Upcoming Institutes

Civic Leaders in Texas History (Fall 2022 In-Person Workshop)

On October 12, 2022, Humanities Texas will hold a one-day workshop in San Antonio profiling significant civic leaders in Texas history. 

Faculty and Curriculum

Content will align with the TEKS. The workshop will focus on the following individuals: José Antonio Navarro, Sam Houston, Alonso Perales, and Barbara Jordan. Presentations will examine the contributions of these important leaders in Texas history, demonstrating how each serves as a unique model of civic responsibility and civic engagement. 

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 Jesús F. de la Teja (former Texas State Historian), Cynthia Orozoco (Eastern New Mexico University–Ruidoso), Andrew Torget (University of North Texas), and Cary Wintz (Texas Southern University).

Location and Schedule

The workshop will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at The University of Texas at San Antonio Downtown Campus.


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

How to Apply

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

Travel and Substitute Reimbursement and CPE Credits

The workshop is free to teachers and their schools. Humanities Texas will reimburse schools up to $200 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 credit and a wealth of curricular materials. CPE hours will be adjusted if a participant misses any portion of the program.

Teachers traveling from out of town to attend the workshop 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. Please review the Humanities Texas travel policy for program participants for more information.

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 participant’s actual expenses exceed $300.


The workshop is 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.

Questions about Teacher Institutes

Call 512.440.1991 or email institutes@humanitiestexas.org.