Vernier Science Education - Webinar page - March2024

Member Web Seminar

This web seminar will provide educators with an introduction to the latest guidelines in pedigree nomenclature, terminology, and best practices for talking about sex and gender in the biology classroom, with ample time for Q&A.  

Pedigrees are a useful tool for helping students learn about genetics and the various ways in which genetic traits can pass through families, but the simple nomenclature of squares for males, circles for females, and lines indicating connections between parents and children across generations may fall short when trying to represent diverse family structures and personal identities. For example, people whose gender identity does not align with their sex assigned at birth may find the symbols inadequate, and people who were adopted or conceived by donor sperm may grapple with how to accurately portray their family relationships.  

All individuals receive a certificate of participation and 100 NSTA activity points for attending the live seminar and completing the end-of-program survey. A certificate of participation is not awarded for watching the recorded version of the program.

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