Learning Opportunities in October 2013 and Beyond

Thirty-four different learning events are planned for October and are listed at Learn (Learn.extension.org) for your own learning or for you to share with your audiences, and more may 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 they fit your interests. 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 October…

“What the Public is Telling Us About Their Ask an Expert Answers: Addressing concerns surfaced in the ongoing evaluation effort” on October 2 at 3:30 PM Eastern (2:30 CT/1:30 MT/12:30 PT/11:30 AT/9:30 HT). This session will introduce Ask an Expert responders to the recently tabulated question evaluation system. It will review key metrics regarding customer demographics, satisfaction, and impact. It will conclude with a discussion on, knowing what we now know, how might we craft higher quality responses to questions for our clientele. Info at https://learn.extension.org/events/1188.

“Don’t Bug Me Webinar: Home Invaders” on October 2. Learn about insects that come into houses looking for a place to spend the winter. This webinar is part of the 2013 Don’t Bug Me Webinar Series, brought to you by eXtension and its participating Cooperative Extension Institutions. The series is coordinated by the Imported Fire Ant eXtension Community of Practice. Info at https://learn.extension.org/events/843.

“Friday Online–Program Development for Online Learning” on October 4. Presented by: Susanna Coppernoll & Caitlyn Calvert, Extension eLearning Specialists, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension. Join this series of free webinars on using online technology in Extension educational programs. Sessions will be on select Friday mornings this Fall. Find the series to Follow in Learn at https://learn.extension.org/events/tag/elearning

“Getting S.M.A.R.T. about Goal Setting and Spending” (Part 3 of 4) on Oct 9, and “Manage Your Future Now” (Part 4 of 4) on Oct 23. The My Money & Me webinar series has been accepted by the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE®) continuing education (CEU) Department. Find the series of events to Follow at https://learn.extension.org/events/tag/investing.

Popular topics from September…

“Know the Flow – My Money and Me (Part 1 of 4)” and “Money: Getting to Know You – My Money and Me (Part 2 of 4)”by the Personal Finance CoP. The recording is linked on the event page at https://learn.extension.org/events/964 and https://learn.extension.org/events/965. Please add to the discussion with comments in the Add your thoughts section on the Learn event page.

“Tweet Chat – Managing Drought” presented by EDEN CoP. Find the recording at https://learn.extension.org/events/1235 and Add your thoughts.

“Estate Planning for Military Families – Part 2” and “Children Under Stress: Understanding the Language of Behavior” by Military Families Learning Network has links to the recordings at https://learn.extension.org/events/1191 and https://learn.extension.org/events/1201.


Go to Learn (learn.extension.org) to see more sessions in October, November, December, etc.

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 them at Learn.extension.org for others to join in!