Upcoming Institutes

Change in Twentieth-Century Texas

On April 17, 2015, Humanities Texas will hold a workshop in San Antonio for Texas history teachers covering Texas history in the twentieth century.

Faculty and curriculum

Content will be TEKS aligned. Faculty lectures will address Texas politics in the 1940s and 1950s, the civil rights movement in Texas, Latinos and Latinas in modern Texas, boom and bust in Texas industry, and the emergence of two-party Texas.

The workshop will feature close interaction with scholars, the examination of primary sources, and the development of effective pedagogical strategies and engaging assignments and activities. Teachers will receive books and other instructional materials.

Workshop faculty includes Nancy Beck Young and Joseph A. Pratt of the University of Houston, Michael L. Gillette (Humanities Texas), Gabriela Gonzalez (The University of Texas at San Antonio), and Chase Untermeyer (former U.S. ambassador to Qatar).

Location and schedule

The workshop will take place from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at the Witte Museum in San Antonio. 


The workshop is open to all Texas history teachers. Priority consideration will be given to early-career teachers in low-performing schools and districts.

How to apply

Complete the online application and submit it to Humanities Texas. Please apply as soon as possible, as registration will occur on a rolling basis and space is limited.

Substitutes, travel reimbursements, and CPE credits

The workshop is free to teachers and their schools. Humanities Texas will reimburse schools $80 for a substitute for any teacher who attends. Humanities Texas will not locate or secure substitutes; this remains the responsibility of the schools or districts. Participants will receive CPE hours and may be eligible to receive GT credit, depending on district standards. CPE hours will be adjusted if a teacher misses any portion of the program.
Teachers will be reimbursed for approved travel costs up to $300. Eligible expenses include mileage, lodging, air travel, airport parking, and taxi fares. Meals are not reimbursable. Reimbursement rates are set by the State of Texas. Itemized receipts are required for all costs excluding gas.

Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from the program. Please note that Humanities Texas's maximum reimbursement for total travel expenses is $300, even if the teacher's actual expenses exceed $300.


The workshop is made possible with major funding from the State of Texas, with ongoing support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Questions about Teacher Institutes

Call 512.440.1991 or email institutes@humanitiestexas.org.