Active Learning Certificate

Overview

The Office of Training and Organizational Development offers an open access, self-paced program to provide professional development focused on engaging students through active learning practices.

Program

To successfully complete the program, the staff member must complete the following requirements:

* 4 hours of required courses
* 10 hours of core courses
* 2 hour practicum

REQUIRED COURSES (4 HOURS)
Course Hours Course Hours
AFPD 3048
Foundation Course: Andragogy and Metacognition
2 AFPD 3073
Service Learning: Gaining Competence in Social Justice and Inclusion Through Service Learning and Community Engagement
2
CHOOSE FIVE COURSES BELOW (10 HOURS)
Course Hours Course Hours
AFPD 6799
Engaging Students Through Mastery Learning
2 AFPD 6232
Cooperative Learning in the College Classroom
2
AFPD 6797
Constructivist Learning: Encouraging Students
2 AFPD 5216
Improving Students Research Habits
2
AFPD 3108
Classroom Assessment Techniques
2 AFPD 5155
Universal Design in Learning
2
AFPD 3112
Escape the Dull Classroom: Tools to Engage your Students
2 AFPD 5226
Writing in the Disciplines
2
AFPD 3111
Designing EPortfolios
2 AFPD 6128
Games, Propos, and Video Clips to Energize your Class
2
AFPD 3707
Visual and Tactile Learning
2 AFPD 7614
Student Development 101
2
PRACTICUM (2 HOURS)
Course Hours    
AFPD TBD
Practicum (Note: All other courses must be completed prior to enrollment in this course)
2    

Courses

Andragogy and Metacognition: Using Research to Guide Your Teaching

AFPD 3048
Recent in the fields of andragogy (the method and practice of teaching adult learners) and metacognition (understanding of one’s own thought processes) lend insight into the efficacy of various classroom techniques. In this workshop, we explore various strategies that you and your students can use to see remarkable learning gains.

Classroom Assessment Techniques

AFPD 3108
This workshop will offer participants specific suggestions for engaging and managing younger students. The facilitator will show examples of what he/she uses in business classes to encourage engagement and participation and relate concepts to students.

Constructivist Learning: Encouraging Students

AFPD 6797
The basic philosophy of Constructivist Learning- to encourage students to actively participate in their own learning-will be introduced. Participants will study examples from different disciplines that encourage active participation by students.

Cooperative Learning in the College Classroom

AFPD 6232
Know your subject, but having trouble making your presentations interesting and rich? Learn how to increase the subject-matter retention and confidence of your students with this simple, interactive teaching technique. The class is taught using the same techniques you will want to develop. You will learn to energize and enthuse your students without having to rewrite your lesson plans.

Designing EPortfolios

AFPD 5226
AAC&U now refers to portfolios as the 11th high impact practice. This workshop explores the benefits of ePortfolios for students to communicate and showcase skills, experiences and learn. Participants will create their own ePortfolios in Taskstream, a tool available for all faculty, during this workshop and gain practical skills to use portfolios in their own classrooms.

Engaging Students Through Mastery Learning

AFPD 6799
Encouraging students to actively participate in their learning opportunities yields positive results. During this workshop, participants will learn how to build activities based upon mastery learning theory that encourage this participation.

Escape the Dull Classroom: Tools to Engage your Students

AFPD 3112
Learn to use new online tools to enhance your presence in the classroom (face-to-face and online) and how to create and implement an escape game in your classroom with a simple kit from your campus Library and Learning Commons.

Games, Propos, and Video Clips to Energize your Class

AFPD 6128
This workshop will share creative teaching techniques designed to motivate students to accelerate self-knowledge, explore learning styles, recognize emotional obstacles and stay focused.

Improving Students Research Habits

AFPD 5216
In this workshop, we will explore the literature around students'research habits. Participants will be introduced to how strategies can be used in the classroom to improve students' research abilities. You will also experience planning a lesson to improve research practices in their discipline.

Practicum

AFPD TBD
Course description forthcoming

Service Learning

AFPD 3073
In this workshop, the facilitator will make connections to social justice in the context of highlighting service learning theory and practice. Participants will explore principles, pedagogy and strategies for integrating service learning in courses, while exploring actual community service organizations and upcoming service events at FSCJ in which to directly get involved

Student Development 101

AFPD 7614
In this training, participants will learn about research-based strategies for fostering students' cognitive, affective and social development. Participants will have an opportunity to engage in dialogue about strategies for creating learning experiences and a learning environment that fosters student development.

Universal Design in Learning

AFPD 5155
This workshop will review the theory and practice of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and how it can be applied in your work with students. The three principles of UDL include providing multiple means of representation (the "what" of learning), multiple means of action and expression (the "how" of learning), and multiple means of engagement (the "why" of learning) will be reviewed. Whether you reach online, hybrid or face-to-face, this training will provide resources to make educational materials accessible and engaging for all.

Visual and Tactile Learning

AFPD 3707
By designing and creating written, graphic, digital and 3-D versions of course content, learners actively organize, synthesize and apply subject matter while improving retention and their ability to retrieve knowledge. Examples will be modeled accompanied by a discussion of the benefits of creative and sensory learning.

Writing in the Disciplines

AFPD 5226
The Writing in the Disciplines workshop includes an introduction to the research that supports the Writing in the Disciplines approach and "writing to learn," the role of low stakes writing, developing appropriate writing assignments and responding to student writing especially in the context of a STEM classroom. Each workshop participant will leave with a plan for developing a writing assignment that provides students with writing practice and with the tools to provide constructive feedback.


How Do I Enroll?

"Course Tracking Sheet"