Upcoming Institutes

Introducing New American History (Summer 2024 Webinar Series)

On July 16 and 17, 2024, Humanities Texas will hold two-hour webinars for social studies teachers exploring open access tools and learning resources from New American History

Schedule and Curriculum

This two-part series will take place on Zoom from 10:00 am–12:00 pm CT on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 16 and 17. Teachers who register will receive information for each webinar. Attending both sessions is encouraged but not required.

The webinars will introduce teachers to New American History, a digital history project with extensive resources for teachers and students. New American History’s learning resources are designed primarily for middle- and high-school social studies teachers interested in harnessing the power of digital media, curiosity, and inquiry in their classrooms. Correlated with national standards and informed by inquiry-based pedagogy, New American History resources can help teachers uncover new ways to teach the past in light of the present.

Like all Humanities Texas teacher programs, the webinars will be content-based and teacher-centered, with an emphasis on developing effective pedagogical strategies. Content will align with the TEKS.  


Edward L. Ayers (executive director, New American History; University Professor of the Humanities and president emeritus, University of Richmond) and Annie Evans (director of education, New American History) will lead the webinar series.


The webinar series is open to secondary-level social studies teachers in Texas schools. 

Cost, 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 for each session in the series. Participants are encouraged, but not required, to attend both sessions. CPE hours will be based on Zoom attendance and adjusted if a participant misses any portion of the program. In order to attend the webinars and receive CPE credit, you must be a registered participant. 

How to Apply

Complete the online application for the webinar series. By submitting an application, you are signing up to receive information about and access to both webinars. Please apply as soon as possible, as registration will occur on a rolling basis.


The webinar series 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.