April Learning Opportunities

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We’re here to (April) shower you with learning opportunities.


ActiveCampaign Support Group: April 4, 2024 at 9:00 a.m. Please watch your email for information on how to join us!

Our monthly online ActiveCampaign sessions are offered on April 9th and April 11th, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. To learn more about how to manage your contacts, join our Managing Contacts session on April 9th. To learn more about creating and sending campaigns, join our Creating Email Campaigns session on April 11th.

AI Jam Session

We are excited to host our second Advancing Extension with AI (Artificial Intelligence) Jam Session this month. It will be held on Friday, April 5th from 12-1 p.m. Drop in with your lunch for a short Jam Session on using AI in your county center. We’ll start off with EIT staff presenting example prompts and covering some foundational aspects of ChatGPT, paving the way for a session filled with audience questions and participation. Dive into the basics, explore the potential of AI, and join the conversation in this interactive exploration.


Our monthly online Eventbrite session is offered on April 2nd from 9-10:30 a.m. This session will cover Extension Eventbrite requests through event publication, including budget forms, adding details to the event, online event, modifying ticket information, adding custom questions to the order form, and making your event live for registration, and managing attendees once your event is published.

Express Sessions

Our first EIT Express training for April, Spring Cleaning Your Website, is being offered on Wednesday, April 17th, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Do you have broken links and old articles cluttering up your website? Join us to learn how to use the Old Content Review Report and review a few best practices for keeping your website fresh and up-to-date!

Our second EIT Express training, Brush Up on Your Browser Skills, is being offered Wednesday, April 24th, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. It’s never too late to practice good browser hygiene. In this session, you will learn how to clear your cache, organize bookmarks, and more. Join us to learn some internet browser best practices.

Our third EIT Express training, Intro to Social Media Content Creation, is being offered on Thursday, April 25th, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Join Video Education Specialist Ben Farmer and Social Media Specialist Caro Metzler in this EIT Express training, where you’ll learn all about creating short social media content for NC State Extensions’ new Instagram! You will also learn how to create content from scratch, repurpose older content, and the submission process of your content to the team for approval.

Video Training

Ben Farmer is offering a few in-person video training opportunities, Video Education 101. This one-day training session is perfect for beginners and those looking to refine their basic video production skills. This will be both a learning session and a hands-on experience.

  • April 23rd (Ashe County Extension Office)

If you are ready to participate and are nearby, sign up today! If you have your own computer, you are welcome to bring it and any other materials, but please make sure Adobe Premiere Pro and Premiere Rush are downloaded to your device. We will not have time to fix this during the session.

Publications Database

This month, Bethany is offering a session, Publications Database 101, on April 23rd from 10-11 a.m.

This session is primarily for specialists, but agents are welcome to join to learn how to navigate the database and find useful information.

Coming Soon!

Introducing “Podcast Essentials: A Beginner’s Guide”! This course is your first step into podcasting, focusing on the foundational skills of creating and recording your own podcasts. Learn the nuts and bolts of audio equipment, software, and essential recording techniques to transform your concepts into quality audio content. Embark on your podcasting adventure with us and master the art of producing compelling podcasts for any audience.

Make sure to keep an eye out in XLMS for an upcoming date and to register!

We hope to see you this month!