SUPER Teacher

The aim of SUPER Teacher is to increase participants’ subject knowledge and, in turn, their confidence, enthusiasm, and effectiveness as educators.


Why participate in SUPER Teacher?

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. 




Eligibility and funding 

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. 

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Upcoming workshops

Teaching the History of Genocide: Historical and Contemporary Relevance

Sept. 9, 2022: Lead scholar Dr. Lee Farrow, of AUM, will lead this workshop. Dr. Farrow is chair of AUM's Department of History and World Languages and Culture. All participants will receive five CEU credits, a $100 stipend, and workshop books.

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Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth: Actionist for Justice

Oct. 15, 2022: Examine the leadership of Birmingham's Fred L. Shuttlesworth during the 20th century movement for civil and human rights. Thanks to workshop partner Alabama Public Television and lead scholar Dr. David Holmes, of Lipscomb University.

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Laura C. Anderson is AHA’s coordinator for SUPER Teacher. For more information, contact Laura at 205.558.3992 or