CTD2 Advanced

This faculty development program is intended to build upon foundational topics provided in the Classroom Teaching Development program. Participants in CTD2 will have the opportunity to receive individualized coaching and feedback on their teaching within a community of medical educators, engage in discussions about sensitive and challenging teaching topics, and work on a team to try out innovative teaching techniques. 

Program Structure 

Five interactive, discussion-based workshops will take place in person throughout the 2021-2022 academic year. Topics include: 

  • Goals of Teaching 

  • Basic Education Theory 

  • Innovation/Engagement 

  • Learning Climate and Diversity/Inclusivity 

  • Feedback: Giving and Receiving 

Finally, a capstone session with teams presenting their educational topics will finalize the program. Participants will be assigned to a team under one or two faculty coaches to develop and present an educational session as a part of the team by the end of the program.

Participant expectations 

  1. Participation in 6 in-person sessions (5 workshops and capstone course)

TopicDay / Time
Goals of TeachingWednesday, October 6, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Basic Education TheoryWednesday, November 3, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Innovation/EngagementWednesday, December 1, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Learning Climate and Diversity/InclusivityWednesdat, January 5, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Feedback: Giving and ReceivingWednesday, February 2, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Capstone SessionWednesday, March 2, 3:00 – 5:00 pm

  1. Monthly participation in online discussion topics via program Canvas page 

  1. Undergo four direct observations of teaching, at least two by a coach, other two can be learner- or peer-observation.  

  1. Work with a team to develop and present an educational topic for the capstone session.


Participation in this program is by an application process. Applicants must commit to completing the entire series (see “participant expectations” below). This will likely require additional time and energy beyond your current role (estimated ~4 hours/month); however, participants will reap long-term benefits and have a vibrant community of support.  

The foundational Classroom Teaching Development (CTD1) program is strongly encouraged as a prerequisite prior to participation in CTD2. Interested teachers who have participated in other faculty development for classroom teaching will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  

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Applicants should include: 

  • Please describe your current roles in formal teaching activities (didactics, small groups, course director, etc) 

  • Describe history of prior faculty development activities related to teaching (Courses, workshops, etc) 

  • What goals do you have for participating in this program?  

  • What are your strengths in teaching? 

  • What is a current teaching-related challenge you are facing? 

  • This program will entail personalized coaching, direct observation of your teaching, and small group discussions. Are you willing to commit to participation in these activities?  

  • Attach CV

Please contact Dorcas Beatty for more information.