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 +======Astro 375 / Astro 300  (Fall 2018)======
 +//This course qualifies for the [[http://​gsi.berkeley.edu/​programs-services/​certificate-program/​ |GSI Teaching and Resource Center'​s Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education]].//​
  
 +===== Basics =====
 +
 +
 +Class is held: Wednesdays, 6:30pm-8pm, Campbell 131
 +
 +The Bootcamp is held: Thursday, Aug 17 (3pm-5pm, Campbell 121) and Wednesday, Aug 23 (6pm-8pm, Campbell 131)
 +
 +Faculty Instructor: Eugene Chiang (''​echiang@astro''​)
 +
 +Graduate Student Instructors:​ Carina Cheng (''​ccheng@berkeley''​),​ Michael Medford (''​michaelmedford@berkeley''​)
 +
 +
 +=====Quick Links=====
 +
 +   * [[astro300_f18:​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_f18:​homework|Assignments]]. Summaries of all assignments for Ay375. ​
 +
 +=====Worksheets=====
 +
 +   * {{:​video.pdf|Section Video Recap Worksheet}}
 +   * {{:​peergsivisit.pdf| Peer Visitation Worksheet}}
 +
 +=====Ay 375 Lesson Plans=====
 +(Any lesson plans for future dates are subject to revision, but feel free to peruse if you're interested.) ​
 +
 +^  Class Number ​ ^  Date  ^  Lead Instructor ​ ^  Topics ​ ^ Lesson Plan Link   ^
 +|      1     ​| ​    Aug 20 (Mon)  |    | Bootcamp Day 1: Sample Class, First Day   ​| ​ [[astro300_f18:​day1|Bootcamp Day 1]]               |
 +|      2     ​| ​    Aug 21 (Tues) ​   |    | Bootcamp Day 2: Board work, Review of Lesson Plans and Syllabi ​ |  [[astro300_f18:​day2|Bootcamp Day 2]]       |
 +|      3     ​| ​    Aug 29    |     | Learning Objectives/​Lesson Plans, Group Work |    [[astro300_f18:​day3|Class 3]]   |
 +|      4     ​| ​    Sept 5    |     | Writing Exams and Homework ​ |  [[astro300_f18:​day4|Class 4]]   |
 +|      5     ​| ​    Sept 12 (Peer visits this week)  |      | Grading Rubrics, Quiz Exchange |  [[astro300_f18:​day5|Class 5]]  |
 +|      6     ​| ​    Sept 19 (C10 quizzes this week)  |      | Student Misconceptions |  [[astro300_f18:​day6|Class 6]]  |
 +|      7     ​| ​    Sept 26   ​| ​       | Motivation/​Mindset,​ Midsemester Evals  |  [[astro300_f18:​day7|Class 7]]   |
 +|      8     ​| ​    Oct 3  (Section taping this week)   ​| ​         | Biases, Small Teaching Part I |  [[astro300_f18:​day8|Class 8]]  |
 +|      9     ​| ​    Oct 10    |        | Small Teaching Part II |  [[astro300_f18:​day9|Class 9]]  |
 +|      10    |     Oct 17    |        | Experienced GSI Q&​A ​ |  [[astro300_f18:​day10|Class 10]]  |
 +|      11    |     Oct 24 (C10 quizzes this week)   ​| ​        | Faculty Q&​A ​ |  [[astro300_f18:​day11|Class 11]]  |
 +|      12    |     Oct 31    |        | Ethics, Teaching Statements & Portfolios |  [[astro300_f18:​day12|Class 12]]   |
 +|      13    |     Nov 7     ​| ​       | Communicating Science to the Public |  [[astro300_f18:​day13|Class 13]]  |
 +|      14    |     Nov 14    |       | "​2-minute thesis"​ Talks, Celia'​s! ​ |  [[astro300_f18:​day14|Class 14]]  |
 +
 +
 +=====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
 +  * {{:​astro300_f13:​mcfreeresponsequestionsay375_f13.pdf|Writing MC and FR Questions}} Slides.
 +  * [[astro300_f13:​suggestedreading|Suggested Readings]]. Links and copies of suggested reading on teaching and pedagogy.
 + 
 +
 +
 +
 +=====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.
 +   ​*[[https://​umaine.edu/​heavenly-errors/​|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.
 +
 +
 +=====GSI Assignments=====
 +
 +Astro C10 (Filippenko) - 
 +
 +
 +
 +===== Members of Ay375 (teaching times)=====
 +
 +C10: 121 Campbell
 +  * M 9AM-10AM
 +  * M 10AM-11AM ​
 +  * M 12PM-1PM ​
 +  * M 2PM-3PM ​
 +  * Tu 9AM-10AM ​
 +  * Tu 2PM-3PM ​
 +  * Tu 3PM-4PM ​
 +  * W 9AM-10AM ​
 +  * W 10AM-11AM ​
 +  * W 11AM-12PM ​
 +  * W 12PM-1PM ​
 +  * W 1PM-2PM ​
 +  * Th 9AM-10AM ​
 +  * Th 10AM-11AM ​
 +  * Th 11AM-12PM ​
 +  * F 9AM-10AM ​
 +  * F 12PM-1PM ​
 +  * F 2PM-3PM ​
 +
 +
 +===== Peer Visits =====
 +
 +
 +===== Section Taping =====
 +Week of 10/1:
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 +
 +
 +===== Previous Semesters =====
 +
 +   ​*[[astro300_f17|Fall 2017]] (Carina Cheng and Tom Zick)
 +   ​*[[astro300_f16|Fall 2016]] (Carina Cheng, Beth McBride, Michael Medford, Jason Wang)
 +   *Fall 2015: Ay375 resurrected mid-semester by Aaron Lee, Francesca Fornasini, Carina Cheng
 +   ​*[[astro300_f14|Fall 2014]] (Aaron Lee)
 +   ​*[[astro300_f13|Fall 2013]] (Aaron Lee and Francesca Fornasini) ​
 +   ​*[[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)