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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

*NOTE - the August Fundamentals Block session in Spring 2018 has been cancelled due to the closure of our workshop space scheduled for that time. The next block offering will be in December 2018.

Fundamentals Block schedule

Please see below the schedule of our most recent 2-week block program, that took place from Monday, April 2 - Thursday, April 12.

Participant capacity: 16

Week One of the Winter 2018 Fundamentals Block session

Monday April 2

Tuesday April 3

Wednesday April 4

Thursday April 5

Friday April 6

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 - 11:00 AM CTE217 Teaching Methods

11:15 - 12:45 PM CTE106 Giving Quality Feedback

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

OR

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

No sessions on this day

9:00 - 10:30 AM 
CTE226 Classroom Delivery Skills

10:30 - 11:00 AM Optional:
Q&A Lesson Plan Discussion

Week Two of the Winter 2018 Fundamentals Block session
Monday April 9 Tuesday April 10 Wednesday April 11 Thursday April 12 Friday April 13

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

12:45 - 1:15 PM Optional:
Q&A Lesson Plan Discussion

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

1:30 - 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.

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