News archive - January 2017

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Register now for CTE's Educational Technologies Week

Centre for Teaching Excellence
Join us at CTE's third annual Educational Technologies Week from Monday, Feb. 27 – Friday, Mar. 3. Register for up to 15 workshops on topics like gamification, the flipped classroom, blended learning, Twitter in the classroom, online course design, collaborative grading, and much more. Registration is now open. 
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Call for Proposals Closes Thursday, Jan. 26

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The Call for Proposals for CTE's ninth annual Teaching and Learning Conference closes Thursday, January 26.

This year's theme is "Cultivating Curiosity in Teaching and Learning." For more information about the Conference, please visit the Conference website. We look forward to seeing you on April 27, 2017.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Featured presentation: Learning Modules to Teach Teamwork Skills to Engineering Students

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Interested in helping students grow their teamwork skills? Instructors from the Faculty of Engineering will share their approach in a presentation about a series of teamwork training workshops created and tested in co-operation with the Student Success Office. Recipients of CTE's LITE Full Grant, the presenters will discuss their experiential teamwork modules targeted at undergraduate engineering students. By integrating the modules into courses with existing team projects, students are provided with opportunities to both learn the foundational knowledge required for effective teamwork, and to practice and develop the associated skills in an authentic team environment. The design of these modules is based on the teamwork literature and a process of pilot-testing and revision.

All are welcome and lunch will be provided. Join us on Friday, January 20, 12:00-1:00 in CPH 4333.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Featured presentation: Strategies for tackling gender bias in the classroom & motivating women to pursue STEM

Centre for Teaching Excellence

Doctoral students Amanda Garcia and Lauren Hayward Sierens will present their educational research on women in STEM and gender bias in the classroom in two interactive presentations on Wed., Jan. 18, 1:30-3:00. Participants will learn to describe the effects of gender bias on female students and will discuss a range of strategies intended to create inclusive classroom environments and to encourage women to embark upon and continue studies in STEM. The Centre for Teaching Excellence is hosting this event as part of the Certificate in University Teaching (CUT) program. All are welcome.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

CTE has hired 5 graduate students to join our team!

The Centre for Teaching Excellence (CTE) is excited to announce additions to our TA Workshop Facilitator and Graduate Instructional Developer teams, which assist with the facilitation of the Fundamentals of University Teaching and Certificate of University Teaching program respectively.