On November 30 and December 1, 2017, Humanities Texas held workshops in Dallas and San Antonio on teaching critical reading and writing skills, focusing on works from the Texas literary tradition.
The workshops emphasized close interaction with scholars and writers and the development of effective pedagogical strategies and engaging assignments and activities. Faculty examined works by authors including Oscar Cásares, Sandra Cisneros, and Katherine Anne Porter; introduced UT's Close Reading Instructional Tool; and discussed effective, research-based approaches to writing instruction. Strategies and content aligned with the secondary-level English and language arts TEKS.
Workshop faculty included Adriane Bezusko (Tulane University), Norma E. Cantú (Trinity University), Claudia McMillan (Dallas Institute for Humanities and Culture), and Patricia M. García, Coleman Hutchison, and Susan Schorn of The University of Texas at Austin.
Download the overview for each workshop.
|Dallas||November 30||Old Red Museum of Dallas County History and Culture||Overview|
|San Antonio||December 1||Education Service Center Region 20||Overview|
The workshops were made possible with major funding from the State of Texas and the Kronkosky Charitable Foundation, with ongoing support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.