THIS SITE

Information for

Welcome

The Centre for Teaching Excellence collaborates with individuals, academic departments, and academic support units to foster capacity and community around teaching and to promote an institutional culture that values effective teaching and meaningful learning.

“Staff members of CTE are very highly respected among educational developers in Canada, as well as around the world. Their work is scholarly, grounded in current research on teaching and learning, innovative and carefully designed. CTE is one of the teaching centres we look to as an outstanding centre that models excellence in educational development.” — Feedback received via a "reputation survey" that CTE conducted as part of its 2017 External Review. 

  1. Feb. 8, 2018Registration now open for 2018 Teaching and Learning ConferenceConference poster with this year's conference theme: Motivating our Students and Ourselves

    Register for the 2018 University of Waterloo Teaching and Learning Conference and join Waterloo instructors, staff, and students on April 26 for a full day devoted to exploring the role motivation plays in teaching and learning. Joe Kim, Associate Professor in Psychology, Neuroscience, and Behaviour at McMaster University and recipient of the 2017 D2L Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning, will kick off the conference with a keynote talk on student motivation and durable learning — learning that extends beyond the short-term and into the long-term retention of information that remains with students after the final exam. And in our Igniting Our Practice session, Sarah Tolmie (English Language and Literature) and Brian Forrest (Pure Mathematics) will invite participants to their classrooms by recreating successful ineractive teaching strategies. Registration closes ​April ​4, ​2018.

  2. Feb. 7, 20182018 Educational Technologies Week: March 12-16

    Join us for CTE's annual Educational Technologies Week on Monday, March 12 to Friday, March 16, 2018. This year's Educational Technologies Week features topics such as learning spaces, Flipping the Classroom, Course Design for Blended Learning, VoiceThread, Crowdmark, Lightboard, and more!

    The dates and times of all 18 sessions are available on the schedule.

  3. Jan. 24, 2018Two Waterloo writing centres to present at LITE Grant lightning research talk on Jan. 31

    Join us for our first LITE Grant Lightning Research Talk for presentations from two Waterloo writing centres. Learn about how the French Writing Centre harnesses collaborative learning and about new methods piloted by the Writing and Communication Centre to successfully equip students for dissertation writing in their dissertation bootcamps. 

    Registration is required.

    Date: Wednesday, January 31, 12:00-1:00

    Presenters: Rocky Penate, Cynthia Tremblay (French Studies), Clare Bermingham, Nadine Fladd, and Nicole Westlund Stewart (Writing and Communication Centre)

Read all news