Upcoming Institutes

Teaching Shakespeare

On December 12, 2018, Humanities Texas will hold a workshop in Lufkin for secondary-level language arts teachers on teaching the plays of William Shakespeare.

Faculty and curriculum

Content will align with the TEKS for English Language Arts and Reading. Faculty lectures will address the historical and cultural contexts of Shakespeare's works, approaches to commonly taught comedies and tragedies, teaching using performance-based strategies, and developing effective writing assignments that support and emerge from the study of Shakespeare's works.

Workshop faculty includes Ariane M. Balizet (Texas Christian University), Kathryn Vomero Santos (Trinity University), and Ann Christensen and Laura Turchi of the University of Houston.


The workshop will take place on December 12, 2018, at Angelina College in Lufkin.


The workshop is open to secondary-level language arts teachers. 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.

Substitute and travel reimbursements and CPE credits

The workshop is free to teachers and their schools. Humanities Texas will reimburse schools $80 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 hours and may be eligible to receive GT credit, depending on district standards. CPE hours will be adjusted if a teacher misses any portion of the program.

Teachers 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 teacher’s actual expenses exceed $300.


The workshops are 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.