Training

Current listing:

Pizza & Pedagogy

Join your Teaching Academy Fellows for pizza and the opportunity to discuss teaching topics with guest faculty! Intended for those with little or no formal pedagogical training, these workshops are designed to prepare instructors to teach effectively at the university level. Open to all graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.  Note: For certificate track participants, attending a total of any six workshops in combination [Pizza and Pedagogy, Eyes-on-Teaching, KSAS Graduate Teaching Seminar (KSAS only), Faculty Exchanges (2 max), Workshops offered by CIRTL or Summer Institutes] may count as your Phase I Certificate of Completion/CIRTL Associate level.  Additional training may also be considered to count towards program completion on a case by case basis, email teachingacademy@jhu.edu.

Pizza & Pedagogy Series 2019-2020
When: dates/times below
Location: Temporarily meeting remotely in response to COVID-19; Webinar link will be emailed to those registered at least 2 hours before start of workshop
Registration: PhD and Post-doctoral Fellows at Johns Hopkins University can register by clicking the links below; Registration required to receive access to webinar.


KSAS Graduate Teaching Seminar

The KSAS Graduate Teaching Seminar is a forum for graduate students and post-docs interested in discussing teaching strategies and collaborating to generate solutions to challenges in the classroom. We welcome graduate student teachers and post-doctoral fellows from all KSAS departments to attend any sessions that may be helpful for their teaching practice and professional development.

Note: For certificate track participants, attending a total of any six workshops in combination [Pizza and Pedagogy, Eyes-on-Teaching, KSAS Graduate Teaching Seminar (KSAS only), Faculty Exchanges (2 max), CIRTL Workshops or training offered by Summer Institutes] may count as your Phase I -CIRTL Associate level.  Additional training may also be considered on a case by case basis. 

KSAS Graduate Teaching Seminar Series (Spring 2020)
When: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Temporarily meeting remotely in response to COVID-19; See below for link to Zoom.
Registration: KSAS graduate students can register by clicking here.


  • April 16th: What makes a good syllabus? Basics and Beyond ***Moved to Zoom.
    Note: This session will be conducted remotely via Zoom.  Please click this link to join the meeting at 12pm.

    This workshop aims to help you get started on constructing your own syllabus. We’ll look at some different models to evaluate examples of fundamental elements like course description and learning objectives, and to identify some unique or non-traditional ways to present information to students.

Culturally Responsive Teaching Series

The Teaching Academy, in partnership with the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC), offers a special training opportunity: The Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT) Workshop Series.

The CRT Program trains faculty and others by engaging them in self-reflective processes that allow them to convey to others—students, for example—the need for self-reflection, for self-awareness, for mindful engagement in life’s ever-changing cultural contexts. The CRT Program at CCBC emphasizes that because we human beings are the most social of animals, wherever human beings are, culture is always present. Our perceptions, interpretations, beliefs, and even our knowledge are culturally framed by our experiences in unique social networks of meaning making. Because perceptions of race are learned within bonded social-cultural networks, “race” too is always present and should be examined cooperatively and respectfully through dialogue.

Culturally Responsive Teaching Series  - Spring 2020
When: Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00 PM
Location: Temporarily meeting remotely in response to COVID-19; Webinar link will be emailed to those registered at least 2 hours before start of workshop
Registration: PhD and Post-doctoral Fellows at Johns Hopkins University can register by clicking the links below; Registration required to receive access to webinar.


Please note that attending all four workshops in this series may count as your Phase I of the Teaching Academy's Certificate of Completion. 

CIRTL Online Workshops and Courses

The CIRTL mission is to enhance excellence in undergraduate education through the development of a national faculty committed to implementing and advancing effective teaching practices for diverse learners as part of successful and varied professional careers. The Johns Hopkins University is an active member of this national network comprised of resesearch universities across the nation and Canada that are committed to improving higher education by preparing the faculty of the future. 

All workshops and courses are free to any JHU affliate.  You do not need to be part of the Teaching Academy community to take part in any of the training offered.  For those interested in earning the certificate of completion, CIRTL workshops my count towards your Phase I activity requirement and a CIRTL course may count as your Phase II activity requirement. 

Please see our news feed on the right-hand column of this page for upcoming CIRTL offerings or visit www.cirtl.net for more information.

Questions about CIRTL? Email Kelly Clark, kelly.clark@jhu.edu, JHU's Co-Administrative Leader.