Fall Teaching Conference & Winter Teaching Week

The Bok Center sponsors a Fall Teaching Conference and Winter Teaching Week each year. These pre-semester conferences offer new Teaching Fellows a chance to prepare for the semester, as well as for more experienced teachers and scholars to continue to develop their skills and to explore areas of interest in teaching and learning.

Fall Teaching Conference

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. 

 

Wednesday, August 28th
Fundamentals for New Teaching Fellows
Day 1 Schedule and Descriptions

Thursday, August 29th
New and Experienced Teaching Fellows
Day 2 Schedule and Descriptions

FTC 2019 Day 1 Schedule

FTC Day 2 Schedule

 

Winter Teaching Week

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

Winter Teaching Week 2020 will be held Wednesday through Friday, January 22-24. Below, you can access the 2019 schedule for reference.

                                View our collection of session materials and resources from WTW 2019.

Download a comprehensive PDF of the Winter Teaching Week Schedule with session abstracts

View the 2019 Winter Teaching Week Schedule

Session Category Time Location Register
Hit the Ground Running New TFs 9am - 12pm Science Center 418d Closed
Digital Teaching Methods Seminar Experienced TFs 9am - 4pm Cabot Library Instructional Space, LL03 Closed
Resource Fair All 12pm - 1:30pm Science Center 418d Closed
Let's Discuss! Making Discussion Meaningful and Engaging HUM/SOC SCI 2pm - 4pm Science Center 418d Closed
Problem Solving in STEM Classes: Engaging Your Students in Section STEM 2pm -4pm Science Center 302 Closed
Session Category Time Location Register
Coffee with Bok All 9am - 10am Science Center 418d n/a
Read, Talk, Write, Repeat: Teaching in the Humanities and the Social Sciences HUM/SOC SCI 10am - 12pm Science Center 418d

Closed

Communicating Science STEM 10am - 12pm Science Center 302 Closed
Breaking the Ice: Building an Inclusive Classroom from Day One All 12pm - 1:30pm Science Center 418d Closed
Teaching in General Education New TFs 2pm - 3pm Science Center 418d Closed
Title IX New TFs 3pm - 4pm Science Center 418d Closed
From Reflection to Design: Creating a Syllabus from Scratch Experienced TFs 2pm - 4pm Science Center 302 Closed
Hitting it Off: Establishing Rapport as an ITF Communication 2pm - 4pm Science Center 300H Closed
Session Category Time Location Register
Coffee with Bok All 9am - 10am Science Center 418d n/a
Teaching as Public Speaking Communication 10am - 12pm Science Center 418d Closed
Using Growth Mindset to Improve Teaching and Learning All 10am - 12pm Science Center 302 Closed
From Implicit to Explicit: Identity & Power Dynamics in the Classroom All 12pm - 1:30pm Science Center 418d Closed
Take My Course...Please! Communication 2pm - 4pm Science Center 418d Closed
Making Science More Equitable: A Graduate Student Workshop on Race and Gender STEM 2pm - 4pm Science Center 302 Closed
Bok Happy Hour All 4pm - 5pm 50 Church St 308 n/a

Check out our TF Handbook!

Hit the Ground RunningThe Bok Center's Hit the Ground Running is a great place to start when you have questions about who your students are, their expectations of their Teaching Fellows, how to create an inclusive classroom, how to structure a lesson plan, and much more! Read it online, or stop by the Bok Center to pick up a hard copy. Copies are distributed at the Fall Teaching Conference and Winter Teaching Week.