Personal Genetics Education Project

Teachers

Movement of People in Boston

Written by Fabienne Mondesir, pgEd’s Director of Community Engagement On October 18th, pgEd in collaboration with the Boston Public Schools (BPS), the Education Collaborative, made up of the National Park Service (NPS) and it affiliates, took part in a place-based learning professional development seminar called Movement of People in Boston. This day-long seminar took participants […]

Back to school mini-lesson for teachers – NFL and genetic tests at the ...

DNA tests at a National Football League game? In September of 2017, genetic testing and biobanking company Orig3n partnered with the National Football League’s Baltimore Ravens to offer free genetic testing to 55,000 fans at a stadium. Ahead of the game, health officials intervened with a number of concerns, and the promotion was cancelled. Buzzfeed’s […]

New Lesson Plan – Understanding eugenics using primary sources

We are excited to share our newest lesson plan, “Using primary sources to understand eugenics.” Students are invited to explore the origins and execution of the American eugenics movement in the early part of the 20th century by studying this collection of original documents and images. The lesson contains background reading, slides with detailed teacher notes, […]

pgEd loves teachers – Thank you NSTA attendees!

Dana had a great visit to San Antonio, thanks to the many wonderful, enthusiastic and creative teachers at the National Science Teacher Association conference. We were pleased to have a great crowd for our talk, and really appreciated the conversation, comments and questions after the presentation as well. We will be getting in touch with […]

Professional development workshop for teachers – July 11 & 12 in B...

pgEd recently conducted a very successful two-day summer institute for teachers, where teachers from the New England area were able to join us for two days to deeply examine the big issues in personal genetics. They left with an array of tools, resources and knowledge to tackle some of the trickest and most important questions […]

Where in the world is pgEd? Fall 2012 conference schedule

pgEd is hitting the road this fall.  Teachers, friends, other people who are interested in genetics, ethics, teaching and curriculum development – come see us! At all these meetings we will be leading workshops on using pgEd’s curricular materials in the classroom. October 5th, Gardiner, Maine: Maine Science Teachers Association annual conference. October 18-20, Louisville, KY: National Science Teachers Association regional […]

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