News archive - April 2018

Monday, April 30, 2018

LITE Grant Lightning Research Talks to delve into blended learning on May 7

Join instructors from the Faculty of Engineering as they share the findings of their LITE-grant funded research in our next LITE Grant Lightning Research Talk on May 7, 12:00-1:00 in EV1 241. Rania Al-Hammoud and Carmen Che will present on on how online forums shape students' learning experiences in their discussion of Piazza, an online discussion forum that supports peer-to-peer learning in a monitored but anonymous environment, and Jason Grove will present a blended learning model developed for Chemistry for Engineers incorporating open-access modules.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

CTE staff member and CUT graduate receive teaching award

Example of student work

CTE is very pleased to share the news that Tommy Mayberry (Instructional Developer for TA Training and Writing Support) and Sarah Ruffell (a Waterloo Alumna and graduate of the CTE Certificate in University Teaching program), have received the Innovation in Education Award from the University of Pittsburgh's Council on Instructional Excellence. Their winning submission is entitled "The Science Library Project," which their abstract describes as follows: 

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Inaugural Waterloo Assessment Institute underway

With facilitators from CTE, Western, Laurier, and Niagara, CTE expert consultants, and 23 attendees, day two of the Waterloo Assessment Institute promises to be a productive final day for participants in this peer-feedback-driven assignment redesign process. Co-organizer Trevor Holmes, Senior Instructional Developer, explains the Institute's peer-feedback model and more in our Waterloo Assessment Institute backgrounder videos.

Monday, April 9, 2018

2018 Teaching and Learning Conference program now live

Teaching and Learning Conference poster

The 2018 Teaching and Learning Conference program is now live, with 9 workshops and panels, 42 presentations, and 16 poster presentations on the agenda, plus the keynote talk by Joe Kim from McMaster University and the plenary Igniting our Practice session led by Waterloo's own Brian Forrest and Sarah Tolmie. The Conference is happening on Thursday, April 26, 8:30-6:00 in the Science Teaching Complex (STC).

Monday, April 9, 2018

Learn how to transition from a TA to course instructor on Apr. 11

Are you a graduate student preparing to teach your first course? This Wednesday, April 11, three grad students who have successfully taught their first course at Waterloo will share common challenges and helpful strategies in a facilitated panel presentation: From TA to Course Instructor. Registration is required.