2013 Faculty Teaching Workshop

The JHSPH Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and the Office of Graduate Education were pleased to present the annual Faculty Teaching Workshop.  This year's topic was: 
Engaging Students in Active Learning: The Flipped Classroom and Other Strategies
Date: March 18, 2013, 8:15 - 12:00
Below you will find links to slides, recordings, and web sites pertinent to the agenda from this workshop.

Workshop Objectives

At the end of this workshop - participants will be able to:
  • Articulate the purpose and value of incorporating active learning and flipping a class/session
  • Evaluate the usefulness of flipping
  • Compare several methods for active learning techniques
  • Implement active learning and/or classroom flipping techniques in your class

Workshop Recordings

Workshop Resources

Workshop Agenda

Location in Adobe Connect Recording:
0:00 - 3:00
Welcome and Workshop Overview
Dr. Jim Yager, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, JHSPH
3:00 - 14:32

The Active Learning Landscape
Dr. Stephen Gange, Professor of Epidemiology
14:32 - 1:31:08
Make Learning Un-Google-able: 21st Century Pedagogies that Will Transform Education Dr. Marcio Oliveira, Asst. Dean for Educational Innovation, UMD School of Public Health 
1:31:08 - 2:00:28
Featured Speaker
Promoting Active Learning in a Large "Lecture" Class; Experience from a First Try
Dr. Scott Zeger, Vice Provost for Research, JHU
2:00:30 - 3:03:37
Panelist Presentations and Discussion
Faculty Panel: Active Learning and Flipped Classrooms at JHSPH
  • Dr. Elizabeth Golub, Epidemiology
  • Dr. Keri Althoff, Epidemiology
  • Beth Resnick, Public Health Practice
  • Dr. Nan Astone, Population, Family, and Reproductive Health
Moderator: Clark Shah-Nelson, Senior Instructional Designer, CTL

3:03:37 - 3:08:45
Closing Remarks
Dr. Sukon Kanchanaraksa, Director - CTL

Speaker Biographies

Keynote Speaker: Marcio Oliveira

Dr. Marcio Oliveira is the first Assistant Dean for Educational Innovation of the School of Public Health at the University of Maryland College Park. In this capacity, Dr. Oliveira works closely with the campus' Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE), the Office of Information Technology (OIT), and the faculty and staff of the School of Public Health to provide leadership and support the school’s educational mission. Dr. Oliveira is involved in several campus committees and funded initiatives related to the use of technology to enhance learning strategies. His leadership in the use of technology for teaching and learning has led him into acting as an advocate and mentor for several of his campus colleagues. Dr. Oliveira’s students learn through a combination of face-to-face and online interactions that utilize multimedia data, social technologies, simulations, and visualization for individual and collaborative learning and for team projects. He is also a Research Assistant Professor at the Department of Kinesiology and his research focuses on the developmental process of neuromechanical variables throughout the lifespan. More on Dr. Oliveira

Featured Speaker: Scott Zeger


Dr. Scott L. Zeger is Professor of Biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health since 1991 and the University’s Vice Provost for Research since 2007. He served as Interim Provost in 2009 and Chair of Biostatistics from 1996 to 2007. Dr. Zeger’s most recent responsibility is as the Director of the Johns Hopkins Individualized Health Initiative (Hopkins inHealth), an initiative in which the Schools, Applied Physics Laboratory, and Health System are combining their assets in a unique collaboration to lead a sea-change in health research, education and practice to demonstrate how to make world-class, affordable health a 21st- century American reality.
Professor Zeger has been elected Member of the National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the American Statistical Association. He has served as expert witness to the U.S. Department of Justice and several states in their civil suits against the tobacco industry and as a member of the Board of Scientific Advisors for the Merck Research Laboratory.
Professor Zeger is author or co-author of 3 books and more than 180 scientific articles and book chapters. Science Watch identified Dr. Zeger as one the top 10 most cited mathematical scientists
In 2006, 2002 and 1988, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School Student Assembly awarded Dr. Zeger with the Golden Apple for excellence in teaching.

