On April 3, 2014, Humanities Texas will hold a workshop in Houston for Texas history teachers covering Texas history in the twentieth century.
Content will be TEKS aligned. Faculty lectures will address Texas at the turn of the twentieth century, Progressive-Era reform movements, boom and bust in Texas industry, and other topics central to the state standards.
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 Alwyn Barr (Texas Tech University), George Green (The University of Texas at Arlington), and Nancy Beck Young (University of Houston).
The workshop will take place from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens.
The workshop is open to all Texas history teachers. Priority consideration will be given to early-career Texas history teachers in low-performing schools and districts.
Please complete the online application. Teachers should apply as soon as possible, as registration will occur on a rolling basis and space is limited.
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 who must drive more than thirty miles one way will be reimbursed for approved travel costs up to $250. Approved costs include mileage (reimbursed at 56 cents per mile), lodging for one night (up to $108, per state guidelines), and meals in transit. Itemized receipts are required for all costs excluding gas.
This workshop is made possible with support from the State of Texas and the National Endowment for the Humanities.