As the beginning of the school year approaches, teachers all across the state are preparing for the next class of eager learners. From planning curricula to sponsoring extracurricular activities to teaching lessons in the classroom, Texas teachers put in a great amount of work to make sure that your students come home from school every day more knowledgeable than the day before. TSHA’s educational resources and professional development opportunities for educators ensure that Texas teachers get the support they need to succeed.
This month, TSHA is excited to announce the launch of the newly redesigned TeachingTexas.org, a digital repository of educational tools for teachers of Texas history. Resources include over 3,400 lesson plans, staff development tools, apps, activities, and books, and Texas history teachers are always kept in the loop on the latest available digital resources through Texas Insights, TSHA’s e-newsletter specifically for 4th and 7th grade history teachers.
Additionally, the Texas Almanac Teacher’s Guide is perfect for teachers looking for lesson plans or activities to incorporate the wealth of geographic, historical, and cultural material contained in the Texas Almanac.
“I reinforced what I knew and learned many new ideas and facts. I will now be able to become a better teacher for my students.” -Josue M.
TSHA’s professional development workshops for history teachers are already underway for the new school year. In the Exploring Texas Workshop Series, teachers attend a variety of workshops by eminent historians and subject-matter experts in order to learn the skills needed to engage their students in the study of history. Through Workshops on Demand, individual school districts and regional education service centers can request workshops presented by TSHA that focus on teaching history and making the most of TSHA’s educational resources.
“The conference and the presenters provided me with ways to better serve my students. Every session that I was able to attend was entertaining and informative.” -Ron R.
More than 18,000 Texas educators utilize TSHA’s professional development and educator resource programs each year, and through these interactions, nearly 1.5 million K-12 students across the state are indirectly served by the knowledge and skills their teachers bring back to the classroom.
Your generous support makes these programs possible, and enables TSHA to develop even more professional development opportunities for Texas teachers. By donating to TSHA, you have the ability to empower teachers and inspire students through the power of history.