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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.

Online Workshop Schedule
We offer online workshops multiple times a year and run a series each season. Winter workshops begin in February; spring workshops begin in April; summer workshops begin June and July; fall workshops begin October and November. The schedule and offerings for each season will be updated on this webpage.

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:

Civics Education and Youth Participatory Politics
January 20 – February 2, 2021 | $149 per person 
Inspire students to become critically engaged civic actors.

Developing Strategies for Online Teaching and Learning
January 27 – February 23, 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.

Screen-Time Savvy: Skills and Strategies to Deepen Digital and Media Literacy
January 27 – February 23, 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.

Articulating the Intangibles of Teaching: Aligning Your Purpose and Practice for Instructional Leadership
January 28 – March 10, 2021 | $349 per person
Join a community of peers to excavate the intangibles of teaching, aligning mission, vision, methods, decisions, and student work in a comprehensive, personal language of practice to share the why, what, and how of powerful instruction.

Thinker Analytix: Teach Students to Discuss Social Issues with Precision and Care
February 24 – March 16, 2021 | $199 per person
Attend our “logic boot camp” to learn how to bridge social and political divides. Help students develop a greater command of critical thinking skills using a research-backed method called argument mapping.

Schooling for Critical Consciousness of Racism and Racial Injustice
March 3 – March 16, 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.

Deeper Than Edutainment: Taking Books and Their Film Adaptations Seriously
March 3 – March 20, 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.

College-Going Identity and Student Success
March 10 – March 23, 2021 | $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.

Improving Math Instruction Through Feedback
March 10 – March 23, 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.

Culturally Responsive Literature Instruction
March 10 – March 30, 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
March 17 – April 6, 2021 | $199 per person 
Assess, strengthen, and practice your group facilitation skills through an experiential online program.

Building Your Entry Plan to Lead for Equity in Education
March 31 – April 27, 2021 | $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.

Teaching Students to Ask Their Own Questions: Best Practices in the Question Formulation Technique
April 13 – May 3, 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.

The Opportunity of Bilingualism: Serving Today’s Young English Language Learners
April 14 – April 27, 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.

Instructional Moves: Making Classroom Discussions More Inclusive and Effective
April 14 – April 27, 2021 | $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.

Learning to Talk by Talking: A Developmental Approach to Maximizing Language and Literacy Skills
May 5 – May 18, 2021 | $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
May 5 – May 18, 2021 | $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.

Educating Global Citizens
May 5 – May 18, 2021 | $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.

Navigating Complexity: A Leadership Program for Principals
Dates to be announced | $525 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.

Universal Design for Learning: Explore
Dates to be announced | $199 per person
Develop a deeper understanding of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and gain the knowledge and confidence to design learning environments that increase access to engaging, meaningful learning experiences for all students.

Online Teaching and Learning in Action
Dates to be announced | $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.