Course-Based Innovations

Projects centered on course development

Teach Anywhere: a portable kit that converts any space into a technology-enabled learning space

Awardees: Logan McCarty and Melissa Franklin (FAS)

Summary: Awardees will create and evaluate portable “Teach Anywhere” kits that convert any space into a flexible learning environment and address common challenges related to teaching in non-traditional classrooms including acoustics, media projection, and partitioning.

Awardees aim to build on the success of the “SciBox” classroom, constructed in 2013 with...

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Elective in primary care medicine and teaching

Awardees: Kristen Goodell (HMS), Barbara Ogur (HMS-CHA), Sara Fazio (HMS-BIDMC), Barbara Gottlieb (SPH/HMS-BWH), Valeria Pazo (HMS-BWH), Colleen Farrell (HMS), and Lydia Flier (HMS)

Summary: Awardees will pilot an advanced elective in primary care medicine and teaching, where senior medical students tutor junior medical students in clinical skills, with assessment of its benefits to both students enrolled in the elective and the junior students they tutor.

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Teaching creativity: Landscape, architecture, originality, and autobiography

Awardee: Michael Van Valkenburgh (GSD) 

Summary: Awardee will develop a new interdisciplinary course, involving leaders in landscape architecture and other fields paired with faculty at Harvard to examine originality, authenticity, and invention, and develop a model for courses that spark students to develop their own creative voice.... Read more about Teaching creativity: Landscape, architecture, originality, and autobiography

Learning from leaders: Weaving a leadership narrative into the educational experience



This video was produced and edited by The Leadership Studio at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Awardees: Ian Lapp (SPH), Miranda Daniloff Mancusi (SPH), Deane Eastwood (SPH), Betty Johnson (SPH), Lisa Mirowitz (SPH), Alexandria King-Close (SPH), Robert Blendon (HKS/SPH)

Summary: Awardees plan to edit existing video of influential lectures into pedagogically-relevant clips, and create a user-friendly interface to enable faculty to better use these videos in their courses.

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