eXtension and the Military Families Partnership Initiative: Ensuring the Future of Our Military Families<br />Kyle L. Kost...
Understanding the Land Grant and Cooperative Extension<br /><ul><li>Agriculture, Military Tactics, & Mechanic Arts
 Agriculture, Science, & Engineering
Openness, Accessibility, & Service to People
1862, 1890, 1994</li></li></ul><li>Extension is…<br /><ul><li> “Extending" resources
Solving public needs
Build partnerships
Evidence- & research-based
Improve quality of life
 Every state and US Territory
 3000+ counties</li></li></ul><li>eXtension<br /><ul><li> LGU  Extension  eXtension</li></li></ul><li>Real Life in Real ...
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Military Families Learning Network

  1. 1. eXtension and the Military Families Partnership Initiative: Ensuring the Future of Our Military Families<br />Kyle L. Kostelecky, PhD, CFLE<br />kyle.kostelecky@eXtension.org<br />Anne M. Adrian, PhD<br />anne.adrian@eXtension.org<br />
  2. 2. Understanding the Land Grant and Cooperative Extension<br /><ul><li>Agriculture, Military Tactics, & Mechanic Arts
  3. 3. Agriculture, Science, & Engineering
  4. 4. Openness, Accessibility, & Service to People
  5. 5. 1862, 1890, 1994</li></li></ul><li>Extension is…<br /><ul><li> “Extending" resources
  6. 6. Solving public needs
  7. 7. Build partnerships
  8. 8. Evidence- & research-based
  9. 9. Improve quality of life
  10. 10. Every state and US Territory
  11. 11. 3000+ counties</li></li></ul><li>eXtension<br /><ul><li> LGU  Extension  eXtension</li></li></ul><li>Real Life in Real Time<br /><ul><li> Interactive
  12. 12. Collaboratively built
  13. 13. Internet-based
  14. 14. Learning environment
  15. 15. Sound
  16. 16. Science-based information
  17. 17. 24/7/365</li></li></ul><li>It’s Really a Verb<br /><ul><li> Collaboratively developed content
  18. 18. Peer reviewed
  19. 19. Engagement
  20. 20. Ask an Expert
  21. 21. Social Networking
  22. 22. Web conferencing
  23. 23. Courses
  24. 24. Professional development
  25. 25. Evaluation</li></li></ul><li>An Example<br /> Basic management<br />
  26. 26.
  27. 27. Concentration Areas & Audience<br /><ul><li> Personal Finance
  28. 28. Child Care
  29. 29. Family & Youth Development
  30. 30. Military Family Service Professionals</li></li></ul><li>Web <br />Conferencing<br />Blog eXtension<br />Moodle: Credit &non credit<br />Courses<br />blogs<br />Military<br />Networks<br />Professional<br />Development learn.extension.org<br />extension.org/militaryfamilies<br />Forums<br />militaryfamilies.extension.org<br />Second Life<br />Facebook.com/<br />MilitaryFamilies<br />YouTube<br />Twitter.com/<br />milfamLN<br />
  31. 31. Cooperative <br />Extension<br />Family & Youth <br />Development<br />Land Grant Faculty<br />Child Care<br />Personal<br />Finance<br />NGOs<br />Content<br />Network <br />Literacy<br />Marine Corps FS<br />Army FS<br />DoD FS<br />Air Force FS<br />Navy FS<br />
  32. 32. Thank You<br />

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