Saturday 21 September 2019
Penn Biology Free Professional Development

Professional Development

Free PD for High School Biology and Middle School Life Science Teachers

This free PD on Saturday, September 21, 9-12 a.m. will include the hands-on activity, Enzymes Help Us Digest Food, the analysis and discussion activity, Introduction to the Functions of Proteins and DNA, and a talk on Protein Structure and Function in Archaea. The registration deadline for Philadelphia teachers to be guaranteed supplies is September 4; the final registration deadline is September 18.  Additional information about the location on the University of Pennsylvania campus and a link to register for this PD are available at

Hello Biology and Life Science Teachers,

You are invited to a free PD session for high school biology teachers and middle school science teachers on Saturday, September 21, 9-12 a.m. Our PD will include:

If you plan to attend, please register by filling out the form at For Philadelphia, Upper Darby or Chester teachers who register by Wednesday, September 4 and participate in this PD, we will provide the supplies for the enzyme activity. Registration will remain open until Wednesday, September 18. If you are a teacher from Philadelphia, Upper Darby or Chester and you register after September 4, we may be able to provide supplies, but we can’t guarantee that. We will also provide Act 48 credits to participating teachers.

This PD session will be held in Room 101, Leidy Lab (3740 Hamilton Walk) in the Biology Department of the University of Pennsylvania. A map is available at Three-hour metered parking is available on Spruce St. and on 38th St. north of Spruce St. If you want to pay to park in one of Penn's lots or parking garages, go to and click on visitor and permit parking.

Please help us to publicize this PD session by forwarding the information to other teachers and/or posting the information on your Facebook page.  Thank you.

Also, please save the date for our PD on Saturday, November 3, 9-12 AM, our PD will include:

We look forward to seeing you on September 21,

Ingrid and Lori

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