About the Program
This program is intended for educators at all levels of training and experience in all biomedical, public health, and nursing fields who are invested in developing their skills as teachers. No prior course work is required.
The Johns Hopkins Faculty Development Longitudinal Program in Teaching Skills develops master educators to serve as role models and leaders in medical education.
To continually advance the field of medicine, we need transformational educators to guide and develop the next generation. Teaching excellence can be taught and practiced; however, most faculty in healthcare have not had formal opportunities for training in teaching skills. The Johns Hopkins Faculty Development Longitudinal Program in Teaching Skills provides a framework and a diverse learning community for reflecting on teaching practices and developing personally and professionally as educators.
Learning principles and core values
- Experiential focus
- Collaborative learning and shared perspective-taking
- Reflective practice
- Self-directed learning
- Active learning strategies
- Teacher and trainee wellness
Meaningful learning activities
- Small group sessions
- Skills practice
- Participant led sessions
- Peer observation of teaching with feedback and coaching
- Simulation exercises and role-play
- Sharing of teaching challenges and strengths
- Formalized brainstorming
We offer 2 intensive longitudinal courses. A 24 session in person program and a 10 session virtual program. Both courses provide the opportunity to reflect on teaching, practice skills, and learn instructional strategies in a supportive and collaborative learning environment.
TS 24 session in person course
- This course runs for a total of 24 weeks split into 2 sections: TS 1 and TS 2.
- TS 1 meets every Thursday morning (8:30-12) from the 2nd week in September through the 3rd week in December.
- TS 2 meets every Thursday morning (8:30-12) from the 2nd week in February through the 2nd week in April.
- Participants work in large and small group settings with the majority of time spent in small group collaborative learning communities.
- This course typically has 12-16 participants.
TS 10 session virtual course
- Virtual TS course schedule varies throughout the year (please email for more information)
- Meets for 2 hours weekly, for a total of 10 sessions
- Participants work in small group collaborative learning communities of no more than 7
For both the 24 and 10 session courses, content and instructional methods are evidence-based and grounded in learning theory. Participants apply content and skills to their own teaching challenges and opportunities. Minimal work outside of sessions is required.
CME is available for both courses.
For more information and registration fees, please Email Us.
- Using foundational facilitation strategies for teaching and learning.
- Promoting effective and inclusive learning environments.
- Providing concise, interactive and actionable feedback.
- Fostering collaborative small group learning.
- Developing expertise in clinical teaching and role modeling.
- Motivating and empowering learners.