Learning Opportunities in April 2014 and Beyond

Many learning events are listed at Learn (Learn.extension.org) for April including the events that are part of the National eXtension Conference to be web-streamed. These are for your own learning or for you to share with your audiences! 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. Please 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.

National eXtension Conference (Tag: nexconf)
Our 2014 national eXtension conference was very successful during the last week of March! It was great to have so many of you participate in Sacramento or virtually during many of the web-streamed sessions.

The keynote speakers provided lots to inspire you to think differently about how we work in Cooperative Extension. Links to the recordings of the keynote sessions are at the eXtension YouTube Channel, www.youtube.com/user/eXtensionInitiative. “The Connected Organization,” by Dave Gray, “The Next Generation of Learning Practices in the Age of Knowledge Sharing and Collaboration,” by Jane Hart and “Taking the Success of a Learning Network to the Next Level,” by Betsy Graham.

The recorded concurrent sessions will be converted and also moved to YouTube this month. For now, you may find the links to the concurrent sessions in either Learn (https://learn.extension.org/events/tag/nexconf) or in Lanyrd (http://lanyrd.com/2014/nexconf/schedule).

To keep track of your professional development activity in Learn, sign in and click the Attended or Watched box for each event you participate in so that this list can be kept up-to-date for you.

Selected topics in April…

April 3, Trauma in Young Children Under 4-Years of Age: Attachment, Neurobiology, and Interventions,https://learn.extension.org/events/1416

April 4, All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series: Get TickSmart: 10 Things to Know, 5 Things to Do,https://learn.extension.org/events/1381

April 10, Smart Choice Health Insurance, https://learn.extension.org/events/1435

April 10, Composting for poultry, https://learn.extension.org/events/1433

April 10, Webinar: Wildlife Control Training for Master Gardeners, https://learn.extension.org/events/1568

April 15, Military Home Buying and Selling, https://learn.extension.org/events/1501

April 25, Master Equine Manager Certificate, https://learn.extension.org/events/1436

Popular topics from March
Engaging the next Generation of Extension Leaders, Watch the recording and Add your thoughts at https://learn.extension.org/events/1465

Using Lanyrd for National eXtension Conference, Watch the recording and Add your thoughts at https://learn.extension.org/events/1460

Evaluation CoP Membership Meeting, Watch the recording and Add your thoughts at https://learn.extension.org/events/1553

Tax Planning Updates for Military Families, Watch the recording and Add your thoughts at https://learn.extension.org/events/1440

Common Consumer Frauds & How to Avoid Them, Watch the recording and Add your thoughts at https://learn.extension.org/events/1500

All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series: Straight Talk About Termites Watch the recording and Add your thoughts at https://learn.extension.org/events/1371

Inquiring Minds Want to Know: Science for Young Children, Watch the recording and Add your thoughts at https://learn.extension.org/events/1451

Incorporating Video into the Marketing Strategy, Watch the recording and Add your thoughts at https://learn.extension.org/events/1396

Go to Learn (learn.extension.org) to see more sessions in 2014, and to add learning opportunities being offered by you or your institution so you may get more participation and learning!

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!