Professional Development for High School Teachers July 17 and 18, 2013
pgEd is excited to offer a two-day professional development workshop for teachers, where we will combine new and rigorous content with engaging activities, and provide curricular materials for teachers. Click here to learn more.
Teacher professional development and workshops
Does your district offer professional development courses and workshops? Are you looking for high-quality, relevant, engaging lesson plans? In the 2012-2013 academic year, we will continue to offer our training courses, ranging from a 1-2 hour workshop to a 12 hour course for which we can offer PDPs. We also offer workshops at state, regional, and national teacher conferences.
To find out where we are heading next, check out the pgEd calendar. For more information about possibly scheduling a pgEd professional development session, please email Lauren Tomaselli at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our workshops explore examples of the hopes, realities and controversies in personal genetics and make connections to real world opportunities and conundrums your students and their families are likely to face in the coming years. Recent topics include: advances in personal genetics, personalized medicine, low cost genetic testing, fears and realities of genetic discrimination, the intersection of athletics and genetics, crime and DNA, reproductive genetics, genetic information and how to use it, and critical thinking as it applies to assessing genetic risk factors.
Last summer, pgEd conducted a very successful two-day summer institute, 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 in personal genetics. To learn more about our 2012 summer institute at Harvard Medical School, visit the pgEd blog.