October 2011 Extension Professional Development

In addition to the National eXtension Virtual Conference (NeVC2011) scheduled for October 17, 18 and 19 with keynotes and discussion each day, October holds a number of other topics for your professional development! See the list of PD events at http://learn.extension.org. For each topic you’ll find a description, date/time and length, as well as information on where to connect to the online session.

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

OCTOBER

October 5, 2011 at 3:00 PM EDT for 75 minutes, An Online Roundtable Discussion of the State of Program and Staff Development in Extension
October 7, 2011 at 3:00 PM EDT for 45 minutes, Freshwater Aquaculture: What is a CoP and how to maintain it
October 7, 2011 at 1:00 PM EDT for 45 minutes, Twitter #Hashtags for conferences, causes, chats, and connecting with people of similar interests.
October 11, 2011 at 2:00 PM EDT for 120 minutes, Creating Charts & Graphs with Excel
October 12, 2011 at 11:00 AM EDT for 60 minutes, Webinar: Low-calorie sweeteners and weight — webinar for health educators
October 12 1:00 PM ET Getting Started in Second Life
October 13, 2011 at 2:00 PM EDT for 60 minutes, Being Prepared: Is Your Business Prepared to Survive a Disaster
October 13, 2011 at 2:00 PM EDT for 75 minutes, Flooding and Organic Certification
October 17, 2011 at 11:00 AM EDT for 180 minutes, National eXtension Virtual Conference: Keynote & Discussion with Howard Rheingold (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Rheingold)
October 18, 2011 at 11:00 AM EDT for 180 minutes, National eXtension Virtual Conference: Keynote & Discussion with Robin Good (http://www.masternewmedia.org/about.htm)
October 18, 2011 at 2:00 PM EDT for 180 minutes, National eXtension Virtual Conference: Keynote & Discussion with Paulette Robinson
October 18, 2011 at 12:00 PM EDT for 60 minutes, For Youth, For Life CoP
October 18, 2011 at 1:00 PM EDT for 60 minutes, How to Breed for Organic Production Systems
October 19, 2011 at 11:00 AM EDT for 180 minutes, National eXtension Virtual Conference: Keynote & Discussion with Clay Shirky (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clay_Shirky)
October 19, 2011 at 2:00 PM EDT for 180 minutes, National eXtension Virtual Conference: Keynote & Discussion with Steven Rosenbaum (http://www.steverosenbaum.magnify.net/)
October 20, 2011 at 1:00 PM EDT for 60 minutes, Human Resource Management: Being a Boss or Building Relationships
October 20, 2011 at 2:00 PM EDT for 60 minutes, eXtension Critical Success Factors and Metrics National Discussion
October 21, Noon ET Getting Started in Second Life
October 21, 2011 at 2:30 PM EDT for 90 minutes, Proper Closure of Earthen Manure Storage Structures
October 24, 2011 at 2:00 PM EDT for 60 minutes, eXtension Critical Success Factors and Metrics National Discussion
October 25, 2011 at 12:00 PM EDT for 120 minutes, eBook Conversion
October 25, 2011 at 2:00 PM EDT for 75 minutes, Plan For Marketing Your Organic Products
October 26, 2011 at 2:00 PM EDT for 60 minutes, eXtension Critical Success Factors and Metrics National Discussion
October 26, 2011 at 4:00 PM EDT for 60 minutes, Developing Mobile Apps for Disaster Education

NOVEMBER
November 1, 2011 at 2:30 PM EDT for 60 minutes, Institutional Team Web Conference
November 1, 2011 at 2:00 PM EDT for 75 minutes, Root Media and Fertility Management for Organic Transplants
November 8, 2011 at 2:00 PM EST for 75 minutes, Tracking Your Produce–For Your Business and Health Webinar
November 10, 2011 at 2:00 PM EST for 60 minutes, The 1099 Economy
November 10, 2011 at 1:00 PM EST for 60 minutes, How to Design and Analyze Experiments Using an Augmented Design
November 10, 2011 at 1:00 PM EST for 60 minutes, Appropriate Drug Use and Residue Avoidance Practices
November 15, 2011 at 12:00 PM EST for 60 minutes, For Youth, For Life CoP
November 15, 2011 at 2:00 PM EST for 75 minutes, Starting Up Small-Scale Organic Hops Production
November 17, 2011 at 1;00 PM EST for 60 minutes, 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”>beth.raney@extension.org

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