Upcoming Institutes

Teaching Utopian and Dystopian Literature (Spring 2024 Webinars)

On March 20 and 27, 2024, Humanities Texas will hold two 75-minute webinars for English language arts teachers on teaching works of utopian and dystopian literature at the secondary level. 

Schedule and Curriculum

This two-part series will take place via Zoom from 5:00–6:15 p.m. CT on Wednesday, March 20 and 27. Teachers who register will receive information for each webinar. Attending both sessions is encouraged but not required.

The webinars will provide multiple approaches for generating student interest in and understanding utopian and dystopian literature. Strategies and content will align with the secondary-level English language arts TEKS. Both webinars will highlight the most important takeaways for middle and high school students. 

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


Jenny C. Mann of New York University will lead the webinars.


The webinars are open to secondary-level English language arts teachers in Texas schools. 

Cost, Attendance, and CPE Credit

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 both sessions. 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. 

How to Apply

Complete the online application for the webinars. By submitting an application, you are signing up to receive information about and access to both webinars. Please apply as soon as possible, as registration will occur on a rolling basis.


The webinars are made possible with major funding from the State of Texas with ongoing support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.