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Harvard Online Workshops

Jun 08, 2017 jjamison

Online Workshops

Professional Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) is pleased to announce 2-week, online professional development workshops for K-12 educators. These workshops each explore a key concept or practice of particular relevance for today’s K-12 educators, and are grounded in day-to-day teaching and leadership practice.

A core part of the HGSE experience is cohort learning, job-embedded application and reflection, and peer discussion. Our curriculum and learning experience are designed to create a community of practice for participants to learn with and from each other, and to apply what they learn, as they learn, in their own schools and classrooms.

We offer online workshops multiple times a year and run a series each season. Winter workshops begin in February; spring workshops begin in April or May; s workshops begin July or August; fall workshops begin October and November. The schedule and offerings for each season will be updated on this webpage.

Summer Online Workshops:

Buffering Stress and Adversity Through Early Learning 
July 17-30, 2017 | $149 per person
This Saul Zaentz Professional Learning Academy workshop, designed by Nonie Lesaux and Stephanie Jones, sheds light on the growing number of stressors facing today’s youngest learners — and explores the features of strong early learning environments that can buffer children’s stressors and promote early learning and development. 

Educating Global Citizens
July 17-30, 2017 | $149 per person
This workshop provides strategies for promoting global competence in classrooms and schools, work that comes from the research of Professor Fernando Reimers and the Think Tank on Global Education.

Education Redesign: Building a New Model for All
July 17-30, 2017 | $149 per person
HGSE Professor Paul Reville’s research forms the foundation for this exploration of why current education reform efforts are failing and how we might work to design a new education system.

Today’s Early Educator: Challenges, Competencies, and Professional Supports
August 7-20, 2017 | $149 per person
This online workshop, offered to early education leaders as part of the Saul Zaentz Professional Learning Academy and based on the work of Nonie Lesaux and Stephanie Jones, focuses on the educator competencies and workforce supports that enable the creation of a high-quality learning environment.

College-Going Identity and Student Success
August 7-20, 2017 | $149 per person

This workshop utilizes the work of HGSE Senior Lecturer Mandy Savitz-Romer to provide strategies for promoting future-oriented identities and explores the role of educators in that process.

Culturally Responsive Literature Instruction
August 7-20, 2017 | $149 per person
Based upon the research of HGSE Professor Pamela Mason, this workshop provides strategies for identifying cultural assumptions in literature and incorporating new texts and conversations into your classroom practice.

Learning Through Discussion and Disagreement
August 7-20, 2017 | $149 per person

This workshop reveals what classroom discussion is and isn’t, presents evidence for its value, and offers immediate strategies for getting started. Based upon the research of HGSE Professor Catherine Snow, it provides strategies for encouraging discussion and debate in the classroom. 

Making Decisions Using Evidence
August 7-20, 2017 | $149 per person

This online workshop, based on the work of HGSE Professor Heather Hill and her colleagues in the National Center for Research in Policy and Practice, supports educational leaders in the skills needed to select, read, and use relevant research for decision-making in their own setting. 

Upcoming Online Workshops:

Ensuring Success for All: Tools and Practices for Inclusive Schools
Date TBD | $149 per person
Based upon the research of HGSE Professor Thomas Hehir, this workshop explores why inclusion is so important and how schools can treat diversity as an asset, not a problem.

Improving Math Instruction Through Feedback
Date TBD | $149 per person
Using the Mathematical Quality of Instruction (MQI) Coaching protocols, this workshop provides strategies for promoting high-quality math instruction through observation and feedback. Utilizing the research of HGSE Professor Heather Hill, the workshop explores the role of school leaders and instructional coaches in that process. 

The Opportunity of Bilingualism: Serving Today’s Young English Language Learners
Date TBD | $149 per person
The Opportunity of Bilingualism, centered on the research of HGSE Professor, Nonie Lesaux, provides strategies for promoting language and literacy development in linguistically diverse education settings and the implications for effective policies to support this important work.

Learning to Talk by Talking: A Developmental Approach to Maximizing Language and Literacy Skills
Date TBD | $149 per person 

HGSE Professor Catherine Snow, one of the world’s leading experts on language and literacy, provides research for this workshop that follows a developmental approach to language and literacy from birth to the teen years.

Effective Data Use in Education Systems
Date TBD | $399 per person
Grounded in the work of HGSE Professor Jon Fullerton and the Center for Education Policy Research, this workshop provides a toolkit for strategic data use and explores the role of data strategists in that process.

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