Upcoming Institutes

Primary Source Pedagogy with the National Archives (Fall 2022 Webinar Series)  

In the fall of 2022, Humanities Texas will partner with the National Archives and Records Administration and the National Archives Foundation to hold a webinar series on primary source pedagogy for U.S. history teachers in Texas.


The webinar series is an online professional development program for educators new to teaching or new to teaching with primary sources. This cohort-style program will focus on student-centered pedagogy to promote the integration of primary sources into classroom instruction. 

Functioning as a learning community, the selected cohort of teachers will meet for three sessions from September through November, with required assignments and activities in between. Educators who successfully complete the program requirements will earn ten hours of CPE credit, a digital badge, and a $500 stipend. 

The schedule for the online series is as follows: 

  • Session 1: Tuesday, September 13, 5:00–7:00 pm CT: What is a primary source? What tools are available to begin the analysis process? 
  • Session 2: Tuesday, October 4, 5:00–7:00 pm CT: What tools are available to adapt primary sources to meet the needs of my students? 
  • Session 3: Tuesday, November 1, 5:00–7:00 pm CT: How can I teach with more than one primary source to improve student understanding of a content topic? 

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


The program will be led by Charles Flanagan, outreach supervisor at the Center for Legislative Archives at the National Archives and Records Administration, and Valerie McVey, director of programs at the National Archives Foundation. 


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

CPE Credits

The webinars are free to teachers and their schools. Participants will receive ten hours of CPE credit and a wealth of curricular materials.  

How to Apply

Complete the online application by Monday, August 22, 2022. With a unique cohort-style program, attendance is limited for this webinar series. Selected teachers will be required to confirm their participation, commit to attending all three sessions, and complete and submit assignments between sessions. 


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.