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

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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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.

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.