Please note that due to electrical upgrades, EV1 will be closed from August 7 till at least August 21. The CTE Library will be unavailable during that time, and CTE staff will be relocated to Needles Hall.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Register for CTE's New Faculty Teaching Days

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On August 9 & 10, our annual New Faculty Teaching Days will feature our core new faculty offerings: Who Are Our Learners, Classroom Dynamics and Engagement, Assessment for Learning, and Course Design Fundamentals. This event is intended for all new faculty. Registration closes August 2.

Find out how to register by visiting New Faculty Teaching Days.

Monday, July 24, 2017

CTE's Crystal Tse to facilitate workshop on implicit bias at Women in Physics Conference

Crystal Tse

The sixth annual Women in Physics Canada Conference is being held this week at Waterloo and will bring together early career scientists and leaders in physics. In her workshop on implicit bias, Crystal Tse, CTE's Instructional Developer, Research and Consulting, will introduce participants to what social psychology research has to say about prejudice and the impact implicit bias has on achievement, retention, and hiring in STEM. The Conference runs July 26-28.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

CTE wins Waterloo's first-ever "Green Office Gold Certification"

Eco Summit winners

At the Eco-Summit held on Wednesday, July 12, the Centre for Teaching Excellence was the first unit on campus to receive the Green Office Gold Certification. 

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Focus on writing with two CTE workshops next week

Find out how to get students writing in the Writing as a Learning Tool workshop on Monday, July 17, 1:30-3:30, then gain some techniques on how to give feedback on what they wrote in Improving Feedback on Written Assignments on Wednesday, July 19, 9:30-11:30. Join us for one or both of the workshops next week! Participants from all disciplines are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Tommy Mayberry joins CTE

Tommy Mayberry

CTE is pleased to announce that Tommy Mayberry has been hired as Instructional Developer, TA Training and Writing Support, while Stephanie White is on parental leave. 

Monday, June 26, 2017

Save the Date: April 26, 2018, Waterloo Teaching and Learning Conference

We’re pleased to announce that the next annual University of Waterloo Teaching and Learning Conference will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2018. Information about the Conference theme, the proposal submission deadline, and registration will be posted in the fall.

2017 Conference slides and handouts are now available on our website.

Monday, June 12, 2017

New Teaching Story features a "backwards" approach to teaching calculus

David Harmsworth

The latest CTE Teaching Story profiles David Harmsworth, Lecturer in Applied Mathematics, whose "backwards" approach to teaching mathematics helps students develop intuition and problem-solving skills. Read the full story: David Harmsworth: Teaching Intuition in Mathematics.

Monday, June 5, 2017

CTE hiring graduate students

CTE has two exciting job opportunities open for senior graduate students registered at Waterloo. Find out more about working at CTE by visiting our page about our graduate student staff.

Monday, May 29, 2017

LITE seed grant proposals due June 1

LITE grants provide support for experimenting with and investigating innovative approaches to teaching that foster deep student learning at the University of Waterloo.

For descriptions of LITE grant projects and for more information about the initiative, please visit the LITE grants program website, or contact Crystal Tse (ext. 31240) or Kristin Brown (ext. 32940) to discuss project ideas.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

LITE Grants Awarded and Call for Seed Grant Proposals

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This May, seven exciting new educational research projects were funded through the Learning Innovation and Teaching Enhancement (LITE) Grant initiative.

LITE grants provide support for experimenting with and investigating innovative approaches to teaching that foster deep student learning at the University of Waterloo. The program is composed of two kinds of grants:

  • LITE Seed Grants (funding up to $5000 for one-year projects)
  • LITE Full Grants (funding up to $30,000 for two-year projects)

The upcoming LITE Seed Grant deadline is June 1, 2017.

For descriptions of LITE grant projects and for more information about the initiative, please visit the LITE grants program website, or contact Crystal Tse (ext. 31240) or Kristin Brown (ext. 32940) to discuss project ideas.