Past Events

  • 2017 Mar 23

    Faculty Lunch on Learning in Arts and Humanities

    Location: 

    Bok Center Community Space, Science Center Room 318
    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Faculty Lunch on Learning in the Arts and Humanities with Ruth LingfordSenior Lecturer on Visual and Environmental Studies.

    Professor Lingford will discuss her experiences using hands- on animation techniques to help students think about science. 

     

  • 2017 Mar 22

    Podcasting

    Location: 

    Science Center Room 318
    11:00am to 1:00pm

    Podcasting and digital storytelling are gaining popularity in undergraduate classes. In this workshop, we will lead you through the process of podcast-creation from start (recording) to finish (editing and upload). We will introduce the tools required to get the job done, discuss some basic storytelling principles, and practice voice and writing techniques to make your podcasts engaging. We’ll also take a look at some sample podcasting assignments and brainstorm how you might integrate them into your own classroom.

  • 2017 Mar 09

    Faculty Lunch on Learning in the Social Science

    Location: 

    Bok Center Community Space, Science Center Room 318
    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Faculty Lunch on Learning in Social Science with Robert SampsonHenry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences, Department of Sociology. 

    Professor Sampson will share strategies that he uses in his Gen Ed course, “Reinventing (and Reimagining) Boston: The Changing American City,” to encourage civic responsibility, help students interpret and produce data on the diverse environments beyond the Harvard Square bubble, and facilitate connections between academic material and real life.

  • 2017 Mar 08

    Teaching and Learning as Mixed Media Art

    Location: 

    Science Center Room 318
    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    The classroom is evolving. Teaching is no longer just a matter of delivering content, and learning is not just about “acing the exam”. Effective courses now incorporate new media and greater interaction between student and instructor. So what happens if we reimagine teaching and learning as mixed media artwork? Your classroom could bring together text and voice, videography and movement, even graphic design, 3D modeling, and performance art. The Learning Lab is here to help you make the most of these innovations.

  • 2017 Feb 24

    Small Talk and Big Talk

    Location: 

    The Bok Center at 125 Mount Auburn Street, 3rd floor room 307
    1:00pm to 3:00pm

     

    This interactive workshop focuses on networking and telling your professional story. How do you make connections and build community at Harvard? How do you meet people, engage meaningfully, AND talk confidently about your research? In this interactive session, international teachers and scholars will learn and practice the basics of both small talk AND big talk, working on skills to help connect with others in both informal and more formal social situations. Cultural norms and disciplinary differences will be considered.

  • 2017 Feb 24

    Teaching for Equity: Power, Privilege, and Identity in the Classroom

    Location: 

    Science Center 300H
    1:00pm to 5:00pm

    How do oppressive structures outside of the classroom play out in section discussions? How do questions of race, gender, class, and sexuality impact classroom dynamics? This workshop, which was created in response to demand for an extended treatment of these questions, is geared toward TFs and others who lead discussion sessions with students. We will work to refine our awareness of how structural inequality impacts the classroom, deepen our vocabularies for analyzing its effects, and strategize ways to foster equity through our pedagogy.

  • 2017 Feb 17

    The Biopolitics of Attention: Posture, Gaze and Learning

    Location: 

    Science Center Room 418 D
    1:00pm to 3:00pm

    In this movement and discussion workshop, we will engage the concept of attention through the lens of Feldenkrais and critical philosophy. 

    Jonathan Crary, an art critic and scholar of visual culture, argues that our familiar concept of "attention" is not a neutral or objective given, but a cultural construction that emerged in response to changing demands in 19th-century industrial-capitalist development. 

  • 2017 Feb 15

    Dudley Herschbach Teacher/Scientist Lecture

    Location: 

    Pfizer Chemistry Lab B23, Mallinckrodt Chemistry Lab 12 Oxford St, Cambridge, MA
    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    “The Fisk-Vanderbilt Masters-to-PhD Bridge Program: A Model for Dramatically Increasing Diversity at the PhD Level in Science and Engineering”

     

    Keivan Stassun
    Professor of Physics & Astronomy, Vanderbilt University

  • 2017 Jan 27

    Navigating Culture: Making Connections and Building Relationships

    Location: 

    The Bok Center at 125 Mount Auburn Street, 3rd floor room 307
    1:00pm to 3:00pm

    Are you a graduate student or scholar who wants to build meaningful connections across cultures here at Harvard? From connecting with your students, working in research groups and labs, managing relationships with supervisors and peers, and networking at conferences, there is a lot to navigate!

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