d’Vinci Interactive, a leading K-12 learning technology solutions company, has been awarded a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant for the “Blueprint of Life” Genomic Literacy Tool.
BluePrintofLife.com will be the first educational website for middle and high school students and their teachers that focuses on genomics as a pathway to improving educational outcomes in biology, STEM and personal health. The virtual curriculum will cover molecular genetics, personalized medicine, bioinformatics, ethics, genetics science careers, and a first-of-its-kind viral genomics and vaccine development module that includes the application to the COVID-19 pandemic. The educational website will be developed to reach a wide range of learners and will be tailored to match students’ diverse learning abilities. A Spanish language version will also be available.
Designed to work in the classroom and in distance learning environments, the educational website will provide an expansive Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)-aligned science curriculum. Teachers will have access to real-time reports on all student progress with schools, and school districts will be able to report on learning metrics and outcomes associated with adoption of the Blueprint of Life curriculum.
d’Vinci will launch the Blueprint of Life genomic literacy solution in fall 2022 as an online subscription-based product for teachers, schools, school districts and educational organizations.
Blueprint of Life Contact Information
Mason Scuderid’Vinci Interactive
d’Vinci Interactive | 28 South Potomac Street, 4th Floor
Hagerstown, MD 21740
What Students Will Learn
What makes each of us unique? Explore the basics of genetic variation with interactive exercises and problem solving.
DNA Sequencing and Bioinformatics
This virtual lab gives students hands-on experience as they sequence DNA.
The Ethics of DNA Testing
Students discuss the ethical, legal, and social implications of genetic testing.
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
Fulfill NGSS performance expectations and crosscutting concepts.
Spark interest in STEM careers with hands-on activities, lab simulations and class discussions.
Access a suite of web-based reporting tools showing school district, school, teacher, and student progress summaries and detailed reporting.
Classroom management tools and lesson plans help teachers assign activities, monitor completion status, and performance of students.
Helpful Tools for Students
Interactive Lab Exercises
Have your students interact in a virtual hands-on lab where they learn DNA sequencing processes and evaluate their findings with bioinformatics
Explore the world of genomic careers! Research, Counseling, Forensics, Engineering.
Get the latest, breaking news for discoveries in genetics/genomics
Simplify complex genetic terminology with easy-to-understand definitions