Learn, Connect, Grow

Our work is focused on enriching teaching and learning, on campus and in partnership with local and global communities. We are creating opportunities for students that are interdisciplinary in nature and help the Academy grow in relation to the priorities of the 2014 Strategic Plan. Tang Institute fellows and collaborators work together and individually to enrich student learning in five areas of focus: equity and inclusion, interdisciplinary, pedagogy, instructional coaching, and a new effort to pilot a school within a school at Andover.


The Workshop at Andover

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What is The Workshop at Andover?

Piloting a new model for connected learning and collaboration.

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Reimagining Teaching and Learning at Andover

Stay updated on our progress and be part of the conversation.

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Meet the Team

Meet the 19-20 Workshop faculty and collaborators.

Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning

The Institute continues to support Andover’s Department of Interdisciplinary Studies in increasing interdisciplinary learning opportunities for students and embedding intellectual inquiry into race-class-gender-sexuality and other aspects of identity into the academic program. This year’s new fellows in this area are exploring interdisciplinary approaches to teaching and learning in foundational courses at Andover.

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the ethi{CS} project

The ethi{CS} project explores ways to embed ethical deliberation into existing STEM curricula, beginning with CSC509.

Opportunity Insights

Andover faculty collaborate with Harvard's Opportunity Insights to explore the intersections of economics, big data, and social inequality.

Equity & Inclusion

Projects in this area will continue to advance the work of equity and inclusion on campus, with the goal of nurturing the academic and personal growth of all students as they navigate a complex, intentionally diverse learning community. We support Andover’s continued progress toward full equity by helping to enhance the educational program and support systems to prepare students for life at and beyond Andover

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Anti-Racist Advocacy in Education Systems

An examination into our own history with race and racism as we seek to learn about, promote, and support anti-racist work in our classrooms.

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The Rainbow at PA

This project will investigate and implement strategies for helping to make our campus one that visibly welcomes, represents, and embraces LGBTQ+ students and adults.

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Teaching Religious Studies

A compilation of resources to enhance teaching on religious studies and increase religious literacy in students for our increasingly globalized world.

Reflective Pedagogy

Imaginative pedagogy has long distinguished Andover’s academic excellence. To maintain a vibrant and cooperative intellectual community, we must formally implement this pursuit across the curriculum. We affirm a commitment to pedagogical and curricular innovation in which the analog and the digital complement each other. We will use novel and tailored methods to explore a dynamic course of study that introduces different points of view, provides the foundation for rigorous critical analysis, and encourages thoughtful problem-solving

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Instructional Coaching

Instructional coaches will collaborate with colleagues, observing their classes and offering feedback in a supportive, non-evaluative manner.

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Purpose and Proficiency in Spanish Curricula

The goal is to create a program of language study that puts student interests and needs at the center, while preparing them to interact in real situations in Spanish.

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Redesigning BIO100

The goal of this project is to restructure PA’s BIO100 curriculum to enable teachers and students to explore biological themes through different lenses, such as evolution, cell biology, and biochemistry

Mindfulness Initiatives

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Public Events

The Mindfulness Speaker Series continues in the 19-20 school year! Please visit this page for information on mindfulness speakers and programming.

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Mindful Community

Now in its fifth year, the Mindful Community project is supporting community members in their cultivation of mindfulness in daily life.