Schedule

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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)

Friday Sessions

Session 7   1:00–2:30 PM

Advancing the Digital Shift-Two Agencies' Perspectives
Panel or Facilitated Discussion (1 hour)
Will Neddersen
Come learn how two Southern California Agencies,Garden Grove Adult Education and Tustin Adult School, went beyond just surviving post COVID emergency distance learning to establishing strong professional practices and school wide policies with the help of the Digital Leadership Academy.
(AUD: ALL • PGM: ALL • CAT: OEA)
Student Voices about Online Learning
Panel or Facilitated Discussion (1 hour)
Maren ANTON
Asking for students' opinions, advice, and experiences about online learning provided a treasure trove of information for our ESL coordinating team and staff. Join our discussion as we look at our ESL students' responses to EL Civics COAAP 48.1 Task 3 and what we plan to do with this bounty.
(AUD: ALL • PGM: ESL • CAT: OEA)
Digital Leadership: A 2-year Professional Development opportunity for Educators & Administrators
Panel or Facilitated Discussion (1 hour)
Neda Anasseri
Join us for a panel discussion where current-year Digital Leadership Academy (DLAC) participants share their experiences and future plans for their digital, blended, or online teaching goals. Panel members include: educators from Placer School for Adults (PSA) and San Diego Unified/Adult Education.
(AUD: STF • PGM: ALL • CAT: OEA)
Structuring engaging online learning using free apps like Wakelet, Edpuzzle, and Perusall
Demonstration (90 minute)
Suzanne Motley
This workshop will showcase an adaptable structure that has engaged several ASE and ABE learners pursuing diplomas via distance learning. Using Wakelet, a user-friendly site with more visual appeal than Google Classroom, students are assigned weekly videos and readings on sites that track progress.
(AUD: TEA • PGM: ABE, ASE • CAT: OEA)
Instructional Strategies for a Virtual Classroom
Demonstration (90 minute)
Lila Young
The COVID-19 virus has forces classrooms to become a virtual classroom. This is new teaching environment for teachers and their students. However, there are similarities in teaching strategies between a ZOOM Meeting (virtual classroom) and face-to-face, as well as opportunities.
(AUD: TEA • PGM: ABE, ASE, CTE, ESL, ALL • CAT: OEA)
SARA: Remotely Assessing, Supporting, & Diagnosing Adult Learners’ Literacy Skills
Demonstration (90 minute)
Halle Smith
Audience members will receive training for using SARA, a literacy assessment designed for adult learners. Currently hosted on CaptiVoice, SARA offers six subtests and provides immediate scoring once a student has completed a test.
(AUD: ALL • PGM: ABE • CAT: OEA)
Use Google Chrome and online dictionaries to teach ESL!
Follow-along Workshop (90 minute)
Marisol Richmond
Have you ever started a lesson with a word definition? How much have you looked at dictionaries online to see their instructional value. In this workshop you will not only learn how to use Google Chrome to teach pronunciation but also how to use online dictionaries for reading, and writing practice.
(AUD: TEA • PGM: ABE, ASE, CTE, ESL, ALL • CAT: OEA)
Engaging Faculty in Pandemic Remote Learning
Demonstration (90 minute)
Jill Wright
Presenters will detail a step-by-step process used by Oxnard Adult School to encourage and engage faculty to embark on remote learning in the pandemic.
(AUD: ALL • PGM: ESL • CAT: OEA)
Make it Stick: Vocabulary and Technology Come Together
Demonstration (90 minute)
Kristi Reyes
Do you want your students to really learn vocabulary? Participants will learn a process for teaching vocabulary that, when infused with technology, enhances students’ engagement as well as vocabulary retention and production.
(AUD: TEA • PGM: ALL • CAT: OEA)