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ABOUT OTAN TRAINING: Workshop Descriptions

Workshop title iPads in Adult Education 
Workshop description

Do you want to explore ways of using an iPad for instruction in the ABE/ESL classroom? This workshop will introduce you to the basics of using your iPad in the classroom; discuss and discover ways to implement activities; take pictures with your iPad; and apply those images to classroom activities. You will also learn how to use an iPad as an audio tool to enhance speaking and pronunciation and understand the power of an instant response system using your iPad in the classroom. This is a hands-on workshop and you are required to bring your iPad.

Prerequisites: Ownership of or access to an iPad. Bring the device with you to the workshop, fully charged.  
Session length 3 hours 
Format Workshops: Training events at a physical location, of short duration (2 – 6 hours) but may be part of a series. 
Upcoming sessions
WHERE: Napa Valley Adult School WHEN: Thursday, 09/21/2017 @ 3:30 PM REGISTER External link opens in new window or tab

To find out more about any of these workshops, including dates and times offered, please check the California Adult Education Professional Development Web site. This site has information on OTAN offered training, as well as training offered by CALPRO and CASAS.


Face-to-Face Workshop Requirements:

  • The lab must contain at least one computer for every individual enrolled in a class - including the instructor.
  • The Internet connection must be at least a T1 line.
  • All computers being used must have Internet Explorer 9 or Firefox 20 or later and Adobe Acrobat Reader 10 or later.
  • OTAN’s Web site and its contents must be accessible on every computer used during a class.
  • The instructor’s computer station should be connected to an LCD projector and the room will need a screen for class viewing. (If a projector and/or instructor station is not available, OTAN can provide them).
  • At least 10 participants must have completed the online registration 10 days prior to the workshop.
  • All Microsoft Office workshops require the correct version of Office to be installed on all computers in the lab to be used.
  • Various workshops will require unblocked access to necessary Web sites.