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STEM Ed Announcement: Game-like genetics software course
- To: xxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: STEM Ed Announcement: Game-like genetics software course
- From: "Mort Sternheim" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:16:45 -0400
This is not a UMass Amherst program.
Contact information is below.
We invite you to join us this January, 2015 for an interactive online course
that will guide you through the process of using our free, game-like
genetics software and support materials with your students. Geniverse
engages students with a compelling narrative introduction, offers multiple
levels of interactive challenges, and includes the practice of scientific
Geniverse 101 is open to both high school and middle school teachers and
will span approximately three weeks, beginning January 9th and ending on
January 25th. The course requires approximately 25 hours of work and will
contain asynchronous components as well as one or two synchronous sessions.
Your participation requires access to a reliable computer, internet
connection, and the Google Chrome browser. Please note that Geniverse does
not currently run on iPads or other touch-screen tablets; however, a
tablet-friendly version is planned for a later release.
The best part? Geniverse 101 is a free course and the Geniverse software is
also free! Space is limited to 100 teachers--applications are now being
accepted. The deadline for applications is December 8, 2014. Notification
of acceptance will be sent by email on December 15, 2014.
For more information about the Geniverse project, please visit our teacher
resource website, Geniversity http://geniverse.concord.org/geniversity/
If you would like to learn how to run our online game-like genetics
software, support students as they engage in the practices of science, and
facilitate authentic scientific argumentation, please submit an application
at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/gvwinter2015 today!
The Geniverse Team
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