Genomics for™ Teachers

Status: Ongoing (2014– )

 

Description

Science teachers are tasked with inspiring and educating the next generation of researchers. To do so, they need access to curricula that reflect current scientific understanding and training to expand their own knowledge. This is especially important for topics such as genomic biology, in which the boundaries of knowledge are advancing rapidly.

Attendees of the Genomics for™ Teachers workshop series engage in and critique hands-on curriculum activities related to genomics, explore and discuss the Next Generation Science Standards, hear presentations from University of Illinois faculty on the societal impacts of genomic biology, and receive guidance and peer feedback on independent curriculum development projects.

Outcomes and Opportunities

Additional teacher workshops related to Genomics for™ Teachers will be available in the future, so stay connected with Impact on Science Education to get the news first!

Partners and Funding

Genomics for™ Teachers is supported by the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology and Project NEURON at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.