The Astronomy Center has provided educational resources to introductory astronomy educators since 2003. Over the past 20 years, the rapid pace of discovery has rendered some of our linked resources obsolete. Thus, the Astronomy Center will be decommissioned on March 1, 2022. Our highest quality resources will be retained on ComPADRE.org.

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Astronomy Education Review
  
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A. Fraknoi, Astron. Educ. Rev., 10 (1), 3 (2011).
This is a brief essay about concepts for improving the way teachers teach. It is geared toward the field of Astronomy, but the concepts can be applied universally. The author…
  
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Editors: A. Daane, D. Doucette, C. Gosling, D. Hsi, C. Mathis, A. Morrison, S. Park, M. Rifkin, and J. Tabora
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The Underrepresentation Curriculum (URC) is a free, flexible curriculum for STEM instructors to teach about injustice and change the culture of STEM. Using tools such as data…
  
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P. Green
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Peer Instruction for Astronomy is an instructor's guide to a method of enhancing lecture classes in introductory astronomy. This technique requires that the instructor have a large…
  
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Collaboration for Astronomy Education Research
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This is a diagnostic test developed by the Collaboration for Astronomy Education Research (CAER) for astronomy teachers teaching non-science majors at the introductory level. The…
  
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E. Prather, T. Slater, J. Adams, G. Brissenden, and Conceptual Astronomy and Physics Education Research
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These introductory astronomy tutorials are student-centered activities designed to promote conceptual understanding. Topics consist include understanding the celestial sphere,…
  
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K. Lee
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This web site contains a series of in-class question modules. Each Flash module consists of a set of questions and resources designed to encourage student engagement in the…
  
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D. Duncan and A. Southon
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This report lists six common teacher behaviors that should be avoided in the classroom.
  
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Publisher: American Association of Physics Teachers
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This web page provides information and contacts for the New Faculty Workshop hosted by the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), in conjunction with the American…
  
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Editors: S. Wolff and A. Fraknoi; Publisher: American Astronomical Society
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Astronomy Education Review is an online journal for those interested in astronomy and space science education, in either formal or informal settings. It includes refereed journal…
  
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G. Novak, E. Patterson, and A. Garvin
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This site provides information about and resources for Just-in-Time Teaching (JiTT). This is a teaching and learning strategy that combines web-based study assignments and an active…
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