Online Courses

Keyboard key "Learn"As AgriLife Extension’s programs grow and expand, so does our listing of online courses and presentations. The following is a listing of current courses offered online; please note that some courses are fee-based, some are offered at no-cost. If there’s a course that’s not listed or one you would like to see added, please let us know.

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Course Title

Course Description

Cost Per Learner

Enrollment Link

Rainwater Harvesting for DIY Homeowners

This course is designed for do-it-yourself homeowners to design and install a rainwater harvesting system appropriate to their individual needs. 

COMING SEPTEMBER 2013!

COMING SEPTEMBER 2013!

Climate Science

After completing the course you should have a better understanding of climate terminology and be better prepared to process and interpret information discussed in literature and in the media.

No Cost

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Landscape Water Budgeting

Self-directed course on how to calculate water budgets for irrigation systems. GIS-based tools for water balance applications

No Cost

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Texas Watershed Steward Online Training Course

Watersheds, water quality, and watershed management

No Cost

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Rainwater Harvesting for Livestock & Wildlife

Self-directed course for small acreage landowners. How to collect rainwater for livestock and wildlife on various scales.

$30

COMING SOON!

Lone Star Healthy Streams

Water quality, best practices to minimize bacterial contamination originating from livestock operations and from feral hogs.

No Cost

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Center Pivots:  Selection, Operation and Maintenance

The center pivot is the agricultural irrigation system of choice because of its low labor and maintenance requirements, convenience, flexibility, performance and easy operation. Take this Center Pivots self-paced course to learn more.  Based on the publication “Center Pivot Irrigation” (B-6096), widely used by irrigators and dealers to select and manage pivots.

$60

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Electrical Troubleshooting for Irrigation Systems

This course includes topics like how to safely wire irrigation electrical systems, how electricity and circuits work, how to select the proper materials for wiring your system, and how to protect yourself.

$195

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Environmental Quality Management of Animal Feeding Operations

Participants will learn the various animal waste handling, storage, treatment and utilization processes and systems, best management practices and available technologies to reduce air and water pollution from animal feeding operations.  For dairy operators in Bosque, Comanche, Erath, Hamilton, Hopkins, Johnson, Rains and Wood counties.

$75

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Soil and Site Evaluation Web-Based Course

For OSSF designated representatives, site evaluators, and installers requiring CEU hours to satisfy TCEQ licensing requirements.  Intro to soil and site evaluation for on-site septic systems. 8 CEUs

$125

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Food & Nutrition

Course Title

Course Description

Cost Per Learner

Enrollment Link

Mini Talks about Mini Folks: Frequently Asked Questions on Child Nutrition

For child care providers: Answers to common child nutrition questions. 2 hr CEU

Free/ $14

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Healthy Eaters: Infant and Toddler Nutrition in Child Care Settings

For  child care providers: Nutritional needs of infants and toddlers and strategies for meeting these needs. 1 hr CEU

No Cost

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Healthy Habits: Encouraging Healthy Eating and Physical Activity in Young Children

For child care providers:  Healthy nutrition and  activity habits in  children in child care programs. 1 hr CEU

 

Free/ $7 CEU

 

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Texas Food Handlers Course: Food Safety It´s in Your Hands (English)

For food service employees: a basic overview of food safety principals and practices. Successful completion of this course: Food Handlers card.  2 hr CEU

$15

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Texas Food Handlers Course: Food Safety It´s in Your Hands (Spanish)

For food service employees: a basic overview of food safety principals and practices. Successful completion of this course: Food Handlers card.  2 hr CEU

$15

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Texas GAPs and GHPs: Food Safety Online Course

GAPs are practices to help prevent microbial, chemical and physical contamination of fresh produce at the farm level, including harvest.

$40.00

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Beef Quality Assurance

The mission of the Texas Beef Quality Producer Program is to promote good management practices for cattle producers in an effort to strengthen consumer confidence in beef as a wholesome food product.

No Cost

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Youth Development

Course Title

Course Description

Cost Per Learner

Enrollment Link

Bullying: A Primer for Youth Development Specialists

Webinar: Primer on bullying. Evidenced-based practices for assessing bullying. Bullying prevention and intervention programs.

$15

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Cultivating Mindfulness in Work with Youth

How youth workers can enhance their social and emotional competencies in working with youth, ultimately creating positive learning environments.

$15

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Get to the Point with 4-H Presentations

Identifying, planning, and executing an excellent presentation.

No Cost

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Principles of Youth Development: Moving Beyond the Same Old, Same Old

Helping youths prepare to be fully functioning adults. Practices that promote positive development and better ways to encourage youth involvement and adult interaction.

$15

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The Power and Responsibilities of Adults in Youth Programs

Program staff are key to the success of youth programs, more important than the activities. They can make real differences in the lives of youth.

$15

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The Strength and Power of Youth Diversity

Cultural sensitivity and aspects and elements that youth can and cannot change.

