Teacher Institutes

Past Institutes and Workshops


On June 19–22, 2017, Humanities Texas partnered with the University of North Texas to hold a professional development institute for Texas teachers covering Texas history from the Spanish period through the twentieth century.

On June 13–16, 2017, Humanities Texas partnered with Texas A&M University and the Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research to hold a professional development institute for Texas teachers covering World Wars I and II.

On June 12–15, 2017, Humanities Texas partnered with Texas Tech University to hold a professional development institute for Texas teachers covering the Cold War.

In June 2017, Humanities Texas partnered with the Center for the Study of the Southwest and the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University and the Center for Public History at the University of Houston to hold two teacher institutes focused on the Texas literary tradition.

On June 5–8, 2017, Humanities Texas partnered with the LBJ Presidential Library and the College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin to hold a professional development institute for Texas teachers covering U.S. history during the founding period.

On March 23, 2017, Humanities Texas held a one-day teacher workshop in Houston focusing on the branches of the federal government.

On March 22, 2017, Humanities Texas held a workshop in Galveston for Texas history teachers covering the state’s history in the twentieth century.

On February 24, 2017, Humanities Texas held a workshop in San Antonio on strategies for teaching dramatic texts that frequently appear in middle and high school curricula.

On February 15 and 16, 2017, Humanities Texas held one-day teacher workshops in Dallas and Houston focusing on teaching the Civil War Era.

On February 10, 2017, Humanities Texas held a one-day teacher workshop in Austin on strategies for teaching critical reading skills and designing engaging writing assignments. 

In February 2017, Humanities Texas held two one-day teacher workshops in San Antonio and Austin focusing on the westward expansion of the United States in the nineteenth century.

On December 6 and 7, 2016, Humanities Texas held one-day workshops in Houston and Dallas introducing strategies for teaching and understanding poetry.
On November 10, 2016, Humanities Texas held a workshop in Galveston on Texas history through the Civil War.
In October 2016, Humanities Texas held three one-day teacher workshops throughout the state focusing on teaching the American Revolution.

In the fall of 2016, Humanities Texas held four one-day teacher workshops throughout the state focusing on teaching the U.S. Constitution.

In June 2016, Humanities Texas and the Center for the Study of the Southwest at Texas State University partnered to hold a professional development institute for Texas teachers covering the history of the American Southwest from the colonial period through the twentieth century.
In June 2016, Humanities Texas partnered with the LBJ Presidential Library and the College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin to hold a professional development institute for Texas teachers covering U.S. history from 1945 to 1960.
In June 2016, Humanities Texas partnered with The University of Texas at San Antonio to hold a professional development institute in San Antonio for Texas teachers covering U.S. history from the periods of exploration to revolution, with additional consideration of Texas during the Mexican national and revolutionary periods.
In June 2016, Humanities Texas partnered with The University of Texas at Austin College of Liberal Arts, the Harry Ransom Center, and The University of Texas at El Paso to hold two teacher institutes focused on the American literary tradition.
In June 2016, Humanities Texas and the University of Houston held a professional development institute in Houston for Texas teachers covering U.S. history in the early nineteenth century.

On April 25, 2016, Humanities Texas held a workshop in Austin on strategies for teaching dramatic texts that frequently appear in middle and high school curricula.

On April 14, 2016, Humanities Texas held a workshop in Dallas for Texas history teachers covering the state’s history in the twentieth century.

On February 26, 2016, Humanities Texas held a one-day workshop in Fort Worth for language arts teachers on teaching the plays of William Shakespeare at the secondary level.
On February 19, 2016, Humanities Texas held a one-day workshop in Austin introducing strategies for teaching and understanding short fiction at the secondary level.
In February 2016, Humanities Texas held five one-day teacher workshops throughout the state focusing on slavery, secession, the Civil War, and Reconstruction.
On October 29, 2015, Humanities Texas held a one-day workshop in Austin introducing strategies for teaching and understanding autobiography, memoir, and literary nonfiction at the secondary level.
On October 29, 2015, Humanities Texas held a one-day workshop in San Antonio for Texas history teachers covering the state's history in the nineteenth century.
In October 2015, Humanities Texas held four one-day teacher workshops throughout the state focusing on teaching the U.S. Constitution.
On October 6, 2015, Humanities Texas held a one-day workshop in Austin introducing strategies for teaching and understanding poetry.
In June 2015, Humanities Texas held a professional development institute in Fort Worth for Texas teachers covering U.S. history from the periods of exploration to revolution, with additional consideration of Texas during the Mexican national and revolutionary periods.
In June 2015, Humanities Texas held a professional development institute in Austin for Texas teachers covering the American presidency and U.S. history from 1970 to 2000.

