Upcoming Institutes

Teaching Drama (2022 In-Person Workshop)


On December 1, Humanities Texas will hold a one-day workshop in Houston for English language arts (ELA) teachers on strategies for teaching drama at the secondary level.

Dates and Location

The workshop will take place in Houston at the Asia Society on December 1, 2022.

Curriculum

Focusing on ancient Greek, Shakespearean, and American plays, the workshop will provide multiple approaches for generating student interest in and understanding of drama. Strategies and content will align with the secondary-level English and language arts TEKS.

Like all Humanities Texas teacher programs, the institute will emphasize close interaction with scholars and writers and the development of effective pedagogical strategies and engaging assignments and activities.

Faculty

The program faculty includes Alexander Pettit (University of North Texas) and Deborah Beck, Douglas Bruster, and Samantha Pinto of The University of Texas at Austin.

Eligibility

The workshop is open to secondary-level English language arts teachers in Texas schools. Priority consideration will be given to early-career teachers in low-performing schools and districts.

How to Apply

Complete the online application. Please apply as soon as possible, as registration will occur on a rolling basis and space is limited. 

Travel and Substitute Reimbursement and CPE Credits

The workshop is free to teachers and their schools. Humanities Texas will reimburse schools up to $200 for a substitute for any teacher who attends. Humanities Texas will not locate or secure substitutes; this remains the responsibility of the schools or districts. Participants will receive CPE credit and a wealth of curricular materials. CPE hours will be adjusted if a participant misses any portion of the program.

Teachers traveling from out of town to attend the workshop will be reimbursed for approved travel costs up to $300. Eligible expenses include mileage, lodging, air travel, airport parking, and taxi fares. Meals are not reimbursable. Reimbursement rates are set by the State of Texas. Itemized receipts are required for all costs excluding gas. Please review the Humanities Texas travel policy for program participants for more information.

Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from the program. Please note that Humanities Texas’s maximum reimbursement for total travel expenses is $300, even if the participant’s actual expenses exceed $300.

Sponsors

The institute 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.

Questions about Teacher Institutes

Call 512.440.1991 or email institutes@humanitiestexas.org.