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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; Summer workshops begin July or August; Fall workshops begin October and November. The schedule and offerings for each season will be updated on this webpage.

Spring Online Workshops:

Ensuring Success for All: Tools and Practices for Inclusive Schools
April 24-May 7, 2017 | $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.

Educating Global Citizens
April 24-May 7, 2017 | $149 per person
Based upon the work of Professor Fernando Reimers and the Think Tank on Global Education, this workshop provides strategies for promoting global competence in classrooms and schools.

The Opportunity of Bilingualism: Serving Today’s Young English Language Learners
May 15-28, 2017 | $149 per person
Based upon the research of HGSE Professor, Nonie Lesaux, this workshop 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 through Discussion and Disagreement
May 15–28, 2017 | $149 per person

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

Upcoming Online Workshops:

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

Culturally Responsive Literature Instruction
Date TBD | $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.

Education Redesign: Building a New Model for All
Date TBD | $149 per person

Based upon the research of HGSE Professor Paul Reville, this workshop explores why current education reform efforts are failing and how we might work to design a new education system.

College-Going Identity and Student Success
Date TBD | $149 per person

Based upon the research of HGSE Senior Lecturer Mandy Savitz-Romer, this workshop provides strategies for promoting future-oriented identities and explores the role of educators in that process. 

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

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

Effective Data Use in Education Systems
Date TBD | $399 per person
Based upon 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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