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March 2017

Genetics and Social Justice: Professional Development Workshop, Boston, MA

March 31, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Harvard Medical School, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Join us! This one-day interdisciplinary workshop will explore issues of social justice and the ethical, legal and social implications of genetics. Attendees will learn cutting-edge, engaging content and participate in activities that model classroom lessons for students. Participants will receive free pgEd curriculum and join a community of educators who value thought-provoking content and activities. The workshop is open to teachers of all subjects, and is most relevant to teachers of social studies, biology, genetics, health, biotechnology, and humanities.   Topics for…

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April 2017

Genetics and Social Justice: Professional Development Workshop, Boston, MA

April 19, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Harvard Medical School, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Join us! This one-day interdisciplinary workshop will explore issues of social justice and the ethical, legal and social implications of genetics. Attendees will learn cutting-edge, engaging content and participate in activities that model classroom lessons for students. Participants will receive free pgEd curriculum and join a community of educators who value thought-provoking content and activities. The workshop is open to teachers of all subjects, and is most relevant to teachers of social studies, biology, genetics, health, biotechnology, and humanities.   Topics for…

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June 2017

JAX Teaching the Genome Generation course (Connecticut)

June 25, 8:00 am - June 30, 5:00 pm
Trinity College, Hartford, CT United States + Google Map

pgEd’s Dana Waring is looking forward to returning to Connecticut for the third year of the Teaching the Genome Generation course for high school STEM teachers, organized by the Jackson Laboratory. This hands-on course will focus on modern Genomic Biology and will cover 1) Molecular Biology Techniques in the Laboratory, 2) Use of Bioinformatics and Genome Databases, and 3) Social, Ethical, and Legal Topics in Personal Genetics. Dana will be teaching the social, ethical and legal dimensions of the course, which is supported by a Science Education Partnership Award from the National…

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Summer Institute: Genetics and Social Justice, Brockton, MA

June 27, 9:00 am - June 29, 3:30 pm
Brockton High School, Brockton, MA United States + Google Map

Join us! pgEd is thrilled to hold our three-day Summer Institute: Genetics and Social Justice at Brockton High School in Brockton, MA. This interdisciplinary workshop will explore issues of social justice and the ethical, legal and social implications of genetics. We create interactive lessons that engage students in discussions about the potential benefits and implications of knowing more about your DNA, as well as ways in which they could be impacted. High school students are among the first generation that will have unprecedented…

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