Learning Opportunities in August 2013 and Beyond

Twenty-five different learning events will be held in August and are listed at Learn (Learn.extension.org) for your own learning or for you to share with your audiences, and more will be added! By participating in an event you can extend your knowledge and keep more up-to-date on conversations in your areas of expertise and interest.

Everyone is welcome to participate in the events listed at Learn (learn.extension.org). As part of Extension, you may sign in with your eXtensionID to Follow to get notifications and plan to attend. Use each session’s unique URL to share links to online events in your area of expertise so that others can learn with you. Encourage your customers to also sign in with their Facebook, Twitter or Gmail account to Follow, and plan to attend. Additional sessions may be added at any time, so check back to see what’s new, or add your web-based sessions.

Selected topics in August…

“Using Google+ Hangouts On Air for Educational Programming” on August 13. This session will equip Extension professionals, Communities of Practice, and other educators with the knowledge necessary to host Google+ Hangouts on Air to deliver educational programming. Follow the event at https://learn.extension.org/events/1139.

“Learning Google+” on August 12. This is the kickoff session for the “Learning Google+” course. In this session, you will get an overview of Google+ and its many features, step-by-step help to create your profile, join a community and learn how to join a Hangout (video conference). This session is the beginning of a deeper exploration of Google+, people who want to attend only this session to get an introduction to Google+ are welcome to participate. See details at https://learn.extension.org/events/1163

“Predator management with small and backyard poultry flocks” on August 22 by Dr. Barnes, the Kentucky state extension wildlife specialist. Info at https://learn.extension.org/events/975.

“How to Help Veterans and Military Families” originally scheduled for August 8 is listed at https://learn.extension.org/events/1131. That event will not be held on that date, however follow that event for updates.

Popular topics from July…

“The Basics of the Affordable Care Act: With so much changing what do we still need to know?” If you missed it, watch the recorded video by following the link at https://learn.extension.org/events/1040. Please add to the discussion with comments in the Add your thoughts section on the Learn event page.

“Introduction to Extension’s Public Value” offered by NAEPSDP. Find the recording at https://learn.extension.org/events/1074.

“Wrangling Woodchucks and Other Ground Squirrels” by Stephen Vantassel of the Wildlife Damage Management Community of Practice. Stephen is project coordinator for wildlife damage management at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and helps resolve human-wildlife conflicts. The recording is linked on the event page at https://learn.extension.org/events/1114.


Go to Learn (learn.extension.org) to see more sessions in August with these tags: ACA, advocacy team, affordable care act, AFRI, ag energy, air quality, animal manure management, ask an expert, backyard chickens, beef cattle, bioenergy, bioenergy friday, campus, cenusa, chipmunks, communications, constructed wetlands, de-oiled distillers grains, digital information broker, disaster, discussion, distillers grains, drought resources, e3a, education, egg safety, financial crisis, financial edge, finishing cattle, Galen Erickson, gardens, genomics, ground hogs, ground squirrels, growing cattle, harvesting silage, health access, health insurance, health reform, home energy, institutional team, Iowa State, IPM, leadership, marketplace exchanges, mastergardener, media, media relations, media relations strategy, meet-up, military child care, military families, monoslope barn, moodle, NAEPSDP, newbio, news media, NIFA, northeast bioenergy series, online courses, paycheck to paycheck, Penn State, personal finance, pie, plant breeding, plant breeding and genomics community of practice, poultry, public assistance, public value, question wranglers, recession, renewable energy, SARE, silage, silage covering, small meat processors, solar home energy, Stephen Vantassel, storing silage, support staff, sustainable agriculture, switchgrass, technology, thirteen-lined ground squirrels, tools, training, unemployment, wastewater, webcast, webinar, wildfire, wildlife damage management, wood energy, woodchucks, woodchucks.

Questions and Comments? Contact Beth Raney at beth.raney@extension.org. If you have web-based events for which you would like more participation, please add it at Learn.extension.org.