Fall Teaching Conference 2021


We are offering a range of sessions to help new and experienced TFs get ready for the year ahead. 

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Current News

The leaders of the Pedagogy Fellows program, clockwise: Adam Beaver, Rebecca Miller Brown, Pamela Pollock, Yasemin Kalender

Pedagogy Fellows 2020-21: An Online Community of Practice

July 26, 2021

Teaching is a collaborative act, and the Pedagogy Fellows Program is by definition a community of practice. Every year, approximately 34 experienced and creative graduate students from 28 departments and programs across the FAS come together at the Bok Center to support their peers in their roles as undergraduate teachers by leading pedagogy seminars and workshops, consulting with Teaching Fellows (TFs), and developing resources on teaching and professional development. Over the course of the year, we meet regularly...

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Behind the Bok: Casey Cann

Behind the Bok: Casey Cann

July 1, 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.

Casey Cann, Technical Operations and Learning Lab Studio Coordinator... Read more about Behind the Bok: Casey Cann

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Celebrating a year of creativity and entrepreneurship

June 29, 2021

The Lemann Program on Creativity and Entrepreneurship (LPCE) kicked off with a remarkable inaugural year, guided by the vision of the late Dr. Robert Lue. This new program, which was based at the Bok Center and inspired by Dr. Lue’s passion for making a positive social impact, reached hundreds of students this year.  We are grateful to the many Harvard students who hopped on board our new adventure in learning-and-doing. Our students’ creativity sparked promising venture teams and deepened our growing community. Students applied their ingenuity and academic knowledge to problems...

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Upcoming Events

2021 Aug 18

Fall Teaching Conference: Fundamentals Cohort 1 Kickoff

9:30am to 11:00am

Location: 

Online

During this 3-day synchronous training, graduate student teachers will have the chance to explore, discuss, and practice the fundamentals of teaching 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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2021 Aug 18

Fall Teaching Conference Opening Keynote: A Return to Normal?

12:30pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Online

Allan Brandt, Professor of the History of Science and Amalie Moses Kass Professor of the History of Medicine; former Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

What does it mean to be back in the classroom? What do we need to think about as we rejoin our community on campus, after such a tumultuous year? In this opening plenary, hear from Allan Brandt, Professor in History of Science and former GSAS Dean, about what he learned from teaching a ...

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2021 Aug 18

Fall Teaching Conference: Fundamentals Cohort 2 Kickoff

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Online

During this 3-day synchronous training, graduate student teachers will have the chance to explore, discuss, and practice the fundamentals of teaching 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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2021 Aug 19

Fall Teaching Conference Workshop: Equitable and Inclusive Teaching

12:30pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Online

Bok Center Staff

Equitable and inclusive teaching involves cultivating awareness of the dynamics that shape classroom experiences and, critically, how those experiences impact student learning. In this session we’ll introduce some key concepts from the research on inclusive teaching, to help us 1) consider common challenges to fostering equitable and inclusive learning environments, and 2) discuss strategies you can use to create conditions conducive to helping your students feel both welcome and capable of learning effectively in your class. In the first part of the session...

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2021 Aug 20

Fall Teaching Conference Workshop: Teaching Across Disciplines

12:30pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Online

Eleanor Finnegan, Assistant Director, Faculty Programming, Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning

As a graduate student, you may be asked to teach a course outside of your primary area of expertise—whether in a department or program different from your own, or in the Program in General Education. This can be a daunting prospect, but effective teaching ultimately is not just (or even primarily) about mastering or communicating a specific body of content. It is about rendering transparent to students the rules of the disciplinary game(s) they are being asked to play...

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