With many classrooms moving online, the pgEd team is creating bite-sized learning modules that we hope will be helpful for teachers operating in distance-learning mode. These modules, which we are calling “Snapshots,” are adapted from our existing lesson plans and can be posted as an assignment for virtual classrooms.
We’re happy to share our first Snapshot with teachers! This one draws from our newest lesson, “Engineering the World Around Us: Genome Editing and the Environment” and focuses on a case study about the use of genetic tools for preventing population decline in an endangered bird species. Through the Snapshot document, students are invited to navigate a handful of short videos and answer three questions that can be turned in as an assignment.
Thank you, teachers, for all your hard work to engage your students outside of the school building. As always, we welcome your ideas about how we can serve you better! If you have feedback for our team, please drop us a note at pgEd@pged.med.harvard.edu.