$15

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Wildlife Guide Online Training

Wildlife species identification skills, basic tourism industry and business info

$95

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Youth Program Recruitment and Retention

How to incorporate positive youth voice, empowerment, and autonomy principles into recruitment and retention practices.

$15

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Identifying and Managing Change

This session will provide strategies to determine when change is necessary. In addition, it will discuss successful techniques to manage change in today’s world.

$15

 

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Nature and Youth Development: Trends, Research, and Best Practices

Webinar: Research and best practices on reconnecting youth with nature.

$15

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Youth Program Recruitment and Retention

How to incorporate positive youth voice, empowerment, and autonomy principles into recruitment and retention practices.

$15

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Career Guidance    Tools for Practical Applications I

For CTE teachers: Career assessment tools and strategies to measure students’ interests, personality traits, and employability skills. 1 hr CEU

No Cost

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Accommodations and Modifications in CTE Classroom Instruction – Strategies that Work

For career and technical education (CTE) teachers: Preparing to attend ARD meetings. How to participate in the IEP process and develop IEP goals with special education and CTE colleagues. Accommodations and modifications for students who have learning disabilities and/or ADHD.  1 hr CEU

No Cost

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Accommodations and Modifications in CTE Classrooms – Best Practice Strategies

For CTE teachers: Strategies for classroom management, varying instructional strategies, and the relationship between behavior, motivation and academics. 1 hr CEU

No Cost

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Accommodations and Modifications in CTE Classrooms -Best Practices

For CTE teachers: Classroom management, varying instructional strategies, and the relationship between behavior, motivation and academics. 1 hr CEU

No Cost

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Accommodations and Modifications in CTE Classrooms – Implementing Adaptations

For CTE teachers: Curricular adaptations, using graphic organizers, and implementing common modifications. 1 hr CEU

No Cost

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Accommodations and Modifications in CTE Classrooms – Introduction

For CTE teachers: Definition of accommodations and modifications. Modifications in lab settings. ADHD and disabilities that are unseen. Common concerns and pertinent laws and trends.  1 hr CEU

No Cost

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Behavior and Classroom Management: Implementing Successful Plans In Your CTE Classroom

For CTE teachers: The ABC behavior management plan for individual students. 1 hr CEU

No Cost

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Best Practices: CTE Teachers´ Role in Transition ARD Meetings

For CTE teachers: Using an example of a mock ARD meeting, best practices that contribute to the success of transition ARD meetings. 1 hr CEU

No Cost

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Career Guidance – Tools for Practical Applications I

For CTE teachers: Career assessment tools and strategies to measure students’ interests, personality traits, and employability skills. 1 hr CEU

No Cost

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Career Guidance – Tools for Practical Applications II

For CTE teachers: Career assessment tools and strategies to measure students’ interests, skill sets, and personality traits. 1 hr CEU

No Cost

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Instructional Strategies: Helping CTE Teachers Make Good Instructional Choices – Part 1

For CTE teachers: Blended classrooms, multiple learning modalities, instructional strategies, modifications and accommodations for students from special populations who are placed in CTE classrooms. 1 hr CEU

No Cost

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Instructional Strategies: Helping CTE Teachers Make Good Instructional Choices – Part 2

For CTE teachers: Instructional strategies, CTE teacher’s role in the ARD process and support services for students from special populations in class. 1 hr CEU

No Cost

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Laws and Legal Issues Related to Special Ed.: What do CTE teachers need to know?

For CTE teachers: 6 federal laws pertaining to students with special needs. Overview of the Individuals with Disabilities Act. Answers to several FAQs related to legal issues. 1 hr. CEU

No Cost

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Trans. Assessment and Evals: How Can CTE Teachers Ensure Students Make Suitable Decisions? 1

For CTE teachers: Formal, informal and career assessments. 1 hr CEU

No Cost

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Trans. Assessment and Evals: How Can CTE Teachers Ensure Students Make Suitable Decisions? 2

For CTE teachers: Describe a CTE program using entry-level checklists and comprehensive program skills inventories. Effective evaluations and exiting CTE programs for students with special needs. 1 hr CEU

No Cost

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Universal Design for Learning Principles in CTE Instruction

For CTE teachers: UDL principles of multiple means of engagement to enable all  students–including special populations–to learn the necessary TEKS. 2 hr CEU

No Cost

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Working with English Language Learners – Best Practices for CTE Teachers

For CTE teachers: Typical instructional and assessment challenges that CTE teachers are called upon to address; implement simple, easy to use curriculum-based strategies that leads to success for all ELL students. 3 hr CEU

No Cost

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Building Successful Partnerships

For CTE teachers: Help students with disabilities plan for life after graduation. The need to include industry based competencies in CTE classes. 1 hr CEU

No Cost

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Disabilities A to Z

For CTE teachers: Best practices for preparing to attend ARD meetings. Modifications for students with learning disabilities and/or ADHD.  2 hr CEU

No Cost

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People-First Language

For CTE teachers: Importance of using people-first language when referring to individuals with disabilities or special needs. 1 hr CEU

No Cost

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