E refers to engaging, enhancing, and extending learning. OTAN is piloting a Moodle course and would love to have you participate. Find out more about the course and how you can join.
(AUD: ALL • PGM: ALL • CAT: OEA)
Teaching with Technology
Follow-along Workshop (90 minute)
Susan Coulter
This session will focus on OTAN's recently redesigned Teaching with Technology resource and other teaching resources available on and through the OTAN website. Participants will learn how to find online tools for preparing classroom activities and creating a blended/distance learning environment.
(AUD: ADM • PGM: ALL • CAT: OEA)
Vision-Revision and Redefining the Dynamics of Learning
Demonstration (90 minute)
Gordon Richiusa
Vision-Revision is an online FREE education site that has been made available to all students and teachers in a multitude of subjects. This presentation will be conducted by Gordon Richiusa, the Director of Heroes' Hearts Inc to demonstrate and explain how this wiki-website directly relates to OTAN.
(AUD: ALL • PGM: ALL • CAT: OEA)