1997 Beloit College/Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Summer Workshop for Middle School
and High School Teachers

July 7-July 18, 1997

BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium
Beloit College    Beloit, Wisconsin

 Heredity, Health and Humanity;

Exploring new findings in genetics, ethical issues and learner-centered, problem-solving approaches in teaching science.

Educational opportunities-

Questions for discussion during the Beloit College/ HHMI Summer Teacher Workshop:

  • What impact does the "new genetics" have on you as an individual, a family member and a citizen?

  • What is the role of genetics in the development of cancer and diseases of aging throughout our lifetimes?

  • How does evolutionary genetics help us to understand the emergence of new infectious diseases?

  • What should we expect from genetic engineering and gene therapy in the next 20 years?

  • What ethical issues arise in the classroom related to genetics (i.e. sickle cell anemia, pregnancy, Marfan's syndrome, sex testing in sports) ?

  • How do we teach our students to be good decision makers and responsible citizens in relation to genetic issues?


  • At the Beloit College/Howard Hughes Medical Institute Summer Workshop for Middle School and High School Teachers we provide:

    4 semester hours of graduate credit upon successful completion
    Tuition
    Room and board for 12 days
    A copy of The BioQUEST Library for personal use

    You are responsible for transportation to Beloit, Wisconsin and two follow-up activities during the upcoming school year.


    To apply to the Beloit College/Howard Hughes Medical Institute Summer Workshop for Middle School and High School Teachers, please send a letter of application, a resume, and the names and telephone numbers of three references to

    Professor Marion Fass

    Department of Biology

    Beloit College, Box 181

    700 College Street

    Beloit, WI 53511

     For more information, write to the address above, or phone 608-33-2784, (fax 608-363-2052) or email fassm@beloit.edu

    Preference will be given to teachers with the opportunity to develop and implement new curricula, and for teams of two teachers from the same school.


    Workshop Faculty
    John R. Jungck
    Professor of Biology
    Principal Investigator,
    BioQUEST CC

      Marion Field Fass
      Assistant Professor of Biology

    Nancy Krusko
    Associate Professor of Anthropology
      Ethel Stanley
      Director of Field Testing
      BioQUEST CC

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