Ed Talks

Below you will find the Ed Talk videos submitted for the 2021 Fall Extension Conference. After watching an Ed Talk video, please complete the following survey: https://bit.ly/21fecedtalk.

Monday, September 27 at 12:30 p.m.

Beginning Farmer Education: What is Our Role

Speakers: Vicki Morrone, Mariel Borgman

Description: Following a description of goals of the grant, we will share some past outreach for beginning farmers in Michigan. Then we will invite the participants to share their experiences and ideas of best bet approaches to engage beginning farmers as well as educators of beginning farmer programs.

Intended Audience: Anyone who supports beginning farmers.

Learning Outcomes: Identification of programming, materials and approaches that are relevant to beginning farmers and realizing the differences in urban and rural circumstances. Also engage in dialogue to seek approaches to expand access to these resources, to be more inclusive of the less traditional farmers, that engage underserved beginning farmers, as well.

Core Competencies: Team Work and Leadership,Partnerships and Collaborations,Program Development, Evaluation, and Reporting,Educational Delivery and Technology Adoption,Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion,Interpersonal and Organizational Professionalism

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Conserving Michigan's Biodiversity Together: Rare Species Form Overview

Speakers: Ashley Cole-Wick, Courtney Ross

Description: It is likely that you'll encounter a rare species during your work or recreation. Michigan Natural Features Inventory has created a rare species data entry form accessible via phone or desktop to collect these observations.

Intended Audience: Natural Resource educators, naturalists, outdoor enthusiasts

Learning Outcomes: Comprehension of Esri Apps - Survey123, StoryMaps

Core Competencies: Partnerships and Collaborations,Educational Delivery and Technology Adoption

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d20's, Elves, and Initiative: How Dungeons and Dragons can Help Foster DEI and Affirm Youth

Speakers: Aaron Myers

Description: We will be discussing how D&D can be used as an affirmation tool to support questioning youth in your program and allow them to experiment with their identity in a safe and open environment.

Intended Audience: Staff that regularly work with youth.

Learning Outcomes: Those who attend will walk away with a better idea of how to utilize this program in their respective counties or programs so that LGBTQIA+ youth will feel safe and their identity will be affirmed.

Core Competencies: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Dirty Minds - Online Courses for Soil Health and Nutrient Management

Speakers: Sarah FronczakJon LaPorte, Monica Jean

Description: This session will give an overview of two new self-paced courses available in D2L covering the basics of soil health and nutrient management.

Intended Audience: AABI educators, 4-H PC, natural resources

Learning Outcomes: Participants will be aware of the program for professional development purposes.

Core Competencies: Educational Delivery and Technology Adoption

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Effectively Using the Full Toolkit of MS Word Grammar and Enhancement Tools, Track Changes, and MS Teams Collaborative Cloud File Storage/Editing

Speakers: Luke Reese

Description: Many self-assessed "proficient" MS Word users do not fully utilize Word's grammar and enhancement proofing tools, "Editor", "Read Aloud", "Track Changes," and/or MS Team's collaborative file storage/editing. This session will show participants how to be better writers by better utilizing MS Word's grammar and collaborative writing tools.

Intended Audience: Anyone who uses MS Word to create a document.

Learning Outcomes: Improved writers by better utilizing MS Word's grammar and collaborative writing tools.

Core Competencies: Educational Delivery and Technology Adoption

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Excel 101

Speakers: Marie Garcia

Description: Microsoft Excel is a powerful tool that can be used to enhance your reporting and programming. This session will cover some of the basics of using Excel including topics like adding a table, creating a chart from a table, using AutoSum and other formulas, basic formatting of your data, adding a pivot table, and more.

Intended Audience: All Extension Staff

Learning Outcomes: After this session you will be able to create and format data into a table, create a graph from your table data, use basic formulas to complete math functions, and add a pivot table.

Core Competencies: Program Development, Evaluation, and Reporting,Educational Delivery and Technology Adoption

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Get Moving in Concur

SpeakersAmy Refior

Description: As travel opens back up, do you remember how blanket requests, mileage, and out-of-state travel work with Concur?  No problem! We have you covered with our video playlist on how to use various functions in Concur. Browse the playlist titles and watch the ones that apply most to you, then stop into our discussion group to get your questions answered by Concur Queen Amy Refior.

