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 - Fall 2022

When: Second Tuesday's, September - November 2022
Location: online via Zoom

All sessions presented by Kelly Clark, Associate Director, Teaching Academy, Johns Hopkins University.

Session Schedule

September 13th, 12-1 PM ET
October 11th, 12-1 PM ET
November 8th, 12-1 PM ET

Click here to join the info session:  Zoom Link

The Academic Job Search Series

This is a multi-workshop series to guide Johns Hopkins graduate students and postdocs through the academic job search for teaching intensive professions. This series is presented by the Johns Hopkins University's Teaching Academy and led by special guest facilitator Dr. Brian Rybarczyk, Associate Dean, Professional Development and Funding, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill.

Academic Job Search Series - Fall 2022

When: Thursday and Friday, November 3rd & 4th
1 PM -3 PM ET
Location: online (register for Zoom link)


Please register separately for each date/workshop you plan to attend

Workshop Schedule

All sessions presented by Dr. Brian Rybarczyk, Assistant Dean, Academic and Professional Development and co-Director, SPIRE Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at The Graduate School at University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill.

Thursday, November 3, 1:00 - 3:00 PM ET

Overview of The Academic Job Search for Teaching Intensive Positions & Crafting your CV and Cover Letter

Friday, November 4, 1:00 - 3:00 PM ET

Writing Effective Teaching , Research & Diversity Statements

Note: for participants only -- a few opportunities for individual consultations the following week (Nov 7th & 9th) will be available to meet 1v1 with Dr. Rybarczyk to review your statements and/or ask questions pertaining to your career prospecting. Sign-up opportunities will be made available at the end of each session.

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 grad students and post-docs. Please register separately at links below. Attendance at all workshops in a series is encouraged, but not required.

Workshop Schedule

  • Supporting Students with Evidence-based Learning Strategies for Effective Studying (The S.A.L.A.M.I Method) | Tuesday, October 25th and Thursday, October 27th, 2022*
    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

    *This workshop will take place over two sessions: part I and part II. Attendance is encouraged at both sessions, but is not required. Please register for the dates you plan to attend.

  • 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

Eyes on Teaching

Intended for those with little or no formal pedagogical training, these workshops are designed to prepare instructors to teach effectively at the university level.

Workshops are open to all graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, lecturers,  faulty and staff with an interest in teaching. 

Eyes on Teaching Series - Fall 2022

When: Thursdays, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET
Location: Online via Zoom (link is set upon registration)

Please register separately for each date/workshop. You do not have to attend all. 


Workshop Schedule

Download the Brochure

All sessions presented via Zoom by Dr. Richard Shingles, Lecturer, Biology, Johns Hopkins University.

Preparing a Course Syllabus | Thursday, September 22
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET

All courses benefit from a well-written syllabus. It provides a means by which instructors can distribute course procedures and policies and students can avoid any misunderstandings about due dates, assignments and grading criteria. This workshop covers the essential elements of a good syllabus, including course and institutional policies.

Preparing for the First Day of Class | Thursday, September 29
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET

The first day of class sets the tone for the entire semester. Come and see how you can get your class off to a good start while addressing the three important tasks of the first day: administrative matters, creating a friendly classroom environment, and setting course expectations and standards.

Lecture Strategies | Thursday, October 6
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET

Find out how to prepare a lecture course. Get tips on how to structure a lecture. Learn how to personalize a large lecture course. Discover alternatives to lecturing that encourage student participation.

Enhancing Student Motivation and Learning | Thursday, October 13
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET

Learn how to help students develop effective learning skills. Hear about different learning styles and preferences and how to capitalize on these in your course. Find out about methods to motivate students in your course.

Active Learning in Practice | Thursday, October 27
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET

Come and experience live Active Learning Exercises (ALEs). Learn about tips and tools used in ALEs and how to manage an active learning classroom.

Testing and Grading | Thursday, November 3
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET

Learn how to construct valid testing instruments for your students. See how Bloom’s taxonomy can inform your tests. Find out how to allay student anxieties about tests and minimize complaints about grading.

