Current training opportunities for graduate/doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows of Johns Hopkins University can be found below.

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), additional series offered by the Teaching Academy, 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

Current listing:

Teaching Academy Information Sessions

If you are a graduate student or post-doctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University and are interested in learning more about the benefits of engaging in Teaching Academy training (including how to earn a Certificate of Completion), we encourage you to attend one of the upcoming information sessions listed below. The first ~30 minutes will be a presentation that provides an overview of the training and services available and the last ~30 minutes will be an open Q&A Session.  Feel free to drop in to all or a portion of the session.  Current Teaching Academy participants are welcome and should feel free to join the Q&A session to have any of your questions or concerns addressed.  

No registration is required. 

Teaching Academy Info. Sessions - Spring 2023

When: Various Fridays, February - May 2023
Time: Noon- 1 PM ET
Location: online via Zoom

All sessions presented by Caroline Egan, Ph.D. Project Manager, Teaching Academy, Johns Hopkins University.

Session Schedule

February 3rd, 12-1 PM ET
March 3rd, 12-1 PM ET

April 21st, 12-1 PM ET
May 12th, 12-1 PM ET

Click here to join the info session:  Zoom Link

Preparation for University Teaching (Credit Course, Spring Semester)

Join Professor Richard Shingles for "Preparation for University Teaching"! Interested participants must enroll in this course through SIS and participate in all sessions. Completion qualifies for completion of Phase II of the Teaching Academy's Certifcate of Completion.

Term: Spring 2023

Class #: AS.360.781 (01)

Instructor: R. Shingles

Credits: 1.5

Full-time A&S Graduate Students only. This course will prepare graduate students to teach at the university level. Topics covered include large and small class teaching, characteristics of student learning, syllabus construction, grading students, and developing a teaching portfolio. Co-listed with EN.500.781

01-23-2023 to 04-28-2023 | Th 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM | Homewood Campus, Krieger 302 | Lecture

Course Restriction(s): Available to the following students:
Grad students

Pedagogy Speaker Series

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. 

Pedagogy Speaker Series 2022-2023

When: dates/times below; new dates will be added throughout the year
Location: see details
Registration: Open to all JHU affliates - grad students, post-docs, faculty, and staff. Please register separately at links below. Attendance at all workshops in a particular series is encouraged, but not required.

Workshop Schedule

  • Classroom Management | Thursday, January  26th, 2023 
    12:00-1:30 PM ET | Online via Zoom 
    Presented by James M. Culhane, Ph.D. Professor and Assistant Dean for Student Academic Success Programs, NTA Certified Academic Coach, Notre Dame of Maryland University, School of Pharmacy

  • Blended Learning | Tuesday, April 11th
    3:00 PM  - 4:30 PM ET | Hybrid: Homewood - Brody Learning Commons 2030/40 and via Zoom
    Facilitated by Daria Mizza, PhD. She is the Blended Learning Consultant with the Center for Teaching Excellence and Innovation.

    Blended Learning combines face-to-face and online instruction, is becoming increasingly popular. By recognizing both the opportunities and challenges of this modality, this workshop provides the rationale and the initial strategies to guide the transition from fully face-to-face or fully online courses to blended instruction. In this workshop, we will cover what blended learning is, and is not, and we will look at the pros and cons of different blended learning course structures. There are many variations of blended delivery, from coupling in-person instruction with online asynchronous content delivery to delivering all content online, both synchronously and asynchronously.

  • PIZZA IS BACK! Basics of Backward Design| Monday, April 17th and Tuesday, April 18th (Save-the-dates! Registration to open soon.)
    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM ET|East Baltimore Campus, Preclincal Teaching Building rm #113
    Facilitated by Kelly Clark, MS, Associate Director of the Teaching Academy

    In this two part workshop we will cover the basics of utilizing backward design as a helpful framework for curriculum planning.  Together, we will consider Bloom's Taxonomy and other learning frameworks, and then work through the elements of the backward design process by applying the concepts to your own sample lesson plan. 

KSAS Graduate Teaching Seminar

The KSAS Graduate Teaching Seminar is a workshop and 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 students and post-docs from all Krieger School departments to attend any sessions that may be helpful for their teaching practice and professional development.

