International Teachers and Scholars

2021 Apr 08

Becoming a Critically Reflective Practitioner

3:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Online

A stack of books on topics of critical pedagogy and equity and inclusion.The 3-part Critical Pedagogy Workshop Series is designed for PhD students at all stages who are interested in critical pedagogies, thinking about building their teaching portfolios, and how teaching fits in to their own professional development goals. Each workshop considers different perspectives on teaching–from our disciplines, our students, and other lenses, and how to use those on our own learning journeys as teachers and scholars. Students may attend workshops individually or sign up for all three.... Read more about Becoming a Critically Reflective Practitioner

2021 Mar 25

An Introduction to Harvard Undergraduate Identities

3:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Online

A stack of books on topics of critical pedagogy and equity and inclusion.The 3-part Critical Pedagogy Workshop Series is designed for PhD students at all stages who are interested in critical pedagogies, thinking about building their teaching portfolios, and how teaching fits in to their own professional development goals. Each workshop considers different perspectives on teaching–from our disciplines, our students, and other lenses, and how to use those on our own learning journeys as teachers and scholars. Students may attend workshops individually or sign up for all three.... Read more about An Introduction to Harvard Undergraduate Identities

2021 Mar 11

Teaching and Learning Beyond Disciplinary Boundaries

3:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Online

A stack of books on topics of critical pedagogy and equity and inclusion.The 3-part Critical Pedagogy Workshop Series is designed for PhD students at all stages who are interested in critical pedagogies, thinking about building their teaching portfolios, and how teaching fits in to their own professional development goals. Each workshop considers different perspectives on teaching–from our disciplines, our students, and other lenses, and how to use those on our own learning journeys as teachers and scholars. Students may attend workshops individually or sign up for all three.... Read more about Teaching and Learning Beyond Disciplinary Boundaries

Student leans over to better study a piece of art at the Harvard Art Museums

The Museum is your Classroom--Online

February 10, 2021

The Bok Center has been excited to collaborate with the Harvard Art Museums to bring ideas and strategies for teaching with museum collections to faculty and Teaching Fellows through a series of workshops and, for the first time this spring, a Bok Seminar. What started as an independent session run by Jen Thum (Assistant Director of Academic Engagement and Assistant Research Curator, Harvard...

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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

Location: 

Zoom

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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Make an Impact as a Pedagogy Fellow

January 21, 2021

We are now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 cohort of Pedagogy Fellows. Pedagogy Fellows enhance training and support for teaching fellows within their departments and across the FAS. They lead pedagogy seminars and workshops, consult with TFs, and develop resources on teaching and professional development for their peers.

Through their work and the Bok Center’s training, Pedagogy Fellows grow in their own careers as teachers and scholars. Each year, fellows report on how much they learn...

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2021 Jan 22

Winter Teaching Week Workshop: Let’s Discuss! Making Discussion Meaningful and Engaging

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Online

Rebecca Miller Brown, Assistant Director, Graduate Student Programming, Derek Bok Center
Lauren Davidson, Assistant Director of the Learning Lab, Derek Bok Center

What makes for an effective discussion in your discipline? How do you balance your goals for the session with student questions and interests? How do you navigate challenges, such as a conflict or tangent you’re not sure will pay off? Join us for a discussion of these and other questions about how to make discussion more meaningful and engaging, even in Zoom. We’ll...

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2021 Jan 22

Winter Teaching Week Workshop: Problem Solving in STEM Classes: Engaging Your Students in Section

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Online

Tamara Brenner, Executive Director, Derek Bok Center

Problem solving is a central activity in science, engineering, and math classes. In this workshop, designed for both new and experienced TFs in the STEM disciplines, we will explore strategies for teaching with problems, with an emphasis on online teaching. How and why might you encourage students to work in groups to solve problems? How can you enable a variety of students to participate and share their answers and ideas with the class? This workshop will provide you with practical methods...

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2021 Jan 22

Winter Teaching Week Workshop: Making the Most of Zoom Section

9:30am to 11:00am

Location: 

Online

Pamela Pollock, Director of Professional Development, Derek Bok Center

How can you plan your section to keep students active and engaged from beginning to end? What Zoom tips and tricks do you need to know? How do you know if your students are really learning? How can you find out how you are doing as a TF? In this interactive session you will 1) get some concrete strategies for planning your section 2) understand how these strategies actually improve student learning, and 3) discover how to use these techniques to get feedback on both how you...

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2021 Jan 22

Winter Teaching Week Workshop: Title IX and Professional Conduct

8:00am to 9:30am

Location: 

Online

Seth Avakian, Program Officer for Title IX and Professional Conduct
Erin Clark, Program Officer for Title IX and Professional Conduct

This session addresses principles of professional conduct and classroom management for teachers as it relates to sexual harassment and other sexual misconduct and Harvard’s commitment to gender equity.  We’ll discuss how one balances Harvard University’s commitment to the free exchange of ideas while maintaining a safe and healthy educational and work environment in which no member of the...

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2021 Jan 21

Winter Teaching Week Workshop: Designing a Syllabus

9:30am to 11:00am

Location: 

Online

Eleanor Finnegan, Assistant Director, Faculty Programming, Derek Bok Center

As an experienced TF, how do you reflect on your teaching experience, and prepare job market materials that tell the story of the teacher you are and the teacher you want to become? Specifically, how can a syllabus function in this way? Most tenure-track job postings request a sample syllabus. How do you go about creating one? This workshop introduces a method of curriculum planning called backwards design. The idea is simple: you can’t start planning how you’re going...

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2021 Jan 21

Winter Teaching Week Workshop: Fellows Programs Information Session

8:00am to 9:30am

Location: 

Online

Are you interested in working at the Bok Center? Our graduate student fellows engage in a range of activities, from working as peer consultants, to designing creative assignments, to supporting STEM outreach. Stop by to learn more about all of our fellows programs for GSAS PhD students, including the Pedagogy FellowsMedia & Design Fellows, and ...

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