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Events & Workshops
This is a page dedicated to CTL and other school-sponsored happenings specific to teaching and learning. For other Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health events, including those beyond the scope of teaching and learning, please see the Bloomberg School's Events calendar. The BSPH Academic Calendar may also be of interest.
Upcoming CTL Events and Workshops
Click the event title to see workshop descriptions plus additional event information. Although time and location information is provided for each entry, please click "Register" to RSVP when the option is available alongside the description.
Teaching Toolkit Workshops
Teaching Toolkit Workshops are specifically designed for JHSPH faculty and teaching assistants. These workshops occur throughout the academic year and feature numerous topics including best pedagogical practices for teaching graduate-level students plus training in various educational technologies.
CoursePlus Refresher Training
Sometime around the start of the academic term, CTL offers an hour-long CoursePlus Refresher Training. The session is geared especially toward Teaching Assistants, though all are welcome. The goal of the (in-person) workshop is to provide an overview of some of the tools in CoursePlus, focusing on those TAs ask about most frequently. Up-to-date information on upcoming dates, times, and locations for this Toolkit session is available on the events calendar (above).
A lot is covered in the hour, so a basic familiarity with the administrative view of CoursePlus (including navigating in Faculty Tools) is highly recommended before attending the session. If someone is looking for a personal, first-time tour of the JHSPH course management system, we recommend they enroll in the TA training course or make an appointment with one of the IDs.
While we encourage synchronous attendance -- where you have the opportunity to have your personal questions addressed, we also have some on-demand videos of past training.
CTL regularly offers LiveTalk training for faculty and TAs new to the tool. Invitations are sent out approximately one month prior to the start of the academic term, and sessions are usually held the week before the term starts. The training is also beneficial for any faculty hosting a Zoom session in their class, apart from a LiveTalk, for instance, in a blended or hybrid course, or for a pivoted virtual class session in the event of campus closure. Learn more about LiveTalks here.
Upcoming sessions are listed on the events calendar, above, but can also be found on our LiveTalk Scheduling page.
Teaching Assistantship Training
CTL facilitates Teaching Assistantship Training, a self-paced course with rolling admission. It introduces some of the key skills and knowledge needed to be an effective teaching assistant. The course consists of online learning modules and required attendance of, at minimum, two CTL Toolkit on-campus workshops over a semester. While students complete activities at their own convenience, members of the instructional design team are always available to answer questions as facilitators. Learn more about CTL's TA Training, including the scheduled dates for the course, on the Teaching Assistantship Training Course page.
Please note: The available recordings of past Toolkit Workshops and other events are now available on our On-Demand Workshop Videos page.