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 2-week interdisciplinary professional development workshop, we will explore the various ways in which genetics impacts our lives. We will discuss the intersection of genetics with topics such as medicine, genome editing and CRISPR, law enforcement, and the American eugenics movement.
Attendees will receive pgEd’s curriculum and learn how to include discussions of the ethical, social, and legal implications of personal genetics with their students.
Social studies, biology, biotechnology, humanities, health, law and government. Everyone welcome, particularly teachers of grades 8-12, college professors and administrators.
This online course is a mix of asynchronous learning and group meetings, with a total course load of about 20h. Group meetings will take place on Zoom on Mondays August 10, 17, and 24 from 2-4pm ET.
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