Programming

Whether you're interested in attending a one-hour lunch, enrolling in a six-week seminar, or finding a trusted partner with whom to workshop your ideas, the Bok Center's staff and fellows are ready to help you become the kind of teacher that you would like to be.

For Faculty

The Bok Center partners with faculty to think through their goals and ideas. From course design, to training your teaching staff, to evolving your classroom practice, we're here to help.

Programming Grad

Teaching is intimately connected to your growth as a scholar. From apprenticing for a faculty career to acquiring valuable skills in communication, the Bok Center is here to help you succeed.

Programming Undergrad

Through the Learning Lab and other initiatives, the Bok Center offers undergraduates the opportunity to participate in designing their own educations and transforming the Harvard curriculum. 

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Upcoming Events

2019 Jan 23

Winter Teaching Week

Wed Jan 23 (All day) to Fri Jan 25 (All day)

Location: 

Science Center Building

Winter 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. 

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2019 Jan 23

Digital Teaching Methods Seminar

9:00am to 4:00pm

Location: 

Cabot Science Library Instructional Space, LL03

Join the Harvard University Digital Scholarship Support Group (http://dssg.fas.harvard.edu) for the Digital Teaching Methods workshop, a foundational seminar that focuses on the thoughtful integration of digital tools and methods in teaching and learning. This workshop will provide a hands-on introduction to several approaches that have been used successfully at Harvard, all grounded in specific pedagogical examples and use cases, including online exhibitions, annotations, timelines, data visualization, and multimedia.  Whether you will be teaching with digital tools for the first...

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2019 Jan 23

Hit the Ground Running

9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Science Center 418d

What can new TFs do to get ready for the first day of class and beyond? Come to this introduction to the fundamentals of teaching to practically prepare to teach for the first time, to learn about resources available to you as you begin your teaching career, and to build confidence in the process! We follow the arc of the semester in this workshop, starting with the first day of class and moving through lesson planning, delivery, and giving and receiving feedback. Please bring a syllabus to use (your own or one for a class you might teach).This session is designed for TFs...

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2019 Jan 23

Problem Solving in STEM Classes: Engaging Your Students in Section

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Science Center 302

Problem solving is a central activity in science, engineering, and math classes. In this workshop, designed for both new and experienced TFs in the STEM disciplines, we will explore strategies for teaching with problems. How and why might you encourage students to work in groups to solve problems? How can you enable a variety of students to participate and share their answers and ideas with the class? This workshop will provide you with practical methods for creating an inclusive classroom environment for all students to learn to solve problems and tackle scientific and...

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For Departments

The Bok Center welcomes opportunities to collaborate with departments and programs on large-scale initiatives like revising curricula, offering professional development opportunities to graduate students, and creating discipline-specific resources in areas like writing and speaking for undergraduates.

K-12 Outreach

k-12 The Socially Engaged Learning initiative at the Bok Center supports faculty, graduate and undergraduate students in pedagogical approaches that impact K-12 education, helping faculty and students use their engagement in the community to inform their on-campus teaching and learning and to assess the value of socially engaged learning courses and activities.

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