Instructional Media and Technology | Thursday, November 10
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET

Technology use in the classroom should never be a distraction to the pedagogical methods used in a class. However, many classroom technologies can enhance student learning. Learn about classroom technologies that are currently used at JHU and hear about future technologies that may be coming soon to a classroom near you.

Evaluation to Improve Instruction | Thursday, November 17
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET

Current end of course evaluations provide summative information too late to impact your current class. Learn how to incorporate early feedback activities into your class to help improve student understanding of course material. Consider methods to assess your own teaching in the classroom.


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 - Fall 2022

When: Wednesdays, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET
Location: Brody Learning Commons 4040 
Registration: Open to KSAS graduate students. Please register separately for each date/workshop. 

Workshop Schedule

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

  • The First Day (without Icebreakers) | Wednesday, August 17th, 2022
    12:00-1:00 PM ET | Online via Zoom 

What should we try to accomplish on the first day of a course? In this session we’ll discuss ways to get students excited about your course content, comfortable with the kind of work they’ll do, and familiar with your expectations, while avoiding the conventional icebreakers or syllabus reading.

  • The End of Class | Wednesday, September 21st, 2022
    12:00-1:00 PM ET | Brody Learning Commons 4040

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 a particular focus on discussion-based courses.  

  • Rubrics: Should we use them, and how? | Wednesday, October 12th, 2022
    12:00-1:00 PM ET | Brody Learning Commons 4040

In this workshop we’ll explore the benefits and drawbacks of using rubrics to evaluate and provide feedback on students’ work. We’ll look at different models of rubrics and try to figure out which formats and language can best help you given your discipline and goals.

  • Exams: Best and Worst | Wednesday, November 9th, 2022
    12:00-1:00 PM ET | Brody Learning Commons 4040 

What does a good exam question look like, and how can we make the bad ones better? We’ll work on improving some common written exam question formats. Then we’ll take a step back to consider ways we might want to revise the typical structure of exams altogether.



Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Training

The Teaching Academy, in collaboration with the Offices of Diversity and Inclusion (KSAS/WSE), are pleased to offer again this September the highly valued, J.E.D.I Training Series!

“The opposite of racist isn’t ‘not racist.’ It is ‘anti-racist.’ ... One either allows racial inequities to persevere, as a racist, or confronts racial inequities, as an anti-racist. There is no in-between safe space of ‘not racist’.” — Ibram X. Kendi 

In preparation for current and future teaching roles, this workshop series recognizes the importance of diversity and inclusion in teaching effectiveness. To have an equitable teaching environment for all students, instructors must commit to being anti-racist educators and actively combat power and privilege (e.g., racism, sexism, classism, etc.) in their classrooms. This workshop series encourages JHU Teaching Assistants and instructors to examine their intersectional identities, biases, assumptions, values, and expectations of students and center students of color and other marginalized groups in course design, pedagogy, and course content. Participants will develop concrete strategies on how to develop an inclusive teaching environment and how to function as an advocate in both subject matter and teaching methods. Participants will also have the opportunity to develop and receive feedback on their Diversity Statement - a document that is now more commonly requested as part of job applications, especially in higher education.


Workshop Schedule

J.E.D.I. Training (Justice, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion) - Fall 2022

An Introduction to Anti-oppressive Teaching

Dates: 9/20, 9/22, 9/27, and 9/29 | Location: Online

Times: Morning Sessions – 10:00 – 11:30 AM EST; Afternoon Sessions – 1:00 – 2:30 PM EST

Facilitators: Ashley Cureton, Megumi Hine, and Lester Kern

Those who attend all 8 sessions (AM & PM sessions on each date) will receive a certificate of completion.

  • Tues 9/20: Discussing Identity, Power, and Privilege
  • Thu 9/22: Understanding the Impact of Oppression in the U.S.
  • Tue 9/27: Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment
  • Thu 9/29: Becoming a JEDI Accomplice

The Zoom link will be the same for all sessions. Please complete registration and mark your calendar for the session dates/times (please attend as many as possible.) The morning and afternoon sessions will cover different aspects of each topic and participants should plan to attend both session times.


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.