Teaching Methods (CTE1217)

Wednesday, November 22, 2023 10:00 am - 11:30 am EST (GMT -05:00)
Location: Online (Zoom)
Facilitator: Brandon Dickson (CTE) and Jerika Sanderson (CTE)

Workshop description

Research shows that engaging students through meaningful activities leads to deeper learning. This workshop will provide you with a toolkit of activities you can use to engage students in your class. You will learn about the concept of active learning and compare it to didactic lecturing. You’ll also uncover strategies for selecting activities to use and implementing them effectively. By the end of this workshop, you will be able to design and implement an active learning activity in your class.

Module delivery

This is a live session that will take place in Zoom. The link to the session will be sent to you by email once you register for the workshop through GoSignMeUp.

Please contact cte-grad@uwaterloo.ca if you experience any issues accessing this live session.



This workshop has limited enrolment spots and often has a waiting list. If you have registered but can't complete the module, 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 Zoom, 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.