eXtension Month in Review – April 2016

John Stepper at NeXC2016April, 2016:

April was another busy month for eXtension, with emphasis on evaluating the effectiveness of every component of the NeXC2016 event held in San Antonio at the end of March. We spent April following up on all participants’ comments and using their responses to plan eXtension’s work ahead.

Evaluation of NeXC2016 Indicates High Participant Satisfaction

Paul Pangaro working sessionNeXC2016: From Innovation to Impact was designed to be an innovative conference, providing a highly interactive, hands-on approach to fostering innovation, transferring skills and introducing both professional development participants and i-Corps members to new ways of thinking. Learn more…

eXtension Innovation Project “Virtual Communications Camp” Fills First Session

Becky and BobFive teams of Extension professionals have been selected to participate in the first Virtual Communications Camp. Developed and taught by Becky Koch and Bob Bertsch, Ag Communications professionals at North Dakota State University, the camp is the culmination of an eXtension innovation project awarded in June 2015 and is based on a successful in-person camp they have been hosting for the last four years. Learn more…

“DroneSinger” Represents eXtension’s Unmanned Aircraft Learning Network at NIFA Science Festival

Victor with droneHe sings, he dances, he does comedy and ventriloquy: he’s Victor Villegas, Technology and Media Support Coordinator at Oregon State University Extension and a co-leader of eXtension’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems in Agriculture Learning Network. Villegas’s highly innovative approach to educating children and adults alike about drones may be unorthodox, but it works. Learn more…

Change and Opportunities Webinar

WebinareXtension is in a period of transition, adding and revising tools and services to meet the needs of today’s Extension professionals for education and strategies to increase impact and meet the constantly changing needs of their communities of service. If you were unable join us for this webinar the recorded version on YouTube is available here.

New Directions Call for New Position: Chief Operating Officer

As the scope of eXtension’s initiatives expands, need has developed for a Chief Operating Officer to oversee and coordinate projects, assignments and overall workflow. This is a half-time, virtual position: the candidate selected can work from anywhere in the U.S. Learn more…

eXtension’s Recent Video Highlights

YouTubeSTEM in the Mosque (produced by eXtension)
Refugee Garden (produced by eXtension)

eXtension CEO Christine Geith’s “Fly on the Wall” Talks
Steve Ehrmann on Impact Assessment
Shane Bradt on Storytelling and Mapping