This session will provide insight into the free resources offered by Genome BC Geneskool for gr. 9-12 teachers. Using a hands-on approach with plenty of opportunity to provide feedback, participants will experience how Geneskool activities try to develop core competencies in addition to teaching curricular content. We'll delve into one activity in detail and use the remaining time to play with other activities relating to applications of genetics and processes of evolution. Many of these activities could be inspiring for intermediate science as well, with application potential for grades 4-12.
Check out Geneskool at https://www.genomebc.ca/education/
Zoë Hackett loves communicating with people of all ages and backgrounds, and is interested in working with educators in BC to help integrate science literacy (or knowledge about science) into school and university curricula. She works with Genome BC and trainee scientists to help provide teachers with resources via Genome BC's Geneskool program. Zoë has a Masters degree in Environmental and Sustainable Chemistry and has been an active volunteer and coordinator for UBC’s Science 101 community education initiative.