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Online Workshops for Educators

Professional Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) is pleased to offer online professional development workshops for educators. These shorter duration workshops each explore a key concept or practice of particular relevance for today’s preK-12 and higher ed professionals, 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.

Group Pricing
Special tuition rates for group enrollment are now available for our online workshops. Learn more about pricing opportunities on individual workshop pages.

Upcoming Online Workshops:

Teaching Students to Ask Their Own Questions: Best Practices in the Question Formulation Technique
July 13 – August 2, 2021 | $199 per person
This workshop will offer a differentiated active learning experience in the Question Formulation Technique (QFT), a simple yet robust method for teaching students to ask better questions.

How We Argue: Teaching Students to Discuss with Empathy and Evidence
July 14 – August 3, 2021 | $199 per person
Help students develop a greater command of critical thinking skills using a research-backed method called argument mapping.

Action-Planning for the New Normal: Making Sense of Our Year On Screens
July 14 – August 10, 2021 | $295 per person, $525 per person for coached model
Explore lessons learned from the 2020-2021 school year, and create a practical action-plan that integrates best practices for moving forward.

Culturally Responsive Literature Instruction
July 28 – August 17, 2021 | $225 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.

Strategies for Effective Facilitation: Online
July 28 – August 18, 2021 | $225 per person 
Assess, strengthen, and practice your group facilitation skills through an experiential online program.

Screen-Time Savvy: Skills and Strategies to Deepen Digital and Media Literacy
September 8 – November 5, 2021 | $295 per person

Develop practical knowledge, skills, and strategies around screen-time usage that can help you support learners as they navigate today’s digital media landscape.

Civics Education and Youth Participatory Politics
October 6 – October 19, 2021 | $149 per person 
Inspire students to become critically engaged civic actors.

Developing Strategies for Online Teaching and Learning
October 6 – November 2, 2021 | $295 per person
Gain skills and strategies to deepen your understanding and implementation of distance learning through a new online workshop that will guide and support you through creating meaningful educational experiences.

The Opportunity of Bilingualism: Serving Today’s Young English Language Learners
October 13 – October 26, 2021 | $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.

Schooling for Critical Consciousness of Racism and Racial Injustice
October 13 – October 26, 2021 | $149 per person
Strengthen your ability to help students recognize and resist racism by teaching them how to adopt a stance of critical consciousness.

College-Going Identity and Student Success
October 27 – November 9, 2021 | $149 per person 
Explore strategies for fostering college-going, future-oriented student identities.

Improving Math Instruction Through Feedback
October 27 – November 9, 2021 | $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.

Deeper Than Edutainment: Taking Books and Their Film Adaptations Seriously
November 3 – November 30, 2021 | $295 per person

Discover exciting ways to make use of film adaptations of novels by exploring and embracing what happens when a story “crosses” from one content platform to another. Learn to leverage the unique benefits of using cross-media storytelling to boost social, emotional, and academic development of young people.

Online Teaching and Learning in Action
November 3 – December 14, 2021 | $375 per person

Engage with a community of practice as you plan to apply practical strategies for distance learning. In this program, you will continue to develop and refine your online and blended learning plans with peer support — as you move from planning to action.

Learning to Talk by Talking: A Developmental Approach to Maximizing Language and Literacy Skills
Dates to be announced | $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.

Education Redesign: Building 21st Century Systems of Child Development and Education
Dates to be announced | $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.

Instructional Moves: Making Classroom Discussions More Inclusive and Effective
Dates to be announced | $149 per person
Featuring video examples of instruction by Harvard faculty, this course offers instructors a roadmap for strengthening classroom discussions, new insights that can help them match teaching strategies – or “moves” – to specific discussion scenarios.

Navigating Complexity: A Leadership Program for Principals
Dates to be announced | $625 per person

Gain the support of HGSE faculty and a collaborative community of school leaders in a new program designed to help you prepare for and navigate the start of the upcoming school year.

Building Your Entry Plan to Lead for Equity in Education
Dates to be announced | $375 per person
Plan your entry into a new education leadership position through this new online professional development program. Learn to devise a series of steps that will involve communities of stakeholders in creating opportunities for all children to succeed.