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Community Learning

Beyond the Classroom

HGSE’s co-curricular learning experiences give students fluency in skills as varied as negotiation, digital fabrication, and multimedia production. Students interact with high-impact scholars and changemakers through vibrant speaker series and applied learning experiences, uniting academic work with real-world challenges.

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Lecturer at Harvard Graduate School of Education, Celine Coggins

Connecting with Experts

Partake in a range of speaker series throughout the year that allow you to engage with experts and relevant topics in the field — or home in on a specific topic that most resonates with your interests.

The Askwith Education Forum


Elizabeth Warren speaks at an Askwith Forum

The Askwith Education Forum brings leading voices from across the field of education (and beyond) to HGSE about issues affecting schools, universities, families, and communities. The series provides students, faculty, and other community members to come together to learn from, and engage with, the practitioners, policymakers, scholars, and thinkers who are shaping education and improving opportunities for all learners.

Education Innovation Studio

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Two men work on projects in the Education Innovation Studio

The Cheng Yu Tung Education Innovation Studio is a hands-on space for HGSE students and faculty to invent, design, and experiment with new educational experiences and technologies, including maker-based and other new approaches.

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Fostering Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Together, Harvard and HGSE provide many opportunities for students to push their entrepreneurial aspirations and advance new ventures. Among the pathways:

Collaborative Learning

Discover HGSE’s unique and innovative spaces for collaborative, actionable, cross-subject learning. They include:

  • The Alumni of Color Conference, a multi-day, student-led convening to raise awareness of the educational issues affecting communities of color
  • The HGSE Student Research Symposium, a student-led national education research conference
  • Chen Yidan Visiting Global Fellows program, fosters global knowledge and student awareness by bringing international leaders to HGSE
  • The Jeanne Chall Reading Lab, for training teachers and reading specialists and conducting research on reading | Larson Hall, G10
  • HipHopEx, connects students to innovative discussions, projects, and curriculum at the intersection of hip-hop and teaching and learning
  • A diverse range of HGSE student organizations, which provide learning and networking opportunities

Professional Development Opportunities

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Through the Career Development Center and beyond, HGSE offers rich resources to explore short- and long-term goals, develop skills valued by the workplace, and land a job. You have access to:


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