On April 17, 2015, Humanities Texas held a workshop in San Antonio for Texas history teachers covering the state’s history in the twentieth century.

On March 6, 2015, Humanities Texas held a workshop in Houston focusing on the literature and history of the Harlem Renaissance.
In February 2015, Humanities Texas held one-day teacher workshops in Austin and Dallas focusing on the U.S. in World War II.
On October 24, 2014, Humanities Texas held a workshop in Dallas for secondary-level language arts teachers on teaching the plays of William Shakespeare.
On October 22, 2014, Humanities Texas held a professional development workshop in Austin for secondary-level history teachers on Abraham Lincoln.
On October 17, 2014, Humanities Texas held a workshop in Huntsville for Texas history teachers covering Texas history to 1845.
In October 2014, Humanities Texas held six one-day teacher workshops throughout the state focusing on teaching the U.S. Constitution.
On September 26, 2014, Humanities Texas held a workshop in San Marcos for secondary-level language arts teachers on the literature of the American Southwest.
In June 2014, Humanities Texas held institutes in Austin and Houston examining significant events and themes in American history in the 1960s.
In June 2014, Humanities Texas held institutes in San Antonio and Denton examining significant events and themes in American history of the 1860s.
In June 2014, Humanities Texas held our first-ever summer professional development institute for Texas teachers focused on teaching the American literary tradition.
On April 3, 2014, Humanities Texas held a one-day workshop in Houston examining Texas history in the twentieth century.
On February 28, 2014, Humanities Texas held a one-day workshop in Austin focusing on the literature and history of the Harlem Renaissance.
In February 2014, Humanities Texas held two one-day workshops in Austin and Dallas for teachers of courses in government and civics.
In February 2014, Humanities Texas held three one-day workshops in Edinburg, Corpus Christi, and San Antonio focusing on the westward expansion of the United States in the nineteenth century.
In January 2014, Humanities Texas held two one-day workshops in Beaumont and Houston focusing on U.S. history during and immediately following World War II.
On October 25, 2013, Humanities Texas held a one-day workshop in San Antonio examining seminal works of nineteenth-, twentieth-, and twenty-first-century American writing on the Civil War.
On October 18, 2013, Humanities Texas held a workshop in Dallas for Texas history teachers covering Texas history to 1845.
In October 2013, Humanities Texas held four one-day teacher workshops throughout the state focusing on critical events in U.S. history between 1776 and 1836, including the Revolutionary War, debates over the U.S. Constitution, and the Second Great Awakening.

On September 20, 2013, Humanities Texas held a one-day workshop for secondary language arts teachers on teaching the plays of William Shakespeare.

