With many classrooms moving online, the pgEd team has shifted gears in the past weeks to focus on creating educational resources for distance learning. We are proud to now present you with brand new and shiny SNAPSHOTs.
SNAPSHOTs are a new way to bring pgEd into your classroom – especially if your classroom is a virtual one. We know that teachers are looking for smaller, bite-size lessons that are more tailored to the challenges of teaching remotely. Like many of you, pgEd has been working to quickly adapt our materials to meet student and teacher needs right now. The SNAPSHOTs are varied, short, and student-facing – with meaningful content and assessments.
These new educational resources for distance learning are smaller, focused “snapshots” of our larger lessons. For example, our full Introduction to Personal Genetics lesson plan discusses the challenges faced by families who have a child with a rare genetic disease. But this is just one module in a lesson that is packed with many other topics. With the SNAPSHOT, however, students focus on this one topic by learning about Tess Bigelow and her family, who have become advocates for those with disorders caused by the USP7 gene. Students work through our SNAPSHOTs in a self-directed manner. And the topics that we have chosen also lend themselves well to small group discussions, whether in person or via videoconference. pgEd is working hard to get more resources for distance learning into your hands. So please sign up to our newsletter and keep an eye on our website and social media channels to stay informed about new releases.