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October 2018

Professional Development Workshop, Brockton, MA

October 27, 2018
Brockton High School Brockton, MA United States + Google Map

pgEd is trying something new this fall! We will be running an interactive workshop on Oct 27th at Brockton High School, for teachers who attended a previous PD, to participate in a share-out led by teachers on their experiences using pgEd materials, pilot pgEd's new content on sex and gender, and workshop some ideas for classroom activities for these new curricula.

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November 2018

National Association of Biology Teachers 2018 conference

November 8, 2018 - November 11, 2018
Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina, 1380 Harbor Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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pgEd has a session and a booth at the NABT Annual Conference in San Diego, CA on Nov 8-11.  Our session on “Genome Engineering and Ethical Issues - Tackling the scientific and ethical questions in the high school classroom” is scheduled for Friday Nov 9th (2-3:15pm) in the Executive Conference 1 of the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. Teachers, come to our session and visit pgEd at our booth!

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June 2019

2019 Teaching the Genome Generation – New England

June 23, 2019 - June 28, 2019
Bowdoin College, Campus Rd N
Brunswick, ME 04011 United States
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Dana is once again joining the Teaching the Genome Generation course as a faculty member, which is offered through the Jackson Laboratory. Housed at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, this workshop particularly welcomes teachers from the New England states. Teaching the Genome Generation is a one-week, residential, professional development short course in genomics, bioinformatics, and ethics for high school science teachers. For details about the professional development opportunity - which blends laboratory work, bioinformatics and ethics into each day's activities…

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YES Teacher Workshop

June 25, 2019, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
University of Nebraska Medical Center Omaha, NE United States

pgEd will be offering a half-day presentation in conjunction with the YES Teacher Workshop at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. We will present our "Introduction to Personal Genetics" and "Genome Editing & CRISPR" lessons.

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Talking with Students about Personal Genetics

June 27, 2019 - June 28, 2019
Sanford Research Center, 2301 E 60th Street North
Sioux Falls, SD 57104 United States
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pgEd will return to Sioux Falls, SD this summer to offer a two-day professional development workshop for teachers. The workshop, focused on fostering dialogue on how new genetic technologies are intersecting with healthcare, law and society, will include one day of reviewing pgEd lesson plans and a second day focused on curriculum integration. Register at https://tinyurl.com/pgEd-SD2019.

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July 2019

Genetics & Social Justice: Personal Genetics in Health, History & Society – Boston 2019

July 10, 2019
Harvard Medical School, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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As genetic technologies become more widespread, how can our society ensure that education about and access to this information is available to all people? How can we prepare students to make informed choices for themselves and for society? In this one-day professional development workshop, we will discuss the intersection of genetics with medicine, reproduction, ancestry testing, genome editing and CRISPR, law enforcement, and the history of the American eugenics movement. Attendees will learn how to include discussions of the ethical,…

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The Science and Ethics of Genome Editing (Wisconsin)

July 12, 2019

Marnie is presenting a half day session in a workshop for high school teachers on "The Science and Ethics of Genome Editing" at the Center for Biomolecular Modeling (Milwaukee, Wisconsin).

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Genetics & Social Justice: Personal Genetics in Health, History & Society – Alabama 2019

July 16, 2019 - July 18, 2019
HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, 601 Genome Way, NW
Huntsville, AL 35806 United States
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Recent advances in genetic technology mean we have faster and cheaper access to more genetic information about ourselves than ever before. The increased use of genetics offers both promise for benefits and potential for misuse. As genetic technologies become more widespread, how can our society ensure that education about and access to this information is available to all people? How can we prepare students to make informed choices for themselves and for society? In this 3-day interdisciplinary professional development workshop,…

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The 18th Annual Summer Institute For K-12 Educators

July 22, 2019 - July 25, 2019
Inn of the Hills, 1001 Junction Hwy
Kerrville, TX 78028 United States
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pgEd is thrilled to return to the K-12 Summer Institute at Kerrville, TX. This year, our session will be led by pgEd director Ting Wu and advisor George Church, and is titled "Genetics in the past, present and future: From Woolly Mammoths to Genetic Engineering in Outer Space." The K-12 Summer Institute, supported by the Texas A&M Health Science Center, is a 4-day professional development conference that offers an extensive variety of workshops focused on the connections between health and…

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November 2019

National Association of Biology Teachers Annual Conference in Chicago, IL

November 14, 2019 - November 17, 2019
Sheraton Grand Chicago, 301 E North Water St
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
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On November 16th, Robin will be presenting "Genetics and Ethics in the Age of CRISPR, Ancestry Testing, and Personalized Medicine" at the NABT annual conference.

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