In collaboration with Project Zero, Professional Education at Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) is offering online professional education courses that are research-based and grounded in day-to-day teaching and leadership practice — you can apply what you learn, as you learn. In these 13 week long, coach-facilitated, asynchronous online courses, you'll work with peers facing similar challenges and take away real-world solutions, inspiration, and the support of an engaged community. Each program promotes active, team-based learning that supports collaboration and sharing in schools and districts. Each has its own focus area but they also work well together.

Online Courses

  • Cultures of Thinking Event Icon

    Creating Cultures of Thinking

    February 27, 2017 to May 28, 2017

    Effective teaching takes more than good planning and instructional design; it also requires attention to the culture of the classroom. But how do we create culture? How do we shape and mold it so that it supports students’ development as thinkers and learners capable of deep understanding?Read more

  • Making Learning Visible Event Icon

    Making Learning Visible

    February 27, 2017 to May 28, 2017

    Unlock the potential of group learning in your classroom. In groups, both children and adults learn from and with others, encountering new perspectives, strategies, and ways of thinking. Not only do individuals enhance their own learning, but the group can also achieve more together than any...Read more

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    Teaching for Understanding

    February 27, 2017 to May 28, 2017

    As educators, we seek to prepare our students for the future — to equip them with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that will help them become productive, reflective, responsible members of their communities as they move into adulthood. But none of us can predict the kind of future that...Read more

  • Thinking & Learning in a Maker-Centered Classroom Event Icon

    Thinking & Learning in a Maker-Centered Classroom

    February 27, 2017 to May 28, 2017

    Drawing on research from Project Zero’s Agency by Design project, this course offers classroom teachers, maker educators, administrators, and parents an opportunity to explore firsthand maker-centered learning practices and the opportunities they afford.Read more

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    Visible Thinking

    February 27, 2017 to May 28, 2017

    Visible Thinking, an approach to teaching thinking developed by Project Zero, has two goals: to deepen content learning and to cultivate students’ thinking skills and thinking dispositions. Now used by educators around the world, Visible Thinking is designed to be used in all subjects, all grades,...Read more