Teacher Workshops: Understanding the Federal Government

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Staff DevelopmentOn March 23, 2017, Humanities Texas will hold a one-day teacher workshop in Houston focusing on civics and the American government. Faculty lectures will address Congress, the presidency, the federal judiciary, and the federal bureaucracy. Workshop faculty includes Terri Davis (Lamar University), George C. Edwards III (Texas A&M University), Sean Theriault (The University of Texas at Austin), 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 Lora Jean Kilroy Visitor and Education Center at Bayou Bend Collections and Gardens. This TEKS aligned workshop is open to all middle-school and high-school social studies 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. The workshop is free to teachers and their schools. Humanities Texas will reimburse schools $80 for a substitute for any teacher who attends. Participants will receive CPE hours and may be eligible to receive GT credit, depending on district standards. Teachers will be reimbursed for approved travel costs up to $300. Please review the Humanities Texas travel policy Humanities Texas travel policy for program participants for more information. 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:2017-02-23 00:00:00
End Date/Time:2017-02-23 00:00:00
Source:Maria Hammack
Grade Level:Both
TEKS:4.23(A), 4.23(B), 7.23(A), 7.23(B)

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