Teaching the U.S. Constitution

Staff DevelopmentIn August 2016, Humanities Texas will hold two one-day teacher workshops in San Antonio and Austin focusing on teaching the U.S. Constitution. The workshops will be held on August 2, 2016 in San Antonio, and on August 3, 2016 in Austin, at the Byrne-Reed House. Faculty and curriculum Content will align with the TEKS. Topics to be addressed include the Articles of Confederation, the debates that took place during the drafting and ratification of the Constitution, and teaching the Bill of Rights. 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 include Denver Brunsman (The George Washington University), Charles Flanagan (National Archives), James Kirby Martin (University of Houston), and Robert Olwell (The University of Texas at Austin). Eligibility The workshops are open to social studies teachers in Texas middle schools and high schools. Priority consideration will be given to early-career teachers in low-performing schools and districts. Stipend, Travel Reimbursement, and 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. 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. 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. 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:2016-08-02 00:00:00
End Date/Time:2016-08-03 00:00:00
Source:Humanities Texas
URL:http://www.humanitiestexas.org/education/teacher-institutes/upcoming-institutes/teaching-us-constitution-0
Grade Level:Both
TEKS:4.15(B), 4.15(C), 7.14(B)
Topics:Spanish Texas, Mexican Texas, Texas Revolution, Republic of Texas, Antebellum Texas, Civil War, Reconstruction, Late Nineteenth-Century

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