Teachers' Domain, Teaching About Genetics, published August 24, 2010, retrieved on ,
Teaching About Genetics is a graduate-level professional development course. It is designed to enhance your understanding of inquiry-based approaches to teaching standards-based biological science at the high school level. In two sessions, you will investigate genetics and teaching methodologies using a wide range of online resources, including video segments, interactive activities, and readings. These resources are drawn from Teachers' Domain, WGBH's digital library service. The course provides an opportunity to explore novel learning environments and pedagogy applications that foster student interest, involve students in the research process, and advance critical thinking/problem-solving skills.
Teaching About Genetics
This course examines how you can employ content knowledge, sound teaching strategies, and real-life case studies to give students a deep and meaningful understanding of genetics.
Session 1: Topics in Genetics
Learners identify challenging genetics topics and use a combination of content knowledge and sound teaching strategies to develop effective teaching approaches for these topics.
Session 2: Topics in Applied Genetics
Learners self-assess knowledge of applied genetics, explore how preconceptions affect learning, and identify a set of resources and a strategy for using them to deepen student understanding of this subject.
All sessions and their content correspond to the National Science Education Standards.
Academic standards correlations on Teachers' Domain use the Achievement Standards Network (ASN) database of state and national standards, provided to NSDL projects courtesy of JES & Co.
We assign reference terms to each statement within a standards document and to each media resource, and correlations are based upon matches of these terms for a given grade band. If a particular standards document of interest to you is not displayed yet, it most likely has not yet been processed by ASN or by Teachers' Domain. We will be adding social studies and arts correlations over the coming year, and also will be increasing the specificity of alignment.