April 2011 Showers eXtension Professional Development

eXtension Professional Development offers a variety of sessions this
month and ongoing from around the country. 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. No pre-registration is necessary, though you may
indicate your interest on the page for each PD Event at
http://learn.extension.org (log in with your eXtensionID). Give us 30 or 60 minutes and we’ll teach you something useful!

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.

Find links to the recordings of recent events at
http://www.extension.org/learn/events/recent. The March 28 session by
David Wiley provided lots to think about! View the recording linked at

Upcoming professional development offers 30- or 60-minute sessions on
topics provided by Communities of Practice, the Association for Communication Excellence (ACE), and other extension colleagues. In addition there will be monthly Question Wrangler meet-ups and Institutional Team web conferences.

April 4, 2011, 1:00 PM EDT, Impact on Air Quality and Climate Change-
Where the Dairy Industry Stands

April 5, 2011, 2:30 PM EDT, Institutional Team Web Conference
April 6, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT, Excellence in Extension
April 12, 2011, 10:30 AM EDT, Water and Energy: Can we conserve both?
April 13, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT, Innovating with Social Media to Connect
Communities: Learning from Disasters, Aiming for Resilience.

April 15, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT, Developing mobile apps
April 19, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT, Radon: Something You Can Live Without
April 26, 2011, 10:30 AM EDT, Water conservation for developers – 101
April 26, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT, Question Wrangler Monthly Meetup – April 2011
April 27, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT, Making IT communications accessible to
ensure equal participation and success

May 3, 2011, 10:30 AM EDT, Water Conservation. Turf Management: Best
Management Practices and Regulations

May 3, 2011, 2:30 PM EDT, Institutional Team Web Conference
May 10, 2011, 10:30 AM EDT, Evaluation of a water conservation
program: Is there a “silver bullet”?

May 11, 2011, 2:30 PM EDT, National eXtension Web Conference
May 17, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT, Go Clean–Go GREEN
May 24, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT, Question Wrangler Monthly Meetup – May 2011

More sessions are listed for June and beyond. 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.

Check out http://learn.extension.org/and let us know what you think.
Start including 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