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October 2022

Massachusetts Science Educators Leadership Association Conference – Marlborough, MA

October 26, 2022

Robin will be presenting a session called ""Preparing Students for the Future of Personal Genetics"" at the MSELA conference in Marlborough, MA. The rapidly advancing field of genetics is impacting our lives in many ways, from healthcare and agriculture to law enforcement and ancestry testing. As we are increasingly able not only to read, but to edit the genetic code of all living things, we are faced with important decisions about the personal, ethical, and societal impacts of this technology.…

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November 2022

ONLINE – pgEd Webinar: Genome Editing & CRISPR

November 1, 2022, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

How might advances in our ability to change genomes impact individuals and society? Join us as we discuss our lesson plan on Genome Editing & CRISPR on November 1, 2022 from 6:00 - 7:30pm EDT. This webinar can serve as a great introduction to pgEd resources for newcomers or an opportunity to ask questions of the pgEd staff about using our resources in your classroom. Register today! A Zoom link will be emailed to registrants in advance of the event.  

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Presentations at South Dearborn High School – Aurora, IN

November 9, 2022

Robin will be visiting her former high school to talk with students about personal genetics.

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NABT Professional Development Conference – Indianapolis, IN

November 10, 2022 - November 11, 2022

Robin will be attending the 2022 National Association of Biology Teachers conference. Make sure to visit the pgEd booth in the Exhibit Hall on Thursday and Friday.

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ONLINE – pgEd Webinar: Engineering the World Around Us: Genome Editing & the Environment

November 16, 2022, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free

How might genome editing be used to address the environmental issues we are facing? Join us as we discuss our lesson plan about genetic tools that have opened a pathway to engineer the world around us on November 16, 2022 from 6:00 - 7:30pm EDT. This webinar can serve as a great introduction to pgEd resources for newcomers or an opportunity to ask questions of the pgEd staff about using our resources in your classroom. Register today! A Zoom link will…

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December 2022

ONLINE – Exploring Difference in the Biology Classroom

December 1, 2022, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Exploring Difference in the Biology Classroom: Join us on Thursday, December 1 (6-7:30pm ET) for a webinar on How to represent wide-ranging family structures and personal identities using the latest pedigree nomenclature. The first hour will include short presentations from healthcare professionals, Ina Amarillo, PhD and Robin Bennett, MS, LGC, PhD Hon, with ample time for Q&A. The final half-hour will be a discussion about classroom integration strategies. Captions will be provided for both live and recorded events. Register today! https://columbiacuimc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0qdOiprTIqGd2u-tGJmRJIrhwySyvjqlSn…

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ONLINE – Language Matters: Practical tools and tips for learner engagement on the personal and social impacts of genetics

December 6, 2022

The Association of Professors of Human and Medical Genetics (APHMG) are hosting pgEd for a webinar on Language Matters: Practical tools and tips for learner engagement on the personal and social impacts of genetics. We will be sharing pgEd’s work with genetics educators who are training the next generation of healthcare professionals. In this session, we will model pgEd’s interactive conversation-starters, discuss strategies for engaging with people on sensitive topics, and giving examples of how the people we meet improve…

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ONLINE – New England Regional Genetics Group’s 45th annual educational conference

December 8, 2022

pgEd has been invited to present our work at the New England Regional Genetics Group’s 45th annual educational conference. NERGG was formed in order to serve as a consortium of genetics service providers, public health planners, consumer groups, and general and state maternal and child health personnel in New England.

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ONLINE – Scientifically Grounded Judaism

December 14, 2022

pgEd has been invited by Sinai & Synapses Founding Director, Rabbi Geoff Mitelman, to be a guest lecturer on genetics and genetic engineering in his course entitled "Scientifically Grounded Judaism" through Judaism Unbound.

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Genome Editing & the Environment at Pierce Middle School – Milton, MA

December 19, 2022

Robin will be visiting Pierce Middle School to talk to 8th grade students about genome editing and the environment.

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