If you are a science teacher leader, have a look at this:

WestEd’s Making Sense of SCIENCE’s professional learning course for 5–12 science teachers is proven through rigorous research to be effective with both teachers and students,  and provides all the necessary ingredients for building scientific thinking in both teachers and students.

Making Sense of SCIENCE: Genes & Traits for Teachers Grades 5–12 guides staff developers and teacher educators in leading the Genes & Traits Teacher Course designed to deepen the science understanding of teachers in the context of student learning.

These materials support the learning of key concepts related to genetics—from the origins of traits to the many factors that influence gene expression – and they were developed to complement any curriculum. The concepts are central to Next Generation Science Standards and aligned with Common Core State Standards in literacy.

Visit the Making Sense of SCIENCE: Genes & Traits for Teachers resource page for more information.