Calendar

  • 2017 Mar 08

    Teaching and Learning as Mixed Media Art

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Science Center Room 318

    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 Mar 09

    Faculty Lunch on Learning in the Social Science

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Bok Center Community Space, Science Center Room 318

    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 22

    Podcasting

    11:00am to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Science Center Room 318

    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 29

    Designing and Responding to Creative Projects

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Science Center Room 318

    We are begining to assign students projects that demand increasingly complex vocabulary, technical expertise, and creative or aesthetic skills. To ensure that these projects are pedagogically effective, we need to attend ever more carefully to the ways we design, support and evaluate such projects. In this session, we will discuss best practices for designing both formative and summative creative assignments and for giving students feedback on these assignments.

  • 2017 Apr 05

    Argument Maps for Writers

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Science Center Room 318

    Argument maps visualize the logic of arguments. They help systematize and navigate complex information; they encourage clearly articulated reasoning; and they promote quick and effective communication. Argument maps can be an especially powerful tool for writers because they explicitly represent and organize relationships between claims and evidence. This workshop will first provide an introduction to argument mapping and to software tools for argument visualization. Then we’ll discuss specific strategies for employing argument maps in drafting and workshopping academic writing.

  • 2017 Apr 07

    Email Etiquette for Effective Communication

    10:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard International Office Conference Room at Smith Campus Center Room 864

    Email is ubiquitous, but using it appropriately is a minefield even for the most communication savvy. How formal or informal should you be, and how do you know? By reviewing and discussing sample messages, participants will learn concrete strategies and ideas for effective email communication. We will also discuss common pitfalls and get some tips and tricks for effective use of email for professional and academic contexts.

  • 2017 Apr 12

    Teaching with Objects

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Science Center Room 318

    We spend a lot of time during traditional lectures teaching about objects - from tools to paintings to zoological specimens. Yet, the objects themselves carry stories, evoke a sense of wonder and exploration, and challenge students to grapple with disciplinary knowledge to create and apply meaning. In this workshop, we will explore strategies for moving from teaching about objects to letting objects do the teaching, and for facilitating student learning during object handling and observation. Participants are encouraged to bring a small object to use during teaching practice.

  • 2017 Apr 13

    Teaching Awards Reception

    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South Concourse, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA 02138

    Excellent teachers during the fall semester 2016 will be honored at a reception sponsored by the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning in cooperation with the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Education and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. 

     

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