Upcoming Institutes

Topics in Twentieth-Century Texas History

On January 29, 2020, Humanities Texas will hold a one-day workshop in Edinburg on Texas history in the twentieth century.

Faculty and Curriculum

Content will align with the TEKS. Topics to be addressed include Texas in the Progressive Era, the transformation of the state's economy in the twentieth century, the Latinx civil rights movement, and the emergence of a two-party Texas.

The workshop will feature close interaction with scholars, the examination of primary sources, and the development of effective pedagogical strategies and engaging assignments and activities. Teachers will receive books and other instructional materials.

Workshop faculty includes Jessica Brannon-Wranosky (Texas A&M University-Commerce), Omar Valerio-Jimenez (The University of Texas at San Antonio), Scott Sosebee (Stephen F. Austin University), and Charles Waite (The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley). The program will also include a presentation by Francisco Guajardo, executive director of the Museum of South Texas History, on the museum's educational resources and programs.

Location and Schedule

The workshop will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Education Service Center 1.


The workshop is open to all Texas and U.S. history 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.

Travel and Substitute Reimbursement 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 credit and a wealth of curricular materials. CPE hours will be adjusted if a participant 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 participant’s actual expenses exceed $300.


The workshop 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.