Upcoming Institutes

Teaching Poetry

On July 13, Humanities Texas will hold a one-day workshop at the Witte Museum in San Antonio for English language arts (ELA) teachers on strategies for teaching poetry at the secondary level.

Dates and Location

The workshop will take place at the Witte Museum on July 13, 2022.


The workshop will provide multiple approaches for generating student interest in and understanding of poetry. 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.


The program faculty includes Coleman Hutchison (The University of Texas at Austin), Naomi Shihab Nye (Texas State University), and Frances Treviño Santos (San Antonio ISD).


The institute is open to secondary-level ELA teachers in Texas schools. Priority consideration will be given to early-career teachers in low-performing schools and districts.

Stipend, Travel Reimbursement, and CPE Credits

The institutes are free to teachers and their schools. Participants will receive a $140 stipend, as well as CPE credit and a wealth of curricular materials. Stipends and CPE hours will be adjusted if a participant misses any portion of the program.

Teachers traveling to the institute from out of town 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.

Note: on-campus housing will not be provided for this one-day workshop. Participants will be responsible for booking their own overnight accommodations.

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.


The institute is made possible with major funding from the State of Texas and the Kronkosky Charitable Foundation, 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.