September 2011 Extension Professional Development

Interested in learning about: Using spreadsheets? Animals during natural disasters? Commodity prices? R Software? Drupal at Create.extension.org? Whether to build a new processor? CoP evaluation? Network literacy?

Professional development offered by extension colleagues on each of these topics is listed at http://learn.extension.org. Pick a topic, and attend through your computer browser! If you or your colleagues offer professional development online that’s open to others in Cooperative Extension, please add the information at Learn.extension.org by logging in with your eXtensionID and click “Create a new PD event.”

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS

SEPTEMBER
September 13, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. ET, Introduction to Spreadsheets
September 14, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. ET, Handling High Commodity Prices
September 15, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. ET, How to Use R Software for Data Analysis
September 20, 2011 at 12:00 Noon ET, For Youth, For Life CoP
September 20, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. ET, Creating Spreadsheets (part 1 of 2)
September 21, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. ET , Drupal Meetup
September 24, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. ET, Natural Disasters…What about the Animals? (streamed, day-long)
September 27, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. ET, Question Wrangler Monthly Meetup – September 2011
September 27, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. ET, Creating Spreadsheets (part 2 of 2)
September 28, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. ET, To build or not to build: is a new processor really needed?
September 28, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. ET, CoP Evaluation Efforts: HorseQuest
September 29, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. ET, How to Align Sequences

OCTOBER
October 3, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. ET, Network Literacy
October 4, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. ET, Creating Charts & Graphs with Google Docs
October 4, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. ET, Institutional Team Web Conference
October 11, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. ET, Creating Charts & Graphs with Excel
October 17, 18 & 19 2011, National eXtension Virtual Conference
October 18, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. ET, How to Breed for Organic Production Systems
October 25, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. ET, eBook Conversion

NOVEMBER
November 1, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. ET, Institutional Team Web Conference
November 10, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. ET, How to Design and Analyze Experiments Using an Augmented Design
November 15, 2011 at 12:00 Noon ET, For Youth, For Life CoP
November 17, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. ET, How to Use Double Haploids to Improve Winter Wheat

Please share this announcement with others and encourage them to pick a topic and try it out. All sessions are open to all Cooperative Extension faculty, staff and employees. You may indicate your interest on the page for each PD Event at http://learn.extension.org (log in with your eXtensionID). Great opportunities to learn together.

For complete descriptions and details go to http://learn.extension.org/. See information for each session, an overview of upcoming eXtension Professional Development sessions, links to historical sessions (and recordings once they are available). Log-in with your eXtension ID to indicate your interest in and attendance of the offered sessions. Add your professional development events that are open to extension.

Include your favorite session links in Twitter, Facebook and more! If your extension service or CoP has held professional development and has an open recording available, add it at learn.extension.org!
Any web-based professional development sessions open to Cooperative Extension may be listed at http://learn.extension.org. Look there under Upcoming Events (http://www.extension.org/learn/events/upcoming), browse by recent tags, or search to find professional development in your areas of interest. If you know of professional development events that are open to Cooperative Extension but not yet listed there, please add them by clicking “Create a new PD Event.” Each event then has a URL that may be used to share with colleagues! Each PD event page includes the title, description, presenters, link for participation and recording, as well as a check box to show your interest and/or participation in the event.

Questions or comments… contact Beth Raney at beth.raney@extension.org

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