In this week’s issue:

Outdoor School Informational Conversation: WebX Meeting

Below are the dates for the upcoming WebX webinar. This will be an opportunity to find out what we are doing to prepare for Outdoor School and to ask questions. Three webinar options are offered to allow maximum participation (you need only attend one webinar). Links to documents that may be of help are listed below. We’re in early stages of program planning. The information in this webinar will cover; where we’re at and plans for moving forward. Have your questions ready.

Monday, January 23, 10:30am-11:30pm
Tuesday, January 24, 1-2:00pm
Monday, January 30, 3-4:00pm

Background on the Outdoor School Program
Progress to date
Timeline for ODS implementation
Outdoor School Webpage
How can you be involved?

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Vice Provost Awards of Excellence

The Vice Provost Awards of Excellence encourage and reward efforts to create and nurture healthy communities, healthy planet and a healthy economy through outreach and engagement efforts.

If you have taken part in – or know of – an outreach and engagement project implemented in the past five years that is deserving of special recognition, please submit nominations by February 20. To learn more about the award criteria and to upload nomination information, click here. You can self-nominate, nominate others, and/or encourage community partners to submit nominations.

Outreach and Engagement Quarterly Conversation, February 17

Plan to attend the next O&E Quarterly Conversation on February 17, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m., Kidder 202 and livestreamed. This is your opportunity to ask questions of O&E leadership and to learn about O&E and Extension initiatives. Each segment includes an opportunity for you to have your questions answered.

9-9:30 a.m. – Scott Reed and Lindsey Shirley – DIVISION UPDATES and Q&A, including introducing the Center for Community Innovation & Economic Development
9:30-10:00 a.m. – SPARKTHE YEAR OF ARTS AND SCIENCE – Charles Robinson (O&E/College of Liberal Arts/The Graduate School), Larry Rodgers (dean, College of Liberal Arts), and Jerri Bartholomew (Chair of the Microbiology Dept. and one of the leads on the Microbiome show happening in the spring). This is about exploring new ways to practice engagement and the value of cross campus collaborations.
10:00-10:30 a.m. – OUTDOOR SCHOOL UPDATE – Susan Sahnow

Join us in Kidder 202, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., or join via livestream and ask your questions online. Coffee/tea available in Kidder 202.

New Extension Hybrid Teaching Toolbox Available (and Intro Webinar!)

Introducing a new online tool to help you build hybrid teaching into your Extension educational programming: the Teaching Hybrid in Extension Toolbox (THE Toolbox.)

Hybrid teaching brings together the best of both worlds in combining online activities with on-site classroom learning. It’s a very attractive format to our clients who increasingly prefer to find information online, and struggle to fit hours and hours of traditional classroom-based courses into their busy schedules. And hybrid teaching offers greater efficiency and capacity for you, the educator.

Join us as we offer a quick tour of THE Toolbox, a newly developed self-paced Canvas course aimed specifically at Extension educators. Along the way, we’ll review some of the basic principles of hybrid learning, introduce you to Canvas–OSU’s learning management system, demonstrate an Extension template for Canvas, and let you hear first-hand from OSU Extension faculty who have successfully created and delivered hybrid courses. And, there will be plenty of time for your questions.

Join your hosts Jeff Hino, Extension Learning Technology Leader, and Cub Kahn, coordinator of the Hybrid Course Initiative in the OSU Center for Teaching and Learning for this 60-minute Webex webinar on Wednesday, January 25th, at 2pm PST. To join the webinar, click on:

County Informational Pullsheets

In efforts to tell the story of Extension prom the unique perspective of individual Oregon counties, County Informational Pullsheets are being created that cater to each county. The pullsheets will look similar in design, but highlight the unique characteristics of each county.

The following is needed to help build a county pullsheet:

  • Photo of what is unmistakably Curry (Top commodity in the county, community pride, county landmark, etc.)
  • County Leader Photo.
  • Quote from County Leader.
  • Short 1-2 sentence blurbs for the back page describing various county areas of local expertise. (7-8 blurbs, 9 if space allows)

Look to Clatsop County and Umatilla County as examples.

Please contact Jill Wells to start creating your county pullsheet.

Learning Opportunity from the Center for Learning & Organizational Development

The Center for Learning & Organizational Development announces a training opportunity for OSU managers, supervisors, and others in leadership positions entitled “Fierce Conversations.”

“Fierce Conversations” is a program designed to promote productive dialogue that resolves tough challenges, enriches relationships, and provokes learning. The program is presented by the OSU Center for Learning & Organizational Development. The cost to your department to attend is $150 charged to your department index. This amount is to cover materials. fierce-flyer

“Fierce Conversations” was developed by Fierce, Inc. and has been a catalyst for building capacity that ignites:

  • Individual and organizational performance
  • Action
  • Execution
  • Alignment
  • Collaboration
  • Effectiveness
  • Results

Participants are expected to attend all three sessions held at the Memorial Union, Room 211. Dates of the sessions are:

  1. February 22, 2017 (Wednesday) 8:00-5:00 (ALL DAY)
  2. February 27, 2017 (Monday) 8:00-Noon (HALF DAY)
  3. March 1, 2017 (Wednesday) 8:00-Noon (HALF DAY)

To learn more about this program and to register, please review the attached flyer. The flyer includes a link to the registration form or click to register.  Registration deadline is Friday, February 17th.


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