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 +=====Astro 300 (Fall 2007)====
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 +====Class will be held:====
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 +**Date: Mondays**
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 +**Time: 4-6pm**
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 +**Place: 544 Campbell**
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 +====Basics====
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 +Instructors:​ Jeff Silverman (JSilverman@astro) and Dan Perley (dperley@astro)
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 +[[astro300_f07:​syllabus|Syllabus]]
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 +{{astro300_f07:​end_of_semester_summary.pdf|End of Semester Summary}}
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 +====REALLY Important Stuff====
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 +[[astro300_f07:​articles|Articles/​Website]] - Interesting astro-related news articles and websites (usually with more of an emphasis on pop-culture type stuff).
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 +[[astro300:​f07:​todo|Things You Should Have Done ALREADY!!]]
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 +An important resource for GSIs is the [[private:​ebrb:​home|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!
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 +==Design a Demo Projects==
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 +  *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)
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 +
 +====Ay 300 Lesson Plans====
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 +[[astro300_f07:​first_day_plan|Week 1 Lesson Plan (8/25)]] - Intro and first section
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 +[[astro300_f07:​second_day_plan|Week 2 Lesson Plan (9/1)]] - Section structure, group learning, and TALC
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 +[[astro300_f07:​third_day_plan|Week 3 Lesson Plan (9/8)]] - Ethics & cheating, lecturing & boardwork
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 +[[astro300_f07:​fourth_day_plan|Week 4 Lesson Plan (9/15)]] - Quizzes, homework, and demos
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 +[[astro300_f07:​fifth_day_plan|Week 5 Lesson Plan (9/22)]] - Exams, worksheets, and more demos
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 +[[astro300_f07:​sixth_day_plan|Week 6 Lesson Plan (9/29)]] - Q&A / classroom interaction,​ review sessions, and grading
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 +[[astro300_f07:​seventh_day_plan|Week 7 Lesson Plan (10/1)]] - Midsemester evaluations
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 +[[astro300_f07:​eighth_day_plan|Week 8 Lesson Plan (10/8)]] - Reading discussion
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 +[[astro300_f07:​ninth_day_plan|Week 9 Lesson Plan (10/15)]] - Teaching stars
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 +[[astro300_f07:​tenth_day_plan|Week 10 Lesson Plan (10/22)]] - Mock lecture activity
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 +[[astro300_f07:​eleventh_day_plan|Week 11 Lesson Plan (10/29)]] - Pedagogy: theory of teaching
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 +[[astro300_f07:​twelfth_day_plan|Week 12 Lesson Plan (11/5)]] - Teaching for advanced classes
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 +[[astro300_f07:​thirteenth_day_plan|Week 13 Lesson Plan (11/13)]] - More pedagogy, teaching cosmology
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 +[[astro300_f07:​fourteenth_day_plan|Week 14 Lesson Plan (11/19)]] - Teaching your own course (guest lecture)
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 +[[astro300_f07:​fifteenth_day_plan|Week 15 Lesson Plan (11/26)]] - Teaching portfolios (guest lecture)
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 +[[astro300_f07:​sixteenth_day_plan|Week 16 Lesson Plan (12/3)]] - Professor visit, teaching in the community
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 +
 +====Ay 300 Handouts====
 +    *[[astro300_f07:​basics|GSI Basics]] - getting started as a GSI (some basic ground rules)
 +    *[[astro300_f07:​assignments|Assignments]] - required assignments
 +         ​*[[astro300_f07:​demo_project|Designing a Demo Project]] - further info on the Design a Demo assignment
 +         ​*[[astro300_f07:​peer_visit|Peer Visitation]] - worksheet to fill out for the Peer Visitation assignment
 +    *[[astro300_f07:​resources|Teaching Resources]] - quite extensive list of teaching resources
 +    *[[astro300_f07:​topics|Topics & Activities]] - special topics and in-class activities that will probably be covered
 +    *{{astro300_f07:​midsem_eval.ps|Mid-semester Evaluation}} - The .tex source is {{astro300_f07:​midsem_eval.txt|here}}.
 +    *[[:​community#​teaching|Teaching in the Community]] - opportunities for teaching outside of Cal
 +    *{{astro300_f07:​finaleval.pdf|Supplementary final evaluation}} -  MS Word source is {{astro300_f07:​finaleval.doc|here}}.
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 +
 +====Ay 10 Handouts====
 +    *[[astro300_f07:​cheating|Academic Honesty and Cheating Policies]] - information regarding both the University and Department policies
 +    *[[astro300_f07:​teaching_strategies|Section Teaching Strategies]] - peer learning vs. lecturing
 +    *[[astro300_f07:​talc|TALC]] - information about The Astronomy Learning Center (TALC)
 +    *{{astro300_f07:​tea.pdf|Teaching Effectiveness Essay}} - JonJon'​s winning Teaching Effectiveness Essay on TALC
 +    *[[astro300_f07:​your_first_section|Your First Section]] - tips and suggestions for your very first section
 +    *[[astro300_f07:​writing_homeworks|Writing Homework Assignments]] - tips and suggestions for writing good homework assignments
 +    *[[astro300_f07:​writing_tests|Writing Midterms and Quizzes]] - tips and suggestions for writing good exams and quizzes
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 +====Samples====
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 +Sample syllabi and first section lesson plans can be found on [[private:​ebrb:​first-day_activities_and_materials|this page of the EBRB]].
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 +Sample mid-semester evaluations can be found on [[private:​ebrb:​evaluations|this page of the EBRB]].
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 +====Cool Teaching Links====
 +   ​*[[http://​aer.noao.edu/​cgi-bin/​new.pl|Astronomy Education Review]] - Awesome journal like publications on astronomy education published a couple times a year; quite a few readings will be pulled from here.
 +   ​*[[http://​grammai.org/​jhoffman/​teaching/​disc-group.html|Teaching Discussion Group]] - Jennifer Hoffman'​s (former Cal postdoc) page on teaching and resources for current and future teachers.
 +   ​*[[http://​www4.ncsu.edu/​unity/​lockers/​users/​f/​felder/​public/​Papers/​Secondtier.html|Reaching the Second Tier: Learning and Teaching Styles in College Science Education]] - Interesting essay on learning styles and how to improve teaching styles.
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 +===== Previous Semesters =====
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 +[[astro300_f06|Fall 2006]] (Holly Maness)