November 2011 Extension Professional Development

November holds a number of subject matter topics offered by eXtension Communities of Practice (CoPs) 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.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 TOPICS
See details for each session at http://learn.extension.org.

Ask an Expert
Question Wrangler Monthly Meet-up on Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Question Wrangler Monthly Meet-up on Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Animal Manure Management
Economics of Using and Transporting Manure on Friday, November 18, 2011

Freshwater Aquaculture
Aquaculture Virtual Workshop: Day 1 Systems Overview on Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Aquaculture Virtual Workshop: Day 2 Species Overview on Wednesday, November 09, 2011
Aquaculture Virtual Workshop: Day 3 Aquaculture Business on Thursday, November 10, 2011
Aquaculture Virtual Workshop: Day 4 Aquatic Health on Friday, November 11, 2011

Blueberries
The Importance of Soil Sampling on Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Family Caregiving
Is It Time to Retire From Driving? on Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Climate Science
ANREP Climate Science Initiative – Part I on Wednesday, November 16, 2011
ANREP Climate Science Initiative – Part 2 on Monday, November 21, 2011

Dairy Cattle

Appropriate Drug Use and Residue Avoidance Practices on Thursday, November 10, 2011
Managing TMR Variability on Monday, December 05, 2011

Entrepreneurship
The 1099 Economy on Thursday, November 10, 2011
Preparing to Transfer Your Family Enterprise: How, why, when and to WHOM? on Thursday, December 08, 2011

Organic Production
Tracking Your Produce–For Your Business and Health Webinar on Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Starting Up Small-Scale Organic Hops Production on Tuesday, November 15, 2011
CoP Evaluation Efforts: eOrganic on Wednesday, December 07, 2011

eXtension Institutional Teams
Web Conference on Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Network Literacy
Introduction to Twitter on Thursday, November 03, 2011
Moderating an Elluminate Live session on Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Getting the most out of Google Calendar on Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Plant Breeding
How to Design and Analyze Experiments Using an Augmented Design on Thursday, November 10, 2011
How to Use Double Haploids to Improve Winter Wheat on Thursday, November 17, 2011

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