Category: <span>Military Families</span>

Scott Joins eXtension Military Families Learning Network

Brigitte Scott joined eXtension in early November as the Evaluation and Research Specialist for the Military Families Learning Network. She has a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Virginia Tech, and an M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Nebraska¬–Lincoln. Brigitte will be housed at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA, where she lives […]

Unexpected Benefits of Military Families Learning Network

In areas of personal finance, child care, family development, and network literacy, the Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) anchors its work in professional development webinars targeted to professionals who serve military families. The webinars are open to everyone though the learning objectives have specific purposes and specific audiences. Along with the webinars, this learning network […]

Military Families Learning Network Continues Growth

The Department of Defense Military Community and Family Policy is continuing its support of eXtension’s Military Families Learning Network (MFLN). An additional year of funding was provided and the MFLN was asked to grow in scope and in reach. There are some exciting plans that will unfold in the coming months. The MFLN provides professional […]

Many Come Together to Help Families Living with Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a leading concern and the signature wound of war for American service members returning from the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan the last 12 years. Just as we are learning from the effects of multiple concussions for athletes, the military is learning about these concussion-related injuries on the battlefield. Though […]

eXtension Military Families Learning Network Promotes ‘How to Help’ Series

The Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University is partnering with eXtension and the Military Families Learning Network to help equip communities to better serve military service members, veterans and their families with the How to Help Military & Veteran Families series. The Military Families Learning Network will assist in the national promotion and distribution […]

Youth Extension Service Internships Applications Due February 28

In the last two years, Project Y.E.S! (Youth Extension Service) has served more than 6,900 youth in programs focusing on leadership, resiliency, life skills, and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Project Y.E.S! college interns receive incredible leadership and facilitation training as they serve as facilitators for youth development programs on weekends as the youth’s […]

Data informed decisions turn Communities of Practice into Webinar Promotion Wizards!

Promoting eXtension Community of Practice webinars is an art form that can present challenges to any Community of Practice. The Network Literacy and Child Care Military Family Learning Network (MFLN) Communities of Practice have found success using strong visuals to promote webinars. In August, Child Care posted an ‘ad’ about the next webinar on its […]

Network Literacy Honored as Outstanding Community of Practice

The Network Literacy Community of Practice was honored as eXtension’s Outstanding Community of Practice Award winner for 2012. According to nominators: “Network Literacy, under the leadership of Stephen Judd, University of New Hampshire; John Dorner, North Carolina State University; Anne Adrian,eXtension Military Families Learning Network; Bob Bertsch, North Dakota State University; Karen Jeannette, eXtension Content […]

Military Families Learning Network Adds Staff Members

The eagle has landed! Or better yet, several eagles have landed! The first phrase is often connected to the military for a number of reasons (good novels, lunar landings, etc.). The Military Families Learning Network is proudly carrying on that tradition. The “eagles” are a number of additional full- and part-time staff now involved with […]

All Things Twitter

One of the strategic intents of the 2011-2014 eXtension Strategic Roadmap is to reach more customers. Social media makes Cooperative Extension more visible. It invites learner collaboration via reactions, comments, reviews and rankings. Sixteen communities of practice and the Military Families Learning Network have Twitter accounts. Check out the Twitter screen names and tips for […]