Welcome to CS 301!

Teaching Techniques for Computer Science
Spring 2011

Tuesday 4:10-5:30
405 Soda

Brian Barsky

Colleen Lewis

Welcome to CS301! Course Policy Document

TT    = Tools for Teaching, Davis, B.G., Jossey-Bass; San Francisco, 2009.
The TT links below take you to an older version of Tools for Teaching.
Week Date Topic Homework due Reading due
Week 1 January 18 Your First Section none Optional: TT:  I [3] The first day of class
Week 2 January 25 Strategies for discussion sections & enhancing students' learning and motivation Irvine Video Online Ethics Course
Homework 1 Evaluate your teaching
TT:  III [9-13] Discussion Strategies,
TT:  VI [29-33] Enhancing Students' Learning and Motivation
Week 3 February 1 Strategy Dweck video1 video2 Homework 2 Plan a group activity Wikipedia page on Carol Dweck
Week 4 February 8 Collaborative and experiential strategies & teaching outside the classroom (office hours) Homework 3 Feedback: Round 1 TT:  V [20-25] Alternatives to lecture,
TT:  XI [55-57] Outside the classroom,
The Tao of TALC
Week 5 February 15 Fear and failure Steele video   TT:  II [4-8] Classroom climate and students with special needs,
Wikipedia page on Stereotype threat
Defensive Climates
Week 6 February 22 Learning Strategies video Homework 4a Observe another TA
Homework 4b Feedback from another TA
Week 7 March 1 Mini-lectures Homework 5 Mini-Lecture TT:  X [52-53] Evaluation to improve teaching
Week 8 March 8 NO CLASS  
Week 9 March 15 Testing, grading & instructional media and technology Homework 6 Feedback: Round 2 TT:  VIII [38-44] Testing and Grading,
TT:  IX [45-51] Presentation Technologies
Week 10 March 22 Spring Break    
Week 11 March 29 How schools fail Homework 7 Video tape your section TT:  VII [24-27] Strengthening students' writing and problem-solving,
TT:  XII [59-61] Finishing up
Week 12 April 5 No Meeting    
Week 13 April 12 Last Meeting    
Week 14 April 19 Independent meetings    
Week 15 April 26 Independent meetings