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What the Next Three Weeks are About and Who are Your Educators?

Content of the weeks to come and meet you educators
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What the next three weeks are about?

In week 1, we’ll consider what we mean by genomics, where it shows up in different curricula and how practical activities can help bring the topic alive in the classroom.

In week 2, we’ll look at genomics beyond the biology classroom, including where it links to other subjects, how to discuss and highlight careers in genomics, and the benefits of visitors and school trips.

In week 3, we’ll be setting you the task of creating your own genomics activity or lesson plan. First, we’ll highlight some of our favourite places to find resources and how to evaluate them to make sure they’re accurate and engaging.

Meet your Educators

We, your Educators on this course, will be present during the next three weeks of the course, following and joining in the discussions from time to time and sharing our expertise with you. On this journey together, we will be helping each other to learn. We will also be looking at your feedback, which will serve to improve the course.

At the end of each week, we provide a written summary of the week’s learning. We will also email you with a round-up of the week’s learning. We are looking forward to learning with you.

Fran Gale

Lead Educator and Developer

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Francesca Gale is the Head of Science Engagement and Enrichment for Wellcome Connecting Science based at the Wellcome Genome Campus –home of the Wellcome Sanger Institute and the EMBL-EBI (European Bioinformatics Institute). Responsible for the education programme on and off campus, she works alongside scientists to develop accessible and engaging activities for students of all ages and leads professional development courses on contemporary genomics for science teachers. She read Biological Sciences at Exeter University and graduated from the University of the West of England, Bristol with an MSc in Science Communication. Francesca is an experienced and enthusiastic communicator who loves to empower young people from all backgrounds to be curious and realise their potential through the discovery of life sciences and the natural world.

Em Dixon

Educator and Developer

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Em Dixon is Science Engagement Manager (Schools) for Wellcome Connecting Science, based on the Wellcome Genome Campus. They hold an MSc in Science Communication and Public Engagement and has experience of engaging students and publics of all ages in topics relating to genomics and biological science. Working with Fran, Em organising and runs educational opportunities for school groups to engage with the Campus’ work. Em is also passionate about equity and inclusion in science communication.

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