Schedule

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Wednesday Sessions

General Session   1:00–2:30 PM

TDLS Welcome & Keynote: Impassioned in Your Profession
Demonstration (90 minute)
Brooks Harper
Welcome to the 2021 Virtual TDLS! Join our state and county adult education directors and conference co-chairs for our welcome message and the introduction of our keynote speaker, Brooks Harper! We are excited to hear his message: Investing in yourself and the return into others
(AUD: ALL • PGM: ALL • CAT: BL)

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: TI, 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: BL, DL, TI, 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: BL, DL, TI, 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: BL, DL, TI, OEA, DEA)
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: BL, DL, PAC, TI, OEA, DEA)
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: BL, DL, TI, 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)
Getting to Know Gmail (Beyond Sending and Receiving Emails)
Demonstration (90 minute)
Melissa Baumunk
Demonstration will include some key features of Gmail such as: • Adding contacts • Labeling contacts • Creating labels to organize emails • Auto-generated instant reply buttons • Scheduling outgoing emails • Inserting a customized signature for outgoing emails • Explore Gmail setting
(AUD: ALL • PGM: ALL • CAT: TI)
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: BL, DL, TI, 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: TI, 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: BL, DL, PAC, OEA, DEA, CRR)

Networking Opportunity   4:15–5:00 PM

Networking Lounge - Wednesday
Panel or Facilitated Discussion (1 hour)
OTAN Staff
Networking is for all that wish to attend. Sit and just listen or talk with a friend, a colleague, a teacher, an administrator, or join with your team to discuss what you learned.
(AUD: STF • PGM: ALL • CAT: BL, DL, PAC, TI, OEA, DEA, CRR)

Thursday Sessions

Session 2   8:30–10:00 AM

Google Accounts: Security and Management
Follow-along Workshop (90 minute)
Melinda Holt
This session will focus on managing Google account types and security. Topics include transfer of files between same-owner accounts, sharing differences between Club and Pub, and deep dives into management/security will be addressed. Use a Google Club and Pub account? You will want to attend!
(AUD: ALL • PGM: ALL • CAT: PAC, TI)
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: TI, 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 • CAT: TI, OEA, DEA)
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: DL, OEA, DEA)
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, ESL, ALL • CAT: BL, DL, TI, OEA, DEA)
The Future of Digital Education: CK-12
Follow-along Workshop (90 minute)
Debbie Jensen
CK-12 offers teachers free online interactive AI assisted resources to meet the needs of every student. Join this 2 hour session to learn more about CK-12 and to get started with created your first Flexbook!
(AUD: STF • PGM: ABE, ASE • CAT: BL, DL, PAC, TI)
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: BL, DL, TI, 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: BL, DL, TI, OEA)
Using Microsoft Power Automate (MPA) in Adult Schools
Demonstration (90 minute)
Colin Cordill
Microsoft released a software called Power Automate which allows Adult Ed schools to automate processes. This presentation will start with a broad overview of PA, then move into specifics of how the program might be used at AE schools, and finish with examples of how the program has been successful.
(AUD: ALL • PGM: ALL • CAT: TI)
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: BL, DL, PAC, TI, OEA, DEA, CRR)
Help with the CA Continuous Improvement Plan (CIP)
Panel or Facilitated Discussion (1 hour)
Carolyn Zachry
Join our panel presentation to enhance your knowledge of the CIP and learn tips on how to complete the plan. How to build a goal and why goal setting is important, etc. Angela Steele will give us a walk-through of the CIP portal. The panel will include staff from CDE, CALPRO, CASAS, and OTAN.
(AUD: STF • PGM: ALL • CAT: PAC)

