Upcoming Institutes

Professional Development Webinars

This summer, Humanities Texas will hold webinars for classroom teachers covering topics in U.S. history and English language arts.

Registration

To register for a webinar, please complete the online application form. All applicants will receive further information via email about participating in the webinar.

CPE credit

All participants will receive CPE credit for attending a webinar and completing a post-webinar survey. Humanities Texas will email each participant a letter certifying CPE credit.

Sponsors

These online workshops are made possible with major funding from the State of Texas with ongoing support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Upcoming Webinars

Introduction to Reading Like a Historian with the Stanford History Education Group

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. CT
Join staff from the Stanford History Education Group for an introduction to their free Reading Like a Historian curriculum. During this interactive workshop, participants will complete a model lesson, explore the curriculum's design principles, and learn about the research upon which the curriculum is based. There will be a particular focus on how to teach historical inquiry in an online setting. This workshop is designed for teachers of grades 5–12. The online workshop is limited to 100 participants. Register now!

Using Art in the Literature Classroom

Wednesday, July 1, 2020
2:00–3:00 p.m. CT
Join art educator Stacy Fuller for a webinar that provides strategies on how to engage students and support state and national teaching standards by incorporating artworks into the literature classroom. Discover how art and literature have been intertwined throughout history, and learn how to use artworks to teach character, setting, plot, mood, and point of view. Participating educators will receive supplementary materials, including digital images and classroom activities. The material can be easily adapted for a variety of grade levels, and no prior art history experience is required. Register now!

Using Art in the History Classroom

Thursday, July 2, 2020
2:00–3:00 p.m. CT
Join art educator Stacy Fuller for a webinar that provides strategies on how to engage students and support state and national teaching standards by incorporating artworks into the U.S. history classroom. Consider how an artist’s choices and possible intentions and biases impact how we can interpret their works as historical documents. Participating educators will receive supplementary materials, including digital images and classroom activities. The material can be easily adapted for 8th- and 11th-grade U.S. history courses, and no prior art history experience is required. Register now!

Introduction to Reading Like a Historian with the Stanford History Education Group

Tuesday, July 14, 2020
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. CT
Join staff from the Stanford History Education Group for an introduction to their free Reading Like a Historian curriculum. During this interactive workshop, participants will complete a model lesson, explore the curriculum's design principles, and learn about the research upon which the curriculum is based. There will be a particular focus on how to teach historical inquiry in an online setting. This workshop is designed for teachers of grades 5–12. The online workshop is limited to 100 participants. Register now!

Webinar Series: Reading Like a Historian Curriculum with the Stanford History Education Group

July 27–30, 2020
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. CT daily
Join staff from the Stanford History Education Group for a four-session workshop about their free Reading Like a Historian curriculum and Beyond the Bubble assessments. These interactive sessions will introduce participants to the Reading Like a Historian curriculum, explore strategies for modeling historical thinking, identify approaches to facilitating discussion, and consider best practices for formative assessment with Beyond the Bubble assessments. There will be a particular focus on how to teach historical inquiry in an online setting. This workshop is designed for teachers of grades 5–12. The online series is limited to 100 participants. Register now!

Teaching Film in the ELA Classroom: To Kill a Mockingbird

Monday, July 20, 2020
10:00–11:00 a.m. CT
Join UT Austin professor Donna Kornhaber for an introduction to incorporating film in the middle school ELA classroom, using To Kill a Mockingbird as an example. Help students go beyond watching for story to understand how cinematic visuals help to influence the process of adaptation. Offering new skills in both film literacy and literary close reading, this webinar will help teachers and students alike approach film in a new way. Register now!

The Great Gatsby: Literature, Film, and Adaptation in the High School Classroom

Monday, July 27, 2020
10:00–11:00 a.m. CT
Join UT Austin professor Donna Kornhaber for a discussion of how to help students examine The Great Gatsby on page and screen. Look closely at how different film versions have approached this classic story in unique ways and practice the skills of visual analysis pivotal to bringing film adaptations alive for students. By learning to help students master film literacy using the tools discussed in this webinar, teachers can also help them strengthen their powers of literary close reading. Register now!


Past Webinars

A list of all past professional development webinars can be found here.

Questions about Teacher Institutes

Call 512.440.1991 or email institutes@humanitiestexas.org.

Online Educational Resources

Humanities Texas has assembled links to a number of high-quality, online educational resources to supplement the ones that we have developed, such as A President's Vision, Texas Originals, and our Digital Repository. We recommend these websites and online collections for creating lessons and dynamic activities and encouraging a deeper understanding of the humanities.

Humanities Texas Resource Guides

Humanities Texas has developed topically-organized resource guides for teachers of Texas history, eighth-grade U.S. history, eleventh-grade U.S. history, and English language arts.