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.

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.

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

Extend Your Teaching and Learning to Enhance Sustainable Agriculture Course (syllabus)

Instructor: Mary Halbleib, Crop and Soil Science, Oregon State University
Support for course development was provided by the WSARE Professional Development Program

Recent programs:

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.

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