Learning from Our Remote Teaching Experiences (CTE7009)Export this event to calendar

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EDT

Location: Online (MS Teams)

Facilitator: Kristen Archbell (Centre for Teaching Excellence) and Kyle Scholz (Centre for Teaching Excellence)


The transition to remote teaching presented many instructors with a new context for pedagogical growth and exploration. In this unique environment, innovative approaches to teaching and learning have emerged. Although this shift to remote teaching came suddenly and with much uncertainty, the need to transform one's approach to teaching and learning can be viewed as an opportunity as well as a necessity. This workshop is designed to explore in detail how instructors can capture, investigate, and learn from their teaching and course design journeys. We will do so by:

  1. Detailing how these experiences can be reflected upon as evidence of your teaching development in various formats (teaching dossiers, course design portfolios, etc.)
  2. Discovering opportunities to research the efficacy of the teaching and learning approaches you've put into action in your course(s)

Rooting our discussion in Terence Day's (2015) “Academic Continuity: Staying True to Teaching Values and Objectives in the Face of Course Interruptions", we will spend time considering the best means by which to capture and acknowledge the work instructors have done this year, and look towards opportunities to evaluate the efficacy of this work through teaching and learning research practices. Participants will develop potential outputs to learn from their remote teaching experiences.


Day, T. (2015). Academic continuity: Staying true to teaching values and objectives in the face of course interruptions. Teaching and Learning Inquiry3(1), 75-89.​


Registration is required. CTE has a new registration system called GoSignMeUp. Before you can register for a workshop, you need to create an account (one time only). Once you've created an account, you can register for this workshop.


Many of our workshops have waiting lists, so if you've registered but can't attend, please cancel your registration well in advance through the registration system, so that someone else can fill your spot.


The University of Waterloo is committed to achieving barrier-free accessibility for persons with disabilities who are visiting, studying, or working at Waterloo. CTE’s online workshops are delivered through either WebEx, Microsoft Teams, or Bongo with the audio component available either as captioning or a transcript. CTE’s face-to-face workshops typically involve a mix of presentation and discussion-based activities, and we encourage a scent-free environment. We welcome accompanying assistants, interpreters, and note-takers. If you have questions concerning access, such as parking, building layouts, or obtaining workshop content in alternative formats, or wish to request accommodations for our programming, please let us know by emailing cte@uwaterloo.ca. Please note that some accommodations may require time to arrange.