Stroman teachers attend Texas history workshop
March 17, 2012 at 9:01 p.m.
Updated March 16, 2012 at 10:17 p.m.
Teachers from Victoria on Feb. 10 traveled to Austin to participate in a one-day workshop on Texas history sponsored by Humanities Texas and the Texas State Historical Association.
Pamela Davis and Anna Reimann, who teach Texas history at Stroman Middle School, attended the workshop, which offered teachers the opportunity to work closely with leading scholars, studying major aspects of Texas history in the twentieth century.
During the morning, participants attended lectures and presentations. In the afternoons, they joined faculty in small workshops to examine primary sources such as historic documents, maps and photographs.
The workshop included an array of experts and distinguished scholars, such as former TSHA president Alwyn Barr, University of Texas at Arlington professor George Green and University of Houston historians Monica Perales and Joseph Pratt.
Educational specialists from Humanities Texas, TSHA and the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum introduced participants to the instructional resources provided by their respective institutions.
The workshop was held at the Byrne-Reed House, the Humanities Texas headquarters in Austin. Special emphasis was placed on newly added or revised standards in the state's Texas history curriculum.
"Humanities Texas was delighted partner with TSHA on this initiative," said Humanities Texas Executive Director Michael L. Gillette. "Bringing teachers together to learn from leading scholars and from each other is an effective way to ensure that Texas students continue to receive the best possible educational opportunities."
The workshop was held in cooperation with the Texas State History Museum. The program was made possible with support from the State of Texas, as well as from the National Endowment for the Humanities We the People initiative.