Active Learning Certificate


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.

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  • Curriculum

    Course Hours Course Hours
    PD 3048
    Andragogy and Metacognition: Using Research to Guide Your Teaching
    2 PD 3073
    Service Learning for Student Success
    ELECTIVE COURSES (Choose 10 Hours)
    Course Hours Course Hours
    PD 6799
    Engaging Students Through Mastery Learning
    2 PD 6232
    Cooperative Learning in the College Classroom
    PD 6797
    Constructivist Learning: Encouraging Students
    2 PD 5216
    Improving Students Research Habits
    PD 3091
    Classroom Assessment Techniques
    2 PD 5155
    Universal Design in Learning
    PD 3112
    Escape the Dull Classroom: Tools to Engage your Students
    2 PD 5226
    Writing in the Disciplines
    PD 3111
    Designing E-Portfolios Using Taskstream
    2 PD 6128
    Games, Props, and Video Clips to Energize the Classroom
    PD 3707
    Visual and Tactile Learning
    2 PD 7614
    Student Development 101
    Course Hours    
    PD 3304 Active Learning Practicum (Note: All other courses must be completed prior to enrollment in this course) 2    
  • Completion Requirements

    To successfully complete the program, the staff member must:

    • Complete 4 hours of required courses
    • Complete 10 hours of elective courses
    • Complete 2 hour required practicum
  • How to Enroll

    The following steps share how to log into myLearning, register for classes, and view registered classes.

    How to access myLearning

    1. Log into
    2. Click on the Employees Tab.
    3. Click on myLearning under Quicklinks.
    4. Log in using your FSCJ credentials.
    5. Alternatively, you can navigate to and log in using your FSCJ credentials.

    How to register for classes in myLearning

    1. Click on the Learning Library tab within myLearning
    2. Browse through the courses or use the search bar and filtering options to locate the class that you want.
    3. Click on the course card and select “Enroll.”
    4. If you are registering for a Live Training, you will also have to click identify the specific session that you want and click “Register” on that session.

    How to view completed classes in myLearning

    1. Access the myLearning page.
    2. Scroll down to the “Completed” section. This section lists all courses that you have successfully completed.

Required Course Descriptions

Active Learning Practicum

PD 3304
Participants in the Active Learning Practicum will demonstrate their knowledge and use of active learning techniques to create changes in their instruction. Please email Susan Slavicz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. when you have completed the required courses for the Active Learning Certificate Program.

Andragogy and Metacognition: Using Research to Guide Your Teaching

PD 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.

Service Learning for Student Success

PD 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