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Cosmos in the Classroom 2007

Astronomical Society of the Pacific Event
Aug 03, 2007 - Aug 05, 2007 in Pomona, CA

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific's fourth "Cosmos in the Classroom" conference aims to bring together those who teach the beginning astronomy course at institutions ranging from community colleges to research universities.

Participants will exchange ideas, techniques, materials, and curricula and discuss the challenges of widely differing student preparations and attitudes, shrinking budgets, and unrealistic expectations that instructors of such a course face.

Much of the meeting will be devoted to hands-on, small-group sessions where mentor instructors will help participants practice ways to make their courses more effective.  Graduate students, post-docs, and instructors new to the introductory course are especially welcome.