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Programs & Courses for Educators

Humanities in Class from the National Humanities Center

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A Special Program for California Teachers!

Logo of the National Humanities CenterThrough a partnership with the California Department of Education and the National Humanities Center (NHC), California educators may take Humanities in Class webinars for university credit. All webinars are free, live, online professional development webinars for history, literature, and humanities teachers.

Each National Humanities Center webinar provides three hours of professional development. CSU, Chico will grant one unit of University credit for completion of five, live NHC webinars. These credits require a nominal per-credit fee. 

These interactive programs offer educators:

  • Increased content knowledge
  • New teaching resources
  • Fresh instructional approaches

Led by distinguished scholars, the webinars explore historical documents, literary texts, and images to demonstrate and support teaching with primary sources. Related materials are free, online, and available on-demand.  

NHC online seminars, Toolbox Library, and TeacherServe® resources align with Partnership for 21st Century Skills to improve student learning. Educators using primary sources help students:

  • develop critical thinking and improve problem solving skills
  • analyze and evaluate evidence, arguments, claims and beliefs
  • synthesize and make connections between information and arguments

Webinar Schedule

Sessions have a limit of 200 participants—so sign up early!

We look forward to a new season of webinars starting in September 2020. The schedule will be announced and registration for the fall sessions will open August 31, 2020. 


Prior to the webinar, you will receive a link to a web page which includes:

  • Instructions to access the online classroom
  • Assigned readings

On-Demand Humanities in Class Webinars

After each seminar, the audio recording and presentation are available for listening, viewing, and downloading. You can view the archive of more than 100 on-demand videos. Note: On-demand videos may not be submitted for credit.

Earn Credits for National Humanities Center Webinars!

Each National Humanities Center seminar provides three hours of professional development.

National Humanities Center seminars have been vetted and pre-approved by Trinity County Office of Education as meeting the requirements for university credit. Completion of five National Humanities Center seminars--or a variety of seminars and other programs--will provide one credit.

If you are interested in receiving credits from CSU, Chico, just follow a few easy steps!