The University of Illinois Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB) and Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant hosted a Genomics for Teachers workshop, discussing developments in genomic biology and sharing how educators can incorporate these new developments into their classrooms.
Educators learned about genomic biology through lectures, discussion, and demonstrations by leading biologists and researchers, as well as connecting their learnings to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Topics included invasive species, fish, and water quality.
Educators attending the Genomics for Teachers workshop received 6 CPDUs as well as a stipend for attendance. Educators had the opportunity to earn an additional stipend for the completion of a service learning project.