Open Classroom Week gives instructors the opportunity to observe what others are doing in their classrooms and engage in conversations about teaching with their colleagues. A number of instructors will open their classroom doors to allow their colleagues to watch them teach and observe their approaches to different classroom settings, teaching practices, technology applications and learning experiences.
ASPH 409 - Planetary Astrophysics
Instructor: Phil Langil
Course description: Orbital mechanics. Planetary interiors, surfaces, atmosphere, ionospheres and magnetospheres. Solar magnetism and activity cycles. Comets, asteroids, meteorites. Origin of the solar system. Exoplanets.
Observers can expect to see teaching strategies including: flipped approach, project based approach, small group work, student presentations, inquiry based learning and personal response systems (clickers, TopHat, Kahoot etc).