Learning Opportunities in February 2014 and Beyond

A variety of different learning events are listed at Learn (Learn.extension.org) for January and are for your own learning or for you to share with your audiences, and more may be added! 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 please add web-based sessions you have planned to teach or at your institution.

Reporting time…
Wondering what learning events you participated in during 2013 (or any time range)? Go to Learn.extension.org, sign in and click the Activity link at the top right. View your complete log or just look at Attended, Watched, etc. depending on your interests. Be sure to click the Attended or Watched box for each event you participate in so that this list can be kept up-to-date.

Workplace Learning Revolution: How the Internet is Changing the Way We Learn at Work
Watch (or watch again) the video of the virtual conference by Jane Hart(http://c4lpt.co.uk) from Jan. 21. Add your thoughts at https://learn.extension.org/events/1305. Then Join us at the National eXtension Conference (http://conference.extension.org) to hear Jane’s keynote and participate in the interactive session to conclude the conference. Our other keynote at the NeXConf is Dave Gray… you can also watch the recording of his virtual conference for Extension done last June at https://learn.extension.org/events/1096.

Selected topics in February…

February 7, All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series: If Flowers are Restaurants to Bees, Then What Are Bees to Flowers? Learn how bees help flowers and therefore help feed the world. Find out what you can do to help encourage these valuable pollinators. https://learn.extension.org/events/1370

February 10, The Value of Public Policy Engagement Programs. Part of the Strengthening Extension Advisory Leaders (SEAL) project, and this particular webinar will highlight the findings from a recent study on public value that was published in the Journal of Extension. https://learn.extension.org/events/1429

February 17, Hatching and brooding your own chicks. Interested in breeding your own chicks or having an incubation project in your classroom? Mr. Phil Clauer will be discussing what is involved in hatching and brooding your own chicks. https://learn.extension.org/events/1286

February 26, Your Network is Your Net Worth. Porter Gale says you invest in your money, but do you invest in your relationships? The social media expert believes your social capital, or your ability to build a network of authentic personal and professional relationships, not your financial capital, is your most important asset. She believes that seeking out and working in collaboration with others who share your interests and values will provide a stronger foundation, enabling you to reach a higher level of success than you would on your own. https://learn.extension.org/events/1428

Popular topics from January…

Workplace Learning Revolution: How the Internet is Changing the Way We Learn at Work, virtual conference by Jane Hart. Watch the recording and Add your thoughts at https://learn.extension.org/events/1305.

Institutional Team Web Conference – January 2014. Watch the recording and Add your thoughts at https://learn.extension.org/events/1337

Crafting A Consistent Marketing Message! Watch the recording and Add your thoughts at https://learn.extension.org/events/1394

Secrets of Smart Car Buying. Watch the recording and Add your thoughts at https://learn.extension.org/events/1327

Using Twitter, Games and Videos in Personal Finance. Watch the recording and Add your thoughts at https://learn.extension.org/events/1329

9 Important Communication Skills for Deescalating the Cycle of Abuse & Violence. Watch the recording and Add your thoughts at https://learn.extension.org/events/1354

Go to Learn (learn.extension.org) to see more sessions in 2014, and to add learning opportunities being offered by you or your institution. A new addition to Learn is the ability to add a cover photo to your session’s listing. Displays across the top of your event, scaled to fit width. Recommended dimensions: 1000px x 525px.

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!