GTAC®

Check out our revamped programs – GTAC: Essential Biology and GTAC: Advanced Concepts!

Genetic Technologies for Alabama Classrooms is an intensive professional development experience offered by the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. The revamped program includes two separate offerings: GTAC: Essential Biology and GTAC: Advanced Concepts. Both courses include a one-week academy (revised from the previous two-week GTAC workshop) at HudsonAlpha, a two-day workshop during the school year and sustained interaction and support for classroom implementation. 

GTAC: Essential Biology

The next GTAC: EB will be held June 25 to 30, 2017, at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville, Ala. The revised program focuses on the genetics content encountered in a General Biology course. Specific attention will be directed at preparing teachers to implement the 2015 Alabama Course of Study: Science, Biology Standards.

Eligible educators will spend five full-days at HudsonAlpha, digging deeply into modern genetic content through hands-on laboratory practice and content-deepening talks by leading scientists.

 

Additional details:

  • Open to high school life science teachers, with special emphasis on teachers of one or more sections of Biology
  • Open only to educators in public schools in Alabama
  • Dorm-style housing at UAH and meals provided
  • Stipend for teachers who meet the post-academy implementation targets
  • 40 hours of STIPD credit
  • Tub of kits, materials and classroom resources, valued at over $1,000

GTAC: Advanced Concepts

GTAC: Advanced Concepts (GTAC: AC) will be offered July 10 to 14, 2017. The program will help teachers delve more deeply into genetics content they can use in advanced life science classrooms like AP or IB Biology. At GTAC: AC, educators will learn from scientists involved in cutting edge genomic research, use modern biotech equipment and laboratories, and develop classroom plans with implementation support. Essential Biology is not a prerequisite for Advanced Concepts.

 

Additional details:

  • Open only to educators in public schools in Alabama
  • Dorm-style housing at UAH and meals provided
  • Stipend for teachers who meet the post-academy implementation targets
  • 40 hours of STIPD credit
  • Tub of kits, materials and classroom resources, valued at over $800

GTAC: AC is a competitive application-based program based on courses taught and educators’ previous experiences.

GTAC is made possible through support from the State of Alabama.