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By Newseditor 06/24/2014 10:50 AM EDT
HarvardX - A Year Later
HGSE's second HarvardX offering, Leaders of Learning, taught by Professor Richard Elmore, begins on July 8, 2014. The six-week course will help students to identify and develop their personal theories of learning, and explore how they fit into the shifting landscape of learning. Video of edX | HarvardX: Leaders of Learning: GSE2x About Video Learn more about Leaders of Learning and register today.    
By Jill Anderson 04/11/2014 10:06 AM EDT
Students from the Ed.D. and Ed.L.D. programs will publicly present their dissertations and capstone projects April 11–22 as part of HGSE’s annual 2014 Dissertation and Capstone Defenses. The public is invited to these presentations showcasing the work of 41 students. This is the second time in HGSE history that students will defend their dissertations or capstone projects. “By the time our doctoral students finish their dissertations and capstone projects, they are perhaps the foremost experts in the world on their particular subject,” said Dean James Ryan. “These defenses aren’t just an...
By Richard Elmore 03/11/2014 8:57 AM EDT
Richard Elmore
This post originally appeared in The Huffington Post. Professional development for educators is a fundamental key to large-scale improvement of learning for children. Yet building the capacity of adults charged with preparing students for the future is the weakest part of our nation's reform strategy. This is not because we don't know what to do. We understand that professional development must be sustained over time. We know it must be structured and focused, and include direct observation and support in the classroom. We know that teachers and school leaders must understand the importance...
By Newseditor 01/06/2012 12:55 PM EST
Richard Elmore
Two publications put out by Harvard Education Press were named among the top education books of 2011 by the American School Board Journal, an award-winning, education magazine published monthly by the National School Boards Association.  I Used to Think ... and Now I Think ... : Twenty Leading Educators Reflect on the Work of School Reform edited by Professor Richard Elmore, and The American Public School Teacher: Past, Present, and Future by Daniel Drury and Justin Baer were ranked by the magazine as two of the top education books published in the last calendar year. The Harvard...
By Matt Weber 11/17/2011 8:00 AM EST
Richard Elmore
Professor Richard Elmore provides insight into the people and programs attempting to strengthen the quality of leadership in the education sector. About the Harvard EdCast  The Harvard EdCast is a weekly series of podcasts, available on the Harvard University iTunes U page, that features a 15-20 minute conversation with thought leaders in the field of education from across the country and around the world. Hosted by Matt Weber, the Harvard EdCast is a space for educational discourse and openness, focusing on the myriad issues and current events related to the field.  
By Mark Robertson 10/26/2011 11:23 AM EDT
Nancy Gutierrez
Over January Term, groups of Ed.L.D. students traveled to locations across the world — Finland, Ontario, San Jose (Calif.), Shanghai and Hong Kong, and Denver — for up-close views of highly-effective school systems. During the visits, they toured schools, sat in on classes, and met with system-level leaders to learn more about the strategies behind the successes. Ed.L.D. faculty director, Professor Richard Elmore, explains that the idea for the visits came out of in-class explorations of systems that were excelling in terms of student performance. “Over first semester, we explored leading...
By Rachael Apfel 09/07/2011 12:14 PM EDT
Book Cover: I Used to Think and Now I Think
Experience: While it may be one of the most relentless and unforgiving teachers, it provides what may be the most effective and enduring lessons. In an effort to exemplify this, I Used to Think … And Now I Think …, a volume of reflective essays compiled by Professor Richard Elmore, C.A.S.'72, Ed.D.'76, presents a variety of testaments from several top educators as they look back upon their professional experiences. The book shares its name with an exercise Elmore uses to conclude courses and teacher professional development sessions, in which participants are asked to reflect on what they...
By Lory Hough 09/23/2009 9:43 AM EDT
Illustration by Cathy Gendron
Borrowing a page from the medical school world, educators at the Ed School are showing teachers and school leaders how to find common ground when it comes to learning and instruction. Illustrations by Cathy Gendron Sarah Fiarman, Ed.M.'05, Ed.D.'09, remembers being with a group of educators as they sat in a classroom observing a reading lesson. The teacher was asking lots of questions and students were constantly raising their hands. All of the textbooks were open. Afterwards, the group of principals, superintendents, and union leaders gathered to talk about what they saw. As Fiarman...
By Newseditor 09/15/2009 1:00 AM EDT
HGSE Campus
Harvard University today announced the launch of a new, practice-based doctoral program to prepare graduates for senior leadership roles in school districts, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and the private sector. The new tuition-free Doctor of Education Leadership Program (Ed.L.D.) will be taught by faculty from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the Harvard Business School (HBS), and the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS). The program offers an unprecedented approach to preparing leaders equipped to transform the American education system in order to enable all students to...
By Jill Anderson 06/04/2009 7:38 AM EDT
Michael Hecker
Education has the power to impact and change lives every day whether through the connections made as alumni, the learning that transpires between faculty and students, or the second life it can create for a foster child facing incarceration. These ideas permeated speakers' comments to the HGSE students, alumni, faculty, and families, who gathered in Radcliffe Yard for the HGSE Convocation on June 3. The precommencement celebration presents honors such as the Morningstar Family Teaching Award, the Alumni Council Award, Class Gift, and the HGSE Intellectual Contribution/Faculty Tribute Awards...