Acera to launch new cohort to reinvent high school biology

March 26, 2019 |

Acera’s Education Innovation Initiative is pleased to announce its second Life Sciences Change Agent Teacher (LSCAT) Workshop series!

Download the workshop brochure.

Acera trained its first cohort of high school biology teachers from across eastern Massachusetts in gene editing earlier this year, using a curriculum developed and pilot-tested at Acera. Acera’s life sciences lab manager, Michael Hirsch, led the cohort through a  a CRISPR molecular bio assay set-up and bacterial transformation. Participating teachers have already begun applying the curriculum in their own classrooms with students.

We believe that all students should be able to link classroom learning to real world innovations,” said Courtney Dickinson, founder and director of Acera. “Working with relevant technology that is in the news, and engaging in deep discussions to understand these innovations, including how they work and why they matter, makes science labs meaningful and enables students to see a pathway for themselves as future scientists and innovators.”

Interested teachers can register online here.