On September 28, 2012, Humanities Texas held a one-day workshop in Austin for secondary language arts teachers on teaching the plays of William Shakespeare.

Workshop faculty included J. Dennis Huston (Rice University) and James Loehlin, Elizabeth Richmond-Garza, and John Rumrich, all of The University of Texas at Austin. Faculty lectures addressed the historical and cultural contexts of Shakespeare's works, the classical sources of Shakespearean tragedy, approaches to teaching Romeo and Juliet, and teaching Shakespeare using performance-based strategies.