Session 3   10:30–12:00 PM

Back to Basics Tutorials: Student Readiness for Online Learning
Demonstration (90 minute)
Monica Cueva
Do you teach low literacy, limited learner, or older adult students who struggle with technology? Presenters will share tips for creating simple, clear, effective print and video tutorials to prepare your learners for online success.
(AUD: ALL • PGM: ALL • CAT: BL, DL, TI, OEA, DEA)
Teaching U.S. Citizenship Preparation Online
Demonstration (90 minute)
Jennifer Gagliardi
Participants will identify the critical resources in the form of web sites, videos, legal services, and more to meet (and exceed) suggested USCIS-recommended Citizenship course content standards. Emphasis on preparing for the 2008 and 2020 Civics tests in blended or distance learning environments.
(AUD: TEA • PGM: ESL • CAT: BL, DL)
Engage with Googles!
Demonstration (90 minute)
Melinda Holt
This presentation will show adult educators how to create their own engaging handouts and resources to use during virtual classes - all sure to keep students engaged! Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets will be used with a few other seldom used Googles thrown in for good measure.
(AUD: ALL • PGM: ALL • CAT: DL, TI, OEA)
Getting Started with Computers Sessions
Demonstration (90 minute)
Ruzanna Hernandez
Learn how you can begin a brief, 2.5-week course at your school site to give students who have major gaps in computer skills not only to learn computer hardware and software basics, but also boost CASAS scores in a short period of time.
(AUD: ALL • PGM: ABE, ESL • CAT: TI, DEA)
Great group work with Zoom Breakouts, Google Docs & Canvas
Demonstration (90 minute)
Cristin Boyd
Do you struggle with group work in your online/remote classes? How to manage? What students do? How to “collect” and access student work? You are not alone! Learn how to execute easier group work interactions using these three common remote learning tools. Canvas access required.
(AUD: TEA • PGM: ALL • CAT: DL, TI, OEA)
Increase Student Motivation and Persistence with Choice
Demonstration (90 minute)
Susan Rausch
Giving students choice in their learning is a proven strategy for increasing motivation and persistence. Providing choice helps personalize learning and allows students to show what they know and it raises accountability, responsibility and independence. Come learn how we use choice in our classes.
(AUD: TEA • PGM: ABE, ASE, ESL, ALL • CAT: BL, DL, TI, OEA)
TECH EDGE
Follow-along Workshop (90 minute)
OMAR ANDRADE
Utilize online tools, and platforms to connect with students. Develop programs for online education, use tools to automate forms and innovate the online student experience to provide access and serve students.
(AUD: ADM • PGM: ABE • CAT: PAC, TI, OEA)
Using North Star Digital Assessment and Curriculum
Panel or Facilitated Discussion (1 hour)
Diane Wilson
Napa Valley Adult Education school (NVAE) use of NorthStar Digital in CTE and ESL classes. We will share how our institution is integrating the Northstar Digital Literacy sources in a variety of ways.
(AUD: ALL • PGM: ABE, ESL • CAT: BL, DL, PAC, TI, OEA, DEA)
Yes We Can! Transferring F2F Strategies to Remote Instruction
Demonstration (90 minute)
Lori Howard
Effective F2F instructional strategies are readily transferable to the virtual adult ESL classroom. Participants consider student access to virtual instruction, experience engaging online language tasks, and identify how Zoom online tools support learning.
(AUD: TEA • PGM: ESL • CAT: DL)
Reimagining Virtual Collaboration for the Future
Demonstration (90 minute)
Veronica Parker
The ongoing pandemic has shifted how many teams work, from face-to-face interactions to remote forms of collaboration. In this session, learn how to effectively collaborate and stay connected through Microsoft Teams, Zoom and Google by using the latest tools and tricks to create a team project.
(AUD: STF • PGM: ALL • CAT: TI)

