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 Sep 24

TF Resource Hours

Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Nov 19 2020 .
11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Zoom

Are you teaching remotely this fall? Do you have questions about engaging students or facilitating synchronous or asynchronous class activities? Drop by the Bok Center’s TF Resource Hours to ask questions and get ideas on digital teaching tools you could integrate into your sections! During the first ten minutes of each session, we’ll be demonstrating a tool or strategy for teaching remotely, such as annotation, polling, or Slack, and sharing ideas for how and why you might use it with your students. The rest of the time will be for any and all of your remote teaching questions!

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2020 Sep 28

TF Resource Hours

Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Nov 16 2020 except Mon Oct 12 2020.
3:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Zoom

Are you teaching remotely this fall? Do you have questions about engaging students or facilitating synchronous or asynchronous class activities? Drop by the Bok Center’s TF Resource Hours to ask questions and get ideas on digital teaching tools you could integrate into your sections! During the first ten minutes of each session, we’ll be demonstrating a tool or strategy for teaching remotely, such as annotation, polling, or Slack, and sharing ideas for how and why you might use it with your students. The rest of the time will be for any and all of your remote teaching questions!

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2020 Sep 29

Bok Seminar - Tools & Techniques for Leading Classroom Discussions

4:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Remote

Led by Suzanne Paszkowski and Rebecca Miller Brown

How can you lead an exciting discussion and keep participants engaged from beginning to end? Which pedagogical techniques and strategies might be the most useful for working with undergraduates? How can you mobilize Zoom and other virtual platforms to lead discussions remotely? This seminar offers both a theoretical and hands-on approach to leading discussions and encouraging student participation in classes of all sizes. To that end, we will explore tools for conducting discussion asynchronously/outside of class to help you...

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2020 Oct 01

Bok Seminar - Classroom Culture: Fostering Equity and Inclusion in Community

10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Remote

Led by Noelle Lopez

As teachers and learners at universities around the world currently face socio-political unrest and an ongoing pandemic, how can you, in your role as a TF, engage with these challenges in the (online) classroom? Specifically, how can you work with students to cultivate a classroom culture in which issues of equity and inclusion are explicitly addressed? Fostering equitable and inclusive learning communities requires collaboration, skill, and practice. Through short readings, activities and dialogue with peer teachers, and a conversation...

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2020 Oct 01

TF Resource Hours

11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Zoom

Are you teaching remotely this fall? Do you have questions about engaging students or facilitating synchronous or asynchronous class activities? Drop by the Bok Center’s TF Resource Hours to ask questions and get ideas on digital teaching tools you could integrate into your sections! During the first ten minutes of each session, we’ll be demonstrating a tool or strategy for teaching remotely, such as annotation, polling, or Slack, and sharing ideas for how and why you might use it with your students. The rest of the time will be for any and all of your remote teaching questions!

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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.

Lemann Program

Developed by Robert Lue and funded by Brazilian investor Jorge Paulo Lemann '61, the Lemann Program on Creativity and Entrepreneurship prepares Harvard students to take the lead in solving global challenges by fostering entrepreneurial thinking within liberal arts education.

Public events

Bok Summit

Bok Summit Covered in Harvard Magazine, Chronicle of Higher Education

May 3, 2019

Harvard Magazine recently published a comprehensive summary of the Bok Center’s Harvard Summit on Excellence in Higher Education. Held on April 4-5, the Summit brought together deans, provosts, and faculty from universities across the country to discuss whether - and how well - liberal arts colleges and universities are serving the public good....

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Celebrating Mentoring at the Harvard Ed Portal

December 2, 2018

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.  

Read more about the Ed Portal mentoring program and the community reception - attended by President Larry Bacow - in this Crimson article.

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