Dr. Melita M. Garza serves as an assistant professor at Texas Christian University’s Bob Schieffer College of Communication, where she teaches courses on diversity, media history, and business journalism. Dr. Melita Garza also belongs to the Texas State Historical Society (TSHA), which offers professional development opportunities for history teachers through the Exploring Texas Workshop Series.
The Exploring Texas Workshop Series advances the knowledge of Texas’ teachers by presenting them with access to timely historic information and advice from renowned authorities in history, geography, and economics. Teachers who participate in the workshop will expand their current knowledge bases, acquire new teaching skills, and learn how to build on preexisting ones. TSHA partnered with the Region IV, X, and XIII Education Service Centers to develop the series and collaborated with other institutions to include the highest-quality content.
Upcoming workshops in the series include the Encountering Texas History Conference at the M.B. Sonny Donaldson Child Nutrition Center in February 2018. Designed for fourth- through seventh-grade history teachers, the conference will focus on Texas history from the 1900s to the present though a variety of breakout sessions. Sessions will address various aspects of Texas history, including geography, civics, and economics.