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Peer Observation programFaculty in the FAS are invited to join our Peer Observation Program, newly reimagined for the remote learning environment. This program is designed to provide faculty with a supportive community of colleagues with whom they can share experiences and materials as they develop as instructors both in this online environment and with an eye to one’s future teaching.

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Current News

Noelle Lopez leads a discussion

Computer Science Debuts Inclusive Teaching Pilot

October 9, 2020

This week in The Harvard Crimson, Bok Center Assistant Director for Equity and Inclusion Noelle Lopez described an asynchronous practice teaching scenario in which an undergraduate course assistant receives text messages late at night from friends in their course asking for help with an assignment. “I think it helps surface some of the complex dynamics around how there can be inequity in community or in exposure to different resources in C[omputer] S[cience],” Lopez said. The practice scenario was developed as part of a new inclusive teaching...

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Rob Lue in the Learning Lab

Launching a program to solve global challenges

October 7, 2020

In a recent article in the Harvard Gazette, Bok Center Faculty Director Robert Lue invites Harvard undergraduate students to join the Lemann Program on Creativity and Entrepreneurship (LPCE) and embrace their potential as change agents. "Do you have an idea that could positively transform society?" he asked. Our groundbreaking program develops the ability of students to propose and implement innovative projects. Its inaugural focus is on ideas, ventures and products that help build a...

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Media and Design Fellow David Forrest works collaboratively with an undergraduate student on some audio equipment.

Media & Design Fellows Program Launches

September 25, 2020

The Bok Center is excited to announce the launch of a new graduate fellow program, the Media and Design Fellows (MDFs)! As part of the Bok Center’s Learning Lab team, MDFs support innovative course development within the FAS, partnering with faculty and staff to design a variety of digital tools, course materials, and assignments for undergraduate courses and departments.

Across the disciplines, faculty and students are innovating by deploying richer media (3D models, high quality videos, well-designed infographics and illustrations) and richer interactions...

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Upcoming Events

2020 Oct 21

Faculty Office Hours (Bok, Academic Technology, and Libraries)

Repeats every week on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday until Fri Dec 18 2020 .
10:30am to 11:30am

Drop in at any time to have representatives of the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, Academic Technology for the FAS, and the Harvard Library answer any of your questions about Canvas, Zoom, technology in teaching, or anything else pertaining to remote teaching.

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2020 Oct 22

TF Resource Hours

Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Nov 19 2020 .
11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Zoom

Are you teaching remotely this fall? Do you have questions about engaging students or facilitating synchronous or asynchronous class activities? Drop by the Bok Center’s TF Resource Hours to ask questions and get ideas on digital teaching tools you could integrate into your sections! During the first ten minutes of each session, we’ll be demonstrating a tool or strategy for teaching remotely, such as annotation, polling, or Slack, and sharing ideas for how and why you might use it with your students. The rest of the time will be for any and all of your remote teaching questions!

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2020 Oct 26

TF Resource Hours

Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Nov 16 2020 except Mon Oct 12 2020.
3:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Zoom

Are you teaching remotely this fall? Do you have questions about engaging students or facilitating synchronous or asynchronous class activities? Drop by the Bok Center’s TF Resource Hours to ask questions and get ideas on digital teaching tools you could integrate into your sections! During the first ten minutes of each session, we’ll be demonstrating a tool or strategy for teaching remotely, such as annotation, polling, or Slack, and sharing ideas for how and why you might use it with your students. The rest of the time will be for any and all of your remote teaching questions!

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