Every term, the Centre for Teaching Excellence (CTE) offers workshops on a variety of university teaching topics. Among those offered are lesson plans, interactive teaching methods, classroom delivery skills, assessment, and motivating students.
How it works
As part of the Fundamentals of University Teaching program, participants must attend six workshops:
- one required: Effective Lesson Plans (CTE202)
- five elective
On campus workshops
To view the workshop schedule for the current term, please visit our Fundamentals Events page.
- Only CTE workshops numbered CTE 490 or lower qualify
- Participants must arrive on time and stay for the entire workshop to obtain credit
Elective workshop credit can be awarded for completing modules at MyGradSkills.ca, a professional development program for graduate (Master’s and PhD) students in Ontario.
Participants may use a maximum of two of the following online courses towards Fundamentals workshop credit:
Teaching Online - Basic Skills for TAs
The Teaching Online - Basic Skills for TAs module provides introductory preparation for graduate students wishing to be teaching assistants online.
Note: This module was created by the Centre for Extended Learning, University of Waterloo.
Teaching Online - Advanced Skills for Graduate Students
This Teaching Online - Advanced Skills for Graduate Students module teaches strategies for facilitating online learning effectively.
This Intercultural Competency module provides an introduction to the key concepts of identity, bias, privilege, and intercultural competence.
Participants must complete the following steps to receive Fundamentals workshop credit for the online courses:
Steps to receive Fundamentals credit
- Register at mygradskills.ca using your university email account, or login with your existing account
- Select one of the eligible courses above and click "Enrol Me"
- Complete the full module at your own pace
- Once you successfully complete the course, download the PDF file of your “Certificate of Achievement”
- Email your “Certificate of Achievement” PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org including your full name and student ID
Prior learning recognition
Should you have completed any of the following, please contact email@example.com with an electronic copy of your degree certificate or transcript to be considered for Fundamentals credit.
- B.Ed. or TESOL
- Instructional Skills Workshops (ISW)
- Online Teaching Assistant/Preceptor (OTAP) program
University teaching certificate from a different institution