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 +======Astro 375 / Astro 300  (Fall 2014)======
 +//This course qualifies for the GSI Teaching and Resource Center'​s Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.//​
  
 +===== Basics =====
 +
 +
 +Class is held: Mondays, 5:​30-7:​30pm,​ Location: Barrows 180.
 +
 +The Bootcamp is held: Monday, August 25th, and Tuesday, August 26th, from 6-8pm in Hearst Field Annex B1.
 +
 +Faculty Instructor: Imke de Pater (''​imke@astro''​)
 +
 +Graduate Student Instructor: ​ Aaron Lee (''​a.t.lee@ber...''​)
 +
 +
 +=====Quick Links=====
 +
 +   * [[astro300_f14:​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_f14:​homework|Assignments]]. Summaries of all assignments for Ay375.
 +   * [[astro300_f14:​suggestedreading|Suggested Readings]]. Links and copies of suggested reading on teaching and pedagogy. ​
 +   * [[astro300_f14:​teachinglogs|Teaching Logs]]. Summaries of the short teaching log prompts. (Not fully applicable this semester)
 +   * [[astro300_f14:​extendedlogs|Extended Teaching Logs]]. Summaries of the longer teaching log prompts.  ​
 +   * [[http://​gsi.berkeley.edu/​|GSI Teaching and Resource Center]]
 +   * {{:​midsem_evalf14.pdf|Mid-semester Evaluation}}
 +
 +=====Worksheets=====
 +
 +   * {{:​instructorvideosnew.pdf| Instructor Video Lecture Worksheet}}
 +   * {{:​experiencedgsivisit.pdf| Experienced GSI Visit Worksheet}} (not applicable this semester)
 +   * {{:​peergsivisit.pdf| Peer Visitation Worksheet}}
 +   * {{:​otherprofvisit.pdf| Professor Visitation Worksheet}} (not applicable this semester)
 +   * {{:​video.pdf|Section Video Recap Worksheet}} (not applicable this semester)
 +   * {{:​video2.pdf| Second Section Video Recap Worksheet}}
 +   * {{:​gsicenterworksheet.pdf| GSI Teaching and Resource Center Worksheet}}
 +
 +=====Ay375 Lesson Plans=====
 +(Any lesson plans for future dates are subject to revision, but feel free to peruse if you're interested.) ​
 +
 +
 +^ Class Number ^ Date/Week of ^ Topics ^ Lesson Plan Link   ^
 +|       ​1 ​     |     Aug 25   | Bootcamp 1: Paper airplane activity/​discussion,​ What makes a good section? General classroom setting, syllabus design, philosophy from the instructors ​    ​| ​ [[astro300_f14:​day1|BootCamp Day 1]]               |
 +|       ​2 ​     |     Aug 26   | Bootcamp 2: Syllabi activities, board work activity, first day activities Experienced GSI visit (Karto K.)  |  [[astro300_f14:​day2|BootCamp Day 2]]       |
 +|       ​3 ​     |     Sept 8   | Section Recaps, Improv for Scientists |    [[astro300_f14:​day3|Class 3]]   |
 +|       ​4 ​     |     Sept 15  | Lecturing/​Learning Styles, Implementing Demos    |  [[astro300_f14:​day4|Class 4]]   |
 +|     ​5 ​   |  Sept 22  | Experienced GSI visit (Lea H.), Learning Objectives & Lesson Plans| ​ [[astro300_f14:​day5|Class 5]]  |
 +|     ​6 ​   |  Sept 29  | Log1 due, Exam, Worksheet, and Quiz Question Discussion, Grading Rubrics ​ |  [[astro300_f14:​day6|Class 6]]  |
 +|     ​7 ​   |  Oct 6  | Teaching Philosophy, Experienced GSI visit (Francesca F.)|  [[astro300_f14:​day7|Class 7]]   |
 +|     ​8 ​   |  Oct 13  | Log2 due, Board Work, Midsemester Evals, Group Work Revisited |  [[astro300_f14:​day8|Class 8]]  |
 +|     ​9 ​   |  Oct 20  | Ethics, Board work Part 2 Experienced GSI visit (Drummond F.)  |  [[astro300_f14:​day9|Class 9]]  |
 +|     ​10 ​   |  Oct 27  | Log3 due, Midsemester Eval discussion, Experienced GSI Visit (Paul M. -- Political Science), Misconceptions |  [[astro300_f14:​day10|Class 10]]  |
 +|     ​11 ​   |  Nov 3  | Experienced GSI visit (Abby P. - Physics), Discouraging Learning |  [[astro300_f14:​day11|Class 11]]  |
 +|     ​12 ​   |  Nov 10  | Log4 due,  No class   ​| ​ [[astro300_f14:​day12|Class 12]]  |
 +|     ​13 ​   |  Nov 17  | Experienced GSI visit (Josiah), Fixed and Growth Mindset & Motivations ​ |  [[astro300_f14:​day13|Class 13]]  |
 +|     ​14 ​   |  Nov 24  | Ignorance & Course Development (Celia'​s Day) |  [[astro300_f14:​day14|Class 14]]  |
 +|     ​15 ​   |  Dec 1  | Teaching Portfolios & Philosophy, Professors Visit |  [[astro300_f14:​day15|Class 15]]  |
 +|     ​16 ​   |  Dec 8  | Final Exam, Course Closing |  [[astro300_f14:​day15|Class 16]]  |
 +
 +
 +=====Handouts=====
 +
 +==== Ay 375-specific and general pedagogy =====
 +  * [[astro300_f10:​basics|GSI Basics]] - getting started as a GSI (some basic ground rules)
 +  * [[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://​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.
