Category: Course Features

“Ode to…”

Students from Paul Heller’s Reading for Creative Writing (SD3202) class wrote some impressive odes to a variety of different things in their lives. Feel free to read some of these fantastic poems from these students: Ode to the Acoustic Guitar On my Wall By Tiffany Huynh Against the Bumpy cream wall of My bedroom, You […]

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Farenheit 451

Students from Susan Maloney’s Writing for High School class have just recently finished reading Ray Bradbury’s dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451. This novel portrays a future in which books have been outlawed and firemen have the job of burning said books. As an exercise, the students have drawn their take on what the fire department’s badges […]

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This Week at ATDP: The Writing Process, Environmental Science, Cognitive Neuroscience

It’s only the second week of classes, and already, Secondary Division students ranging from sixth grade writers to eleventh grade neuroscientists are taking full advantage of the natural and academic resources that UC Berkeley’s campus has to offer. The Writing Process In her Writing Process classes, Lisa Griffin makes sure to highlight the beauty and history […]

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Functioning First Graders

A visiting high school teacher complained to an ATDP instructor that her students weren’t grasping the concept of functions. To help, they went to see Hannah Margulis-Kessel’s first-grade students performing “Mathmagic!”

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New Elementary Division Classes in 2012

At ATDP’s Elementary Division, our goal is to offer classes that allow students to gain deep knowledge in a specific subject. We also aim to give students something different from what they already study during the school year. And, very importantly, we strive to have classes that are taught in an engaging way that will […]

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Abraham Liao on Computer Engineering in 2012

The interview below is a part of a series on New Secondary Division Courses for 2012. Abraham Liao discusses his upcoming course, Computer Engineering. Read the course description here. 1. You’ve been with ATDP over the years as a student, a TA, and an instructor. What did you find most valuable about your ATDP courses […]

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Abraham Liao on Computer Engineering in 2012

The interview below is a part of a series on New Secondary Division Courses for 2012. Abraham Liao discusses his upcoming course, Computer Engineering. Read the course description here. 1. You’ve been with ATDP over the years as a student, a TA, and an instructor. What did you find most valuable about your ATDP courses […]

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Abraham Liao on Computer Engineering in 2012

The interview below is a part of a series on New Secondary Division Courses for 2012. Abraham Liao discusses his upcoming course, Computer Engineering. Read the course description here. 1. You’ve been with ATDP over the years as a student, a TA, and an instructor. What did you find most valuable about your ATDP courses […]

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Laura Shefler on Art History in 2012

The interview below is a part of a series on New Secondary Division Courses for 2012. Laura Shefler discusses her upcoming course, Art History. Read the course description here. 1. How did you become interested in art and art teaching? I have been fascinated by art for as long as I can remember.  Most of […]

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David Chun on Social Psychology in 2012

The interview below is a part of a series on New Secondary Division Courses for 2012. David Chun discusses his upcoming course, Social Psychology. Read the course description here. 1. What do you do during the school year, and how does that experience inform your teaching at ATDP?  During the school year, I’m an assistant […]

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