Professional Development

CALPRO Professional Development Opportunities

CALPRO–Learn about all of the professional development opportunities for March and April, offered by CALPRO.

NEW! Visit the CALPRO website and take the Instructor Competencies Self-Assessment and Individual Professional Development Plan, which contains 17 competencies spanning four categories significant to adult education instruction. Details are here


OTAN is pleased to offer both online and face-to-face workshops for adult educators and staff throughout California! Funded through the California Department of Education, OTAN’s staff development classes, online workshops and course materials are provided at no cost to the school or individual. There are some basic requirements that must be met for both types of workshops and they are listed below, please review them before registering or requesting a class.

From the selection of classes OTAN offers, your staff can learn how to retrieve educational materials or collaborate with colleagues across the state, how to create classroom activities using word processing and spreadsheet programs, or how to create podcasts, web pages, digital movies and blogs! Be sure to checkout the course descriptions for both the face-to-face sessions as well as the online workshops! All of the workshops are planned to fit a wide variety of skill levels so everyone benefits!

For more information regarding the classes offered by OTAN, lab and equipment specifications, or setting up a face-to-face training in your area, please call our Training staff at: 800-894-3113 (CA only) or 916-228-2580. You can also email your request to

CASAS Emphasized Training

CASAS Receives NRS Approval Extension

CASAS Reading, Math, and Listening Tests Receive NRS Approval Extension to February 2, 2019 The U.S. Department of Education has granted National Reporting System (NRS) approval through February 2, 2019, to these CASAS tests.


  • Life and Work Reading
  • Beginning Literacy Reading Assessment
  • Secondary Level Assessment for Language Arts
  • Reading for Citizenship


  • Life Skills Math
  • Secondary Level Assessment for Mathematics


  • Life and Work Listening 980 Series