Intended Audience: Anyone who travels and uses (or should be using) Concur

Learning Outcomes: Get questions answered on how to submit travel requests and expenses.

Core Competencies: Other

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The Growing Value of Remote Programming After the Pandemic

Speakers: Will Cronin

Description: The session will reflect on the new Digital Assessment version of the long-established in-person First Impressions Tourism program and the opportunities presented by remote programming in a post-pandemic environment. These include specifically lower cost to communities, program staffing flexibility and expertise for MSU Extension, and the ability to conduct more programs around the state and thus show value to more communities than was previously possible with in-person programming. FIT-DA will continue to be a part of our program offerings going forward even as we resume in-person programming.

Intended Audience: Anyone interested in either developing remote alteratives to in-person legacy programs or hoping to maintain remote programming options in a post-pandemic environment.

Learning Outcomes: Best practices for partner engagement in remote programming post-pandemic. Best practices for planning and staffing such programs.

Core Competencies: Educational Delivery and Technology Adoption

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Who Wants to Watch that Zoom Recording Anyway?

Speakers: Anne Baker

Description: Raise your hand if you LOVE watching an hour-long, recorded live training. Uh-huh. It's painful. But with some planning and editing, you can make that live, recorded training way more palatable as a video resource. Watch this video for some tips on how to.

Intended Audience: educators

Learning Outcomes: Ways to make your videos more enticing to watch

Core Competencies: Educational Delivery and Technology Adoption

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Wednesday, September 29 at 12:30 p.m.

#iteachmsu is for YOU!

Speakers: Makena Neal

Description: MSU Extension programming is rich with learning experiences, in turn meaning the MSUE team is rich with teaching expertise. That said, MSU is a big place (especially for geographically diverse MSUE) and it can be difficult to elevate and share resources to make your programs even more effective learning experiences. That's where the #iteachmsu Commons comes in! #iteachmsu is a digital platform where you can share ideas and resources, connect with one another across roles, and continue to grow in your practice. Join us for this session to learn more about iteach.msu.edu as a platform and how you can utilize it in your ongoing work!

Intended Audience: All FEC Attendees

Learning Outcomes: Participants will:

  •  recognize the vision of the #iteachmsu Commons
  •  recall the core functions of the #iteachmsu Commons site
  •  describe how the #iteachmsu Commons can support daily teaching & learning work
  •  engage in preliminary exploration of MSUE group on #iteachmsu Commons site

Core Competencies: Educational Delivery and Technology Adoption

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How to Become a Great Manager: Break All the Rules

Speakers: Karly Creguer

Description: This "Ted-Style" Talk will introduce the four keys of great managers that Gallup outline in their book "First, Break All the Rules". After years of research, Gallup discovered what great managers do differently to set them apart from their average counterparts, and organize this into four ways they perform the key activities of a manager. Spoiler alert: they tend to "break all the rules" we typically think a manager should follow!

Intended Audience: Supervisors and managers

Learning Outcomes: Participants will:

  • learn the difference between a leader and a manager
  • learn the four key activities of a manager
  • learn what great managers do differently when carrying out these key activities

Core Competencies: Team Work and Leadership,Interpersonal and Organizational Professionalism

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Jazz up Your Marketing and Programs with Canva!

Speakers: Paige Filice

Description: Are your program flyers looking a bit drab? Does your social media need to be spruced up with new content? Are you using the same old PowerPoint template for every presentation? Great news, there is a free program that can make your products go from blah to BAM! Canva is an easy to use graphic design website that can create social media graphics, presentations, posters, documents and much more. This presentation goes over some of its most popular features, how to integrate your account with MSU brand standards and shares some example products designed on Canva.

Intended Audience: Anyone that needs to create materials (promotional pieces, social media managers, powerpoints)

Learning Outcomes: Attendees will learn how to use Canva to increase the appeal of their educational programs. The visual design of products (online or print) are a reflection of MSUE's work. Its arguably just as important to have good looking products as it is to deliver exceptional programs. Attendees will leave understanding the basics of the program and how it can be used to design PowerPoints, social media graphics and flyers. Also learn how to integrate MSU's color/brand standards into the account settings.

