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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

Lightbulb with a tree growing inside

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.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Participants begin five-day Facilitators Development Workshop at CTE

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Every two years, CTE offers the the Facilitators Development Workshop (FDW) to ten participants interested in becoming trained Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) facilitators. These future ISW facilitators will dedicate a week of their time (40-hours) to their teaching professional development as they prepare to guide teaching colleagues through the ISW program. This year's FDW will be facilitated by Waterloo's Monica Vesely, Instructional Developer, Faculty Programs and Development, and McMaster University's Erin Aspenlieder, Educational Developer, Program Enhancement Lead. Continue reading to learn more or visit our ISW program event page.

Image source: Instructional Skills Network

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Ninth annual Teaching & Learning Conference ignited curiosity on April 27

Two participants in discussion at keynote talk for the Cultivating Curiosity in Teaching and Learning conference

Over 320 participants from the University of Waterloo and beyond joined us on April 27 to explore the role curiosity plays in teaching and learning. Conference co-organizer Crystal Tse, Instructional Developer, Research, looks back on the day in the latest CTE Blog post. We've also collected some highlights shared by participants, facilitators, and presenters in our Storify story: A Day of Cultivating Curiosity in Teaching and Learning

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 Amit and Meena Chakma Awards for Exceptional Teaching by a Student

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

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

2017 Distinguished Teacher Awards

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