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Talking About Teaching


Talking About Teaching

Experience. Debate. Act.

Talking About Teaching is a University-wide seminar that explores pedagogical connections across disciplines and Schools. Designed by faculty for faculty, this seminar series showcases the work of Harvard master teachers through demonstrations of their pedagogy and discussions of its broader applications.

This year's speaker series focuses on "Engaged Learning Through Stories."  In four two-hour sessions, participants from across the University experience the pedagogy of one teacher, followed by a discussion – led by a faculty member from a different School – in which the seminar’s participants explore uses of the demonstrated method in their own classrooms.

Register here for Talking About Teaching.  As a note, this program is designed for faculty across the university.

Announcements

Spring 2014 Certificates of Distinction and Excellence Recipients Announced!

The Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching is awarded to teaching fellows, teaching assistants, and course assistants, and the Harvard University Certificate of Teaching Excellence to lecturers and preceptors.  View the recipients of the Spring 2014 Certificates of Excellence and Distinction here; congratulations to all! 

ABL Connect Announces Teaching Innovator Award Competition

In an effort to celebrate great teaching at Harvard by highlighting some of Harvard's most thoughtful, effective teachers, this year's Teaching Innovator Award will flip the usual teaching prize experience by asking for prospective activities. Entrants should submit a proposal for an activity, project, or lesson that they plan to use this semester. Activities that have previously been used but will be used again this semester qualify.  

 Winners will receive cash prizes of $200 as well as the opportunity to be featured on the website. Instructors from all schools, departments, and teaching positions are welcome to enter. The deadline is October 5.

To enter the competition, go to: https://harvard.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_2fqMPJufDwzVy0l Note that entries must be sufficiently detailed to qualify.  Contact lfinger@fas.harvard.edu for any questions about the prize or ABLConnect.

Enrollment for Teaching Certificate Program Fall Courses is Closed


Our Fall 2014 Course Offerings are now closed for enrollment.  Thanks to all for your interest and check in periodically for information on upcoming workshops and other courses designed to enhance your teaching!


Blended Learning Research Released


The Bok Center's work with and research on blended learning techniques was recently covered by the Harvard Gazette. Read more about this interesting research on our Course Assessment page. Full Gazette article here.

Department Teaching Fellow Tips
Departmental Teaching Fellow Mike Heller (Music) offers a few tips and tricks for getting the most out of multimedia assignments with your class.

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