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. 


Yaa Gyasi, Homegoing, and the Power of Knowing Our Roots

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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Upcoming workshops

Yaa Gyasi, Homegoing, and the Power of Knowing Our Roots

This workshop series centers on the award-winning novel Homegoing by Ghanaian American author Yaa Gyasi, who grew up in Huntsville. The workshop travels to five cities in 2023-2024: Huntsville, Birmingham, Columbiana, Livingston, and Mobile.

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History Day Teacher Workshop

Join Alabama Humanities Alliance and National History Day staff at the Alabama Department of Archives & History for a two-day workshop on how to engage your students and schools in History Day 2025! Lunch and professional development hours provided.

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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].