Panelists and Contributors

Beth Resnick

Beth A. Resnick, MPH teaches the public health practice course and the MSPH health policy seminar.  Her teaching focuses on the application of public health knowledge and skills to real world public health practice settings, as well as individual career growth and development.  Beth is an Associate Scientist at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management. She is the Director of the Office of Public Health Practice and Training and the MSPH Program in Health Policy. Prior to her appointment at Johns Hopkins, Beth Resnick was Director of Environmental Health at the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO).

Elizabeth Golub      

Dr. Golub is Associate Scientist in the Department of Epidemiology.  Since 2007 she has been co-Instructor for Observational Epidemiology, which is offered both on-site (2nd term) and online (3rd term), as well as during the Graduate Summer Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.  She is an active team member with the Epidemiology Pedagogy & Innovation (EPI) Gateway Sciences project, which aims to adapt a blended teaching/learning model to incorporate active learning and technology across introductory graduate-level courses in epidemiology.  She currently chairs the Epidemiology Curriculum Committee, represents her Department on the School's Committee on Academic Standards, and is pursuing a Master's degree in Education.

Keri Althoff

Keri Althoff, PhD, MPH is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and the co-instructor for the Professional Epidemiology Methods I course with Dr. Stefan Baral. Drs. Althoff and Baral developed the course with guidance from Dr. Carlos Castillo-Salgado and the course debuted during the 2010-2011 academic year. The course is focused on teaching entry and mid-level epidemiologists who work in a professional public health setting, such as a health department, by using skill building techniques. The course expanded this year to include active learning sessions during lecture time in addition to the long-standing, small-group, weekly "lab" sessions. Dr. Althoff served as a lab instructor for the Epidemiology Research Methods track prior to her involvement in the Professional Epidemiology Methods course.

Nan Astone

Professor Nan Marie Astone earned a PhD in Sociology from the University of Chicago in 1988. After a post-doctoral traineeship at the University of Wisconsin at Madison from 1988-1989 she joined the faculty of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where she is currently an associate professor in the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health as well as an associate of both the Hopkins Population Center and the Center for Adolescent Health. She was awarded the prestigious W.T. Grant Faculty Scholars Award in 1991. Professor Astone has been a deputy editor of Demography, the journal of the Population Association of America. She has published extensively in family demography and her interests in this area include the determinants and consequences of fertility intentions, the effects of family structure on adolescents, intergenerational family studies, and the transition to adulthood. Her publications have appeared in journals from a range of disciplines, including Addiction, American Journal of Adolescent Health, American Journal of Public Health, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, American Sociological Review, Child Development, Demography, Developmental Psychology, Epidemiology, Journal of Family Issues, Journal of Family and Economic Issues, Journal of Marriage and the Family, Lancet, Pediatrics, Population and Development Review, Population and Policy Review, Social Biology, Social Forces, Social Science and Medicine. Professor Astone currently teaches three courses at the school: Social and Economic Aspects of Human Fertility—an advanced graduate seminar—and an onsite and online version of Principles of Population Changes, which is a basic survey course in substantive demography. Professor Astone is a gifted teacher with adult learners; her graduate courses have been recognized by the Bloomberg School of Public Health numerous times for teaching excellence. She is an excellent mentor, having won AMITRA awards in 2004 and 2012. In addition, Professor Astone has extensive experience teaching children. She has been a religious education teacher at her church (4th and 5th grades) for over twenty years and has been a Girl Scout Leader for seven years.

Stephen Gange  

Dr. Gange is a Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and has been involved with numerous teaching initiatives including: part of the team to develop the Epidemiology Methods series where he currently serves as an instructor of the large lecture- & lab-based Epi Methods 1 & 3 courses; developer and co-instructor of the medium-sized Observational Epidemiology course given onsite and online; and developer and instructor of the Advanced Academic Programs small online Epidemiology course.  Since 2012, he has co-lead the Epidemiology Pedagogy & Innovation (EPI) Gateway Sciences project funded by the Provost's Office.  Dr. Gange served as Deputy Chair of Epidemiology between 2009-2012 and will be following Dr. Yager as the next Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs beginning in July 2013.