Personal Genetics Education Project

pgEd at the National Science Teacher Association Conference in Boston!

pgEd is presenting our updated and expanded lessons to a group of science teachers this afternoon at the annual National Science Teacher Association conference underway in Boston this week.  The online, electronic schedule has the correct information about our workshop: we are presenting Friday, April 4th, 12:30 in the main conference center, Room 252A. We are going to highlight several topics including the basics of personal genetics, the intersection of athletics and genetics, crime and DNA and the latest developments around genetic analysis and reproduction. 

pgEd loves science teachers, so of course this is always a wonderful meeting packed with great ideas and wonderful people.  We especially enjoyed Dr. Mayim Bialik’s keynote, introduced by Ann Merchant from the National Academies of Science. We learned a great deal about zombie neuroscience, a topic we must admit we had considered previously. However, we did appreciate Dr. Steven Schlozman’s  ideas of using narratives to engage students.

We encourage teachers from all over the world to join us this summer and we continue our efforts to support teachers in using our classroom materials. We are offering a 3 day professional development opportunity at Harvard Medical School this summer.  Dates are July 29-31, 2014.  Online registration is coming soon, in the meantime please email Lauren Tomaselli at ltomaselli@genetics.harvard.med.edu for more information.

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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 7 days 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 3 weeks 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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