In the fall of 2021, Humanities Texas will hold a series of 75-minute webinars for social studies and English language arts teachers on teaching media literacy.
The series will take place via Zoom from 5:00–6:15 p.m. CT on Thursdays from October 28 through December 2, 2021 (excluding November 25). Teachers who register will receive information for each webinar in the series. Attendance for every weekly session is encouraged but not required.
Content will be aligned with the TEKS. Each webinar in the series will provide resources and strategies to help middle and high school students become informed citizens and critical consumers of news in multiple media.
Like all Humanities Texas teacher programs, the webinar series will be content-based and teacher-centered, with an emphasis on developing effective pedagogical strategies.
Fall 2021 Webinar Schedule:
The institute is open to secondary-level social studies and English language arts teachers in Texas schools. Priority consideration will be given to early-career teachers and teachers in low-performing and disadvantaged schools and districts.
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 every weekly session. 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.
Complete the online application for the "Teaching Media Literacy" online series. By submitting an application, you are signing up to receive information about and access to each weekly session of this series. Please apply as soon as possible, as registration will occur on a rolling basis.
This online series is made possible with funding from the “Democracy and the Informed Citizen” initiative, sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Federation of State Humanities Councils. Additional support is provided by the State of Texas and the National Endowment for the Humanities.