Personal Genetics Education Project

Ting visits Capital City Public Charter School in Washington, DC

Ting spent a most enjoyable May 2nd at Capital City Public Charter School (Washington, D.C.) with three of Ms. Schroeter’s Biology classes, Ms. Nordeen’s Biology class, and Mr. Hipkins’ History class. The conversations were great, covering topics ranging from preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) to eugenics. Two classes also considered the implications of genetic information for organizations, such as NASA, which are aiming to put people on Mars!

130502CapitalCity-1CroppedWe were joined earlier in the day by Ms. Gambino, an Online Reporter for the Smithsonian Institution. Ms. Gambino sat in on two of Ms. Schroeter’s classes and then interviewed several students to learn their viewpoints regarding what they had learned about personal genetics (photo: Ms. Schroeter is third from the right, and Ms. Gambino is wearing a yellow name tag).

We hope that the students (and friends, family, other teachers and staff at CCPCS will take a few minutes to play our genetics education game – Map-Ed! Pin yourself on our global map!

 

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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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