Honors College - Common Ground - University of Houston
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The Common Ground Teachers Institute has inspired English teachers in the greater Houston metropolitan area since 1989 through collaborative summer seminars designed and facilitated by university professors. Gathering in the Honors College at the University of Houston, English educators energize each other in spirited, thoughtful, incisive discussions about literature, the classroom, and the world.  


Friday, July 7 – 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Monday–Thursday, July 10–13 – 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Friday, July 14 – 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Free to participants thanks to the generous support of the McGovern Foundation
Book stipends and parking will be provided.
Approved by the Texas Education Agency to award CPE credits.

In the words of our Teacher Fellows, Common Ground is:

“Teachers learning together in a unique way”

“Reenergizing and revitalizing”

“Experiencing what it’s like to be a student”

“The passion of other teachers”

“Exploring literature in fun new ways”

“Learning things all day long”


For more information, please contact Common Ground Teachers Institute director, Dr. Max Rayneard at mjrayneard@uh.edu