June 2011 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. 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 30-60 minutes and we’ll teach you something useful!

In June we’re excited to offer web-based participation in sessions being held at both the ACE/NETC conference in Denver CO June 11-13, as well as the National eXtension CoP and Institutional Teams Workshop in Louisville KY June 28-29.

30-60 MINUTE SESSIONS
In June we’re excited to offer web-based participation in sessions being held at both the ACE/NETC conference in Denver CO June 11-13, as well as the National eXtension CoP and Institutional Teams Workshop in Louisville KY June 28-29.

JUNE
June 7, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. ET Irrigation Scheduling
June 7, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. ET Social learning
June 7, 2011 at 12:00 noon ET Migrating Content From the Wiki to Drupal
June 8, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. ET 4-H Social Media: Online Safety Best Practices
June 9, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. ET Migrating Content From the Wiki to Drupal
June 15, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. ET 4-H Social Media: Measuring Your Impact
June 21, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. ET Irrigation Efficiency – Pipeline Distribution Systems
June 21, 2011 at 12:00 noon ET For Youth, For Life CoP
June 28, 2011 at 2:30-3:15 p.m. ET Ask an Expert/Question Wrangler Meet-Up, at Brown Hotel, Louisville KY (not a web conference L )

ACE/NETC Version 2.011 – June 10 to 13 from Denver CO
* The following sessions will be web conferences for you to participate in at a distance:
June 11, 2011 at 10:15 a.m. ET Surviving Budget Cuts: New Partnerships – New Money
June 11, 2011 at 11:15 a.m. ET Extension’s Learning Space
June 11, 2011 at 12:45 p.m. ET Driving Content to a Mobile Platform: Are We Killing The Internet In The Process?
June 11, 2011 at 3:30 p.m. ET Challenges in Evaluating Social Media
June 11, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. ET Combining Photographs with Slogans to Promote Organizational Image
June 11, 2011 at 5:30 p.m. ET Facebook Is a Tool, Not a Strategy: Goals, Guidelines, and Strategies for Successful Social Media Initiatives
June 12, 2011 at 11:45 a.m. ET Pack your Bag: Telling the Story in Print, Picture, Video and Audio
June 12, 2011 at 12:45 p.m. ET Stop Broadcasting and Start Having a Conversation
June 12, 2011 at 3:30 p.m. ET A High-Yield Proposition for Communications: Universities and Commodity Organizations
June 12, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. ET User Testing — Easy Strategies for Making Stuff that Doesn’t Stink
June 12, 2011 at 5:30 p.m. ET Apocalypse-Proofing Your Organization
June 12, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. ET Building, Maintaining and Sustaining Private and Public Web Content through a Multi-Site Drupal Environment
June 13, 2011 at 10:15 a.m. ET Developing Scenarios: Useful Tools for Thinking About the Future
June 13, 2011 at 11:15 a.m. ET Designer + Programmer = Masterpiece
June 13, 2011 at 12:45 p.m. ET Lost But Not Forgotten: The Ongoing Story of How Once-Lost Treasures Continue to Bring Our History to Life
June 13, 2011 at 3:30 p.m. ET Remote Training
June 13, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. ET Facebook Advertising: Simple, Effective and Inexpensive
June 13, 2011 at 5:30 PM EDT Overhauling an Extension Publications Website: You Mean We Want People to Find and Use our Pubs?

eXtension National CoP and Institutional Teams Workshop, June 28 to 29 from the Brown Hotel, Louisville KY.
* The following sessions will be web conferences for you to participate in at a distance:
June 28th at 8:00AM – 9:15 a.m. ET General Session Keynote: eXtending Our Efforts: Leveraging and Measuring Social Media with Jason Falls
June 28th at 9:30AM- 10:15 a.m. ET Success Factors for Developing Your eXtension CoP Social Media Strategy
June 28th at 10:45AM -11:30 a.m. ET Follow Your Living Stream of Social Networking Contributions: The real time Web
June 28th at 11:45AM -12:30 p.m. ET Redefine, Rediscover, Re-energize – Content Evaluation and Management Using Google Analytics
June 28th at 1:15PM – 2:15 p.m. ET General Session NIFA Grant Opportunities with Greg Crosby
June 28th at 2:30PM – 3:15 p.m. ET Building Online Content to Last
June 28th at 3:45PM – 4:30 p.m. ET Taking Control of your Web Conferencing Needs
June 29 at 8:00AM – 9:15 a.m. ET General Session Keynote: General Session with Michele Payn-Knoper
June 29 at 9:30AM- 10:15 a.m. ET Marketing to Promote Extension’s Online Resources
June 29 at 10:45AM -11:30 a.m. ET Successful Strategies for Scholarship, Peer Review and Recognition in a COP
June 29 at 11:45AM -12:30 p.m. ET Engaging Academic Faculty Members in Creating eXtension Content
June 29 at 1:30PM – 2:15 p.m. ET Reporting CoP Evaluation Results
June 29 at 2:30PM – 3:15 p.m. ET Building evaluation into extension programming: If you aim at nothing you hit it each time.
June 29 at 3:45PM – 4:30 p.m. ET Web Conferencing Best Practices

JULY
July 5, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. ET Institutional Team Web Conference
July 19, 2011 at 12:00 noon ET For Youth, For Life CoP
July 20, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. ET PowerPoint: Friend or Foe?
July 26, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. ET Question Wrangler Monthly Meetup – July 2011

More sessions are listed for August 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.

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RECENT SESSIONS
Find links to the recordings of recent events at http://www.extension.org/learn/events/recent.