Schedule

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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)
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: 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: 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)
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)
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: ASE, ALL • CAT: BL, DL, TI, OEA)
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

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: 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 • 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)
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: DL, TI, OEA, DEA)
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)
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: BL, DL, PAC, TI, OEA, DEA, CRR)