Inclusive Teaching Week

We invite the Harvard community to take stock of our ongoing journey to create a culture of teaching and learning in which every instructor and every student feels seen, heard, and supported in our classrooms. Please join us for our first-ever Inclusive Teaching Week this May 10–14.

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Current News

Grace Burgin

Science through Story: Podcasts in OEB50

April 7, 2021

When OEB50: Genetics and Genomics wrapped in Fall 2019, Professors Robin Hopkins and Dan Hartl, who co-teach the course, decided to incorporate a creative project that would allow students to engage course material in new ways in the next iteration. Little did they know that the next iteration of the course would be on Zoom!

When it came time to design the creative project, Hopkins and Hartl turned to OEB graduate student Grace Burgin, a Media and Design Fellow at the Bok Center’s Learning Lab. ...

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Lauren Davidson

Behind the Bok: Lauren Davidson

March 23, 2021

Each month we will profile a member of the Bok staff in order for our friends and colleagues to learn more about us, the full range of work that we do, how we approach our work, and what is happening in the world of teaching and learning from different perspectives.

Lauren Davidson, Assistant Director of the Learning Lab

Q: What is your educational background?

A: I received my PhD in Philosophy from Harvard. I also hold an MA in Bioethics from Loyola Marymount University and a BA in Philosophy...

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Upcoming Events

2021 Apr 21

Faculty Office Hours (Bok, Academic Technology, and Libraries)

Repeats every week on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday until Fri May 28 2021 .
10:30am to 11:30am

Drop in at any time to have representatives of the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, Academic Technology for the FAS, and the Harvard Library answer any of your questions about Canvas, Zoom, technology in teaching, or anything else pertaining to remote teaching.

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2021 Apr 22

Spring TF Resource Hours

Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Apr 22 2021 .
4:00pm to 5:00pm



Are you teaching this spring? Do you have questions about engaging students or facilitating synchronous or asynchronous class activities? Join the Bok Center’s TF Resource Hours to ask questions, practice, and get ideas on digital teaching tools you could integrate into your sections! During the first ten minutes of each session, we will demonstrate a tool or strategy for teaching remotely. The rest of the hour will be for discussion, idea-sharing, and practice. Bring your questions and activities you’d like to try out!


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