The Science and Ethics of Genome Editing
The CRISPR Cas-9 Protein
July 16-20, 2018
Course Director: Tim Herman
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The CBM is pleased to announce a new 2-year professional development experience (1 week per year) for high school science teachers focused on the Science and Ethics of Genome Editing.
The first year's workshop will be hosted at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, where we will focus on basic concepts of classical Mendelian genetics and how this field of study has evolved into the field of molecular genetics.
The second year's workshop will be hosted at either UC Berkeley or MIT, where teachers will have the opportunity to interact with researchers actively involved in the development of this new gene editing technology.
We plan to enroll 3 cohorts of teachers (limited to 24 teachers per cohort) in this program. Cohort 1 teachers will begin the program on July 16-20, 2018 in Milwaukee, WI. . . followed by a second summer workshop on July 22-26, 2019 in Berkeley, CA or Boston, MA.
What do you get?
As a new grant-supported, advanced workshop, we will be able to provide each participating teacher with:
- Travel funds to the summer workshop
- Housing on campus
- Classroom sets of instructional materials developed in this project
- Tuition-free professional educator credits
What do you give back?
In exchange for this support, we will ask teachers to participate in a two-year education research project designed to document the impact of the experience on your teaching practice, and to provide feedback as to the impact of the project’s instructional materials on your students’ learning.
Applications for the Science and Ethics of Genome Editing will be open until December 15, 2017. After that time, we will review all applications and notify the 24 teachers who have been assigned to Cohort 1.
There is a pre-requisite for this course. Because the Science and Ethics of Genome Editing is an advanced course, we require that you have attended a previous CBM summer course before applying to Genome Editing. If you have not yet met this pre-requisite, we encourage you to sign-up for Modeling the Molecular World I in the summer of 2018, to be eligible for Cohort 2 of Genome Editing that will start in the summer of 2019.
A Community of Professional Educators
Teachers in this program will be encouraged to become active participants in a professional community of educators - committed to documenting the impact of their classroom innovations on student learning, and to sharing the results of that education research with others.
Course materials will be explicitly related to current Next Gen Science Standards, with a special emphasis on modeling - both as an authentic practice of science and as an important facilitator of student learning.
The Teachers FIRST program is supported by the Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP) of the National Institutes of Health through Grant Number 1R25OD010505. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH.