Professional Development and Certification

Certification to Teach Fully Online Courses

Register for Brookdale’s certification course, “Focus on Learning, Teaching and Practice”, delivered as a hybrid. Upon completion, you will have the skills and experience to design and teach a fully online course. This course runs for eight weeks February 4 – March 25 with three required face-to-face meetings.

February 4, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
February 11, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
March 25, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Please register for the certification course here

Read the latest edition of Focus on Learning and see the TLC workshops for Spring 2015.

 Web Site Development and Maintenance: Word Press

The College has adopted a new tool, Word Press, to replace the Site Builder toolkit for web site development and maintenance. Come to a TLC Word Press workshop to learn about how this tool can support your program and students. TLC staff members are also available to design and update your site upon your request.

Flipping the Classroom Webinar Series

The flipped classroom is a pedagogical model in which the typical lecture and homework elements of a course are reversed. Short video lectures are viewed by students at home before the class session, while in-class time is devoted to exercises, projects, or discussions (Educause 2012).  Participate in this webinar series from your own computer at home or on campus; you’ll need Internet access and speakers. Earn a certificate of completion and work with the TLC to implement the model in your own classroom.

Developing Content for Active Learning

The TLC uses many technological tools to create learning objects that promote active learning and active listening. This workshop will introduce some types of learning objects that the TLC can create, and how they might be used in online or web-enhanced courses,  such as Enhanced PowerPoint presentations; educational animations; software simulations; interactive manuals; and interactive exercises.

Best Practices for Quality Online Courses Workshop

Are you an experienced online instructor interested in measuring your course quality against national standards? The Quality Matters Rubric is a set of 8 general standards used to evaluate the design of online and blended courses.  Come to this workshop to get started in using the rubric to assess and enhance your course. The standards address Course Overview and Introduction; Learning Objectives (Competencies); Assessment and Measurement; Instructional Materials; Learner Interaction and Engagement; Course Technology; Learner Support; and Accessibility.


Attend this workshop to begin using Jing, which lets you capture basic video, animation, and still images, and share them on the web.


Attend this workshop to begin using Camtasia software, which can be used to create multimedia presentations with screen captures and audio.