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Friday, March 16, 2018

Tait Wilman, CTE Workshop Facilitator, Receives Award

Tait Wilman

CTE is please to share the great news that Tait Wilman, one of our TA Workshop Facilitators, received the Sylvia Knight Award in Fine Arts at the UW Fine Arts Department’s annual Awards Ceremony on March 15. This award is given annually to a graduating MFA candidate in the Department "who has demonstrated excellence in studio work" – and this definitely is our Tait! 

Friday, March 16, 2018

The role of reframing in educational development

We congratulate CTE's Director, Donna Ellis, on the publication of her latest paper in a special issue of To Change the Academy exploring “the one thing” that characterizes, inspires, challenges, or guides the educational development work of each contributor. The paper, "Changing the Lens: The Role of Reframing in Educational Development," recognizes the important role reframing plays in inviting different thinking, honouring multiple perspectives, promoting transparency, and uncovering new insights. 

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Educational Technologies Week: Keynote

Donna and Adam

CTE's third annual Educational Technologies Week got underway on Monday, March 12 with a keynote presentation by McGill's

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Registration now open for 2018 Teaching and Learning Conference

Conference poster with this year's conference theme: Motivating our Students and Ourselves

Register for the 2018 University of Waterloo Teaching and Learning Conference and join Waterloo instructors, staff, and students on April 26 for a full day devoted to exploring the role motivation plays in teaching and learning. Joe Kim, Associate Professor in Psychology, Neuroscience, and Behaviour at McMaster University and recipient of the 2017 D2L Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning, will kick off the conference with a keynote talk on student motivation and durable learning — learning that extends beyond the short-term and into the long-term retention of information that remains with students after the final exam. And in our Igniting Our Practice session, Sarah Tolmie (English Language and Literature) and Brian Forrest (Pure Mathematics) will invite participants to their classrooms by recreating successful ineractive teaching strategies. Registration closes ​April ​4, ​2018.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

2018 Educational Technologies Week: March 12-16

Join us for CTE's annual Educational Technologies Week on Monday, March 12 to Friday, March 16, 2018. This year's Educational Technologies Week features topics such as learning spaces, Flipping the Classroom, Course Design for Blended Learning, VoiceThread, Crowdmark, Lightboard, and more!

The dates and times of all 18 sessions are available on the schedule.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Two Waterloo writing centres to present at LITE Grant lightning research talk on Jan. 31


Join us for our first LITE Grant Lightning Research Talk for presentations from two Waterloo writing centres. Learn about how the French Writing Centre harnesses collaborative learning and about new methods piloted by the Writing and Communication Centre to successfully equip students for dissertation writing in their dissertation bootcamps. 

Registration is required.

Date: Wednesday, January 31, 12:00-1:00

Presenters: Rocky Penate, Cynthia Tremblay (French Studies), Clare Bermingham, Nadine Fladd, and Nicole Westlund Stewart (Writing and Communication Centre)

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Maris Weiss joins CTE

Maris Weiss

We welcome Maris Weiss to CTE as the Centre’s new Administrative Assistant. In her role, Maris will provide a wide range of departmental support, including administrative support, financial management, human resource management, technical support, safety planning, and support to the Director. Maris joins us from Campus Wellness, where she worked in administration and customer service, and brings previous experience as a life skills facilitator, personal support worker, laboratory technician, and medical office administrator to her role at CTE. Welcome, Maris!

Monday, January 22, 2018

Three LITE Full Grants awarded to innovative teaching projects; Seed Grant applications due Feb. 1

The Office of the Associate Vice President, Academic and the Centre for Teaching Excellence are pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s Learning Innovation and Teaching Enhancement (LITE) Full Grants. Since 2012, 14 LITE Full Grants of up to $30,000 have been awarded to instructors and staff investigating innovative approaches to enhancing teaching and fostering deep student learning at Waterloo. We are excited to announce the funding of three new projects this year:

The smaller LITE Seed Grants provide funding up to $5,000. The first Seed Grant deadline of the year is fast approaching: February 1. For more information, explore the LITE Grant website, which includes application guidelines, descriptions of funded projects, and sample proposals. Please contact Crystal Tse or Kristin Brown at the Centre for Teaching Excellence for support.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Submit a proposal for the 2018 Teaching and Learning Conference by Wed., Jan. 24

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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

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