Personal Genetics Education Project

Busy summer at pgEd with 4 PDs in 3 states

pgEd has had a busy June and July, connecting with over a hundred educators at four professional development workshops in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Maine.

For the first time, this year pgEd organized two runs of our annual Summer Institute. This included a 2-day workshop at Harvard Medical School in Boston, and a 3-day workshop hosted by Brockton High School, one of our partners for the National Institutes of Health-funded SEPA project. In addition to sharing our curriculum at the workshops, we were excited to solicit advice and feedback from teachers on our new curricular unit under-development on Genetics and Identity. At Brockton, we were also thrilled to present an encore session on Genetics and Space at the school’s planetarium! Thanks to BHS’s David Mangus and Jonathan Shapiro for helping us make this workshop such a success.

(Photos 1-4 credit: Brockton High School Biotechnology Program)

And while Marnie, Lauren and Johnny were busy with pgEd’s workshops in Brockton and Boston, Dana also continued pgEd’s partnership with the Jackson Labs on the Teaching the Genome Generation workshops in Farmington, CT, and Bar Harbor, ME.

We thank all the educators who attended our workshops this summer. We look forward to working with, hearing from, and sharing our new curriculum with more teachers in the coming year!

Upcoming Events

Thu 18

CRISPR Workshop III: Public outreach, education, and engagement

January 18 - January 19
Berkeley CA
United States
Thu 25

Introduction to personal genetics and society

January 25, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Feb 01

Hot Buttons, Cool Conversations

February 1, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Newton MA
United States

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