KSAS Graduate Teaching Seminar Series - Spring 2023

This semester’s workshops will be an ongoing series focused on a single (but big!) topic: “Discussion.” What do successful discussions look like? How can we best plan and facilitate them? What’s the point of doing them at all? We’ll work on those questions, among others.

When: Wednesdays, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET
Location: Brody Learning Commons 4040 - Note: if you'd like to participate but can't attend in person, please email to discuss accommodating you on Zoom.
Registration: Open to KSAS graduate students. Please register separately for each date/workshop. Given limited capacity, please make sure to cancel your registration online or let Allon know in advance if your plans change.

Workshop Schedule

The five workshops are designed as a sequence. Each session will build upon the previous ones, so the more you can attend the more we think you’ll get out of each. But while we encourage you to attend them all, it’s certainly not required. You’re welcome to register for whichever sessions best fit your schedule or most interest you. If you’d like to participate in the full series but have a conflict with a particular session, please contact Allon and he’ll be happy to help you get caught up.

All sessions presented by Allon Brann, Teacher Support Specialist, Teaching Academy and Center for Teaching Excellence & Innovation, Johns Hopkins University.

  • Introduction: Why should we have discussions? | Wednesday, February 15th, 2023
    12:00-1:00 PM ET | Brody Learning Commons 4040

  • Planning: Which (big) questions should we ask? | Wednesday, February 22nd, 2023
    12:00-1:00 PM ET | Brody Learning Commons 4040

  • Directions: How can we halp students prepare? | Wednesday, March 15th, 2023
    12:00-1:00 PM ET | Brody Learning Commons 4040
  • Management: How do we get everyone participating? | Wednesday, March 29th, 2023
    12:00-1:00 PM ET | Brody Learning Commons 4040 
  • Beyond Discussion: What else could we do? | Wednesday, April 12th, 2023
    12:00-1:00 PM ET | Brody Learning Commons 4040



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 2023

When: Wednesdays, March 1st, 8th, 15th, and 29th
Time:  6-8 PM ET
Location: Online via Zoom
Registration: PhD and Post-doctoral Fellows at Johns Hopkins University can register by clicking the links below for the date they plan to attend; Registration required to receive access to Zoom session.


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

March 1: Meanings of Culture and Race: The use of intersubjective dialogue in critical discussions
This is module is considered foundational to our training. It explores the multiple meanings of culture, and defines and explores race as a social construct. This workshop will lead participants through several simple activities that illustrate the CRTL principle that educators must always reflect on how the meanings of our cultures influence our interactions with others, particularly students. It explores the origins of race in the United States, as well as how its social construction leads to bias within our institutions. It will use role-play to explore the power of intersubjective dialogue in the classroom.


March 8: Cognitive Dissonance and Using Transformative Learning
This module will help participants identify, understand and lessen resistance to equity-minded practices. When we discuss how and why race and culture impact equity in our institutions and create achievement differences, resistance may show up as belief in deficit mindedness, and denial and defense mechanisms. This training will illustrate how to help people navigate resistance and other defense mechanisms to reach a place of empathy and care by recognizing and "sitting with" feelings of dissonance. We will also discuss how transformational learning theory is a useful tool for promoting equity work.

March 15: Responding to Bias and Microagressions with the RAVEN Method 
What are microaggressions, and what is the best way to respond when we hear them? How do we create teachable, restorative moments from instances of harmful bias? This session reviews the RAVEN method, developed by Wood and Harris, as a tool to create inclusive classrooms. 

March 29: Theory into Practice: What does a CRTL classroom look like?
Culturally responsive teaching should result in students achieving academic success, cultural competence, and socio-political consciousness. This workshop provides a framework for faculty to reflect on four domains of their teaching practice—curriculum, teaching methods, relationships, and personal beliefs—to identify areas to infuse cultural pedagogy. Participants will preview interventions that support CRTL, such as high impact practices, transparency in learning and teaching, and syllabus review.

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 for more information.

Questions about CIRTL? Email Kelly Clark,, JHU's Co-Administrative Leader.