Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Featured presentation: Bridging the articulation-of-skills gap through WatCV

Join Katherine Lithgow (Centre for Teaching Excellence)  and Jill Tomasson Goodwin (Department of Drama and Speech Communication) on Nov. 29 as they present their research on the WatCV ePortfolio project in Bridging the Articulation of Skills Gap through WatCV: Career and Competency ePortfolios. As a practice, WatCV allows students to bridge the articulation-of-skills gap by making their learning and transferable skills explicit and visible to instructors, students, and employers. Registration for this event is required. 

Date: Wed., Nov. 29, 9:00-10:00

Location: TC 2218

Monday, November 20, 2017

CFP now open for the 2018 University of Waterloo Teaching and Learning Conference

conference poster featuring a sapling tree

For our 10th annual Teaching and Learning Conference: Motivating Our Students and Ourselves, we invite you to submit proposals for presentations, panel discussions, workshops, and poster presentations that share your practices and research related to motivating deep learning in students and motivating ourselves as instructors. For more information about the Conference and to submit a proposal, please visit the Teaching and Learning Conference website.

Proposal deadline: Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Conference date: Thursday, April 26, 2018

Monday, November 13, 2017

CTE Graduate Instructional Developer receives Teaching Assistantship Excellence Award

Shahrukh Athar

Shahrukh Athar, one of CTE's Graduate Instructional Developers, has been named a recipient of the 2017 Teaching Assistantship Excellence Award from the Sanford Fleming Foundation. Offered annually to one recipient in each academic department in Engineering, the award acknowledges the excellent contributions made by Teaching Assistants to the undergraduate educational program. Shahrukh is a PhD student in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Congratulations, Shahrukh!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Explore comics as as pedagogical tool in a "pencils-on" workshop on Nov. 8 

blue pencil crayons and shavings

Sequential art (e.g., comics and graphic novels) has been shown to be beneficial to learner understanding in diverse fields such as medicine, management, and biology. A large portion of the workshop will be dedicated to the "pencils-on" experience of creating a comic, either in a team or individually. Individuals from all faculties and disciplines are welcome. No artistic skills or experience required! Registration is required.

Date: Nov. 8, 9:30-10:45; Location: EV1 241

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Featured workshop: How can TAs & instructors support student mental health?

Student slumped behind a stack of books

If you're a TA or instructor who wants to learn how to provide classroom support for student mental health, join CTE's Kristin Brown for this important workshop on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2:00-3:30pm. Participants of the workshop will learn how to identify opportunities for enhancing student resilience and well-being in the classroom and apply effective strategies when working with undergraduate students. Register today. 

Kristin recently received her PhD from the School of Public Health and Health Systems at Waterloo, where her research focused on how evidence can enhance practice in education.