GTAC COVID-19 Updates

HudsonAlpha seeks to provide a safe environment for all our participants and team members. We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation in our region to make a best-informed decision about holding in-person programming for Summer 2021. We will notify our participants and post updates on this site if we are unable to host face-to-face activities.

Across all of our programs, HudsonAlpha will follow best-practices for gathering safely. These practices may change based on recommendations from health officials, but currently include reducing overall capacity, social distancing, masking, and frequent symptom/temperature checks.

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Professional Learning for High School Life Science Educators

Genetic Technologies for All Classrooms (GTAC) is an intensive professional learning experience offered at HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology that prepares science educators to address high school-level genetics, genomics and biotech content. All workshops include a five-day academy at HudsonAlpha and a package of HudsonAlpha-developed kits and materials for their classroom.

Learn more about GTAC professional learning programs:

Interested in virtual professional learning opportunities? Check out our Beacon online offerings.

GTAC: Essential Biology, July 12-16, 2021

GTAC: Essential Biology is a five-day professional learning workshop that focuses on the genetics content encountered in a General Biology course. Participants will dig deeply into modern genetics content through hands-on laboratory practice and content-deepening talks by leading scientists. GTAC: EB empowers educators to bring high-impact biology content and instruction to their students.

Additional details:

  • 2021 tuition: $1100*. Includes dorm-style housing, take-home materials, and a catered Welcome Breakfast.
    *Alabama public high school teachers have subsidized tuition (including classroom materials and optional housing) and meal costs provided by the Alabama State Department of Education and the Alabama Legislature.
  • Participants will earn 40 hours of continuing education and the opportunity to take home kits, materials, and classroom resources.

GTAC: Advanced Concepts, June 21-25, 2021

GTAC: Advanced Concepts is an intensive professional learning workshop that helps life science teachers delve more deeply into genetics content they can use in advanced life science classrooms, like AP or IB Biology. Over the course of five days at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, educators will learn from scientists involved in cutting-edge genomic research, use modern biotech equipment and laboratories, and develop classroom plans with implementation support. GTAC: Essential Biology is not a prerequisite for GTAC: Advanced Concepts.

Additional details:

  • Open to high school life science teachers who teach advanced life science courses such as AP Biology, IB Biology, and Honors Biology courses.
  • 2021 tuition: $1300*. Includes dorm-style housing, take-home materials, and a catered Welcome Breakfast and Farewell Luncheon.
    *Alabama public high school teachers have subsidized tuition (including classroom materials and optional housing) and meal costs provided by the Alabama State Department of Education and the Alabama Legislature.
  • Participants will also earn 40 hours of continuing education.
  • Educators who complete the training will receive classroom kits, materials and resources, valued at over $1,000. During registration, you will be asked to select and “order” your classroom kits package. Please review the package options here.

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

Looking for middle school educator summer professional learning opportunities? Check out LifeScience Links.