Upcoming Institutes

Implementing Oral History Projects (Fall 2023 Webinar)

On October 30, 2023, Humanities Texas will hold a webinar for social studies and English language arts (ELA) teachers on implementing oral history projects in the secondary-level classroom.

Schedule and Curriculum

The webinar will take place over Zoom from 5:00–6:30 pm CT on Monday, October 30, 2023.

Serving as a follow-up to our summer 2023 webinar “Using Oral History in the Classroom,” this online workshop will explore in greater depth how to implement and guide students through oral history projects in the secondary-level classroom. The introductory session provided an overview of oral history best practices, available technologies, and suggestions for project design. Access to the recorded webinar is available on request. New participants are welcome to attend this second session.

The webinar will focus on strategies for using oral histories as classroom texts and preparing students to create and conduct their own oral history projects. Participants will have the opportunity to practice activities that can be used in project design, engage with examples of oral histories, and discuss how to integrate oral history projects into classroom instruction.

Like all Humanities Texas teacher programs, the webinar will emphasize close interaction with scholars, the examination of texts, and the development of effective pedagogical strategies and engaging assignments and activities.


J. Todd Moye (Fenton W. Robnett Professor of U.S. History at the University of North Texas and director of the UNT Oral History Program) and Liz Close (humanities academic coaching specialist for Austin ISD) will lead the webinar.


The institute is open to secondary-level social studies and English language arts teachers in Texas schools. 

Attendance and CPE Credit

The online program is free to teachers and their schools. Participants will receive CPE credit and a wealth of curricular materials. CPE hours will be based on Zoom attendance and adjusted if a participant misses any portion of the program. In order to attend the webinar and receive CPE credit, you must be a registered participant.

How to Apply

Complete the online application for the "Implementing Oral History Projects" webinar. By submitting an application, you are signing up to receive information about and access the webinar. 


The webinar 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.