Personal Genetics Education Project

pgEd Summer Institute

pgEd is excited to announce our third Summer Institute, July 29-31, 2014. This three-day teacher training will be an introduction to personal genetics and its impact on society. A wave of personal genetic information is coming – how can we prepare students to make informed choices for themselves and for society as a whole?

This Summer Institute will have two tracks. One will delve more deeply into the scientific concepts and be most appropriate for science and health teachers, while the other will focus on historical events and social issues, and be more appropriate for social studies and English teachers. Several sessions will be in the larger group. We will also have a session with the amazing Allison Werner-Lin, who will discuss strategies for talking about highly sensitive issues with students who may have a personal connection to classroom topics.

Through workshop-style sessions, we will look the hopes, realities and controversies in personal genetics.  We will start with an overview: Why is genetics getting more personal? From the scientific questions and concepts, we will make connections to real world opportunities and conundrums your students and their families will face in the coming years.

We hope you can join us! For more information and to register, click here.

Upcoming Events

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National Society of Genetic Counselors annual conference

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Duke panel on Orphan Black

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Nov 09

National Association of Biology Teachers annual conference

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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 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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