Core Competencies: Educational Delivery and Technology Adoption

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Making a Community Impact through Online Learning and Collaborative Partnerships

Speakers: MSU Extension Food Safety Team: Karen Fifield, Kellie Jordan, Kara Lynch, Joyce McGarry, Laurie Messing, Mary Morris-Donaldson, Stephanie Sprague Ostrenga, Wade Syers, Christine Venema

Description: Successful collaborations with community partners have been key the last year in reaching new audiences for food safety programming. The Food Safety Team will share how they have made an increased community impact using online programming.

Intended Audience: Those interested in making community impact with their online classes

Learning Outcomes: Participants will learn the importance of including community partners in their programming.

Core Competencies: Team Work and Leadership,Partnerships and Collaborations,Educational Delivery and Technology Adoption,Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Passport Kitchen - Teaching Cultures through Food

Speakers: Veronica Bolhuis

Description: Food is a universal language that we all understand, but we don't always understand the culture behind those foods. In this session listeners will learn about the program that we've developed, how they can help and how we've added other activities such as art and music.

Intended Audience: 4-H staff, HNI staff, any staff that has a culturally relevant recipe that we could use in our future programs.

Learning Outcomes: Staff will learn how to use this program in their own county. This could be used in either a virtual, face to face or hybrid program and users can make additions to help teach about a variety of cultures. Goals that we have for the youth/families that are engaged in the program are to understand cultures around the world, become interested in learning more about other cultures and to try new foods that they may not have tried before.

Core Competencies: Team Work and Leadership,Partnerships and Collaborations,Program Development, Evaluation, and Reporting,Educational Delivery and Technology Adoption,Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Spartan 365 Time Management Tools

Speakers: Erin Powell

Description: Overview of Spartan 365 and apps that help with time management including Bookings, MyAnalytics, and Planner.

Intended Audience: Anyone who wants to learn more about tools that help manage their time.

Learning Outcomes: Know how to access Spartan 365 apps; know the purpose of Bookings, MyAnalytics, and Planner; Have a brief understanding of how to use Bookings, MyAnalytics, and Planner.

Core Competencies: Other

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Time Saving Tips for Using Outlook

Speakers: Gwyn Shelle

Description: Join this session to learn how you can manage Outlook more efficiently. Specific topics include scheduling meetings in Outlook with the Zoom plugin, tips for organizing your inbox, and scheduling emails for a specific date/time.

Intended Audience: All FEC Attendees

Learning Outcomes: Schedule meetings in Outlook with the Zoom plugin; Describe how to organize messages in your inbox; Schedule emails for a specific date/time.

Core Competencies: Educational Delivery and Technology Adoption

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Tour a Map of Michigan's Beginning Farmer Programs

Speakers: Katie Brandt

Description: View a video tour of the new Google Earth map of 60+ beginning farmer programs in Michigan then join the live session to brainstorm ways to improve the reach and impact of this tool for beginning farmers. Map users click on pins on the map or alphabetical tabs to see program listings including a video, program name, website address and a description of beginning farmer resources offered by each program. Your recommendations for additional programs, accessibility, link locations and marketing will inform final edits before the map is officially launched in late 2021. This project is funded by USDA-SARE.    

Intended Audience: Any working in agriculture or allied industries.

Learning Outcomes: Understanding of and possibly contributing to the content of a shared resources for those working with producers

Core Competencies: Partnerships and Collaborations,Program Development, Evaluation, and Reporting,Educational Delivery and Technology Adoption

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Youth Leaders in a Global World Curriculum

Speakers: Janis Brinn

Description: An introduction to the "Backpack to Adventure: Youth Leaders in a Global World" Curriculum. Participants will receive a "Free" curriculum to enrich their global & cultural youth programming.

Intended Audience: MSU Extension Staff working with youth global & cultural programming

Learning Outcomes: Staff will have a new resource to enrich, revise and deliver global & cultural programming using new activities and strategies to make it more interactive and engaging.

Core Competencies: Educational Delivery and Technology Adoption

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