Jordan Rettinger: Centre for Teaching Excellence (CTE) Liaison

Jordan Rettinger

Your liaison for

  • Faculty of Health
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Legal Studies
  • Support units

Contact me

Office: LHS 1631
Phone: 519-888-4567, ext. 37808


Book a consultation to discuss

  • course design/redesign (including but not limited to: learning outcomes, class structure, assessment, class activities),
  • integrating blended learning in your course,
  • using LEARN efficiently and effectively,
  • curriculum development,
  • individual and group training sessions/workshops,
  • effective use of technology within your teaching, and
  • teaching and learning in general.

    COVID-19 and remote teaching

    In response to the situation with COVID-19, the University's academic support units, including the Centre for Teaching Excellence (CTE) can help instructors adapt their courses for remote teaching and learning. 

    For online materials, resources and assistance with the pivot to online:

    Communities of practice

    Connect with peers to share examples, experiences, ideas, and best practices in:

    Register for the communities of practice by visiting the CTE Upcoming Events and Opportunities website. 

    LEARN tips

    Start of term

    At the beginning of term read the start of term LEARN tips.

    Before next term

    Seven weeks before a term start, you can request your LEARN shell.

    • Log in to Waterloo LEARN and click the "Course Request" link found in the navigation bar along the top of your LEARN homepage.
    • Select your course(s) 

    End of term

    At the end of term read the end of term LEARN tips.

    About your faculty liaison

    As a faculty liaison, I am your connection to the Centre for Teaching Excellence (CTE) and other teaching and learning resources. My goal is to support instructors with teaching and learning initiatives to enhance the classroom experience. I enjoy consultations with instructors where we discuss the current course design and consider opportunities for incorporating new activities and teaching innovations. Some ideas on the horizon are the flipped classroom, blended learning and project-based learning. I can help with the integration of technology into your teaching through innovative learning activities and advanced use of our learning management system (LEARN). 

    I have extensive experience as a high school Math and Science Teacher in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. I spent ten years abroad teaching in Switzerland, The Netherlands and Germany where I focused on integrating technology into my classes. A large focus in my course design was incorporating experiential learning through project-based learning and inquiry activities. I considered the classroom space available and designed a flexible classroom where students could use the entire space in a group setting or individually. I completed my Masters of Mathematics for Teachers (MMT) and Bachelor of Science in Honours Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo and my Bachelor of Education from Queen's University.

    Upcoming events

    Upcoming workshops


    • The Centre for Teaching Excellence completed their 2018-2019 Annual Report. Take a look inside to see what CTE has been up to and check out the overview of CTE’s core activities. You can find the accessible pdf version here: CTE Annual Report (PDF).

    Helpful links