Upcoming Institutes

Teaching Media Literacy (Fall 2022 In-Person Workshop)

On October 20, 2022, Humanities Texas will hold a one-day workshop in Austin for social studies and English language arts teachers on teaching media literacy.

Faculty and Curriculum

Content will be aligned with the TEKS. The workshop will expand participants' understanding of journalism in the U.S. and 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 workshop will be content-based and teacher-centered, with an emphasis on developing effective pedagogical strategies.

Workshop faculty includes Gwynne Ash (Texas State University), Meghan Manfra (North Carolina State University), David Ryfe (The University of Texas at Austin), and Evan Smith (The Texas Tribune).

Location and Schedule

The workshop will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Thompson Conference Center at The University of Texas at Austin. 


The workshop is open to secondary-level social studies and 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.


The workshop 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. 

Questions about Teacher Institutes

Call 512.440.1991 or email institutes@humanitiestexas.org.