In June 2013, nearly two hundred Texas teachers attended four professional development institutes organized by Humanities Texas and leading state universities examining American wars from the colonial era through the twentieth century.
In February 2013, Humanities Texas held five one-day teacher workshops throughout the state focusing on slavery, secession, the Civil War, and Reconstruction.
In February 2013, Humanities Texas and the Texas State Historical Association held a one-day teacher workshop in Austin on Texas history in the twentieth century.
In February 2013, Humanities Texas held a one-day workshop in Austin examining seminal works of nineteenth- and twentieth-century American writing on the Civil War.
On November 30, 2012, Humanities Texas and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) held a one-day workshop for secondary social studies teachers on teaching American wars of the past 150 years.
On October 5, 2012, Humanities Texas and the Witte Museum held a one-day workshop in San Antonio for Texas history teachers covering Spanish Texas through the Civil War.
On September 28, 2012, Humanities Texas held a one-day workshop for secondary language arts teachers on teaching the plays of William Shakespeare.
In September 2012, Humanities Texas held one-day teacher workshops in Corpus Christi, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Laredo focusing on the U.S. Constitution.
In June 2012, Humanities Texas held institutes in Brownsville and San Antonio examining significant events and themes in U.S. history from the colonial era through Reconstruction.
In June 2012, Humanities Texas held institutes on the campuses of Southern Methodist University (Dallas) and the University of Houston examining significant events and themes in U.S. history since Reconstruction. The curriculum tracked to the state standards for eleventh-grade U.S. history.
In February 2012, Humanities Texas held a series of one-day teacher workshops around the state focusing on slavery, secession, the Civil War, and Reconstruction.
On February 10, 2012, Humanities Texas and the Texas State Historical Association held a one-day teacher workshop in Austin on Texas history in the twentieth century.
On February 3, 2012, Humanities Texas held a one-day workshop in Austin examining seminal works of nineteenth- and twentieth-century American writing on the Civil War.
In October 2011, Humanities Texas held a series of one-day teacher workshops throughout the state focusing on the U.S. Constitution.
On October 14, 2011, Humanities Texas and the Texas State Historical Association held a one-day workshop in Houston for Texas history teachers covering Spanish Texas through the Civil War.
On September 30, 2011, Humanities Texas held a one-day workshop in Austin for secondary language arts teachers on teaching the plays of William Shakespeare.
In June 2011, more one hundred and fifty teachers attended four professional development institutes organized by Humanities Texas, the College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin, the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum, Texas A&M International University, The University of Texas at El Paso, and The University of Texas at San Antonio examining significant events and themes in U.S. history since Reconstruction.
In June 2011, ninety-five teachers attended two professional development institutes organized by Humanities Texas, the University of Houston, and Texas Christian University examining significant events and themes in U.S. history from the colonial era through Reconstruction.
On February 26, 2011, thirty-nine teachers attended a one-day teacher workshop held by Humanities Texas and the Texas State Historical Association in Austin on Texas history from Reconstruction to the present.
In the spring of 2011, more than three hundred teachers attended a series of one-day teacher workshops held by Humanities Texas throughout the state focusing on secession, the Civil War, and Reconstruction.
In October 2010, more than two hundred teachers attended a series of one-day teacher workshops held by Humanities Texas throughout the state focusing on the U.S. Constitution.
In June 2010, over two hundred Texas teachers attended six professional development institutes organized by Humanities Texas, College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin, the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum, Texas A&M International University, Texas Christian University, the University of Houston, The University of Texas at El Paso, and The University of Texas at San Antonio.
In June 2009, eighty Texas teachers attended two professional development institutes organized by Humanities Texas, the College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin, the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum, and The University of Texas at San Antonio examining important constitutional topics in U.S. history.
In June 2008, eighty-two Texas teachers attended two professional development institutes organized by Humanities Texas, Trinity University, and the University of North Texas examining the key events in U.S. history in the second half of the nineteenth century.
In June 2007, seventy-nine Texas teachers attended two professional development institutes organized by Humanities Texas, Texas Christian University, Texas Tech University, and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art examining the history and culture of the American west.
In June 2006, seventy-nine Texas teachers attended two professional development institutes organized by Humanities Texas, the University of Houston, and The University of Texas at El Paso examining the U.S.-Mexico border, comparing the histories of the Americas on either side.
In June 2005, thirty-eight Texas teachers attended a four-day professional development institute organized by Humanities Texas examining Galveston’s history and its contemporary relevance.
In June 2004, forty-six Texas teachers representing every congressional district in the state attended a five-day professional development institute organized by Humanities Texas examining Congress and key events in U.S. history.

Questions about Teacher Institutes

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Gordon Wood Workshop
Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Gordon S. Wood (Brown University) discusses the Constitution with teachers at the "Shaping the American Republic" institute held on the campus of The University of Texas at El Paso in 2010.
David M. Oshinsky Workshop Group
Teachers study primary source documents with Pulitzer Prize–winning historian David M. Oshinsky (UT Austin) at "The Making of Modern America" institute held at Austin’s LBJ Library in 2011. Photo by Charles Bogel.
George Forgie Workshop
George Forgie (UT Austin) leads a primary source workshop at the 2010 "Shaping the American Republic" institute in Houston.
Teacher Primary Source Workshop in Fort Worth
Stacy Hricko, Amy Thurman, and Judith Trevino (left to right) participate in a primary source workshop during "The West and the Shaping of America" institute held on the campus of Texas Christian University in Fort Worth in 2007.
Alex X. Bryd Workshop
Alex X. Byrd (Rice University) leads a discussion on slavery at the “Shaping the American Republic to 1877” institute held at the University of Houston in 2010.