ERIC Number: ED369971
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Outreach and Technical Assistance Network. Four Year Evaluation Report December 1, 1989-January 31, 1994. An Education 2000 Project.
Hacienda La Puente Unified School District, City of Industry, CA. Outreach and Technical Assistance Network.
The Outreach and Technical Assistance Network (OTAN) has made a significant contribution to meeting the needs of California adult educators. During 4 years of operation, OTAN has organized and implemented a wide range of communication linkages, information and training resources, nationally recognized electronic communication systems, grassroots-based staff development activities, and comprehensive print and nonprint collections. Staff training was conducted by regional resources centers, which independently determined regional training needs, hosted staff development activities, made provisions for model classroom observations, and provided technical assistance. Through these programs, OTAN provided 923 activities serving 17,068 participants, conducted 1,387 individual administrative consultations and 13,447 technical assistance telephone and online inquiries, and facilitated 872 adult education teachers in observing model classrooms and 1,694 educators in using resource libraries. In addition to providing these training and information services, OTAN resource center managers emphasized collaborative efforts with other related organizations. Outreach focused on two major efforts: development of a prototype for a technology-assisted library services, and exploration of distance learning for staff development services. Efforts included establishment of a television channel and electronic access networks, and increasing resources that are available online. (Exhibits included with this report are the following: a resource center services summary, resource centers staff development participation list , resource center library usage chart, and OTAN online subscribers profiles, forum size by selected components, activity summary, and activity profile.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Youth, Adult and Alternative Educational Services Div.
Authoring Institution: Hacienda La Puente Unified School District, City of Industry, CA. Outreach and Technical Assistance Network.