Fall Teaching Conference

Held over two days with programming geared toward new and experienced graduate student teachers at Harvard, the Fall Teaching Conference is hosted by the Derek Bok Center and features workshops and sessions led by experts from across the university. Day 1 of the Conference features programming for new Teaching Fellows, and Day 2 features programming for new and experienced Teaching Fellows.

This event may be photographed. For concerns, contact bokcenter@fas.harvard.edu.

Teaching Fundamentals for New Teaching Fellows

The first day of the Fall Teaching Conference focuses on the fundamentals of teaching undergraduate sections at Harvard. There are two tracks: the Humanities/Qualitative Social Sciences track, which focuses on leading discussion sections in related disciplines, and the STEM/Quantitative Social Sciences track, which focuses on the kinds of sections typically found in STEM courses. At the end of the day, there will be an undergraduate panel discussing various teaching strategies they have found helpful in their classes at Harvard, followed by Q and A from the audience.

This event may be photographed. For concerns, contact bokcenter@fas.harvard.edu

8:30–9:00 Registration & Breakfast, Sever Hall
9:00-9:30 Welcome and Plenary: Robert Lue,  Professor of the Practice of Molecular and Cellular Biology; Richard L. Menschel Faculty Director of the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning
9:30-10:45 Humanities and Qualitative Social Sciences, Part I STEM and Quantitative Social Sciences, Part I
10:45-11:00 Break, Sever Hall Lobby
11:00-12:15 Humanities and Qualitative Social Sciences, Part II STEM and Quantitative Social Sciences, Part II
12:15-1:00 Lunch, Sever Hall Quadrangle Tent
1:00-2:15 Humanities and Qualitative Social Sciences, Part III STEM and Quantitative Social Sciences, Part III
2:15-2:30 Break, Sever Hall Lobby
2:30-3:30 What Helps Students Learn: An Undergraduate Perspective

 

Sessions for New and Experienced Teaching Fellows

The second day of the Fall Teaching Conference offers both new and experienced Teaching Fellows additional training and professional development sessions to expand your repertoire of strategies and techniques for effective teaching. Don’t forget the Teaching Resource Fair, Raffle and Ice-Cream Social!

8:30–9:00 Registration & Breakfast, Sever Hall
  Humanities/Qualitative Social Sciences  STEM/Quantitative Social Sciences Communication Skills All All
9:00-10:30 Teaching Transparently: How to Make Your Students Better Readers
Room 206
Facilitating Active Learning in a STEM Classroom
Room 110
Developing a Teaching Portfolio
106
Power, Privilege, and Identity in the Classroom
Room 203
Assessment in the Classroom: Using Formative Assessment to Enhance Learning and Improve Practice
Room 104
10:30-10:45 Break, Sever Hall Lobby
10:45-12:00

Leading Discussions like a Pro
Room 206

Problems and P-Sets: Creating and Teaching Questions in STEM
Room 109
Visual Teaching: Quick Tips on Multimedia Creation and Visual Communication
Room 103
International Teaching Fellows: Teaching Across Borders and Boundaries
Room 104
Teaching in General Education
Room 113
12:00-1:00 Lunch, Sever Hall Quadrangle Tent
1:00-2:30 Responding to Student Writing Efficiently and Effectively
Room 210
Teaching in Labs
Room 109
Maximize Your Impact: Reaching Your Students with Your Voice, Body, and the Space
Room 203
A Wealth of Knowledge: Making the Most of Harvard Library
Room 106
Title IX and Professional Conduct
Room 113
2:30-3:30 TEACHING RESOURCE FAIR, RAFFLE & MAKE-YOUR-OWN-SUNDAE BAR, SEVER HALL QUADRANGLE TENT