Upcoming Institutes

Teaching the Texas Revolution (2021 Online Institute)

From July 12–16, 2021, Humanities Texas will hold an online professional development institute for Texas teachers on teaching the Texas Revolution.

The institute will take place online via Zoom from Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. CT. Each day will include both scholarly presentations focused on historical content and sessions led by master teachers focused on pedagogy, lesson planning, and practical classroom application. Teachers who register for the institute will be expected to attend all sessions.


Content will be aligned with the TEKS. This institute will offer teachers new windows into the Texas Revolution and a collection of curriculum materials geared toward bringing innovative perspectives into the classroom. Team-taught by a historian and two master teachers, the institute will focus on tying the "Big Picture" of the Texas Revolution to the unique experiences of Tejanos, women, and African Americans. Teachers attending this institute will walk away with both new insights into the era and curated primary source lessons that are classroom-ready. The schedule is as follows:

  • Monday, July 12: Getting the “Big Picture” of the Texas Revolution
  • Tuesday, July 13: Tejanos and the Revolution
  • Wednesday, July 14: Women and the Revolution
  • Thursday, July 15: African Americans and the Revolution
  • Friday, July 16: Revolutionary Legacies and Connections

Like all Humanities Texas teacher programs, the institute will be content-based and teacher-centered, with an emphasis on teaching with primary sources and developing effective pedagogical strategies.


The program faculty includes Andrew Torget (University of North Texas), Jay Ferguson (Round Rock ISD), and Michelle Phillips (College Station ISD).


The institute is open to Texas history teachers in Texas schools.

CPE Credits

The institute is free to teachers and their schools. 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.

How to Apply

Complete the online application. Please apply as soon as possible, as registration will occur on a rolling basis. Depending on the number of applicants, Humanities Texas may have to limit attendance for the online program.

The application will close at 5:00 p.m. CT on Thursday, July 8.


The institute is 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.