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Effective Lesson Plans (CTE202)Export this event to calendar

Monday, February 27, 2017 — 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM EST
Location: EV1 241
Description: While teaching assistants are not expected to design courses, they are responsible for planning tutorials, seminars, and occasional guest lectures. A good class involves careful and thoughtful planning of the content, delivery, time management and the learning process. Therefore, it is important for Teaching Assistants (TAs) to develop effective lesson planning skills and strategies.

This workshop will provide TAs with the techniques for organizing and structuring a lesson according to pre-established learning objectives. By looking at various lesson planning templates and developing your own example lesson plan, you will be able to develop a framework for lesson planning that is compatible with your teaching context and your teaching style.

Facilitator: Jhotisha Mugon, CTE  

Pre-Workshop Activity:
1. Choose a straightforward topic (foundational concept or skill) from an introductory course in your field that can be taught in a 15 minute lesson. Your topic should be aimed at a novice learner in your field.

2. Write the main learning goal for your lesson (Start with: “By the end of this 15 minute lesson, my students will be able to …”.)

3. Bring your topic and the main learning goal to the workshop.
Throughout the workshop, we will work together on developing an effective lesson plan for your chosen topic. You may use this lesson plan if you intend to participate in Microteaching Sessions.


  • Participants will receive an attendance credit if they arrive on time and stay until the end of the event.
  • Limited to 25.
  • It is strongly recommended that students also complete CTE217-Teaching Methods before starting microteaching sessions.

Registration will open mid-January

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Cancellations: Many of our workshops have waiting lists, so if you've registered but can't attend, please notify us 24 hours in advance (by email) so that we can give your spot to someone else.

EV1 - Environment 1
Room 241
200 University Ave West
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
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