Graduate Students

2020 Oct 29

Game Time! (for International PhD Students)

6:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Online

This October, the Culture and Communication Consultants at the Professional Communication Program for International Teachers & Scholars at the Bok Center will be hosting two Game Times for international PhD students! Learn about American culture, connect with undergraduates and other international PhD students, and play games! We will play games like Taboo, Pictionary, or other active games to practice speaking skills like rephrasing and...

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2020 Oct 27

Game Time! (for International PhD Students)

9:30am to 11:00am

Location: 

Online

This October, the Culture and Communication Consultants at the Professional Communication Program for International Teachers & Scholars at the Bok Center will be hosting two Game Times for international PhD students! Learn about American culture, connect with undergraduates and other international PhD students, and play games! We will play games like Taboo, Pictionary, or other active games to practice speaking skills like rephrasing and...

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Media and Design Fellow David Forrest works collaboratively with an undergraduate student on some audio equipment.

Media & Design Fellows Program Launches

September 25, 2020

The Bok Center is excited to announce the launch of a new graduate fellow program, the Media and Design Fellows (MDFs)! As part of the Bok Center’s Learning Lab team, MDFs support innovative course development within the FAS, partnering with faculty and staff to design a variety of digital tools, course materials, and assignments for undergraduate courses and departments.

Across the disciplines, faculty and students are innovating by deploying richer media (3D models, high quality videos, well-designed infographics and illustrations) and richer interactions...

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Reimagining the Fall Teaching Conference

Reimagining the Fall Teaching Conference

September 21, 2020

In the midst of a pandemic, many global challenges, and the prospect of a fully remote fall semester, the Bok Center spent the summer grappling with a multitude of questions: How should we prepare graduate student TFs to teach remotely? How could we reimagine our flagship event, the Fall Teaching Conference, usually a bustling two-day conference held in Sever Hall the week before classes start? How could we meet the needs of both new and experienced TFs facing an unprecedented semester?

Like instructors everywhere, we couldn’t take anything for granted. We...

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2020 Oct 22

TF Resource Hours

Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Nov 19 2020 .
11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Zoom

Are you teaching remotely this fall? Do you have questions about engaging students or facilitating synchronous or asynchronous class activities? Drop by the Bok Center’s TF Resource Hours to ask questions and get ideas on digital teaching tools you could integrate into your sections! During the first ten minutes of each session, we’ll be demonstrating a tool or strategy for teaching remotely, such as annotation, polling, or Slack, and sharing ideas for how and why you might use it with your students. The rest of the time will be for any and all of your remote teaching questions!

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2020 Oct 26

TF Resource Hours

Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Nov 16 2020 except Mon Oct 12 2020.
3:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Zoom

Are you teaching remotely this fall? Do you have questions about engaging students or facilitating synchronous or asynchronous class activities? Drop by the Bok Center’s TF Resource Hours to ask questions and get ideas on digital teaching tools you could integrate into your sections! During the first ten minutes of each session, we’ll be demonstrating a tool or strategy for teaching remotely, such as annotation, polling, or Slack, and sharing ideas for how and why you might use it with your students. The rest of the time will be for any and all of your remote teaching questions!

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LPCE

New Innovation Program Launches For Harvard!

September 15, 2020

We’re thrilled to introduce a new initiative for undergraduates that makes a knowledge of the liberal arts actionable at a crucial historic moment. The Lemann Program on Creativity and Entrepreneurship, which is led by Richard L. Menschel Faculty Director of the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning and Harvard professor Robert Lue and generously funded by Brazilian innovator Jorge Paulo Lemann '61, has launched to empower students to solve global challenges.

Do you have an idea that could positively...

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2020 Sep 11

Bok Seminar - Teaching and the Job Market: Getting From “TF” to “Colleague”

9:00am to 10:30am

Location: 

Remote

Led by Eleanor Finnegan and Adam Beaver

Are you on or near the job market? Enthused or concerned about the prospect of assembling a teaching portfolio, writing a syllabus, or giving a teaching demonstration? Wondering what, exactly, a “teaching philosophy” is, and how you get one? While Harvard hopefully has given you opportunities to practice and receive feedback on your teaching, it is often the case that your career as a TF is shaped by forces beyond your control: that is to say, that you’ve taught in courses, in modalities, and with assignments set by someone else, which...

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2020 Oct 07

Bok Seminar - Clarity and Coherence for International TFs

9:30am to 11:30am

Location: 

Remote

Led by Sarah Emory

As an International TF, you communicate with your students and colleagues both orally and in writing. You may feel more comfortable with your written English as you can take time to plan and review your message before sharing it. What challenges occur in your oral English that do not occur in your written English? How can you use your writing skills to build awareness of how to improve your oral communication? This seminar uses writing to reinforce speaking skills and is designed to help international graduate students develop ways to improve English grammar...

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2020 Oct 01

Bok Seminar - Classroom Culture: Fostering Equity and Inclusion in Community

10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Remote

Led by Noelle Lopez

As teachers and learners at universities around the world currently face socio-political unrest and an ongoing pandemic, how can you, in your role as a TF, engage with these challenges in the (online) classroom? Specifically, how can you work with students to cultivate a classroom culture in which issues of equity and inclusion are explicitly addressed? Fostering equitable and inclusive learning communities requires collaboration, skill, and practice. Through short readings, activities and dialogue with peer teachers, and a conversation...

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2020 Sep 29

Bok Seminar - Tools & Techniques for Leading Classroom Discussions

4:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Remote

Led by Suzanne Paszkowski and Rebecca Miller Brown

How can you lead an exciting discussion and keep participants engaged from beginning to end? Which pedagogical techniques and strategies might be the most useful for working with undergraduates? How can you mobilize Zoom and other virtual platforms to lead discussions remotely? This seminar offers both a theoretical and hands-on approach to leading discussions and encouraging student participation in classes of all sizes. To that end, we will explore tools for conducting discussion asynchronously/outside of class to help you...

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2020 Oct 06

Bok Seminar - Foundations of Teaching in STEM

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Remote

Led by Tamara Brenner and Olivia Miller

This seminar is designed to help cultivate the knowledge and skills necessary for effectively teaching collegiate science and engineering, with a special emphasis on how to adjust for remote instruction. We aim to help you make your classes as inspiring and empowering as the research you conduct at your lab, studio, or office by importing the enthusiasm of discovery into your classroom. In so doing, this seminar will rely heavily on the evidenced-based practices on teaching and learning in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and...

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