Upcoming Institutes

Inspiring Creative, Narrative, and Argumentative Writing with Art (Spring 2024 Webinar)

On April 2, 2024, Humanities Texas will hold a webinar facilitated by educators from the Smithsonian American Art Museum introducing teachers to a variety of resources and strategies for using art to help students explore different styles of writing.  

Schedule and Curriculum

The webinar will take place over Zoom from 5:00–6:30 pm CT on April 2, 2024.

Content will be aligned with the TEKS. This interactive session for humanities teachers will model three distinct classroom strategies exploring different styles of writing in response to artwork. The webinar will support students' development in the areas of critical thinking, analysis, and writing. 

Led by museum education professionals, the webinar will emphasize, like all Humanites Texas teacher programs, the development of effective pedagogical strategies and engaging assignments and activities.


Phoebe Hillemann of the Smithsonian American Art Museum will lead the webinar.


The webinar is open to secondary-level humanities 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 "Inspiring Creative, Narrative, and Argumentatitve Writing" webinar. By submitting an application, you are signing up to receive information about and access to the webinar.


The webinars are 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.