Lunch   12:00–1:00 PM

Session 4   1:00–3:00 PM

AutoTutor: Learning Literacy with an Intelligent Tutoring Aid
Demonstration (2 hours)
John Hollander
Learn to support your learners with evidence-based reading comprehension strategy instruction using AutoTutor which features conversational agents. With thirty literacy lessons, this is a tool that can be used remotely for teaching literacy to adults.
(AUD: ALL • PGM: ABE • CAT: BL, DL, TI, OEA)
Building a Culture of Best Practices for Online Teaching and Learning to Support Student Success
Demonstration (2 hours)
Nasreen Rahim
How do you provide an atmosphere of best practices to support success of online students? See how Evergreen Valley College created sustainable resources, training & courses to develop a culture of best practices in online teaching by providing necessary training for faculty during COVID challenges.
(AUD: ALL • PGM: ABE, ASE • CAT: BL, DL, PAC, TI, OEA, DEA, CRR)
Canvas LMS - Best Practices and Work Time
Demonstration (2 hours)
Renee Ramig
Learn some Canvas LMS best practices and have time to work on creating / updating your classes. MUST come to the session with a Canvas account (free or paid).
(AUD: ALL • PGM: ALL • CAT: DL)
Dynamic Presentations with Adobe Spark!
Follow-along Workshop (90 minute)
Jaquelin Yang
Adobe Spark is a free video website that integrates a presentation tool and a recording program into one convenient website. Learn how to use it in your classroom for more dynamic presentations!
(AUD: TEA • PGM: ASE, ESL • CAT: TI, OEA)
Four Dimensional Education: Delivering Online Learning to Incarcerated Juveniles and Adults
Demonstration (2 hours)
Greg Ludwa
On March 13 CA went to SIP. While nearly all incarceration facilities closed for instruction, the Monterey COE (MCOE) continued to deliver online, virtual instruction to the MC Jail. The MCOE staff will discuss technology, curricula, and how we transitioned to virtual instruction during 2020-2021.
(AUD: ALL • PGM: ASE • CAT: BL, DL, TI, OEA, DEA, CRR)
Free Online ESL Classes - USA Learns
Demonstration (90 minute)
Andrea Willis
Are you looking for FREE online resources to teach ESL? Tour USA Learns' 5 English courses (www.usalearns.org), which use interactive activities to teach listening, vocabulary, grammar, spelling, pronunciation, reading, writing, speaking and life skills.
(AUD: TEA • PGM: ESL • CAT: BL, DL, TI)
Creating a Health Care Pathway Through Strong Community Partnerships: "Become a Home Care Aide"
Panel or Facilitated Discussion (1 hour)
Jaemi Naish
The high demand for Home Care Aides due to the aging US population has drastically increased due to COVID 19. Participants will learn about Tamalpais Adult School's 35 hour online "Become a Home Care Aide" IELCE program, developed in partnership with county organizations and health care agencies.
(AUD: ALL • PGM: ESL • CAT: DL)
Helping Students Onboard: Welcoming and Engaging Practices for Student Retention in Online Courses
Demonstration (90 minute)
Katrina Tamura
Teaching online requires additional approaches and support to encourage students to persist. The presenters will share ways to begin outreach to students before a new course even begins and suggestions for ways to support students, encourage engagement, and build relationships.
(AUD: TEA • PGM: ABE, ASE, ESL, ALL • CAT: DL, TI, OEA, DEA)
How to get Techie! Using free online technical applications to make virtual learning personal, engaging, and effective.
Demonstration (2 hours)
Tiffany Paynton Silveira
Google Slides provides a free easy-to-use platform for educators and adult education students. Using this building block, you will be shown how to use a Bitmoji, virtual voice recorder, image editor, and Screencastify to build an engaging and interactive virtual classroom.
(AUD: ALL • PGM: ABE • CAT: BL, DL, PAC, TI, OEA)
Humanizing your course with a Liquid Syllabus
Follow-along Workshop (2 hour)
Diana Vera-Alba
Have you been thinking about ways to engage and effectively communicate with your students in our online educational environment? Your solution may be to incorporate a Liquid Syllabus.
(AUD: TEA • PGM: ALL • CAT: BL, DL, TI, OEA, DEA)
Spotlighting Adult Education Thru Social Media
Demonstration (2 hours)
Cynthia Eagleton
Social media can spotlight our adult ed programs, bringing attention to offerings and building a community with current and potential students, our partners, and the broader community. We will discuss how to get started as well as highlight promising practices from adult ed use of social media.
(AUD: ALL • PGM: ALL • CAT: PAC, OEA)
Teaching with YouTube
Demonstration (90 minute)
Jennifer Gagliardi
Go where your students are. Learn how to set up and start your own YouTube channel to discover appropriate resources to deliver quality curated content to your students inside and outside of the classroom. Finally, see examples of third-party add-ons (for example, EdPuzzle, PearDeck, Google Forms)
(AUD: TEA • PGM: ABE, ESL • CAT: BL, DL, OEA)
CASAS Remote Testing – Challenges and Successes
Panel or Facilitated Discussion (90 minute)
Margaret Teske
Documenting learning progress for adult English learners is a challenge when all students are online. Presenters explain techniques for CASAS progress tests and EL Civics assessments done remotely. Could these models work for your program?
(AUD: ALL • PGM: ABE, ASE, ESL • CAT: OEA)

