Past Institutes

Teaching Media Literacy (2022)

On October 20, 2022, Humanities Texas held a one-day workshop in Austin for social studies and English language arts teachers on teaching media literacy.


The workshop expanded participants' understanding of journalism in the U.S. and provided resources and strategies to help middle and high school students become informed citizens and critical consumers of news in multiple media.

Like all Humanities Texas teacher programs, the workshop was content-based and teacher-centered, with an emphasis on developing effective pedagogical strategies.


Workshop faculty included Gwynne Ash (Texas State University), Meghan Manfra (North Carolina State University), David Ryfe (The University of Texas at Austin), and Evan Smith (The Texas Tribune).

Location and Schedule

The workshop took place at the Thompson Conference Center at The University of Texas at Austin. Download the workshop schedule.


The workshop was made possible with funding from the “Democracy and the Informed Citizen” initiative, sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Federation of State Humanities Councils. Additional support was provided by the State of Texas and the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Questions about Teacher Institutes

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