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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 27 - Friday, December 8. Registration for this session will open in mid-October. To be added to the notification mailing list for this session, please email cte-grad@uwaterloo.ca.

Participant capacity: 16

Week One of the Fall 2017 Fundamentals Block session

Monday November 27

Tuesday November 28

Wednesday November 29

Thursday November 30

Friday December 1

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

No sessions on this day

9:00 - 10:30 AM
CTE210 Creating Memorable Lectures

10:45 - 12:45 PM
CTE217 Teaching Methods

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

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

Week Two of the Fall 2017 Fundamentals Block session
Monday December 4 Tuesday December 5 Wednesday December 6 Thursday December 7 Friday December 8

No sessions on this day

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

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

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

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 sessions intended to provide participants with additional support as desired.

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

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