August 2011 Extension Professional Development

Interested in learning about Facebook pages? Grantsmanship? Using Drupal? CoP budgets? Helping to answer or wrangle questions in Ask an Expert? Using social media smarter? Using spreadsheets? Caring for animals during natural disasters?

Professional development offered by colleagues on each of these topics is listed at http://learn.extension.org. Pick a topic, and attend through your computer’s web 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

AUGUST

August 9 at 8:30 a.m. ET Systems Science Grantsmanship Workshop (free, but registration required)
August 9 at 11:00 a.m. ET, Using Drupal to Create Content for eXtension
August 11 at 2:00 p.m. ET, Preparing eXtension CoP Budget
August 16 at 12:00 noon ET, For Youth, For Life CoP (work session)
August 23 at 11:00 a.m. ET, Using Drupal to Create Content for eXtension
August 23 at 2:00 p.m. ET, Question Wrangler Monthly Meetup – August 2011
August 24 at 2:00 p.m. ET, PowerPoint: Friend or Foe?
August 25 at 2:00 p.m. ET, Stop Broadcasting and Start Having a Conversation

SEPTEMBER

September 6 at 2:30 p.m. ET, Institutional Team Web Conference
September 9 at 11:00 a.m. ET, Using Drupal to Create Content for eXtension
September 13 at 2:00 p.m. ET, Introduction to Spreadsheets
September 20 at 12:00 noon ET, For Youth, For Life CoP (work session)
September 20 at 2:00 p.m. ET, Creating Spreadsheets (part 1 of 2)
September 24 at 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET, Natural Disasters… What about the Animals?
September 27 at 2:00 p.m. ET, Question Wrangler Monthly Meetup – September
September 27 at 2:00 p.m. ET, Creating Spreadsheets (part 2 of 2)

OCTOBER

October 4 at 2:00 p.m. ET, Creating Charts & Graphs with Google Docs Spreadsheets
October 4 at 2:30 p.m. ET, Institutional Team Web Conference
October 11 at 2:00 p.m. ET, Creating Charts & Graphs with Excel
October 17, 18 and 19, National eXtension Virtual Conference

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). These are 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.

If you have questions or comments please contact Beth Raney at beth.raney@extension.org