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Educator Retreat

July 27, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - July 30, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Advance genomic literacy for you and your students at the first Genome BC Geneskool educator retreat.

Devote 12 hours over 4 days to learn more about the rapidly advancing field of genomics, as well as how it intersects with society.

Major themes of the retreat will include:

  • Inheritance and Identity
  • Molecular Biology and Gene Editing
  • Beyond Biology; Genes and Society

With the help of Geneskool facilitators and BC researchers, educators will:

  • Reflect on personal perceptions of genetics and genomics
  • Engage in meaningful discussion and dialogue over how best to advance genomic literacy with grade 9-12 students
  • Use Geneskool content as a scaffold to approach Big Ideas in the curriculum and to help students find relevance between their own lives and genomic sciences
  • Gain material and practical resources for use in unit and lesson plans for online and in person instruction

This retreat will take place online and include self-guided learning, audiovisual presentations and discussion-based workshops.

Click here for a working schedule (subject to change)!

Sign up to learn from exciting experts in Genomics and Society, Indigenous perspectives, gene editing, forensics and more!


July 27, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
July 30, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
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Genome British Columbia
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