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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 Microteaching Sessions

Every term, the Centre for Teaching Excellence (CTE) offers microteaching sessions. These sessions provide participants the opportunity to practice different teaching methods and receive constructive feedback in a supportive, low-risk environment.

How it works

As part of the Fundamentals of University Teaching program, participants must complete three microteaching cycles. A microteaching cycle is comprised of:

  • submission and acceptance of a lesson plan
  • teaching an interactive lesson
  • receiving and giving oral feedback
  • receiving formal written feedback and assessment

Each microteaching session has four participants, one CTE facilitator, and is 2.5 hours in length. Participants are each given 15 minutes to teach their mini-lessons, followed by 15 minutes of self-reflection and peer feedback. The remaining half hour is broken down into introductions, debrief, and next steps.


To participate, you must:

*Upon completion, you will be added to the Fundamentals LEARN site which houses resources on preparing for microteaching sessions, including information on submitting lesson plans. 

Registering in microteaching sessions

To view the microteaching schedule, please visit our Microteaching Events page.

Please note: Sessions are opened for registration mid-month for the following month, and multiple sessions are offered each month, with the exception of April, August, and December. Participants can only register in one microteaching session at a time.

Frequently asked questions

Fun Fact:

First introduced at Stanford University in 1963 as a teaching development technique, microteaching sessions are designed to provide participants with opportunities to practice their teaching skills in small groups of peers.