Networking Opportunity   3:15–4:00 PM

Networking Lounge - Thursday
Panel or Facilitated Discussion (1 hour)
OTAN Staff
It's day two of TDLS! Come join your colleagues and new-found friends in the networking lounge to talk among yourselves, share insights to what you have learned or discovered. This is a space for you!
(AUD: STF • PGM: ALL • CAT: BL, DL, PAC, TI, OEA, DEA, CRR)

Friday Sessions

Session 5   8:30–10:00 AM

Empowering through Video Connections: A Video Is Worth More Than A Thousand Words
Demonstration (90 minute)
Bijal Varia
The focus will be on skills to gain confidence while enhancing self video presentations in order to connect with a wider audience. Demonstrations, hands on practice, feedback to others, a lesson plan for ESL, and video self assessment will be part of this. Please have a device to record yourself!
(AUD: ALL • PGM: ALL • CAT: BL, DL, PAC, TI, OEA)
Organizing and Accessing Consortium Documents with Wakelet
Follow-along Workshop (90 minute)
Peggy Raun-Linde
Our Consortium's new system for curating and accessing important information uses Wakelet. It is an amazing interface that houses our staff development opportunities, live documents, strategy work, and Work Group documents. It's AMAZING!
(AUD: ALL • PGM: ALL • CAT: BL, DL, PAC)
Microsoft Outlook Email (Web Version)
Demonstration (90 minute)
Farzana Cassim
Microsoft Outlook Email (web version) has great built-in tools that you might not know about. In this workshop, you will learn a few quick, practical tips and strategies to save time and supercharge your productivity. Join me to learn how to use Outlook Email features efficiently.
(AUD: ALL • PGM: ALL • CAT: PAC, TI)
Teaching the Skills that Matter – Digital Literacy in a time of Distance Learning
Follow-along Workshop (90 minute)
Katie Neginskiy
CALPRO is excited to share The Teaching the Skills That Matter project’s high-quality materials on digital literacy. Digital Literacy has become even more crucial during this time of distance learning. This presentation will cover digital literacy skills, best practices, and lesson plan ideas.
(AUD: TEA • PGM: ABE, ASE, ESL, ALL • CAT: BL, DL, TI, OEA)
Tips, Demos, & Learner Strategies (TDLS at TDLS)
Follow-along Workshop (90 minute)
Diana Batista
Want to destress and stay ahead of your workload? Join me in a session with tools you may already know and how to put them to work for you. Learn about new strategies to streamline your work day and keep resources at your fingertips.
(AUD: ALL • PGM: ALL • CAT: PAC, TI, DEA)
Technology and Distance Learning: A Discussion of State-of-the-Art Innovations, Advances, and Their Applications in Adult Learning
Panel or Facilitated Discussion (90 minute)
John Sabatini
Doctors Art Graesser, John Sabatini, Andrew Olney, and Xiangen Hu lead a panel discussion considering the role technology plays in adult education. They continue to explore what technologies may help or hinder the evolution of adult education.
(AUD: ALL • PGM: ABE • CAT: BL, DL, TI, OEA, DEA)
The Liquid Syllabus: Welcoming Online Students at the Front Door
Demonstration (90 minute)
Rita Van Dyke-Kao
One of the first impressions students may have of your online course is your syllabus. Learn how to apply equity-minded practices to your existing syllabus using Google Sites, and so transform it into a liquid syllabus that is mobile-friendly, interactive, and welcoming for all students.
(AUD: TEA • PGM: ALL • CAT: BL, DL, TI, DEA)
Tracking Distance Learning Hours Using TOPSpro Enterprise (TE)
Follow-along Workshop (90 minute)
Janice Fera
Flexibility is the key! Teachers are delivering instruction using a variety of synchronous and asynchronous methods, and TOPSpro Enterprise (TE) is ready and able to record student attendance to capture this. Learn the options for Classes and Reports to reflect our ever-changing DL environment.
(AUD: ALL • PGM: ALL • CAT: BL, PAC, TI)
Using Free Digital Tools to Transform Your Virtual Reading Instruction
Demonstration (90 minute)
Grazia Mora
Adapting second language reading classes to an online environment is a challenge, but also the new reality for many teachers. This presentation shares creative ways to use free digital tools to develop students’ reading skills while increasing their engagement and interaction in virtual classes.
(AUD: TEA • PGM: ABE, ESL • CAT: BL, DL, TI, OEA)
Using Images, Gifs, Emojis, and Videos for Productive Practice
Demonstration (90 minute)
Chris Vela Che
Memes, TikTok, emojis, and GIFs: Today communication is all about visuals! Multimedia benefits language learners and can be used to prompt student production of the target language forms. Successfully-used online activities will be demonstrated and resources will be provided.
(AUD: TEA • PGM: ESL • CAT: BL, DL, TI, OEA)
Navigating & Redefining Virtual ESL Teaching through Teacher Collaboration & Best Practices: A Panel by Santa Clara Adult Education’s ESL Teachers
Panel or Facilitated Discussion (1 hour)
Rebekah Carson
A panel of ESL teachers at Santa Clara Adult Education discuss and share their best practices and the benefits of teacher collaboration to navigate, reinvent, and re-energize any level virtual ESL classroom during a pandemic.
(AUD: ALL • PGM: ABE, ESL • CAT: DL, TI, OEA)
USA Learns Citizenship - A FREE Online Course
Demonstration (90 minute)
Andrea Willis
Are you looking for free online resources to teach U.S. Citizenship? Tour the USA Learns Citizenship course (www.usalearns.org), which uses engaging multimedia to teach the English skills and information needed to pass ALL parts of the naturalization interview.
(AUD: TEA • PGM: ESL • CAT: BL, DL, TI)

