International Teachers and Scholars

2020 Aug 10

Fall Teaching Conference: Practice Teaching Session

Repeats every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday until Thu Aug 20 2020 .
4:00pm to 5:30pm

4:00pm to 5:30pm
4:00pm to 5:30pm
4:00pm to 5:30pm
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 August 10 to August 21.

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. Learn more...

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2020 Aug 05

Fall Teaching Conference: Synchronous 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 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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2020 Aug 10

CANCELLED - Fall Teaching Conference Opening Plenary: Creating the New Normal as a Teacher-Scholar

11:30am to 12:30pm

Location: 

Online

Robert Lue, Richard L. Menschel Faculty Director of the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning

In this opening plenary, hear some words of welcome and encouragement from the Bok Center’s Faculty Director as you think about how to approach your teaching under unprecedented circumstances this fall. As a graduate student and teacher, you are undertaking the exciting process of translating and transmitting your discipline to undergraduates, under remote circumstances, while at the same time developing as a scholar in your field. You will consider...

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Moving Online, Not Apart: Culture and Communication Consultants Engage with International TFs

May 27, 2020

As we’ve transitioned to remote teaching, our undergraduate fellows have been important partners in supporting our programming. The Professional Communication Program for International Teachers and Scholars has a team of ten undergraduate Culture and Communication Consultants (CCCs), whose work this semester helped us maintain our connection to campus and to each other. The CCCs...

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The Showcase Must Go On: Pedagogy Fellows’ Capstone Projects Go Virtual

May 21, 2020

As classes at Harvard moved online, so too did the Bok Center’s Pedagogy Fellows Program, comprising 33 experienced and creative graduate students who support their peers in their roles as undergraduate teachers. Pedagogy Fellows (PFs) collaborate with faculty, department administrators, and the Bok Center’s senior staff to enhance training and support for teaching fellows within their departments and across the Faculty of Arts and Sciences by leading pedagogy seminars and workshops, consulting with TFs, and developing...

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Celebrating Bok Teaching Certificate Recipients

May 7, 2020

The Bok Center is excited to recognize and celebrate this year’s Bok Teaching Certificate Recipients!

The Bok Teaching Certificate gives GSAS PhD students a tangible marker of their ongoing commitment to developing as teachers in higher education. Guided by three principles—Learn, Practice, Reflect—those who pursue the Certificate explore different topics in teaching and learning through departmental pedagogy courses and...

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2020 Jun 15

Bok Seminar- Speak Up! Pronunciation for International Teachers and Scholars

10:30am to 12:30pm

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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Apply Now: ABLConnect Teaching Innovator Prize

April 28, 2020

Have you used active learning in your classes? If so, ABLConnect wants to know about it!

If you have developed and used an active learning exercise in your class recently, we'd love for you to submit it to the ABLConnect Teaching Innovator Prize, which celebrates Harvard University instructors who develop and use active learning in their classrooms! This year we are especially interested in submissions related to remote learning....

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Bok Seminars Go Remote

April 27, 2020

As classes at Harvard went online, so too did Bok Seminars, short courses for PhD students covering a range of topics in teaching and learning, from course design to public speaking, taught by the Bok Center’s senior staff and fellows. Reframing our own seminars informed our experience helping faculty and TFs make the transition to teaching remotely. Like instructors across campus, we worried about time zones and students' technical challenges, and gained firsthand experience figuring out how to achieve our core goals under...

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Supporting Graduate Student Teachers Remotely

April 21, 2020

How do I move students to breakout rooms in my Zoom classroom? What activities can I do online to foster engagement? What can we do to help students feel included, cared for, and motivated to learn during a global crisis, when we also have to manage the disruption to our own lives?

Bok Center staff identified these and many other questions as we quickly mobilized to help graduate students prepare to teach remotely. In developing the most timely and impactful programming for TFs during the transition to online instruction, we were guided by our core values...

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Community for International Graduate Students

April 15, 2020

The Bok Center strives to be a place where teachers and scholars at all stages of their careers can find community, and it has been important to us to maintain that during these challenging times.

We have helped international graduate students stay connected through Community Check-ins: Connect and Chat, a drop-in conversation hour for international scholars and undergraduates to share ideas for teaching, learning, and living.... Read more about Community for International Graduate Students

2020 Mar 30

Community Check-in: Connect and Chat

Repeats every week every Monday until Fri May 01 2020 .
3:00pm to 4:00pm

3:00pm to 4:00pm
3:00pm to 4:00pm
3:00pm to 4:00pm
3:00pm to 4:00pm

The Professional Communication Program for International Teachers and Scholars is hosting an online venue to maintain the Bok Center values of community and collaboration during these unusual times, and to be an open space for international graduate students to talk with others in English. Drop by a chatroom on Mondays from 3:00-4:00 pm or on Fridays from 12:00-1:00 pm to connect with other graduate students and undergraduates in the Bok Center community, talk and meet with new people, and build connections!...

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2020 Mar 27

CANCELLED: Workshop: Public Speaking for International Scholars

10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Peabody Terrace | Harvard University Housing

Led by: Sarah Emory, Assistant Director, International Teachers and Scholars, Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning

PCP PhotoAs an international scholar, do you feel confident when presenting, speaking up in a group meeting, or communicating with new people? Are you getting your message...

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2019 Nov 15

Registration Open for Spring 2020 Seminars

2:20pm

 

Bok Seminars offer graduate students the opportunity to explore an area of interest in teaching and learning over multiple sessions. Highlights this semester include opportunities to develop professionally (“Course Design: From Transparency to Transfer’”), to explore dimensions of communication ((“Listen Up! Public Speaking and the Art of Communicating in Context”), and to practice foundational pedagogical skills (Foundations of Teaching in the Humanities and Social Sciences) practice foundational and advanced teaching topics. Visit the...

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