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 +======Astro 300 (Fall 2011)======
 +===== Basics =====
 +
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 +Class is held: Mondays from 5-7pm in Hearst Field Annex, Room B1.
 +
 +The Bootcamp is held: Tuesday, Aug 23 and Wednesday, Aug 24 from 3-5pm in Hearst Field Annex, Room B5. 
 +
 +Instructors:​ Therese Jones (''​tjones@astro.berkeley.edu''​),​ Aaron Lee (''​a.t.lee@berkeley.edu''​)
 +
 +Advising Professor: Imke de Pater (''​imke@astro''​)
 +
 +
 +=====Quick Links=====
 +
 +[[astro300_f11:​syllabus|The Syllabus]]. **Make sure you read this!**
 +
 +[[private:​ebrb:​home|The Electronic Big Red Binder]]. An important resource for GSIs. 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! There is also an older physical copy (The Big Red Binder), located in the library. ​
 +
 +[[astro300_f11:​teachinglogs|Teaching Logs]]. Summaries of all teaching log prompts.  ​
 +
 +[[astro300_f11:​homework|Assignments]]. Summaries of all assignments for Ay300.
 +
 +[[astro300_f11:​desademo|Design(Improve)-A-Demo]]. Assignment summary.
 +
 +{{:​experiencedgsivisit.pdf| Experienced GSI Visit Worksheet}}
 +
 +{{:​sectionvideorecap.pdf| Section Video Recap Worksheet}}
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 +{{:​peergsivisit.pdf| Peer Visitation Worksheet}}
 +
 +{{:​otherprofvisit.pdf| Professor Visitation Worksheet}}
 +
 +=====Ay 300 Lesson Plans=====
 +(parenthetical statements are for C10)
 +
 +**UNIT ONE : THE BASICS**
 +^ Class Number ^ Date/Week of ^ Topics ^ Lesson Plan Link   ^
 +|       ​1 ​     |     Aug 23   | Bootcamp 1: Paper airplane activity/​discussion ; What makes a good first section? General classroom setting, syllabus design, philosophy from the instructors ​    ​| ​ [[astro300_f11:​day1|BootCamp Day 1]]               |
 +|       ​2 ​     |     Aug 24   | Bootcamp 2: First day activities, lecturing and boardwork (part 1), use of technology, class closings and assessment ​    ​| ​ [[astro300_f11:​day2|BootCamp Day 2]]       |
 +|       ​3 ​     |     Aug 29   | Effective group work activities, interacting with students, teaching math              |   ​[[astro300_f11:​day3|Class 3]]       |
 +|       ​- ​     |     Sept 5    | Labor Day, no class      |    |
 +|       ​4 ​     |     Sept 12   | (Quizzes next week) Go over lesson plans, writing quiz questions, administering demos effectively, ​ board work exercises,​pick Design-A-Demo groups |  [[astro300_f11:​day4|Class 4]]    |
 +|       ​5 ​     |     Sept 19   | (Quizzes this week)  Discuss group work and visitations,​ developing rubics and grading quizzes (bring in example questions/​responses),​ writing worksheets, check teaching logs   ​| ​   [[astro300_f11:​day5|Class 5]]  |
 +|       ​6 ​     |     Sept 26   | Discuss writing test questions, go over examples in class, DaD proposals, ​              ​| ​  ​[[astro300_f11:​day6|Class 6]]  | 
 +|       ​7 ​     |     Oct 3   | (Midterm reviews this week), Ethics, DaD presentations , boardwork (topic: midterm reviews) ,              |   ​[[astro300_f11:​day7|Class 7]]       |
 +|       ​8 ​     |     Oct 6, 5:​30-6:​30 ​  | (C10 GSIs have to grade on Monday 10/​10) ​ Celia'​s meeting: midsemester evaluations ​  ​| ​  ​[[astro300_f11:​day8|Class 8]]   |
 +
 +**UNIT TWO: DEVELOPING YOURSELF AS AN EFFECTIVE SECTION LEADER**
 +^ Class Number ^ Date/Week of ^ Topics ^ Lesson Plan Link   ^
 +|       ​9 ​     |     Oct 17   ​| ​ Special Topic 1: Motivation and dealing with student problems/​inabilities,​ bias in the classroom, cultural differences,​ etc.               ​| ​  ​[[astro300_f11:​day9|Class 9]]           |
 +|       ​10 ​     |    Oct 24   | (Quizzes this week) Special Topic 2: Identifying misconceptions,​ how wording can promote misconceptions,​ etc. ,               ​| ​  ​[[astro300_f11:​day10|Class 10]]              |
 +|       ​11 ​     |     Oct 31   ​|Special Topic 3: Teaching Thinking ​              ​| ​  ​[[astro300_f11:​day11|Class 11]]              |
 +|       ​12 ​     |     Nov 7   | (Review sessions this week) Discuss visitations,​ Midterm Board Work             ​| ​                |
 +|       ​13 ​     |     Nov 14   | No class, C10 GSIs have to grade             ​| ​                |
 +
 +**UNIT THREE: BIGGER PICTURE IDEAS**
 +^ Class Number ^ Date/Week of ^ Topics ^ Lesson Plan Link   ^
 +|       ​14 ​     |     Nov 21   | Special meeting at Celia'​s , Other GSIs visit (McBride, Fornasini) ​    ​| ​    |
 +|       ​15 ​     |     Nov 28   | Special Topic 4: Teaching Portfolios, Teachers visit (Filippenko,​ Quataert, Stahler, Davis), Check teaching logs this week,    Wrap Up                |   ​[[astro300_f11:​day15|Class 14]]  |
 +
 +
 +=====Handouts=====
 +
 +==== Ay 300-specific and general pedagogy =====
 +  * [[astro300_f10:​basics|GSI Basics]] - getting started as a GSI (some basic ground rules)
 +    * [[astro300_f10:​Peer Visitation assignment]] - worksheet to fill out for the Peer Visitation assignment
 +  * [[astro300_f10:​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}})
 +  * [[astro300_f10:​talc|TALC]] - information about The Astronomy Learning Center (TALC)
 +    * [[astro300_f10:​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_f11:​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
 + 
 +
 +
 +
 +=====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.