Session 6   10:30–12:00 PM

All you need is Google Jamboard!
Follow-along Workshop (90 minute)
Celine SIGNORINI BAKAN
Creating motivating and engaging online classes is challenging, and Google Jamboard can help teachers to achieve it. In this workshop, participants will discover how to use this highly visual, user friendly, and free tool, and more importantly create their own jamboards.
(AUD: TEA • PGM: ABE, ASE, ESL • CAT: BL, DL, TI, OEA)
Authentic Materials Design for an Online OER Textbook: Seven Simple Steps
Demonstration (90 minute)
Brittany Zemlick
In adapting to the new normal of online instruction, access to and creation of materials are key. In this presentation, you will learn about tools that will help you develop topic-based, integrated-skills lessons from authentic sources and the presenter’s process for creating an online OER textbook.
(AUD: TEA • PGM: ABE, ASE, ESL • CAT: BL, DL, TI, OEA, DEA)
Becoming a Zoom Annotation Virtuoso!
Demonstration (90 minute)
Vincent Nunez
Zoom's annotation features are much more flexible than you first take them for! I will show you how to use Zoom digital annotation to improve your presentations, and to enable new interactions for student engagement and assessment.
(AUD: TEA • PGM: ALL • CAT: DL, OEA)
Building Community and Engaging and Connecting with Students in Canvas
Demonstration (90 minute)
Julie Caspersen Schultz
Finding creative/engaging ways to connect with students and build community online can be done through the many tools in Canvas. Come and learn about building community, and engaging/connecting with students through Canvas Modules, Assignments, Discussions, and Pages all with an equity mindset!
(AUD: TEA • PGM: ESL • CAT: DL, OEA)
Designing Adult Basic Education and ESL Courses for a Flexible Environment
Demonstration (90 minute)
Heather Martin
Using backward design and UDL, Elgin Community College designed adult education courses for flexible delivery - in-person, hybrid, online - in order to provide sustainable classes in a changing environment. Presenters will discuss the process, successes and challenges of implementation.
(AUD: ADM • PGM: ALL • CAT: DL, PAC)
Engaging Noncredit ESL Students in Online Learning: Tips and Tricks
Demonstration (90 minute)
Bo Huot
Three teachers share how to manage noncredit ESL in 100% asynchronous courses. Come and listen to their stories of lessons learned and how they utilize their favorite tools such as Padlet, Canvas Studio Quizzes, and H5P to build community and maximize language learning.
(AUD: TEA • PGM: ESL • CAT: TI, OEA)
Interactive Desktop Simulations: Digital Literacy Skills Tutorials for Instructors and Students.
Demonstration (90 minute)
Colin Carmon
The digital literacy skills module aims to bring a target population of struggling adult readers to a baseline proficiency in digital literacy skills. Further, instructors should receive guidance in scaffolding students towards their learning goals. Interactive simulations may accommodate these aims
(AUD: ALL • PGM: ABE • CAT: BL, DL, TI, OEA)
Replicating Classic Classroom Activities for Remote Instruction with Tech Tools
Follow-along Workshop (90 minute)
Kristi Reyes
