Effective Extension Education Program Design
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.
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.
Design Templates for Extension – Part 1 and Part 2 (Dec. 2020)
Join your peers in one or both of these new 1.5-hour modules to learn how to use two new template for Extension program design – the Using the Outcome-Based Design Template and the 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
Instructor: Mary Halbleib, Crop and Soil Science, Oregon State University
Support for course development was provided by the WSARE Professional Development Program
Outcome-Based Extension Education Programs, with Colette DePhelps, University of Idaho Annual Extension Conference In-Service Workshop. April 15, 2021.
People’s Choice Award Winning Session – Lecturers Anonymous: Starting Down the Road to Active Engagement and Learning Extension Programs, with Cassie Bouska and Gordon Jones, Dec. 5, 2019. Extension Annual Conference, Corvallis, OR.
Some Science Behind Learner-Centered Teaching for Extension Education. June 3, 2019. Crop and Soil Science Departmental Seminar, OSU, Corvallis, OR.
Extend Your Teaching and Learning to Enhance Sustainable Agriculture. Winter term, 2019. Ten-week, statewide course taught via Zoom.
High Impact Teaching: Applying Science and Best Practice to Increase Engagement, with Scott Duggan, April 3, 2019. Oregon Agricultural Extension Association Professional Improvement Conference. Bandon, OR.
Path to Success: Evaluating IPM Programs from Planning to Data to Impact Statements, with project team members. March 22, 2018. 9th International IPM Symposium, Baltimore, MD.