Workshops

WorkshopsWe offer workshops for both graduate students and instructors at all stages on a wide range of topics in teaching and scholarly communication, including how to plan for the first day of class, how to communicate your research, and to how to assemble a teaching portfolio for the job market. In addition to the occasional workshops we host at the Bok Center, we welcome requests to design and deliver custom workshops for specific audiences.

2020 Mar 04

Use Text to Make Art: An Introduction to Pre-Texts Methodology

Repeats every day, 3 times .
3:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Bok Center, 125 Mt Auburn St. 3rd Floor

Led by:
--Doris Sommer, Ira and Jewell Williams Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of African and African American Studies
--Thomas Wisniewski, Bok Pedagogy Fellow, Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning Lecturer on Comparative Literature

Are you interested in creative ways of engaging with texts in the Harvard classroom? In this session you will get a taste of the Pre-Texts method, and think about how to use it. With the single prompt: “Use this text to make art,”...

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2020 Mar 05

Use Text to Make Art: An Introduction to Pre-Texts Methodology

3:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Bok Center, 125 Mt Auburn St. 3rd Floor

Led by:
--Doris Sommer, Ira and Jewell Williams Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of African and African American Studies
--Thomas Wisniewski, Bok Pedagogy Fellow, Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning Lecturer on Comparative Literature

Are you interested in creative ways of engaging with texts in the Harvard classroom? In this session you will get a taste of the Pre-Texts method, and think about how to use it. With the single prompt: “Use this text to make art,”...

Read more about Use Text to Make Art: An Introduction to Pre-Texts Methodology
2020 Mar 06

Use Text to Make Art: An Introduction to Pre-Texts Methodology

3:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Bok Center, 125 Mt Auburn St. 3rd Floor

Led by:
--Doris Sommer, Ira and Jewell Williams Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of African and African American Studies
--Thomas Wisniewski, Bok Pedagogy Fellow, Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning Lecturer on Comparative Literature

Are you interested in creative ways of engaging with texts in the Harvard classroom? In this session you will get a taste of the Pre-Texts method, and think about how to use it. With the single prompt: “Use this text to make art,”...

Read more about Use Text to Make Art: An Introduction to Pre-Texts Methodology
2020 Mar 12

Workshop: Communicating Your Research

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

5 Cowperthwaite St Cambridge | Harvard University Housing

Led By: Pamela Pollock, Director of Professional Development, Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning

How do you respond when someone asks you what you are working on? How do you describe your research to your introductory students? In this interactive workshop, hosted by the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning and the Graduate Student Commons, you will get an overview of some essential skills for communicating your research clearly to a non-specialist audience. Participants will explore the value of communicating their research to students and develop strategies...

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2020 Mar 27

Workshop: Public Speaking for International Scholars

10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Peabody Terrace | Harvard University Housing

Led by: Sarah Emory, Assistant Director, International Teachers and Scholars, Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning

As an international scholar, do you feel confident when presenting, speaking up in a group meeting, or communicating with new people? Are you getting your message across in a way that others can easily follow? In this interactive workshop, learn concrete strategies to improve your pronunciation and public speaking skills, and practice techniques to be more persuasive and engaging when speaking in a variety of academic contexts. This workshop, hosted by the...

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You can request tailored workshops for a department, a departmental pedagogy course, a course teaching staff, or your students. We can customize the message and the activities of the workshop to the particular needs of your group.

Please complete the form at right to request a custom workshop. If you have any questions about our workshops, please contact Pamela Pollock.

NB: Our Undergraduate Pedagogy Fellows also offer custom workshops on The Multiplicity of Harvard Undergraduate Identities and Ethically Engaging Community; please visit that page to request an undergraduate-led workshop.