Schedule

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Wednesday Sessions

General Session   1:00–2:30 PM

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: ASE • 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)
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)
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)

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: OEA)

Thursday Sessions

Session 2   8:30–10:00 AM

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: ASE, 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)

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: OEA)
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: OEA)
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: 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: ASE, ALL • CAT: OEA)

Lunch   12:00–1:00 PM

Session 4   1:00–3:00 PM

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: ASE • CAT: OEA)
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 • CAT: 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: OEA)
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: ASE, ALL • CAT: 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: OEA)
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: 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: ASE • 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: OEA)

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: OEA)
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: ASE, ALL • CAT: OEA)

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: ASE • CAT: 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: ASE • CAT: OEA)
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: 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: ASE, ALL • CAT: 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: OEA)

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: 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: 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: ASE, ALL • 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: ASE, ALL • 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)

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: OEA)