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CTE has temporarily relocated to East Campus 3 (EC3). We will continue to offer our regular programs and services from our temporary offices and workshop locations. 

Fundamentals Block session

The Fundamentals Block session is the Fundamentals of University Teaching program in two weeks. It is a highly intensive environment, and the Block session requires a full commitment for the two weeks. 

How to register

The Fundamentals Block session is offered each April, August, and December, and registration is limited to 16 participants. To register, participants must:

  • be Master's or PhD students officially registered at the University of Waterloo
  • commit for the entire two-weeks of the session
  • express interest by contacting cte-grad@uwaterloo.ca

Fundamentals Block schedule

The next 2-week block program will take place from Monday, November 26 - Friday, December 7. Please contact cte-grad@uwaterloo.ca if you are interested in joining this session. 

Participant capacity: 16

Week One of the Fall 2018 Fundamentals Block session

Monday November 26

Tuesday November 27

Wednesday November 28

Thursday November 29

Friday November 30

9:00 - 9:30 AM
Orientation 

9:30 - 11:30 AM
CTE202 Effective Lesson Plans

11:30 - 12:00 PM Optional:
Q&A Lesson Plan Discussion

9:00 - 10:30 AM
CTE260 Interactive Lectures

10:45 - 12:45 PM
CTE217 Teaching Methods

No sessions on this day

10:00-12:30 PM
Microteaching Session #1

OR

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

9:00 - 10:30 AM 
CTE106 Giving Quality Feedback

Week Two of the Fall 2018 Fundamentals Block session
Monday December 3 Tuesday December 4 Wednesday December 5 Thursday December 6 Friday December 7

10:00-12:30 PM
Microteaching Session #2

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

No sessions on this day

9:00 - 10:30 AM
CTE190 Effective Question Strategies

10:45 - 12:15 PM
CTE160
Assessing and Improving your Teaching

No sessions on this day

10:00-12:30 PM
Microteaching Session #3

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

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

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

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