Professional Development & Continuing Education Programs

Active Learning Specialist Certificate – Summer Institute (Blended Learning) 2019

Active Learning Specialist Summer Institute 2019 (Blended Learning)

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Active Learning Specialist Certificate / Summer Institute (Blended Learning)
Course start date (online portion) begins July 8, 2019. 
In addition to the online portion, there is an on-site, in-person portion of the program being held from July 9-11, 2019 from 9:00 am - 1:30 pm at the Rockland BOCES Conference Center, 65 Parrott Road, West Nyack, NY

Summer Institute participants are to be registered for the summer session of the course, in order to access the lessons during the onsite training.

Active Learning Specialist Course Summer Institute
The Active Learning Specialist Course Summer Institute equips educators with the skills and practical knowledge to individualize instruction, improve learning readiness for all students, and develop leadership skills to work with or lead an Active Learning or Wellness team in your school.
The Summer Institute takes place over three days in a blended learning format that includes online course material, in-person instruction and small group discussion.
Teachers from across Rockland County are invited to participate in the onsite Summer Institute.
Institute participants also need to be registered in the summer session of the course, so they can access the lessons during the onsite training.

  • Energize your teaching with physical activity and learn the pedagogical and brain science behind it!
  • Develop knowledge and skills to create an active learning environment in your school.
  • Choose to earn one (1) graduate credit or take the course for non-credit/in-service credit.
  • CTLE Credit available.

Exclusive offer for East Rampo Central School District K-12 Teachers
All East Rampo teachers need prior district approval.
Notify Vicki Liner, East Rampo Teachers' Center, of your interest by May 15, 2019 at or call 845-376-5181
  • Reimbursement of $395 is available to ERCSD teachers through the Creating Health Schools and Communities grant only if course work is completed by August 2nd, and all documentation is submitted by August 16th.
  • Before reimbursement, the graduate credit of $525 and the non-credit/in-service credit is $395
  • Pre-approval by ER Teachers' Center is required
  • For more information, contact 845-364-2360 or email

Participants will complete their active learning plans by August 2nd, 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.  *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 8th, 2019 9:00 AM through July 11th, 2019 1:30 PM
Rockland BOCES Conference Center
65 Parrott Road
West Nyack, NY
United States
Registration Cost - (select one)
Enrollment Fee - Non-Credit/In-Service Credit $495.00
Enrollment Fee - (1) Graduate Credit $625.00