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.

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 Full Session Descriptions

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View the 2019 Winter Teaching Week Schedule

Session Category Time Location Register
Hit the Ground Running New TFs 9am - 12pm Science Center 418d Dec. 3
Digital Teaching Methods Seminar Experienced TFs 9am - 4pm Science Center 300H Dec. 3
Resource Fair All 12pm - 1:30pm Science Center 418d n/a
Let's Discuss! Making Discussion Meaningful and Engaging HUM/SOC SCI 2pm - 4pm Science Center 418d Dec. 3
Problem Solving in STEM Classes: Engaging Your Students in Section STEM 2pm -4pm Science Center 302 Dec. 3
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 Dec. 3
Communicating Science STEM 10am - 12pm Science Center 302 Dec. 3
Breaking the Ice: Building an Inclusive Classroom from Day One All 12pm - 1:30pm Science Center 418d Dec. 3
Teaching in General Education New TFs 2pm - 3pm Science Center 418d Dec. 3
Title IX New TFs 3pm - 4pm Science Center 418d Dec. 3
From Reflection to Design: Creating a Syllabus from Scratch Experienced TFs 2pm - 4pm Science Center 302 Dec. 3
Hitting it Off: Establishing Rapport as an ITF Communication 2pm - 4pm Science Center 300H Dec. 3
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 Dec. 3
Using Growth Mindset to Improve Teaching and Learning All 10am - 12pm Science Center 302 Dec. 3
From Implicit to Explicit: Identity & Power Dynamics in the Classroom All 12pm - 1:30pm Science Center 418d Dec. 3
Take My Course...Please! Communication 2pm - 4pm Science Center 418d Dec. 3
Making Science More Equitable: A Graduate Student Workshop on Race and Gender STEM 2pm - 4pm Science Center 302 Dec. 3
Bok Happy Hour All 4pm - 5pm 50 Church St 308 n/a

Fall Teaching Conference

FTCHeld 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. Day 1 of the Conference features programming for new Teaching Fellows, and Day 2 features programming for new and experienced Teaching Fellows. 

The 2019 Fall Teaching Conference will be held on
Wednesday, August 28 and Thursday, August 29.

View the 2018 Fall Teaching Conference Schedule

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.

Register Here

See a schedule for Day 1 

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

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 at the end of the day!

Register Here

See the schedule for Day 2

 

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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.