Professional Development

CALPRO Professional Development Opportunities

CALPRO–Learn about all of the professional development opportunities for May: May Highlights and May-June Flyer.

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 offering WIOA funded adult education agencies an opportunity to try out EdReady - an online math curriculum designed to get learners prepared for both college and career math. Learners choose a math goal such as passing the AccuPlacer or GED® exam. Additionally, there are over 150 career pathways that help learners understand the math needed specifically for that pathway. Contact OTAN for additional information.

Another offering from OTAN is for adult education teachers who are interested in learning more about Blended Learning in adult education. This online course starts with the basics of educational technology concepts and then gives the instructor the tools and skills to blend the educational technology with their direct classroom instruction. Research shows that blending traditional classroom instruction with technology improves student learning and motivation. The challenge is for the adult education instructor to find the time and technical knowledge to make it happen! This course takes approximately 6 -10 hours to complete online. Contact OTAN for access to the course.

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