Astro 375 / Astro 300 (Fall 2020)

Basics

Class is held: 1:00-2:30 pm Pacific, Zoom

The Bootcamp is held: Monday, Aug 24 (9:00-10:00 am Pacific) and Tuesday, Aug 25 (9:00-10:00 am Pacific). Zoom links will be sent out.

Faculty Instructor: Staff (Josh Bloom)

Graduate Student Instructors: Kareem El-Badry (kelbadry@berkeley), Nathan Sandford (nathan_sandford@berkeley.edu).

  • The Syllabus. Make sure you read this!
  • 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!
  • Assignments. Summaries of all assignments for Ay375.

Worksheets

Ay 375 Lesson Plans

(Any lesson plans for future dates are subject to revision and will likely link to last year's course, but feel free to peruse if you're interested.)

Class Number Date Instructor(s) Topics Lesson Plan Link
1 Aug 24 (Mon Bootcamp) TBD Bootcamp Day 1: Sample Class, First Day Bootcamp Day 1
2 Aug 25 (Tues Bootcamp) TBD Bootcamp Day 2: Board work, Review of Lesson Plans and Syllabi Bootcamp Day 2
3 Sept 1 TBD Learning Objectives, Lesson Plans Class 3
4 Sept 8 TBD Group Work, Writing Exams and Homework Class 4
5 Sept 15 (Peer visits this week) TBD Grading Rubrics, Quiz Exchange Class 5
6 Sept 22 (C10 quizzes this week) TBD Student Misconceptions Class 6
7 Sept 29 TBD Student Motivation/Mindset, Biases Class 7
8 Oct 6 (Section taping this week) TBD
9 Oct 13 TBD Ethics, Assessment & Evaluation Class 8
10 Oct 20 TBD Closing the Loop, Communicating/Lecturing Effectively Class 9
11 Oct 27 (C10 quizzes this week) TBD Faculty Q&A Class 10
12 Nov 3 TBD Small Teaching Class 11
13 Nov 10 TBD Planetarium Education, Teaching Statements & Portfolios Class 12
14 Nov 17 TBD Statement Exchange, Exam Review Sections, Review Class 13
15 Nov 24 TBD
16 Dec 4 TBD Wrap-Up Class 14

Handouts

Remote Teaching Resources

Syllabus Design

Ay 375-specific and general pedagogy

Members of Ay375

GSI Assignments

Astro 7A - Dressing

  • Hannah Gulick

Astro C10 - Filippenko

  • Jackie Blaum
  • Tyler Cox
  • Michelle Lee
  • AJ Olvera
  • Jacob Pilawa
  • James Sunseri

Astro 120 - Duchene

  • Ziyi Lu

Astro 160 - Lu

  • Kenneth Lin

N/A

  • Kiran Eidan
  • Caleb Harada
  • Erika Strasburger

Teaching Times (Pacific Time)

Astro 7A:

  • M 1PM-2PM (Hannah)
  • M 2PM-3PM (Hannah)
  • M 3PM-4PM (Hannah)

Astro C10:

  • M 9AM-10AM (Tyler)
  • M 10AM-11AM (Jackie)
  • M 11AM-12PM (Michelle)
  • M 12PM-1PM (Jackie)
  • M 2PM-3PM ()
  • Tu 9AM-10AM ()
  • Tu 10AM-11AM ()
  • Tu 1PM-2PM ()
  • Tu 2PM-3PM ()
  • Tu 3PM-4PM (AJ)
  • W 9AM-10AM (Tyler)
  • W 10AM-11AM (Jackie)
  • W 11AM-12PM (Jackie)
  • W 12PM-1PM (James, Tyler)
  • W 1PM-2PM (James)
  • W 2PM-3PM (James)
  • W 4PM-5PM (James)
  • Th 9AM-10AM (Jacob)
  • Th 10AM-11AM (Jacob)
  • Th 1PM-2PM ()
  • Th 2PM-3PM ()
  • Th 3PM-4PM (AJ)
  • Th 4PM-5PM ()
  • F 9AM-10AM (Jacob)
  • F 10AM-11AM (Jacob)
  • F 11AM-12PM (Tyler)
  • F 12PM-1PM ()
  • F 1PM-2PM ()
  • F 2PM-3PM ()
  • F 4PM-5PM ()

Astr 120:

  • TBD (Ziyi)

Astr 160:

  • M 1PM-2PM (Kenneth)
  • Tu 4PM-5PM (Kenneth)

Peer Visits

Everyone who is teaching must be visited by at least one person. Everyone must go on at least one visit. After going on your visit, complete the Peer Visitation Worksheet and meet up with the person for a quick discussion. Bring the form to class on 9/26.

Section Taping

TBD

Previous Semesters

  • Fall 2019 (Kareem El-Badry and Michael Medford)
  • Fall 2018 (Carina Cheng and Michael Medford)
  • Fall 2017 (Carina Cheng and Tom Zick)
  • Fall 2016 (Carina Cheng, Beth McBride, Michael Medford, Jason Wang)
  • Fall 2015: Ay375 resurrected mid-semester by Aaron Lee, Francesca Fornasini, Carina Cheng
  • Fall 2014 (Aaron Lee)
  • Fall 2013 (Aaron Lee and Francesca Fornasini)
  • Fall 2012 (Jonnie Pober and Therese Jones)
  • Fall 2011 (Therese Jones and Aaron Lee)
  • Fall 2010 (Aaron Lee and Josh Shiode)
  • Fall 2009 (Josh Shiode)
  • Fall 2008 (Jeffrey Silverman and Peter Williams)
  • Fall 2007 (Jeffrey Silverman and Daniel Perley)
  • Fall 2006 (Holly Maness)