April 03, 2020
Genome BC Geneskool classroom workshops continue to be freely available for download as resource packages from our website.
The Genome BC Geneskool website has been temporarily restructured to make free online and remote learning resources more accessible to educators, parents/caregivers and students while in-class instruction is suspended.
Our chief goal during the COVID-19 pandemic is to provide parents and educators with the support and resources needed to deliver life sciences learning opportunities. As always, our hands-on resources are free and aligned to the BC curriculum.
Today, the Genome BC Geneskool education team is thrilled to make even more resources available for download, including our most popular classroom workshops: Alien Babies, Rare Genetic Disease Case Studies, Lost in Translation and Mini CSI: Who Killed Kyle?
Aimed at students in grade 9 to 12, these workshop activities use a hands-on approach to engage students in foundational concepts like inheritance and transcription/translation, as well as in the application of genetics and genomics to the fields of medicine and forensics.
By downloading a resource package, you will receive materials for both students and facilitators, including a facilitator guide, complete with suggested lesson plans and tips & tricks shared by Geneskool volunteers. Where possible, we provide alternatives for materials that might not be accessible to everyone. Student worksheets are simple enough that they can be copied with pen and paper if a printer is not available.
This is only the first step. Following guidance from BC educators and the example set in other jurisdictions, Geneskool staff and volunteers will continue to adapt current material, create new content, and explore all avenues for delivering quality life sciences learning opportunities to the students of BC.
Are you a BC educator? Get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know how Genome BC Geneskool can help you and your students.
Click here to access our free online and remote learning resources.