MS: GPS COVID-19 Updates

HudsonAlpha seeks to provide a safe environment for all our participants and team members. We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation in each region and will make best informed decisions about holding in-person programming.  We will notify participants via email if programs change.

Middle School GPS

Middle School GPS provides Alabama public middle school science educators an opportunity to engage with activities that emphasize the genetics components of the Alabama 7th Grade Life Science Course of Study. Attendance at these sessions is at no cost to the educator or school system. These regional professional learning sessions provide updated content knowledge and resources to support Alabama middle school life science educators.

HudsonAlpha educators will guide teachers through a full day of utilizing models, introducing cutting-edge genomics research and implementation of pedagogical strategies that will allow participants to bring real-world genetics content to their classrooms.

For this third round of Middle School GPS Workshops, Lit for Learning Science, educators will engage with a diverse set of genetics content focused on the Alabama 7th grade Life Science Course of Study. Participants will explore genetics content by diving into a diverse set of science-based articles. These will be partnered with a variety of hands-on activities designed to help bring the content to life for students. Teachers will leave the workshop with seven hours of professional learning credit and a variety of resources to take back to the classroom. Additionally, schools and districts can be reimbursed up to $70 for substitute costs.

Registration is limited to educators who teach full-time in an Alabama public school and who are teaching one or more sections of 7th Grade Life Science.

Upcoming Workshop Locations

  • Selma – September 21, 2022
  • Pelham – October 19, 2022
  • Tuscaloosa – Spring 2023
  • Florence – Spring 2023

Middle School GPS workshops are made possible through support from the State of Alabama.