Active Learning Intensive

Active Learning IntensiveThe ETS Active Learning Intensive helps faculty deepen learning and increase student motivation for all students in their classrooms by using active learning techniques proven successful at USF and elsewhere. During the Intensive, faculty will come together as a cohort to learn about active learning pedagogy, our active learning classrooms, and active learning classroom technology. Faculty will review research, hear from experts in the field, and importantly, participate in active learning activities supported by our active learning classrooms. Faculty will also make a start on planning for curriculum redevelopment to support active learning during the intensive, with two planned follow up event to ensure application of learning and facilitate peer feedback, and to foster a community of practice. The program will be conducted in-person on Main Campus.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the Intensive, participants will be able to:

  1. Analyze and implement various active learning activities to re-engage disengaged or passive learners.
  2. Integrate inclusive active learning activities in multiple modalities to meet your students’ various learning styles, cultural backgrounds and accessibility needs.
  3. Evaluate and demonstrate the benefits and limitations of using Generative AI (GenAI) tools like ChatGPT to enhance active learning experiences. 
  4. Create a plan to incorporate active learning strategies to support course learning objectives.

Program Format

The ETS Active Learning Intensive is a 3 day experience packed with activities, collaborations and planning. It will be offered during the week of July 29 - Aug 2, and each session will run from 10 am to 2 pm each day. More detail on exact dates will be communicated to participants.

Participants who complete all program requirements are eligible for a $750 stipend.

    Program requirements

    • Attend fully the three day intensive;
    • Develop a plan to incorporate active learning strategies in your Fall course and share this plan with colleagues at an August event;
    • Share your discoveries and next steps from your Fall course at the end of semester luncheon in December.


    Applications are being accepted for the 2024 ETS Active Learning Intensive (ALI). Apply to be part of the Summer 2024 Cohort.

    • Applications accepted through Friday, May 10.  
    • Applicants notified Friday, May 17, 2024.

    Click the link to apply Active Learning Intensive 2024 »

    For any questions or inquiries about the Active Learning Intensive email