As classes moved online this spring, so did the work of the Bok Center’s twenty-seven undergraduate Mentors. Responsible for engaging Allston-Brighton children in interdisciplinary science, technology, and literacy programs at the Harvard Ed Portal, these undergraduates gain experience with skills central to good teaching, and reflect on their own development as teachers and learners.
When the Ed Portal’s programming shifted online...
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2020 Derek C. Bok Award!
The Derek C. Bok Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching of Undergraduates is given each year by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences to five teaching fellows who have been nominated by their departments. The award includes a $1,000 prize from a gift given by David G. Nathan '51, M.D. '55 (Robert A. Stranahan Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School) and his wife Jean Louise Friedman Nathan.
When the Harvard Art Museums closed to the public just before Spring Break, it opened new doors in the online space. With numerous course collaborations scheduled for the remainder of the semester, the museums’ staff worked to transform gallery visits and classes in the Art Study Center into interactive visual learning experiences via Zoom.... Read more about Close Encounters with Original Works of Art—Despite the Distance
In a recent article in The Crimson, Bok Center Faculty Director Rob Lue highlights the ways that the Bok Center has supported faculty throughout the transition to remote learning this spring and ways that we will continue to help faculty plan over the summer. “‘One thing that’s crucial is that the Harvard curriculum will be excellent. Everyone is committed to that,’ he said. ‘We’re going to be working super hard all summer long.’”... Read more about Preparing for the Possibility of a Remote Fall Semester
Undergraduate mentors from the Harvard Ed Portal Mentoring Program were featured recently in the Harvard Gazette. Through the program, Harvard undergraduates provide one-on-one and small group after-school mentoring to students from Allston-Brighton. Susan Johnson, our Assistant Director for Socially Engaged...
On May 9, the Bok Center hosted our 3rd annual Showcase, celebrating innovative teaching from the past academic year. Visitors from across the Harvard community and beyond explored over 20 booths highlighting many of the diverse courses and programs created by Bok Center staff, student fellows, and faculty partners.... Read more about Bok Showcase 2019: Innovative Teaching in the Spotlight