 +   ​*[[http://​astro.berkeley.edu/​~mgraham/​TAC/​TAC.html|Melissa'​s Teaching Page]] - Melissa Graham, a postdoc in the astronomy department, has taught a similar course at the University of Victoria. Her "​Ay375"​ page is here.
 +
 +
 +=====Teaching Pedagogy Books that Aaron enjoys=====
 +  ​
 +__Teaching and Designing Courses__  ​
 +
 +//​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-Wilbert-McKeachie/​dp/​1133936792/​|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...). ​
 +
 +//Teaching Physics with the Physics Suite// by Edward Redish. ([[http://​www.amazon.com/​Teaching-Physics-Suite-CD/​dp/​0471393789/​|Amazon]] ; the book chapters are available for free [[http://​www2.physics.umd.edu/​~redish/​Book/​|here]]) Teaching Physics is a book about learning to be a more effective physics teacher. It is meant for anyone who is interested in learning about recent developments in physics education.
 +
 +
 +__Student Learning__
 +
 +//Why Students Don't Like School: A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What It Means for the Classroom// by Daniel Willingham. ([[http://​www.amazon.com/​Why-Dont-Students-Like-School/​dp/​047059196X/​|Amazon]]) Fascinating account on how the brain "​learns"​ and how you can use that both to your advantage in the classroom and to assess why certain activities might have failed. ​
 +
 +//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/​|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=====
 +
 +Astro 10 (Blitz) - Ryan
 +
 +Astro 7a (Kriek) - Zhang
 +
 +Astro C13 (Quataert) - Zick
 +
 +Astro 120 (Graham) - Yuk, Domagalski
 +
 +
 +
 +
 +
 +===== Members of Ay375 (teaching times)=====
 +
 +Domagalski - Office Hours: Tu 4-5 D23 (Undergrad lab)
 +
 +Lee - Teaching: M 5:30-7:30, Barrows 180 ; Office Hours: T 22:​00-22:​30,​ Campanile Tower 
 +
 +Ryan - Teaching: M 2:00-3:00, Evans 264, W 1:00-2:00, HFA B1; Office Hours: W 2:00-3:00, HFA B26
 +
 +Yuk - Office Hours: M 2:30-3:30 D23 HFA (Undergrad lab)
 +
 +Zhang - Teaching: F 11-12, Evans 264. OH: F 10-11 B36, HFA
 +
 +Zick - Teaching: Tu 2-4 & 4-6, VLSB 3007, OH: Th 5:15-6:15 VLSB 3007 
 +
 +
 +
 +===== Stuff for the instructors =====
 +
 +Some [[astro300_f13:​notes|Notes]] on development and from previous semesters.
 +
 +The [[astro300_f13:​GSICentersyllabus|syllabus]] given to the GSI Resource Center. ​
 +
 +
 +===== Previous Semesters =====
 +
 +   ​*[[astro300_f13|Fall 2013]] (Francesca Fornasini and Aaron Lee)   
 +   ​*[[astro300_f12|Fall 2012]] (Jonnie Pober and Therese Jones) ​  
 +   ​*[[astro300_f11|Fall 2011]] (Therese Jones and Aaron Lee)
 +   ​*[[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)