Astro 300 (Fall 2007)

Class will be held:

Date: Mondays

Time: 4-6pm

Place: 544 Campbell

Basics

Instructors: Jeff Silverman (JSilverman@astro) and Dan Perley (dperley@astro)

Syllabus

End of Semester Summary

REALLY Important Stuff

Articles/Website - Interesting astro-related news articles and websites (usually with more of an emphasis on pop-culture type stuff).

Things You Should Have Done ALREADY!!

An important resource for GSIs is the Electronic Big Red Binder and, to a lesser extent, its hard copy equivalent, the Big Red Binder (located in the seventh floor library) . Reuse and modification of any and all of the materials in these resources is highly encouraged!

Design a Demo Projects
  • Ferah & Adam – 10/22 final presentation (10/15 initial presentation)
  • Brent & Jason & Dustin – 11/5 final presentation (10/29 initial presentation)
  • Josh & Suzy – 11/19 final presentation (11/12 initial presentation)

Ay 300 Lesson Plans

Week 1 Lesson Plan (8/25) - Intro and first section

Week 2 Lesson Plan (9/1) - Section structure, group learning, and TALC

Week 3 Lesson Plan (9/8) - Ethics & cheating, lecturing & boardwork

Week 4 Lesson Plan (9/15) - Quizzes, homework, and demos

Week 5 Lesson Plan (9/22) - Exams, worksheets, and more demos

Week 6 Lesson Plan (9/29) - Q&A / classroom interaction, review sessions, and grading

Week 7 Lesson Plan (10/1) - Midsemester evaluations

Week 8 Lesson Plan (10/8) - Reading discussion

Week 9 Lesson Plan (10/15) - Teaching stars

Week 10 Lesson Plan (10/22) - Mock lecture activity

Week 11 Lesson Plan (10/29) - Pedagogy: theory of teaching

Week 12 Lesson Plan (11/5) - Teaching for advanced classes

Week 13 Lesson Plan (11/13) - More pedagogy, teaching cosmology

Week 14 Lesson Plan (11/19) - Teaching your own course (guest lecture)

Week 15 Lesson Plan (11/26) - Teaching portfolios (guest lecture)

Week 16 Lesson Plan (12/3) - Professor visit, teaching in the community

Ay 300 Handouts

Ay 10 Handouts

Samples

Sample syllabi and first section lesson plans can be found on this page of the EBRB.

Sample mid-semester evaluations can be found on this page of the EBRB.

Previous Semesters

Fall 2006 (Holly Maness)