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Wednesday, February 21, 2024 8:30 am - Friday, February 23, 2024 4:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW, CTE6600)

The Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) is an intensive, collaborative, and experiential learning model that uses videotaped micro-teaching and peer feedback sessions to support the teaching reflection and growth of both new and experienced instructors. The ISW promotes participatory learning and community building and encourages examination of teaching practices with feedback focused on the learning process rather than on the specific content of the lesson. Each participant will receive a widely-recognized certificate of achievement upon successful completion of the ISW, which requires 24 contact hours, over three or four days.

Tuesday, March 19, 2024 10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT (GMT -04:00)

Introduction to the Principles of the Scholarships of Teaching and Learning (CTE7029)

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) is an interdisciplinary field that focuses on systematic and scholarly inquiry into our teaching practice and the student experience. SoTL can foster student partnerships as instructors work alongside their students to identify, explore, and share advances in teaching and learning to enhance student learning. 

Wednesday, March 20, 2024 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Sparking and Sustaining Engagement (CTE7700)

In this session, Matt Borland (Systems Design Engineering) will share some of the work he's been doing with students that has helped him spark curiosity and sustain engagement in his own teaching and learning journey. Examples include his work LITE Grant funded "Emergent Encounters Action Project" (with Craig Fortier, Social Development Studies), connecting with students in the Sky Garden and through craft and music sessions.

Thursday, March 21, 2024 11:45 am - 1:15 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Documenting your Teaching for Tenure and Promotion (CTE9908)

Tenure and promotion are critical milestones in a faculty member's career. You need to collect evidence and document your successes in research, teaching, and service for various individuals and committees to assess. Although many faculty are well-prepared to document their research and even service, evidence of good teaching can be more difficult to provide.

Tuesday, March 26, 2024 10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT (GMT -04:00)

Course Outline Builder (CTE9916)

Explore different components in creating a course outline that works for you and your students.  Join us for this workshop that covers University requirements, Waterloo’s standardized Outline Project guidelines, as well as the nice-to-haves in creating your course outline.  Reflect on how to incorporate the overall “voice” of the course, while making sure you clearly and succinctly cover all your course outline basics.

Tuesday, March 26, 2024 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Working Effectively with TAs (CTE7017)

As an instructor, it is essential to establish a positive relationship with the teaching assistants in your course. Ongoing communication between members of the teaching team is important to ensure a smooth course experience. This workshop will include tips for working effectively with your TAs throughout the term. We’ll also discuss relevant policies for TA employment and rapport-building strategies you can adapt as an instructor. 

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

SLICC Instructor Workshop: Introduction to the SLICC Framework (CTE7030)

Self-directed learning (SDL) skills are associated with student success in navigating the volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) world students will encounter upon graduation. Self-directed learners are more aware of how they learn, more adaptable to change and better able to learn new skills and chart their career path.