Teaching the Genome Generation: Bringing modern human genetics into the classroom through teacher professional development

Published:2018, Journal of STEM Outreach
28 May 2018, 1(2).
Authors:LaRue K, McKernan M, Bass K, Wray C.
Type:Article
Keywords:

Genomics, genetics, laboratory, bioethics, bioinformatics, professional development, teacher, high school

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Abstract

Teaching the Genome Generation (TtGG) is a teacher professional development program and set of high school biology lessons that support interwoven classroom instruction of molecular genetics, bioinformatics, and bioethics. Participating teachers from across New England implement the modular elements of program at a high rate in a variety of biology classrooms. Evaluation data collected over three academic years (2014–2015, 2015-2016, and 2016-2017) indicate that TtGG has increased teachers’ abilities to integrate complex concepts of genomics and bio-ethics into their high school classes.