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 in Spring 2020 has been cancelled.

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

Example of a Past Fundamentals Block schedule

Week One of the Winter 2020 Fundamentals Block session

Monday, March 30

Tuesday, March 31

Wednesday, April 1

Thursday, April 2

Friday, April 3

9:00 - 9:30 AM
Orientation 

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

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 Winter 2020 Fundamentals Block session
Monday, April 6 Tuesday, April 7 Wednesday, April 8 Thursday, April 9 Friday, April 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 
CTE2160
Assessing and Improving your Teaching

10:45 - 12:15 PM
CTE1106 Giving Quality Feedback

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.

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