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Professional Education

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 (most are two weeks) 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 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.

Upcoming Online Workshops:

Culturally Responsive Literature Instruction
January 13 - 26, 2020 | $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.

College-Going Identity and Student Success
January 13 - 26, 2020 | $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.

Educating Global Citizens
February 10 - 23, 2020 | $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.

Learning Through Discussion and Disagreement
March 2 - 15, 2020 | $149 per person
This workshop reveals what classroom discussion is and isn’t, presents evidence for its value, and offers immediate strategies for getting started. Based upon the research of HGSE Professor Catherine Snow, it provides strategies for encouraging discussion and debate in the classroom. 

Improving Math Instruction Through Feedback
March 2 - 15, 2020 | $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. 

Education Redesign: Building a New Model for All
March 2 - 15, 2020 | $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
March 2 - 15, 2020 | $149 per person
This workshop builds on the resources offered in Instructional Moves, a HGSE project that promotes high-leverage teaching strategies. During this workshop designed for higher ed and K-12 professionals, learn how to utilize Instructional Moves to strengthen the effectiveness of and engagement in your classroom discussions.

STEM Instructional Improvement That Works
Date TBD | $149 per person
Gain a deeper understanding of effective STEM instructional improvement programs – including the features and characteristics that lead to improved student outcomes.

Using Research to Inform Decisions
Date TBD | $149 per person
This online workshop, based on the work of HGSE Professor Heather Hill and her colleagues in the National Center for Research in Policy and Practice, supports educational leaders in the skills needed to select, read, and use relevant research for decision-making in their own setting.

The Opportunity of Bilingualism: Serving Today’s Young English Language Learners
Date TBD | $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.

Teaching Students to Ask Their Own Questions: Best Practices in the Question Formulation Technique
Date TBD | $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.

Ensuring Success for All: Tools and Practices for Inclusive Schools
Date TBD | $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.

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