Online Workshops

Professional Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) is pleased to announce 2-week, online professional development workshops for K-12 educators. These workshops each explore a key concept or practice of particular relevance for today’s K-12 educators, 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.

We offer online workshops multiple times a year and run a series each season.

Buffering Stress and Adversity Through Early Learning 
July 24-August 6, 2017 | $149 per person
This Saul Zaentz Professional Learning Academy workshop, designed by Nonie Lesaux and Stephanie Jones, sheds light on the growing number of stressors facing today’s youngest learners — and explores the features of strong early learning environments that can buffer children’s stressors and promote early learning and development. 

Today’s Early Educator: Challenges, Competencies, and Professional Supports
August 7-20, 2017 | $149 per person
This online workshop, offered to early education leaders as part of the Saul Zaentz Professional Learning Academy and based on the work of Nonie Lesaux and Stephanie Jones, focuses on the educator competencies and workforce supports that enable the creation of a high-quality learning environment.

College-Going Identity and Student Success
August 7-20, 2017 | $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.

Culturally Responsive Literature Instruction
August 7-20, 2017 | $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.

Learning Through Discussion and Disagreement
August 7-20, 2017 | $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. 

Using Research to Inform Decisions
August 7-20, 2017 | $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.