SUPER Teacher

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!


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

Turning Points in History: People, Ideas, Events

July 11-12, 2023: Explore inquiry-based learning opportunities for students who participate in Alabama History Day. The 2024 National History Day theme lends itself well to consideration of Alabama history and tours of Birmingham civil rights sites.

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African American Folklife in Alabama

Sept. 7, 2023: Dive deep into African American folklife in Alabama, with four scholars from across the state. Participants will receive CEU credits, a stipend, and teacher resources. Presented in partnership with the Alabama Folklife Association.

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Crossroads: Change in Rural Alabama

Sept. 22, 2023: We'll use history and literature to explore change in rural Alabama in the 19th-20th centuries. Scholars will offer poetry and lectures, plus a tour of the Smithsonian traveling exhibit, Crossroads during its Alabama debut.

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Birmingham's Early Middle Eastern Community

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.

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