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November 2017

Strategies for Addressing The Achievement Gap in Boston Public Schools

November 20, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Bruce Bolling Municipal Building, 2300 Washington Street
Roxbury, MA 02119 United States
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pgEd, in partnership with Boston Public Schools’ Office of Opportunity and Achievement Gaps, will present information on how pgEd professional development workshops can address the educational achievement gap. pgEd uses an evidence based approach to inform participants about advanced genetic research and technologies which allows teachers to confidently present lessons to students that are engaging, culturally relevant, and inspires discourse about the social, ethical, and legal concerns these advances raise. Featured speakers will be Dr. Ting Wu (pgEd Director and Professor of Genetics; Harvard Medical School) and…

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February 2018

Genetics and Social Justice: Professional Development Workshop, Boston, MA

February 22, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Harvard Medical School, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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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 everyone? Join us for an engaging professional development workshop about ethical and social issues related to genetics. We create interdisciplinary lesson plans that explore how increasing access to genetic information will affect individuals, families and society. 10 PDPs available - attendees need to complete a small amount of work after…

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March 2018

Massachusetts Association of Biology Teachers Annual Meeting and Conference

March 10
Framingham State University, 100 State St
Framingham, MA 01702 United States
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Marnie will be speaking at this year's MABT annual conference, on the topic of "Genome editing: Addressing scientific and ethical questions in the classroom".

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June 2018

Teaching the Genome Generation – Maine and Connecticut

June 24 - June 29
Bowdoin College, Campus Rd N
Brunswick, ME 04011 United States
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Dana is once again joining the Teaching the Genome Generation course as a faculty member, which is offered through the Jackson Laboratory. This year, we are offering a combined experience for teachers from both Maine and Connecticut, housed at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. Teaching the Genome Generation is a one-week, residential, professional development short course in genomics, bioinformatics, and ethics for high school science teachers. For details about the professional development opportunity - which blends laboratory work, bioinformatics and…

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