Eight scholars have been appointed as 2019 Harvard Horizons Scholars, studying topics from glass sea sponges to musical Esperanto. Harvard Horizons is designed to promote interdisciplinary sharing of PhD students’ big ideas and to teach students how to communicate their research to a non-specialist audience. Over the next several months these eight graduate students will work closely with the Bok Center as part of our support for Professional and Scholarly Communication. Congratulations to the Horizons Scholars!
We are excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 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.
The Harvard Ed Portal, which is celebrating ten years of community partnership between Harvard and Boston, shared the work of K-12 students and their mentors at a community reception on December 2. Susan Johnson, the Bok Center’s Assistant Director for Socially Engaged Learning, works with a cohort of 20-25 undergraduate mentors each semester, helping them to create age-specific curricula and develop as educators.
Students from Margaret Rennix's Expos 20 course visited the Bok Learning Lab three times to prepare for their video capstone project. Our Learning Lab team supported students in the development of narrative storytelling on film and creating their media products, then hosted an event where the students came together to share their final videos.
The capstone project for Young Joo Lee's TDM 169L course utilized software for video game design and 3D modeling. The Learning Lab developed and facilitated workshops for students on how to effectively use the software and set up a virtual reality headset that students could use while creating and testing their designs.