Attend this workshop to find ways to replicate some of the best F2F activities in synchronous online instruction with readily-available and easy-to-use tech tools that will transform your remote teaching into a more student-centered, interactive experience for everyone.
(AUD: TEA • PGM: ABE, ASE, ESL, ALL • CAT: BL, DL, TI, OEA)
Teaching EL Civics in a Distance Learning Environment
Demonstration (90 minute)
Lars Guntvedt
Covid-19 has challenged our school to adapt, innovate, and create new ways to provide meaningful instruction to our students online. The EL Civics COAAP: Telemedicine (289C) was written by our EL Civics Curriculum Specialist. We will demonstrate the strategy and tools we used to implement this unit.
(AUD: ALL • PGM: ESL • CAT: BL, DL, TI, OEA)
Welcoming Students and Teachers Online: Creating Collaborative Online Learning Communities
Panel or Facilitated Discussion (1 hour)
Joey Lehrman
Exploring strategies for how to create a sense of belonging and community in fully online and blended classrooms.
(AUD: ALL • PGM: ALL • CAT: BL, DL, PAC, TI, OEA)
Race Relationships and skills for ESL Teachers and ESL Students through Zoom class. Using innovation and support through AMERICORPS.
Demonstration (90 minute)
Cynthia Clark
The significance goal and impact of the presentation is to create Awareness of national challenges at this time in our country. We have always struggled with facing some of the most challenging issues of how to get along with each other. We need to face the fact that we need help with this matter.
(AUD: TEA • PGM: ABE, ESL • CAT: DL, TI)

Lunch   12:00–1:00 PM

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: DL, PAC, TI, 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, DEA)
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: BL, DL, PAC, TI, OEA, DEA, CRR)
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: BL, DL, TI, 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, ESL, ALL • CAT: BL, DL, TI, 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: BL, DL, TI, 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, ESL, ALL • CAT: BL, DL, TI, OEA)
Bridging the Pharmacy Tech Gap
Panel or Facilitated Discussion (1 hour)
Jennifer Griffin
Moreno Valley Adult School is developing an Introduction to Pharmacy Tech course for ESL /ABE students. In this presentation we will describe our plans to set up this course. Presenters will include ABE, ESL and CTE teachers to offer insight to the thought process of course development.
(AUD: ALL • PGM: ABE, ESL • CAT: DL, PAC, TI)
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: BL, PAC, TI, OEA, DEA)
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: BL, DL, TI, OEA)
Tech Troubleshooting
Demonstration (90 minute)
Marjorie Olavides
This session will show participants how to become more comfortable with their equipment, and learn different ways of troubleshooting technology in an online environment.
(AUD: ALL • PGM: ALL • CAT: TI)

Closing General Session - Tech Slam   2:30–3:30 PM

TDLS Close, Thank you, and TECH SLAM
Panel or Facilitated Discussion (1 hour)
OTAN Staff
Join us for an hour to close TDLS with our famous TECH SLAM. Come teach us what you learned or share with us your favorite tech tool. Use http://bit.ly/tdls21techslam to sign up and present. Copy link and paste into browser.
(AUD: ALL • PGM: ALL • CAT: BL, DL, PAC, TI, OEA, DEA, CRR)