Upcoming Institutes

Professional Development Webinars

In the spring of 2021, Humanities Texas will hold a number of standalone professional development webinars for secondary-level social studies and English language arts teachers.

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

Please scroll down to the bottom of this page for a list of scheduled webinars.


To register for one of the webinars, please complete the online form. All applicants will receive further information via email regarding participation in the webinar.

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 webinar they attend. CPE hours will be based on Zoom attendance and adjusted if a participant misses any portion of the program. Humanities Texas will email CPE letters to participating teachers following the webinar.


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

The War of 1812

Wednesday, January 6, 2021
5:00–6:15 p.m. CT

Join Gene A. Smith, professor of history and director of the Center for Texas Studies at Texas Christian University, for a webinar that will address the causes, important events, and effects of the War of 1812. The session will feature a lecture and Q&A and explore teachable primary source documents.

Register now!

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.