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Materials & tools to help you develop and deliver your educational content

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ASK ME framework
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Presented around the structure of "ASK ME".

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What is the "ASK ME" framework?

Simply, an easy to remember practical framework for ... Planning, Implementation, Communicating and Evaluating your program.

A "Audience & Needs" Who are they? What do they need & want?  
>Identify, prioritize & plan

S "Solution(s)" - What is practical & relevant to meet the need(s)?
>Develop appropriate solutions & Policies

K "Key Message" - What do people need to know to successfully make the change?
>Synthesize your message

M "Message" (Development & Delivery) - How can the message best be packaged and communicated?
Develop and communicate your message

E "Evaluation"- How can each step be improved?
Learn how to improve and assess and report impact

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Getting Started

10 tips to starting your program (Fact Sheet) - Successful extension needs time, trust and continuity. Here are ten steps to help
you start well.

Skills required for successful extension (Fact Sheet) Extension can be defined as: “getting knowledge to your audience, so that they will make a positive change” and can be implemented as a 5-part "ASK ME" framework.

Structure your approach ASK ME (Fact Sheet) The ASK ME framework requires interaction, with evaluation throughout the entire process. 

Make your message and your delivery compelling "AID" & "TIGRS" (Info Sheet) Information becomes compelling when it is available, of interest to the audience, and easily put to use.

Impact Collaborative Innovation Canvas (ISBE) tool; fillable form from Extension Foundation) Use this Innovation Skills Building Experience  tool with your team to plan and build your innovative project.

ISBE Blocks: Planning, Checklist & Using the Innovation Canvas (video)
Innovation Skill-Building Flipping Book (online book) An innovation canvas defines key elements of your team’s proposition. It can be absorbed in seconds yet highlights the critical elements of an opportunity.

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Reference: Ag Extension Online - an external site with a number of practical extension fact sheets.

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