Thursday, April 20, 2017

CEL's Online Teaching Awards: Recipients Announced

Our colleagues in the Centre for Extended Learning are pleased to announce the recipients of the inaugural Online Teaching and Design Awards. They are Edwin Ng and Doug Cowan

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Crystal Tse, CTE's New Instructional Developer, Research and Consulting

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. 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

2017 Distinguished Teacher Awards


Recipients of the 2017 Distinguished Teacher Awards have been announced! They are:

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

2017 Amit and Meena Chakma Awards for Exceptional Teaching by a Student


Recipients of the 2017 Amit and Meena Chakma Awards for Exceptional Teaching by a Student have been announced! They are:

Monday, March 13, 2017

Engineering instructors invited to Engineering Integrative Learning Group

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

Registration is required by March 22.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Featured workshops: Teaching methods & effective lesson plans

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Teaching Methods: Wed., March 8, 1:00-3:00

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.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Nominations open for the 2017 Teaching Excellence Academy

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). 

Monday, February 20, 2017

Take a workshop at Educational Technologies Week

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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

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Christina Pace joins CTE team

Christina Pace

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.