Harkness Teaching Workshop for Teachers

Enrich your practice. Sharpen your skills. Experience the power of Harkness teaching.

This workshop is designed to equip experienced teachers with the tools, knowledge, and approach necessary to successfully implement the Harkness pedagogy in your classroom.

Expert faculty. Teachers from the Lawrenceville School are joined by practitioners from public middle and high schools, as well as independent day schools. Our facilitators can discuss implementation across disciplines and in a variety of school settings.

Discipline-specific instruction. Harkness pedagogy looks different across disciplines. In addition to the general sessions, we offer three specific tracks: Science, Math, and Humanities.

2021 Virtual Harkness Teaching

A Workshop for Practitioners on June 12, 2021 with The Lawrenceville School

This year, we are offering a condensed, one-day virtual program, focusing on the essential qualities of Harkness teaching and best practices in STEM (math and science) and humanities disciplines.

Join us for an opportunity to observe Harkness teaching in action with Lawrenceville faculty and students to learn new skills and approaches to successfully implement the Harkness pedagogy in your own classroom, whether in person or virtual.

June 12, 2021

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. ET
  • Opening Discussion: Why Adopt Harkness?
  • Harkness Goals, Roles, and Moves: The Research and Experience Supporting Teacher-Designed, Student-Driven Learning
  • Virtual Approach & Adaptation

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET
  • Student Demonstration: Open Q&A with Students on Harkness Learning
  • Harkness Mechanics
  • Debrief and Q&A with Harkness Faculty on Harkness Teaching

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET
  • Break for Lunch

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET
  • Discipline-Specific Approaches in Harkness
  • Class Goals Tied to Curriculum
  • Breakout Room Sessions & Reflection: How Might I Plan a Harkness Classroom Experience?

2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. ET
  • Concluding Discussion: Goals, Resources, Ongoing Development
  • Takeaways & Faculty Q&A
Workshop faculty include teaching Harkness mentors from the Lawrenceville School.

To Be Held Virtually in June 2021


Professional Development Credit Available
Questions? Please contact summerscholars@lawrenceville.org
Through House and Harkness, Lawrenceville challenges a diverse community of promising young people to lead lives of learning, integrity, and high purpose.  Our mission is to inspire the best in each to seek the best for all.