Register now for GREAT educator workshop

Register now to attend the next GREAT workshop in Huntsville, Ala., April 14-15, 2015.

The Genetic Resources to Empower Alabama Teachers workshop will be held at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. each day.

HudsonAlpha provides professional development opportunities for life science educators across the state. The latest in the continuing series of Genetic Resources to Empower Alabama Teachers (GREAT) workshops will be themed around cell division. The two full days of small group concurrent sessions and talks by dynamic speakers will focus on a range of cell content and work through the following*:

  • How do chromosomes behave during cell division?
  • What regulates the cell cycle?
  • How does cancer occur?
  • How is DNA sequencing changing the way cancer is treated?
  • How can I teach these concepts to my students?

*This content is limited to high school, life science teachers and is not designed for middle school teachers. Educators who have attended the Montgomery 2014 or Daphne 2014 GREAT workshops, are ineligible to attend.

Teachers will have the opportunity to update genetics knowledge and discover recent scientific findings that are too new for textbooks.

For Alabama public high school teachers, schools will be reimbursed for substitute costs of $70/day. Teachers who complete both days of the workshop will return with lesson plans that link to state course of study objectives and materials to use in their classroom. For educators whose schools are more than 50 miles from the event location, a limited number of travel reimbursements are available and will be awarded based on an application basis.

Register by April 3, 2015. When registering, please keep in mind that you are registering for both days of the GREAT Workshop in its entirety.

The GREAT Workshop is made possible through support from the State of Alabama. For more information, visit