Texas history through the Civil War

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Staff DevelopmentThis is a workshop part of the series in "Chapters in Nineteenth-Century Texas History" sponsored by Humanities Texas. On November 10, 2016, Humanities Texas will hold a workshop in Galveston on Texas history through the Civil War. Faculty and curriculum Content will be TEKS aligned. Faculty lectures will address Native Americans in Texas, the battles of the Texas Revolution, the Republic of Texas, and Texas in the Civil War. 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 Mark A. Goldberg (University of Houston), Stephen L. Hardin (McMurry University), Andrew J. Torget (University of North Texas), and Robert Wooster (Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi). Location and schedule The workshop will take place from 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Bryan Museum in Galveston. Eligibility The workshop is open to all Texas history teachers. Priority consideration will be given to early-career teachers in low-performing schools and districts. How to apply Please complete the online application. Please apply as soon as possible, as registration will occur on a rolling basis and space is limited. Substitute reimbursements, 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. 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:2016-11-10 00:00:00
End Date/Time:2016-11-10 00:00:00
Source:Humanities Texas
Grade Level:Both
TEKS:4.23(A), 4.23(B), 7.23(A), 7.23(B)

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