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

Sep 14

National Society of Genetic Counselors annual conference

September 14
Columbus OH
United States
Sep 15
Nov 09

National Association of Biology Teachers annual conference

November 9 - November 12
Saint Louis MO
United States

In the News

As we finish up another week of Teaching the Genome Generation at the Jackson Lab in Bar Harbor Maine, teachers are excited to receive a copy of David Epstein's "The Sports Gene". pgEd loves leading the social and ethical dimension of this annual professional development course. Looking for some summer reading? Check out pged.org/book-corner/ ... See MoreSee Less

Posted by pgEd 1 month ago

As we finish up another week of Teaching the Genome Generation at the Jackson Lab in Bar Harbor Maine, teachers are excited to receive a copy of David Epsteins The Sports Gene. pgEd loves leading the social and ethical dimension of this annual professional development course.  Looking for some summer reading? Check out http://pged.org/book-corner/

What a wonderful three days at our Summer Institute! Thanks to our friends at Brockton High School for hosting us, and to all the teachers who came and shared their energy, passion and ideas. There will be lots for pgEd to get inspirations from as we develop our new unit of lessons on genetics and identity.
See everyone at our next workshop in Boston in less than two weeks!
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Posted by pgEd 2 months ago

What a wonderful three days at our Summer Institute! Thanks to our friends at Brockton High School for hosting us, and to all the teachers who came and shared their energy, passion and ideas. There will be lots for pgEd to get inspirations from as we develop our new unit of lessons on genetics and identity.
See everyone at our next workshop in Boston in less than two weeks!

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