OTAN Activities to Support Adult Educators
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OTAN will be closed Monday, February 12 to commemorate President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday.
Nominations accepted until March 15 for the California Students Succeed Awards #CAESS
Deadline to register for Technology and Distance Learning Symposium 2024 #TDLS2024 is February 23.
This Upcoming Week’s Professional Development
Tuesday, February 13, 9:00-10:30 am
Jan-Feb Admin Cohort & Apply IT Session (2-3:00 pm)
Topic: Collaboration and Troubleshooting| Same Zoom Link
Wednesday, February 14, 12-1:00 pm
CIP 101 – Deep Dive into the CIP with OTAN Coordinator Neda Anasseri
In this 1-hour interactive session, a panel of adult school administrators will review SMART goal creation, with an emphasis on keeping CIP goals simple, relevant and measurable.
Thursday, February 15, 10-11:30 am
Canvas Admins – Setting up a Blueprint or Template with OTAN SME Dana Thompson
Participants will learn how to utilize Templates to standardize new courses within a subaccount, offering flexibility for instructors to modify these templates as needed. Additionally, the session covers the use of Blueprint courses, which support multiple synchronizations.
Friday, February 16, 12-1:00 pm
This is the 2nd in a 2-part series where you will continue to learn concrete strategies for leveraging chatbots and work on targeted tasks to probe the efficiency, efficacy, and ethics of applying AI to your instructional practice.
Tuesday, February 20, 9-10:30 am
Topic: Reports and Analytics
Wednesday, February 21, 1-2:00 pm
In this online session, participants will learn about and be able to sign up for the Digital Learning Guidance Canvas Course which launches on March 6, 2024.
Thursday, February 22, 12-1:00 pm
Thursday, February 22, 10-11:30 am
Participants will learn how to utilize Templates to standardize new courses within a subaccount, offering flexibility for instructors to modify these templates as needed. Additionally, the session covers the use of Blueprint courses, which support multiple synchronizations. This feature allows administrators to control the extent of content editing available to instructors by locking specific elements.