Teaching the Genome Generation™(TtGG) provides high school teachers the content knowledge, teaching strategies, and resources needed to enhance student learning in genomics and personalized medicine. This course will provide instruction in the molecular genetics of personalized medicine, use of bioinformatics tools, and discussion of the ethics of genetics research. In the end, teachers will develop lessons designed for their unique school environment and resources.
One course will be offered this year and is open to high school teachers. Because the primary goal of this NIH-funded program is to enhance genomics instruction in the Sacramento area, admissions preference will be given to life sciences teachers from Sacramento, California. The course will be held Tuesday, June 18 to Friday, June 21, 2019 at California Northstate University in Sacramento, California.
TtGG™ is a hands-on and immersive professional development program. Molecular biology and bioinformatics experiments will be performed by teachers in the research laboratory. Lively discussions of social, ethical, and legal topics in personal genetics will be woven into all aspects of the course. In each subject area (molecular genetics, bioinformatics, ethics), teachers will be provided training and inquiry-based lessons that can be implemented in their biology classes. Ongoing support and consultation from course faculty during the subsequent academic year will be provided in order to support curricular integration of course learning goals.
Tuition: Admitted participants from Sacramento are covered by NIH funds and the cost to attend is $0. Admitted participants from outside of the area are not covered by NIH funds and the cost to attend is $250.
Stipend: Admitted participants from Sacramento will receive a professional development stipend of $500. An additional stipend of $500 will be paid to teachers who continue to partner with TtGG through the subsequent academic year.
Contact hours: A certificate of 40+ contact hours will be conferred to all participants.
2018 Schedule below. Content will remain largely the same, however dates and times will likely change from the prior year.
For more information, please see the Jax news profile of Teaching the Genome Generation™, including video interviews with faculty and current participants.
This project is supported by the NIH / National Institute of General Medical Sciences under Award Number R25GM129169. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.