Dr. Crystal Tse has assumed the role of CTE's Instructional Developer, Research and Consulting (a position formerly held by Julie Timmermans, who has moved on to a position at the University of Otago in New Zealand). Crystal was previously CTE's Research Associate.
Join Eline Boghaert, Jason Grove, Marios Ioannidis, Felicia Pantazi, and Mary Power at the Engineering Integrative Learning Group as they share their experiences teaching a first-year Chemistry for Engineers course using blended learning.
Date: March 24, 12:00-1:00pm
Location: CPH 4333
Lunch will be provided by the Office of the Dean of Engineering
Open to all graduate students, this interactive workshop will provide participants with a toolbox of activities suitable for any classroom and will introduce the concepts of active learning and teacher-centred versus student-centred classrooms. Attend and discuss some of the reasons for using different teaching methods and to begin to decide which ones are right for your classroom. Registration is required.
Teaching Excellence Academy (TEA): April 19, 20, & 24
The Teaching Excellence Academy is aimed primarily at experienced faculty members who want the opportunity to rejuvenate their teaching. If you're interested in participating, contact your chair or director no later than Wednesday, March 22. At the TEA, attendees will thoroughly revise one of their courses with the assistance of their peers and experts from the Centre for Teaching Excellence (CTE) and the Centre for Extended Learning (CEL).
Educational Technologies Week: Monday, Feb. 27 – Friday, Mar. 3
We kick off a whole week of workshops on educational technologies next Monday with a keynote session, Recognizing Knowledge & Skills in a Digital Age, by Don Presant. Attend up to 15 workshops on topics like gamification, the flipped classroom, blended learning, Mobius, online course design, Twitter in the classroom, and more. Register today.
Christina is the new administrative assistant for CTE. Christina joins us from the University Relations team where she worked for three and a half years providing high-level senior administrative support. Prior to that, she worked in the Office of Advancement for four and a half years. Christina has her BA from Waterloo and is currently completing her final year in the Bachelor of Social Work program through Renison University College. Christina has a true passion for teaching, advising, and counseling. In her spare time she spends time with her family, volunteers at a long-term care facility, and loves to read.
As the Administrative Assistant, Christina will provide a variety of administrative support including support for the Director, financial management, human resource management, technical support, and safety planning. Her role also includes support for CTE’s Teaching and Learning Conference and LITE grants.