Training

Current listing:

Pizza & Pedagogy

Join your Teaching Academy Fellows for 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. 

Pizza & Pedagogy Series 2020-2021
When: dates/times below
Location: Online (sorry - no pizza!); Register for Zoom link
Registration: Graduate and doctoral students and Post-doctoral Fellows at Johns Hopkins University can register by clicking the links below; Registration required to receive access.

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. Participants expecting to earn Phase I credit are expected to actively participate for the duration of the workshop.

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.

KSAS Graduate Teaching Seminar Series
When: dates/times below
Location: currently meeting online; please register for Zoom link

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Open to KSAS graduate students


Please note that though our sessions will be conducted online, this doesn’t mean that all or even most of our discussions will focus on online teaching.  In fact, we want to encourage participants to continue thinking about and working on plans for future in-person teaching experience

 

Spring 2021 Dates/Topics

All sessions take place from 3pm-4pm eastern, online.

  • Wednesday, February 24th: Making Small Groups Work
    What should we have students do in groups? What kinds of questions can we ask, what kinds of tasks can we assign—what makes a group activity successful? This session will help you get more comfortable planning and implementing the substance and logistics of small-group work.

     
  • Wednesday, March 10th: Learning from Student Feedback
    How should we turn student feedback—in course evaluations, informal surveys, or office hours conversations—into improvements in our teaching? How can we communicate our responses to that feedback to the students? This session will be an informal and open-ended conversation, an opportunity to share feedback we’ve received and brainstorm ways to act upon it.

    Note: Please bring some examples of student feedback that you’ve gathered in the past. These can be written responses to evaluations or surveys that students have completed (from a current or former course), or just a list you’ve made based on student responses. If you’d like examples of surveys or you can use, see here.
     
  • Thursday, March 18th: How to Teach Writing When You’re Not a Writing Teacher
    How can we teach writing when we have so much material to cover, or when we’re TAs with little control over the agenda for the course? How can we turn our content into opportunities for students to practice their writing? Come to this session to examine some small-scale strategies you can implement quickly in your courses.
     
  • Thursday, April 15th: The End of Class
    How should we use the last few minutes of class time? How can we help students wrap up their thinking, draw conclusions about what they learned, or look ahead to what’s coming next? We’ll discuss how you might answer these questions in your own teaching contexts—with particular focus on discussion-based courses.
     

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. Participants expecting to earn Phase I credit are expected to actively participate for the duration of the workshop.

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 2021
When: Wednesdays, April 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th from 6-8 PM ET
Location: Online
Registration: PhD and Post-doctoral Fellows at Johns Hopkins University can register by clicking the links below; Registration required to receive access to Zoom session.


  • 4/7 from 6-8PM: Meanings of Culture and Race
  • 4/14 from 6-8PM: Mindsets & Attribution: Student Learning strategies
  • 4/21 from 6-8PM: Facing Whiteness: White Supremacy as bonded social capital
  • 4/28 from 6-8PM: Theory into Practice: What does a CRTL classroom look like?

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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.