"We Are All Educators" Workshop - Repository

In April 2020, the Office for Sustainability and Harvard Library teamed up to hold a 2-part (virtual) workshop for Harvard staff who work with students on sustainability projects and programming. The goal of the workshop was to train staff to be more effective educators - to share tools and strategies for defining, tracking, and enhancing learning outcomes. Designed by Margaret Wang (HGSE Student) and Kris Markman (Harvard Library), the workshop built on content from similar workshops that had been targeted at librarians. In addition, a series of focus groups and surveys helped the organizing team choose what content to include. This project was funded through a Spark Grant from the Harvard Initaitive for Learning and Teaching

Below, please find a repository of resources from the workshop, which can be used by past attendees of the workshop, as well as anyone who works with students and wants to focus on improving learning experiences associated with co-curricular projects and programs.

  • Zoom-out Lens
    • From the workshop, this Zoom-Out lense provides a framework to plan learning in a co-curricular environment.
  • Workshop Materials (Part I and Part II)
    • These are the slides used for our 2-part “We Are All Educators” workshop.
  • 21st Century Skills
    • Example learning objectives that are useful in the 21st century. (pages 9, 14, 20, 25)
  • Common formative and summative assessments
    • Assessment and activities that are used in the classroom. They can be adapted to fit your needs. nThey can also be adapted to be support strategies.
  • Rubrics
    • Critical thinking, creativity & innovation, collaboration, presentation, and self-reflection rubrics.
  • Metacognition strategies 
    • 10 basic metacognition strategies to adapt to your needs.
  • Critique protocols
    • Document outlining effective feedback strategies when getting other peers to evaluate.
  • Systems thinking
    • Document that contains guidelines and templates on how to map out systems (starting on pg. 19).
  • Stakeholder mapping
    • Tool that outlines how to conduct stakeholder mapping with a useful template.
  • Logistical framework
    • A tool for planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating projects. This framework maps inputs, activities, outputs, and outcomes. Can be useful for project scoping.
  • Strategic planning frameworks
    • This provides templates for program planning, strategic communication, and evaluation. Can be useful for project scoping.
  • Project planning
    • A simple template for students to plan their short-term goals, next steps, and remaining questions.