A new WSARE-funded professional development opportunity: Creating Impactful Programming for Farmers and Ranchers:  A Co-Learning Project for Educators. On July 21 at 1 pm there is an online informational meeting for potential cohort members. The application process is open through August 15 and the two-year project begins in October. To learn more read this project overview. Contact Mary Halbleib if you want to attend the meeting, apply, or have questions.

The Western Region IPM Center interviewed Mary on adaptive learner-centered education partnerships for IPM. At noon (PST) on October 13 come join the conversation about how to effectively design and teach adult education programs. The insights from three community partnerships using the Adaptive-Learner Centered Education approach in Oregon will be shared.

You’re invited!
A new summer 2021 Extension professional series

You’re invited!

Join your colleagues for these 90-minute sessions to gain new skills and teaching strategies.

Writing Powerful Learning Outcomes: Learn to craft outcome statements that focus on the real-world needs of your audience. By the end of the session, you will have one or more learning outcome statements to build your educational program upon.
Registration: June 24 at 1 pm or June 29 at 10 am

Creating Assessment Tasks to Enhance Learning: Expand the ways you check for learning and select approaches that align with your outcomes.
Registration: July 1 at 1 pm or July 6 at 10 am

Designing Learning Activities to Increase Engagement: Develop an authentic educational activity that brings the real world into the classroom or an online event.
Registration: July 29 at 1 pm or Aug. 3 at 10 am

Identifying Essential Knowledge for Deeper Learning: Gain the skills to determine the knowledge that will make the most difference to your learners. Dates to be set.

Join your peers for these powerful 1-hour sessions

Two new professional learning opportunities will enhance your Extension program design. Click here to register for Nov. 30 at 11 am or Dec. 15 at 2 pm for Using the Outcome-Based Design Template and Dec. 2 at 3 pm or Dec. 16 at 10 am for Using the Teaching and Learning Template.

Using the Outcome-Based Design Template will enable you to:

  • More quickly develop effective course designs
  • Align learning outcomes with assessment, activities, and knowledge
  • Consider situational factors that influence your design
  • Create a clear linkage to your evaluation plan and metrics

Using the Teaching and Learning Template will enable you to:

  • More effectively manage limited class time
  • Focus contact time on activities that support deeper learning
  • Clarify the purpose for each block of time
  • Define instructor and learner roles for each activity

Want to learn more and share ideas about how to transition your Extension programs online? Then join Cub Kahn, hybrid course design expert at our Center for Teaching and Learning, and your colleagues on Thursday April 9th at noon for the Extension Teaching Network monthly meet up. For more information or questions please contact Mary Halbleib.