Carolina Biological OSE - May 2023

Member Web Seminar

Join us on Tuesday, June 27, 2023, from 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM ET for another edition of NSTA's Teacher Tip Tuesday on how educators can create an environment that is welcoming and inclusive for all students, while still being able to clearly convey genetic concepts.

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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Register today to participate in this web seminar. Upon registering you will receive an e-mail confirmation including information about the program and suggested links to visit in preparation of the event. Additional information about the web seminar will be e-mailed to you days before the program.

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