Professional Development


Courses and Workshops

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Evolution Pilot Test and Training

July 26-29, 2016

The Genetic Science Learning Center has developed an NGSS-aligned unit on Evolution for high school Biology and is seeking teachers to pilot test the unit during the 2016-2017 academic year. This exciting new six-week unit utilizes real data, science practices and cross-cutting concepts to explore the shared biochemistry of life, common ancestry, heredity, natural selection, and speciation.

Pilot Testing will involve:

  • Attending an expenses-paid training in Salt Lake City, UT July 26-29, 2016
  • Using the six week unit with 2 or more general biology classes during the 2016-2017 academic year
  • Administering pre and post assessments, developed by AAAS Project 2061
  • A $600 stipend upon completion of the Pilot Test

For more information and to apply visit:

Application deadline is May 15. Applicants will be notified of acceptance status by May 20.

Questions? Contact Molly Malone, GSLC Sr. Education Specialist

iUTAH Summer Research Institute- UTAH TEACHERS ONLY

July 11-15, 2016

Perform hands-on field research with University scientists, high school students and undergraduates learning about water sustainability and quality issues along the way. Participate in a Utah water sustainability symposium and contribute your research findings.

Appropriate for: Utah Teachers of Grades 7-12 in Science , Social Studies and Technology

Compensation: $450 stipend

2 graduate credits from the University of Utah available for a $50 recording fee

For more information and to apply visit:

Application Deadline May 1, 2016

Heredity and Genetics USTA Summer Endorsement Course

July 18-22, 2016

Update your knowledge of basic genetics and inheritance, and brush up on advanced topics in genetics and genomics. Take back a library of classroom-ready curriculum materials that utilize a wide variety of teaching and learning strategies.

Appropriate for: Grade 7-12 Science Teachers

Fee: $500

More information and an application coming soon to: