Teaching Remotely

CoronavirusMoving a course you designed for face-to-face delivery to an online environment poses certain challenges, not least of all how to communicate clearly to students how they will interact with your new course materials and/or new modes of communication. The Bok Center is here to help.

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Current News

Pedagogy Fellow Jorden Sharick presents at the Fall Teaching Conference.

Applications Open for Pedagogy Fellows 2020-2021 Cohort!

December 2, 2019

We are now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 cohort of Pedagogy Fellows! The Pedagogy Fellows Program is a professional development opportunity for experienced and creative graduate students to collaborate with faculty, administration, and the Bok Center’s senior staff to enhance teaching in their disciplines and in the FAS more broadly. 

Positions are available for Pedagogy Fellows based either in Departments/Programs or at the Bok Center. Please visit the Pedagogy Fellows page for descriptions...

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Winners of the 2018-2019 ABLConnect Teaching Innovator Prize Announced

November 6, 2019

We are thrilled to announce the winners of the 2018-19 ABLConnect Teaching Innovator Prize!

ABLConnect is an online database of active learning exercises developed by Harvard instructors and used in Harvard classrooms. The competitive Teaching Innovator Prize recognizes instructors from across Harvard institutions for their use of active learning. This year’s winners are:... Read more about Winners of the 2018-2019 ABLConnect Teaching Innovator Prize Announced

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Upcoming Events

2020 Apr 01

Faculty Meet-up: Group projects in the age of Zoom

12:30pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

https://harvard.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMrcuCprj4j-JOPHK4SJUI_DETIR4lYCQ

Whether your students were already immersed in a group project before spring break, or are just starting to prepare for a collaborative capstone assignment, you—and they—might be concerned about the additional challenges posed by the shift to a remote, online, and often asynchronous learning environment. How can students work together effectively if they are not on the same continent, let alone the same campus? In this session we can think together about some tools (like Slack and Google Docs) and strategies that can ensure that your students still learn meaningful lessons...

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2020 Apr 01

Faculty Meet-up: Fostering engagement and assessing learning in real time

3:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

https://harvard.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJErd-ChqT8rrvhSiw5ullv85yvIk9rM-A

How are students doing, and how are they learning? Staying connected is at a premium in these challenging times, for instructors and students alike. As the instructor, how can you stay in tune with your students when the ways you usually check their engagement and understanding aren’t available? We will explore strategies for fostering active learning and student engagement in seminar courses, and share specific strategies to “read” the class via Zoom. NB: This session might appeal equally to Teaching Fellows leading discussion sections.

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2020 Apr 02

Faculty Meet-up: What’s a “SAT” research paper? Revisiting your capstone assignment

10:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

https://harvard.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcqdO6pqjkrXfnI5MYFM8bTZuLIr7yI2w

Before the start of the semester, you may have put in place a plan for a final assessment—say, a research paper—with the assumption that students would have access to on-campus resources (not to mention uninterrupted time) that may no longer be available to them. Now that the landscape has changed—and students will be graded SAT/UNSAT—your capstone might bear some rethinking. In this meet-up, we will talk about the kinds of assignments students may or may not be able to complete remotely, and about how to set meaningful standards without the extrinsic motivation of letter...

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2020 Apr 02

STEM Journal Club

Repeats every 2 weeks every Thursday until Thu Apr 16 2020 except Thu Mar 19 2020.
12:00pm to 1:15pm

Location: 

https://harvard.zoom.us/j/317102019

Please RSVP by the Monday of the meeting week.

For the schedule, readings, and to RSVP, visit: STEM Journal Club Canvas Site

Journal clubs meet biweekly during the academic year to examine recent literature in teaching and learning on various topics according to faculty interest. Faculty and graduate students are welcome to attend. Because journal club meetings are held over lunch, we request that participants RSVP in advance.

Our science education journal club...

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2020 Apr 02

Faculty Meet-up: Creating virtual labs that prioritize understanding as well as doing

4:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

https://harvard.zoom.us/meeting/register/vJMod-mupjkjncL8VbzE_NIUxYrbvHi_ZA

Most basic labs in science courses provide the hands-on experience of doing experiments coupled with subsequent data interpretation. More advanced lab courses also require students to design their experiments. In this meet-up we will discuss how combinations of lab simulations/videos, data sets and primary literature can create online “labs” that help our students understand a full arc of the scientific process.

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