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. They are designed for teachers from all disciplines, including biology, social studies, law, government, health, humanities, and bioethics. We offer workshops, ranging from a 1-2 hour session to a 3-day course for which we award professional development points. We also present at state, regional, and national teacher conferences. For more information about scheduling a pgEd professional development session in your school or district, please email Lauren Tomaselli at email@example.com.
2016 Summer Institute: Genetics and Social Justice
July 19 – 21, 9:00am – 3:30pm in Boston, MA
Earn up to 18 PDPs
Personal Genetics in the Classroom: Ethical, Legal and Social Issues
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 all people?
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.
- Introduction to personal genetics
- American eugenics movement
- Athletics and genetics
- Reproductive genetics
- DNA, crime and law enforcement
- Strategies for facilitating personal conversations
Social Studies, biology, humanities, health, law and government teachers and administrators encouraged to attend (all content teachers welcome); grades 8 – 12, college professors welcome.
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July 19-21: pged Summer Institute: Genetics and Social Justice (Boston, MA). Register here.
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