In the spring of 2021, Humanities Texas will hold a weekly series of 75-minute online webinars for Texas history teachers.
The eight-part series will take place via Zoom from 5:00–6:15 p.m. CT on Mondays from
February 1 through April 5, 2021. Participants will receive information about each webinar in the series. Attendance for every weekly session is encouraged but not required.
Content will be aligned with the TEKS. The webinar series will address critical topics in the second half of the state's seventh-grade Texas history curriculum, ranging from annexation and slavery to the age of oil and the Progressive Era.
Like all Humanities Texas teacher programs, the webinar series will be content-based and teacher-centered, with an emphasis on teaching with primary sources and developing effective pedagogical strategies.
Spring 2021 Webinar Schedule:
Fall 2020 Webinar Schedule:
The institute is open to secondary-level U.S. history 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 Texas History" 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.
If you already registered for and participated in the series in the fall of 2020, you do not need to reapply. You'll automatically receive emails for the spring sessions.
The institute is made possible with major funding from the State of Texas with ongoing support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.