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The elevator in Environment 1 (EV1) is shut down for maintenance from April 23 to May 25, 2018. During this time, the only way to access CTE’s offices on the third floor of EV1 is by the stairs. We are happy to arrange an alternative meeting place for CTE meetings if requested. For directions to our workshop spaces (EV1 241 and 242) via the elevator in EV3, please visit our Location page. We invite you to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. 

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

The next 2-week block program will take place from Monday, April 2 - Thursday, April 12. Registration for this session is now closed.

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.

Frequently asked questions