Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning is characterized by highly immersive learning through experiences coupled with intentional reflection. This concentration of courses help to take active learning to a deep level through immersion and infusion strategies.

Service Learning

LCTS7220: Introduction to Service Learning 4 PD Hours

Service Learning is a high-impact educational practice that creates opportunities for students to achieve the learning outcome(s) through partnership with the community. In this course, you will be certified to teach the Service Learning (SLS2940 and SLS2940H) independent study courses and gain access to the materials needed to successfully integrate an existing Service Learning project into your courses. NOTE: Successful completion of this course is required for faculty to teach SLS2940 and SLS2940H.

LCTS3213: Service Learning Across the Curriculum 20 PD Hours

Incorporate service learning in any course to enhance student learning and make a difference in the community.

Participants in this mixed-mode course will create a plan to infuse service learning into a current course by linking course outcomes to meaningful service in the community. Participants will explore service learning opportunities and create assessment plans to measure student learning.

How It Works

This is a mixed-mode course which will involve two face-to-face workshops in addition to online activities.

Workshop 1

A three hour session will introduce the fundamentals of service learning and the framework for incorporating service learning into the classroom. Participants will develop the initial plan for their service learning project.

Workshop 2

A two hour session will focus on reflection and assessment of the service learning project. There will be time to share projects for peer feedback. Participants will develop the initial plan for reflection and assessment.

Online Activities

Participants will complete the plan for their service learning project, reflection and assessment and post it in the online Blackboard course for peer feedback and discussion.

What is Service Learning Recognition?

Faculty who integrate Service Learning into their courses can have the course designated as a "Service Learning Integrated Course." Students who take this course can then earn credit toward the Service Learning Recognition.

For questions about the program or to learn more, please contact Shara Lee at slee84@valenciacollege.edu or call 321-682-4723.

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LCTS3219 Sustainability Across Curriculum 20 PD Hours

In this course, participants will examine sustainability concepts, explore available resources, and develop a plan to infuse sustainability and ethical responsibility into a current course. Participants will learn a variety of strategies and techniques they can use to make sustainability concepts relevant to students' lives and academic work. Through collaborative learning, including face-to-face and online group work, participants will prepare assessment plans to measure student learning for the sustainability focused module or unit.

This course received national recognition by the American Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

How It Works

This is a mixed-mode course with a face-to-face orientation and a wrap-up session. Participants will develop a formal plan to infuse sustainability concepts into at least one unit of a course they currently teach.

What is Sustainability?

Sustainability is a search for ecological stability and human progress that can last over the long term.

For questions about the program or to learn more, please contact Shara Lee at slee84@valenciacollege.edu or call 321-682-4723.


Global Competence

INDV3351: Internationalizing the Curriculum 20 PD Hours

This 20-hour hybrid course is designed to provide faculty members with the knowledge and resources to internationalize their courses through the development of a course internationalization toolkit. Using an add-on, infusion, or transformational approach to internationalization, participants will work alone or in small groups to develop the student learning outcomes, course content, materials, activities and assignments, and assessments for a specific course. Faculty are strongly encouraged to attend the course with at least one other person from their discipline in order to develop the toolkit together.