International Teachers and Scholars

2021 Jan 20

Winter Teaching Week Workshop: Harvard Undergraduate Perspectives: A Panel for International TFs

8:00am to 9:30am

Location: 

Online

Sarah Emory, Assistant Director for International Teachers and Scholars, Derek Bok Center
with an experienced panel of undergraduate Culture and Communication Consultants

Are you a TF who got your undergraduate degree at an institution outside the U.S.? How might the undergraduate experience at Harvard differ from your own experience? What does it mean to be a teaching fellow (TF) and what do Harvard undergraduates expect from TFs? In this interactive...

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2021 Jan 19

Winter Teaching Week Workshop: Communicating your Research

9:30am to 11:00am

Location: 

Online

Pamela Pollock, Director of Professional Development, Derek Bok Center

How do you respond when someone asks you what you are working on? How can you describe your high-level research to your introductory students? Do you struggle to get out of the weeds and explain the big picture? In this session we will build upon what you learned in Erika Bailey’s Engaged Communication session to practice and get feedback on communicating your research. We consider how the basic principles of good pedagogy are also the basic principles of effective and...

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2021 Jan 15

Winter Teaching Week Workshop: Engaged Communication

11:30am to 1:00pm

Location: 

Online

Erika Bailey, Head of Voice and Speech, American Repertory Theater; Lecturer on Theater, Dance & Media

Description coming soon.

This session is part of Winter Teaching Week, which is designed to prepare new and experienced graduate student teachers for their roles as Teaching Fellows in the FAS. Pre-registration is required. Learn more here.

2021 Jan 14

Winter Teaching Week Workshop: Responding to Student Writing Efficiently and Effectively

11:30am to 1:00pm

Location: 

Online

Jonah Johnson, Assistant Director for Writing Pedagogy, Derek Bok Center; Head Preceptor in the Writing Program

Have you graded a thousand papers and need some new ideas? Are you worried about how much time you spend grading? How can you make sure your feedback is accurate, consistent, and actually useful for students? In this session, we’ll discuss best practices for responding to student writing, which will help you grade that next stack of papers more efficiently and effectively. We’ll discuss general principles of giving feedback along...

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2021 Jan 13

Winter Teaching Week Workshop: Equitable and Inclusive Teaching

11:30am to 1:00pm

Location: 

Online

Noelle Lopez, Assistant Director, Equity and Inclusion, Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning
Veronica Dea Santana, Assistant Director of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

In this session we’ll introduce some key concepts from the research on inclusive teaching, consider common challenges to fostering equitable and inclusive learning environments, and discuss approaches and strategies you can use to create conditions conducive to helping your students feel both welcome and...

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2021 Jan 19

Winter Teaching Week: Practice Teaching Session

Repeats every day until Fri Jan 22 2021 .
4:00pm to 5:30pm

4:00pm to 5:30pm
4:00pm to 5:30pm
4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Online

Graduate student teachers are invited to take advantage of the opportunity to practice presenting a short lesson in Zoom and get feedback from an experienced facilitator and a small group of your peers. Practice teaching sessions will run daily from January 19 to January 22.

This session is part of Winter Teaching Week, 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. Learn more...

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2021 Jan 19

Winter Teaching Week: Fundamentals Training Cohort 3 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 remotely 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 Winter Teaching Week, 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 Jan 13

Winter Teaching Week: Fundamentals Training 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 remotely 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 Winter Teaching Week, 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 Jan 13

Winter Teaching Week: Fundamentals Training 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 remotely 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 Winter Teaching Week, 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 Feb 09

Bok Seminar - Mentoring: How to Advise (and be Advised)

9:00am to 10:30am

Location: 

Remote

Led by Adam Beaver

As a graduate student, poised at a relatively early stage of your academic career, you are accustomed to being on the receiving end of mentoring. You’ve probably developed a sense of the kinds of advice, interactions, and power dynamics that are helpful (as well as those that aren’t). Soon, if not already, the tables may turn, and you will be called upon to mentor others—whether a senior thesis advisee at Harvard, a group of undergraduates or graduate students in your first academic job, or the staff of a lab at a university or in private industry. How can...

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2021 Feb 19

Bok Seminar - Designing a Syllabus

10:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

Remote

Led by Eleanor Finnegan

If you were offered the opportunity to design a course from scratch, what principles would you use to guide your course design? In this seminar, we will read and discuss contemporary research on teaching and learning to identify what goals we should consider “central” to our course and how students are most likely to achieve them. We will also work together to identify principles of instructional design that allow our own teaching goals to become effective learning goals for our students. Over the course of the seminar, you will develop a novel syllabus...

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2021 Feb 12

Bok Seminar - Speak Up: Pronunciation for International TFs

9:00am to 10:30am

Location: 

Remote

Led by Sarah Emory

As a non-native English speaking teacher or scholar, what are strategies you can apply to improve your intelligibility when speaking English? What are features of English pronunciation you can use to make it easy for others to follow you? This hands-on, interactive seminar is designed to help you assess your own pronunciation and provide focused practice on common issues that affect intelligibility. Each class, we will complete exercises and activities that highlight different pronunciation features such as intonation, word and sentence stress, pausing,...

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2021 Feb 22

Bok Seminar - Engaging Audiences in our Professional Stories: Compelling Communication, Remotely

10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Remote

Led by Pamela Pollock and Bok Staff

What makes communication engaging? How do you tell your story as both a teacher and a scholar in your field? As graduate students and scholars, we need to be able to represent ourselves and our ideas in various modes and media, for a variety of audiences, and now we have to do it all remotely! This seminar is designed to help you practice the basics of crafting and delivering a talk, develop skills to make your communication compelling for different audiences, both orally, visually and online, and practice handling questions and other...

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2021 Feb 16

Bok Seminar - Teaching Remotely with Museum Collections Across Disciplines

3:30pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Remote

Led by Rebecca Miller Brown and Jen Thum, Assistant Director of Academic Engagement and Assistant Research Curator, Harvard Art Museums

Images and objects are valuable tools for teachers: they illustrate arguments, give tangible expression to ideas, and provide a means to engage with concepts in new and novel ways. But how can they be integrated most effectively in online classes? How can we teach students to “read” them carefully and critically? In this seminar we will explore and practice strategies for encouraging analytical reasoning, critical thinking, and...

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2021 Feb 17

Bok Seminar - Let’s Play! What Games Can Teach Us about Motivation and Engagement

1:30pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Remote

Led by Lauren Davidson and the Learning Lab Team

Games! In this time of remote teaching, it’s not surprising that games have much to offer us as teachers working to motivate and challenge students online. After all, game designers have been thinking about a version of this design challenge for a long time. Most of us, however, haven’t taken the time to analyze the tools game designers use to motivate players-- mechanics such as adaptive challenge level; continuous, often low-stakes, feedback; timers and races; opportunities for strategizing and risk-taking, to name a few....

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