The American Revolution Workshops

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Staff DevelopmentIn October 2016, Humanities Texas will hold three one-day workshops in Austin, Houston, and Lufkin on the American Revolution. Faculty and curriculum Content will align with the TEKS. Topics to be addressed include the colonies' growing separation from Britain, the Declaration of Independence, turning points of the Revolutionary War, and George Washington as war leader. The workshops 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 (George Washington University), Woody Holton (University of South Carolina), James Kirby Martin (University of Houston), and Bill Meier (Texas Christian University). Locations and schedule October 4, 2016 Austin Byrne-Reed House October 5, 2016 Houston Houston Museum of Natural Science October 6, 2016 Lufkin Angelina College Eligibility The workshops are open to U.S. history teachers in Texas middle and high schools. Priority consideration will be given to early-career teachers in low-performing schools and districts. Travel and Substitute Reimbursement and CPE Credits The workshops are 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. 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 workshops are made possible with major funding from the State of Texas, with ongoing support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Start Date/Time:2016-10-04 00:00:00
End Date/Time:2016-10-06 00:00:00
Source:Humanities Texas
URL:http://www.humanitiestexas.org/education/teacher-institutes/upcoming-institutes/american-revolution
Grade Level:Both
TEKS:4.23(A), 4.23(B), 7.23(A), 7.23(B)
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