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 Information and Q/A Sessions - Spring 2024

When: 1st Mondays, February - May 2024
Time: Noon- 1 PM ET
Location: online via Zoom
Drop-in/No registration required

All sessions presented by Kelly Clark, Director of the JHU Teaching Academy

Session Schedule

February 5th, 12-1 PM ET
March 4th, 12-1 PM ET
April 1st, 12-1 PM ET
May 6th, 12-1 PM ET

Click here to join the info session:  Zoom Link

Workshop: Active Learning for Online and In-person Instruction, April 16, 2:30 - 4 pm, Hybrid

Learn how to implement active learning techniques for in-person and online delivery and pivot between the two modalities.

Join the Teaching Academy at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Center in Washington DC for a workshop on active learning techniques for in-person and online, asynchronous delivery. The workshop will be offered in-person at the new Bloomberg Center in DC and via Zoom. 

Learn how to implement active learning techniques for in-person and online delivery and pivot between the two modalities. 

  • Where: JHU Bloomberg Center, Room 659, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, 20001 and Zoom  
  • When: Tuesday, April 16, 2:30 - 4 pm
  • Registration: Register here.

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 2024

When: Wednesdays, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET
Location: Brody Learning Commons 4040 
Registration: Priority is given to KSAS graduate students and post-docs, but if you're from another division and interested, please contact Allon ( If your plans change after you register, please also contact Allon ( so your spot can go to someone else.


Workshop Schedule

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

This semester’s workshops will be a series focused on one topic: “Grading and Anti-Grading.” Many instructors are dissatisfied with or even dread grading. Yet most instructors—and most institutions—also deem grading an essential or even untouchable part of teaching. Why? What are the purposes of grades? Why do we rely on them? What might we do to make them work better? If we abandoned them, what might we do instead? We’ll work on these questions, among others.

The five workshops are designed as a sequence. Each session will build upon previous ones, so the more of them you can attend the more we think you’ll get out of each. However, attending all is certainly not required. You’re very welcome to attend 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.

Do we need grades? | Wednesday, January 31st, 2024
12:00-1:00 PM ET | Brody Learning Commons 4040

Do grades work? | Wednesday, February 7th, 2024
12:00-1:00 PM ET | Brody Learning Commons 4040

Reform, pt. 1: Math and Standards | Wednesday, February 21st, 2024
12:00-1:00 PM ET | Brody Learning Commons 4040

Reform, pt. 2: Choices | Wednesday, March 6th, 2024
12:00-1:00 PM ET | Brody Learning Commons 4040

Abolition: What could we do instead? | Wednesday, March 27th, 2024
12:00-1:00 PM ET | Brody Learning Commons 4040

Register here for this session

If your plans change after you register, please make sure to cancel your registration online or contact Allon ( before the session. This helps us plan and ensures that your spot can go to someone else who’s interested. 

Please also feel free to contact Allon anytime if you're unable to attend but are interested in the topic.

(Note: Participants in the Teaching Academy Certificate of Completion program may count these workshops towards their Phase I requirement.)

Teaching Academy Speaker Series

Join your Teaching Academy Fellows for the opportunity to discuss teaching topics and professional development 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.

Spring 2024

When: dates/times below; new dates are added throughout the year
Location: some in-person (with Pizza!) and some online; see details below
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.

Upcoming Workshops
Location: Homewood Campus, Milton S. Eisehower Library, Center for Teaching Excellence and Innovation, click here to find us! Some also on Zoom!
        Trauma-informed Pedagogy
Friday, April 5th, 12 - 1 PM ET
Center for Teaching Excellence and Innovation, click here for directions.

Our students lives have been disrupted by major events on a global and personal scale. Trauma-informed pedagogy asks us to keep in mind these experiences as we shape our teaching to create the conditions for success, both in person and in virtual classes. In this interactive workshop we will discuss the basic principles of trauma-informed classroom instruction and provide grounding and settling practices for instances when students may have a trauma response during class or office hours.

Facilitated by Dr. Aimee Hollander, director of the Curriculum Fellows Program at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Aimee Hollander earned her PhD in Microbiology and Immunology at VCU and completed her Post Doc at the US Food and Drug Administration before starting her career in higher education. Over the past 12 years she has taught at both predominantly undergraduate institutions and graduate education programs in basic science and science education. She started a center for teaching excellence and has focused her efforts on improving STEM education through faculty development and post doctoral training.  

Register here for the session.

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 visit for more information and to view upcoming offerings.

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