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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 Winter and Spring term, in April and August respectively. We do not hold a block session in the Fall term. 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
  • to be added to the notification mailing list for the next offering, please email cte-grad@uwaterloo.ca

Fundamentals Block schedule

Sample schedule from Spring 2019 term.

Week One of the Spring 2019 Fundamentals Block session

Monday, July 22

Tuesday, July 23

Wednesday, July 24

Thursday, July 25

Friday, July 26

9:00 - 9:30 AM
Orientation 

9:30 - 11:30 AM
CTE1202 Effective Lesson Plans

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

9:00 - 10:30 AM
CTE1260 Interactive Lectures

10:45 - 12:45 PM
CTE1217 Teaching Methods

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

OR

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

9:00 - 10:30 AM
CTE1190 Effective Question Strategies

No sessions on this day

Week Two of the Spring 2019 Fundamentals Block session
Monday, July 29 Tuesday, July 30 Wednesday, July 31 Thursday, August 1 Friday, August 2

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 
CTE1106 Giving Quality Feedback

10:45 - 12:15 PM
CTE2160
Assessing and Improving your Teaching

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 session intended to provide participants with additional support as desired.

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

Frequently asked questions