Figure: IPCC AR4
ATOC 6020, Spring 2011
This graduate seminar will be a hands-on teaching seminar in support of my ATOC1060 section. I'm teaching ATOC1060 (Our Changing Climate) for the first time Spring 2011 (see below), and I thought it would be a good opportunity to share some of the insider scoop on teaching with ATOC students. This ATOC6020 seminar will be a weekly meeting, where we discuss upcoming topics in the 1060 class, compare perspectives on what are the most important concepts and learning goals, discuss relevant perspectives, and consider how best to present the information. I'll also get some of the Teaching Climate Change experts to come by and discuss their approach and experiences.
I'd like the students who participate to help create some of the homework problems and lecture slides, not (only) because I'm lazy, but also for good pedagogy.
ATOC 1060: Our Changing Environment: El Niño, Ozone, Climate
Homework problems should be submitted by Friday@5:00PM via email to Baylor. Please use text in the email and attach figures/equations, not word or pdf.
The calendar and links are below.
The calendar of talks is below; it is also available as a public google calendar called "ATOC6020: Oceanography Seminar".
1060 ReadingLarge Print=Required, Small=Optional
Assignment(Due at Monday Meeting)
|1||KKC Chp 1, IPCC FAQ, Essential Principles||IPCC FAQ, Essential Principles||1/10: Organize and Plan Activities||Due 1/14: 5 KKC3 Problems|
|2||KKC Chp 1, KKC Chp 2||1/17: MLK Day--NO CLASS||Due 1/21: 5 KKC4 Problems|
|3||KKC Chp 3||Compendium of Good Ideas on Teaching||1/24: KKC4--Teaching the Atmosphere||Due 1/28: 5 KKC4 Problems|
|4||KKC Chp 4||1/31: Bloom's Taxonomy||Due 2/4: 5 KKC5 Problems|
|5||KKC Chp 4||2/7: Kim's Presentation||Due 2/11: 5 KKC5 Problems|
|6||KKC Chp 5,||2/14: Review Katie's Slides on Ekman||Due 2/18: 5 KKC6-9 Problems|
|7||KKC Chp 5,||2/21: NO CLASS||Due 2/25: 5 KKC10-14 Problems|
|8||KKC Chp 6, KKC Chp 7, KKC Chp 8, KKC Chp 9||2/28: Susan Buhr. Exam Problem Creation I||Due 3/4: 5 KKC15 Problems|
|9||KKC Chp 10, KKC Chp 11, KKC Chp 12, KKC Chp 13, KKC Chp 14||3/7: Review Brian's Slides on Paleohistory, Review Pam's Slides on Origins & Regulation||Due 3/11: 5 KKC16 Problems|
|10||3/14: Exam Problem Creation II||Due 3/18: 5 KKC17 Problems|
|11||Spring Break||Spring Break||3/21: Spring Break||Spring Break|
|12||KKC Chp 15||3/28: What can Realclimate Teach Us?||Due 4/1: 5 KKC18-19 Problems|
|13||KKC Chp 16||4/4: Review Jesse's Slides on Global Warming 3||Due 4/8: 1 Exam Problem, 1 Realclimate Favorite|
|14||KKC Chp 17||4/11: NO CLASS||Due 4/15: 2nd Exam Problem, 2nd Realclimate Favorite|
|15||KKC Chp 18, KKC Chp 19||4/18: How to do this all better 1: What's missing?||Due 4/22: Exam Problem Revisions. Learning Goal List.|
|16||IPCC 2007: FAQ, Synthesis Summary, Physical Science Policymaker Summary, Physical Science Technical Summary||4/25: How to do this all better 2: Improved learning goals for ATOC1060 & ATOC in general.|
1060 Final Exam|
Tuesday, 5/3, 4:30-7PM
|Exam Week||Exam Week|
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