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Johns Hopkins University Teaching Institute (In Person)

May 31, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT

The Johns Hopkins Teaching Institute is a multi-day teaching institute designed to help doctoral students and post-docs become successful and confident classroom teachers. Participants will explore the benefits of active learning, ongoing assessment, and fostering inclusive classrooms.  Participants will examine a variety of teaching practices and principles and will also participate in peer-evaluated micro-teaching exercises or choose to present a lesson plan that they develop as part of the teaching institute. By the end of the institute, participants will:

  • Explore and test multiple teaching methods that engage and assess diverse students;
  • Develop skills and strategies to continue growing as reflective instructors who employ evidence-informed teaching methods;
  • ​​​​​​​Identify strategies that improve student learning outcomes for all students;
  • Work in small groups to share ideas, build new skills, and cultivate partnerships in teaching and learning;
  • Create a peer-reviewed lesson plan;
  • Present their lesson plan or facilitate a micro-teaching exercise to their peer group.


This in-person institute meets daily from Wednesday, May 31 through Friday, June 2. Daily sessions run from 9AM to 3PM, with scheduled breaks. Participants can see a detailed schedule upon registration.


Participants are expected to continue working on their lesson plan and micro-teaching activity outside of daily sessions.

Registration & Enrollment

**Registration is at capacity as of Monday, May 15**

This institute has a cap of 10 CIRTL participants. Registration opens on Monday, May 15, and closes once capacity is reached. Registration will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis and registrants from CIRTL member institutions or alumni of CIRTL member institutions will receive priority. Once registration closes, all registrants will be notified of their enrollment status.


If you have a disability, please let us know your learning needs. Contact Kate Diamond (, CIRTL’s cross-Network programming coordinator, to let us know how we can help you have a successful experience.

Learning Outcomes

All CIRTL Network programming is designed to help participants achieve familiarity with our Core Ideas. This workshop is designed around the following learning outcomes.

Associate: Evidence-Based Teaching

  • Describe and recognize the value of realistic well-defined, achievable, measurable and student-centered learning goals.
  • Describe several assessment techniques and recognize their alignment with particular types of learning goals.
  • Describe several known high-impact, evidence-based effective instructional practices and materials and recognize their alignment with particular types of learning goals.

Associate: Learning-through-Diversity

  • Describe and recognize the value of drawing on diversity in the development of teaching plans (including content, teaching practices and assessments) to foster learning.
  • Describe how an instructor’s beliefs and biases can influence student learning.
  • Describe several learning-through-diversity (LtD) techniques and strategies.
  • Describe the impact of diversity on student learning, in particular how diversity can enhance learning, and how inequities can negatively impact learning if not addressed.
  • Describe the scope of diversity in learning environments, of both students and instructor.

Associate: Teaching as Research-TAR

  • Define and recognize the value of the Teaching-as-Research process, and how it can be used for ongoing enhancement of learning.
  • Describe a “full-inquiry” cycle.
  • Describe how the integration of Evidence-Based Teaching, Learning Communities and Learning-through-Diversity within Teaching-as-Research can be integrated to implement and advance effective teaching practices for diverse learners.
  • Describe how to access the literature and existing knowledge about teaching and learning issues, in a discipline or more broadly.


May 31, 2023
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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