GREAT Workshop


Genetic Resources to Empower Alabama Teachers — GREAT — workshops update high school teachers’ genetics knowledge by highlighting recent scientific findings. Teachers will be introduced to applications based on these discoveries through two days of small group concurrent sessions and talks by HudsonAlpha educators.

Register for GREAT Birmingham

Upcoming GREAT workshops will be held in Huntsville in winter 2015 and Birmingham in fall 2015.

The 2014-2015 cycle will explore the concepts linked to cell division and cancer.

This content is limited to high school, life science teachers and is not designed for middle school teachers.

GREAT workshops are made possible through support from the State of Alabama. They are available for teachers at Alabama accredited, public high schools. Educators who complete the two-day workshop will receive substitute teacher cost reimbursement of $70 per day and return to the classroom with student-tested lesson plans, hands-on materials and classroom supplies.

Additionally, the Birmingham GREAT Workshop will have limited travel reimbursements for eligible educators whose schools are 60+ miles from the Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center. Travel applications will open June 10, 2015, they will be reviewed in early August, and applicants will be notified by August 25, 2015.


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GREAT Workshop Cell Cycle locations include:

  • Montgomery- January 22-23, 2014
  • Daphne- September 11-12, 2014
  • Huntsville- April 14-15, 2015 <—Registration will open February 2, 2015
  • Birmingham- Fall, 2015