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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 .
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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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2020 Jan 23

Winter Teaching Week 2020

9:00am to 5:00pm

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.  Learn more... Read more about Winter Teaching Week 2020
2020 Jan 22

Winter Teaching Week 2020

9:00am to 5:00pm

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.  Learn more... Read more about Winter Teaching Week 2020
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Teaching Fellows Who Went "Above and Beyond" Recognized with Derek C. Bok Awards

May 8, 2019

5 teaching fellows were honored at our Spring Q Reception for their incredible work teaching undergraduates.  Each Derek C. Bok Award winner was introduced by GSAS Dean Emma Dench, who read the glowing and enthusiastic nominations from professors and students in their respective departments.  Learn more about each winner here and congratulations to all!... Read more about Teaching Fellows Who Went "Above and Beyond" Recognized with Derek C. Bok Awards

Teaching Matters

Call for Participants! Why does teaching matter to you?

April 9, 2019

With the academic year coming to a close, it’s a great time to look back over the year and take stock of not only everything you’ve accomplished, but also everything you’ve learned, especially as a teacher. It’s easy to catalog all of the work done in the classroom, like the lessons planned, lectures delivered, and exams graded, and to have a sense of how your students progressed through the semester. It’s less straightforward to realize how much you have learned from teaching.... Read more about Call for Participants! Why does teaching matter to you?

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