Check Out Our New Fall Teaching Conference

LEARN. "HIT THE GROUND RUNNING" CANVAS SITE. Join our Canvas site to work through a series of self-paced modules and access curated resources on teaching remotely. ENGAGE. SYNCHRONOUS TRAINING. 3-session training via Zoom will cover the basics of teaching remotely and allow you to practice and collaborate with peers. EXPLORE. PLENARY SESSIONS. Synchronous sessions on topics of interest, including equitable and inclusive teaching and responding to student writing. PRACTICE. PRACTICE TEACHING SESSIONS. Join a small group of peers with a Bok Center facilitator to practice delivering a lesson in Zoom.
We have revamped our annual conference for new and experienced graduate student teachers in the FAS!  This year's conference will focus on the skills and tools essential to remote teaching. 

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Current News

Undergraduate Ed Portal Mentors

Mentoring Online: Lessons in Motivation

July 10, 2020

As classes moved online this spring, so did the work of the Bok Center’s twenty-seven undergraduate Mentors. Responsible for engaging Allston-Brighton children in interdisciplinary science, technology, and literacy programs at the Harvard Ed Portal, these undergraduates gain experience with skills central to good teaching, and reflect on their own development as teachers and learners.

When the Ed Portal’s programming shifted online...

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Congratulations to the 2020 Derek C. Bok Award Recipients

July 1, 2020

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2020 Derek C. Bok Award!

The Derek C. Bok Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching of Undergraduates is given each year by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences to five teaching fellows who have been nominated by their departments. The award includes a $1,000 prize from a gift given by David G. Nathan '51, M.D. '55 (Robert A. Stranahan Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School) and his wife Jean Louise Friedman Nathan.

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Erin Hutchinson

Reflections from a Recently Graduated Pedagogy Fellow

June 30, 2020

With the celebration of Harvard’s first-ever virtual Commencement now complete, the Bok Center bids a fond farewell to another cohort of alumni, including dozens of undergraduate and graduate student fellows. Though they may have received their degrees in topics ranging from Hebrew Philology to Human Evolutionary Biology, their shared commitment to cultivating a community of thoughtful and reflective teachers and communicators here at Harvard will serve all of them well in their future careers. We are proud of their many accomplishments, and look forward to hearing great things...

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Upcoming Events

2020 Aug 12

Office Hours: Remote Teaching

Repeats every weekday until Wed Sep 02 2020 except Fri Jul 03 2020.
10:30am to 11:30am

Location: 

Zoom
Drop in at any time to have representatives of Academic Technology, Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, and Harvard Library answer any of your questions about Canvas, Zoom, technology in teaching, or preparing your courses for the fall semester. Click here to join via Zoom.
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2020 Aug 12

Fall Teaching Conference Plenary: Equitable and Inclusive Teaching (Registration Closed)

11:15am to 12:45pm

Location: 

Online

Noelle Lopez, Assistant Director, Equity and Inclusion, Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning
Marty Samuels, Head of Content, LabXchange

In this session we’ll introduce some key concepts from the research on inclusive teaching, consider common challenges to fostering equitable and inclusive learning environments, and discuss strategies you can use to create conditions conducive to helping your students feel both welcome and capable of learning effectively in your classroom...

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2020 Aug 12

Fall Teaching Conference: Practice Teaching Session

Repeats every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday until Thu Aug 20 2020 .
4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Online

Graduate student teachers are invited to take advantage of the opportunity to practice presenting a short lesson in Zoom and get feedback from an experienced facilitator and a small group of your peers. Practice teaching sessions will run daily from August 10 to August 21.

This session is part of the Fall Teaching Conference, which is designed to prepare new and experienced graduate student teachers for their roles as Teaching Fellows in the FAS. Sessions are capped and pre-registration is required. Learn more...

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2020 Aug 13

Fall Teaching Conference: Synchronous Training Cohort 5 Kickoff

9:30am to 9:30pm

Location: 

Online

During this 3-day synchronous training, graduate student teachers will have the chance to explore, discuss, and practice the fundamentals of teaching remotely in more depth, and share ideas and strategies in a cohort of peers.

*Note: this is the first of 3 training sessions for this cohort.*

This session is part of the Fall Teaching Conference, which is designed to prepare new and experienced graduate student teachers for their roles as Teaching Fellows in the FAS. Sessions are capped and pre-registration is required....

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2020 Aug 13

Office Hours: Remote Teaching

10:30am to 11:30am

Location: 

Zoom
Drop in at any time to have representatives of Academic Technology, Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, and Harvard Library answer any of your questions about Canvas, Zoom, technology in teaching, or preparing your courses for the fall semester. Click here to join via Zoom.
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