International Teachers and Scholars

2019 Jan 24

Coffee with Bok

9:00am to 10:00am

Location: 

Science Center 418d

Start your morning before your first session by coming to have coffee with Bok Center staff. Ask your teaching questions and learn more about our resources!

This Coffee Break is a part of Winter Teaching Week- a series of intensive workshops offered during J-Term in conjunction with January@GSASfor graduate student teachers at every stage, from just starting out to looking toward the job market.

 

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2019 Jan 23

Problem Solving in STEM Classes: Engaging Your Students in Section

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Science Center 302

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. 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 for creating an inclusive classroom environment for all students to learn to solve problems and tackle scientific and...

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2019 Jan 23

Let’s Discuss! Making Discussion Meaningful and Engaging

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Science Center 418d

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. We’ll play (literally!) with the various moves people make in discussing, while asking ourselves how we can introduce students to the idea that discussion, like writing, is a learned skill. We’ll offer strategies for encouraging...

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2019 Jan 23

Digital Teaching Methods Seminar

9:00am to 4:00pm

Location: 

Cabot Science Library Instructional Space, LL03

Join the Harvard University Digital Scholarship Support Group (http://dssg.fas.harvard.edu) for the Digital Teaching Methods workshop, a foundational seminar that focuses on the thoughtful integration of digital tools and methods in teaching and learning. This workshop will provide a hands-on introduction to several approaches that have been used successfully at Harvard, all grounded in specific pedagogical examples and use cases, including online exhibitions, annotations, timelines, data visualization, and multimedia.  Whether you will be teaching with digital tools for the first...

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2019 Jan 23

Hit the Ground Running

9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Science Center 418d

What can new TFs do to get ready for the first day of class and beyond? Come to this introduction to the fundamentals of teaching to practically prepare to teach for the first time, to learn about resources available to you as you begin your teaching career, and to build confidence in the process! We follow the arc of the semester in this workshop, starting with the first day of class and moving through lesson planning, delivery, and giving and receiving feedback. Please bring a syllabus to use (your own or one for a class you might teach).This session is designed for TFs...

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2019 Jan 23

Winter Teaching Week

Wed Jan 23 (All day) to Fri Jan 25 (All day)

Location: 

Science Center Building

Winter Teaching Week is a series of intensive workshops offered during J-Term in conjunction with January@GSAS for graduate student teachers at every stage, from just starting out to looking toward the job market. These workshops feature specialists from the Bok Center and other units at Harvard and span a variety of subject areas, including: teaching fundamentals, public speaking, professional development, and more! Pre-registration is mandatory. 

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2018 Nov 02

Perspectives on Gender and Sexuality in the Classroom: A Lunchtime Discussion for TFs and Undergraduates

11:00am to 12:30pm

Location: 

Bok Center Learning Lab, 50 Church Street Suite 308

How do gender and sexuality show up or remain invisible to both TFs and undergraduates in the classroom, and how can this impact teaching and learning? In this lunchtime conversation between TFs and undergraduates from the Undergraduate Council, we hope to refine our awareness of how different identities enter the classroom, deepen our vocabularies for analyzing how power and privilege can correspond to different identities, and strategize ways to foster equity through our pedagogy. This discussion will allow participants to share and discuss their own classroom experiences with these...

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Spring Showcase a Smashing Success

May 25, 2018

On May 2, the Bok Center hosted our second annual Spring Showcase, featuring the amazing ways in which our faculty and student partners are transforming teaching at Harvard.  The Bok Center has created a vibrant intergenerational community of teachers and learners, who have worked tirelessly throughout the year to create inspiring and innovative courses and programs.... Read more about Spring Showcase a Smashing Success

2018 Aug 30

Fall Teaching Conference Day 2: For New and Experienced Teachers

8:30am to 4:30pm

Location: 

Sever Hall, Harvard Yard

 

Early Bird Registration is now open!  Register Here.

Held over two days with programming geared toward new and experienced graduate student teachers at Harvard, the Fall Teaching Conference features workshops and sessions led by experts from across the university. This pre-semester conference...

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