Skip to 0 minutes and 9 seconds Genomics is a rapidly developing area of science, and it’s gradually weaving its way into everyday life. From virus tracking and vaccine development, unveiling family histories, to protecting our planet’s fragile ecosystem, genomics is everywhere. Now, as we emerge from a global pandemic, it’s never been more important to prepare our students for this ever-changing area of biology. So as educators, how do we keep up? How do we ensure that our content is relevant and engaging for our students? I’m Em Dixon, Science Engagement Manager for Schools who Wellcome Connecting Science. I’m Fran Gale, head of Engagement and Enrichment for Wellcome Connecting Science. We’re based here at the Wellcome Genome Campus, one of the world’s largest genomics research centres.
Skip to 0 minutes and 48 seconds So this Genomics for Educators course will provide you with a toolkit to increase your confidence when discussing genomics with your students. We’re not going to teach you what genomics is. There’s plenty of great courses out there for that. Instead, we’re subject and teacher experts who will be sharing with you ways to help you engage your students and to increase your confidence in talking about genomics in the classroom. So join us and our enthusiastic community of educators as we discuss the best ways to teach students genomics.