Biotechnology Professional Development for Educators

Interactive professional development workshops will provide educators with a comprehensive approach to biotechnology education:
- Explore a vast collection of state-of-the art digital resources that bring fundamental crosscutting concepts to live and connect them to biotech’s real-world applications and careers.
- Use comprehensive digital platforms to build biotech lessons in alignment with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
- Connect SARS-CoV2 biology and immunity to fundamental concepts.
- Explore biopharma’s record-breaking contributions to ending the pandemic through updated instructional resources.
- Develop customized activities and assessment tools that promote analytical thinking and communication skills through individual and collaborative learning projects.
- Expose students to biotech's multidisciplinary job areas and careers; and its unlimited potential to innovate and drive economic growth.
- Engage in small breakout sessions and interactive modalities to brainstorm, create lessons and a long-lasting learning community.

Who Should Attend?

Pre-service and in-service Biology High School Teachers and College Educators seeking to integrate evidence-based teaching practices that are focused on promoting biotechnology education and career exploration.

Minimum requirement: Biology College Degree

four workshops

Genedu encourages participants to sign up for all four
workshops for a more comprehensive experience.

Workshop I

Sept 26 or 28

Ignite student curiosity in molecular cell biology

Orientation: Introductions, Downloadable Workbook with Resources
Bring molecular cell biology concepts to life using digital lesson planning builders, state-of the-art multimedia and didactic visuals to ignite student curiosity.

Workshop II

October 10 or 12

Real-world applications of Biotechnology

Implement crosscutting concepts to teach the vast real-world applications of Biotechnology
Use best practices in on-line instruction and state-of the-art digital resources to bring Genetic Engineering tools, techniques, and therapeutic products to the classroom.

Workshop III

October 24 or 26

Explore Biotech Business Areas, careers & Education Pathways

Use a comprehensive approach to integrate an impactful biotech career exploration strategy through an overview of the mutltidisciplinary biotech business areas and related careers; job requirements and outlook; education pathways; and skills for success.
Promote analytical thinking, writing and scientific communication skills through well-designed assignments with customized rubrics for individual and collaborative learning projects.

Workshop IV

November 7 or 9

Teach Biology through COVID-19

Use SARS-CoV 2 to enhance student understanding of fundamental concepts of molecular cell biology, virology, and immune defense mechanisms.
Connect fundamental concepts to their real-world applications by exploring the record-breaking Biopharma contributions to ending the COVID pandemic through an overview of diagnostic tests, therapeutics, and vaccines.

Takeaways that will set you apart:

Empowerment Tool Box

Best practices, instructional strategies, state- of-the art digital resources, assessment tools, digital lesson planning builders

Understanding Biotech Crosscutting Concepts

Fundamental principles, genetic technologies, targeted therapies, multidisciplinary applications

Biotech Career Exploration Resources

Comprehensive platforms, tools and strategies for career exploration and goal identification

COVID Instructional Resources

SARS-CoV2 biology, immunity, vaccine platforms, diagnostics, and therapies

Biotech Community Leadership

Membership in a learning community of educators for continued support and professional development

Biotech Professional Development for Educators

September 26, 2022

$ 1000
$ 850
Meeting Times
(PST Time Zone)
4 weeks
Live Online Zoom
Monday or Wednesday 3:30 PM – 7:30 PM
(every other week)


How can I make a payment?

Payment Options

Per Workshop
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All 4 Workshops
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Payments can be made with major credit cards and are NOT refundable.
What do I receive when I pay?

Once you complete registration and make a payment, you will receive:

  • A receipt

  • A downloadable workbook with detailed information, training materials and resources

  • Zoom credentials and instructions to access the online interactive sessions

  • Credentials and access code for Labster (Virtual labs) for course I only

  • A legal agreement to review and sign at registration

Can I get a refund?

We cannot offer refunds for non-participation. However, if you need to withdraw from the training before you complete it, we can defer you to a future session at no cost.

How long will this course last for?
  • Course I is a ten-week training (80 hours total). Sessions meet twice per week; each session is four hours long.

  • Course II is a four-week training (12 hours total). Sessions meet twice per month; each session is three hours long.

Who should attend Genedu’s course I?
  • Adult learners with scientific and non-scientific background seeking to start a biotech career or education pathway

  • Professionals with transferrable skills seeking career transition or continued education

  • Biotech employees with non-scientific backgrounds seeking professional development to increase performance capabilities and promotion potential (ex. product development, legal, sales, HR, marketing, manufacturing)

  • Veterans seeking a high-tech career

Who should attend Genedu’s course II?

Pre-service and in-service Biology high school teachers and college educators seeking to integrate evidence-based teaching practices that are focused on biotechnology education and career exploration.

Do I have to attend all sessions?

Yes. However, we understand that life can get in the way of “perfect” attendance and have established a back-up system to help you catch up and make up for a missed session (refer to next question).

What should I do if I miss a session in case of emergency?

Please contact Shahira personally in case of any emergency that could affect your attendance and/or performance. We can schedule a time to answer your questions through Flash Coaching or Zoom meeting. You can also refer to your study group and teammates for further assistance.

How will the training content be delivered?

Genedu’s training content will be delivered in English through LIVE, interactive sessions on Zoom.

What do I get when I complete this training?
  • Course I: You will receive a certificate of completion at a virtual graduation ceremony. Your family, friends, and Genedu supporters, partners and alumni will be invited to attend this graduation ceremony.

  • Course II: You will receive a certificate of participation.

How do I access online resources and virtual labs?
  • Course I: you will receive a downloadable training workbook with the required links and an access code for zoom meetings and Labster’s Virtual labs when you sign up. Your personal Labster access code will cover the 10-week training period, the week prior to the training start date and up to two weeks past the training end date. This extended access will allow you to catch up and revisit labs and quizzes at your own pace.

  • Course II: you will receive a downloadable training workbook with the required links and an access code for zoom meetings.

As educator, can I get graduate level extension credit for completing course II?
  • No. Genedu does not provide graduate level extension credit or CEU for salary advancement.

Will I take exams and receive grades?

No. Genedu does not use exams and grades. Instead, we use interactive personal evaluation scales and a set of verifiable competencies in place of the conventional grading system to measure learning outcomes and skill gain.

Is this biotech career /professional development training part of an accredited on-line course?

No. Genedu is an extra curriculum education provider, not an academic program.

Can I get financial support from my organization (for employees only)?

We recommend that you ask your employer if you can receive help to fund your biotech career/professional development training. You may need to justify why this career development training is the best choice for improving your capabilities and output in your current role while helping you contribute to the success and growth of your industry/school and colleagues/students. Check out this guide on how to request financial assistance for career/professional development from your employer.

Click Here To Get The Guide

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