GTAC COVID-19 Updates

HudsonAlpha wants 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 the best-informed decision about holding in-person programming for Summer 2021. In the event that summer plans change, we will notify our registrants and post updates on this site as they are available.

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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 housing, take-home materials, and daily vouchers for breakfast and lunch.
    *Tuition, classroom materials, and room and board for Alabama pubic high school educators are subsidized by the State of Alabama.
  • 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:

  • 2021 tuition: $1200*. Includes housing, take-home materials, and daily vouchers for breakfast and lunch.
    *Tuition, classroom materials, and room and board for Alabama pubic high school educators are subsidized by the State of Alabama.
  • Participants will earn 40 hours of continuing education and the opportunity to take home kits, materials, and classroom resources.

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

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