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 +======Astro 300 (Fall 2009)======
 +===== Basics =====
  
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 +Class is held: **Mondays 5-7 PM, 501 Campbell**
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 +Instructor: Josh Shiode (''​jhshiode@berkeley.edu''​)
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 +Advising Professor: James Graham (''​jgraham@astro''​)
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 +**You should make sure to read the [[astro300_f09:​syllabus]].**
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 +**Quick [[astro300_f09:​course_recap|recap]] of this semester, with comments on pieces of the curriculum and recommendations for future semesters.**
 +
 +
 +=====Other Important Stuff=====
 +
 +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 in Campbell) . Reuse and modification of any and all of the materials in these resources is highly encouraged! So is contribution back to the EBRB of your improved materials!
 +
 +[[astro300_f09:​articles|Astronomy in the News]] - A list of interesting astro-related news articles and websites (usually with more of an emphasis on pop-culture type stuff). ​ Everyone in the class should update this on occasion.
 +
 +=====Ay 300 Lesson Plans=====
 +
 +^ Class Number ^ Date ^ Topics ^
 +|[[astro300_f09:​first_day_plan|Class 1]] | 8/24 | Intro / administrative details / course goals / teaching at Berkeley and the role of section / section structures / lecturing & boardwork |
 +|[[astro300_f09:​second_day_plan|Class 2]] | 8/25 | Group/peer learning / planning sections / your first section / TALC / worksheets (if there'​s time) |
 +|[[astro300_f09:​third_day_plan|Class 3]] | 8/31 | Ethics & cheating / Q&A / classroom interaction / mock lectures |
 +|  X  | 9/7 | LABOR DAY!  |
 +|[[astro300_f09:​fourth_day_plan|Class 4]] | 9/14 | Continue mock lectures / demos / quizzes |
 +|[[astro300_f09:​fifth_day_plan|Class 5]] | 9/21 | Grading HWs & Quizzes ​ / writing exam & TPS (mc) questions / //discuss EGSI visitation//​ / //post-game analysis on videotaped sections// |
 +|[[astro300_f09:​sixth_day_plan|Class 6]] | 9/28 | Writing exam & TPS (mc) questions / review sessions / //check teaching logs// |
 +|[[astro300_f09:​seventh_day_plan|Class 7]] | 10/5 | Midterm evaluations / //discuss lecture visitation project// | 
 +|[[astro300_f09:​eighth_day_plan|Class 8]] | 10/12 | Think-Pair-Share / //discuss design-a-demo project// |
 +|[[astro300_f09:​ninth_day_plan|Class 9]] | 10/19 | Teaching for advanced classes (Jeff & Matt) / //discuss design-a-demo project// |
 +|[[astro300_f09:​tenth_day_plan|Class 10]] | 10/26 | Peer visitation recap / Mid-semester eval recap / //​Design-a-demo initial presentations//​ / //check teaching logs (take 2)//|
 +|[[astro300_f09:​eleventh_day_plan|Class 11]] | 11/2 | Alex & Marc visit |
 +|Class 12 | 11/9 | Previous week recap (Celia'​s) |
 +
 +=====Handouts=====
 +
 +==== Ay 300-specific and general pedagogy =====
 +  * [[astro300_f09:​syllabus|Syllabus]] - outline of the course
 +  * [[astro300_f09:​basics|GSI Basics]] - getting started as a GSI (some basic ground rules)
 +  * [[astro300_f09:​assignments|Assignments]] - required weekly assignments
 +    * [[astro300_f09:​Experienced GSI Visitation assignment]] - Worksheet for visit to experienced GSI's section
 +    * [[astro300_f09:​Peer Visitation assignment]] - worksheet to fill out for the Peer Visitation assignment
 +    * [[astro300_f09:​demo_project|Designing a Demo Project]] - further info on the Design a Demo assignment
 +    * [[astro300_f09:​AER Article assignment]] - description and organizational info for AER article presentation
 +  * [[astro300_f09:​resources|Teaching Resources]] - quite extensive list of teaching resources
 +  * [[:​community#​teaching|Teaching in the Community]] - opportunities for teaching outside of Cal ({{astro300_f08:​community_teaching.pdf|handout}} and {{astro300_f08:​community_teaching.txt|TeX source}})
 +
 +==== AY 10-specific ====
 +  * [[astro300_f09:​your_first_section|Your First Section]] - tips and suggestions for your very first section
 +  * [[astro300_f09:​talc|TALC]] - information about The Astronomy Learning Center (TALC)
 +    * {{astro300_f08:​tea.pdf|Teaching Effectiveness Essay}} - JohnJohn'​s winning Teaching Effectiveness Essay on TALC
 +  * [[astro300_f09:​cheating|Academic Honesty and Cheating Policies]] - information regarding both the University and Department policies
 +  * [[astro300_f08:​writing_homeworks|Writing Homework Assignments]] - tips and suggestions for writing good homework assignments from AY 300, Fall 2008.
 +  * [[astro300_f09:​writing_tests|Writing Quizzes and Exams]] - tips and suggestions for writing good quizzes and exams
 +  * [[astro300_f09:​grading|Grading Student Work]] - guidelines and suggestions about grading homeworks, quizzes, and exams as well as calculating grades for discussion section and overall course grades
 +
 +====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]].
 +
 +=====Cool Teaching Links=====
 +   ​*[[http://​aer.noao.edu/​cgi-bin/​new.pl|Astronomy Education Review]] - Awesome e-journal on astronomy education published a couple times a year; quite a few readings will be pulled from here.
 +   ​*[[http://​astronomy101.jpl.nasa.gov/​|NASA'​s Center for Astronomy Education]] - NASA's portal for the teaching of introductory astronomy to nonscientists. Lots of stuff, updated frequently.
 +   ​*[[http://​grammai.org/​jhoffman/​teaching/​disc-group.html|Teaching Discussion Group]] - A page by Jennifer Hoffman (a former Berkeley Astro postdoc) on teaching with 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.
 +   ​*[[http://​gsi.berkeley.edu/​awards/​tea_index.html|Berkeley TEA Essays]] - UC Berkeley gives Teaching Effectiveness Awards yearly to GSIs who have implemented new teaching techniques in their classrooms. This page links to essays by the GSIs describing their innovations.
 +   ​*[[http://​www.physics.umaine.edu/​ncomins/​miscon.htm|Heavenly Errors]] - A list of >1700 astronomy misconceptions compiled by Neal F. Comins at the University of Maine.
 +
 +=====GSI Assignments=====
 +
 +== AY C10 (Filippenko/​Lee) ==
 +   - //Josh Burkart//
 +   - //Jackson Debuhr//
 +   - //Chris Griffith//
 +   - //Therese Jones//
 +   - //Bernie Lin//
 +   - //Ryan Maas//
 +   - //James McBride//
 +   - //Anna Rosen//
 +
 +== AY 10 (Davis/​Chan) ==
 +   - //Emily Chan (Head GSI)//
 +   - //Troy Mikanovich//​
 +   - //Adam Zok//
 +
 +
 +== AY C162 (de Pater) ==
 +   - //Alyssa Rhoden//
 +
 +===== Previous Semesters =====
 +   ​*[[astro300_f08|Fall 2008]] (Jeffrey Silverman and Peter Williams)
 +   ​*[[astro300_f07|Fall 2007]] (Jeffrey Silverman and Daniel Perley)
 +   ​*[[astro300_f06|Fall 2006]] (Holly Maness)
 +
 +===== C10-specific webpage =====
 +   ​*[[astroc10_f09|Astro C10, Fall 2009]] (Head GSI: Aaron Lee)