Receive $500 stipend plus meals, lodging and travel expenses

Teaching the Genome Generation

The Jackson Laboratory is excited to offer Teaching the Genome Generation, a one-week, residential, professional development short course for STEM teachers.  The course will be held Monday, July 6 to Friday, July 10, 2015 at The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, Maine.  This hands-on course will focus on modern Genomic Biology and will cover:

o   Molecular Biology Techniques in the Laboratory

o   Use of Bioinformatics and Genome Databases

o   Social, Ethical, and Legal Topics in Personal Genetics

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. Teachers will be provided training in six inquiry-based lessons that can be implemented (in whole or in part) in their biology classroom. JAX will provide ongoing support (equipment, reagents, and instructional assistance) during the subsequent academic year in order to facilitate curricular integration of genomics instruction.

Participants will receive a stipend of $500, on campus accommodations, and breakfast and lunch at JAX.  Participant travel expenses will also be covered and a certificate of contact hours will be conferred.

Interested teachers should submit a statement of interest and a copy of their CV or resume to

Enrollment begins immediately and will continue until the course is full.


Mike McKernan

Michael McKernan

Program Director, STEM and Undergraduate Education

207.288.6806 t  |  207.610.0684 m

@mmckernan tw


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