Professional Development & Continuing Education Programs

1718LT202-01B Active Learning Specialist Course Summer Institute (Blended Learning)

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1718LT202-01B Active Learning Specialist Certificate / Summer Institute (Blended Learning)
Enrollment for the Summer 2017 Cohort is open from April 28, 2017 - August 3, 2017
Class start date: July 3, 2017         Class end date: September 15, 2017
On-Site Portion of the Summer Institute will be held from July 11-13, 2017 from 9:00 am - 1:30 pm at the Fire Training Facility, 35 Fireman's Memorial Drive, Pomona, NY, 10970 

Active Learning Specialist Course Summer Institute
The Active Learning Specialist Course Summer Institute will coincide with the Active Learning Specialist Online Course.  
Teachers from across Rockland County are invited to participate in the onsite Summer Institute.
The onsite portion of the Summer Institute will be held from July 11-13, 2017 from 9:00 am - 1:30 pm at the Fire Training Facility, 35 Fireman's Memorial Drive, Pomona, NY  10970.
The onsite institute will feature a blended learning model - onsite instructors will facilitate group discussions and lead physical activities to reinforce methods of infusing movement into the teaching and learning process.
Institute participants also need to be registered in the summer session of the course, so they can access the lessons during the onsite training.
Participants will complete their active learning plans by August 4th, in order to receive reimbursement for a portion of the course tuition under the Healthy Schools grant that East Ramapo Central School District is managing in partnership with the Rockland County Department of Health.

For a quick overview of the Active Learning Specialist Course, watch this video.


What does an Active Learning Specialist do?

Active Learning Specialists tailor interventions to a specific learning need or group of students. The Active Learning Specialist forms a group of stakeholders to assist with the development, implementation, and evaluation of the intervention (Active Learning Plan).

The Active Learning Specialist works collaboratively with an Active Learning Team to:

  • Define the roles of each person on the team
  • Assign responsibilities and milestones
  • Identify the needs to be addressed by active learning intervention
  • Demonstrate how the Active Learning Plan will enhance student engagement
  • Provide training to members of the Team to understand research and best practices
  • Communicate internally to stakeholders and externally to community
  • Continuously record improvements (outcomes); allow for plan adjustments

Active Learning Specialists are invited to join our online community of best practice professionals to share ideas, and learn from each other. Fizika manages two online communities for Active Learning Specialists – on Facebook and on LinkedIn.


Format: This professional development course is self-paced and allows participants to register and enroll during an 'open enrollment' period lasting approximately 5 weeks. *Participants then have between 5 to 10 weeks (depending on when they started the course) to complete the lessons. During the program, participants will develop components of an Active Learning Plan. This plan is reviewed by experts in the field and participants get feedback on how to ensure successful implementation. Throughout, you will make connections with peers in the program and will establish your peer learning network in Active Learning. Click here to review the course outline.  


Cancellation and Refunds:
Harrisburg University reserves the right to cancel or reschedule courses/events at its discretion. Should a program or event be cancelled by the University, a full refund will be issued.

If you need to cancel your registration and would like a refund, please email

Please attach the confirmation email that you received at time of registration.

A refund of 100% will be issued within 7 days of your registration date.
A refund of 50% will be issued up until 8 days prior to the start of the course/event.
No refunds will be issued for cancellations 7 or less days prior to the start of the course/event.


July 3rd, 2017 12:00 AM   through   September 15th, 2017 12:00 AM
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
326 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101
United States
Phone: 7179015190
Enrollment Fee - Non-Credit $ 495.00
Enrollment Fee - (1) Graduate Credit $ 625.00