The aim of SUPER Teacher is to increase participants’ subject knowledge and, in turn, their confidence, enthusiasm, and effectiveness as educators. See below for our 2023 workshops!
Participants in SUPER Teacher are afforded a rare and invaluable opportunity to join their peers and distinguished university professors in an intensive exploration of curriculum-relevant topics through directed pre-program readings, lectures, extensive analytical and critical discussions, film viewings, writing exercises, field trips, and cultural experiences.
SUPER also provides a forum in which educators can interact, exchange ideas, gain fresh perspectives, and learn new approaches to teaching. Participants develop a multidisciplinary approach to the humanities and enjoy many significant benefits all at no cost to them or their schools. Plus, the content in these programs directly addresses the Courses of Study as mandated by the Alabama Department of Education.
The aim of SUPER is to increase participants’ subject knowledge and, in turn, their confidence, enthusiasm, and effectiveness as educators.
All 4th-12th grade educators currently teaching in Alabama public and accredited private schools are eligible. School librarians and pre-service teachers may also be considered for SUPER workshops.
Upon completion of a SUPER workshop, participating teachers receive professional development credits and stipends to cover the cost of travel.
Learn more about this workshop series touring Alabama in 2023-2024, centered on the award-winning novel Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi, a Ghanaian American author who grew up in Huntsville. This workshop is open to ALL, not only educators. It’s designed to help Alabamians see how they are connected to (and separated from) one another in ways that go back further than we can really imagine — the sort of ways that Yaa Gyasi researched and imagined to craft her novel Homegoing.
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Sept. 30, 2023: Workshop led by Annie DeVries, Ph.D., associate professor of world history at Samford University. Offered in partnership with Vulcan Park and Museum, and based partly on the story told in Vulcan's current exhibition of the same title.Register now
Nov. 18, 2023: This workshop centers on the award-winning novel Homegoing by Ghanaian-American author Yaa Gyasi, who grew up in Huntsville. This is the first of five Homegoing-themed workshops AHA will offer statewide in 2023-2024.Register now