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CTE's main office will be closed on Thursday, April 26 for our annual Teaching and Learning Conference

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 Workshops

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:

On campus workshops

To view the workshop schedule for the current term, please visit our Fundamentals Events page.

Please note:

  • Only CTE workshops numbered CTE 490 or lower qualify
  • Participants must arrive on time and stay for the entire workshop to obtain credit

Online workshops

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:

Participants must complete the following steps to receive Fundamentals workshop credit for the online courses:

Prior learning recognition 

Should you have completed any of the following, please contact cte-grad@uwaterloo.ca 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