Educator Workshop: Change in Twentieth-Century Texas

Staff DevelopmentThis workshop is sponsored by Humanities Texas. The workshop will be held on March 22, 2017 in Galveston for Texas history teachers covering Texas history in the twentieth century. The workshop's content will be TEKS aligned. Faculty lectures will address Texas politics from 1900 to 1950, boom and bust in Texas industry, Latinos in Texas, the 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 Alwyn Barr (Texas Tech University), Michael L. Gillette (Humanities Texas), Gabriela González (The University of Texas at San Antonio), Joseph A. Pratt (University of Houston), and Chase Untermeyer (former U.S. ambassador to Qatar). The workshop will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Bryan Museum in Galveston. It is open to all Texas history teachers. Priority consideration will be given to early-career teachers in low-performing schools and districts. Complete the online application and submit it to Humanities Texas. Please apply as soon as possible, as registration will occur on a rolling basis and space is limited. Substitutes, travel reimbursements, 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 hours and may be eligible to receive GT credit, depending on district standards. CPE hours will be adjusted if a teacher 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 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 teacher’s actual expenses exceed $300. Sponsors The workshop is made possible with major funding from the State of Texas, with ongoing support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Start Date/Time:2017-03-22 00:00:00
End Date/Time:2017-03-22 00:00:00
Source:Humanities Texas
Grade Level:Both
TEKS:4.5(A), 4.5(B), 4.5(C), 7.6(A), 7.6(B), 7.6(C), 7.6(D)
Topics:Progressive Era, Texas in the 1920s, Great Depression, World War II, Texas Since World War II

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