Please note that due to electrical upgrades, EV1 will be closed from August 7 till at least August 21. The CTE Library will be unavailable during that time, and CTE staff will be relocated to Needles Hall.

Fundamentals Block Session

The Block program is a 2-week version of the Fundamentals of University Teaching program.

How it works

The Block program is a highly intensive offering of the Fundamentals program that requires a full-time commitment for two weeks

Participants are issued the same Certificate of Completion and transcript milestone as the regular Fundamentals program and complete the same programming, which includes:

  • six workshops on university teaching and 
  • three microteaching sessions, where participants deliver 15-minute lessons to their peers and receive feedback on their teaching.

Registration

  • The Block program is offered each April, August, and December
  • Participants must be graduate students currently registered at Waterloo
  • Participants must commit for the entire two-weeks of the program
  • Registration is limited to 16 participants

The next 2-week block program from Monday, July 24 - Friday, August 4 is currently FULL.

If you want to sign up for our waitlist, in the event of a cancellation, please send an email to cte-grad@uwaterloo.ca.

Spring 2017 Fundamentals Block schedule

Week One of the Spring 2017 Fundamentals block programming

Monday July 24

Tuesday July 25

Wednesday July 26

Thursday July 27

Friday July 28

9:30-10:00 AM
Orientation 

10:00-12:00 PM
CTE202 Effective Lesson Plans

12:00-12:30 Optional:
Q&A Lesson Plan Discussion

 

9:30 AM -11:15 AM
CTE226 Classroom Delivery Skills

11:30 AM -1:00 PM
CTE106 Giving Quality Feedback

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Microteaching Session #1

1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Microteaching Session #1

No sessions on this day


 

9:30 - 11:30 AM 
CTE217 Teaching Methods

Week Two of the Spring 2017 Fundamentals block programming
Monday July 31 Tuesday August 1 Wednesday August 2 Thursday August 3 Friday August 4

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Microteaching Session #2

1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Microteaching Session #2

No sessions on this day

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
CTE190 Effective Question Strategies

11:15 AM -12:45 PM
CTE160
Assessing and Improving your Teaching

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Microteaching Session #3

1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Microteaching Session #3

No sessions on this day

*Italics indicate optional non-credit sessions intended to provide participants with additional support as desired.

Note: Participants will attend one session on each microteaching day.

Frequently asked questions