 +   ​*[[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.
 +
 +
 +=====Teaching Pedagogy Books=====
 +  ​
 +//​Strategies for Astro 101// by Tim Slater and Jeff Adams. ([[http://​www.amazon.com/​Learner-Centered-Astronomy-Teaching-Strategies-ASTRO/​dp/​0130466301/​ref=sr_1_1?​ie=UTF8&​qid=1314237063&​sr=8-1|Amazon]]) A great affordable book on designing Astro 101 (Introductory Astronomy for non-majors) courses. Applied to the course as a whole, but a lot of this book applies to running sections as well. 
 +
 +//​McKeachie'​s Teaching Tips// by Marilla Svinicki and Wilbert McKeachie. ([[http://​www.amazon.com/​McKeachies-Teaching-Tips-Strategies-University/​dp/​0495809292/​ref=sr_1_2?​s=books&​ie=UTF8&​qid=1314237171&​sr=1-2|Amazon]]) Almost biblical in the pedagogy world, this book covers almost anything you need to know about teaching. If you want to shell out the money, this is the book to get. It covers everything in Slater and Adams and more (no need to buy both...). ​
 +
 +//How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching// by Ambrose et al. ([[http://​www.amazon.com/​How-Learning-Works-Research-Based-Jossey-Bass/​dp/​0470484101/​ref=sr_1_1?​s=books&​ie=UTF8&​qid=1314237442&​sr=1-1|Amazon]]) An interesting book that covers seven very real problems that you will experience in section. Applied to teaching a course as a whole, many of the book discussions can also be applied to sections. ​
 +
 +
 +
 +=====GSI Assignments=====
 +
 +** AY C10 (Filippenko/​Keating) **
 +
 + ​Graduate Student Instructors
 +  - **//Garrett Karto Keating (Head)//**
 +  - //Jonathan Wright//
 +  - //Lauren Weiss//
 +  - //Sedona Price//
 +
 +Undergraduate Student Instructors
 +  - //Michael Ellenburg//
 +  - //Elan Frenkel//
 +  - //Sean Goebel//
 +  - //Gary Li//
 +  - //Michelle Mason// (star parties)
 +  - //Eliza McDonald//
 +  - //Jieun Choi//
 +
 +** AY 10 (Davis) **
 +   - //Isaac Shivvers//
 +   - //Yookyung Noh//
 +   - //Eric Huff//
 +
 +** AY 7a (Chiang) **
 +   - //Francesca Fornasini//
 +   - //Nick Hand//
 +
 +** AY 160 (Quataert) **
 +   - //Josiah Schwab//
 +
 +
 +
 +===== Members of Ay300 (teaching times)=====
 +
 +   - //Michael Ellenburg (W 9-10,11-12, Th-TALC 7-8)//
 +   - //Elan Frenkel (Tu 11-12, Thu 12-1, Wed-TALC 8-9)//
 +   - //Sean Goebel (M 10-11, W 1-2, TALC W 7-8)//
 +   - //Nick Hand (M 1-2, W-TALC 5-7)//
 +   - //Gary Li (Tu 2-3, Thu 2-3)//
 +   - //Michelle Mason (Star Parties Su, M, W, Th nights)//
 +   - //Eliza McDonald (Tu 1-2, Th 1-2)//
 +   - //Sedona Price (W 10-11, W 12-1, TALC Th 6-7)//
 +   - //Isaac Shivvers (M 11-12, F 10-11)//
 +   - //Dyas Utomo (not teaching this semester)//
 +   - //Lauren Weiss (M 9-10,2-3 Star Parties Th, TALC Th 7-8 (weeks 1-5))//
 +
 +===== Previous Semesters =====
 +   ​*[[astro300_f10|Fall 2010]] (Aaron Lee and Josh Shiode)
 +   ​*[[astro300_f09|Fall 2009]] (Josh Shiode)
 +   ​*[[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 webpages =====
 +   ​*[[astroc10_f10|Astro C10, Fall 2010]] (Head GSI: Therese Jones)
 +   ​*[[astroc10_f09|Astro C10, Fall 2009]] (Head GSI: Aaron Lee)
 +
 +
 +
 +=====Useful links for section material=====
 +
 +
 +[[astro300_f10:​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). ​ It be great if everyone in the class could update this on occasion.
 +
 +
 +
 +===== Stuff for Therese and Aaron =====
 +
 +**Quick [[astro300_f09:​course_recap|recap]] of Fall 2009 semester, with comments on pieces of the curriculum and recommendations for this upcoming semester.**
 +