Personal Genetics Education Project

Professional Development

Our workshops explore examples of the hopes, realities and controversies in personal genetics and make connections to real world issues your students may face. They are designed for teachers from all disciplines, including biology, social studies, law, government, health, humanities and bioethics.

Join us for an upcoming workshop!

Register now for our “Genetics and Social Justice” workshop. How does genetics intersect with issues of social justice? As genetic technologies become more widespread, how can our society ensure that education about and access to this information is available to all people?

Join us for an engaging professional development workshop about ethical and social issues related to genetics. Our interdisciplinary lesson plans explore how increasing access to genetic information will affect individuals, families and society.

We will dive deeply into pgEd curriculum, engaging with both the content and activities. We will explore the lesson plans and discuss techniques for facilitating difficult conversations in the classroom. Stipend and professional development points available.

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Register here: March 31st – Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

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. Click here for more information.

Stipend: $75    PDPs: 10

 

Register here: April 19th (April vacation for most local schools) – Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

This workshop is full! Please register for one of our other dates. You can email Lauren at ltomaselli@pged.med.harvard.edu to join the wait list.

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. Click here for more information.

Stipend: $75   PDPs: 10

 

Register here: June 27th-29th – Brockton High School, Brockton, MA

pgEd is excited 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. Attendees will investigate cutting-edge, engaging content and participate in activities that model classroom lessons. Participants will receive pgEd’s curriculum and join a community of educators who value thought-provoking content and activities.

Topics include: Introduction to personal genetics, the American eugenics movement, athletics and genetics, gene editing and CRISPR, reproductive genetics, DNA and criminal justice, informed consent, curriculum integration, and strategies for facilitating personal and difficult conversations. Click here for more information.

Stipend: $200   PDPs: 18

 

Register here: July 11th-12th – Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

This interdisciplinary workshop will explore issues of social justice and the ethical, legal and social implications of genetics. Attendees will investigate cutting-edge, engaging content and participate in activities that model classroom lessons. Participants will receive pgEd’s curriculum and join a community of educators who value thought-provoking content and activities.

Topics include: Introduction to personal genetics, the American eugenics movement, athletics and genetics, gene editing and CRISPR, reproductive genetics, DNA and criminal justice, informed consent, curriculum integration, and strategies for facilitating personal and difficult conversations. Click here for more information.

Stipend: $130   PDPs: 13

 

For more information, please call (617) 432-1797, or email Lauren Tomaselli at ltomaselli@pged.med.harvard.edu.

Interested in a PD in your area?

We offer workshops, ranging from a 1-2 hour session to a 3-day course for which we award professional development points. We also present at state, regional, and national teacher conferences. For more information about scheduling a pgEd professional development session in your school or district, please email Lauren Tomaselli at ltomaselli@pged.med.harvard.edu.

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