Workshops and Classes

Each year The Heritage Society hosts a professional development workshop for teachers of Texas history. This year educators will hear presentations by Texas historians on topics that fit within the second semester of 7th grade Texas history from the Mexican War to modern times. The program also includes hands-on strategy and resource sessions on these topics that focus on the use of primary documents in the classroom and are TEKS aligned.  Teachers receive lesson plans and copies of all demonstrated resources. This workshop has been approved by TEA for six hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE).  It is also verified by the Texas Association of Gifted and Talented (TAGT).

This year’s workshop will be held on Saturday, September 15, at HMRC from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The registration fee of $45 is due at the time of registration. The registration fee includes continental breakfast and lunch.  Links to the registration materials are found below. For more information, please contact Sheryl Tyler at or 713-655-1912, ext. 103.

This program was made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Parking information

The library’s underground parking garage will not open until 10 a.m., so you will need to park in The Heritage Society lot which can be accessed from inbound Allen Parkway or from Clay Street. Once parked, please go two blocks north and one block east to reach the library block. The Ideson Building is the old one that sits just east of the modernist Central Library. There is also paid parking in a garage on Smith Street across Lamar from the library block.

Registration form

Teacher Workshop flyer